31/05/2018

⚽️ Episode 12. SNES Football Games Were Shite - International Superstar Soccer - Konami - 1995 ⚽️

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๐ŸŽฎ"Surely a visit to my old friend ISS will be a joyous video gaming moment as I revisit a football game legend......or maybe I will just blame the joypad for my lack of video games skills....you decide!" ๐ŸŽฎ

30/05/2018

๐Ÿฆ„ Aravelle Talks Tandy Tennis, Gauntlet and Dr Pepper Mixed With Kahlua - Video Games Memories ๐Ÿฆ„ @aravelle

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Aravelle is an awesome Twitch Streamer who has a life-size diamond unicorn called Alvin a PC called Penelope and a chair called Cher.

Aravelle is also one of our fave Twitter peeps, so we thought we would invite her to take part in our Video Games Memories feature so we can find out a bit more about this gaming goddess...

29/05/2018

๐Ÿณ The Drisk Talks Ant Attack, Outrun and Triple Fried Egg Chilli Chutney Sandwiches - Video Games Memories ๐Ÿณ @TheDrisk

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It's my pleasure to have The Drisk in the Games Freezer for Video Games Memories.

The Drisk is an encyclopedia of all video games knowledge and someone I have enjoyed listening to for the last 3 years.

I first became aware of The Drisk when I began listening to the Retro Asylum podcast as The Drisk was a regular on the show at the time.

Now let's delve a bit deeper into the Video Games Nostalgia gland of the almighty Drisk!

28/05/2018

๐ŸŒŠ Review: Lake Ridden "A gentle, supernatural tale that doesn’t make a huge splash" ๐ŸŒŠ #GameDev #IndieGame @kingdomofcarts @BrittRecluseuk

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Game Title: Lake Ridden
Developer: Midnight Hub
Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Melting

Lake Ridden tells the story of a young girl called Marie who has gone camping with her sister, Sophia. 

Upon waking, Marie notices that Sophia has gone missing and sets off alone into the darkened woods to try and find her…what could possibly go wrong?

25/05/2018

☕️ Review: Coffee Crisis "A caffeine-fuelled burst of arcade action" ☕️ #GameDev #IndieGame @kingdomofcarts @BrittRecluseuk

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Title: Coffee Crisis
Developer: Mega Cat Studios
Platform reviewed: PC (Steam)
Rating: Ice Cool

Coffee Crisis was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive back in 2017, developed by Mega Cat studios in conjunction with Black Forge coffee house in Pittsburgh, who handled the story of the game whilst Mega Cat worked on the design.


As a retro game collector myself, (specifically with Sega Mega Drive) the game has been on my radar for a while and I fully intend to pick up a boxed copy at some point. Fast-forward a year or so, and Coffee Crisis has seen a Steam release with enhanced graphics and audio (as obviously this version is not limited by the Sega hardware), but yet still keeping a very 16-bit artistic approach. 


Whilst an enjoyable romp, it is a brief game that has a very arcade approach with the depth that the arcade experience brings.

24/05/2018

⚽️ Episode 11: SNES Football Games Were Shite - Head On Soccer - US Gold - 1995 ⚽️ #Retrogaming #SNES

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๐ŸŽฎ"Come meet Ginger Bob Marley in a unique game of football"๐ŸŽฎ

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23/05/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Things I Miss In Video Games - "Battle Mode League"๐Ÿ•น️ #Retrogaming

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Those early days of Super Mario Kart on the Super Nintendo were a delight.

No one had seen a video game like it and no one could believe how great the game was on the mighty Super Nintendo.

Digging beneath the surface of this giant of the SNES world would lead you to a game with longevity that wasn’t weeks it was years and even decades as I still return to Super Mario Kart 26 years later.

22/05/2018

๐Ÿš‚ "Elink To The Past Talks North & South Train Running and Smรถrgรฅstรฅrta!" - Video Games Memories ๐ŸŽฎ

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Today we welcome Elin into the Games Freezer and learn more about her video gaming history.

Elin is one of our fave Twitter retro gaming peeps and she lives in beautiful Sweden with her awesome video games & console collection.

Let's sit down with a nice glass of whisky and have a chat in the Freezer...

21/05/2018

๐Ÿ•น️ Kingdom Of Carts: The Paris Return ๐Ÿ•น️ @kingdomofcarts @BrittRecluseuk

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I wrote an article on our previous retro gaming sojourn to Paris (one of Faye’s favourite places) last year and commented on the price there and the gaming culture of Paris in general, however, we didn’t really know what to expect on that occasion.
This time, we built the holiday specifically around our love of gaming and so we were able to visit more places and also plan our treks more (we ended up clocking over thirty miles of walking in three days!) than our previous trips.

