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You’re looking at Jefklak’s Retro Game Codex, a dedicated and highly opinionated website about nostalgic games. A lovely mix between Nintendo handheld gaming love, ’90s DOS games and old school PC RPGs that were an integral part of my youth.
That healthy cocktail left a lasting impression - and netted me the Codex (and glasses). A lot of articles have been carefully restored from the black depths of the Jefklak Archive for your entertainment. As Deckard Cain would have said it:

Stay Awhile and Listen!


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Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge

Good | After the giant failure of Castlevania: The Adventure, Konami still had the guts to continue its handheld Castlevania line in 1991, by going back to …

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Castlevania: The (Terrible) Adventure

Bad | In 1989, The Nintendo’s handheld Game Boy made its debut in Japan, suddenly creating a demand for bite-sized adventures that could work on the …

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Tactics Ogre: A Reborn SNES Masterpiece

Amazing | What if you take an obscure 1995 SNES strategy RPG, Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together originally developed by Quest, and remaster it for the PSP?

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Pilgrims: a Micro Card-based Adventure

Good | When I think about Amanita Design, I think about Machinarium and the beautiful hand-drawn art with a dark twist. As soon as you lay eyes on the …

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Void Bastards: Scrapheap Scrounging

Mediocre | Void Bastards is as weird as the title suggests—but in a delightuf way. In it, you board spaceships, shoot stuff, watch “foomp”, …

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Metroid Dread: The Sequel Fusion Deserves?

Great | Nineteen years later, Metroid Fusion for the Game Boy Advance finally got a much-deserved sequel! I’m ignoring Other M and Samus Returns right …