Guide to buying Retro Consoles from Japan

Original article on Nippon Game Quest. When it comes to buying a classic console you’ll need to know a few things. Japanese consoles run on 100 volts electricity, while here in the UK we run at 220 or 240 volts. Put simply if you plug in your retro console from Japan into our power supply, it will be damaged permanently.  By purchasing a Step Down … Continue reading Guide to buying Retro Consoles from Japan

Mega Sg Review

Last year Analogue gave us the Super Nt an FPGA powered Super Nintendo/Famicom for those looking to get the best possible video and audio on a modern tv to rave reviews, this year Analogue are giving us the Mega Drive super console, the Mega Sg, have they created the best way to play Mega Drive games? Yes, they certainly have. After opening the beautiful packaging, … Continue reading Mega Sg Review

A Brief Console History of Analogue

You would be forgiven for thinking the Super Nt was Analogue’s first venture into re-creating retro consoles for our modern times, yet in fact, the Neo Geo was the very first. In this article I’ll go over Analogue’s past and show you why Analogue is one of the most talented and respected console makers in the industry. CMVS In 2011, Analogue released there first console … Continue reading A Brief Console History of Analogue

Mega Sg by Analogue

Following on from the success of the Super Nt Analogue have released the Mega Sg, a modern take on the Sega Mega Drive, to critical acclaim. After being so impressed with the Super Nt and how it brought to life my Super Nintendo collection both me and Nigel put in an order for the Mega Sg, our childhood gaming consoles will sit alongside each other … Continue reading Mega Sg by Analogue

Discussing Switch Tax

For some time now, Switch owners have paid extra for the pleasure of playing games on Nintendo’s latest console in comparison to the same release on PS4, Xbox One and PC.  Why is this? In the past 24 months many have asked the same question, i’ve read articles saying the higher cost is due to the cartridge cost being higher than BluRay disks which is … Continue reading Discussing Switch Tax

Buying Switch Games in Japan

Over the last two years the Nintendo Switch has become something of a favourite among those who love love collecting physical versions of their games. However some games never receive a physical cartridge to hold here in the UK unlike in Japan and Asia, leaving us no option but to import or travel to places such as Tokyo or Osaka. This article is about my … Continue reading Buying Switch Games in Japan

Don’t worry about Metroid Prime 4

Today Nintendo announced Metroid Prime 4 was not going to plan, it simply was not up to the high standard Nintendo sets nor was it living up to the Metroid Prime name. It’s a brave announcement, not many developers would publicly state their project had to be restarted, the fact that Nintendo’s president was the one to give this message was even more incredible. Disappointed … Continue reading Don’t worry about Metroid Prime 4