Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Developed by: Parker Brothers Released: 1982 Format played: Atari 2600 Emulation: StellaX Ruminations Based on the AT-AT attack on the planet Hoth at the beginning of Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back is a fast paced, side scrolling shooter. Effectively a variant on Defender,you are tasked with piloting a […]
If you owned either a Mega Drive or Commodore Amiga in the nineties, chances are you experienced and loved the output of British developer The Bitmap Brothers. From the Chaos Engine to Speedball 2, the prolific studio produced countless hits one after the other – and that’s something retro gaming book publishers Read Only Memory […]
Another retro book project has hit Kickstarter, this time celebrating iconic UK developer The Bitmap Brothers. The project, which is seeking £40,000 to proceed, comes from Read-Only Memory, the publisher behind Sensible Software 1986-1999 and Sega Mega Drive: Collected Works. The publisher states that the book will contain brand new interviews alongside all manner of […]
While both ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64 owners have enjoyed the benefits of modern devices to boot classics into memory, Amstrad fans on the other hand have had to make do with makeshift solutions to flash cartridges. That’s all about to change though following the release of an all new flash cartridge dubbed the C4CPC.
We’ve really enjoyed Sega’s 3D Classics range on Nintendo 3DS, and we’re pleased to see that three of the Mega Drive’s greatest hits are on their way to the eShop this summer. The classic beat-’em-up Streets Of Rage II will be the first to arrive in July 2015, followed by Treasure’s technically masterful run-and-gun Gunstar Heroes […]
Drawing plenty of inspiration from the likes of Bubble Bobble and Teddy Boy, and all new arcade platformer has hit the ZX Spectrum. Little Dragon 2 is the newest release from homebrew developer Gabriele Amore, one which has been released online for free.
Over the last few years we’ve seen an incredible amount of unreleased video games surfacing online through community efforts, developers coming forward with code, and generous donations from collectors. One of the more recent additions is a complete prototype of Dune: Ornithopter Assault for the Game Boy Advance, another entry in Frank Herbert’s fictional world.
Staying in the UK for this jaw-dropping collection from another co-founder of Retro Collective Europe, Joe Hollingsworth from Kent. Joes specialism is the Game Boy and at the time of writing he is approaching 300 towards his final goal of a full grey Game Boy cartridge set. Check out his inspirational collection below. The Collection […]
SEGA just announced that three more 3D Classics games will be released on Nintendo 3DS later this year. These include: 3D Streets of Rage 2 coming this July, 3D Gunstar Heroes coming this August, and 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 coming this September. Aside from the addition of 3D effects, these new versions will likely have plenty of extra […]
Veteran videogame musician Dave Lowe (also known as Uncle Art), best known for his contributions to games such as Frontier: Elite II, Starglider and Carrier Command, is currently offering remakes of his most famous retro gaming music via Kickstarter. The remake album, to be titled A Temporal Shift, will include a variety of remakes including full […]