Retro gaming


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  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    House Of The Dead 2 and 3 Return - Nintendo Wii review

    By 28 March 2008

    The arcade and Sega Dreamcast classic House of the Dead is back, this time on the Nintendo Wii. But should you pick up your weapon once more or has your life changed too much over the past decade to warrant the effort? We get pistol-whipping to find out....

  • Gaming 2 out of 5

    Dragon's Lair - Blu-ray review

    By 10 May 2007

    Remember Dragon's Lair? Thought you might, and if you're old enough that you want reminding further, it’s the 80s arcade game that saw you running through a castle trying to avoid dragons, fires, and razor sharp pendulums. 24 years on and the game has...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    NBA Street: Homecourt - PS3 review

    By 9 May 2007

    EA returns with another NBA-endorsed basketball game, this time heading away from the pros and back to the grassroots game on the street. But does it cut the mustard? We went one-on-one to find out. We like basketball games for their playability, going...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Ms. Pac-Man - iPod review

    By 2 May 2007

    So you've got your iPod and you're bored on the train, now what? Well you play some games of course. With the company's latest iPod comes the ability to play games and although they've been slow to appear, they are slowly becoming available. One of the...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Taito Legends: Power Up! - PSP review

    By 17 October 2006

    So many retro collections can be summed up in two words. Cash in. But Taito has such a pedigree that any "best of" series has got to be good, right? Anyone remember shoot ‘em up gem Darius Gaiden? What about arcade classic Operation Wolf? We shoved...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Gitarooman Lives - PSP review

    By 10 October 2006

    For those gamers who aren’t too fond of stunningly detailed models, realistic moving hair and shiny sweat dripping off muscular male athletes (Fight Night Round 3 if that’s your thing!) then the Japanese game development community has always seen...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Capcom Classics Collection Remixed - PSP review

    By 26 July 2006

    Some people are always eager to try and convince you that the old days were better. You know, when black and white TV was all new and exciting and you could leave your back door unlocked and return to find your home in one piece. These people are wrong...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sega Classics Collection - PS2 review

    By 5 February 2006

    Understandably here at Pocket-lint, we are always looking to the future for our latest gadget needs, why have yesterdays model when there is always something bigger, better and more technologically advanced coming out tomorrow? Sega, however, are hoping...

  • Gaming 4 out of 5

    Sensible Soccer 2 Player Plug 'n' Play review

    By 7 October 2005

    Retro gamers will revel in the notion that once again you can get your fix of classic football arcade action with the plug-and-play version of Sensible Soccer for the price of a regular console game. The plug-and-play device, which has been sculptured...

  • Gaming 3.5 out of 5

    South Park Sports Day - mobile review

    By 21 April 2005

    South Park has come to the mobile thanks to THQ Wireless taking on the animated feel of the TV episodes. Based around sports day in South Park all the gang including Cartman and Kenny are here. There are four events to race and master - Fart Hurdles,...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Marble Madness - Mobile review

    By 14 April 2005

    Marble Madness from THQ wireless brought back a lot of memories. The premise, which is a simple one is based on an old game I used to play on the Acorn Archimedes called Inertia, which was a steal from Atari’s 20 year-old arcade original in the days...

  • Gaming 0.5 out of 5

    EA Sports Plug it in and play TV Games review

    By 13 April 2005

    Games aren’t like classic movies - once you’ve moved on you can rarely go back, and whoever it was that commissioned the EA Sports Plug it in and play TV Games console featuring FIFA 96 and NHL 95 basically shouldn’t have bothered. They shouldn’t...

  • Gaming 2.5 out of 5

    Atari Flashback review

    By 8 April 2005

    Remember that scary movie as a child, the one that gave you nightmares and even perhaps prompted you to hide behind the sofa? I bet if you watched it now, you would laugh at how unscary it was. You might even wonder how you could have even thought it...

  • Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    Sonic Mega Collection - PS2 review

    By 4 February 2005

    Sonic is back, not in true 2005 Technicolor, but in a collection of games that goes way back to the beginning. Probably spurred on by the success of Direct-to-TV-consoles, Sega, the creator of the Sonic series, has released all of the original Sonic games...

  • Gaming 3 out of 5

    Commodore 64 DTV (Direct to TV) Game review

    By 21 January 2005

    Remember the Commodore 64? Those classic gaming moments playing Speedball, or knackering your hands running the 1500 metres in Summer Games? Following Commodore's sale last month the new owners have released a console that plugs directly into your television...