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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Raising the flag in Freedom Fighters.
GameCubeNintendo
September 2018

Freedom Fighters

N64 Jamesy talks through the long, hard road to becoming a grown-up, and how a chance discovery of Freedom Fighters led to a gaming experience still among his all-time favourites.

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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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Nintendo 64Nintendo
March 2018

Body Harvest

Like many, N64 Jamesy lent and borrowed games to experience what was otherwise out of reach. In the case of Body Harvest, it brought about the necessity to beat it on its hardest setting.

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The full map of Viridian City, from Pokémons Red and Blue.
Music
December 2017

Viridian City

VGM can instantly takes us back in time, and for N64 Jamesy, it’s the original Viridian City tune that really hammers home nostalgia – and got him through a difficult time.

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A captive Fox McCloud in Star Fox Adventures' LightFoot Village.
Music
November 2017

LightFoot Village

Part of the reason we play games is to unwind, and there’s nothing short of a real chill-out than with the soundtrack to Rare’s hundredth release, says N64 Jamesy.

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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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"I 'ate that duck"
Nintendo 64Nintendo
October 2017

Banjo-Tooie

It took N64 Jamesy 15 years to play the game of his dreams. Now, he discusses why this particular big-name sequel deserves the benefit of the doubt.

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