SOZU.S1: The ultimate SNES arcade stick?

Shika Arcades have recently announced they are making a new arcade stick for the original SNES - the SOZU.S1. At £450 these are no ordinary sticks! They’re individually manufactured from premium bamboo using custom-made parts and look incredible quality. With Sanwa Denshi arcade buttons and joystick, they feature vintage switches which allow you to control … Continue reading SOZU.S1: The ultimate SNES arcade stick?

History of Video Games pop-up event in Carnaby Street, London

There’s a retro arcade experience at The Subculture Archives in Carnaby Street, London for a limited time only. They’ve got classic arcade machines from the 80s and 90s such as Outrun, Track and Field, Afterburner and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (!!!). You can also play a range of consoles including NES, Sega Megadrive and PlayStation, … Continue reading History of Video Games pop-up event in Carnaby Street, London

Review: Strikers 1945 II for Nintendo Switch

Fans of top-down shoot ‘em ups will be pleased that yet another blast from the past has returned in the form of Psikyo’s excellent Strikers 1945 II. The game, ported by Zerodiv, adds to a growing library of quality arcade games which are quickly turning the Switch into a retro gamer’s dream. But does this … Continue reading Review: Strikers 1945 II for Nintendo Switch

Power UP gaming event returns to London Science Museum this Easter

Power UP is returning to the London Science Museum this Easter for the third year in a row. The event runs between 30 March and 15 April 2018 and tickets go on sale from 1 February. A whole section of the museum is given over to video games which represent 40 years of gaming. There'll be over … Continue reading Power UP gaming event returns to London Science Museum this Easter

Review: Arcade Archives Double Dragon for Nintendo Switch

I recall the moment I fell in love with beat-em-ups as if it was yesterday. A young boy in 1987, I stood in awe as a friend played an arcade game, the likes of which I’d never seen. That game was Double Dragon. As a child of the 80s, some of my fondest gaming memories exist in dark, … Continue reading Review: Arcade Archives Double Dragon for Nintendo Switch