Hooray! What do I win? ‘Death’? Ah, crud
It’s hard being a retro gaming villain. There you are, ruling your kingdom with all the power and evil henchmen you could ever wish for, when some upstart comes along and ruins everything.
That’s bad enough. But what if the game designers made you… different? If those infernal tormentors gave you a ridiculous body or put you somewhere you don’t belong (like in space – more on that later), then your misery is compounded. It can be hard being evil.
Retro games feature some of the best, wackiest villains out there. In a time when developers were less concerned with incredible realism, there was more room for characters, plots and bosses that were just plain weird. So here’s our homage to 5 of our favourite ridiculous retro gaming bosses.
We all love well crafted games. Those moments when they make us sit back, rendered speechless at their beauty or a stunning revelation, are hard to rival.
And then… and then there are those moments when it doesn’t quite come together so well. When characters fall through the level, or when the head of an NPC starts slowly spinning without them so much as blinking, the spell is broken.
On the plus side, these glitches provide us with some of our fondest gaming memories (well, ours at any rate). They prove that even the biggest developers can slip up and provide us with a glorious sliver of unintended hilarity. And when they happen in sports games – with their emphasis on cutthroat competition and win-at-all-costs mentality, the effect is wonderfully amplified.
From football to basketball, cricket and a whole lot more, join us as we run through some of the funniest bugs to make their debut in the world of sports gaming.
Gone but not forgotten: some retro games are simply too good not to make an appearance on next generation games consoles
As we previously detailed, 2014 is set to see a whole raft of stunning, innovative games hit the world stage. From the beauty of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture to the adrenaline rush of Dying Light, it’s not going to be easy to choose what upcoming title gets the lion’s share of our attention.
But what about those games that aren’t getting an update or new release this year? The ones whose glory days are sadly in the past? Well, we feel there are certain games whose lasting impact on the video games industry and its legions of players is such that they deserve a reboot. And hell, even if the major publishers aren’t willing to dip into the past, sites like Kickstarter have proved that may not even be necessary.
So join us as we steer our way through our top 5 retro resurrections wishlist.
Titanfall, Dying Light and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter are among the ones to watch in 2014
There’s no denying 2013 was a great year for games, but with the release of the next gen consoles and a whole raft of developments afoot, 2014 is set to be pretty special in its own right.
Join us as we take a look at six games to be release this year that everyone’s talking about. From the breathtaking visuals of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter to the innovative gameplay of Dying Light and Tom Clancy’s The Division, in no particular order here are the games we can’t wait to get our hands on this year.