Retro & Classic Game Reviews

Obscure Hardware: Discovering The Sharp MZ-700 Computer


Recently I found myself eyeing up another fellow collector's purchase - the Sharp X68000, a Japanese home computer known for its incredible shoot-em-ups and near perfect arcade ports. It's a stylish looking system, with its outer case resembling that of a sleek gaming skyscraper. Trouble is, the system is not only rare, but also quite expensive. Ga [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 January 2017 )

Retrospective: NBA Jam


During the early 1990’s an arcade machine would grace the gaming world with a new style of sports title different than anything that had been seen before. It was a fast paced physical basketball game that anyone could pick up and play. The game was NBA Jam and the year was 1993. Midway had created a masterpiece and Acclaim did a great job of portin [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 August 2016 )

Retrospective: Rhythm Heaven Celebrates Ten Years Of Beats


Rhythm Tengoku/Heaven/Paradise (delete as region appropriate) celebrates it’s tenth birthday today so rather than contemplate how old we are getting when what feels like a "recent" game officially becomes "retro", let’s look back at the very first game in the series to see exactly what made it so special. To really understand fully how the creators [ … ]

Last Updated ( 31 July 2016 )

Youngest Retro Gamer Reviews: Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega Master System)


With Sonic The Hedgehog turning 25 years old earlier this week, it's safe to say that as retro gamers we're slowing aging along with the games we know and love. We can talk about these timeless titles for hours on end and pour over our childhood spent with Sega and Nintendo, but how exactly would today's youth rate what we consider a classic? Here [ … ]


Retro Review: E.V.O.: Search for Eden (Super Nintendo)

EVO Review

Enix published some terrific hits for the Super Nintendo. ActRaiser, Terranigma, E.V.O…..wait what? What’s E.V.O you say? I’m not talking about the fighting game tournament. I’m talking about E.V.O.: Search for Eden, a hidden Super Nintendo action-RPG about the evolution of life. You are guided by Gaia, the daughter of the Sun and the Earth, to s [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 June 2016 )

Retrospective: Handheld & Bootleg 'Contra III - The Alien Wars' Ports


Contra III is wonderful. It's a game that sets a blistering pace from the moment you press start, never missing a beat in it’s 30 minute runtime. It constantly introduces new ideas to launch you forward, quite literally by the end of the fourth stage. In the first level alone you have destructible cars, a rideable tank, feral dogs and an air raid t [ … ]

Last Updated ( 07 June 2016 )

Retro Review: Extreme Violence (Commodore Amiga)


You’ll probably look at the title above, presumably glance ever so briefly at the screenshots and more than likely scroll down from this article and read the latest gaming news instead. If you haven’t then you must be reading this so perhaps carrying on with the article was a good idea. Below is an in depth study on how making a game in the comfort [ … ]


Retro Comparison: Resident Evil 1 Vs. Resident Evil 2


The Resident Evil series is one of the most iconic franchises to hit store shelves during the emergence of 3D gaming consoles during the 1990’s. It was marketed to older gamers which was definitely a newer concept for console gaming. After the original Resident Evil made its mark on the industry, the announcement of the sequel created a huge buzz t [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 May 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 )

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 )
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