Illmatic and Chrono Trigger are yet to be bettered

Every once in a while, maybe only once in a generation, a film, album or videogame emerges that redefines a medium. In 1994, Nas released what is still considered to be the greatest Hip-hop LP of all-time. 'Illmatic' was a project formulated by some of the genre's greatest producers and a young, hungry MC who …

This week…in gaming magazines

This past week saw the release (for one issue only) of the fondly remembered UK Super Nintendo publication, Super Play. Available with this month’s issue of Retrogamer magazine, the 48th issue was created to coincide with the imminent arrival of the Super Nintendo Mini later this month. The magazine featured lots of nostalgia as well …

Nintendo announce Super Nintendo Classic Mini

Yesterday, Nintendo finally announced that the Super Nintendo Classic mini would be released on September 29th, which sent scalpers, honest gamers and retailers into a mad frenzy. While many people were coming up with weird and wonderful ways with which to hit F5 with a vengeance, my wife and I were in the middle of …

Wild Guns: Reloaded I never played the original Wild Guns game on Super Famicom, but I read some very good things about it. When Natsume announced Wild Guns: Reloaded for Playstation 4, after watching the trailer, I knew it would be something I’d enjoy. Wild Guns is a action shooter where enemies appear in front …

Spotlight: Week of Street Fighter II! Day 4: Defection! After discovering that the local Laundrette/cornershop was home to a version of Street fighter II: Champion Edition (Capcom), most Saturday afternoons were spent raiding our piggy banks for the 10 and 20 pence pieces the coin operated machine required. I say ‘a version’ because this version …

Makaimura seriesI’ve always been a fan of the Ghosts ‘N Goblins/Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (Makaimura/Daimakamura) series, but never actually got round to finishing the games. Sometime last year, I purchased a copy of Daimakamura for the Mega Drive and recently got hold of Capcom classics collections volumes 1 and 2 (volume 1 includes all three games), …