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Still a 90’s kid at heart? Wish it was still 1985? Rather play Frogger than Assassin’s Creed? GameSpew’s Retro section is for you!

Here we celebrate everything yesteryear: the best games of days gone by, re-releases of the classics, and pretty much anything to do with the golden age of video games.

‘Retroblox’ System Teases Multi-Console Emulation, Kickstarter in April

With a Kickstarter launching in April, Retroblox promises to deliver multi-system emulation that makes use of original cartridges, CDs and peripherals.

Power Blade’s Bizarre Localisation Legacy

I recently stumbled on a NES game called Power Blade at a local retro game shop. It's a pretty cool game – but its history is what makes it so interesting.

20 Years With My First RPG: A Final Fantasy VII Retrospective

This month marks Final Fantasy VII's 20th anniversary. Feel old yet? Originally debuting in Japan on 31st January 1997 for PlayStation 1, it later followed in...

A Brief History on Double Dragon’s Confusing 30-Year Legacy

Double Dragon is one of the forefathers of the beat’em up genre. While it started in arcades, most gamers are probably more familiar with...

Games That Changed Our Lives #35: Simcopter

Though loads of kids at my school were into video games, nobody except my friend Adam and I had ever heard of Simcopter. In the playground we...

Happy 24th Birthday, Streets of Rage 2!

It makes you feel old, doesn’t it, knowing that a game that you played in your youth is now 24 years old? In the...

Jak and Daxter: Naughty Dog’s First Foray into Dramatic Storytelling

At PSX this past weekend, three out of four of Naughty Dog’s biggest properties were showcased. The company is making a standalone expansion to...

Fighting Evil by Moonlight, Winning Love by Daylight: Persona 20th Anniversary

November marked Persona's 20th anniversary in the U.S. The legacy of its succession of sequels and origins are as bizarre as the plots in...

Games That Changed Our Lives #34: TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

The games of today simply don’t feature enough time travel. There, I said it. Maybe it’s a theme just that little bit too retro for...

Shining Light on Nintendo’s Forgotten RPG Series Golden Sun

Despite Nintendo’s long list of properties and genre explorations, they have very few RPGs under their belt. One of them, Golden Sun, hasn’t been...

Looking Back Over 25 Years of the Mana Series: The RPG Tree of Life

This month marks the 25th Anniversary of the Mana series, which began on weird terms. The first game launched for the Game Boy in...

Games That Changed Our Lives #33: Final Fantasy IX

I recall that, for one of my early birthdays, I told my mother that I wanted to rent the original PlayStation console from the...

Games That Changed Our Live #32: Heretic II

In 1998 Raven Software released what would be a genre-defining, revolutionary title, one that virtually no one has heard of nowadays except hardcore fanatics...

Games That Changed Our Lives #31: Fable II

My life revolved around playing games. Nothing could take that love from me – until high school, that was.

Games That Changed Our Lives #29: Pokémon Red & Blue

The mid-Nineties saw a huge leap in the video-gaming industry as 3D games and the consoles to play them on became available. This put...

Thousands of Amiga Games Now Available For Free In Your Browser

Have you ever heard of Archive.org, or the Internet Wayback Machine? Well, you've been missing out. A service that's been running for years, the...

Counting Stars: A Look Back Over 20 Years of Star Ocean

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the fantasy/space series, Star Ocean. The original game launched on the Super Famicom in Japan on 19...
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Sega to Re-release Mini Version of Mega Drive

Following on the heels of Nintendo's NES mini announcement, Sega are set to capitalise upon one of their own classic consoles. A mini version...

Nintendo’s Classic Mini NES goes to the top of Amazon’s charts

Sony and Microsoft may have some stiff competition this coming Christmas. Nintendo's Classic Mini NES is already top of the bestsellers list on Amazon.co.uk. Nintendo...

Games That Changed Our Lives #28: Guild Wars 2

I feel like there comes a point in every gamer's life where they'll try out an MMORPG for the first time and it will...
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