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.