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Donkey Kong Country retro reflection

Donkey Kong Country Retro Reflection

June 26, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

Okay, so in the essence of recounting euphoric nostalgia, if you want to know the first game this writer ever remembers laying eyes on, it’s the SNES favourite Donkey Kong Country. The details are a bit spotty, but the kid at the controller was playing the famous mine cart level…

Comix Zone retro reflection

Comix Zone Retro Reflection

April 2, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

Cult classics, almost by definition, have the misfortune of being overlooked critically or commercially at the time of their release, yet snowball in select popularity long after their benefactors…

Sonic The Fighters retro reflection

Sonic The Fighters Retro Reflection

March 3, 2015 | by Aidan Fundamenski

There was a time, believe it or not, when Sonic the Hedgehog was a household name. With as much edge as hedge, Sega’s blue speed demon was “killer-app incarnate”, single-handedly selling the Genesis…

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time retro reflection

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection

February 25, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

If you’ve read anything about Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor recently, then apart from being more up to date with video games than I am, you also probably know that it borrows heavily from Ubisoft’s huge Assassin’s Creed franchise…

Metroid Prime retro reflection

Metroid Prime Retro Reflection

February 16, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

When a new Metroid game was announced for the Nintendo GameCube way back in 2001, fans of the series the world over collectively filled their trousers with smelly excitement…

north and south retro reflection

North & South Retro Reflection

February 3, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

There was quite a lot of American Civil War history in my house growing up. We weren’t an American family (Australian, in fact), but my father was rather fond of the PBS mini-series The Civil War…

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver retro reflection

Soul Reaver Retro Reflection

January 12, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

In 1999, amongst the releases of massive games such as Super Smash Bros. for the N64 and Final Fantasy VIII for the PS1, little known developer Crystal Dynamics (Pandemonium, Tomb Raider Legend) crept out of the darkness with the atmospheric…

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Devil Kings Retro Reflection

November 1, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

It’s the midst of autumn, a spooky, eerie time of year that’s perfectly personified in the most badass of all yearly celebrations: Halloween…

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

October 23, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

I’m going to start this piece with a warning, not about spoilers or explicit content, but simply about perspective. This is one of my favourite games of all time, and along those lines I actually have very little negative to say about it…