Category: Retro Gaming News

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...

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...

The Top 10 Underrated Games for Nintendo 64 (N64)

When it comes to classic consoles, few command quite the esteem that the Nintendo 64 does. The home of titles such as Super Mario 64 and Golden Eye, among others, the...

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...

The Top 10 Underrated Game Boy Advance Games

Few sequels match or eclipse the original but the Game Boy Advance is perhaps one of the most successful follow ups in the history of consumer electronics. Released in...

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...