As many will tell you, the lack of a decent game based on the cult classic anime Akira is somewhat criminal. While the Japanese did see a text-based adventure game starring Kanedo and Tetsuo on the Nintendo Famicom, Western gamers were stuck with the abysmal Commodore Amiga offering from Ice - one which saw some of the lowest ever review scores in [ … ]
The era in which we started our adventure into the world of gaming is a tough one to let go of. While this may hold true for gamers, it would also appear that there are several 'retro' developers who are also eager to keep their programming past alive - so much so that former-SNK employees have begun work together on a brand new Super Nintendo beat [ … ]
A fallen warrior is woken from the eternal slumber of death and tasked with ridding the land of hordes of foetid, rotting aberrations summoned by the evil Lord Vroll. Reluctantly, the grizzled and battle weary Bathoryn dons his armour and grips his heavy sword once again, and turns into the blistering wind. Thunder and lightning crackle through t [ … ]
You may recall 8Bit Music Power, the chip tune music album that was released on a Famicom cartridge earlier in 2016. The slightly bizarre (yet effortlessly cool) format made the album a bit of a niche item and probably turned many people off, seeing as you need either a Famicom or a Retron 5 (other Faminclones are available) to experience the twe [ … ]
The Atari Jaguar very nearly played host to a port of of Midway's Mortal Kombat 3, and rumours suggest that it was actually finished before being cancelled. Unfortunately, the hole left in the system's library by the disappearance of John Tobias and Ed Boon's highly acclaimed 2D brawler was only partly plugged by copycat titles like Ultra Vortek [ … ]
Almost every gaming platform powerful enough to cope with the sprite-based id Tech engine plays host to a port of Doom. Not only that, pretty much any piece of hardware with a screen and microchip can be made to run a version of id Software's genre-defining shooter, such is the adaptability of the code. Just don't mention the Sega Saturn slidesho [ … ]
The Amiga is one of the most popular home computers. It easily overtook its competitor the Atari ST and with good reason. With many standout games from all types of genre as well as an amazing demo scene showing off what music and video the Amiga was capable of, it’s hardly surprising it has so many fans.
If Fifa 17 has left you feeling more deflated than England’s performance against Iceland, it might just be time to return to the golden era of the beautiful game. While the likes of Shearer, Gascoigne and Seaman might be missing today, fans of Sensible World of Soccer can once again relive their youth with an all new data pack for the ‘16/17 season [ … ]
As much as we love the Game Boy Color it’s safe to say that the lack of light behind the handheld’s screen makes for some frustrating gaming. While some retro gamers have managed to illuminate the console’s visuals through front lights stripped from a Game Boy Advance SP, a more impressive backlit solution appears to be just round the corner.
After an incredible debut announcement just over a year ago, one of the hottest homebrew developments in the retro gaming world is now nearing release. Having turned to Kickstarter to help fund the project, the brains behind Tanglewood is aiming to get this upcoming game into Mega Drive consoles around the world come late 2017.
SNK's Neo Geo is famous with gamers the world over, which is surprising when you consider that in terms of pure units sold, it barely registers on the scale. The SNES and Mega Drive – the Neo Geo's contemporary rivals – outsold it by a considerable margin, yet the system still managed to attract a loyal fanbase which delighted in the fact that the [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
For many SNK’s Neo Geo platform has been a distant dream due to the ever rising price tags its accompanying software demands. Unlike the many other consoles out there the system has lacked a flash cartridge or equivalent method of loading game ROMs on the original hardware, which if anything has kept both the demand and cost of game cartridges high [ … ]
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