Retro News

November2020

  • Reminder Rate Your Favourite Wii Games

    Help us assemble the top 50 Wii games ever

    Reminder: This is a final call to rate your favourite Wii games before we publish the top 50 very soon. You'll still be able to rate the games and affect the ranking after the list goes live, of course, but there's nothing quite like the moment of anticipation, is there? We've added several games that were...

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  • Quiz Can You Name These Nintendo Console Games From Their Box Art?

    The devil's in the detail

    Over the years there have been some truly iconic covers for games on Nintendo platforms. Often you only need to catch the most fleeting of glimpses to recognise a classic from your collection. Today we're going to put your Nintendo console box art knowledge to the test! We've selected fifteen great games from Nintendo...

  • Site News We've Got A Polymega, Ask Us Anything

    Ahead of our review, let us know your burning questions

    After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, the Polymega console is finally a solid reality, and we were lucky enough to be sent a unit as part of the company's ongoing beta testing phase. The system formerly known as RetroBlox has come under fire over the past few years following a series of

  • News The FunKey S Is A Handheld Console That Fits On Your Keyring

    "What is this, a handheld for ants?!"

    The impossibly dinky retro handheld FunKey S is close to finishing its Kickstarter run, and has raised an impressive £124,000 so far – and it's easy to see why. This diminutive handheld system is small enough to fit onto your bunch of keys, yet it runs Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, SNES and even PlayStation...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #53 - Tetris

    Block droppin' beats

    Welcome one and all to Box Art Brawl, our weekly vote on a bunch of regional box art variants. It's Round #53 which means we've got a year's worth of brawls under our belts - thank you to all you box art critics and voters out there! This week we're introducing an ever-so-minor tweak to the format which will accompany the...

  • Random Artist Shows Off Totally Rad Cyberpunk 2077 Game Boy Concept

    Launching in 2077

    CD Projekt Red's new game Cyberpunk 2077 might not be out until November, but it's already established a fanbase. Blender artist, Tomek Dittrich, is such a big fan, he's gone to the extent of creating a "Nightcity Cyber Boy". The full 3D model of this concept even includes a Cyber Boy version of Cyberpunk 2077. In the brief clip...

  • Quiz Which Years Were These Classic Nintendo Games Released?

    The Year of the Cart

    After multiple decades in the home console gaming business, Nintendo's library of beloved games are etched in the memories of players across the planet. Most of us will never forget the first time we plugged that shiny new Super Mario World cartridge in the Super Nintendo's slot, or the magical holiday season when we first...

  • News Street Fighter II's Zangief Was Nerfed Because One Player Was Too Good With Him

    "It's your fault Zangief became weaker"

    Russian wrestler Zangief has been part of the Street Fighter universe since he made his debut in Street Fighter II, the game which truly turned the franchise into a global phenomenon. He's traditionally been seen as one of the game's expert-level characters, primarily because of his slow speed, lack of...

  • Feature The 9 Strangest Choices For Licensed Karting Games

    The racing tie-ins nobody really asked for

    The Switch can’t avoid licensed kart racing games. It’s already seen its fair share of gems (Team Sonic Racing, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled) and stinkers (Hello Kitty Kruisers, Garfield Kart Furiou