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For each and every gaming console out there, there’s one final swansong which showcases the power behind the dated hardware it sits on. Take Shadow of The Colossus for example, a stunning adventure which pushes the PlayStation 2 to its absolute limits – limits we never knew the system even had. Although older consoles such […]


Over the last few years the Android operating system has opened up a whole new realm of affordable gaming options. With Google’s policy on what applications are allowed on their digital store being incredibly relaxed, and the ability to manually install software, the platform has become a modern haven for emulators and retro gamers. As […]


By On 15 Jan, 2017 At 03:16 AM | Categorized As Classic | With Comments Off on Obscure Hardware: Discovering The Sharp MZ-700 Computer

Recently I found myself eyeing up another fellow collector’s purchase – the Sharp X68000, a Japanese home computer known for its incredible shoot-em-ups and near perfect arcade ports. It’s a stylish looking system, with its outer case resembling that of a sleek gaming skyscraper. Trouble is, the system is not only rare, but also quite […]


By On 14 Jan, 2017 At 03:21 AM | Categorized As Classic | With Comments Off on Retro Love on the Nintendo Switch

This morning Nintendo held a conference revealing the Nintendo Switch, along with hardware details and games ranging from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Super Mario Odyssey. Among the games shown were some which will surely go down well with retro fans coming to the Switch. Key among these was Arcade Archives […]


GamesMaster magazine is one of the most well known games magazines and also one of the longest running. This year it reaches it’s 25 year anniversary, and also this month saw the 25th anniversary of the GamesMaster television series first appearing on TV. Powered by WPeMatico


After a hugely successful move to the mighty Doncaster Dome, we’re proud to announce that the Video Game Market is back for 2017. As the biggest and unrivalled retro gaming sales fair in the UK, this is yet another pixel-perfect day filled with bargains and rarities you won’t want to miss. Powered by WPeMatico


This year’s CES in Las Vegas has thrown up a number of interesting new products from the world’s biggest tech firms. From cars that will become our friends, to submersible drones and laptops with multiple displays the consumer electronics industry hasn’t disappointed. Forget all that lot though. The real story of CES comes from Hyperkin…well, […]


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 […]


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