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Retro Gaming February 2022 (3 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 5-February-2022  22:38:10 (GMT +10) - by Agg

This month's "Retro Let's Play" is the true classic Galaga from 1981. Galaga is a fixed shooter arcade developed and published by Namco in 1981 and in North America it was released by Midway Manufacturing. It is the sequel to Galaxian (1979) which was Namco's first major video game hit in arcades. Controlling a spaceship, the player has to destroy the Galaga forces in each stage while avoiding enemies and projectiles. Some enemies can capture a player's ship via a tractor beam, which can be rescued to turn the player into a dual fighter with extra firepower.

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Meanwhile the "Retro Racing" game for February 2022 is Need for Speed Underground 2 from 2003. The game entails tuning cars for street races, resuming the Need for Speed: Underground storyline. Need for Speed: Underground 2 provides several new features, such as broader customization, new methods of selecting races, set in a city known as Bayview. Brooke Burke is the voice of Rachel Teller, the person who guides the player throughout the game. The game's storyline is presented in a comic book strip. The Nintendo DS port introduces a new feature in which the player can design custom decals to adorn any vehicle in the game.

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I'm also going to give a shout out to Quake III Arena on Steam. The demo is a free download (of 45MB, lol) and works fine on the various modern machines in the Agg household. You can even start a local multiplayer game for some LAN-based action and, for example, beat your teenage children 20-nil in the first game and thus prove it is in fact the crappy console controllers which are the reason why they relentlessly thrash you in Call of Duty! Ahem.

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