If for whatever reason you’ve ran out of Super Nintendo titles to be battling through, then worry no more. Piko Interactive recently revealed their plans for the rest of the year, something which included the announcement of an all new helicopter based shooter for the 16-bit system utilising the impressive Mode 7 graphics mode.
In 1987 Irem’s classic R-Type burst into the arcades and had many of us feeding the system, all whilst we scrolled through the universe to defeat the Evil Bydo Empire. Later ported to our home systems, R-Type spawned many sequels which soon turned it into one of Irem’s most popular series. But how does the […]
What do you get when you mix together a top-down shooter with limited characters, plenty of baddies and thirty challenging levels? You get Gain Ground, an action-strategy game released for the Sega Mega Drive (or Genesis for all you Yanks out there), released in 1988. It’s a console port of the arcade version of the […]
Imagine Publishing has just launched a brand new app that lets you score anything, including classic videogames! Just A Score is an exciting new social app that allows you to apply a score to anything you like, whether it’s a person, a famous event, a feeling or even a classic videogame. Simply put in the […]
For our 30th collection we are sticking with the Retro Collective Europe theme, this time RCE admin Ryan Morrow shows us his amazing retro wares and gives us the lowdown on his collecting in our Q and A interview. The Collection Click on images to enlarge Q and A with Ryan Morrow When did you […]
It’s that time of the month again – a new issue of Retro Gamer is hitting the shelves, this time featuring the ill-fated Power Glove as its cover star. The infamously bad motion control peripheral leads our massive 16 page feature on the greatest disasters in gaming history, in which we examine failed ventures such […]
Chip’s Challenge for many is what we’d consider a nostalgic hit. The addictive puzzler was a well remembered title for various home computers, providing countless brain-twisters through a grid based environment. Although fondly remembered, it’s taken 25 years for the game to see a sequel – something which will soon be available via Steam.
If you ever need reminding that the arcade market of the early Nineties was a weird, transitional scene, Tinkle Pit should serve well. Despite the declining popularity of traditional maze games and the market’s preference for the 3D games which were finally beginning to come of age, Namco chose to release Tinkle Pit into arcades […]
Is Sega Rally the best arcade racer ever? As these memorable moments suggest, it just might be… Not The One In Thurrock You’d prefer not to think about just how much money you’ve sunk into Sega Rally. It might have started out as just another fun racing game, but the challenge quickly turned into an […]
This post is written by Jake Parr. Sports games are usually pretty boring. Nintendo tends to crank out some gems, though, and Golf for the Game Boy is one of them. With lovely sounds and music and easy controls, this retro game is a definite hole-in-one. It won’t keep players away fore long (but puns […]