Tagged: Retro gaming

Sega Mega Drive Classics Collection 1

Sega Mega Drive Classics Collection review

Sega’s favourite Mega Drive games have been repackaged and rereleased so many times it’s hard to keep up. You can get a decent disc’s worth of Mega Drive games on the PS2, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360 and, shoot, even the Saturn and Gameboy Advance have had a go. Downloadable versions of their greatest hits are available everywhere, from XBLA to PSN to Virtual Console to iTunes to Steam to I don’t even know what’s left. You can also pop into a toy shop and get a Plug ‘n’ Play joystick or a handheld Mega Drive to play wherever you like....

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R Type review

When it comes to examples of old-skool gaming, you can’t do much better than a classic side-scrolling shoot-’em-up, and for those who grew up with the videogame industry, R-Type is one of the definitive examples of the genre, having started life as an arcade coin-op (back when arcade games cost just 10p a go!) and subsequently ported, reinvented and reimagined many, many times over on countless different videogame formats. The premise is simple: fly from left to right within a limited one-screen high environment while spacecraft, robots, bugs, missiles and the very landscape itself does its absolute best to kill...

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection 1

SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection review

Segas Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (also known as Sonics Ultimate Genesis Collection in different countries) takes 40 games that appeared on the 16-bit console and puts them onto one handy disc with a simple menu so you can get straight into them with little fuss. Games include:- Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle Alien Storm Altered Beast Beyond Oasis Bonanza Bros. Columns Comix Zone Decap Attack starring Chuck D. Head Dr. Robotnik’s MBM Dynamite Headdy Ecco The Dolphin Ecco II: The Tides Of Time E-Swat Fatal Labyrinth Flicky Gain Ground Golden Axe I Golden Axe II Golden Axe III Kid...

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Valhalla Classics review

I wanted to let you know of a little known gem in the world of gaming that most of you young whippersnappers probably will never have heard of. Back in the mid-nineties there was the 16bit console battle between the Super Nintendo and the Sega Mega Drive, what a lot of people didn’t know was that whilst Sega and Nintendo were slugging away at each other for console supremacy, the 16bit home computer; the Commodore Amiga A500 was going strong with games that matched the quality of those found on the consoles, only these were stored on floppy disk rather...