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4 02, 2022

Full Throttle All-American Racing: Gremlin’s forgotten racer

By |2022-02-05T12:40:57+00:00February 4th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Full Throttle All-American Racing: Gremlin’s forgotten racer

The Sheffield-based Gremlin Graphics put out some of the most fondly-regarded games of the 16-bit era — including some absolutely cracking racing games. Ask any Atari ST and Amiga fans to name some of their favourite racers and doubtless Gremlin’s Lotus series will be high on their list; likewise, Super NES petrolheads will likely count [...]

21 01, 2022

Kicking it the oldest of old-school with Evercade’s Atari Arcade 1 cart

By |2022-01-22T10:30:01+00:00January 21st, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Kicking it the oldest of old-school with Evercade’s Atari Arcade 1 cart

When it comes to retro gaming, everyone seems to have a slightly different “cutoff point” with regard to how far back into gaming history they’re willing to explore before the games become too old and clunky to bother with. If you want to truly put this to the test for yourself, the Atari Arcade 1 [...]

18 01, 2022

The speedy thrills of legendary racing game World Rally

By |2022-01-19T10:01:29+00:00January 18th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The speedy thrills of legendary racing game World Rally

I love a good racing game, but I’m typically more of a fan of either the “vanishing point” style of quasi-3D racer, or Ridge Racer-style exaggeratedly arcadey polygonal racers. Top down racers, meanwhile, are a genre that I’ve had a complicated relationship with over the years — though Gaelco’s excellent World Rally, now available for [...]

14 01, 2022

CodeMasters’ NES games are good, actually

By |2022-01-15T09:23:55+00:00January 14th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on CodeMasters’ NES games are good, actually

Whenever you see retrospectives on NES games, it’s always the same names that come up: Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania… you know the drill. These games are popular and well-regarded with good reason — but there’s a ton of other interesting stuff on the platform. Today I’d like to talk [...]

11 01, 2022

10 of the best Evercade games: 2020 “Red” edition

By |2022-01-12T08:55:43+00:00January 11th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best Evercade games: 2020 “Red” edition

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! Continuing on with our look back over the Evercade’s substantial library to date, it’s [...]

10 01, 2022

Sensible Soccer still rules because it doesn’t overcomplicate things

By |2022-01-11T08:44:28+00:00January 10th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Sensible Soccer still rules because it doesn’t overcomplicate things

Sports games aren’t popular with collectors because everyone thinks they suck. But there are some hidden gems out there to enjoy — and their lack of popularity means you can pick ’em up pretty cheap, too! Let’s explore this unloved genre! I do not like football. I do not like football culture, and there is [...]

3 01, 2022

Boomerang Kid: a good introduction to the idiosyncrasies of old-school platformers

By |2022-01-04T07:36:32+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Boomerang Kid: a good introduction to the idiosyncrasies of old-school platformers

When you say “platform game” to someone these days, doubtless they have something quite specific — and probably quite Nintendo-inspired — in mind. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But if you look back into gaming history, the platform game genre is one that has had a number of interesting variations over the years, [...]

29 12, 2021

The fiery fun of The Ignition Factor

By |2021-12-30T06:50:07+00:00December 29th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The fiery fun of The Ignition Factor

It’s kind of surprising that there aren’t more firefighting games out there. After all, a big appeal element of video games is the ability to put ourselves into dangerous, heroic situations that it would be impractical or undesirable to experience in reality. And a disaster such as a fire is something that we can all [...]

28 12, 2021

10 of the best Evercade games: 2021 “Purple” edition

By |2021-12-29T06:41:05+00:00December 28th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 10 of the best Evercade games: 2021 “Purple” edition

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! We’re coming up on the end of the year, and of course every gaming [...]

22 12, 2021

Speedball 2 is great fun even for those who aren’t into sports

By |2021-12-23T05:45:35+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Speedball 2 is great fun even for those who aren’t into sports

Sports games aren’t popular with collectors because everyone thinks they suck. But there are some hidden gems out there to enjoy — and their lack of popularity means you can pick ’em up pretty cheap, too! Let’s explore this unloved genre! As a gentleman who has always been on the uncoordinated side — and, in [...]

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