Great Old Gaming Gems – Coming Soon – The Boardgame Gems & Fails

We here on Great Old Gaming Gems and Fails are planning something a little different over the summer. We’re leaving video games behind for a few weeks as we have a look at the decidedly low-fi world of… Read More

Great Old Gaming FAILS – Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

There are a fair few contenders for the title of Worst Game of All Time. Is it ET for the Atari 2600? A game that was so bad they buried all the evidence in the desert. Or is… Read More

Great Old Gaming Gems – Crash Time 3: Highway Nights

Last week we looked at Big Rigs Racing. And it was bad. So the question is are all budget releases bad? Well given we’re on Gems I’m going to put the case forward that no. There are some… Read More

Great Old Gaming FAILS -Formula 1 98 (PS1)

As we discussed last week I’m a bit of a Formula 1 fan. And I absolutely LOVED F1 97. So when F1 98 came out a year later surely it was going to be a far better game?… Read More

Great Old Gaming Gems – Formula 1 ’97 (PS1)

Now first I need to admit something. I am a life long Formula 1 fan and I love a good racing game. So you’d think with that I’m going to biased towards this game and to some extent… Read More

Great Old Gaming FAILS – San Francisco Rush 2049 (GBC)

As we saw last week San Francisco Rush 2049 was one of the most fun racers on the N64. It was a sheer joy to play. So imagine how happy I was when I heard that they were… Read More

Great Old Gaming Gems – San Francisco Rush 2049 (N64)

If you ever found yourself in a video arcade in the late 1990s the Rush series of games were, undoubtedly, a hell of a lot of fun to play. They were just sheer adrenaline rush racers and they… Read More

Great Old Gaming FAILS – The Crow: City of Angels (Various)

The Crow, written and drawn by James O’Barr, is one of my favourite comics of all time. It’s a thing of beauty, dark beauty, and stays with you for a long time after reading. The 1994 film adaptation,… Read More

Great Old Gaming Gems – Adventure’s in the Magic Kingdom (NES)

If you ask anyone what their favourite platformer was on the NES, that 8bit console of platforming goodness, chances are they’d say one of the Super Mario games. Either Super Mario Bros or Super Mario Bros 3. However… Read More

Great Old Gaming Fails – Rise of the Robots (Various)

When a game arrives proclaiming that it’ll defeat Street Fighter 2 and become known as the Greatest Fighting Game Of All Time people stand up and pay attention. When the screenshots promise fully 3D rendered sprites and metallic… Read More