From a stealthy appearance into the video game world in 1987 to countless releases soon after, it's safe to say that just about everyone has battled through the Shinobi series. From insanely difficult platforming action to timeless cutting soundtracks, join the RetroCollect FM Podcast team as they slice their way through Sega's action-packed series [ … ]
In 1987 Irem's classic R-Type burst into the arcades and had many of us feeding the system, all whilst we scrolled through the universe to defeat the Evil Bydo Empire. Later ported to our home systems, R-Type spawned many sequels which soon turned it into one of Irem's most popular series. But how does the classic fare many years later?
Released in Japan in 1985 as the Sega Mark III, the Master System eventually made it's way to US and UK shores in 1986 and 1987 respectively. While Nintendo's Entertainment System enjoyed unparalleled success on the other side of the Atlantic, in the UK it was the Master System that arguably won the battle for gamers' cash.
1997 was a year that will be remembered for many reasons - The Labour Party won the UK general election for the first time in 18 years, the UK wins Eurovision for the first time since 1981, JK Rowling's Harry Potter was published and cinema goers were treated not only to the re-release of the original Star Wars series; but also the record-breakin [ … ]
For many retro gamers, the 90s was a wonderful era packed to the brim with exciting new developments and technological advancements. Despite the rise of the Internet and other forms of getting our gaming fix delivered daily, one dedicated service we all know and loved remained on the most basic form of communication still around - Teletext. Digitis [ … ]
During the earlier years of the video game industry, companies such as Sega and Nintendo trialled various methods of keeping their dating hardware alive. Instead of releasing new consoles and casting away the old, the latest technology was often crammed into add-ons and expansions to gift older systems an added boost of power. Although seeming like [ … ]