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Retro Comparison: Resident Evil 1 Vs. Resident Evil 2

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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

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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)

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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)

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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 )
 

Retro Review: Blake Stone: Planet Strike (PC)

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Jam Productions had the worst of luck. Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, a first-person shooter powered by the Wolfenstein-3D engine, was released just a week before the golaith of shooters was to hit the shelves...Doom! Well, poor Blake Stone was certainly doomed, but this did not stop the company from releasing a sequel to their game less than a year [ … ]

 

Retro Review: Rise of the Triad: The H.U.N.T Begins (MS-DOS)

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To promote the upcoming spiritual-successor to Wolfenstein 3D known as Rise of the Triad, Apogee Software developed a shareware version of the game entitled The H.U.N.T Begins. It offered a nice selection of levels that would not actually appear in the final game, alongside a few multiplayer maps. To its merit, these missions do make for a great ti [ … ]

Last Updated ( 12 July 2015 )
 

Retro Review: Shenmue (Sega Dreamcast)

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With Shenmue 3 recently being announced at E3, a cool 14 years after its predecessor, it felt like the perfect time to dust off the Sega Dreamcast and replay the first entry in a series that struck a chord with so many gamers back in the day. Just how big of a chord it struck has been left with no doubt whatsoever, as the Kickstarter is currently s [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 July 2015 )
 

Retro Review: Blood - Cryptic Passage (PC)

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Many know of the brilliant first-person shooter Duke Nukem 3D, which was packed with raunchy content, oodles of aliens to gib and massacre with an array of deadly weapons, maze-like missions and plenty of cheesy one-liners. Blood, on the other hand, is a lesser-known gem from the late nineties. Instead of sci-fi themes and nudity, there were horror [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 June 2015 )
 

Retro Review: Shadow Warrior: Twin Dragon (PC)

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“Who wants some Wang?”. Shadow Warrior was the spiritual successor to Duke Nukem 3D, and was full of sword-swinging, shuriken-tossing, politically-incorrect FUN...with ninjas. Poor sales meant the game did not sell so well after its release in 1998, which was why the expansion packs were cancelled and released for free online. On the whole, Twin Dr [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 May 2015 )
 

Retro Review: Zombies Ate My Neighbours (Super Nintendo)

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In the early nineties there was a huge Zombie outbreak. The dead overran streets and dwellings and they were all seeking one thing: me. Well this is what it felt like as I sat for hours on end playing Zombies on my Super Nintendo. Known as Zombies Ate My Neighbours in NTSC regions LucasArts published the game in September of 1993 in North America a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 May 2015 )
 

Retro Review: Stunt Race FX (Super Nintendo)

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Back in 1994, Nintendo released their second Super FX enabled game on the Super Nintendo, Stunt Race FX. A racing game that, like Star Fox, was co-developed by Argonaut Software and featured full 3D polygon graphics not normally seen on 16bit systems. Unlike Star Fox though, Stunt Race FX seems to be barely mentioned within social media sites, and [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 May 2015 )
 
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