Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 61: Movie Licensed Games

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In this episode Paul and Arron discuss their experiences with movie licensed games. From the 80's to now there have been hundreds made. Some have been amazing based on the summer blockbusters of that particular year, Batman, Jurassic Park etc. However there have been many awful ones such as Wayne's World, Home Alone etc. 


Hardware Review: RetroHQ's Neo Geo Pocket SD Flash Cartridge


With less than 100 games in its library, the Neo Geo Pocket might not seem like a convincing candidate for a flash cart, but when you consider that a great many of its titles are incredibly hard to obtain these days on the secondary market, the existence of the Neo Geo Pocket SD flash cartridge is a little more understandable. Getting a 100 pe [ … ]


Hardware Review: Hyperkin RetroN HD (Nintendo NES Clone)


“Where do you put the old carts”? I heard this bizarre question far too frequently when I showed off my NES Mini. I would argue the reason for this was down to the fact it’s pretty much the size of two stacked cartridges. While adorably cute, having something as tiny as the Nintendo NES Classic Edition meant comprises, and I thought the ability to [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 60: Indie Games

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Indie games are some of the most highly regarded video games on current gen consoles and the PC, and indie development studios represent a hot bed of talent when it comes to creating titles that are not restricted by the business goals of mainstream publishers.


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 [ … ]


RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: NTSC Parity


Another RetroCollect anniversary is coming up! Needless to say, we wanted to achieve a milestone for it and offer something special for you. We had lots of inquiries about missing US sections so we are pleased to announce that we are finally closing the final gaps between the PAL and NTSC databases...


Hardware Review: BittBoy (Portable Nintendo NES Clone)


The runaway success Nintendo has enjoyed with their miniaturised NES and SNES Consoles immediately prompted vocal fans to wonder what was next? While there’s certainly lots eager for a shrunk down N64, there’s probably just as many thirsty for a tiny GameBoy. First glance at the BittBoy would make you think that someone has beaten Nintendo to the p [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 59: Wulverblade Developer Interview

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Fully Illustrated’s Michael Heald realised a lifelong dream of becoming a bonefide game developer earlier in 2017 when his frst title Wulverblade hit the Nintendo Switch. Initially intended to be an Xbox One exclusive and years in the making, Wulverblade was picked up by Nintendo and upon release it garnered critical acclaim across the board for [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 58: Dave Perry Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews Dave Perry that is most well known for his time on GamesMaster and Games World. As well as TV, Dave has worked on and launched many well known magazines.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 57: Resident Evil

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In this Halloween Special episode, Phil and Amy delve in to the world of Survival Horror tacking and look at the much loved Resident Evil series starting way back with Sweet Home and taking us all the way through the main title games in the series. As well as discussing storylines and game play, they also look back on how they were first introduc [ … ]


RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: Nintendo GameCube & Wii Game Variants


While things have been a bit quiet lately when it comes to database updates, there are still some updates left before we relaunch with the improved database. One such update was adding regional variants of European Wii and GameCube games...


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 56: Nintendo DS

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In March 2005 Nintendo unleashed the DS. A brand new dual screen handheld with a user friendly touchscreen.

The DS soon became the gamer's handheld of choice with well known Nintendo titles such as Mario Kart, Animal Crossing and many more. Games companies were soon quick on the uptake to how the touch screen controls could enhance the games and [ … ]


Unreleased Sega Saturn Game 'ARMED' Surfaces On eBay


I won't lie - I'd never heard of ARMED before I saw this news. However, it looks like another prototype game for Sega's underrated 32-bit machine has popped up on eBay. ARMED appears to have been in development in the mid 1990s and was a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of 3DO title Phoenix 3; but featuring pre-rendered visuals and a more carto [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 55: Sports Games

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In this episode Paul and Phil take a look at a few of their favourite sports games.This is a genre that is mainly seen as just a load of yearly updates, however dig a little deeper and there's a wealth of great games.

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