Bomberman is pretty great, but he’s been neglected a bit since Konami absorbed Hudson Soft a couple of years ago – we haven’t seen hide nor hair of the blast-happy battler since One Hundred Person Battle Bomberman, a 2012 mobile game that wasn’t nearly as awesome as the name makes out. Thankfully though, he’s back on […]
Although many would assume that Konami’s acquisition of Hudson Soft has left retro heroes such as Bonk and Bomberman out in the cold, one flame has finally been rekindled and used to reignite a gaming fuse! The iconic multiplayer blaster is back in its traditional form on both iOS and Android in Japan.
Using Kickstarter as a platform to help fund development of an all new 8-bit adventure, Brad Smith has turned to the crowd-sourcing platform to bring Lizard to life. This reptilian platformer spanning countless screens and a nostalgic soundtrack is not only due to hit the Nintendo NES, but also Mac and PC.
While the main purpose of the Super Game Boy is to provide access to a library of portable titles on the big screen, there are the occasional few releases you could argue deserved Super Nintendo ports. With this in mind, one retro gamer decided to gift Pokemon Blue a 16-bit release by merging the Super […]
Like most UK kids of a certain age, I grew up with a school full of BBC Micros and have fond memories of the machine as a result. Seeing the class computer switched on was one of those special moments, much like when the video player was wheeled into the classroom, as you knew that […]
In the early Nineties the gaming industry was obsessed with digitised, motion-captured graphics. Mortal Kombat was proving to be a big success and Atari wanted something that would make an equal impact in the arcades. In its infinitie wisdom, it realised a one-on-one fighter starring dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts. This is that story. In […]
As technology has progressed, the ability to emulate our favourite games from decades ago has become a simple task for the more powerful platforms of today. One of the more recent offerings, the JXD S7800b, is a quad core Android tablet built for nothing but gaming. Although intended to be the ultimate mobile gaming device, […]
Believe it or not but the cult classic series Mother first started life on the Nintendo Famicom 25 years ago. As highly regarded as it (and the sequel) is, the gameplay from 1989 is beginning to show its age along with the various issues gamers find returning to vintage JRPGs today. In an attempt to […]
In 1982 Nintendo unleashed Donkey Kong Jr upon the arcades. With seemingly different gameplay to that of its predecessor, the follow up to Donkey Kong was a huge hit which soon found its way to many different home computers and consoles. One platform which wasn’t lucky enough to get its very own version of the […]
Simon Nicol started making games 30 years ago, creating an unreleased version of the obscure arcade game, Mad planets. He eventually found success with his C64 hit Crazy Comets, but then faced various highs and lows as key projects he was working on got cancelled. Here he looks back at the early days of his […]