Demo One

Released: 1995 Format: PlayStation Rather than lazily shove a handful of demos onto a disk and tie them all together with a rudimentary menu system, Sony put an awful lot of attention into the curiously titled Demo One – the disk that came bundled with every fresh PlayStation....

Mario paint

You can’t get any rarer than something that’s one of a kind. With this in mind, I’m surprised that there aren’t more people out there customising their consoles. There’s certainly a demand for them on eBay – a NES-style custom GBA SP went for £51 (14 bids) earlier...

Xbox lost and found

The discovery of a new Sonic game on an old Xbox development kit caused a bit of commotion on the internet recently because, well, it’s a Sonic game. It’s no shame Sonic Extreme was canned though. As this video shows, hedgehogs and skateboards don’t mix. Another unreleased Xbox...

Mr. Dreamcast

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 1 of Mr. Dreamcast from April 2000. It’s fair to say that there were...

Captain America and The Avengers

Released: 1992-1994 Formats: Arcade, Mega Drive, SNES, GameGear, Game Boy Time has been kind to a lot of scrolling beat ’em ups from the 16-bit era – Golden Axe and Streets of Rage still play as nicely now as they did back in the ‘90s. I think the...

Little Samson, big price

Loose copies of Taito’s Little Samson on NES can fetch up to £100 due to its rarity. You’d think that a complete copy would only fetch a little more, but not so – this new and sealed copy netted a US seller $5,500.00 (£3,444.39) after 29 bids. What...

When I’m 64

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 a video game magazine. This month: issue 54 of N64 Magazine from May 2001. Now here’s a publication that you...

Game Boy Obscure

The humble Game Boy had a full and long life that very few other consoles can match. New releases did slow down around the mid ’90s, but then came along came a little game known as Pokemon and eventually the Game Boy Color rightfully took the reigns. Even...

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...

Pokemon and on and on

After finding a boxed Game Boy Color in a charity shop for £2 earlier this month, most of my searches on eBay have been Game Boy related. As such, you can probably guess what format I’m going to kick off this month’s eBay round-up with. Despite being in...

EGM – Exquisitely Good Magazine

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 149 of Electronic Gaming Monthly from December 2001. American magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly –...

M.C. Mario off the record

With the Portal 2 ending song proving absurdly popular on YouTube, spawning numerous remixes and tributes, now seems a good time to look back at a very short fad from the ’90s. For reasons unknown – or at least for reasons that didn’t involve making money – record...