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.
The first weekend of May sees the return of Play Blackpool, a large Retro Gaming Event in Blackpool, England. This event saw it's debut last year, and it's one of the must-visit events of 2015. Find out more about where to get tickets and where to buy in this post here.
In the early 90's, the technology plateaued and arcade games were relatively cheap to produce. As such, games went through a period of experimentation. Some were terrible, but some were pretty good and spawned sequels and made their companies a lot of money. In this review, Jake Parr takes a look at one such game, the Marble Madness clone, Cameltry.
Doom 2 was an incredible game. It built on the originals qualities but didn't water anything down. As a result, a bunch of expansion packs came out. In this review, Jake Parr reviews a expansion patch - Doom 2: Hell to Pay.
In the mid 90's, as a way to add a cash to a successful product, expansion packs were released. These were occasionally in house, but sometimes were released by a separate company. In this review, new reviewer Jake Parr reviews one of these third party packages - Duke Xtreme.
Leisure Suit Larry was a game that was suggestive but - in all honesty - tame. In the early days as well the games was brilliantly funny, though admittedly at the age of 13 I struggled with some of the jokes. In this article, Nick Herc reviews the original game, and takes us on a journey of a seedy man, to see if he's successful in finding love. Or at least love for one night.
Play Expo is in a few weeks, and one important part of the weekend is the Indie studios associated with the event. Recently Play Expo confirmed the first 14 studios associated with the event. You can check them out here.
Before the Game Boy, Nintendo got onto the handheld market using small little handheld games known as the Game & Watch. In this review, Conrad Garcia-Hauzer reviews the Game & Watch Gallery reboot for the Game Boy. Check it out.
Over the next few months on Retro Garden we'll be counting down Play Expo, which will be held on Manchester on 11th & 12th of October. Here's the first piece of news - Charles Cecil (of Broken Sword Fame) will be at Play Expo.
I was contacted by Read Only Memory to inform me about their new book - SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works. As a fan of the previous book, I thought I'd write a post about them. Check out the book and the kickstarter page in this link here.