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Kieren Hawken

Kieren Hawken
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Kieren Hawken is from England and is a well known figure in gaming circles. As a writer he is probably best known for his work on the award-winning Retro Gamer magazine, and over the years he has written for numerous other publications and websites. Along with being a keen collector of games himself, Kieren is also the organiser of several UK-based gaming events and has a strong presence on social media.

Steel Empire Review

Any of you out there who owned a Sega Mega Drive back in the day might just remember a game called Empire of Steel,...

Livelock Review

Let’s just say this from the off: I absolutely adore top-down shooters. From early titles such as Commando and Ikari Warriors through to titles like...

Hack, Slash, Backstab Review

One of my very earliest video game memories is seeing a huge 4-player Gauntlet cabinet looming over me from the end of a dimly...

Solar Shifter EX Review

While the Xbox 360 became known for being a great shoot ‘em up machine, especially in Japan where it was pretty much the only...

King Oddball Review

I do like it when publishers make it clear what game to expect from the off, and 10tons definitely did this with King Oddball...

Anode Review

I have always been an absolutely huge fan of puzzle games; from the first time I played Tetris on a BBC Micro in my...

Dungeon Punks Review

I have always been a massive fan of scrolling beat ‘em ups over the years. In fact, I'd probably go as far as to say...

Maldita Castilla EX Review

Just recently I reviewed Cast of the Seven Godsends, a new retro-styled game that is heavily inspired by Capcom’s classic Ghosts ‘n Goblins. In that...

Cast of the Seven Godsends Redux Review

Remaking classic retro games certainly seems to be one of the biggest crazes among game publishers right now and Cast of the Seven Godsends...

Into the Belly of the Beast Review

Every now and again you encounter a game where you really don’t know what to expect. For me, Into the Belly of the Beast from...

Dynamite Fishing: World Games Review (Xbox One)

If there ever was a game that does exactly what it says on the tin, then it’s Dynamite Fishing from Handy Games – the...

Pac-Man 256 Review

Around a year ago, Pac-Man 256 was released for iOS and Android devices. It was a furiously addictive play on the now legendary kill screen from...

Digger Dan DX Review

Reviving old favourites seems to be a bit of a theme on the Nintendo 3DS at the moment; just the other day I reviewed...

Arcade Game Series 3-in-1 Pack Review

The resurgence of retro gaming continues on the Xbox One. First we had Rare Replay and then we had a multitude of old Xbox 360...

Sssnakes Review

Anybody out there who ever owned an old Nokia phone will undoubtedly be very familiar with Snake, the simple but furiously addictive game that...

10 Worst Video Game Box Art Designs Ever

Back in the days before the internet took over, box art was a really important part of any game. When you walked into your...

Brick Breaker Review

Back in 1976, Atari released a revolutionary game called Breakout. Designed by Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell and engineered by none other than Apple founders Steve...

Skyling: Garden Defense Review

As soon as I saw the previews for Skyling: Garden Defense I was excited; this little puzzle game instantly reminded me of old-school isometric titles of yesteryear...

Tiny Troopers: Joint Ops Review

Those of you who have been gaming since the 90s will remember a rather stonking war game by the name of Cannon Fodder. Created by...

Pixel Piracy Review

Given what a huge hit Terraria was, everyone has been waiting to see just what Re-Logic would bring us next. Well now the wait...
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