Certain games are perennial mainstays of arcades; they just never really go away. There’s the worn down and abused Real Puncher that has sat there since the mid-Nineties, one of the Time Crisis sequels for sure, and probably a twin sit-down Dayona USA. But also standing proud is an old Prop Cycle cabinet, one of […]
It goes without saying that when it comes to some retro video gamers, some people want a truly authentic experience. They want actual hardware on real TV’s using original controllers and cartridges or discs. Then, there are others that don’t […] ↓ Read the rest of this entry…
If you’ve been keeping an eye on the retro gaming news as of recent, you’ll have noticed a sudden surge in after-market devices which allow classic games to be loaded into memory from MicroSD cards and other removable media. One of the more notable additions as of late has been a SD card enabled device […]
Stamps have never really thrilled our inner collector before, if we’re being perfectly honest with you, but these new ones from Ireland’s postal service An Post certainly caught our interest. The special set of four commemorates gaming’s most recognisable and iconic characters – Sega’s Sonic The Hedgehog, Nintendo’s Mario, Namco’s Pac-Man and Taito’s rather more […]
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.