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Ultimate Guide: Rez

Celebrate the New Year by revisting one of the greatest games of all time. If you haven’t played it yet, you really should.
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The Making Of Blue Lightning

The Atari Lynx was the most powerful home console on the planet when it launched in 1989. Here we go behind the scenes of one of its most impressive launch titles.
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Ironclad

Retrobate Hayden Yale looks back at one of the best reasons to grab a Neo Geo CD
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Thunder Force IV

The promise of the Mega Drive was always that it would deliver arcade thrills, but the truth is that original Mega Drive games often matched up well with arcade conversions in the same genre
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Bomber Raid

A textbook example of how to go out with a whimper
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Project-X

Only the brave will take on the challenge of Project-X – and only the brave should…
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Cosmic Avenger

A second chance is always a good thing – and Universal’s shoot-’em-up certainly deserved one.
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Stryker’s Run

Just one look tells you all you need to know – this is a BBC Micro game, through and through.
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Zaxxon

If you wanted a great version of Sega’s hit shooter in the early Eighties, the Colecovision was the only place to be…
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Time Bandit

Sometimes, the biggest bank and the most precious diamonds are too small-time for your dream heist. Sometimes, you need to rob the whole of history…
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Demon Front

They say that if you’re going to clone anything, you should clone something good – and that’s exactly what IGS did with this homage to Metal Slug.
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Rescue Mission

This Master System lightgun game bucked convention by going for a top-down perspective. Was the experiment successful?
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Cloud Master

Nick reminisces about the weirdness of a markedly Japanese Master System game…
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Operation Wolf

Darran explains why Taito’s hit coin-op made for a fantastic Master System conversion.
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Pang

The Amstrad GX4000 is a notorious flop – but here’s a game that shows how good it could have been…
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Gryzor

Darran returns to Ocean’s amazing Amstrad conversion.
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Falcons

If you liked Phoenix, retrobate ncf1 profiles the Apple II game for you.
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Zaxxon 3D

Read about how we learned to love a game after years of distaste for it.
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Silent Bomber

We have a quick look back at what made this oft-forgotten bomb-’em-up so much fun.
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Metal Head

This game promised a bright future for the 32X in 1995, but does it work in the modern paradigm?
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