Retro Wrestle Respawn – WrestleMania 1

So with WrestleMania 34 a mere three weeks out, I’ve decided to look at three WrestleMania events of yesteryear, with one a week up to the big show. This week I’ll be looking at the show that started ...Read More

The DIY Road to Retro Gaming – Part 1

I have been a lifelong video game player, and when I played my first game of Combat on the Atari (the term “gamer didn’t even exist at the time). I was 4 or 5 years old, and I remember bei...Read More

Retro Respawn Video Review – Danny Baker’s Fabulous World of Freak Football

“Football is not trainspotting and, despite what they say, it’s not accountancy either. Oh, you can make it a PLC, but you cannot tame it. Football is chaos, football is wild, and it’...Read More

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Retro Respawn – Captain Commando

Captain Commando is one of those weird arcade games from the 90s that I honestly thought I’d just imagined. The reason for this is that Captain Commando is so brazenly silly that part of me felt that ...Read More

Retro Respawn – FIFA International Soccer (Super Nintendo Version)

Even great journeys can begin with the smallest of steps, and never has this been more apt than when describing the incredible success of Electronic Arts’ FIFA Soccer series. To compare the firs...Read More

Retro Respawn – Knights of the Round

Describing where I first played Knights of the Round may prove a tad confusing to younger readers as well as those outside of the UK. You see, back in the day there was a place known as Camelot. It wa...Read More

Retro Review: We Love Katamari (PS2)

Katamari Damacy definitely was and still is one of the most unique gems on the PS2. The game proved to be a surprise hit, praised for its originality and charm. A lot of the most quirky aspects, such ...Read More

Retro Respawn – Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja

Sometimes you play a game that’s not especially great but is so silly that it becomes quite endearing. Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja from Data East is very much one of those games. It starts out with you b...Read More

Rings of Saturn Issue #20: “Euro 96” in IF THIS IS FOOTBALL COMING HOME, THEN I’M MOVING HOUSE!!

For those not acquainted with mid 90s British culture, they were a strange time to be around. Bands like Oasis and Blur gave birth to the “Brit Pop” movement, and in turn, the tagline of “Cool Britann...Read More

Retro Respawn – My Top Ten Opening Level Themes

Hello again, dear reader. Welcome back for some more retro ramblings from yours truly. This week is going to be another one of my “famed” music list articles. Opening levels/stages in games are someti...Read More

Retro Review: Katamari Damacy (PS2)

October is a bit of a stressful month for many video game players, with frightening horror games being the go-to thing to play. On top of that, a lot of new games are inspiring cynicism in their playe...Read More

Retro Respawn – Top Ten Favourite Mortal Kombat Fatalities (from Mortal Kombat 4 to Deception)

A while back I looked at my ten favourite fatalities from the first three Mortal Kombat games. Considering that the MK series recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, I decided I would take a look at...Read More

Retro Respawn – Tekken 3

I’m not sure if what I’m about to write is going to be controversial or not, but I’m going to write it anyway. Tekken 3 is without question my favourite game in the Tekken series. To me, the third ite...Read More

Retro Wrestle Respawn – Five of My Favourite Rivalries for Secondary Titles

As Dusty Rhodes once so succinctly put to Diamond Dallas Page; “If you’re not in this business to be the World Champion, then why are you in it?” True though those words certainly are it’s a harsh rea...Read More

Retro Respawn – War Gods

It might seem strange that I’ll be starting my article on this week’s retro game by talking about a completely different one, but it would be impossible to talk about War Gods without at least paying ...Read More

Retro Respawn – WWF SmackDown!: Just Bring It

Video games and other media like them can sometimes disappoint, especially if what came before them was uniformly popular and highly regarded. In some scenarios, the game in question might not even be...Read More

N3 – Volume 4 – Aggressive Inline

Unlike previous volumes of N3, today’s game wasn’t a GameCube exclusive, seeing releases to the other major consoles of the day as well. However, it was the GameCube version of the game that I picked ...Read More

Retro Review: Yakuza (PS2)

SEGA’s Yakuza series has had quite a few difficulties finding success outside of Japan, whether it’s problems with localization, its nichè gameplay not having mass-market appeal, or the series being v...Read More

Retro Respawn – Brian Lara Cricket (PlayStation)

This week’s Retro Respawn has been a bit of a struggle for me because there really isn’t a lot I can say about Brian Lara Cricket for the PlayStation. Like most writers and critics, I usually do bette...Read More

Retro Respawn – SSX Tricky

As a man who loved himself some Cool Boarders on the PlayStation, it was only natural that I’d gravitate towards a game like SSX Tricky once the sixth generation came around. The funny thing is that d...Read More

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