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Take RetroCollect's advice and you'll be in gaming heaven. Our team of retro gamers are always busy reviewing the latest retro remakes, homebrew titles for classic systems and even modern titles we consider retro - keeping you in the know about what titles you really need to own.

Modern Review - Aqua Kitty (Xbox LIVE Indie Version)


Old is most definitely the new new – and the retro gaming world is no exception. The Independent scene in particular is rife with pixelated perfection, so we decided to take a closer look at some of the titles available on the Xbox LIVE Arcade – starting with Tikipod’s Aqua Kitty.

Last Updated ( 07 July 2013 )

Hardware Review: JXD S7300B Retro Gaming Android Handheld


Over the last few years we’ve seen a significant rise in the number of Android based tablets made available, many of which are now coming equipped with gamepad controls. One of the more recent devices to surface in China is JXD’s S7300B - a 7” Android tablet built for gaming, and one promising a lot for retro gamers.

Last Updated ( 01 July 2013 )

Retro Review: Balloon Kid (Nintendo Game Boy)

Is it a sequel to Balloon Fight, a new game entirely, or something in the middle? Probably the third option. Let's see how Alice the Balloon Kid fares as she sets off on a balloon-themed adventure in this early Game Boy platformer.

Last Updated ( 23 June 2013 )

Modern Review: Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes (DS)


Might And Magic, one of the classics of PC RPGs, was squeezed onto the DS’s two tiny screens in the form of a puzzle based RPG from Ubisoft. However, the switch from pure RPGing to more puzzle based gameplay doesn’t hurt the game at all and plays wonderfully to the DS’s strengths.

Last Updated ( 14 June 2013 )

Indie Review: Arcadecraft (Microsoft Xbox 360)

MOTG Arcadecraft

Walking into a darkened building, pulsating with electronic noise, lit only by the raster glow from a million screens is one memory I will always keep with me. Videogame arcades from the 1980s golden age are long gone and, if you are a regular reader, much lamented by me.

Last Updated ( 05 April 2013 )

Modern Review: Tomb Raider (PC)


Reboots seem to be all the rage these days with titles like Devil May Cry and Syndicate recently having their respective franchises restarted. Now it’s Tomb Raider’s turn, a franchise that pretty much single handedly defined the third-person action/ adventure genre of game. Is it possible to recapture the magic of 1996 for a modern gaming audience? [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 March 2013 )

Modern Review: Retro City Rampage (Wiiware)


Retro City Rampage has finally been released as Nintendo Wiiware’s final swansong. Is the game everything we hoped for or does it fail to deliver?

Last Updated ( 25 March 2013 )

Hardware Review: Krikzz's 'Everdrive N8' Nintendo NES/Famicom Flash Cartridge


Krikzz recently released his highly anticipated Nintendo NES/Famicom flash cartridge, the Everdrive N8. Capable of running just about every 8-bit Nintendo console ROM released to date from a MicroSD card, is your NES in need of this revolutionary kit?

Last Updated ( 21 March 2013 )

Modern Review: Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (Xbox 360)

It's been a while since RetroCollect's seen some good ol' fashioned fisticuffs, so here comes Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds for the 360. Cute 2D sprites! Violent fighting action! What more could you want?

Last Updated ( 21 March 2013 )

Retro Review: Steel Empire (Sega Mega Drive)

In the Age of Steel, the evil Motorhead Empire has conquered the world with their steam-powered army! The Republic of Silverhead are the last hope as they stage a desparate counter-attack in Hot-B's Mega Drive steampunk shooter.

Last Updated ( 01 March 2013 )

Modern Review - Sega Vintage Collection: ToeJam & Earl


Although it’s already been available for a little while, SEGA’s latest Sega Vintage Collection seems to have been sadly overlooked by Joe Public. Now we here at RetroCollect can’t let that happen – so we take a slightly belated look at the two classic nineties titles in a bit more detail.

Last Updated ( 21 January 2013 )
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