I own an Amstrad CPC 6128. It’s a lovely bit of old kit. Sure it’s not our original; In a big clear out, ours accidentally went to charity so I had to get mine from eBay. Some of the keys … Continue reading Why enjoying retro gaming is like enjoying classic cars
Which games are worth tracking down the original retro copies and which are best to simply download? aka The downside of a weekly content schedule with a full-time job, tiredness and definitely not a delay tactic to catch up on … Continue reading The Sega Saturn – Emulate or Locate?
Were not far off two releases for Taiko no Tatsujin and so it’s time for a big song, dance and drum! This will be the first time the series has made its way to Europe since the heavily edited PS2 … Continue reading Taiko no Tatsujin – How to drum up excitement!
Yes you read that right, Mega Drive. The SEGA video game console from the 90s has a new game for it. Just the fact that such a thing can exist is amazing and should be applauded for the sheer technical … Continue reading Tanglewood – PC & Mega Drive
There are more reviews and big pieces in progress but I don’t do well in this heat so apologies in advance… Why Mario Sunshine is the greatest Mario game for playing in this never-ending heat wave Mario sunshine is just the best isn’t it? From the opening hub to the closing stages it’s full of charming quirks and just so much water and liquid that you could easily let your mind wander and feel like a cooling breeze has floated past your dried out husk of a brain. Firing back up the Wii while connecting to the TV on component … Continue reading The Tenuous Loop aka why this heatwave is ruining standards
I realise some of you think I’m exaggerating and some people from other countries always scoff with, “heh you think that’s hot?” but you are all each and every one of you wrong (There are serious reasons for that but lets just say it’s too hot to bother listing those here and carry on with this classic shitposting as is) Currently the UK is now converting itself into a scene from Mad Max where the dust clouds rip through the plains and wherever the sunlight can touch is burnt to a cinder upon contact. What can you do to survive … Continue reading Games to play during the #HeatwaveUK of doom
Wooonderboooooy, what is the secret of your power? Apparently it’s getting transformed by a magical ball of blue flame! We all know this has been out for a while (since April 2017) on PC/PS4/Switch/Xbox1/Linux/Mac but it’s only just recently had a physical release (13th Feb 2018). With all that said. Is now the time to dive in? If you’ve ever played a Nes/MasterSystem action platformer in your life you’ll know exactly what to expect from Wonder Boy. A high level of difficulty even on the lowest setting, amazingly quirky ideas, some obtuse gameplay and a metroidvania aspect of powering up … Continue reading Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap – PS4
Who doesn’t love pets? At one time or another I’ve had dogs, a cat, fish, hamsters and now our house has two lovely rabbits (or little buggers depending on what kind of mood they’re in). It’s another ‘national’ day that only seems to exist to promote something cheesy but hey why not go with the flow and celebrate having pets! What better way to do that then to look at some of the best pets in video games? Dogmeat – Fallout (all of them) Dogmeat is such a charming dog in all the Fallout games. If he’s not an important … Continue reading Games to play on National Pet Day