Two decades ago this week the Mega Drive was treated to the second part of Sonic The Hedgehog’s third appearance. With Sonic 3 bolted into the cartridge connector of Sonic & Knuckles, gamers could finally sample everything the title had to offer. Despite its greatness, Sonic 3 & Knuckles is the only title Sega are yet to remaster for touchs [ … ]
In the good old days we had the joy of Taito's Bubble Bobble and its eventual successor, Rainbow Islands. There have been many similar games to the 1986 arcade smash over the years, Rodlands and Snow Bros to name a couple. But it took over a decade later for us to receive Irem's completely unnoticed gem: Yoyo's Puzzle Park to arrive on the PlayStat [ … ]
Apart from his recent appearance in Super Smash Bros, Mega Man has had an awfully quiet and disappointing few years. With Capcom doing very little to celebrate their flagship blue-bomber, even the original creator has parted ways with the company to ensure his legacy lives on. Having said that though, Mega Man is making a return alongside Proto Man [ … ]
The PS Vita is quickly becoming the platform of choice for indie developers - I certainly can’t recall another mainstream system being so well supported by small developers with modest backing. The Vita hardware itself is probably a main reason; it is a powerful system and - so I’m told - a fairly painless machine to develop for. This is no doubt h [ … ]
With Scotland recently populating all the news channels with heated political discussions, we thought it was about time to shed some light on the greatest wee video game characters from up North! Believe it or not there's more than just the Highland Lemmings up there, so anyone even THINKING of using the phrase ‘Och aye the noo’ will end up on [ … ]
If you've been keeping an eye on the retro gaming news as of recent, you'll have noticed a sudden surge in after-market devices which allow classic games to be loaded into memory from MicroSD cards and other removable media. One of the more notable additions as of late has been a SD card enabled device to replace the Dreamcast's disc drive. The cre [ … ]
After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign to immortalise the best of the Commodore 64 in book-form, Bitmap Books has returned to gift the Amiga a similar treatment. Arriving in the same style as the last, the Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium has finally hit Kickstarter - and is off with a flying start.
Not too long ago the new owners of a well travelled Bill’s Tomato Game prototype cartridge announced they’d be releasing a reproduction run for the Mega Drive. After selling all 100 copies that had been made, it was suggested that a ROM of the unreleased title would be made available to download - something which has just happened.
If the news that Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was getting a HD remake wasn’t enough to get you in the mood for adventuring, then this will. Members of the Adventure Game Studio forum have bunched together to give Day of the Tentacle the same treatment - a stunning update using modern visuals and updated audio.
Looking back at early portable gaming, we have to admit that colour screens rivalling the Nintendo Game Boy all suffered from blurring and light-leakage. Similar to the Sega Game Gear, the Atari Lynx’s display left a lot to be desired. This, however, is all about to change thanks to an all new modification which allows you to output the Lynx’s vide [ … ]
In 1987 Enix released their highly anticipated follow up to the phenomenal success that was Dragon Quest. Although Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line took another three years to be localised for English speaking audiences, it was only North America which once again got to sample the 8-bit adventure. As of today though, the entire wor [ … ]
With only a few upcoming releases left, it is finally time to welcome the Nintendo Wii into the RetroCollect Video Game Database. Read further to discover what exactly has been added.
While there's still a little bit of life left in Nintendo's motion-control console due to a couple of announced holiday releases, you did let us know you desperate [ … ]
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