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After Burner arcade

After Burner: Sega’s jet-fighting, puke-inducing arcade marvel

Antique Code Show It was 1986, and the world went bonkers for Top Gun: that film about pleasant young chaps learning the flight ropes of F-14 Tomcats. New-wave synth poppers Berlin sang Take My Breath Away while straddling decommissioned aircraft; Tom Cruise apparently began a longstanding attempt to disguise his diminutive stature; and …
Giles Hill, 15 Oct 2015
Alien: Isolation

Lights off, nappies on! It's Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within

Game Theory H.R. Giger’s Necronomicon used to be my bedtime book of choice. There’s something about the design of the original Alien that left me with a pseudo sexual queasiness, all moist egg vaginas and huge phallic headed xenomorphs. As the flickering 20th Century Fox Logo fills my screen, like some Videodrome VHS tape, I get a familiar …
Lucy Orr, 14 Oct 2014
California Games

Wetsuits, sunshine, bikini babes and a competitive streak: Epyx California Games

Antique Code Show California Games from Epyx cooked up a successful franchise with its winning combination of sunshine, grazed shins, wetsuits and bikini babes. Indeed, its well-considered play mechanics, delivered with multiplayer action and some slightly twisted humour, soon cemented its cult classic status in history. Video from 2004 looking …
Giles Hill, 14 Aug 2014
Sonic X-treme

Sonic the Hedgehog

Antique Code Show Pocket-money saved, game ordered, wait for the postman and... nothing. A friend had the game already – rubbing salt into the wound – yet my journey of anticipation home from school each day still arrived at a big hole of spiky blue hedgehog nothingness. The original Sonic the Hedgehog was especially hyped throughout its long …
Giles Hill, 11 Apr 2013
Earthworm Jim

Earthworm Jim

Antique Code Show I can’t think of one person I’ve met who didn’t enjoy the run and gun fun of Earthworm Jim. Released in 1994 on both the Super Nintendo and Sega Megadrive (Genesis) it made my eyes pop. The graphics were revolutionary (and surreal) and it’s certainly one of the most popular platform games ever made. It went on to spawn a cartoon …
Lucy Orr, 11 Dec 2012
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Antique Code Show I didn't play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time when it was first released in the late 1990s because I was too busy on my SEGA playing Sonic. However, I do remember that I always used to think the name Zelda referred to the main character. It wasn't until I watched The Legend of Neil that I realised the hero's name was Link …
Lucy Orr, 12 Sep 2012
Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe

Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe

Antique Code Show I know it’s not 2095 yet but with Boris back in power and the Olympics imminent, I am preparing myself to witness London fall into terminal decline due to sports related overspending and aggressive austerity measures. Indeed, I can envisage an appetite for a Rollerball-style games event; entertaining the galleries of corporate …
Lucy Orr, 20 Jun 2012
Sega Toylet

Sega squirts urinal game console onto shop shelves

Sega's videogame business hit a 'new flow' this week when the firm pushed its urinal games terminal, the Toylet, out into retail in Japan. That means that those who took a shine to Sega's Toylets after using them in various bathrooms across the country, now have the opportunity to put them in their own homes, the company …
Caleb Cox, 1 May 2012
Dizzy ZX Spectrum screenshot

Dizzy: the Ultimate Cartoon Adventure Part Deux

Antique Code Show For my money, one of the greatest games ever made for the Amstrad CPC was Fantasy World Dizzy. At age seven, I was positively ravenous for my fix of Dizzy's latest adventures, and my brimming fervour to play it was good training wheels for the likes of Sonic 2 and Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition. Fantasy World …
Andy Davies, 18 Jan 2012
Sonic All-Stars Racing iOS game icon

Sega honours Sonic's 20th birthday with documentary

Sega is celebrating Sonic the Hedgehog's 20th anniversary this year and has pieced together a documentary detailing how the blue speedster came to be. From Sonic's initial creation to rival battles with Nintendo's Mario and achievements since, the doco is an engrossing insight into the cutthroat gaming world of the 1990s. If …
Caleb Cox, 14 Nov 2011
Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations

Review Sonic the Hedgehog celebrates his 25th anniversary this year and consequently, Sega is touting yet another title where the blue-speedster takes centre stage. According to the company, Sonic Generations broke Sega's pre-order records as the most anticipated Sonic title in 20 years. Hmm, and there I was thinking the heroic …
Caleb Cox, 4 Nov 2011
Rise of Nightmares

Rise of Nightmares

Review A spine-tingling unease, an oppressive sense of dread, an irrepressible fear – dusting off and firing up the Kinect sensor can fill any self respecting gamer with a profound foreboding. Since its release almost a year ago, Child of Eden stands as the only hardcore game to shine its - admittedly brilliant - light through the …
Andrew Bailey, 29 Sep 2011
Star Control

Star Control

Antique Code Show Star Control 2 is a bloody good game, but not the game I fell in love with. Yet it was playing the original Star Control on my Sega Genesis that just makes me feel all squidgy inside. With colour spaceships that battle across my screen to eerie alien toonz, I didn't need Arnie in Total Recall to fulfil my sci-fi fetish. Star …
Lucy Orr, 14 Sep 2011
Captain America: Super Soldier

Captain America: Super Soldier

Review Games based around movies have a reputation (most would say justly deserved) of seldom living up to their silver screen counterparts, while those timed to debut simultaneously with their movie counterparts have an even worse success to failure ratio. It might not come as a massive shock to anyone out there then, that Captain …
Mike Plant, 15 Jul 2011
The Register breaking news

Sega forums still closed a month after mystery hack

Sega's forum remains offline almost a month after its forums and other sites were hit by hacktivists. Hackers broke into Sega's systems and made off with user registration details, email addresses, birth dates and encrypted passwords of around 1.3 million users last month. No financial data was exposed by the hack, which was …
John Leyden, 14 Jul 2011
Sonic the Hedgehog

Sega celebrates two decades of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is twenty years old today, raise your glasses and salute. Sega introduced Sonic in the early nineties to rival Nintendo's cash-cow Mario and improve sales of the company's waning console, the Mega Drive. Sonic the Hedgehog Until Sonic hit the scene, Alex Kidd was top bill at Sega and let's face it, …
Caleb Cox, 23 Jun 2011
The Register breaking news

Sega’s saggy security

The latest victim of a large scale attack is Sega Corp, which has admitted that security of its Sega Pass website database in Europe had been compromised. The personal information on all of its 1,290,755 registered users has been stolen. Sega sent an email on Friday alerting the affected users, who are mostly based in Europe …
The Register breaking news

Android Marketplace starts cleaning house

Google has been cleaning up the Android Marketplace, kicking out developers responsible for some of the most popular Android apps – without notice – and leaving customers scrabbling for an alternative. The applications concerned are games-console emulators: N64oid, Ataroid, Gamboid and Snesoid have disappeared from the …
Bill Ray, 31 May 2011

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