As far as video game prototypes go their arrival online in a playable form is usually thanks to community efforts and generous individuals. On the rare occasion though, developers who have worked on long lost titles occasionally surface to showcase their efforts - with the latest being the team behind the unreleased Sony PlayStation Portable title [ … ]
In 1988 Konami stormed the arcades with their highly anticipated follow up to Gradius. Despite being a fairly prominent release, this fantastic horizontal shooter only made its way onto the Nintendo Famicom, Sharp X68000 and PC Engine CD, all of which remaining as Japanese exclusives. Sega Mega Drive owners, however, may soon be sampling this exclu [ … ]
One of the perils of digital storefronts is that when a game's gone- such as when a license gets pulled, or the licenseholder goes out of businses- it's gone forever. That might've been the fate of the Umihara Kawase trilogy of physics-based platformers on Steam, but they're getting a second chance.
Towards the back end of last year it was revealed that Nintendo Gamecube fans could soon be enjoying the classics through a HDMI out port. Obviously not being a standard part on the console’s motherboard, the GCVideo required some hefty soldering and technical skills to pull off. In the near future, however, the device will be rereleased in a plug [ … ]
We all want to own a slice of gaming history within our collections - well how about a brand new Super Nintendo game direct from the publisher? Natsume’s North American division recently opened up their very own eBay store which has since seen a selection of factory sealed cartridges from the nineties up for grabs.
In 1986 a Finnish programmer was closing in on the development of his latest Commodore 64 game, Little Knight Arthur. Having sent the game off to a number of different publishers - all of which rejected the title - Pasi Hytönen’s creation remained lost to time and unpublished. Three decades on, however, Little Knight Arthur has finally seen the lig [ … ]
Many of our favourites gaming memories are from several decades ago, however, it’s safe to say that some of the hardware we once enjoyed has a limited shelf life. With this in mind talented gamers have begun creating aftermarket products such as flash cartridges and adaptors to ensure we can still get our fix even today. The latest release to prese [ … ]
In the later 90s a whole host of first person shooters began making their way onto home consoles alongside their PC counterparts. As great as this was, there was a real lack of consistency when it came to each game’s control scheme, often leaving gamers struggling to get to grips with the 3D worlds in front of them. While this may have been down to [ … ]
Atlus are well known for their prolific output in the RPG genre, but their roots spread out into various other areas of gaming history. Believe it or not but the Japanese game developers were gearing up the release of an all new vertical shooter for the arcades known as Wing Force in 1993, however, it’s been missing in action - at least until now![ … ]