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E.T. : The Extra Terrestrial Retro Reflection
8 years ago

E.T. : The Extra Terrestrial Retro Reflection

If history serves one purpose, it’s to learn from our mistakes, to remember our failures and pray we not repeat them. Read Retro

Metal Gear Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Metal Gear Retro Reflection

Before Metal Gear, if you had pitched the idea of a hero whose mission is not to kill everyone on-screen, but to get through a military base undetected, causing minimal damage, you would’ve been laughed out of the room. In fact, one man did, and his name was Hideo Kojima. Read Retro

LOTR The Two Towers Retro Reflection
8 years ago

LOTR The Two Towers Retro Reflection

Movie-to-game translations have a reputation of… hmmm, what’s the eloquent way of putting it… sucking hard! Necessitated design shortcuts because of time restraints often leave you with a product  that at best feels rough around the edges, and at worst, incomplete. Read Retro

Phantasy Star Online Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Phantasy Star Online Retro Reflection

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There was a time when Sega were known for a lot more than mediocre Sonic titles. In fact, the creators of the blazing blue hedgehog were once heralded as pioneers, with a reputation for making significant strides in the gaming industry. Read Retro

Star Fox Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Star Fox Retro Reflection

You remember the days when the vague expression of three dimensions in a video game, no matter how badly rendered or textured, seemed impressive? Read Retro

Def Jam Vendetta Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Def Jam Vendetta Retro Reflection

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The term “rapper” tends to conjure up a number of stereotypical descriptions. Some regard rappers as modern day poets, blessed with an unattainable creative genius, granting them an omnipotent control of the written and spoken word. Read Retro

Star Fox Adventures Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Star Fox Adventures Retro Reflection

Star Fox. It’s a title that screams old school space shooter monotony. Only by opting for ‘Super Star Fox’ could Nintendo have further wedged the SNES classic into the crowd of commonplace cartridges. Read Retro

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Double Dragon II: The Revenge Retro Reflection

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In the spirit of the upcoming and much scrutinised Double Dragon: Neon, Sumonix takes a look at the sequel that popularised the brawling beat ’em up genre. Read Retro

Call of Duty Retro Reflection
8 years ago

Call of Duty Retro Reflection

Today, the phrase ‘Call of Duty’ denotes a subculture. Like Super Mario Bros. or Halo, the franchise’s phenomenon has exceeded the limits of its industry and become synonymous with a newer generation of young gamers. Read Retro

Crazy Taxi Retro Reflection
9 years ago

Crazy Taxi Retro Reflection

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Maybe it’s just me, but unless I’m completely inebriated, taxi journeys tend to be tense and disturbing affairs. Read Retro

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Retro Reflection
9 years ago

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Retro Reflection

The release of Kid Icarus Uprising is upon us, a God-send for fans of the cult classic who have had to wait more than twenty years for another game in the series. Read Retro

Astrosmash Retro Reflection
9 years ago

Astrosmash Retro Reflection

The second generation of gaming is synonymous with space shooters. You think Atari or Intellivision, and you think space. Read Retro