The front cover of Street Fighter II: SCE.
Mega DriveSega
April 2019

Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition

A young Daniel Driver got caught up in the Street Fighter II hype, and a friendly-yet-personal rivalry turned the game from a fad and into an obsession.

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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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Oblivion's incredible cities
Xbox 360Microsoft
September 2018

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

When another relationship broke down for Dan Driver, the fourth Elder Scrolls game, Oblivion, was there to pick up the pieces.

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

Trust Your Heart

Daniel Driver believes that Winter Heat is still unmatched in recreating the sheer spectacle of the Winter Olympics – and Trust Your Heart was key in creating a monumentally cinematic climax.

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Panzer Dragoon Saga's logo.
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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Ecco the Dolphin: The Tides of Time screenshot.
November 2017

Tube of Medusa

Ecco the Dolphin games is all about slow, mournful, ambient tracks, with few exceptions: including The Tides of Time’s bonkers dolphin rave.

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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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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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Commodore 64Commodore
July 2017

International Soccer

For as long as there have been popular gaming systems, there have been football games. Daniel Driver looks back at one of the Commodore 64’s earliest titles.

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