Five To Play
Our picks from Gregg’s gameography
While the NES original is notorious, we tend to prefer this arcade outing, which was one of the surprise highlights of the xbox one compilation Rare Replay. big, colourful sprites and ridiculously over-the-top attacks are the order of the day in this beat-’em-up.
donkey Kong Country SNES
It was astonishing to look at back in 1994, but Donkey Kong Country is more than just a pretty face. With varied stages, lots of secrets to find and an accessible level of challenge, there’s a reason this platform game remains an evergreen staple of many retro collections.
Seeing Super Mario 64 running made Gregg and the Dream team scrap their 2.5D platformer. What they came back with was a game that was built to outperform Nintendo’s classic, featuring more visual detail, more moves, more rhyming dialogue and many more items to collect.
Grabbed By The Ghoulies xbox
Sometimes, there’s nothing better than walking into a room, beating up a bunch of bad dudes, and then leaving. If that appeals to you, Grabbed By The Ghoulies is a game you should track down. It’s not a ride that’ll last ages but you’ll have a good time while you’re on it.
viva Piñata xbox 360
If you think the xbox 360 generation was all about bald doughy space marines with big guns, we’d implore you to check out this cute and colourful simulation. Tend your garden, breed dozens of types of pinata, and fend off the evil Ruffians. A real early highlight for the system.