Our Pixilated Past

Super Mario Land

Released: 1989 Formats: Game Boy, 3DS Virtual Console Due to a combination of a lack of time, money and experience, most console launch games tend to be either on the basic side or rushed out. The Game Boy’s line-up was no different, comprising rather basic games such as...

Bart vs The Space Mutants

Released: 1991/1992 Formats: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, GameGear, Mega Drive, NES, Master System and ZX Spectrum If you haven’t ever played this game then you’ve at least heard of it – take another look at the list of systems it was released on. Pretty...

Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise

Released: 1991 Format: Sega GameGear Kuni-Chan no Game Tengoku (Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise) has so much history buried deep within its After Eight-shaped cartridge that it’s hard to know where to begin. The intro is a good place, I suppose – it’s set within the walls of Castle of...

Monkey Puncher

Released: 2000 Formats: Game Boy Color Animal rights organisation PETA has been around since 1980 and occasionally backlash against videogames which feature animal harming for entertainment. Super Meat Boy and Cooking Mama are two titles that have recently rattled their cage… pun fully intended. It’s odd, then, that...

Theme Park

Released: 1995 Formats: Mega Drive (played), Mega-CD, SNES, PC, Amiga, 3DO When Bullfrog started developing Theme Park for the Amiga and PC I doubt that even in their wildest collective dreams would the game end up on the humble Mega Drive. But EA gets what EA wants, and...