Alex Kidd’s Brain Training

If somebody had told me back in the early 90s that in twenty years time it would be possible to buy a colour handheld with twenty 8-bit Sega games built in and it would cost under £10 to buy, I would have probably jammed Lego bricks into their...

Sonic The Hedgehog – The 8-bit Years

Sonic’s 16-bit hits are incredibly renowned – if you didn’t own any, then you probably have at least played them or read about them countless times before. It’s slightly odd, then, that the blue-hued mammal’s 8-hit back catalogue is barely talked about even though far more varied and...

Twenty years of middling Simpsons games

The 14th January 1990 will be a date recognisable to any Simpsons fan – it’s the date that the first ever episode aired on American TV, some three year afters the crudely animated 30-second shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show made the yellow fellows famous. To celebrate The...

Namco Museum Virtual Arcade

No matter how much horsepower a console has you can guarantee on two things – somebody will release Tetris on it and Namco will bring out a collection of their ancient arcade hits. There are already been three Tetris games on Xbox 360 – Tetris Plus, Tetris Splash...

Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

It’ll be a cold day in Hull – sorry, Hell – when Nintendo releases a 16-bit retro collection of this magnitude. So, let’s use this review as a means to honour Sega for not being as stingy as Nintendo are with their primitive pixels. All together now: hip,...

Sega doesn’t know their Sonics

Sega has slipped up! Next to the caption for Sonic 2 on the back of the new Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection (known as Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection in the US, for some bizarre reason) somebody has used an image of Sonic 3 by mistake. It’s an easy...

EA Replay

Why EA hadn’t jumped on the retro compilation bandwagon before now is a bit of a mystery. Maybe it’s down to format choice: when the Saturn and PSone were in their prime, the Mega Drive and SNES were still a recent memory. PlayStation 2 and Xbox were probably...