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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 that will probably be more familiar to many. 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 on Halo. These moments do not come along often but the geniuses at Bitmap Bureau might have just given us another dream moment with Xeno Crisis. 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 again. Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle was released September 2018 for all platforms. 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 Sega Mega Drive classics made up of franchise favourites Sonic, Streets of Rage and Golden Axe. 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 save states. Retro gamers will feel right at home playing through all the classics from the 16-bit era and might uncover a couple of new ones they have not played before. We take a look at how SNES on Switch holds up. 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 kept alive. Axiom Verge, from Thomas Happ Games, is a Metroidvania style title released for download in March 2015. Read More

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Sonic & Knuckles – the retrospective

It was heady times for Sega going into 1994. They were rubbing shoulders with the greats and a true force in the video game world. The rise is attributed to a new franchise developed earlier in the decade. The popularity of new the mascot established during the first three titles cemented Sega’s place in video game history. Read More

Retro Only Memory – Podcast One

The first in a new series of podcasts featuring members of the Retro Tech 100 FaceBook group. In this episode we look at the latest retro news, discuss what we have been playing lately and generally get the nostalgia juices going with some gaming memories and stories. Read More

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JGC Retro Game Fair – 4 May 2019

For retro game fans nothing gets the nostalgia juices bubbling more than a good old fashioned gaming fair. Last Saturday saw the second instalment of the Joystick Gamer Club Retro Games Fair Read More

Sega on PlayStation 2 – retrospective

Sega needed to reinvent itself as a third party publisher following disappointing Dreamcast sales. The success of the PlayStation 2 (PS2) offered them a chance to rebuild their reputation and get back to the top table of gaming. Read More