Lost in Time: Metal Gear Solid (GBC)

A forgotten chapter in a legendary series

Metal Gear Solid V may very well signify the end of an era for the Metal Gear Franchise, what with Kojima and Konami not exactly being best buds these days. So, what’s a Metal Gear fan to do? How will they occupy themselves once the MGS V well runs dry? Why, delve into the back-catalog, of course! There have been a ton of games in the Metal Gear franchise over the years, and while some of the more obscure titles haven’t exactly been of the highest caliber (I’m looking at you Ac!d) there was one oddity that lives up to the legacy. 

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Lost in Time: Frogger (PSX)


Frogger is one of the all-time great arcade classics. It’s easy to play, difficult to master, and fun for all. There was a sequel back in 1984 for home consoles that tried to take the Frogger gameplay to the next level, but it never managed to recapture the magic of the original. However, in 1997 Hasbro Interactive struck gold with the hapless frog protagonist and spawned a string of retro revivals in the process. Frogger had returned, and it was great.

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Lost in Time: California Games (Atari 2600)

It’s all about a stick figure on a bike

There was a time in the late 80’s/early 90’s when people everywhere seemed obsessed with California. Something about the Golden State’s beach culture resonated with the youth of America and before you knew it, florescent colored clothes, skateboards, and surfer-dude lingo were absolutely everywhere. But even before TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Saved by the Bell became unavoidable, video games began capitalizing on the craze. One of the very first to do so was California Games.

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Lost in Time: Universal Soldier/Turrican 2

Let’s replace a mechanical dragon with Dolph Lundgren. No one will notice!

I went on a little expedition to my local store. I bought a selection of seasonal beers from breweries I know and trust. For the most part, I was immensely disappointed. There were attempts at kolsch, weak Belgian blondes, thin lagers with a hint of fruit. Boring, poorly executed, and predictable. And then I tried Great Lakes Brewing’s Chillwave Double IPA. I am no longer disappointed.

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