18/05/2018

⚔️ Conan Exiles - PS4 - Ten Minute Taster "My Arachnophobic Hero!" ⚔️ #ConanExiles

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"⚔️Wander the Conan inspired wasteland in Conan Exiles on the PS4 with me as I build my 1-bed starter home 
with wonderful views and then go hunt some spiders...๐Ÿ•ท️" 

17/05/2018

⚽️ Episode 10. SNES Football Games Were Shite - Hat Trick Hero 2 - Taito - 1994 ⚽️

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๐ŸŽฎ "SNES Football Games Were Shite Jumps onto a bullet train to Japan and visits Hat Trick Hero 2 land and the mystery of the pesky Hyper Super Shot, 
will there be turds?" ๐ŸŽฎ

15/05/2018

๐Ÿ“– 3 Video Games Inspired Books By Kari Fry That Will Blow Your Mind! ๐Ÿ“˜

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I've been poking around the internet as usual and i've found 3 books on the FanGamer website which are going straight on my Fathers Day, Birthday and Christmas list...

I think you are going to love them too!

11/05/2018

๐Ÿ‘• Primark Are Launching An Awesome Set Of Retro Gaming Apparel This Saturday! ๐Ÿ‘• @ReplayEvents #Retrogaming

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Games Freezer have been invited to the May 12th launch of a new Primark retro games inspired clothing range at the flagship Primark Store in Manchester City Centre.

We've taken a look at the range and it looks awesome!

10/05/2018

⚽️ Episode 9: SNES Football Games Were Shite - FIFA 98 Road To World Cup - EA - 1997 ⚽️ #Retrogaming #SNES

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๐ŸŽฎ "The SNES Football Games Were Shite Train Steams into France this week and visits EA for a 4th and final time with FIFA 98 Road To The World Cup! Expect Turds and Terrible Commentary" ๐ŸŽฎ 

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09/05/2018

⚽️Things I Miss in Video Games - "Championship Manager Hot Seat Sessions"⚽️

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As I’ve got older I’ve begun to realise how precious time is to us all.

When we’re younger it seems we have all the time in the world to do whatever we want and we take it for granted.

This is especially true for playing video games.

07/05/2018

⚔️ Ten minute Taster - City Of Brass - PS4 - "No Arms Mcgraw's Revenge!" ๐Ÿ’€

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๐ŸŽฎ"I'm taking on the City Of Brass today which is full of undead skeletons, loot, No Arms McGraw and genies what's not to like?"๐ŸŽฎ

04/05/2018

☆ Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood "The modern Penny Crayon" ☆ @BrittRecluseuk #IndieGame #GameDev

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Platform Reviewed: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Press Play
Rating: Ice Cool


Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (M:TCOB) is the sequel to the 2010 game Max and the Magic Marker. The game was originally released in 2013 and in the last few months it has been ported to both the Switch and PS4. 

Whilst I had a really good time with the game throughout its 6-8 hour campaign, there was one thing that burned my family photo-album on my birthday throughout…the framerate. 

It wasn’t enough to massively hinder my enjoyment but I must admit that I know the game would have benefitted hugely from a push from 30 to 60 fps.

02/05/2018

☆ Britt is a Self Confesed Video Game Animation-iac ☆ #Retrogaming @BrittRecluseuk

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I recently reviewed a game called The Thin Silence which had the most amazingly lethargic ‘kick’ animation that I’ve seen in a game, I found it mesmerising and often I would just randomly kick things in the game to see that wonderful animation in action (booting generators also had a nice accompanying rattling sound effect). 
It dawned on me as I happily booted my way through the (very good) game that over the years there have been quite a few animations in games that I just found really pleasing to watch, almost therapeutic even, and I wondered if it was something that all gamers experience with certain games.

01/05/2018

☆ Review: The Thin Silence "An introspective, narrative-driven puzzler" ☆

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Game Title: The Thin Silence

Developer: TwoPM Studios

Platform Reviewed: PC (Steam)

Rating: Ice Cool

The Thin Silence puts the player in control of Ezra Westmark, a soldier who wakes up in an underground cave system, refusing to face reality and haunted by his choices, he begins the journey upwards. 

It’s a very deliberately-paced game that slowly unfolds the story to the player very carefully as they make progress.