Category: Features

A Brief History of: Nintendo Wii

The arrival of the Wii in November 2006 marked the return of a gaming stalwart to industry prominence. Having struggled with its successors to the Super Nintendo, it...

The Top 10 Games for the Original Xbox

Released in 2001, the arrival of Microsoft to the console wars was as much of a surprised to Nintendo and Sony as it was the rest of us but, if you had paid close...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)

Leaving waves of controversy in its wake upon its debut in 1992, Mortal Kombat was the first arcade title to challenge Capcom’s Street Fighter II for arcade dominance...

Ninja Gaiden Black – Think You Can Beat It?

The descriptive phrase “NES hard” attempts to convey a level of difficulty found in a video game that neither adheres to the game’s internal logic nor is...

The Simpsons Arcade – CO-OP Classics

Few properties embody the 1990s’ trademark irreverent spirit like The Simpsons, Fox’s animated show about a family of five that took America – and the world...

Arcade Hall of Fame: NBA Jam (Midway)

Easily one of the most popular sports in the world, NBA basketball was just getting started on its road to absolute craze when Midway’s classic title, NBA Jam,...

A Brief History of: The Xbox

In the dying days of Sega’s Dreamcast a new console was taking shape that would change the gaming landscape in fundamental ways, both introducing new concepts and a...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Sometimes you think you know somebody only to discover you don’t really know them at all. As far as Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft is concerned, she is not only one of the...

Mega Man (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?

When you ask someone who has gamed for a while just who Mega Man is you’re likely to get an answer that references not the DS outings or the X series, but instead the...

Double Dragon (NES) – CO-OP Classics

Playing games with friends brings out some of the most magical moments in all of video games. From the thrill of competition to the joys of besting your opponent, video...

Top 10 Underrated Game Boy Colour Games

Nintendo’s foray into portable gaming, the Game and Watch series, would later spawn a phenomenon that has become a mainstay ever since its debut. We’re talking about...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Mortal Kombat

When Street Fighter II first hit the arcade scene back in 1991 no one could have predicted quite the sensation the game would become. Calling SFII huge is a bit of an...

A Brief History of: SEGA Master System

Before it became the household name it is today, SEGA was nothing more than an upstart video game developer and publisher with eyes on the throne occupied by Atari then...

Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels – Think you can beat it?

The Mario game that never made its way to America until the SNES Super Mario Bros. All Stars, Super Mario Bros. – The Lost Levels is the true sequel to the Famicom...

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...

The Top 10 Underrated ZX Spectrum Games

Launched by Sinclair Research in 1982, the ZX Spectrum 8-bit home computer is fondly remembered by legions of fans for its huge library of video games. Initially...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega’s blaze blue mascot is a standby of modern video games but do you know his origin story? Like all famous stars, Sonic the hedgehog has a past and there are a few...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Out Run (SEGA)

Sega’s mastery of the arcades in the 1980s is undisputed and a lot of the credit for that goes to Yu Suzuki and Sega AM2, the man behind Shenmue, Space Harrier, Virtua...