Retro gaming is a culture and that's something you can't deny. The lifestyle is much more than just the games themselves, so understandably we've got a lot to say about them. Get our top lists on the best and worst games around, view our guided tours of retro gaming shops or even take a seat as we delve into gaming lore. Interviews are also up for grabs with game industry veterans, or should you fancy socialising...join the RetroCollect Retro Game Club.
IGS’s PGM arcade hardware is probably best known for its side-scrolling beat ‘em ups, and quite rightly too as they’re genuinely some of the best in the genre. You’d think though that there’d be more than three versus beat ‘em ups for the system then wouldn’t you? Well, you’d be wrong but luckily 2001’s Martial Masters more than makes up for the PG [ … ]
If Xuan Yuan Jian is the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs, then Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan (sometimes referred to as “Chinese Paladin” or “The Legend of Sword & Fairy”) is definitely Final Fantasy. Unlike it’s (slightly) more reserved older brother Xian Jian dives right into the deep end of the fantasy pool and draws heavily on Chinese myth and legend [ … ]
In 1991 nobody really questioned the perspective in which Sonic The Hedgehog was played out, or any platforming game for that matter. Today, however, with expansive 3D animation software at our fingertips, it was only a matter of time before somebody took a closer look at Green Hill Zone from the blue hedgehog's perspective.
Ness, our unlikely hero, is woken up abruptly one night to tremors and strange noises outside hailing from an unknown force. While he doesn't know it yet, our Earthbound adventurer is part of another all too common cliché – the one where a good hearted individual's life is turned upside down, only to be left responsible for the survival of mankind. [ … ]
Behind each and every video game we've all grown to love over the years was once a dedicated team of artists, coders, musicians and producers. While many of these unintentionally left their mark on the gaming world with their stunning creations, others, however, resorted to unconventional methods such as Easter Eggs and hidden secrets.
After introducing our all new feature on The Mysterious World Of Oriental Gaming, it's about time we dove into the deep-end and took a look at some of the compelling obscure titles on offer. This time around we're going to take a look at what you could broadly consider to be the Dragon Quest of Chinese RPGs – Xuan Yuan Jian.
Art is a reflection of human nature and any medium can act as a window to its dark side. Video games are no exception. Once the technology evolved to support more realism through sound and graphics, the grittier elements of certain games became hard to ignore - as did the controversies which soon followed suit.
Join the RetroCollect Squad as they talk their way through the wonderful world of retro gaming.