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Desert Island Games: Episode 2, part 2

After a couple of very interesting retro choices for games one and two, we’re here again to look at MHTL’s picks for three, four and five.   F-Zero GX is the successor to F-Zero X and continues the series’ difficult, high-speed racing style, retaining the basic gameplay and control system from the Nintendo 64 game. …



Desert Island Games: Episode 2, part 1

Welcome back to Desert Island Games. Each episode takes a member of the GRcade community and strand them on a desert island forever. I’m not completely heartless so they’ll be able to take along their eight favourite games to play for the rest of their days. But there are a couple of rules in place. Any …


Retro Monday – Gekibo: Gekisha Boy

Gekibo: Gekisha Boy is a Japan-only PC Engine game that came out in 1992. It was made by Tomcat System and was published by Irem. This is a game that again I never heard of, and with good reason as it wasn’t released outside of Japan. The game is a side-scrolling shoot ’em up… well, …



GRcade’s top 10 Xbox games of all-time

Following the E3 announcement that original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One, I thought it’d be a great opportunity to look at the games GRcade members recently voted as their top 10 Xbox titles of all-time. Narrowly missing out on the top 10 were Beyond Good and Evil, Doom 3, Grand Theft Auto …


Retro Monday – Gunstar Future Heroes

Gunstar Future Heroes is the sequel to the classic Mega Drive game Gunstar Heroes. It was made for the Game Boy Advance and like its predecessor was developed by Treasure and published by Sega. It was released in 2006. Gunstar Future Heroes is a run and gun game, that plays like the previous title in the series. But …



Tackling the pile of shame

Reflection I’m slowly coming to the conclusion I have a serious problem with my relationship with games. It may be you also share this same issue, or you may not even consider it a bad thing. My problem is I just can’t stop buying games. There isn’t any kind of affordability concern, I’m not racking …


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: The 5 best and worst tracks

Mario Kart 8 has been out for three years on the Wii U, but with its fairly recent re-release on the Nintendo Switch, I thought I’d jot down the five best and worst tracks in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. I’ll also add a little on my feelings of the track. They won’t be long-winded, just …



Retro Monday – Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword

Another week in which I get a game I know nothing about,  Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword was released in 2001 on the Game Boy Color and was Developed by Core Design and published by Eidos, it’s also a sequel to Tomb Raider on the GBC. Where do I begin with this? It’s hard to …


Desert Island Games – Episode 1 Part 3

Here we are with the final part of Rax’s Desert Island Games list and we get find out games 6, 7 and 8. We’ve only had 1 Nintendo title up till now so maybe the big N will feature a little more heavily in these. Game 6 is the latest edition in Nintendo’s long running …



Desert Island Games – Episode 1 part 2

Back again with the 2nd part of Rax’s selection of Desert Island Games. If you haven’t read part one then I suggest you sidle over here and catch up otherwise you might not be able to follow the complex narrative. Anyway, on with the show. The  Rollercoaster Tycoon series of games were originally developed by …