During the earlier years of the video game industry, companies such as Sega and Nintendo trialled various methods of keeping their dating hardware alive. Instead of releasing new consoles and casting away the old, the latest technology was often crammed into add-ons and expansions to gift older systems an added boost of power. Although seeming […]
For many Nintendo gamers in the 16-bit era, Sonic The Hedgehog was seen as nothing more than a glorified speedrunner for gamers lacking adventuring skills. This pacey Mega Drive classic, however, looks set to unofficially break-down this stigma and gift gamers a taxing challenge – one of restoring the vibrant visuals and stunning soundtrack to […]
Thirty two years after its initial release, it would appear the ZX Spectrum is back. Sir Clive Sinclair, the granddaddy of British computing has finally made his return to the industry, partnering up with a team of manufacturers to re-release a consoleified version of the vintage system through Indiegogo.
Following on from his successful first book (delivery of that one is imminent, yay!) Chris has decided to make it a 3 part series with the 3rd part being available at a reduced price for Kickstarter backers of the first 2 books. Published by Fusion Retro Books, The Story of the ZX Spectrum in Pixels […]
20 years ago today, the world gained a new major console manufacturer. The arrival of Sony’s PlayStation permanently altered the balance of power in the gaming market and set the stage for an incredible run in which it became the first games console to sell over 100 million units. The console made its debut in […]
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 […]