Should you compare the SNES controller to the original 3 button MegaDrive Controller or the updated 6 button one?

Last week I participated in a discussion over at DigitPress. The thread started off talking about what people thought was better: the SNES or the MegaDrive (Sega Genesis); however the argument changed direction nearer the end with myself and a few others debating over which console had the best controller. I liked the original 3 […]

Would the Nintendo 64 have been more popular if it had used CDs?

As I mentioned last week, I’m a big fan of the Nintendo 64. The follow up to the Super NES had a great library of games and boasted 4 controller ports on the console whilst it’s rivals only had 2. Over 30 million Nintendo 64s were sold worldwide. Which is just slightly more than the […]

Interview with Brett Weiss

I am pleased to bring you an interview today with gaming blogger an author Brett Weiss. Brett has written for several popular retro websites and magazines and blogs regularly on his own blog Brett Weiss Words too. He is also the author of two great gaming books: Classic Home Video Games, 1972-1984: A Complete Reference […]

Road Rash

I was 11 when I got my NES for christmas (which I loved). Within the next year my older brother got the Sega Mega Drive (Sega Genesis). It was a great console whose graphics were much more advanced than the ageing Nintendo. My bother mostly had sport games for the system. It came bundled with […]

GoldenEye 007

The Nintendo 64 was a great machine. Nintendo chose to stay with cartridges with the 64 instead of rivals which were using CDs because of piracy concerns. However, they still managed to grab a large part of the games market and the system had some fantastic games. I have a lot of fond memories of […]

The 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge Cartridge

Last month the infamous 1991 Nintendo Campus Challenge Cartridge was sold on eBay for a whopping $20,100. This confirmed once again that rare video games are worth a lot of money and that rare NES games still command the most. For those of you who have never heard of this cartridge before, here is a […]

Super Huge Lego Mario

I’m a big fan of the older Nintendo games and I admire talented people with too much time on their hands who build things the rest of us couldn’t be bothered with. Step forward Lego Mario. This Mario statue was built with over 40,000 pieces of Lego and proudly stands 5″9 high. The whole thing […]