If you’re as passionate about games as we are, then you’ll find our new videogame archive to not only be a valuable resource tool, but also the chance for you to tell all the other readers about your favourite games.
Using our archive couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is write a short profile (350 words maximum) about your favourite videogames. Perhaps you’re deeply passionate about Namco's Pac-Man or maybe you’re mental for Matthew Smith’s Manic Miner, hell, you may even want the world to know about your hatred for Elite’s Thundercats.
We don’t care what games you choose and whether you love or loathe them, but we do want to hear your opinion about them, so make sure you tell us as soon as possible.
Game profile rules
Adding a new game profile
- Make sure all details are correct before uploading your game profile and that all fields have been filled in accurately. You can edit the profile at a later date, but you might as well do it right first time.
- Ensure the single screenshot you have chosen to represent the game is in the right format to display correctly. Image guidelines are just below where you upload the image. Do not upload boxshots, title screens, cabinet shots or any other images except valid screenshots of the game that best show off its gameplay.
- No more than 350 words please.
- Check your facts.
- Only one profile per game, per format is allowed. Duplicates will be deleted so that we can build up the best and most comprehensive retro games database in the world.
- Full profiles must be entered for each game, and no hogging of games. If it isn’t a proper profile it risks being deleted in favour of one that is.
- Once a game has been successfully added to the site, other users can leave comments, their own experiences, or report errors/items of interest.
- The ratings system is designed to reflect the quality of the game, not the profile written about it. Please rate every game you have personal experience of to help us build up the definitive list of the best retro games ever made.
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- Ensure you are a registered member of the website (if not, click here). Non-registered members cannot upload games to the Retro Gamer website. Registered users must be logged in to your profile to upload a game profile.
- Go to your personal profile page, scroll down and click on the “Add new game” link.
- Use the link profile to reacquaint yourself with the rules and guidelines.
- Enter the information for your chosen game using the spaces provided. Make sure you check your facts beforehand so that you use the correct name, year of release, publisher, and developer/author. Write no more than 350 words on your chosen game, and select the format of the version you are writing about, and the genre from the drop-down menu.
- Locate the image you have chosen to represent the game on your hard drive by clicking on the “choose file” button. Follow the image guidelines listed below.
- If your image is adult in nature, please tick the box provided.
- Finally, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page and your profile will be uploaded to the Retro Gamer website waiting to be approved by a site administrator. A small asterisk next to the game name in your profile page indicates that you have uploaded a game, but that it has not yet been approved.
Once your profile is written, simply upload it with just a single picture, fill in the additional information boxes and you’re all set.
A word of warning however, to stop everyone writing about why Strider is the best game of all time, we’re currently restricting the archive to one profile of each game, so if you want to champion your favourites then you’d better do it before someone else does. Please be aware that if you do add a profile of a game that’s already been covered then it won’t actually appear on the site, so make sure you check the archive first.