Matt Gander

Evercade C64 Collection 1 review

The Commodore 64 is one of those rare formats, like the Amiga and Atari ST, where it’s impossible to count how many games were released for it. The 8-bit microcomputer launched in 1982 and was still knocking around in the mid-90s, even gaining conversions of Capcom’s Street Fighter...

The Atari 7800’s catalogue is worth a closer look

When people think of Atari, the games and systems that spring to mind likely depend on which decade you grew up in. ‘80s kids will recall the company’s coin-munching arcade cabinets and the behemoth that was the Atari 2600 – a system that managed to survive the ’84...

Police Simulator: Patrol Officers review

My greatest fear in life – other than physical media vanishing entirely and leaving us in a digital world where we can no longer share or sell things we supposedly own – is playing a simulator with a poor introduction or a barely present tutorial. This fear stems...

The N64 Encyclopedia book review

The N64’s software catalogue is just as fascinating as it was consistent. From the console’s release in 1996 (1997 in Europe) until its timely death in 2001, with the final release coinciding with the GameCube’s launch, the system saw a first-party release every few months, a couple of...

Tanuki Sunset review

If you read lots of indie game reviews, you’ve doubtlessly heard the term ‘passion project’ before. Many indies are precisely that – labours of love, with countless hours poured into them to create a game somebody had the desire to share with the world. Tanuki Sunset takes this...

Shatter Remastered Deluxe review

I can vividly recall seeing Breakout in an arcade for the first time. It was the late ‘80s, and even though far more impressive games existed, I could still tell that Breakout was special. It took the concept of Pong and created a more rewarding single-player experience. Simple,...