Genre: Arcade Racer | Developer: Vector Unit | Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox Live Arcade | Players: (Offline) 1-4 (Online (1-6) | Rating: PEGI 12 Back in the late 90s, at a time when arcades were still being populated with people, Hydro Thunder was a well liked but by no means stand-out arcade title, and the franchise held enough weight to see it ported over to the popular consoles […]

Meet DeathSpank: Hero of the Downtrodden, Dispenser of Justice and Vanquisher of Evil! Not to mention a few sticks short of a bundle. In an adventure both familiar and surreal, the titular hero sets out in search of “The Artifact”, an item both strange and mysterious, its power only outmatched by its mystery. Too bad no one really knows what it is. Not even DeathSpank. He only knows it’s his […]

I openly admit to being a Nintendo fanboy, and Super Mario Galaxy was one of my favourite titles of 2007, so I had some pretty big expectations for Super Mario Galaxy 2. The problem was only that it felt too sequely when it was first announced. While it did have Yoshi as well as some new power-ups, the title alone just felt less innovative than I’d expected from a mario […]

Before taking a look at the Mad Catz FightStick Tournament Edition S, I was lucky enough to also try out the middle-ground between a normal controller and a stick: The Mad Catz FightPad. In their quest for dominance of the fighting game controller market, Mad Catz have taken most of the features from the FightPad from the controller that has historically arguably had the best fighting game performance – the […]

It’s a bit of an expensive investment, but the Mad Catz Super Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition S FightStick does have a number of key benefits. It is super pretty and an awesome show-off showcase piece, it’ll improve your fighting game skills tenfold and it’s a pretty versatile piece of kit that can add some excitement and fun to other games that have lost their spark with the regular controller. With the massive number of 2D fighting games cropping up thanks to the new lease of life Street Fighter IV has given the genre, now may be the best time to invest in this highly specialised, but highly awesome piece of kit. Highly recommended.

Back in the 90’s I wasn’t much of an After Burner guy – I was always more into Hang On and Space Harrier – but part of that was because I never owned a home conversion of the After Burner games – they were always something I played, loved, but could never get good at. Following on from the success of OutRun Online Arcade, After Burner Climax takes the classic […]

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Categories: Retro News, Reviews

Before I begin, let me preface this review with a few facts. I am male At the time of writing this review, I am twenty-two years old I love Pokémon There is no shame here Pokémon First thing some people might have problems with when it comes to Pokemon SoulSilver and HeartGold is that the main roster of Pokemon is a deviation from the original 151 Pokemon. Being a Pokemon […]

Among the ports, remakes and the one Legend of Zelda title present at the Wii’s launch was Red Steel, a first person shooter/sword fighter intended to prove the Wii could be a platform for both hardcore and casual gamers. Unfortunately it suffered from some rather clunky controls due to the Wii not being able to do what it was supposed to. Now, 4 years and one controller add-on later, Red […]

Sam and Max have landed on the PS3. Can these partners match up with the current PlayStation Network offerings? Has this dynamic duo hit its stride, or began to lose its touch. Hit the break for our verdict.