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 […]
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 […]
We’re fond of exercises in futility at Retro Gamer, and our favourite is playing bad games hoping they somehow become good. It’s just so tempting! Take Shanghai Warriors here as an example. On the surface, this looks like it could be a solid C64 beat-’em-up – there’s a decent number of enemies on screen, you […]
It’s amazing what homebrew developers can now do. Not only have we seen all new titles hitting our favourite consoles from decades ago, but also exclusive titles venturing their way onto different platforms. Of the latter, the fast paced Super Nintendo racer F-Zero has somehow made its way onto the Mega Drive.
Although the Super Nintendo CDRom add-on may have never seen the light of day, it hasn’t stopped homebrew developers from giving us a near identical equivalent. Using the custom built MSU-1 chip, a CD Audio upgrade has been released for Mega Man X3.