Retro - Timeline

Wednesday12th Feb 2020

  • Mario Memories Playing Super Mario Bros. 3 In The Garden

    Darren recalls a stolen moment in his back garden with Mario

    Today is the 30th anniversary of the US release of Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES! That's right, boomers - you're getting old. In honour of the occasion we're republishing this article originally posted as part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for the iconic Mario franchise as a...

Tuesday11th Feb 2020

Monday10th Feb 2020

  • Random Two '80s Icons Combine In This Custom-Made Megatron NES Zapper

    "Do you have what it takes to kill that damn dog?"

    If you're a child of the '80s, then chances are you grew up with the Nintendo Entertainment System and Transformers. The two products were arguably at their height during the same period, so it's only natural that some resourceful fan has decided to fuse the two together. Simon Smith is that fan,...

Sunday9th Feb 2020

Saturday8th Feb 2020

Monday3rd Feb 2020

  • Feature Remember When Atari Turned Down Nintendo And Sega?

    How different things could have been

    When you think of the key names in the history of video games hardware, a few notable monikers spring to mind. Nintendo is obviously one of them; the Japanese veteran has been a major part of the industry since the '80s, and has maintained a position of importance and influence despite numerous challenges from...

Sunday2nd Feb 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #28 - Mario Bros.

    Super! Hang on...

    Welcome back, you beautiful people, to another edition of Box Art Brawl, the series where regional box art variants get subjected to public scrutiny and ranked according to their beauty by you lovely lot. Last week we had a true classic in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, which unsheathed its Master Swords and did...

Thursday30th Jan 2020

Wednesday29th Jan 2020

Tuesday28th Jan 2020

Sunday26th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #27 - The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

    Hey, listen! *splat*

    And here we are once more for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly battle between regional variants of retro game box covers to find out which one you think deserves gold medal in the looks department. Last week Super NES classic Castlevania: Dracula X bared its teeth and got down to bloody battle until the Japanese...

Wednesday22nd Jan 2020

Tuesday21st Jan 2020

  • Anniversary Super Smash Bros. Turns 21 Today

    And look how far it's come!

    On 21st January 1999, the original Super Smash Bros. was released for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. Over the last 21 years, Smash has become one of the most celebrated, adored, and hype-inducing series available on Nintendo's platforms. The character selection screen in Super Smash Bros. with all characters unlocked...

Sunday19th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #26 - Castlevania: Dracula X

    Whip it good

    Welcome back for another edition of Box Art Brawl, the weekly vote to see who triumphs over the first and second losers in a box art beauty pageant. Three regional versions of the same game cover battle it out to see who is the sharpest looker. Last week we had a returning series in the form of Resident Evil 2. We looked at the N64...

Tuesday14th Jan 2020

Sunday12th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #25 - Resident Evil 2

    Biohazard REturns

    Welcome again to Box Art Brawl, the weekly bout that sees regional variants of retro games compete to see which has the most attractive box-based visage. Last week featured a load of old balls - monkey balls, that is - as Super Monkey Ball 2 bounced off itself in battle. You lovely people decided that the European variant was the...

Thursday9th Jan 2020

Wednesday8th Jan 2020

Tuesday7th Jan 2020

Sunday5th Jan 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #24 - Super Monkey Ball 2

    Super Monkey Brawl

    Welcome to the twenty-fourth (!) round of Box Art Brawl, the weekly regional box art battle that sees you settle the score and vote for the best regional cover design or a retro video game. It's the first brawl of 2020 - we hope you all had a spectacular start to the New Year and are ready to scrap once more! Last week we had a...

Sunday29th Dec 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #23 - Snowboard Kids

    The kids were all right

    Welcome to a festive edition of Box Art Brawl, where regional box art variants battle each other for the honour of your vote. Christmas is over, New Year is approaching, so it's time to hit the slopes as the snow settles in the interim. Last week Star Wars Episode I: Racer raced itself to the podium and t'was decreed by you...

Friday27th Dec 2019

Thursday26th Dec 2019