Sonic’s Edusoft

Released: Unreleased Format: Sega Master System Frequent Games Asylum readers may be questioning why we’ve picked a Sonic game twice in a row for our monthly retro gaming feature. Although it’s true that we do have a soft spot for the ‘hog, the story behind the unreleased Sonic’s...

Read the history of Nintendo on the go

In the 12 years that this website has been around, we’ve never featured a book review. That changes today: two glorious Nintendo history books have recently plopped through our letterbox. Well, to be fair it was more of a floor-shaking thud. These books are rather on the heavy...

eBay round-up: a Skylanders special

With the figures selling out quickly and Activision drip-feeding details of Skylanders: Giants in order to get fans in a frenzy, Skylanders fever is very much in full swing. We’ve noted before in a previous eBay round-up how a few of the rarer figures have sold for large...

Lost Game Gear puzzler finally shows its face

Following on from last week’s post about three long lost N64 games being preserved online, this week has seen the ‘preservation’ of the previously unreleased Game Gear puzzle game Crazy Faces. The release comes from the almighty SMS Power, a website dedicated to preserving everything 8-bit and Sega...

The drake that laid the golden Drake

Proving that us videogamers really are just big kids, a lot of videogame related toys have sold for stunning amounts on eBay this month. The most noteworthy of these is a golden vinyl Uncharted 3 toy said to be one of only 11 in the world. “For ages...

Become a GamePro pro

GamePro has been in the news recently. Sadly, it hasn’t been for the best of reasons – both the website and magazine were closed down in December. When visiting the GamePro.com now, those expecting gaming news and reviews are instead redirected to the PC World magazine website. The...

Sonic Blast

Released: 1996 Formats: Game Gear, Master System (Brazil only) The Game Gear lived such a long life that the last few games for it were not based on Mega Drive titles but rather spin-offs of early Sega Saturn games such Panzer Dragoon Mini, Virtua Fighter Animation and Baku...

The Sony Game Gear

Our recent farewell to the PSP sparked a desire to start a collection of the format’s finest, and while snapping up titles for literally pocket change it dawned on me that the PSP had a very similar life to the Sega Game Gear. The aesthetic similarities are as...

Retro Gamer reaches 100

The 100th issue of Retro Gamer has arrived and as you may have guessed, it’s rather special. The editors have been keeping the contents a secret for the past few months but now those secrets are out of the bag. Quite literally in this case – for possibly...

Gold Skylanders land a packet

It seems fitting to start off this month’s eBay round-up by talking about the one eBay-related story that gained the attention of the press. A set of rare silver and gold Skylanders figures ended at a colossal $1,263 (£797) on 18th February. That’s on top of the £30...

Theme Hospital

Released: 1997 Formats: PlayStation, PC There was no doubting that Theme Park was going to be a success. It was colourful, fun and innovative and we’re sure that running an amusement park ranks highly amongst the dreams of children. But running a hospital? We’d imagine that 99.99% of...

The history of Official Nintendo? Go!

Every month Matt pulls a magazine out for under his bed and gives it a fine going over. Stop giggling at the back there – we’re talking about video game magazines. This month: issue 64 of EMAP’s Nintendo Official Magazine from January 1998. The history of the Official...