retro


Blizzard (now Activision Blizzard) these days are best known for their time-stealing MMO World of Warcraft and the Diablo games but back in the 16-bit era their output was a little different.  The Blizzard Arcade Collection is a compilation of three of their earliest games which players may remember from their SNES or […]

Blizzard Arcade Collection – PS4 Review






Void Gore is the latest in the ever-growing line of retro-inspired shoot ’em ups from the prolific stable of Eastasiasoft.  Their relationship with Panda Indie Studio has produced several games so far such as Null Drifter, Red Space and two Project Starship games and this one shares plenty of DNA […]

Void Gore – PS4 Review






PlayStation gamers were never able to play the original 2013 Hammerwatch, a hack and slasher from Swedish (not Danish!) coding squad, Crackshell.  They have however just dropped 2018’s Heroes of Hammerwatch on us, a game that takes the original hacking and slashing but builds quite a complex upgrading system behind the action. […]

Heroes of Hammerwatch – PS4 Review



We’re self-confessed fans of 10Tons Ltd and their range of twin-stick shoot ’em ups and have been covering their reappearance as PS5 titles happily.  It started with Jydge which got a surprising re-release as a PS5 launch title and since then we’ve given positive reviews to Undead Horde and their new joint Tesla […]

Tesla vs Lovecraft – PS5 Review