There was more to coin-op games than chunky buttons and joy-sticks. As such, home consoles can only ever do so much to recreate a pure arcade experience.
If you stripped away Dark Soul’s humongous dragon, murderous ghosts and most definitely its plant demons, you might find the game’s slow-burn approach to progression and character growth feeling agonisingly and satisfyingly like real life
On Saturday March 30, 2019, real life attempted to mirror the appeal of a videogame by bringing together athletes that were some of the greatest players of their age.
How then does a real-life ‘dream team’ compared to their pixel perfect, ageless avatars?
Tetris 99 serves to show us that no gamer is an island – that every choice we decide or refuse to take reverberates all around us in sometimes unexpected and unintended ways.
Kindgom Hearts, much like the colourful denizens of the 100 hundred Acre Wood that are part of the series, seems to exist in a time bubble untouched by broader technical developments in video gaming
Stripped away of most of the commercial considerations that are a vital and complicated component of modern sports, Madden 96 let you act out getting onto a field for a bout of kicking, tossing, catching and making some VERY big tackles. In a way, sport at its purist, well…. apart from the exercise.
The original dozen characters in the first Smash Brothers game were a revelation in just how many played almost exactly as if they were an actual standalone Kirby, Yoshi or 2D Legend of Zelda game.