What Happened to Couch Gaming?

Over my lifetime, I have played local multiplayer on every console I have owned, from the SNES and Genesis all the way to the recent Wii U. Offline gaming has always been there to pull out when I have had a couple of friends over and I…

What Went Wrong With Sonic the Hedgehog

Over the last twenty five years, Sonic has had a meteoric rise to popularity and an equally tumultuous fall from grace. A once prevalent character who was almost as recognisable as Mario has fallen from a dizzying height whilst his plumber…

Diesel Guns: Fans of Car Combat Rejoice!

Intenzibne LLC have recently started crowdfunding for Diesel Guns, an arcade car combat title, on IndieGoGo. They are looking to raise $5000. The first hundred 'early birds' can pick it up for $2 and those who arrive later will have to pay…

Why The Critic Needs to Come Back

Inspired by a recent article on Reddit, I felt compelled to take a deeper look into one of my favourite programmes of the 90s: The Critic, and discuss a handful of reasons why I believe it is the right time for it to make a return. To…

Donkey Kong Country, 22 Years Later

Rareware or, as of 2003, Rare, are one of the few companies that I have adored since my childhood. Many of the games that they produced in the 90's and early 2000s remain some of the best designed gamers to have ever have been released.…

Age of Empires II, 16 Years Later

Fifteen years have passed since The Conquerors was released and six years since the closure of Ensemble Studios. Since then, the base-building subgenre has long since headed into terminal decline, leaving genre aficionados yearning for…

Looking Back at Super Mario Bros. 3

When Super Mario Bros. 3 was released in 1988, it came off the back of one of the most successful and critically acclaimed games of all time – the original Super Mario, not the Doki Doki Panic game that was repackaged as a Mario title. A…

RETRO GAME REVIEW: Plok (1993)

The 16-bit era was chock-filled with poorly designed 2D platformers that, despite aspiring to be special, fell into an already large pile of mediocre adventure games released during the SNES/Mega Drive generation. One of the games that…