Category: Retro Gaming News

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...

The Top 10 Underrated PS2 Games

When it comes to consoles, nothing quite beats the blockbuster success of Sony’s follow up to its PlayStation console, the PlayStation 2. Boasting of one of the...

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...

Puma and SEGA Team Up to Create Sonic the Hedgehog Trainers

There’s nothing new about sports brands collaborating with well-known faces to create unique trainers and shoes. But this new offering from Puma is sure to delight...

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...

A Brief History of: The Nintendo Game Boy

Making its market debut all the way back in 1989, Nintendo’s Game Boy was one of the biggest handheld gaming consoles to ever be released and grew out of the Big N’s...

The Top 10 Underrated Commodore 64 Games

The Commodore 64 was one of the most successful consumer PCs and video game consoles ever released to the market. Debuting at the 1982 Consumer Electronics Show in Las...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Galaga (Namco)

Published by Namco in Japan and Midway in North America, Galaga is the sequel to the 1979 game Galaxian and like its forebear is a shoot ‘em up game in the vein of...

Here’s what was revealed at the very first E3

The very first E3 – Electronic Entertainment Expo – was held way back in 1995 at the LA Convention Centre. Over 50,000 people attended, which is only around...

Did you know that there is a “Lemmings” statue in Dundee?

Lemmings, originally developed for the Amiga, was one of the UK’s first blockbuster titles, selling 55,000 copies on its first day, and eventually recording over 15...

Love Fifa? Try: Madden NFL

From John Madden Football in 1988 right up to Madden 17 in present day - no other series can compete when it comes to American Football