Retro Gaming

Final Fight Sega CD Review – A Side-Scroller That Came Outta Nowhere

The Mega CD was a missed opportunity let’s get that out of the way now, hindered and disrupted by in fighting between Sega Japan and Sega of America and some terrible games it was destined to fail.There was a moment though, a moment when people looked up and thought maybe we are witnessing a turning point in the Mega cd games being released. Maybe developers have figured out how to get the b...[Read More]

Sega Mega Drive Video Games Console Review – Where Sonic Got Real

Welcome to another vintage console review, we have managed to acquire enough plutonium (actually the editors socks as they were the most powerful things we could find) to power up the Star Struck time machine to take us back to a time of gaming before CDs and Blu Rays and HD TV’s. We find ourselves In Europe, it’s November 30th 1990 and a little company called Sega are about to change gaming forev...[Read More]

Atari Jaguar Console Review – Did The The Leap To 64 Bit Gaming Work?

Hey Star Struck Gaming fans we have thrown the editors underpants into the nuclear reactor and been blasted back to Atari HQ to witness one of the most surprising failures in Console history – the Atari Jaguar console. We arrive in 1994 as Atari release the Atari Jaguar with its awesome name, it’s sleek black body and the first console to have 64 bit power what could possibly go wrong ...[Read More]

Sega 32X Console Review – The Sega Addon Everybody Needed To Have

It’s January 1995 Electricity crackles through the air and wind whips around the parked trucks a ball of Energy appears and out of it the Star Struck 800 sent back to establish exactly what the hell happened at Sega when the Sega 32x console was released and what went wrong. More than just another add-on? The 32x was another add on for the Sega Megadrive which plugged directly into the cartridge s...[Read More]

Double Dragon Sega Mega Drive – Ready For An Old School Beat Em Up?

Welcome back Star Struck Gaming fans,we are going back to 1987 when 3 men and a baby and fatal attraction were riding high in the box office and living on a prayer and u2 with or without you were peaking in the charts it’s also the same year a genre defining best em up was released – Double Dragon Sega Mega Drive. Defining beat em ups as we know it Double Dragon Sega Mega Drive is a si...[Read More]

Super Nintendo Review – The Magic Little Box Of Awesome

It’s star date 11.4.1992 after using our ship the UK SS Enterprise we have managed to sling shot round the sun and arrive at Nintendo HQ as they release their answer to the Sega Megadrive… Nintendo wanted to capitalise on their highly successful NES and needed to bring something special to the fight as Sega had struck a massive blow with the Megadrive. The Super Nintendo was a grey sleek looking c...[Read More]

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Sega Master System Review

Following on from the successful port of the original 8-bit sonic the hedgehog outing, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” introduces brand new stages, mechanics and gameplay features that you just won’t get from the Megadrive original! Released back in October of 1992, a month ahead of it’s older brother on the Sega Megadrive 2. “Sonic 2” on the Master System marked the first appearance of Sonic’s now famous ...[Read More]

Diddy Kong Racing Nintendo 64 Review

Anyone who has ever owned or indeed ever played an N64 will have no doubt heard the classic argument of which Kart racer is better, Mario Kart 64 or Diddy Kong Racing? Whilst Mario Kart is arguably the more popular of the two, if only due to it’s highly commercialised star, Diddy Kong racing is certainly remembered fondly by all those who were bold enough to step outside of the box. Having had the...[Read More]

Do you remember James Pond? If you do you’ll love this!

Hey guys, welcome to Star Struck Gaming’s  vintage game review. Hopefully this will become a regular feature and will take our older readers back in time to the days of controllers that actually had to be attached to the machine ( such a time ever existed I hear from the younger readers), and controllers only had A,B and C buttons with a D-pad. In some cases there was a singular stick with a...[Read More]

Were you a fan of the SEGA Master System? Check this out

Well here we are, my first vintage console review and we are starting with what I consider to be the turning point in Console gaming. The sega master system 2 with its compact size,sleek slide back cover and for its time, nifty little controllers that despite being perfectly rectangle seemed to fit nicely into your hands without any real discomfort. Developed by Sega with a CPU speed 3.55 MHz,Vide...[Read More]

5 side-scrollers that set the bar soaring

If you were one of the lucky gamers out there that got to experience some (or all) of the consoles classed as retro today, such as as the NES, the Sega Megadrive, or the original PlayStation, then you’ll have an idea of what we’re talking about with these memorable side-scrolling video games. Abe’s Oddysee – PlayStation This was one of the very first games I ever bought for my PS...[Read More]

Top 8 RPG’s Of all Time

Often mixing fantasy with fiction, role players put the gamer in the shoes of the game’s main character. The thing I love about RPG’s is a lot of them employ a levelling up system, where players start off with basically nothing and level up and improve skills as they progress through the game. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Just like the games in the Fallout series, Skyrim was one game that seemed to...[Read More]

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