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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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 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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The title card from Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn (1996).
SaturnSega
April 2018

Guardian Heroes

Daniel Driver recalls how Sega Saturn classic Guardian Heroes unintentionally devoured his time, as well as that of his many competitive friends.

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Nights into Dreams' opening segment.
SaturnSega
March 2018

NiGHTS into Dreams

CRYSTALBOY discusses fear, affirmation and music, and how NiGHTS into Dreams became a life-changing, and career-defining, experience during his youth.

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Panzer Dragoon Saga's logo.
SaturnSega
January 2018

Panzer Dragoon Saga

With Panzer Dragoon Saga, Daniel Driver recalls his very own saga about owning the full game: a wonderful tale filled with love, loss and redemption.

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Sonic vs Robotnik on the Master System.
Master SystemSega
November 2017

Sonic the Hedgehog (MS)

N64 Jamesy tells us about his first console and game, and the life lessons learned from the sheer determination to beat Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Wonder Boy In Monster World fairy bastards
Mega DriveSega
October 2017

Wonder Boy in Monster World

Sometimes a game can override our personal lives. Daniel Driver recalls how his quest in Wonder Boy in Monster World became a real-world race against time.

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SaturnSega
August 2017

Radiant Silvergun

The old-school shoot ‘em up has mutated over the last four decades, and in Radiant Silvergun, Daniel Driver believes Treasure created the perfect monster.

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Master SystemSega
June 2017

Alex Kidd in Shinobi World

As a certain blue hedgehog celebrates yet another birthday, Daniel Driver recalls Sega’s Alex Kidd in a classic – and seemingly forgotten – ninja adventure.

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