Category: Features

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,...

A Brief History of: Nintendo GameCube

Released back in November 2001, the follow up to the Nintendo 64 marked a turning point for the Big N that saw the company in the position of underdog in an industry it...

Ecco The Dolphin (Mega Drive) – Think you can beat it?

When it comes to classic titles on the Sega Genesis, none stand out more than Ecco the Dolphin, the video game starring the titular Ecco, a dolphin, who must save his...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Mario Brothers

One of the gaming world’s most recognisable faces is Nintendo’s mascot Mario. He and his brother Luigi captured the hearts of video gamers around the world when they...

Gunstar Heroes (SEGA Mega Drive) – CO-OP Classics

Run-and-gun shooter classic Gunstar Heroes for the Sega Mega Drive is the story about the heroic Gunstars, a family of gun-wielding mercenaries fighting against an evil...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Golden Axe

If there is one area that the early Sega company had mastered it is the arcade and one title that many gamers have played is Golden Axe, the fantasy-themed beat ‘em up...

A Brief History of: The Sony PlayStation 2

How does a company make a follow-up to the most successful console (at that time) of all time? If you’re Japanese electronics giant Sony, you add a DVD player and the...

Guitar Hero vs Rock Band

There are fads in fashion, music, as well as in video games and few flashes in the pan shined as brightly, or burned out as quickly, as the peripheral-based music game...

Battletoads (NES) – Think You Can Beat It?

Released in June 1991 at the height of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle craze, Battletoads for the NES was the vanguard release in a competing series that featured the...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Pac-Man

When it comes to video games for the arcade, few are as iconic and immediately accessible as Pac Man, released by Namco in 1980 to Japanese arcades and creating a...

Super Bomberman (SNES) – CO-OP Classics

When it comes to co-op games, especially classic games, nothing really tops Super Bomberman, the Super Nintendo four-player classic from Adventure Island maker Hudson...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Lunar Lander (Atari)

Born of the era of space exploration, arcade classic Lunar Lander is a time capsule of a zeitgeist and a video game genre unto itself. Born in 1969 at the height of...

A Brief History of: ZX Spectrum

With over 5 million units sold (not including its myriad of clones), the ZX Spectrum was a phenomenon in its time and is largely credited with kickstarting the...

Ghosts ‘N Goblins – Think you can beat it?

The 1980s were a golden age for horror films in the United States and worldwide. Classics such as the Nightmare on Elm Street series and Friday the 13th got their start...

Resident Evil vs Silent Hill

When you think of video game survival horror the two titles that typically come to mind are Resident Evil and Silent Hill. While not the first games in this genre, they...

Love Fifa? Try: Daley Thompson’s Decathlon

When it comes to video games and superstar athletes, the tradition of releasing a namesake game is almost as old as the industry itself. Whether it is Joe Montana...

Streets of Rage (Mega Drive) – CO-OP Classics

Released under the name Bare Knuckle in its home market of Japan, Streets of Rage is one of the best games on the Sega Mega Drive by a long shot and a foundational game...

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...