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The 10 Biggest Gaming Releases in 1985

1985 was a big year for videogames, following the crash of 1983. Some of the titles released during this year spawned series that have gone for generations!

The Guardian Legend (NES) – You Didn’t Buy It?!

You could easily waste hours on this little-known masterpiece from Irem and you would be totally justified in doing so.

Crazy Frog Racer 2 (PS2) – Metacritic, you got it wrong!

Upon release in 2007, the game was critically panned and relegated to the trash heap of gaming. But Crazy Frog Racer 2 is perfect for a weekend experiment

Eternal Champions (Sega Mega Drive) – You didn’t buy it?!

Street Fighter II and, later, Mortal Kombat, kicked off a craze that was perhaps the swansong of the arcade industry in many parts of the world. The arcade fighting game...

Throwback Thursday – Ant Attack

Time to dust off the ol' 2 button joystick and get cracking some ant skulls; it's the Commodore 64 hit Ant Attack!

The Top 10 Biggest Gaming Releases in the year 2000

With some of the most influential hardware and games ever released coming out in 2000, it was hard to select just 10!

Sneak’N’Peak (Atari) – WTF Wednesday

Take all the joy out of your favourite childhood pastime, put it into Atari’s almost modernist leaning graphical representation and you've got Sneak'N'Peak

Sexy Accessory – Visual Memory Unit

What an ugly sounding gaming peripheral. Visual. Memory. Unit. Or VMU as we very quickly grew to know it as. The VMU was Sega’s answer to Sony’s Memory Card...

Seaman - Sega Dreamcast

Seaman on Sega Dreamcast – WTF Wednesday

Seaman is perhaps one of the most innovative, if indeed bizarre, games to ever land on any console.

Innovative ways of stopping those split-screen cheaters!

Online mode isn’t the only way to take on your friends – and in years gone by the only option to was to invite them over for a bout of split-screen chaos....

Rumble Pak – Sexy Accessory Sunday

It’s funny how force feedback is such a given today, and yet most gamers don’t realise the innovation truly took off with Nintendo’s Rumble Pak. True,...

World Class Rugby – Super Nintendo Saturday

I wasn’t even a rugby fan when I first played this, but the dodgy guy who used to come round to our road every Sunday with his bootload of games to rent...

Funstock’s Best Video Game EVER!?!

Too many times are we writers on the site trying to sway you the readers with what we like. If it’s me, you’re never gonna hear the end of Sensible Soccer,...

The Boxing Day Bloodshed

So, Christmas is finally over, we’ve enjoyed the turkey and stuffing, tried out all the great gifts we’ve received, and are now counting the days down until...

The Top 10 Essential Games for the Sony PlayStation (PS1)

The Playstation’s (PS1) release shook the gaming establish unlike any console that had previously come on the scene, and it produced a stable of games that are still...

Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage – A Classic Gutted by the Critics, Beloved by Fans

The Nintendo 64 was great for kart racing games and 3D platformers, but if you were a role playing aficionado, particularly anything resembling a Japanese role playing...

This N64 Christmas Commercial has not aged well…

It’s possible it was terrible at the time too.   Gaming has come a long way since the mid-90s. We’ve gone from dubious 3D polygon style graphics, to...

The Best Video Games Released in 1990

The early 90’s was a genuinely game-changing era for video games, with more powerful consoles delivering better graphics and allowing developers more gameplay...