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Modern Review: Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode 1 (PC)


Not having the pleasure of owning an iOS device, I jumped at the chance to play Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode 1 when it became available on Steam. Having spent several hours with the game, I’m beginning to see what all the fuss was about....

Last Updated ( 04 February 2012 )

Modern Review: Choplifter HD Remake (PC and Microsoft Xbox 360)


Gamers of a certain vintage will remember a select few games that stand out even if they haven’t played them. Boulderdash, Crystal Castles, Ye Ah Kung Fu, Commando, are a few that leap to mind, Choplifter is another.

Last Updated ( 18 January 2012 )

Modern Review: Dizzy Prince of the Yolkfolk HD Remake (Android and Apple iOS Devices)


Twenty years ago, Codemasters granted the British gaming superstar Dizzy his sixth adventure- Prince of the Yolkfolk. Hoping to bring this long lost treasure to modern audiences, a HD remake of the 1991 classic recently arrived on Apple iOS and Android devices, but how does it compare to the original?

Last Updated ( 11 December 2011 )

Modern Review: Neo Geo Heroes - Ultimate Shooting (Sony Playstation Portable)

You don't often completely forget a video game exists, but that's exactly what happened with Neo Geo Heroes - Ultimate Shooting. We only remembered it even got translated after finding it by mistake for the PSP in the Playstation Store- let's find out if we forgot about it for a reason!

Last Updated ( 30 November 2011 )

Modern Review: Splatterhouse (Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony Playstation 3)

Happy Halloween, RetroCollect! In 2010, after a whopping 17 years in video game limbo, the Splatterhouse series made its return... And was promptly ignored by anyone who hadn't played the originals. Did it deserve such a terrible fate? It's time to put the Terror Mask back on...
Last Updated ( 31 October 2011 )

Modern Review: Prince of Persia 2008 (PC)


You can picture the meeting at Ubi Soft. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time and it's sequels had been a huge hit for the company. They were looking to expand the Prince of Persia brand. However, rather than continue with a winning formula, they decided, in their wisdom, to scrap everything and start again...


Last Updated ( 05 October 2011 )

Modern Review: Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony Playstation 3)

We end Earth Defence Force Month with the latest in the series. New developer, new setting, but is it the same bug-blasting experience? Will Earth survive, or will the Ravagers finally win? We're about to find out. This will be the EDF's final battle.

Last Updated ( 31 July 2011 )

Modern Review: Earth Defence Force 2017 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

When is a sequel not a sequel? Such is the conundrum facing Earth Defence Force 2017 on the Xbox 360, the next game in RetroCollect's whistle-stop tour of the Earth Defence Force series... Troops, prepare for battle!

Last Updated ( 18 July 2011 )

Modern Review: Global Defence Force (Sony PlayStation 2)


It's Earth Defence Force Month at RetroCollect! [No it isn't- The Editor] Two years after the Great War that ravaged our planet, the Gigantors have returned to Earth in the second game in this shooter series from Sandlot. Let's show them what the Global Defence Force is made of!

Last Updated ( 15 July 2011 )

Modern Review: Thor: God Of Thunder (DS)

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Long has the film-to-game adaptation been seen as a scourge across the face of the gaming world. But lo, a new warrior in the form of Thor: God of Thunder comes. Will the tides forever more be changed?

Last Updated ( 23 June 2011 )

Modern Review: DeathSmiles: Deluxe Edition (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Four years after the original arcade release and just under two years after the Japanese home port, Europe finally gets to play DeathSmiles courtesy of Rising Star Games. Don't be fooled by the character art, though- this is a man's game dressed in a frilly pink maid oufit. Honest.

Last Updated ( 26 February 2011 )
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