From the editor

Lyndsey Hicks, editor-in-chief

As most of our dear readers know, I’m a huge fan of retro games. I own a large collection that features old-school games from the NES onward. That love for games began in 1988 and continues to this day. My favorite system? It’s a toss up between the Sega Dreamcast and the Super Nintendo.


Imagine what it was like to receive a SNES after a year of nagging your parent and making frequent trips to Target to play the demo of Super Mario World. I usually got to go at least once a week and I tried to make the most of my time. By the time I got my SNES for Christmas in 1992, I was already in love and ready for more.


Having my late mother purchase it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve made in my gaming career.


This issue we’re looking at the sequel system that cemented Nintendo’s place in many gamers’ hearts worldwide. We’ve got breakdowns of sales, our favorite games for each genre, soundtracks you should be listening to and peripherals that you need to track down and own if you have a system. Hopefully, you share my love for the SNES and its magical run in video gaming history.


Enjoy the issue!


We are a small video game publication based in Columbia, S.C., and North Carolina. While we focus on retro games, our love is really for digital entertainment, whether it be manga, anime or gaming.


Gaming Insurrection began in 2002 in Editor-in-Chief Lyndsey Hicks' kitchen as a side project to sharpen her print journalism skills while in college. After a six-year hiatus, GI was restarted and enhanced with a redesign and addition of staff.


Gaming Insurrection produces a PDF version of the quarterly magazine as well as the occasional video and podcasts for mass consumption.



The Gaming Insurrection crew past and present gets together or goes solo to have fun in various ways on camera. Watch all of the episodes of the Gaming Insurrection Show here.


Lyndsey Hicks is co-founder and editor-in-chief of GI. She enjoys watching various anime with her future husband, editing, picking apart Harry Potter lore and planning her future school schedule with graduation in mind. Lyndsey resides in Columbia, S.C.


Brandon Beatty is editor-at-large for GI. Brandon writes reviews when the mood strikes him, produces the quarterly Otaku Corner column for The Strip and enjoys planning anime convention road trips with his lovely future wife. Brandon resides in
Columbia, S.C.