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Opening an imported PS2 game shipment

Right after the holiday, I placed an import game order with Genki Video Games – a fantastic source of Japanese video games. In a recent browsing of the company’s wares, I found an item that was long overdue for my collection. As a huge fan of Bust a Groove/Bust a Move, my collection had gone […]

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The best of GemuBaka in 2020

With how 2020 ultimately went down, I was torn on whether or not I wanted to bother with a “best of 2020” Twitter content wrapup, similar to what I did last year. However, in checking the analytics, I saw the year had a decent spread of content from some pretty obscure games. As expected, eight […]

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A slice of normal: Game shops in 2020

The year 2020 nixed all of my efforts to attend gaming events and go to arcades, but the one activity that still persevered in a limited capacity was being able to travel to area shops to look for retro goods. I only visited these areas when something else was scheduled, such as medical appointments for […]

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Retro Achiever Game #56: Super Spike V’Ball

I was never big into sports games as a kid, but I could still enjoy a good “alternative sports” game as they popped up. I played my fair share of Skate or Die when I was younger, the arcade nature of Tecmo Bowl made it a clear favorite and there were splashes of obscurity in […]

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‘Hero:’ Internal Atari documents provide details on the canceled Vicious Circle

My previous update to the Vicious Circle feature originally on GemuBaka mentioned developer Alexander Villagran, who mentioned working on an Atari title named “Hoop Fighter.” Having never heard of this game, I started doing online searches, and getting a specific string of words to give me a hit provided a full-on Atari document discussing the […]

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A breakdown of the canceled Vicious Circle (arcade)

**This feature was updated on Oct. 18, 2020, and Jan. 13, 2021, to add contributions including photos/videos of the Vicious Circle prototype board and a few comments/details provided by a couple of developers of the game. This additional content is highlighted below, following the list of finishing moves in the game (which has also been […]

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The April Fool’s Gauntlet: 5 Wrestling Speedruns

A recent WedNESday post on Twitter featured LJN’s WWF: King of the Ring, and upon digging into the game a bit, I find it could be mashed through in short order. Sure enough, others have embarked on that same journey, and the Speedrun.com page features multiple attempts at the game’s King of the Ring mode […]

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Retro Achiever Game #55: Convoy no Nazo

As a child, all of my Transformers video game experience came from the Commodore 64 attempt at the franchise, The Battle to Save the Earth. I knew a few others who had the game, and I gave it a couple of tries, but ultimately came away unfulfilled because I didn’t fully understand how the game […]

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Speedrunning on the Lex Express

Over the past couple of years, I can’t name a game I’ve sunk more time into than Midway’s WWF: Wrestlemania, usually billed as Wrestlemania the Arcade Game due to its more-accessible console ports. I was a big fan of the WWF (now WWE) through most of the 1990s, so, from the get-go, I had a […]

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The Best of GemuBaka in 2019

After refocusing and establishing an actual “brand” in April 2018, GemuBaka has seen modest growth since that point. The 2020 new year rang in after passing 1,000 followers on Twitter, meaning 2019 was a success with most of my personal goals. Overall, GemuBaka is a fledgling brand that is a hobby for me, but that […]

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