Tagged: Retro

R Type

R Type review

When it comes to examples of old-skool gaming, you can’t do much better than a classic side-scrolling shoot-’em-up, and for those who grew up with the videogame industry, R-Type is one of the definitive examples of the genre, having started life as an arcade coin-op (back when arcade games cost just 10p a go!) and subsequently ported, reinvented and reimagined many, many times over on countless different videogame formats. The premise is simple: fly from left to right within a limited one-screen high environment while spacecraft, robots, bugs, missiles and the very landscape itself does its absolute best to kill...

Samurai Shodown 2

Wii Virtual Console Releases

Nintendo have released no less than four retro games on the Virtual Console this week. First up is a great but very dated F1 style racer called Pitstop 2 (500 WiiPoints) from the Commodore 64 which originally became famous for its fast and smooth gameplay as well as two player split screen technology. Second is Ecco Jr (800 WiiPoints) from the Sega Mega Drive, the third and worst game in the Ecco the Dolphin series. Basically a stripped down version of the second game but with all the challenge and puzzles removed in favour of cute tasks and extra playable...