Top 10 retro video games featuring horses

This weekend millions of people around the world will watch The Grand National horse race at Aintree. In the UK even people who have no interest in horse racing will place bets and tune in to watch this famous race. This got me thinking about video games that let you ride horses and how great … Continue reading Top 10 retro video games featuring horses

Review: Tengai for Nintendo Switch

Tengai, known as Sengoku Blade in Japan, is the 1996 sequel to Psikyo’s first arcade shoot-em-up, Samurai Aces. Samurai Aces is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up which stood out from the crowd in 1993 thanks to it’s lovely feudal Japanese steampunk design and eclectic bunch of pilot characters. Read my review of Samurai Aces for Nintendo … Continue reading Review: Tengai for Nintendo Switch

Top 10 retro video games featuring bunny rabbits

It’s Easter and it’s a bank holiday weekend! The Easter Bunny is symbolic of Easter so what better way to celebrate than to play some retro video games featuring bunny rabbits? Whilst it’s fair to say that games featuring rabbits haven’t been hugely popular over the years, there have been some decent attempts to incorporate … Continue reading Top 10 retro video games featuring bunny rabbits

Top 10 Western-themed retro video games featuring cowboys

Arcade-style gallery shooter Wild Guns Reloaded will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on 17 April 2018. The game is a remake of the SNES classic which is one of the finest Western-themed games ever made. Over the years the Wild West has been largely overlooked as a theme for video games and the few games … Continue reading Top 10 Western-themed retro video games featuring cowboys

Review: Samurai Aces for Nintendo Switch

Japanese publisher Zerodiv has done a sterling job of bringing Psikyo’s classic arcade shoot ‘em ups to the Nintendo Switch. Their latest offering, Samurai Aces (Sengoku Ace in Japan), released in arcades in 1993 and is actually Psikyo’s first shooter. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it If you’ve played any of Psikyo’s vertically-scrolling shoot … Continue reading Review: Samurai Aces for Nintendo Switch

Data East games coming to Nintendo Switch: ‘Gate of Doom’ out next week

Publisher Flying Tiger Entertainment is bringing an old Data East arcade game, Gate of Doom, to the Switch next week. Gate of Doom is an isometric dungeon-crawling action game, first released in arcades in 1990, and, in all honesty, I've never heard of it. I'm sure there are fans of this game out there who … Continue reading Data East games coming to Nintendo Switch: ‘Gate of Doom’ out next week

Drinking games: fantastic 80s arcade-inspired beers

Image by Zaps Retro Arcade Bar, Bournemouth If you’re looking for some cool drinks to serve in your man cave bar then check out these retro arcade-inspired craft beers from Play Brew Co, a Leeds-based craft brewery. The Arcade ‘86 Series Paper Trail is described as being a fresh, delicious and drinkable aromatic pale ale … Continue reading Drinking games: fantastic 80s arcade-inspired beers