Arcade archive

  • Forget the Gear 2 or Pebble, you want the Retro Arcade Watch
    Gadgets

    Forget the Gear 2 or Pebble, you want the Retro Arcade Watch

    By 3 April 2014

    Smartwatches are great but sometimes it's smarter to go with the basics, like old school arcades. The Retro Arcade Watch will be like strapping a box of memories to your wrist. The Retro Arcade Watch, being sold on thinkgeek.com, is a fully functional...

  • All You Can Arcade: Rent vintage arcade cabinets for just $75 - home delivery included
    Gaming

    All You Can Arcade: Rent vintage arcade cabinets for just $75 - home delivery included

    By 12 August 2013

    If retro TV sets from LG aren't enough to satisfy your nostalgia needs, just travel to the San Francisco Bay Area and rent an authentic arcade cabinet straight from the 1980s. The new monthly subscription service, called All You Can Arcade, specifically...

  • Beercade coin-op: Win beer for gaming skills
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    Beercade coin-op: Win beer for gaming skills

    By 14 February 2013

    Forget tokens, winning on a Beercade machine will dole you out a pint of beer. The more you play, the more you drink. The end result, a self-imposed drinking limit, when you get so wasted the chances of winning are reduced to zero.  Put together for...

  • Discs of Tron (1983) retro hands-on
    Gaming

    Discs of Tron (1983) retro hands-on

    By 1 December 2010

    Tron is back in the cinemas on 17 December and that means you’re likely to be getting all gushy over the classic 1982 version of the film. And, if you’re really into your arcade gaming, Tron the video game. No, we aren’t talking about the latest...

  • VIDEO: Racer - the real-time racing sim
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Racer - the real-time racing sim

    By 9 August 2010

    Some custom hack-jobs are just so damn cool. And often, the coolest mashups are the simplest ones. The guy who thought up this genius little idea must have only had two thoughts. Firstly, racing radio controlled cars is fun, and secondly, racing sim video...

  • The Top 5 Pac-Man videos of all time
    Gaming

    The Top 5 Pac-Man videos of all time

    By 21 May 2010

    Pac-Man is 30 years old tomorrow and, seeing how Google has gone all out with its playable Doodle, we at Pocket-lint thought that we should also celebrate the little yellow dude's big anniversary. So with that, we present to you the five best Pac-Man...

  • VIDEO: Tabletop NES arcade cabinet built
    Gaming

    VIDEO: Tabletop NES arcade cabinet built

    By 24 August 2009

    A 36-year-old chap called Russ in Arkansas USA, who also goes by the YouTube handle of "russm313", has built a tabletop Nintendo arcade cabinet. He says it took about a week, cost about $70, and during the process he drank 2 cases of diet coke. It's made...

  • Virtual Console Arcade launches on Wii
    Gaming

    Virtual Console Arcade launches on Wii

    By 26 March 2009

    Nintendo has announced some arcade game action for the Nintendo Wii with the launch of Virtual Console "Arcade". Classic arcade games are available to download through the Wii Shop Channel, starting with Gaplus, Mappy, The Tower of Druaga and STARFORCE....

  • Two new games added to Xbox Live
    Gaming

    Two new games added to Xbox Live

    By 4 June 2008

    Two new games have been added to Xbox Live for your downloading pleasure. If you fancy a bit of old-fashioned retro arcade action, Aces of the Galaxy is an adrenaline-pumping shoot-em-up that sees you attempt to save the Universe from the wicked Skurgian...

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nintendo Wii review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nintendo Wii review

    By 22 May 2008

    Back from the dead (well the N64 at least) Super Smash Bros. Brawl bounces on to the Nintendo Wii complete with classic controller support and online play, but should you bother? We get beating up to find out. For those not aware of Super Smash Bros....

  • Assault Heroes 2 gets May launch date
    Gaming

    Assault Heroes 2 gets May launch date

    By 30 April 2008

    The oh-so-originally named sequel to 2006's Assault Heroes, Assault Heroes 2, has been given a May launch date. Just in time for your summer gaming rota, the Xbox Live arcade game will be making its comeback on 14 May. Reportedly completely revamped for...

  • Emergency Mayhem – Wii review
    Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    Emergency Mayhem – Wii review

    By 23 April 2008

    Emergency Mayhem strikes an amazing resemblance to Sega's Crazy Taxi in the arcades and then on the Dreamcast and PlayStation, so is Codemaster's offering a poor man's alternative or does it build on the game? We get playing to find out. Replacing taxi...

  • Ninja Reflex - Wii review
    Gaming 3 out of 5

    Ninja Reflex - Wii review

    By 18 April 2008

    In tales of old, ninjas have to have quick reflexes to defeat their foe. But has Ninja Reflex from EA on the Nintendo Wii got what it takes to impress? We grab a throwing star to find out. Those hoping that Ninja Reflex will be a stealth-based game where...

  • Sega Mega Drive Collection - PS2  review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sega Mega Drive Collection - PS2 review

    By 13 February 2007

    We’ve been bombarded by collections of "classic" console and arcade games over the last few months and this one’s thanks to those Japanese gaming geniuses over at Sega. The Sega Mega Drive Collection pulls together titles from the company’s early-90s...

  • Paperboy, Worms, and Castlevania in new Xbox 360 Live Arcade lineup
    Gaming

    Paperboy, Worms, and Castlevania in new Xbox 360 Live Arcade lineup

    By 31 January 2007

    Microsoft has announced that it will be adding ten new games to its Xbox Live Arcade service including gaming classics Castlevania. Starting with the first release in February, 10 titles will begin making their way to Xbox Live Arcade, including 3D Ultra...

  • Gaming

    Orange bundles Sega game demos on the K610i

    By 8 September 2006

    Orange is trying to attract eager gamers with its latest phone offer, which bundles free Sega game demos on the Sony Ericsson K610i. The handset is apparently designed specifically for those who love playing video games, and the game demos include Sonic...