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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.

Evercade Home Computer Heroes 1

Four More Cartridges are Coming to Evercade This Year

Evercade has revealed four more new cartridges coming before the end of 2023, including the first ever single game.
Antstream Arcade

Antstream Arcade Xbox Review – A Treasure Trove of Retro Games

Antstream Arcade is now on arcade and this retro-game streaming service will leave you spoilt for choice.
Caverns of Mars: Recharged

Caverns of Mars: Recharged Review

If you're a fan of easy-to-pick-up but hard-to-put-down arcade games, you're going to want to check out Caverns of Mars: Recharged.
Spider-Man vs The Kingpin

Back in 1991, Spider-Man Vs. The Kingpin Proved That Licensed Games Don’t Have to Be Bad

Released in 1991 on SEGA Mega Crive, Spider-Man vs The Kingpin was a very good licensed game in a sea of terrible licensed games.
LEGO Ideas Atari

This Atari 2600 Made Out of LEGO is Incredible

A new submission on LEGO Ideas is this brick-built Atari 2600 console, which looks remarkably like the real thing.
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins – One of the Best Game Boy Games Ever Made

Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins is a stand-out title – not just for the Mario franchise, but for the Game Boy as a whole.
Virtual Boy

Seeing Red: Looking Back at Nintendo’s Virtual Boy

Perhaps Nintendo's biggest failure is the Virtual Boy, released in 1995. But it's also one of the company's most interesting pieces of hardware. Let's look at its history, shall we?
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan

Looking Back on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall Of The Foot Clan

Released back in 1990 on Nintendo Game Boy, Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall Of The Foot Clan was a mixed bag.
Knuckles' Chaotix

Knuckles’ Chaotix is Lost to Time (And That’s For the Best)

Released in 1994 on SEGA's 32X, Knuckles' Chaotix hasn't been seen since - but there's a reason this Sonic game is best lost to time.
Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country is Still Barrels of Fun, Over 25 Years On

Monkey see, monkey Ninten-do.

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...

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