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Top 10 Spooky Halloween Retro Games

As Halloween is upon us and lots of spooky things are happening all around, we thought it would be good to list our a top 10 retro games to play on Halloween, to make it fair this isn’t just a list of games as chosen by us, but ones chosen for by some of our followers on Twitter. Frightmare Platforms: C64, MS DOS, ZX Spectrum Developer: Floppy Publisher: Accolade (US), Cascade Games (UK) Released ...[Read More]

Interview – Retro Princess

When we here at Orange Bison think of awesome female Twitch streamers with amazing hair, one name usually comes to mind… Unfortunately Aravelle was busy, so we had to make do with interviewing Retro Princess instead. Talented and beautiful, Retro Princess is on the way to being able to accurately pronounce both of these words and is well on her way to becoming a major player in the UK retro ...[Read More]

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]

Feature – Sociable Soccer

Out of the retro shadows comes a spiritual successor to one of the most loved football games of all times, Sociable Soccer, brought to you by Jon Hare the co-creator of Sensible Software and games such as Sensible Soccer, Sensible Train Spotting, Cannon Fodder and many more. Jon has founded Tower Studios an independent game studio whose past releases include The Bitmap Brothers’ Speedball 2, Word ...[Read More]

The Rogue Traders

It’s no secret that I love rogue-likes. I genuinely believe that it is an incredibly fun subgenre with some amazing titles. I have lost countless hours to many of them, on all systems I have owned. From my 3DS to my Vita, my Xbox One to my PC and Switch. If I own a system, it’s a safe bet that you will find quite a few rogue-likes on it. I adore the challenge. The risk. Knowing that on...[Read More]

Review – Bitmap Books Presents: The Art of Point and Click Adventure Games

As a rather precocious child, I had taught myself to read before I even started school. It was therefore the decision of the small little village school I attended all those years ago, to pop me on the computer and let me play a few simple, educational games (or whatever the teachers could find) and free reign of the school library while the other children learnt the alphabet. Between playing Gran...[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]

The Rise and Rise of Retro Gaming

Just what is it about the retro gaming scene that is so engaging gamers, collectors and an entirely new generation all at the same time? All you need to do to get an insight in to the rise of retro gaming is to google the term ‘retro gaming’. It is huge and the reasons for this are varied. Why are people blowing their hard earned cash on games that are 30-40 years old? What makes the search for ol...[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]

NEWSFLASH – Log Jammers Kickstarter Goes LIVE

From Mega Cat Studios comes the latest in a long line of games, LOG JAMMERS! Log Jammers is a retro feel competitive arcade sports game featuring axe-throwing, blade catching action with multiple characters to choose from and a multitude of different arenas to compete in.The game is ready for release on PC, and NES for the retro gamers who like to collect new cartridges, with a standard option or ...[Read More]

Career Feature and Interview with Philip and Andrew Oliver AKA The Oliver Twins

All photographs in this article are the property of Philip and Andrew Oliver and are used with their kind permission. The Oliver Twins are simply synonymous with the home computing revolution of the 80’s and 90’s. Born in Liverpool in 1967, they grew up with a passion for the futuristic world that they saw in the tv shows and cinema releases of the day. Starting out on a ZX81 and working towards n...[Read More]

Roms and Emulation – Part 3

Disclaimer: Downloading ROMs for games you don’t already legally own is very naughty. You should be ashamed of yourself! Neither Orange Bison nor anybody involved with the site will be held responsible if bad stuff happens to you as a result. I love Sega. No other big company seems to understand the appeal of retro gaming better than they do. Not only have they released a whole heap of their...[Read More]

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