Carl Houghton

Why I Love: WWF No Mercy

Dig diggity. There’s very few consecutive critically successful releases in the sports genre. Most series’ have that one title that stood out above the rest,...

Why I Love: Goof Troop (SNES)

For some reason, I bought Goof Troop when it first arrived on the SNES way back in November 1993. Maybe it was a birthday present for me, this being my month of birth?...

The Review: Toejam & Earl – Back in the Groove

It’s been 28 years since the original Toejam & Earl was released for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis. In that time, we’ve seen the massively dividing...

Why I Love: Qix (Game Boy)

“Qix grabbed the gaming world with its color and imaginative design. Almost immediately it rose to the top of the charts.” “Qix was conceptually too...

Why I Love: Wild Arms (PS1)

Final Fantasy VII – IX, Suikoden 1 & 2, Xenogears, Final Fantasy Tactics, The Legend of Dragoon, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Breath of Fire IV, Paraside Eve,...

Gone But Not Forgotten – Classic Games Developers

You can rely on certain developers these days. CD Projekt are seemingly untouchable with their Witcher series which as of now has not put a foot wrong. Bethesda are...

Why I Love: The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge

No insult-sword fighting here folks, Guybrush has to get by with the spit in his mouth; It's Monkey Island 2 ladies and pirates!

What’s it like to be a Video Games Tester?

We lift the lid on living the dream of being a video game tester, and the harsh realities which transform it into a nightmare.

Just the 2 of Us – The Lost Art of Playing Together

Enjoying an evening of retro gaming with a friend, and why same-room gaming has become a lost art...

Seiken Densetsu 3 – Super Nintendo Saturday

On this week's Super Nintendo Saturday, we take a look at the genius that is Seiken Densetsu 3, and being unable to resist comparing it to Secret of Mana!

International Karate Plus – Throwback Thursday

Time to get clever and gang up on the other guy; it's International Karate Plus for every system ever made!

Dragonheart: Fire & Steel – Terrible Tuesday

Let's take a look at the game of the movie Dragonheart, for the PS1. Brace yourselves, you're about to get yo' asses burnt by this monstrosity.

Greendog- Midweek Mega Drive Madness

Taking some time out with Greendog, the beached surfer dude on Sega Mega Drive!

The Movies (PC) – Oscars 2018 Special

At a time when the movie industry seems at its morally lowest, let's look back at a classic PC title which lets us enjoy; The Movies!

Game Gear TV Tuner – Sexy Accessory Sunday

Ah, the early 90s. 4 terrestrial channels were what we made do with and if you were lucky, your parents paid for cable TV so you could get Sky One, Nickelodeon, The Box,...

Yoshi’s Island – Super Nintendo Saturday

I don’t usually write about the really big games of a system’s catalogue. I prefer to talk about lesser known games, in the hope of educating someone on an...

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon (MS-DOS) – Friday’s Forgotten Few

When every gamer was a pirate back in the late 90s, PC discs with a selection of 10 – 15 games were all the rage. Games were often missing things like cut-scenes...

Ecco the Dolphin – Midweek Mega Drive Madness

'You can't judge a book by its cover' was never more apt than when this little fella entered the Sega Mega Drive arena; Ecco the Dolphin ladies and germs!