When you think of good, well known gridiron video games, what immediately comes to mind? Madden? Highly likely. NCAA Football? Probably. Tecmo Bowl? Absolutely. How about 4th & Inches? Probably not. With the current American football season now in full swing and 4th & Inches a mere handful of weeks away from celebrating it's 30th birthday, [ … ]
While the lack of a worldwide Seiken Densetsu 3 localisation could be considered somewhat criminal, there are countless other video games which never saw release outside of Japan for legitimate reasons. The 1990 Nintendo Famicom adventure Musashi no Bōken is one of these, and one that no doubt remained an Eastern exclusive given its focus on a Japa [ … ]
One of the best aspects of the retro gaming scene today is the wealth of new and officially licensed titles hitting our beloved systems. As of late Piko Interactive has been making a name for itself through sourcing the rights to long lost titles which may have missed out on worldwide releases, along with the distribution of high quality homebrew c [ … ]
While Kojima will always be remembered for his work on the Metal Gear series, his other releases over the years deserve just as much of the limelight. Both Snatcher and Policenauts have become cult classics in recent years - and rightly so, however, only Snatcher managed to make the cut where official localisation was concerned. As of today though, [ … ]
Socks The Cat is perhaps one of the most unusual characters to ever be granted an entry into the video game world. Being none other than The First Pet of the White House during Clinton’s reign in the 90s, this feline protagonist was set to claw its way through spies, the media, and political figures invading Washington DC. Although ending up as an [ … ]
In the early 90s comic book creator Jim Valentino decided to take his most recent series Shadowhawk into the video game realm. Scheduled to hit the Super Nintendo sometime during the 90s, the game struggled to find a publisher and ended up lost to the depths of time. Despite this the game has shown small snippets of hope for fans in the last decade [ … ]
"Is it that dreaded time of the year again?!" I hear you complain as you feel the dreaded Xmas strain of your already tight retro gamer wallet. Well fear not my good chums for it is the RetroCollect Secret Santa time once more! Flatapex has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years making sure the Xmas elves have been delivering you care [ … ]
What’s not to love about Breakout and Arkanoid? The simplistic gameplay matched with the growing difficulty of speed and stages makes for some fantastic arcade action. While the Game Boy may already have its own take on the formula with Alleyway, one homebrew developer has decided to take things a step further with their new release Retroid.
In 1991 the oddly named developer Information Global Service released an all new action-platformer for the Sega Mega Drive known as Dahna: Megami Tanjou. This hybrid mix between the likes of Castlevania, Rastan, and Golden Axe not only featured some impressive spritework for its time, but also a healthy helping of gore-filled action too. Presumably [ … ]
If you owned a Super Nintendo in the 90's you probably read Super Play magazine. Running for 47 issues as well as a one off Super Play Gold special, the magazine built up a strong following. With it's distinctive art-style by Wil Overton and it's love of imports, Japanese culture and more, Super Play stood out for all the right reasons.
Not too long ago, gog.com released the Genesis versions of Disney’s Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King (more info about the releases can be found here). This was a very welcome surprise, and I encourage anyone to check these games out (especially Aladdin). These releases had me thinking about some of the other great Disney video game relea [ … ]
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