Super Mario All-Stars.
SNESNintendo
July 2018

Super Mario All-Stars

The opportunity for Jimi Fletcher to play Super Mario All-Stars proved to be so alluring that he traded in his own personal sanctuary for it.

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Master SystemSega
June 2018

World Soccer

World Soccer on the Master System was what hooked N64 Jamesy on the beautiful game, teaching him how a simple ball game could help him fit in – a passion that lives to this day.

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Preparing an assault in Sword of the Samurai.
PC
June 2018

Sword of the Samurai

A chance discovery of Sword of the Samurai, a decade after its release, helped James Dawson appreciate new culture, strategic decision making, and the true depth that gaming could offer.

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The transformation in Altered Beast.
Mega DriveSega
June 2018

Altered Beast

Ever grown tired of video games? By the time he reached 18, Gary Heneghan had, but Altered Beast inspired him to get back into gaming again.

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The World Cup, in 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.
PlayStation 3Sony
June 2018

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

To celebrate the World Cup kicking off in Russia, Craig Jones discusses one of the funniest nights of his life, playing 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

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Mario Kart Wii's congratulations screen.
Nintendo WiiNintendo
June 2018

Mario Kart Wii

While David Coates and his friends were no stranger to local multiplayer gaming, it took over 20 years to find the game that truly defined their sporting rivalry: Mario Kart Wii.

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The baby clones of Captain Blood.
Atari ST
June 2018

Captain Blood

Waking up in a car hundreds of miles from home, Dark Blue Monkey was about to encounter a game that would leave an indelible mark on his psyche forever.

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The Halo what's in Halo.
XboxMicrosoft
May 2018

Halo: Combat Evolved

Stephen ‘Stev3L’ Lister reminisces about Halo: Combat Evolved and how, through co-op silliness with his best friend at the time, it came to represent his coming of age.

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The barn from the gloriously terrible Hard Drivin'.
Mega DriveSega
May 2018

Hard Drivin’

Some games are so bad, they’re good. In the case of Hard Drivin’, Matt Gardner needed a few years to realise that it was an experience that aged beautifully, even if it remained utterly terrible.

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Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Xbox 360Microsoft
April 2018

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

John-Paul Jones reflects upon how Splinter Cell: Conviction is not just secretly the best John Wick game ever, but also one of the best friendship-killing games money can buy.

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