Tag: retro gaming
How Donkey Kong helped me become a better freelance writer
It seems unlikely, but it’s true – Shigeru Miyamoto’s classic platform game Donkey Kong is (part of) the secret of my success.
Should you get into retro gaming in 2022?
The short answer is yes…. maybe. Or it could be no. It’s kind of complicated. The long answer is, as you’d expect, long.
Antstream Arcade Australia Review: Retro game streaming done right
Antstream Arcade’s payment model is confusing as hell, and there are a few small glitches in the way that it works and its platform support, but if you’re after an easy way to relive those classic games of your childhood, it’s a very impressive service.
10 Retro Movie Games (That Don’t Suck)
Movie tie-in games have a terrible reputation, and that’s for a reason. Most of them are terrible. Here’s 10 of them that are actually great, and still well worth playing.
Classic Famicom ads are just the BEST
Time for a quick history lesson in the way games used to be advertised, methinks. So, as part of some ongoing retro gaming writing I’m doing at the moment, I have to do a whole lot of retro gaming research. Sure, typically, that would be the stuff that my brain would tell me was the […]
Plex Arcade: Plex is doing games now… but who wanted that?
Plex Arcade adds a bunch of classic Atari games to Plex’s popular media streaming service for a monthly fee. I’m not exactly sure who wants this. Plex — the popular media collection and self-managed streaming platform — is now also apparently a retro games platform. Specifically, overnight, Plex announced Plex Arcade, effectively a way to […]
AT Games Legends Flashback Review: Retro Bargain or Cheap Junk?
AT Games is back with the AT Games Legends Flashback, a retro console that’s distinctly not like its previous mini-console efforts. That’s (mostly) a good thing.
Xbox Series X Review: A retrogamer’s perspective
Microsoft has a brand new shiny console out capable of cutting-edge next-gen visuals and gameplay. So naturally, I’ve been playing old games on it. It’s what I do. So, Microsoft sent me an Xbox Series X to test out for a couple of weeks — to take on the obvious upfront questions, no, it’s not […]
Does Super Mario Bros Game & Watch really need more games?
Super Mario Bros Game & Watch, Nintendo’s first Game & Watch in 29 years is now available — if you were lucky enough to score a pre-order — and already folks are hacking them and complaining that there’s simply not enough games on the unit to make it worthwhile. I think they’re missing the point.
Analogue Super NT/Mega SG Review: Top notch gaming for a retro niche
Analogue’s retro SuperNT and MegaSG consoles are great, but they’re not cheap to acquire outside the US. Are they worth buying if you live outside the USA and have to pay the hefty shipping charges? My full video and text review await!