Welcome To Retro Garden - Retro Games Shop, News & Reviews

Welcome to Retro Garden, a site dedicated to finding and reviewing classic games, offering advice on Retro Gaming, and generally providing a warm and fluffy community for gamers to find out about games and old consoles. So if you're from the generation where "Waggling your joystick in your bedroom" was not a euphemism, or are dabbling your feet in retro games to begin with, then you will hopefully find some use to this site.

Latest Retro Gaming Reviews

Superfrog Review

With the rise of Super Mario saw a lot of other franchises jumping on the cutesy platformer genre with a hero. Some were successful, like Sonic, other's weren't. One such "super" character was Superfrog: a character launched on the Commodore Amiga systems. This one was one of the more commercially successful characters, but what's it like to play? Check out this review where new reviewer Gary checks this amphibian based adventure.

Duke Nuclear Winter Review

Here's another review of a map pack from Jake Parr. Duke Nuclear Winter is a Christmas themed package which see Mr. Nukem fight snowmen and a lot of snow filled levels. In fact it's an addon of an addon. But what's it like to play? Regular reviewer Jake Parr reviews this for us.

Play Blackpool – Thoughts & Highlights

Retro Garden recently attended Play Blackpool in the Norbreck Castle for two days of classic gaming beside the seaside. The weather was terrible, but the event was great fun, with a lot of interesting stands and demos. What was worth seeing? Well check out the event review, where you can see some pictures, as well as a write up for what you should check out!

Wolfenstein – Spear of Destiny Review

Wolfenstein! Probably one of the most infamous games out there, did spring up a number of packs. Some of those departed from the traditional storyline, others kept the classic Third Reich based slaughter. Spear of Destiny was the latter. In this review, Jake Parr looks at this mission pack, is it worth getting?

Play Blackpool This Weekend – Arcade Machines, Talks & Tickets

In a few short days the Play Blackpool event will take place at the Norbreck Castle. I am going, are you? If you are not, please take a look at this guide to see what you are missing!

Golf Review

Fore! Golf is one of those sports that transfers well into video games. It's largely mathematical, and with the game costing as much as a round at another location, it's well worth investing in a Golf game. In this review, Jake Parr takes look at the Game Boy classic. What is it like to play?

Aftershock for Quake Review

As well as being a genre defining game, the extra power and flexibility of the game Quake lead to a range of mission packs and total conversions. Nothing was safe from Quake, and in this review, Jake reviews Aftershock for Quake, one of the more puzzle based conversions for Quake. So what's it like to play? In this review, Jake Parr looks at this puzzler from the Quake Franchise.

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Review

One of the best things about Retro gaming is that one man's retro games is another man's new games. It's a game I wouldn't think was retro, but then I'm getting on a bit, so who am I to say what is right? In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, to see how it holds up today.

Duke it Out in DC Review

Another week, another review of a mission pack. In this review, we take a look at the mission pack "Duke it Out In DC", an expansion pack that puts Mr. Nukem in the United States capital, which has been taken over by hogs. But what's it like to play? In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at this package from Sunstorm Interactive.