Retro - Timeline

Thursday30th Apr 2020

Wednesday29th Apr 2020

Monday27th Apr 2020

  • Video Secret Of Mana Fan Creates Stunning 2D Animation Tribute

    Straight outta the '90s

    If you've been following the Mana series ever since Secret of Mana came to the SNES in the early '90s, you might want to prepare yourself for a wonderfully nostalgic trip down memory lane. YouTube user Benoit Tranchet has created a lovely 2D animation based on the classic RPG, releasing it on the platform just as the series'...

Sunday26th Apr 2020

Friday24th Apr 2020

Wednesday22nd Apr 2020

Tuesday21st Apr 2020

  • News Developer Creates New SNES Game In Just 10 Hours

    And you can play it for free

    It's not often you hear about developers working on new SNES games these days, and it's even rarer to hear about one that was fully created in just ten hours. 'Keeping SNES Alive' is a brand new game from developer Dr. Ludos, who recently released another game for the SNES called Yo-Yo Shuriken - which came on a...

Monday20th Apr 2020

Sunday19th Apr 2020

  • News Sega Open To Reviving Sonic's 1993 Arcade Game, But Needs Your Support

    Depends on the success of existing Sega Ages Sonic titles

    Back in 1993, when arcade gaming still played a significant role within the video game industry, Sega AM3 released a title called SegaSonic the Hedgehog. The platformer-action game got compared to Marble Madness and was the first time players were introduced to Mighty the Armadillo and Ray...

  • Feature How Nintendo Killed The Best Version Of Tetris

    "Heartbroken is a good summary"

    Ed Logg knew a thing or two about lines. He’d co-created Asteroids at Atari, a game where players piloted a ship and blasted the eponymous space rocks into smaller and smaller bits. Released in 1979, Asteroids was in black and white, but the animation was slick and fluid thanks to vector graphics, a technique that...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #39 - Wetrix

    Wet weekend

    Welcome one and all to the 39th edition of Box Art Brawl, a weekly bout between box art variants from around the world where you vote for the victor... Last week Mario threw one of his dos on the N64 with Mario Party 2, a swinging shindig from before the formula palled a bit. Looking back we can say with certainty that Japan's cover was...

Saturday18th Apr 2020

Friday17th Apr 2020

Thursday16th Apr 2020

Wednesday15th Apr 2020

Tuesday14th Apr 2020

Sunday12th Apr 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #38 - Mario Party 2

    Mario parties

    Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly vote to find the best of three regional retro game box art variations. Last week we ran away from the headliner in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. For the first time ever in this series the votes resulted in a dead heat between North America and Japan, both tied...

Tuesday7th Apr 2020

  • Random "One-Line Code Fix" Resolves Super Mario 64 Smoke Bug

    A long time coming

    An apparent "one-line code fix" for Super Mario 64 has supposedly fixed a visual bug in Mario's first 3D outing. The smoke Mario emits when he makes contact with lava or anything else hot has been replaced with a "much better looking" particle that's reportedly been within the game all along, according to Polygon. All it took was...

Sunday5th Apr 2020

Saturday4th Apr 2020

Thursday2nd Apr 2020

Tuesday31st Mar 2020

  • News Modder Shrinks The N64 Down To The Size Of A Game Boy Advance SP

    And it plays original carts, too

    Portable N64 mods – where the console's internals are placed in a handheld shell complete with an LCD screen and battery so you can play Super Mario 64 on the road – have been around for years, but this latest effort has to rank as one of the most impressive yet. GmanModz has taken the guts of the N64 and placed...

Sunday29th Mar 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #36 - Streets Of Rage 3

    A Bare Knuckle sandwich

    Bienvenido a Box Art Brawl, our weekly look back at the same game's retro box art from around the world with a cheeky vote attached. To coincide with the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons we took a look at the first game in the series last week. Despite the North American and European variants being very similar, the...

Wednesday25th Mar 2020