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

Power UP Exhibition in Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester

Last weekend I was fortunate to attend the Power UP! gaming festival in Manchester's Museum of Science & Industry. How does it compare to many of the other festivals that exist right now? In this review, you can check out the festival and whether you should attend (you should).

Retro gaming festival Power Up is set to return to Manchester from August 3rd

We may be in a middle of a heatwave but even in these conditions gaming is popular as ever. Power UP! The 2 week long gaming festival, returns to the Museum of Science and Industry for 2018, on August 3rd. Find out about this event at our roundup here.

Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls Review

With Super Mario Kart 64 as well as Diddy Kong's Racing on the console, some of the other racing games didn't get a look in, and certainly the ones that were built around a more cartoony style struggle to get a look in. Dante Mathis reviews one of them - Iggy's Reckin' Balls.

Body Harvest Review

With the retro revival in the past few years, it's been fascinating to see some of the games that have been given a new lease of life. One such game is Body Harvest, a game that has been on a few retro collections. In this review, Dante Mathis takes the game for a spin.

Banjo Kazooie Review

Banjo Kazooie is one of those games that passed me by a wee bit. It hit me when I was a bit older, and an older Playstation rather than the cutesy Nintendo 64 was more my thing at the time, but looking back, the N64 had some great games. One such game is the aforementioned Banjo Kazooie. In this article, new reviewer Dante Mathis gives his thoughts on this N64 Classic.

A Look at some New NES Games: Justice Duel, Creepy Brawlers & Little Medusa

Mega Cat Studios has been cranking out NES Games recently. Games on actual replica cartridges with box art and everything! Here's a look at three of their latest games: Justice Duel, Little Medusa and Creepy Brawlers. Three games, each incredibly different, and each capturing the essence of the NES.

New Gameboy Release – Sheep it Up!

The Indie Scene in gaming right now is thriving, we all know that, however people are now making games on the original hardware and original cartridges, including Dr. Ludos. This is a look at their brand new game: Sheep it Up!

SNES Mini Review

Ah. So Nintendo has finally begun to use more of it's IP elsewhere. It's started with the NES Mini Classic, and now has expanded to the SNES Mini Classic. In this review, I take a look at the console, what it is like as well as any problems. Should you - as a fan of Super Nintendo - be looking to acquire this machine? Let's take a look.

Counter Strike Review

Fun fact, one of my favourite games in University was the original Counter Strike. I absolutely loved it, and had many hours of enjoyment playing it with my housemate. Times moved on, and I no longer frequent de_dust, but Counter Strike still exists. In this review, Alex Miller takes a look at the original from the turn of the millennium.