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.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 54: PlayStation 2 Revisited

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Maximum Power Up takes another look at the excellent Sony Playstation 2. This time Paul is joined by Chris to discuss some of their favourite PS2 games. As well as this they talk about what makes the PS2 such a great console, the range of games for it, their memories of the machine and more.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 53: Capcom 84 - 94

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Capcom, a studio and publisher that needs little introduction.

From 1984 to 1994, Capcom had developed a solid roster of arcade blockbusters, adult orientated and kid-friendly licensed titles and of course the venerable Street Fighter II.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 52: Bargain Hunt

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In this episode Paul, Phil and Jake set themselves a challenge to buy games on a budget. With the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 being last gen there are loads of great bargains to be found. Using high street retailer CEX as a price guide the challenge was to buy 5 games for these formats only for under £15.


Jaleco's Saturn Shmup The Game Paradise Coming to Steam and PS4 with Extras

Joining the likes of Battle Garegga and Dangun Feveron as shmups we did not expect to get modern-day ports on Playstation 4, Jaleco obscurity The Game Paradise will be getting a rerelease on both PS4 and Windows via Steam, in a new version titled The Game Paradise: CruisinMix.


Atari Jaguar Emulation Finally Comes To Android Devices With ‘IrataJaguar’


If you’ve dabbled in emulation as of late you’ll no doubt be aware that the Android operating system has provided a new lease of life for countless consoles and computers. While just about every popular system of yesteryear is somewhat playable on most smartphones and gaming tablets, there’s one platform which has been massively neglected until now [ … ]

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