In late 1993 Sonic The Hedgehog made his way onto national television in North America. The two season long series, often abbreviated to Sonic SatAM, focuses on the Freedom Fighters of Mobius - a group including Sonic The Hedgehog other anthropomorphic creatures - as they foil Dr Robotnik’s evil schemes. Although largely ignored outside of the TV s [ … ]
Like Tetris and Pac-Man, it’s safe to say that every gaming console out there needs a helping of the manic multiplayer action Bomberman brings. Drawing inspiration from the Super Nintendo and Mega Drive releases from the series, a well known 16-bit developer is going back to his vintage gaming roots to port Hudson Soft’s bomb-em-up to the Colecovis [ … ]
The days of blurry screens and poor illumination are over for the Game Gear. Sega’s handheld has just been given a much needed upgrade through a group of enthusiasts in Japan. The newly released GGLCD is a DIY upgrade for the system which not only provides a stunning and clear display, but also the ability to output RGB video onto both TVs and moni [ … ]
Put down the control pads and get ready to… cuddle? As much as we love to hold onto our tough gaming exteriors, we have to admit we’re all suckers for our favourite gaming characters in plush form. As of September this year, it won’t be a soft version of Sonic or Mario we’ll be holding, but instead an anthropomorphic Sega Mega Drive console.
Not a lot of people remember Nintendo’s biggest flop, the Virtual Boy. First of all if was never released in Europe or the PAL region, and secondly it did not have a very long life span, but the console still shows the innovative spirit of Nintendo.
Despite scart sockets making their first apperance on TV sets around the time of the Atari 2600's launch, the California made console shipped with nothing more than a RF-out port for its visuals. Although serving it's purpose in the day, gamers have since been longing for a more crisp alternative - and one that plays nice with modern displays today [ … ]
In 1994 Copya Systems released a detailed strategy title for Nintendo’s 16-bit platform which drew inspiration from the likes of Fire Emblem and Famicom Wars. Despite the turn-based tactical warfare gameplay being rather impressive, GalaxyRobo remained a Japanese exclusive Super Famicom release - one which has since been fan translated into English [ … ]
Despite producing countless coin-op hits, Midway’s history in the video game world is somewhat undocumented. From Smash TV to Mortal Kombat and beyond we’ve all at some point in our gaming lives experienced one of the studio’s hard-hitting releases. Looking back with fond memories, it’s now time to hear all of the colourful behind-the-scenes storie [ … ]
The sheer number of Doom mods available is bewildering. No other game has been manipulated and transformed as much as this seminal and genre-defining first person shooter. But now, you can finally play this masterpiece...inside the masterpiece. Thanks to YouTuber and modder TheZombieKiller, you can now approach a crude arcade cabinet, activate it [ … ]
It’s safe to say that an updated port of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 for Nintendo 3DS has been on the cards ever since the original title hit Sega’s 3D Classics range. Confirming this, the Japanese software developer recently updated their Archives website to feature this new release, along with adding a few snazzy extra details on the upcoming port.
With just mere hours left until the Shenmue III Kickstarter finishes, fans of the series will no doubt be ecstatic that the long awaited finale to the trilogy is all but guaranteed. Having smashed the original target and on track to surpass a massive $5 million, the team behind the project have released a small clip of the game in action.
One of the earliest games the late Satoru Iwata worked on was the Nintendo NES classic float-em-up Balloon Fight. The 1985 release went on to inspire gameplay elements within the likes of Super Mario Bros through its advanced programming methods, and as they say the rest is history. In act of remembrance, one mourning fan of Iwata has modified Ball [ … ]
In 1998 Lotus Land Story, the fourth game in the Touhou series was released for the Japanese PC-98 range of computers. Highly renowned for its incredible gameplay and visuals at the time, the Touhou Project has since gained a cult following and is often enjoyed in many different forms. One of these is an anime-style music video using the audio from [ … ]
Japanese Gaming giant Nintendo issued a statement early this morning confirming the passing of CEO Satoru Iwata. It's been well documented that Mr. Iwata had battled with ill health in recent years, even missing last year's E3 event.
To promote the upcoming spiritual-successor to Wolfenstein 3D known as Rise of the Triad, Apogee Software developed a shareware version of the game entitled The H.U.N.T Begins. It offered a nice selection of levels that would not actually appear in the final game, alongside a few multiplayer maps. To its merit, these missions do make for a great ti [ … ]
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