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R-Type, Irem (1987) R-Type was released in arcades back in July 1987, and eventually ported to almost every possible platform imaginable ranging from the ZX Spectrum up to modern day remakes on the Xbox Live Arcade delivery platform, R-Type was a different model of game compared to the 1985 release of Gradius (another side scrolling […]
Assassin’s Creed: Unity marks the franchises highly anticipated jump onto the next generation of gaming hardware. While I am pleased to say that developer Ubisoft Montreal succeeds in bringing a solid entry into the Assassin’s Creed franchise, I am also a bit disappointed with a few key aspects of the game (including persistent bugs) that […]
During the 90s, Sonic the Hedgehog was one of the most popular video game series and in 1991 Sega came out with the first of these fun platformers for their Sega Genesis console. In the years following they created three main sequels on the Genesis that improved upon the winning formula designed to give Mario a run […]
Hacking in Fallout 3 is pretty fun, unless you have no idea how it works. Check out this guide to learn how to hack and to get a list of the places with the most terminals for the Data Miner Achievement.
In 2005 the release of the Xbox 360 saw the addition of achievements to the console experience. Not long after Sony followed this up with trophies and even Steam added achievements to their arsenal. While versions of achievements had existed in individual games (skill points in Ratchet and Clank), but Microsoft pushed it to being […]
Gamers around the world lost a very important part of a game this week, as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been updated. Part of its music has been taken away due to the, unfortunately necessary, copyright system. It’s something that has divided the opinions of the open-world, criminal simulator’s community, as many claim it’s […]
Quiz & Dragons, Capcom (1994) Combine the awesome power of nerds, geeks and swots together to form the ultimate fusion of Dungeons and Dragons with a quiz game. Take your dice rolling board game and instead of determining fights and such with the rolling of more dice (perhaps of the 20 sided variety) you have […]
Well, it happened again. I’ve gone and reinstalled Mass Effect. Notwithstanding a game backlog long enough to last me all the way through the divorce proceedings if I were to play it all back to back. Despite that backlog being filled with quality titles such as Batman: Arkham Origins, Skyrim, Fallout: New Vegas, Call of […]
Quartet 2, Sega (1986) For an old game there’s a little bit of charm still left in this one. Quartet 2, in which we adopt the Gauntlet model of gaming and having several colour coded players running around the levels but instead we drop it to a 2D platformer, throw in some guns and weapons, […]
Racing games are one of the staples of what most of us lovingly call “Couch gaming”. Games that you can play with your friends and family all the time, focusing more on the fun aspect than any real balance for competition’s sake. One of the game genres that defined that ideal was the isometric racing […]
Q*bert, Gottlieb (1982) Q*bert, the swearing, isometric jumping, tile painting game that was at one point going to be known as Snots and Boogers (thankfully it didn’t, that’s just snot funny… and neither was that). Popular at what is referred to as the Golden Age of arcades though to be honest I always thought that […]
Puzzle Bobble 2, Taito (1995) Bright, colourful, loud and cheerful. The key elements of a fun game aimed at as many audiences as possible and based upon the popular Bubble Bobble series, Puzzle Bobble 2 is Taito’s foray into the world of bubble pop games, made more famous recently by games like Bubble Witch 1 […]
2014 is a year that promises to give us great games. Each month 30PlusGamer would like to tell you what we think is the best game that month. We think it shines in all areas of gaming like story and gameplay. If you haven’t had a chance to play it make sure to check it out. October […]
Pit Fighter, Atari (1990) Oh dear God please kill me. No seriously, smite me now for having to put up with this abortion of video gaming. Please someone, take my brain and run it through a bleach-coated cheesegrater on the hope that even in my dying moments that I will NEVER REMEMBER THIS GAME AGAIN. […]
Pac-Land, Midway (1984) Of a time when Pac-Man was something of a legend in gaming, back in the early 80’s, there was the usual palaver that comes with a trend setting product. The game usually first, then the action figures, cartoon show, lunchbox and next thing you know it’s become attack of the merchandisers and […]