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Mario, Sonic, Crash, Rayman and many more all seen as platform game icons. There have been loads of great platform games over the years but what is a platformer? Paul and Chris sit down to discuss the genre from the early 8bit days to modern day and how the genre has progressed and developed through […]


With such a strong heritage in the gaming world, it comes as no surprise that Sega are once again tapping into their incredible back catalogue. The newly announced Mega Drive Classics Hub is an emulation frontend that mimics the look and feel of a bedroom from the 90s, equipped with just about every 16-bit hit […]


If you ever had a reason to be jealous of someone else in the retro gaming realm, it’s now. The talented team behind the Starforce Pi, the sadly unfunded Kickstarter project to release stunning palm-sized arcade machines running on Raspberry Pi computers, are back. Using their expertise from their prior project, they’ve created a unique […]


If for whatever you’ve ever felt that the aesthetics of Nintendo’s 8-bit range didn’t live up to expectations, then you’re in luck. Amazon Japan has recently stocked a build it yourself kit of Nintendo NES / Famicom internals which can be sculpted into the console of your dreams – from portable offerings to even tables […]


When it comes to classic consoles and handhelds, just about every system to date has its very own method of playing game backups or ROM files. Unlike the likes of Nintendo and Sega’s systems, the Bandai WonderSwan up until now has been without a definitive ROM loading solution. Having been a Japanese exclusive handheld, it […]


If you’ve ever felt that Alex Kidd’s adventures on the Sega Master System were still waiting for their grand finale, then look no further. An unofficial sequel to the much loved Alex Kidd in Miracle World has finally arrived via SMSPower’s annual homebrew coding competition. This stellar release is accompanied by a plethora of other […]


The much loved duo of Beavis & Butt-Head were set to hit the arcades in their very first coin-op outing in the mid 90s. Having not lived up to expectations in test markets, the game was effectively shelved and the few remaining units lost to time. Despite this, the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Illinois has […]


When it comes to prototypes and cancelled releases, we’re often familiar with what’s waiting to be discovered thanks to the various reveals and previews shown in magazines beforehand. So once an unknown, unidentified and nameless Neo Geo fighting game turned up at auction, it’s safe to say the retro gaming community was left in awe. […]


Southampton Game Fest 2016 is the only dedicated gaming event in Hampshire, UK and is being held in aid of the Southampton Hospital Charity. The first SGF was held in 2015 and while it was a fairly small event, it managed to raise a decent amount of money for gaming charity Special Effect. 2016’s Game […]


Our much loved blue hedgehog has always had an attitude, but his transition into the 3D world equipped him with a vocal arrogance. Whether or not you enjoyed Sonic’s outings on the Dreamcast and beyond, it’s safe to say that his dated lines had even the biggest fans cringing. In an attempt to prove to […]


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