Lo Wang is Duke Nukem’s brother from another mother, a master ninja with a tendency to slice up foes with his katana whilst cracking cheesy, and often racist, one-liners. Shadow Warrior was a smashing game from the late ’90s, despite lacklustre sales. Surprising, considering how well 3D Realms profited from its blockbuster game Duke Nukem […]
Although few have played it, some will argue that Hideo Kojima’s greatest work isn’t the Metal Gear series, but instead the cyberpunk thriller Snatcher. Starting out on various Japanese home computers before hitting the Sega Mega CD, this gripping visual novel is about to get one more port through homebrew efforts. Believe it or not […]
The Atari Jaguar is a system that divides opinion like no other. Some people consider it a joke, while others are fascinated by the missed opportunity it represents and the outstanding mess Atari made in handling it’s final platform. Meanwhile, others still continue to debate (at length) whether the system really is a 64-bit console. […]
I loved Twisted Metal, and was pretty sad to find out that the third game wasn’t going to be released in the UK. Granted, I’ve played it now and realise that it wasn’t excellent, but I felt genuinely annoyed by this in the late Nineties. Luckily, Luxoflux came along and helped me to forget all […]
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.