Action, adventure, and fighting an 800-pound gorilla that has gone super sayian are only a bit of what Monster Hunter has to offer. Monster Hunter was originally released on the PlayStation 2 in the early 2000s, and was relatively unknown in the West for a long time. Nevertheless, Capcom saw a potential market in the Western Hemisphere, and continued to release games in the series sporadically. A large influx of gamers came to learn about the series during the Monster Hunter Tri era, which released on the Wii during 2010. This title would later see multiple iterations released in various consoles, including the PlayStation Portable as Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. During this time, the series’ popularity would continue increasing exponentially, eventually culminating with the release of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the Nintendo 3DS. Afterwards, though, the series started taking a dive in popularity as Monster Hunter Generations failed to sell as expected in North America, and now Monster Hunter XX has failed to get half as many sales in its first week compared to previous titles.
Next Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched on Kickstarter
A brand-new Sinclair Spectrum home computer has been launched, just in time to celebrate the 35th birthday of the iconic original 48k British gaming classic. This latest and most promising homage to Sir Clive Sinclair’s classic ZX Spectrum+ has been dubbed the ‘Sinclair ZX Spectrum Next’ by new UK manufacturers SpecNext Ltd. The company has its […]
Top 5 ZX Spectrum Games
Well, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the humble ZX Spectrum, I have decided to compile a list of my five favorite games. They will probably not be the ones most people would pick as I’m just weird. The games chosen are the ones I have poured the most hours into personally, so they may […]
StarCraft Plus Expansion Free Leading Up to HD Remake Release
To say Blizzard is not for their fans is just flat-out wrong. This company has gone out of their way to release some of their past works for free, give free online play, and continue updating their older games decades after release. One such instance is StarCraft, which has just received a major update, been […]
Soulless 2 in Development for Commodore 64
Fans of 2D side scrolling action adventures need to check out Soulless (we covered it in the first issue of our mag). Soulless 2 is currently in development and looking interesting. The action is methodical and will require some thinking to get through to new scenes. Soulless is like the Metroid series: you won’t get […]
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This is another fan game that has, surprisingly, not been shut down by Konami. With that being said, I have downloaded the demo–you know, for safe keeping… Just in case. Castlevania: The Lecarde Chronicles 2 is a fan game that is attempting to tell a new tale within the Castlevania world. What is interesting is how far they have gone to capture that mood.
I previously covered Morphite over on our sister site, Gravis Ludus. Considering the ties it has with Metroid Prime–at least in design choices–I figure it would be better suited here on Retro Gaming Magazine. For those that do not know about Morphite, you are looking at a new Crescent Moon Games release–if you are a big mobile gamer then you probably know that name. For those that don’t, they are a fun developer that doesn’t follow a set rule in genres. Morphite steps outside of their comfort zone. 3D space exploration with a flat shaded polygon graphics style are just a couple of highlights.
When would you say that video games first emerged–the ’80s, maybe the ’70s at a push? In fact, you’d have to go back to the 1940s for the true origins of the video game, and need a computer that fills up half a room to play them.
Steam Greenlight may be changing its name and direction soon, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great games still hoping to find a place in your Steam library. Looking to follow in the pixelated footsteps of Greenlight hits like River City Ransom Underground and Organ Trail: Director’s Cut, Sigi offers retro platforming gameplay with modern day tech performance.
If you are new to Retro Gaming Magazine then you probably have missed our previous coverage of “Project Y” by WaterMelon Games. This was an often teased, but not much shown, brawler that has been in development for over four years now. Now, over that period we have seen some major claims laid at the feet of what we now know as Paprium. Finally, a gameplay video has surfaced and we are able to judge, somewhat, if those claims are on spot or way out in left field.
Many, including myself await Yooka Laylee from Playtonic Games. It was successfully kickstarted and will be available on many platforms including PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch.
If anyone remembers Wonder Boy III: Monster World on the Sega Genesis, then you are in for a treat. It was known as Wonder Boy III: The Dragons Trap on Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear, but due to such machines fading at the time, sales probably were not as good as they should have been.
The modern generation of horror and zombie games have a lot of their success owed to their retro ancestors. There was a wave of fantastic zombie and horror survival games that hit the shelves throughout the ’90s–many of them weren’t perfect, but they broke the mold of how shocking game content could be.
The development of the crowd-funded ZX Spectrum Vega+ has been, to say the least, troubled but recent updates from Retro Computers Ltd appear to give a new hope to its backers and to fans of the beloved 8-bit computer.
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