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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.

Hardware Review: Revo K101 Plus (Game Boy Advance Clone)


With or without permission from Nintendo, cloned hardware has become a common sight in the gaming world ever since the arrival of countless Famiclones in the late 80s. These production lines have since spread out to cover 16-bit systems and beyond, with the more recent offerings mimicking the Game Boy line up. One of the more recent releases in thi [ … ]

Last Updated ( 04 May 2016 )

Modern Review: Helen's Mysterious Castle (PC)

After an English release on Playism in 2014, Helen's Mysterious Castle- an ultra-charming, pocket-sized RPG- makes its way to Steam, so here's a little primer on why you should give this one a look.

Last Updated ( 13 April 2016 )

Unirally - 3 Reasons Why It's The Most Difficult Super Nintendo Game Ever


Something wonderful happened on the Super Nintendo back in the mid-nineties. In fact a lot of amazing moments derived from that 16bit King Console. Long before the days of Grand Theft Auto on the Playstation 1, DMA Designs were hard at work designing a Super Nintendo game that I deem was one of a kind...

Last Updated ( 14 March 2016 )

Retro Review: Galaga Destination Earth (Sony PlayStation)


There's a late period in every consoles life that speaks in volumes at what it has achieved. This achievement is an archive, a backlog, parsonage to what has come and gone. For every great game released under the consoles life there is inevitably an average fleet of titles shouldering about on the shelves looking to bolster the systems catalogue fo [ … ]

Last Updated ( 19 February 2016 )

Hardware Review: BitBoy (SD Card Ready Game Boy Printer Replacement)


As technology continues to press on, a wide range of devices once fulfilling our daily needs are sadly lost to time. While the retro gaming community may still be championing their classic consoles, there are still aspects of our hobby that remain somewhat abandoned. Although only focusing on a small sector of this issue, one New York based gamer h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2016 )

Homebrew Review: 8Bit Music Power (Nintendo Famicom)


Releasing music in a bizarre or antiquated format is nothing new - just look at the tiny hand-cranked music box Mogwai released their 2004 single Tracy on; or Jack White’s decision to release a collection of his songs on a vinyl record that could only be played properly at 3rpm. There are undoubtedly even more weird and wonderfully original uses [ … ]

Last Updated ( 02 February 2016 )

Retro Review: Blood II: The Chosen (PC)


Not every 3D-shooter had the same success as the critically-acclaimed Quake series. Monolith hastily cranked out a sequel to the super-violent, cult-classic Blood, a Duke Nukem 3D-like shooter with bucket-loads of giblets, horror references and dark humour. It was a challenging game, featuring maze-like levels ranging from raided urban areas to bar [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 January 2016 )

Hardware Review: Rhea / Phoebe - SD Card Enabled Sega Saturn CD Drive Replacement


With countless titles being ported to the Sega Saturn from the coin-ops, along with unique experiences such as Panzer Dragoon Saga, the 1994 console has quite the strong following. One fan of the system in particular though has pretty much immortalised the Saturn for future generations, by providing the flash cartridge experience on the CD based sy [ … ]

Last Updated ( 23 January 2016 )

Book Review: Classic Home Video Games 1989-1990


Brett Weiss is a man who loves lists. He also loves games, and it was only a matter of time before he combined these passions and nature took its course. The product of several thousand hours’ worth of research, the Classic Home Video Games series of books has been available for some time but it is only now that I’ve had the opportunity to get ho [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 January 2016 )

Hardware Review: Gamepad Digital GPD XD (Android Gaming Tablet)


From the early days of NESticle offering Nintendo NES action on 486 computers, emulation has always been something I’ve followed closely. The ability to have our gaming past on newer platforms has always been a fantastic asset to retro gamers, and the perfect excuse to avoid digging out and hooking up your consoles in the attic. Further adding to t [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 November 2015 )

Homebrew Review: The Ghost Blade (Sega Dreamcast)


The Sega Dreamcast is no stranger to aftermarket releases. The console which many view as having gone too soon holds what could be described as the most active homebrew scene around - with a handful of new games arriving on the platform each year. The latest of these hails from the retro publisher Hucast Games, a vertical scrolling shooter by the n [ … ]

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