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.
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.
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!
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 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!
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.