Phoenix Games reviews Retro Game Challenge for Nintendo DS

When you use words like "sweet" or "thoughtful" to describe a video game it's usually for titles that feature ponies or Italian plumbers who save princesses. When talking about XSEED's "Retro Gaming Challenge" for the Nintendo DS, these words refer to the game's personality and sensibilities as much as its characters.

It may be because Phoenix Games is a child of the Atari 2600 and NES, but they found the overall attitude of this game refreshingly warm and thoughtful. It is a power ballad written to 8-bit gamers like Phoenix Games who long for the days when high scores were everything and extra lives made a difference.

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