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Interview: Tangram Games - Tobu Tobu Girl & beyond!

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A few days before the launch of their phenomenal 2017 Game Boy release Tobu Tobu Girl, I had the chance to travel to Odense, Denmark to meet with Tangram Games. Lukas Erritsø Hansen, the game’s artist and Simon Jonas Larsen, the games programmer were both on hand to discuss their love affair with dash mechanics, the joys of working within the Gam [ … ]

Last Updated ( 11 December 2017 )

Retro Game Hunting: Rome, Italy


It is said that all roads lead to Rome. If you've ever visited the city, it's easy to see why mainland Europeans might've wanted an easy route there. No other European capital sports such a wealth of historical curiosities. From its incredible feats of human engineering in The Pantheon and The Colosseum, to some of the world's best loved pieces of [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 November 2016 )

Discussion: Video Game Addiction & Retro Gaming Collections


The retro gaming community is a wonderful place. Filled with plenty of like-minded individuals all focused on the love of pixels and a nostalgic past, it's a great feeling being part of the second life we all lead through gaming. Having said that though, I've noticed a big increase in the number of fellow collectors claiming they are more than addi [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 November 2016 )

4th & Inches Retrospective: 30 Years On - Where Are They Now?


When you think of good, well known gridiron video games, what immediately comes to mind? Madden? Highly likely. NCAA Football? Probably. Tecmo Bowl? Absolutely. How about 4th & Inches? Probably not. With the current American football season now in full swing and 4th & Inches a mere handful of weeks away from celebrating it's 30th birthday, [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 October 2016 )

Summer of Sonic 2016 Recap


With Sonic's 25th birthday this year it seems only fitting that Summer of Sonic makes its return in 2016. The once annual convention of all things blue hedgehog related returned with a blast on Saturday, 6th of August and RetroCollect's resident Sonic fanboy was there to experience it...

My girlfriend, myself and thousands of other Sonic fans de [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 August 2016 )

Journey To The East - How Games Are Altered Though Localisation For Japan


Ever since games have been sold from one country to another, there have always been changes made during the journey. The scope and reasoning behind adjustments to current games are being put under the microscope, however, it's important to remember that localisation isn't a one way street. It can be easy to think that Japan gets to play everything [ … ]

Last Updated ( 31 July 2016 )

The Secrets of 1995: A Seiken Densetsu 3 / Secret of Evermore Comparison


1995 was a great time for the Super Nintendo, but it was also a strange time for the Super Nintendo. It was the year that the 16-bit juggernaut would see many of its most memorable releases: Chrono Trigger, Terranigma, Earthbound, Diddy’s Kong Quest, to name a few. But apart from the sequel to Donkey Kong Country, a lot of the excellent games that [ … ]

Last Updated ( 02 August 2016 )

Is The Golden Age Of Finding Retro Games At Car Boot Sales Over?


Summer is nearly here, which means only one thing for the retro gaming fanatics - it's time to set your 5am Sunday alarm and go hunting for car boot sale bargains! Excitement aside, are carboots really the gold mine they once were with the value of vintage gaming goods just a click away for your average seller?

Last Updated ( 12 June 2016 )

Nintendo HQ's Golden Ticket: Future Publishing's 1994 Winner Tells Of His Trip To Japan


"Greetings to you, the lucky finder of this Golden Ticket, Tremendous things are in store for you! Many wonderful surprises await you! For now, I do invite you to come to my factory and be my guest for one whole day. I will conduct you around the factory myself showing you everything that there is to see". If anyone alive knew how Charlie felt [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 May 2016 )

Top Five Retro Gaming Ninjas


Ninjas are an important part of the history of Japan. In the West they garnered great popularity within film and other forms of entertainment. Whether they were good or bad, there was something about the idea of the ninja that grabbed our attention. So it is no wonder that when they started to make games based on ninjas, they would be just as popul [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 May 2016 )

Top Five Retro Games Featuring Robots


Robots can be weapons of mass destruction, but they can also be our heroes, maids, companions, friends, and they can even be sports athletes. No matter what purpose robots have, they generally serve to make our lives better (or worse). They can also make the gaming experience better, memorable, exciting, challenging, or all of the above. These five [ … ]

Last Updated ( 23 May 2016 )

Video Game Shops And The Death Of The Egg Custard Export Trade


"Ireland would be amazing if you could put a roof over it" is what I've been told several times during the course of my ex-pat life here on the Emerald Isle. Never hath a truer word left the lips of a local. So it was a handful of weekends ago, during another glorious 48 hour downpour (the kind that miraculously evolve in to birds chirping, bright [ … ]

Last Updated ( 21 May 2016 )
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