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...

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...

Fast food games – deep fried fun

Slowly but surely, video games are starting to become associated with keeping fit. We have the extraordinary popularity of the likes of Wii Fit and Kinect to thank for this, and to be honest I’m a little surprised that fast food companies haven’t tried to get in on...

Desperately seeking Suidoken

The humble GameGear has gained more than a little attention on these hallowed pages this month. First we covered the fact that Sega are re-releasing their 8-bit hits on the 3DS’s virtual console, and then we chose the uber obscure Kuni-Chan’s Game Paradise for our monthly retro feature....