Weekly Showcase Rundown

The Town With No Name Review
Where do I begin? No, seriously, I don’t know where to start when it comes to reviewing and analysing The Town With No Name. So, let’s take some time to set the picture of what we are getting into here. The Town With No Name is a Western-themed game released in 1992 for the Commodore...
The Zoo Race Review
What even is this game? So, this weekend we played through the Zoo Race from start ot finish over on the 16-Bit Dad Twitch channel. The Zoo Race is a racing game that is very loosely based on the Noah’s Ark story from the Bible (and when I say “very loosely”, I mean it, because...
Timesplitters Review
Well, this week’s Retro Showcase stream has come and gone, so now it’s time to have a look at TimeSplitters. When it was first released as a launch game for the PlayStation 2, I really enjoyed my time playing it. In fact, TimeSplitters was the first FPS game I even completed! I had played a...
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Review
Well now, this week’s Retro Showcase game was always going to be a big hit. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is one of the most well-regarded games of all time, let alone just on the PlayStation. I played the game when I was 12, at a friend’s house, so I knew what I was going...
XIII (PS2) Review
XIII is a very interesting game… It’s known for its graphical style over its gameplay for many people who haven’t played it, due to the comic-book style cell-shaded graphics. Yet it has a devout following of people who have played it and loved it. My history with XIII is pretty short and sweet; I’d played...
Zone of the Enders Review
So, as I said on the stream on Sunday, I went into this week’s retro gaming showcase with very good memories of the game in question. You see, I originally bought Zone of the Enders pretty much on release and played it to death! It looked like a Gundam game, and I’m a huge Gundam...
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Review
I’m going to start this off with a bit of a revelation; I owned a Nintendo DS for the best part of 2 months before getting rid of. In that time, I only had two games for it; Yu-Gi-Oh and Resident Evil. As such, I really don’t have any level of nostalgia for the console...
Streets of Rage 2 Review
So normally for these rundown posts and the showcase streams that come before them, we play a game that I either haven’t played for ages or not played at all. This week things are a little different, as the last time I played Streets of Rage 2 was earlier this year when a colleague brought...
Lemmings (Master System) Review
It’s that time once again, to take a look at the game we played on the Weekly Retro Showcase stream last Sunday. This time, the game that was chosen was Lemmings, specifically the Sega Master System version of the game. I had only ever played the MegaDrive version myself and that was when I was...
No One Can Stop Mr Domino Review
Last week’s Retro Rundown was an interesting one, as Sonic R for the Sega Saturn was both entertainingly bad and frustratingly broken. If you haven’t read that one yet, take a look right here. Anyway, from there, we’ve now moved on to another game; No One Can Stop Mr Domino for the original PlayStation. And...

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