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Aladdin and Lion King – Disney’s 16-bit gold

Disney were flying high in the mid 90’s. A golden era that brought us some of their most loved classic movies. Disney struck a deal with Virgin Interactive to bring games to Mega Drive, SNES and other platforms…. Read More

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Biolab Wars – Switch

The Switch has a barrage of retro-inspired titles and Kolibri Game Studio have added to the fun with Biolab Wars. An 8-bit style platform shooter where you play the hero taking on an alien invasion. You will not… Read More

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Out Run – Switch

Out Run is a special game, not just due to the nostalgia it induces, but because it dared to be different. Before Yu Suzuki’s masterpiece blasted into arcades in September 1986 most racing games gave you a top… Read More

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Mr. Driller Dreamcast

Arcade royalty Namco were in a golden era at the turn of the century. With the success of Time Crisis, Point Blank, Ridge Racer, along with critically acclaimed Soulcalibur, it appeared as though Namco could do no wrong…. Read More

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz HD – Remastered but flawed

We were super excited to see a new Super Monkey Ball title. Even one that is a rehash of the 2006 Wii game. Sega have made an odd choice by not remastering one of the beloved originals but… Read More

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Bitmap Books – opinion

There are plenty of hardback retro books produced each year. Designed to hit the nostalgia gland with a trip down memory lane. Sometimes they are simply a best of compilation or games you may have missed type affirs…. Read More

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Excitebike – review

Early Famicon and NES games were very hit and miss but Excitebike was a staple of any collection worth its salt. Two game modes and a track editor helped this motocross racing game earn a place in the… Read More

Spirit Roots – Switch

A new 2D platformer has been released for the Switch and we give our initial thoughts. At its heart Spirit Roots is a traditional 2D platformer inspired by classics such as Rayman. Developer Fireart Games have not taken… Read More

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Metal Slug

SNK’s arcade classics have felt right at home on the Switch. Nintendo’s little wonder is perfect for playing in short bursts on the go. While the flagship fighting games may take centre stage, it’s SNK’s Metal Slug series… Read More

Xeno Crisis

Every now and then a game comes along that redefines our understanding of what makes a great game. Watching Sonic loop-the-loop, the first hop, skip and jump on Super Mario 64, that time you looked up to the sky… Read More