I must admit to exclaiming “What the **** is this?” when I first came across this a day or so ago. As anyone who knows me or reads these pages knows, I am more than a little bit of a ZX Spectrum evangelist. So to see what appears to be a cut down gaming version […]
This article is written by Nick Herc. You start the game in front of sleazy “Lefty’s bar”. In 1987 we got our most unconventional Hero, especially for 80s, Leisure Suit Larry a.k.a. Larry Laffer. It was among the first games in which the main protagonist had only one goal: getting laid. Surely the game was […]
Golden Axe proved to be one of Sega’s most popular arcade games, taking the essence of Double Dragon, but adding a fantasy slant to it. From riding dinosaurs, to kicking pixies up the bum, Sega’s game, was ambitious, imaginative and, most importantly, fun. Here creator Makota Uchida explains how a love of Conan The Barbarian […]
As a PlayStation-owning teenager, I resented Ape Escape a little bit. Not because it was a bad game, mind you – it was a good game I just couldn’t play, because unlike the vast majority of PlayStation releases it demanded a Dual Shock controller. Never mind the fact that the game and pad were available […]
Blowing on your Nintendo NES cartridges may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a newly launched Kickstarter project. Featuring an all new design different to your average 72-pin connector replacements, Blinking Light Win promises to finally cast away those troublesome blinking grey screens.
Author: jrsupermoore The theme song to the 90s classic sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” perfectly captures the whimsical thrill I feel whenever I reach back to the third installment of the NBA Jam series on SNES, NBA Hang Time. While it rarely gets mentioned in the same breath as NBA … Continue reading
Created in the mid-Seventies by Richard Garriott, Origin Systems was one of the most important PC developers around. Wing Commander, Crusader and the mighty Ultimata are just a few of the key franchises it has created, while Garriott has been a huge influence to gaming as the industry has evolved. Here, key members, including Garriott […]
The 3DO release of id’s seminal first person shooter ‘Doom’ is widely regarded as one of the worst console ports available. Back in the mid nineties, Doom was the benchmark for 3D gaming and every console manufacturer wanted a version on it’s hardware to show the capabilities of the system.