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While Sonic and Mario might have skipped past the home computer generation, countless other developers attempted to recreate what made console gaming so alluring in their own way. Their tireless efforts brought around the likes of Zool, The Great Giana Sisters, and Mayhem In Monsterland to name but a few, however, the desire to produce […]


During Spring of 1993 the Far Eastern development studio Micro Cabin brought their impressive home-computer adventure Xak: The Art of Visual Stage to the Super Famicom. Arriving as a polished update to the PC-8801 and PC-9801 original, this 16-bit port wasn’t the first time the game had been given the remake treatment after outings on […]


By On 31 Dec, 2016 At 03:25 AM | Categorized As Classic | With Comments Off on Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 39: Games of 2002

2002 was a great year for games. The Playstation 2 was amassing more hits such as GTA Vice City, Final Fantasy 10 and as well as this the Xbox and GameCube games libraries were growing with some must own titles. With these games being almost 15 years old there are still some bargains to be found 2nd hand. Hopefully we […]


By On 22 Dec, 2016 At 03:42 AM | Categorized As Classic | With Comments Off on Modern Review: Active Soccer 2 DX (PS Vita)

Ever since Electronic Arts stopped releasing its FIFA games on the Vita, soccer fans have had little to get excited about when it comes to kicking the old pig bladder into the onion bag on Sony’s handheld. Hell, Konami didn’t even bother putting its Pro Evo games out on the system, full stop. The last […]


There have been a couple of recent Kickstarter projects that have added Dreamcast stretch goals, with the promising Megadrive/Genesis platformer Tanglewood being the latest. Now though, a team based in Denver known as Militia Studios has entered the arena with a brand new game for Sega’s old warhorse of a console; a game that has […]


While the Commodore Amiga CD32 might not be the most popular system around, it definitely has a group of dedicated and loyal fans behind it. With such a limited number of games being made available for the console during its short lived life, the die-hard games devoted to the CD32 will be amazed to hear […]


If for any reason you’ve been feeling that your choice of action on the Commodore Amiga was growing stale then look no further. The Polish based development team Pixel Nation recently took to a number of message-boards dedicated to the classic computer to announced their upcoming February 2017 release, Max Knight. Powered by WPeMatico



As many will tell you, the lack of a decent game based on the cult classic anime Akira is somewhat criminal. While the Japanese did see a text-based adventure game starring Kanedo and Tetsuo on the Nintendo Famicom, Western gamers were stuck with the abysmal Commodore Amiga offering from Ice – one which saw some […]


The era in which we started our adventure into the world of gaming is a tough one to let go of. While this may hold true for gamers, it would also appear that there are several ‘retro’ developers who are also eager to keep their programming past alive – so much so that former-SNK employees […]


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