As a Retro Gamer reader, we’re betting you remember how brilliant Road Rash was, with its combination of motorbikes and head-breaking melee weaponry. You do? Fantastic! Now, do you remember how brilliant WipEout was, with its combination of high speed and futuristic visuals? Of course, we needn’t have doubted you. Now, can you imagine how […]
Roll7’s OlliOlli was something of a surprise when it hit the PS Vita early last year. A mix of simple yet heavily stylised cartoon visuals and reaction-based gameplay, it was a game that came out of the blue but almost single-handedly revolutionised how a skateboarding game should be done on a handheld system.
Eyes front Spectrum fans. I’ve just been playing Yars Revenge on my Speccy. Well almost. Howard Scott Warshaw’s sublime 2600 classic has now had a make-over and been ported to our dear rainbow endowed computers by Luca Bordoni, well known for his excellent homebrew titles. I just love the fact that not content with supplying […]
If there is one thing I know about being a fan of video games, retro or otherwise, it’s that we always tend to find new ways of showing off our love for the genre in ways other than just playing […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
If you enjoyed the rather disorienting Descent series, rejoice – there’s a new multiplayer-focused project coming via Kickstarter. If you’re not familiar with the series, it offers you the chance to engage in some subterranean shooting action, using spacecraft with full 3D movement. The new game Descent: Underground is a team-based affair which draws heavily […]
To many retro gamers the Wonderswan is a rather obscure and inaccessible oddity. That, however, is all about to change. The brains behind the Neo Geo Pocket Flashmasta Flash Cartridge has announced that Bandai’s Japanese exclusive handheld is set to get its very own equivalent.
The game of tennis has been around since gaming first began. There’s something about the sport that translates perfectly to the competitiveness of multiplayer play, so it’s hardly surprising that the likes of Pong were so popular in the early Seventies. As the years passed the game of tennis evolved so it eventually had very […]
Author: John Legendoffzelda In its own uncommon and assertive way, First Samurai demonstrates a lot of potential. With a shirtless samurai warrior at the center of its fantasy mix, Kemco and Vivid Media’s platformer could make its hodgepodge of 2D action-game elements succeed with the radical confidence of something like … Continue reading
Ah, the Atari Lynx. Atari’s only entry in the handheld video game market, and one of the grossly overlooked gems in video game history. While there have been previously known prototypes of “Alien vs Predator” discovered in recent years that […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
This post is written by Jake Parr. JAM Productions had the worst of luck. When Apogee Software published their game Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold in 1994, Doom appeared on the shelves just seven days later, ready to dominate the gaming world with its brilliance. Despite having some interesting features that Doom lacked, it ran […]