Retro - Timeline

Tuesday22nd Oct 2019

Monday21st Oct 2019

  • Feature How Switch Brings Back Game Boy Multiplayer Memories

    A link (cable) to the past

    Quite apart from the huge number of great games coming to the system every week, one result of Switch’s success that we’ve really enjoyed is how it has brought back a focus on local multiplayer gaming not seen since the N64 days. Online is still king, of course, but we’d argue there’s nothing quite like the rush of...

  • Anniversary The Game Boy Color Turns 21 Today

    They grow up so fast

    Nintendo's Game Boy Color was first released in Japan 21 years ago today on 21st October 1998. A successor to the original beast that was the Game Boy, the Game Boy Color unsurprisingly featured a colour screen, giving Nintendo's handheld games a whole new lease of life. While we sadly don't have exact figures for each of the...

Sunday20th Oct 2019

Saturday19th Oct 2019

Wednesday16th Oct 2019

Tuesday15th Oct 2019

Sunday13th Oct 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #12 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

    Another crack of the whip from Konami

    And we're back with Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from other sides of the planet meet up and fail to work out their differences without resorting to physical violence. Last week was a particularly bloodthirsty bout with Final Fight taking itself down to Chinatown. Despite flaws in each of the...

Tuesday8th Oct 2019

Sunday6th Oct 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #11 - Final Fight

    Almost certainly NOT the final fight

    Welcome to this week's Box Art Brawl, the ongoing series where box art variants from around the world face off against one another to find out which is the fairest of them all. Who wins? You decide. Last week we featured GoldenEye 007 and the world's best known (and therefore presumably worst) secret agent...

Saturday5th Oct 2019

Thursday3rd Oct 2019

Wednesday2nd Oct 2019

Monday30th Sep 2019

Sunday29th Sep 2019

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #10 - GoldenEye 007

    You can never unsee it

    Welcome, one and all, to Box Art Brawl! We’ve reached the tenth round in the series where we present a bunch of box art variants and then put it to you lovely people to see which one prevails in the ensuing bout. In an effort to showcase some of the dross that will never make it to this hallowed arena, we took a midweek look...

Friday27th Sep 2019

Wednesday25th Sep 2019

Monday23rd Sep 2019

  • News Just How Much Can Your Sealed Retro Games Sell For?

    UK research uncovers some shocking prices

    If you're a passionate collector of retro games, and particularly of retro Nintendo games, you'll probably be painfully aware of just how costly old sealed copies can be. It isn't unusual to see sealed NES and SNES games be listed for hundreds of pounds, whether potential buyers are willing to spend quite...

Sunday22nd Sep 2019

Saturday21st Sep 2019

Friday20th Sep 2019