In 1982 Sega released a rather addictive block sliding puzzle known as Pengo in the arcades. Although arriving just a mere few years before the Master System, Sega didn’t port the coin-op to the 8-bit platform – something which has taken over three decades to arrive in an unofficial fan-made alternative, Waimanu Scary Monsters Saga.
Many fans of the Atari 8-Bit computer range will not doubt be familiar with Star Raiders II. This deep space adventure was a graphical take on a much earlier text-based Star Trek game from the 70s. Having said that though, an ex-Atari developer recently surfaced online to announce that the Star Raiders II which saw […]
If you’re looking for an all new adventure this Christmas, the obscure range of MSX computers might have the answer for you. Life On Mars is the latest addition to the homebrew lineup on the MSX which draws plenty of inspiration from Nintendo’s timeless Metroid series – a release which is now available on physical […]
Dear Amiga Friends: I just got lords of the rising sun in the mail !!! Original disks and boxed, from ‘amiga heaven’ in england. Is my Christmas gift from my Mom. I am very happy !!! I will try it later today. Is it possible to beat this game ?
I’ve decided to resurrect the ‘Weird and Retro’ series after a long haitus. And what better game to choose, than something that has only a handful of copies – approximately 10 officially released and a few given out to helpers according to the author? And one that is considered the holy grail of all the […]
While the WipEout series gained huge attention from the mainstream for its inclusion of licensed music, Psygnosis’ in-house musician Tim Wright was a key part of the series in its early days. As well as contributing the majority of the first game’s soundtrack, his work can also be found in WipEout 2097 (particularly non-PlayStation versions, where he […]
As I have stated in previous reviews for this particular series of books, us Spectrum fans have never had it so good. What with the world and his dog all falling over themselves to produce new hardware, ‘recreated’ hardware and new software for our ageing micro, it is almost like being back in the 80s. […]
Right, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here goes. You might have noticed that the forum thread of the Sonic Amateur Games Expo (SAGE) on our forums was suddenly locked a few days ago. Well, that’s because the event has had to be delayed until Spring of next year. It was originally going to […]
Back in 2002, Battlebots (the US equivalent of Robot Wars, for the uninitiated) was a big deal. The favourite sport of people who love strapping chainsaws to lawnmowers was even going to get its own PS2/Gamecube game courtesy of THQ, which was seemingly undeterred by the awful attempt at a Robot Wars game which appeared […]
In the 90’s Sega was the king of video games in Australia. The Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog played on Saturday mornings and the coolest of the cool owned a Mega Drive. However, things were about to get much cooler still. Sega was going to open a theme park! Sega World, Sydney was not actually […]