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Category: Retro Gaming

Summer Games II: the other half of the fake Olympics

Well, after enjoying Summer Games so much the other day, I thought it only good and proper to follow up that experience with a look at its sequel from a year later. Only...

Paparazzi: Simple Series silliness with surprisingly solid photography

The era of gaming we’re enjoying right now at the time of writing is often described as one of the most gleefully experimental periods in gaming history, with a...

Summer Games: how the Olympics used to be

Growing up in the early ’80s, I think my first contact with the concept of the Olympics — and of athletic competition in general — was through...

Midway Arcade Treasures: Rampart

While there are plenty of criticisms you can level at their games from a modern perspective, one thing you can’t accuse Midway Games West and its predecessor Atari...

Switchblade: living on a knife edge

The 8- and 16-bit home computer eras played host to some fantastic games — but when we’re talking about gaming history, most people tend to focus on the home...

Burnin’ Rubber: let’s bump and jump

Data East may be a slightly lesser-known company than the big hitters of the 8- and 16-bit era, but they still put out some cracking arcade games during this period,...

Midway Arcade Treasures: Super Sprint

Racing games are one of those genres that have undergone numerous changes over the course of gaming history — and this was particularly true in the early days....

10 reasons to own an original Xbox

Microsoft make a big deal about their “backwards compatibility” with previous generations of Xbox hardware, but in actual fact it’s not backwards...

6 multiplayer classics we can’t wait to play on Evercade VS

With the announcement of the Evercade VS and its lovely Founders’ Edition, officially licensed retro gaming is about to get a whole lot more exciting, for a...

FireHawk: get to the chopper

Helicopters are cool. At least they used to be in the ’80s and early ’90s. I’m not sure we’d get a TV show where the helicopter was the star today. Anyway, with...

5 of the best ’90s first-person shooters

The first-person shooter has gone from strength to strength over the years, but for many of us who have been gaming for a long time, the modern stuff just doesn’t...

Solaris: the Atari 2600’s finest hour

The humble Atari 2600 had an astonishingly long lifespan, being officially produced between 1977 and 1992. As you might expect, this means there’s an equally...

Renegade and the birth of the brawler

It’s always interesting to return to the very earliest examples of a particular genre, just to see how things got off the ground in the first place. And Renegade is...

Evercade Plan To Have 50+ Cartridges Available In Next Few Years – Interview

We’re right around the corner for the release window of the Evercade – and with that in mind, we had a chance to speak to Andrew Byatt, Product Director at...

5 Songs By Famous Bands Exclusively Found in PS1 Games

Since PlayStation games were released on CD-ROMs, it gave Sony a big technological advantage over their competitors at the time. Not only did they have more memory and...

5 Shocking Video Game Adverts From Magazines, Part 2

Back in the past, video game companies took more risks when it came to promoting their game, and if it means bouncing far beyond the boundaries of tact and taste, you...

Best Retro Games Consoles 2020

We may be living in a year that still sounds like the future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look back on the past with fondness. You don’t have to...

5 Shocking Video Game Adverts From Magazines

These days, we have the internet to thank for keeping up to tabs on the latest or upcoming video games. In the past, however, many gamers relied on magazines for...