Retro - Timeline

Wednesday22nd May 2019

Monday20th May 2019

Sunday19th May 2019

  • Feature Best Game Boy Games

    As voted for by you

    The Nintendo Game Boy turns 30 today, and to celebrate this amazing occasion we'll be running a series of related features this week, right up to the big day. Friday 21st April 1989 – the day that the Game Boy launched in Japan. Thirty years ago today the video gaming landscape would be forever changed as Nintendo opened up...

Friday17th May 2019

Thursday16th May 2019

Wednesday15th May 2019

Tuesday14th May 2019

Monday13th May 2019

  • News Soko Banana Is A Brand New Game Being Developed For The NES

    Yes, for the actual NES hardware

    Almost every day, we see waves of online users replying to game reveals with something along the lines of "yeah, but is it coming to Switch", desperate for another game on their platform of choice. Isn't it about time we started asking new questions instead of simply port-begging for more games on Nintendo's newest...

  • Random The Captivating Mystery Of Pilotwings’ Crashing Plane

    And what it means for the art of emulation

    These days, we’re used to games evolving over time; developers add content, patch out bugs and generally tinker with their creations for months (if not years) after their publication, subtly re-shaping them into a form which often differs quite wildly from the initial release. Even though this practice...

Friday10th May 2019

Wednesday8th May 2019

Tuesday7th May 2019

Monday6th May 2019

Sunday5th May 2019

Saturday4th May 2019

  • Feature I Think My Game Boy Predicts The Future

    “What evil might this forbidden technology unleash?”

    The Game Boy turned 30 last month – to the shock of those of us realising we are therefore well over 30. Where did the past go? I think it went into a nook at the end of my bookshelf – at least that’s where I found my old DMG-01, the original Game Boy. Like many reading this, I’m sure,...

  • Feature The Game Boy's Biggest Rival Gets Revived By The Modding Community

    Where there's a McWill, there's a way

    In the early 1980s, portable gaming was mainly limited to LCD-based games. Companies such as Casio, Grandstand and Tiger Electronics would all release various watches and devices to keep us entertained on those tiresome journeys. Nintendo wasn't really known here in the UK back then, but it stood out from the...

Tuesday30th Apr 2019

Monday29th Apr 2019