Carl Houghton

Time Travel In Video Games!

Time Travel. We’ve been tripping over time in games for 35+ years. It’s a precious commodity for sure, something that for each of us we never gain more of, we...

Top 10 Underrated SNES Games

We all know about the likes of the classics. Super Mario World, Super Metroid, Super Mario Kart (anything with Super in it really), the list goes on where the SNES is...

HIDDEN GEMS VOL. 6: Rolo to the Rescue (Mega Drive)

Rolo to the Rescue is an intriguing one for me, and maybe I’m kidding myself here, but I’m convinced that I am the only person on the planet who still thinks about...

Hidden Gems Vol. 5: Vandal Hearts (PSX)

A look back at one of the most under-appreciated SRPGs of the last 20 years, Vandal Hearts for the Sony Playstation.

Patent on Loading Screen Games Expires

Patent on Loading Screen Games have now expired; which means any developer can now add their own mini-games to the Loading Screen.

Difficult Games: To Live Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A look at moments in games that have you tearing your hair out in hard frustration, and why!

Hidden Gems Vol. 4: Eledees (Wii)

A look at one of the finest titles to be found on Nintendo's Wii, the unfairly unknown Eledees.

The Best Kept Secrets in Retro Games

If you’ve read my pieces on Funstock in the past few months, you’ll know I really throw myself into whatever the subject is at hand. This time round, I thought I’d...

Hidden Gems Vol. 3: NHL ’94 (Mega Drive / Genesis)

I have never watched an ice hockey game in my life. I don’t know who the big players are these days, though I’ve heard of legends like Mario Lemieux, and especially...

Hidden Gems Vol.2: Kirby’s Pinball Land (Game Boy)

There have been some great pinball games over the years, and like a lot of other retro gamers, I started with the likes of Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies on the...

A Q&A with Super Panda Adventures creator, Paul Schneider

Funstock talks to Paul Schneider about his homage to 16-bit platform games, the critically acclaimed 'Super Panda Adventures'

Hidden Gems Vol.1: The Firemen (SNES)

Uncovering one of the most unique titles in the Super Nintendo library, The Firemen.

Sensible Soccer – Goal Scoring Superstar Heroes

A look back at the greatest football games of all time, the Sensible Soccer series!

Finding a Golden Axe in a Street of Rage

What is it about beat-em-ups? They certainly allow us to release a lot of our pent up frustrations with the world around us, when the mood is right. Maybe it’s how...


Minecraft-ing Zelda Link’s Awakening

One man's trials and tribulations in recreating a 90's classic with a 'kids game' from the new millennium.