Sega Genesis Classics hit major consoles last month, but you wouldn't have guessed it. Sure, we don't expect the higher powers of games journalism to take a look at a 20 year old console in the month of E3, but the silence around the compendium got me thinking of all the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive) gems that have been forgotten over the years.
We no longer bat an eyelid when a new game is released as a digital download. In the days of high speed internet, incredible server sizes, and DLC, keeping your entire game library on your console is an entirely feasible, if frustratingly intangible, route to take. It must have been strange, then, when Atari 2600 owners first downloaded Cosmic Ark, Space Cavern, or Bank Heist to their systems back in the 1980s.
Retro gaming on iPhone has seen highs and lows in its category lifetime. From brilliant titles like Ghosts n Goblins and The Secret of Monkey Island coming and promptly going again, to disturbingly shoddy bedroom remakes popping up, it's been a hit and miss market. We seem to be seeing a retro renaissance on the iPhone at the moment, however, with Atari and Sega chiming in with their own backlogs to provide some excellent experiences on the small screen. So, here's 18 of the best retro games on iPhone available in 2017.
Just a few short weeks ago the Ataribox was announced. Atari's first hardware release in 20 years, the comeback retro gaming console is an enigma as it stands today. New photos and some more details of Atari's plans for the console released today, however, may clarify further.
Is Atari's new video game console a retro gaming emulator in a fancy shell, or something much more than that?