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22 02, 2022

Secret Agent HD feels like the game it always wanted to be

By |2022-02-23T15:31:31+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Secret Agent HD feels like the game it always wanted to be

The shareware scene on MS-DOS PC in the ’90s was a vibrant and interesting place, filled with highly creative games that got the humble old beige box doing things that people never thought it was very good at — like running console-style platformers and shoot ’em ups. Games like Secret Agent. Playing a leading role [...]

14 09, 2021

10 of the best shareware games from the ’90s

By |2021-09-14T21:25:37+01:00September 14th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best shareware games from the ’90s

We all love a list, so every Tuesday we’re posting one, on a variety of retro-themed topics! Feel free to share your own favourites down below — and let us know what other lists you’d like to see on future Tuesdays! “What are the best shareware games?” It may not be a question we ask [...]

24 07, 2019

10 Brilliant Levels From Blood: Fresh Supply

By |2019-07-24T17:05:00+01:00July 24th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 Brilliant Levels From Blood: Fresh Supply

Blood: Fresh Supply is a brilliant port of the super-gorey, cult-classic shooter. As the anti-hero Caleb, you set off to kill the evil god that cast you down, taking down monsters and insane worshippers along the way. Despite its steep difficulty curve, retro game shooter fans still hold the title in such high regard. One [...]

24 04, 2019

10 Badass Moments With Duke Nukem

By |2019-04-24T17:03:00+01:00April 24th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 Badass Moments With Duke Nukem

Ever since Duke made his debut 28 years ago in a successful side-scroller, he’s been saving the world (and the babes) countless times while cracking oodles of cheesy one-liners ever since. This list is made up of ten moments that truly defined Duke as a badass protagonist.   Duke vs. Robot-Duke – Duke Nukem: Manhattan [...]

3 04, 2019

DOOM & The D!ZONE Series – Biggest Video Game Scam Ever?

By |2019-04-03T16:03:00+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on DOOM & The D!ZONE Series – Biggest Video Game Scam Ever?

First-person shooters owe a lot to DOOM, but you probably don’t need another lecture on how it revolutionized gaming, entertained millions of players around the world, and is still being modded to oblivion after well over two decades. When its level editor was distributed to fans in 1994, one company decided to cash in on [...]

30 01, 2019

Balls of Steel – You Didn’t Buy It?

By |2019-01-30T15:23:00+00:00January 30th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Balls of Steel – You Didn’t Buy It?

No matter how advanced video games have become over the years, pinball has never really been forgotten about in its entirety. In fact, there have been countless digital recreations of the arcade classic. Making a stand-out, memorable pinball title is no easy feat. Some are tied in with franchises like Pokemon or Marvel, while others [...]

17 10, 2018

Wolfenstein 3D: The Lost Episodes – You Didn’t Buy It?

By |2018-10-18T08:33:21+01:00October 17th, 2018|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Wolfenstein 3D: The Lost Episodes – You Didn’t Buy It?

Before DOOM shook up the gaming world in 1993, id Software stunned players with its World War II-shooter Wolfenstein 3D. For the time, this was a technological breakthrough – smooth-running gameplay, ultra-violent combat, and mazes filled with mysterious secret areas. This 1991 first-person shooter popularized its genre for decades to come. After the release of [...]

26 09, 2018

Raptor: Call of the Shadows (PC) – Think You Can Beat It?

By |2018-09-27T05:09:15+01:00September 26th, 2018|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Raptor: Call of the Shadows (PC) – Think You Can Beat It?

In the future, there is only one way to make big bucks, and it doesn’t involve paperounds or painting fences – nope, it’s all about high-octane dogfights. Raptor: Call of the Shadows was created by Cygnus Studios and published by Apogee Software in 1994, a time when side-scrollers and scrolling-shooters were pretty common. So, how [...]

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