Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 76: H.P. Lovecraft

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“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.”

Hot on the heels(ish) of the Dreamcast Listener’s Choice episode, Phil, Tom & Chris reunite to tackle nameless horrors and eldritch terrors as they explore video games influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 75: Playing with Emotions

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In this spoilerific episode Julian Hill and guest Richard Otlet discuss some of the most thought provoking and engaging stories in video games, proving that the most powerful tales told in games can be as memorable as any novel or movie and that just because a game is geared towards a mature audience that doesn’t mean that it’s all about sex, dru [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 74: Listeners Choice - Gameboy

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In this episode Phil, Jake and special guest Matt ‘Gameboyle’ 10 Game Boy titles chosen by our listeners to see how they’ve fared growing old.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 73: Steve Merrett Interview

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In this episode Paul sits down with another well known name from games journalism. Steve Merrett has worked in the games industry for over 30 years working on many well loved magazines such as Nintendo Magazine System, Mean Machines Sega, ST Action and many more.


Hardware Review: Supa Retron HD


Hyperkin’s latest system in their range of Nintendo clones is the Supa Retron HD, a SNES on a chip attempt unlike the Super NT from Analogue which is hardware-based emulation.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 72: Nintendo Switch

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Paul, Julian and Arron are massive fans of the Nintendo Switch so were more than happy to discuss Nintendo's latest home console. With it just over a year old there are loads of games to choose from. From Triple A titles such as Zelda, Mario Kart etc the console has a fantastic range of eShop games at some great prices.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 71: Jonathan Beales Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews documentary film maker Jonathan Beales about his new upcoming film Retro Gaming The Movie. Jonathan has worked in the games industry for magazines such as ACE as well as making promotional videos for Psygnosis, Gremlin, Sony and more. With hours of footage the film will showcase some great behind the scenes footage [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 70: Listeners Choice Dreamcast

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Hot on the heels of (6 episodes later than) our Commodore 64 Listener Top 10, we bring you another episode in the same format. Once again we bravely outsourced the responsibility for the games we played to you. Listeners were invited via social media to share their five favourite Dreamcast games with us, which we then combined to create a Top 10 [ … ]


Rogue Aces Modern Review


Infinite State Games are back, having previously released 2014’s indie hit Don’t Die Mr Robot, ISG set out to tackle a rogue like shooter.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 69: Andy Smith Interview

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In this episode Paul sits down for a chat with Andy Smith. Andy started working for Future Publishing quite early on starting his career on multiformat magazine ACE. As the magazine became more popular it was sold to rival publisher EMAP. However that led to Andy's career continuing at Future on new magazine Amiga Format.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 68: Castlevania

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"Let us go out this evening for pleasure. The night is still young."

Phil and interloper, Chris Smith HD (more a reboot than a remaster) stroll through the candlelit hallways of the Castlevania series, trying not to fall down any pits. Join our heroes as they take on pretty much every game, and almost get away with their sanity intact.


Hardware Review: NeoSD AES Flash Cartridge


Unless you've won the lottery or happen to belong to a family that's rich in oil reserves, the chances of owning a totally complete Neo Geo AES collection are depressingly slim. The cult console may not have a massive library of games but some of its more desirable or rarer titles have price tags comfortably in the thousands, making ownership a rea [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 67: Nick Clarkson Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews Nick Clarkson. Nick has been in the gaming industry since the 1980's starting work for Gollner Publishing on ST Action. From his starting role as editor on the magazine it then led to working on popular weekly games mag Games X and then onto GB Action for the Nintendo Gameboy.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 66: Paul ‘Mr. Biffo’ Rose Interview

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In this episode Paul sits down for a chat with Paul Rose AKA Mr. Biffo Paul spent 10 years writing popular Teletext section Digitiser from 1993 to 2003. Over the years the quirky sense of humour to go alongside the gaming coverage gained a massive following. Although there was plenty of Sega and Nintendo footage, Paul did manage upset Amiga owner [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 65: Shoot 'em Ups

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Jump into your R-9/Styx/spaceship of choice, and join us defending humanity against incredible odds and bright orange bullets.

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