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Blazing Chrome

Version Played: Xbox One, via Game Pass (Also available on PS4, Switch and PC) The Contra series was absolutely huge in the 80s and 90s. Across arcade as well as […]

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Games Of My Life: Jurassic Park – SNES

It’s hard to articulate the effect that Jurassic Park – the film – had on cinema when it arrived in 1993. Though CGI special effects had been utilised in a number of prior films – most notably in The Abyss, with its amazing sentient water ‘creature’ in 1989, then another James Cameron film in 1991: Terminator 2, with what were, […]

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The Game Party Series: A Retrospective

Minigame collections were a staple on Nintendo’s Wii; following the enormous success of Wii Sports in bringing families together and shifting consoles themselves, given that it was included with the hardware, publishers fell over themselves to sell the huge Wii audience another set of games. Not many met with much success, however – for every well made collection, it felt […]

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Emergency Heroes – Wii

In my quest for super cheap, hidden gems for the Wii, I came across Emergency Heroes, which I’d never heard of before. For the princely sum of £1, why not give it a go? Early signs are promising. There’s some great anime-inspired character, vehicle and city design; the visuals are bold, bright and colourful too. The city and vehicles have […]