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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

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Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle

Retro inspired compilations have been all the rage recently. Everything from new minis to emulators and franchise favourites to anthologies. Capcom, fresh from releasing a barrage of Mega Man collections, have thrown their hat into the ring once… Read More

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Sega Mega Drive Classics

It feels as though Sega release a compilation of their back catalogue every month. Nobody can accuse them of denying you to access their blast processing goodness of old. The collections usually take the form of dozens of… Read More

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SNES on Switch

Following the success of their NES emulator, Nintendo have gone all out to bring the best of the SNES to Switch owners. The format is the same as its predecessor using a simple menu with added online multiplayer and… Read More

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Axiom Verge – Retro-Contempo

Retro is all the rage on current consoles. Nintendo’s SNES and NES emulators have been released amongst a splurge of pixel art inspired games. In an age of polygons and Dolby Digital, pixels and chip tunes are being… Read More