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

Charles Cecil to be at Play Expo

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.

SEGA Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works – Now On Kickstarter

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.

T2 Judgement Day Review

So Terminator was last week, but what of the second, more successful film: Judgement Day? It's no surprise with the success of the film how many games were produced, so this week Alan Stares look at the Amiga version of the film. How did it shape up? Be warned....It isn't the best!

The Terminator Review

I was contacted last week by reviewer Alan Stares, and he has been on a bit of a "Terminator Binge", so he has reviewed the games from The Terminator series. First up is the first game based on the first movie, The Terminator, for the Sega Megadrive. Check it out and then next week come back for Terminator 2!

Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master Review

Shinobi is probably one of Sega's most beloved franchise. Quiet for a few years now, Joe Musashi's story has been quiet, so in this week's review, Staresy reviews the third game in the franchise on the Sega Megadrive, the fantastic Shinobi III: Return Of The Ninja Master. Check it out!

Turbo Espirit Review

Ah free roaming games. A relatively new concept? Well not really. As well as Elite for the BBC Micro, there was also Turbo Espirit. Featuring the Lotus car of the same name, the game was free roaming driving simulator similar to Grand Theft Auto. However unlike Grand Theft Auto, you're preventing drug smugglers. In this review, Staresy reviews this Amstrad classic.

The Sacred Armour of Antiriad Review

Ah, Palace Software, producing the controversial games of the 80's. They also released some less controversial games, but were they any good? In this review, Staresy reviews The Sacred Armour of Antiriad. Check it out!

Waking Amy – Kickstarter Project Now Live

Kickstarter, for gaming, has been a revelation in driving down the barrier of entry for games. Gamers can invest small amounts of cash for nice rewards in video games. One such game is "Waking Amy", a fun little video 2.5D platformer inspired by Playstation's platformers. With 20 days to go until the funding deadline, I take a look at an early alpha build, and what to expect.

Head Over Heels

We've been running this site for a number of years now, but never run a review from Lord Alan Sugar's entry into the 80's microcomputer market. Until now! In this review, Staresy reviews one of the best, Jon Ritman's Head over Heels.