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Rampage retro reflection

Rampage Retro Reflection

June 30, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

The wilful damage to public property is a common theme amongst video games these days. Whether from a tank, military helicopter or stealthily planted explosives, bringing down a tall, man-made structure comes with a certain catharsis…

Atari: Game Over

Atari: Game Over Sets its Version of the Record Straight

April 21, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

E.T. has long suffered the notoriety of not only being labelled as the worst video game of all time, but also as being the catalyst that lead to Atari falling on its sword in the early ’80s. Further salt in the wound was the urban legend of millions of E.T. cartridges being dumped in a landfill outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico…

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…