Clock Tower 3 Halloween Retrospective (PS2)

Think of a survival horror game developed by Capcom in which you explore a mansion. Yep your mind instantly jumps to Resident Evil but Capcom have a history of developing other horror franchises. In 2001 the developer managed to get their hands on the Clock Tower series taking the gameplay in a completely different direction…

GoldenEye 007 Retrospective (N64)

The modern first-person shooters roots can be traced back to two pivotal 90’s titles, 1993 hyper violent Doom and the N64’s stealthy GoldenEye 007. This 007 title was created by British powerhouse Rare who in the 90’s were on a role with a slew of games being developed for Nintendo platforms including critically acclaimed Donkey…

Figthers Destiny Retrospective (N64)

When you think of the N64 you don’t really think of fighters…well besides the obvious one. The most memorable are perhaps the ones with the biggest franchises like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct.But the N64’s best fighter has to go to Genki and Imagineers joint venture Fighters Destiny. Sure it may not be much to…

Streets of Rage Retrospective (3DS)

A slowly building soundtrack plays over a dark cityscape. Text starts to crawl up the screen telling the story of a once peaceful city’s fall into despair as a criminal syndicate takes root. A thumping baseline kicks in as we’re told of three cops who are looking to free their city as they risk it…

Alien Storm Retrospective (Mega Drive)

Looking back on it, it’s hard to believe just how many side-scrolling brawlers the Mega Drive had on offer back in the 90’s. The Mega Drive was the first system I ever played (at least the first console I remember playing) and there was one game which, when I talk to people about now, always…

Soulcalibur II Retrospective (GameCube)

It’s hard to believe that Namco’s weapon based fighter Soulcalibur II is now over a decade old. Released on home consoles back in 2003 it received universal critical acclaim and was regarded as not just the best weapon based fighter but one of the best fighters around. However recent iterations to the soul series have…

Dynamite Headdy Retrospective (Mega Drive)

In 1994 Treasure released a 16-bit platformer for the Sega Mega Drive called Dynamite Headdy about a heroic puppet with a detachable head. He was born in a time when every games company felt that they needed a lovable little mascot like Mario and Sonic and with this being a platformer he also had to compete…