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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.

The Best PS1 Games From Our Childhood

There were so many great, genre-defining games on PlayStation 1 that have helped shape games into what they are today. With that, then, here are 10 of the best games on PS1 from our childhoods.

The Forgotten Delight of Sensible Software’s Wizkid

It's a shame that for most, Sensible's Wizkid will forever remain an unknown obscurity. For me, playing Wizkid forms one of my earliest – and most cherished – gaming memories.

How Have Japanese Arcades Survived?

I was recently lucky enough to visit Tokyo for the first time. As someone who's been playing video games their entire life, and plans to...

The 10 Worst Things About Retro Gaming

The early days of gaming weren't as glorious as they're reputed to have been. Come with me as I take you on a tour of ten things that made this age such a minefield.

Top 10 MS-DOS Games That You Really Should Play

Microsoft’s first operating system MS-DOS was released in 1981, and between then until support for the OS ceased in 2000, thousands upon thousands of game were released.

‘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...

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