Category: Featured Articles

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon Review (GBA)

The Castlevania series is undeniably iconic at this point, with the first game releasing 33 years ago this year, and an incredibly long list of games making up its...

Five Best Sega Megadrive Fighting Games

Fighting games have come a long way since the arcades of the late 80s and early 90s, with a lot of the popular titles coming to the home consoles of the time. With...

Six Retro Brawlers To Get You In The Mood For Streets Of Rage 4

We love a good brawler, so are loving the announcement that one of our favourite retro brawler series is making a come back with Streets of Rage 4 slated for release...

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...

Top 10 Funniest Songs From Video Games

Soundtracks add depth to video games, and can make us feel all sorts of emotions. However, not all soundtracks are made up of dramatic or melancholic compositions. These...

WATCH – The Original GameBoy TV Commercial Is Amazing!

Back in the late 80’s – before the advent of social media and online advertising – if you wanted to let people know about your amazing new handheld...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Kirby

He’s everybody’s favorite pink puff ball from Nintendo – and easily one of the video game industry’s most recognizable characters outside of Mario. But how...

Final Fight (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

A staple of the 1990s arcade scene, side-scrolling beat ‘em ups are simple enough in nature for anyone to grasp and compelling such that anyone can enjoy them. Though...

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...

Top 10 – Retro Platformers

Often considered a quintessential video game genre, platformers are actually a relatively recent invention – at least in the span of video game history. Many...

A Brief History of: Namco

The golden age of Japanese arcades wouldn’t be the same without one big name: Namco. Specifically, it wouldn’t be the same without an IP dreamt up by Namco’s...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Taiko no Tatsujin

Though the rhythm genre has fallen somewhat from its peak in the mid-2000s in the West, it has never died back in its home country of Japan where it enjoys a robust life...

Unreal Tournament – Think You Can Beat It?

Epic Games may be known as the team behind the kiddie-centric battle royale shooter Fortnite, but history will forever know them as the creators of one of the greatest...

A Brief History of: Capcom

The house that brought us Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil, among others, Capcom is a relatively young company in the grand scheme of things but has had an...

Arcade of Hall of Fame: Pong

When people consider the founding fathers of video games, one title cannot help but make it on the list, and that is Pong. A virtual table tennis game that first debuted...

Friday The 13th (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?!

If we can thank 1980s American cinema for one thing it would be the popularization of the slasher horror flick. Films like Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About: Nintendo

The makers of some of the world’s most iconic titles, Nintendo’s history is longer than the video game industry itself. Makers of the Switch, Wii, SNES, and NES,...

Top 10 Retro First Person Shooters

Probably the single most dominant gaming format for most triple-A titles today, first-person shooters stormed the video games industry when they were popularised by a...