Rolling Thunder (1986)

  Introduction Let's dig around our dump and look for something a little different. Past the discarded NES consoles, past the buried 2600s, to the section marked Coin-Op. It is here that we find the discarded cabinets of yesteryear. Once these machines would have brought joy to those who played them with a simple coin... Continue Reading →

Ecco the Dolphin (1992)

  Introduction It’s 1992 and a bottlenose dolphin has just become one of the world’s best-known protagonists of a video game. Not one that has been anthropomorphised like a particular blue hedgehog, but one that lives happily in the ocean with the rest of his pod quietly going about their dolphin business. One that will... Continue Reading →

Beneath a Steel Sky (1994)

Introduction For many people in the early nineties, the console was king. It was the only way to game… the only way for the masses to enjoy playing video games in the comfort of their own homes. But there was a fringe contender that was slowly creeping in on the console market’s turf - the... Continue Reading →

Pilotwings (1990)

Introduction If you were told that a launch title for a brand new console was going to be a flight simulator, you’d probably laugh. Flight simulators have always had that niche placement in the gaming world. Sure, you could class them as a game, but their drive for accuracy separates them above and apart from... Continue Reading →

Back in Time to: The Battle of Olympus

Before Kratos stalked Hellenistic Greece in the God of War franchise there was a little game called The Battle of Olympus. Developed by Infinity Games, it was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 (Japan), before making its way to the United States in 1989 and Europe in 1991. The game was a side-scroller, many... Continue Reading →

Atari and Entering a Brave New World

Remember Atari? Remember when Atari used to make consoles? No? It was around the same time Sega were still in the hardware business. It was a simpler age. DLC was a dream of the future. Multiplayer gaming meant the guy or gal next to you on the couch, and a flatscreen TV... hahahaha. No chance.... Continue Reading →

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