Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Master Shredder.
Arcade
February 2019

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Jimi Fletcher takes a look at his first true arcade love: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a game that proved to be the cherry on top of a childhood obsession.

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Sonic 3D's title screen in the UK.
Mega DriveSega
February 2019

Sonic 3D: Flickies’ Island

N64 Jamesy speaks of Sonic 3D, and how this “black sheep” of the franchise’s 16-bit era, despite its foibles, was saved by some truly fine musical efforts.

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The cover art of Shadow Hearts.
PlayStation 2Sony
January 2019

Shadow Hearts

A long, lonely summer provided ample opportunity for Lou Widdop to play Shadow Hearts, which shaped her preferred genre of games for years to come.

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New Super Mario Bros Wii.
Nintendo WiiNintendo
January 2019

New Super Mario Bros Wii

With New Super Mario Bros Wii, it turned out that Dan wasn’t really looking for multiplayer Mario – just someone to play those games with.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Master System.
Master SystemSega
December 2018

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MS)

For Jimi Fletcher, Sonic 2 on the Master System – his first-ever gaming Christmas present – gave him a unique outlook on both life and the game itself.

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PC
November 2018

Star Wars: X-Wing

As soon as she spotted a demo of Star Wars: X-Wing in PC World in the early 90s, @Bhaal_Spawn knew that she was powerless to resist. You could say that it was her destiny.

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Spyro skateboarding on the cover of Year of the Dragon.
SonyPlayStation
November 2018

Spyro: Year of the Dragon

To coincide with the release of Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Richard Dobson looks back at Spyro: Year of the Dragon, which helped him through a very tough time.

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SonyPlayStation
November 2018

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

Everyone has their first game, and for Shane Battams, it was Crash Bandicoot: Warped, which still holds a special place in his heart some 18 years later.

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Donkey Kong Country's introduction.
SNESNintendo
October 2018

Donkey Kong Country

There’s little doubt in Jimi Fletcher’s mind that Donkey Kong Country is an utter masterpiece, though one song in particular keeps him coming back for more.

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Extreme Warfare Revenge.
PC
October 2018

Extreme Warfare Revenge

Gary Heneghan knows that wrestling has probably taught him the most about life – and Extreme Warfare Revenge was one of his best teachers.

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