“The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

When people think of retro platforming games, they typically think of a few standouts, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, etc. All of those are featured on consoles that are well known and are great in their own right, but what about games on systems that don’t get a lot of acknowledgement? How about the Philips CD-i? I’ve already discussed Hotel Mario in a … Continue reading “The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

If you’ve visited this site before, you might already know how deep my hatred for scalpers and overzealous eBay sellers runs. It’s a topic I revisit again and again.  And if I seem a little extra upset, it’s because I really do take this issue personally. I started this site (and the YouTube channel it was originally based on) with the intention of spreading retro … Continue reading Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

C’mon in, young’uns. Have a seat; settle in. I’ve got a yarn to weave and someone with your interests ought to find it fairly interesting. It all begins long ago, when I was just a wee little gamer, all dewy-eyed and full of wonder. A little bit like you used to be, before you heard the Call of Duty and spent too many Fortnites Crafting … Continue reading Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

25 NES Hidden Gems You’ve Got To Try

How hidden can a gem possibly be? I mean, we’ve had like 35 years to discover these games. Presumably, they were never really hidden. This list should be more like Games You Forgot. But “hidden gems” is such a buzzword, I’d rather use it. Regardless, there is a massive number of NES games that are fantastic and fun and even pretty cheap. And with game … Continue reading 25 NES Hidden Gems You’ve Got To Try

Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?

Many retro gamers have asked the question: Are emulators illegal?  The answer is no; you can download them without a problem. Don’t get excited, though. The emulators are legal, but they are kind of useless on their own. So, if you were looking to get your hands on some free classic games while following the letter of the law (how paragon of you), you are going … Continue reading Are Emulators Illegal for Retro Gaming?

Breaking Down Ridiculous N64 Prices in 2021

So I may have been writing too much lately about the state of the classic gaming market. But can you blame me? Over the course of this year, Playstation 3 prices have gone through the roof, we’ve seen Playstation 2 game prices explode, with Wii U and PS Vita games on the verge of a bubble. Besides, if y’all keep reading this stuff, I’ll keep … Continue reading Breaking Down Ridiculous N64 Prices in 2021

Isn’t it time you grew up and stopped playing games? 

This is the question I asked myself at the age of 25, I’d finished university, I was in a relationship, just bought my first house and moved out of the parental home, it was time to grow up and stop playing video games, the year was 2000 and I’d just thrown a Commodore Amiga into a skip. Playing is what children do, adults don’t play, … Continue reading Isn’t it time you grew up and stopped playing games? 

Top 5 Game Developers of the 1990s

This perennially popular decade will likely go down as the “Good Ole’ Days” of gaming. Whether it featured the greatest amount high-quality games is of course up for debate, but I don’t think anyone can deny that it was the most inventive and seminal era in the industry. There were dozens of studios that stood out amongst their contemporaries, so it was obviously difficult to … Continue reading Top 5 Game Developers of the 1990s