Square isn’t known for stepping outside its comfort zone, so many will be surprised to learn that it made this rather excellent shooter in 1997. At first it feels a world apart from Square’s previous work, but you soon realise it’s a typical Square game. It’s most noticeable in the story; a neat, if rather […]
After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign to immortalise the best of the Commodore 64 in book-form, Bitmap Books has returned to gift the Amiga a similar treatment. Arriving in the same style as the last, the Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium has finally hit Kickstarter – and is off with a flying start.
Ladies and gentlemen, fall is now in full swing, having started just a few short weeks ago. Pretty soon, many areas in the United States will begin turning their clocks back an hour, the weather will start getting chillier, and […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
I won’t lie to you, I had concerns when it was announced that Ocean was bringing Konami’s popular arcade game to home computers. Up until that point I’d only ever played Combat School with a trackball in the arcades, and as my Amstrad and my mate’s Spectrum didn’t come with one, so I failed to […]
One of the most successful titles in the early days of CD-ROM technology was without a doubt “Myst” by Cyan Worlds. During it’s popularity, it was released for nearly every platform that took advantage of the technology. Everything from computers […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
Following the success of Bitmap Books’ Kickstarter campaign for Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium, which recently released exclusively through Funstock.co.uk, the publisher has put Commodore Amiga: A Visual Commpendium up on the crowdfunding site. And no sooner has it done so than the campaign has gone nuclear, exceeding its £25,000 goal within the first day […]
Not too long ago the new owners of a well travelled Bill’s Tomato Game prototype cartridge announced they’d be releasing a reproduction run for the Mega Drive. After selling all 100 copies that had been made, it was suggested that a ROM of the unreleased title would be made available to download – something which […]
If the news that Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis was getting a HD remake wasn’t enough to get you in the mood for adventuring, then this will. Members of the Adventure Game Studio forum have bunched together to give Day of the Tentacle the same treatment – a stunning update using modern visuals […]
Back in July 2013 it was announced that a MicroSD card enabled flash cartridge was heading to the Mattel Intellivision. After a good year in the works, fans of the retro console will be pleased to know that they can finally get their hands on the newly named HIVE cartridge.
It may look simple by today’s standard, but Stern’s Berzerk was a big deal upon release. It featured fantastic gameplay, innovative ideas and some truly chilling speech. It also inspired Eugene Jarvis to make the amazing Robotron: 2084. Creator, Alan McNeil explains how it all began. Until Pac-Man’s arrival on the scene, it was Stern […]