My name is Boouya I am a 22 year old RetroGamer from the UK. As a massive fan of History and video games, retro game collecting came to me almost as second nature; I am a massive fan of the 8 and 16 bit generations with the Super Famicom as my favorite system. As a Collector I collect games from all regions, I am really interested in the differences between Regions and also between Consoles.

How to Re-House a Gameboy Advance

Hello and welcome to this slightly different article from Orange Bison. This will be a tutorial on how to re-house your original Gameboy Advance. I will present you with tips and tricks as well as photographs of the process. Disclaimer: Orange Bison takes NO responsibility for any damage caused to your console. Equipment you will need: Original GBA New GBA Case Screen Lense (Optional) New buttons ...[Read More]



Streets of Rage 3

With the announcement of DotEmu’s new game Streets of Rage 4, we at Orange Bison have decided to give this series a retrospective. Last time out we looked at Streets of Rage 2 now it is time for the finale: Streets of Rage 3. With Streets of Rage 3 there are two main opinions amongst the player base. The easiest way to describe it is to compare it to Marmite; some players love it and others hate i...[Read More]



Streets of Rage 2

With DotEmu announcing Streets of Rage 4 in conjunction with Sega, we at Orange Bison have decided to write a retrospective of the original Mega Drive/Genesis games. Last week we started with the original now it is time for the sequel Streets of Rage 2. Image from One year after the defeat of Mr X, the trio of heroes from the original games have all gone back to their day jobs. Adam has...[Read More]

Interview – Bitmap Bureau

Orange Bison had the pleasure to speak to Mike Tucker from Bitmap Bureau to talk about his up and coming game Xeno Crisis. Orange Bison: Can you tell us about your project? Bitmap Bureau: Well, Xeno Crisis is a new game originally designed for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis which takes a lot of inspiration from Smash TV but also throws in elements of Mercs, Shock Troopers, The Chaos Engine, Skeleto...[Read More]



Streets of Rage

With the announcement of DotEmu’s new game “Streets of Rage 4” we at Orange Bison have decided to take a look back at one of the most popular franchises of the 16 bit Generation starting off with the 1991 release of Streets of Rage for the Sega Mega Drive. Released in 1991 during the Arcade craze, Streets of Rage was vying for the title of top Beat ‘em up’; its main challengers were Capcom’s and N...[Read More]

Interview – Mega Cat Studios

Mega Cat Studios are a retro and current gen game development studio based in Pittsburgh USA. What is interesting about MCS is the fact that the games that are created for original retro systems, get full box packaging and artwork, and a full colour manual just like you would have received back in the day; while still also releasing on modern day formats that current generation gamers would be fam...[Read More]



Coffee Crisis

Coffee Crisis is a neo brawler developed and published by a studio in Pittsburgh called Mega Cats Studio. The game was funded using the Kickstarter website; originally looking for $10,000, M.C.S smashed that total by a whopping $5,000! The idea for the game came from the two owners (Nick and Ashley) of the Black Forge Coffee House in Pittsburgh during a fundraiser for the the UPMC Children’s...[Read More]




HyperZone is a Mode-7 on rail shooter produced by Hal Laboratory (of Kirby fame) in 1991. It was one of the few shoot em ups that fully utilized the Mode-7 graphics. Have you ever wanted to play a shooter that looks and sounds like F-Zero with the difficulty of Gradius? Then HyperZone is your game. The plot of Hyperzone is that in the distant future, Earth has become an uninhabitable world. Leader...[Read More]

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