Individual system leaderboards will be added once enough reviews have been complete.
All games are purchased from my own pocket, so if I feel ripped off, I will say so.
All scores will be rated from 1-100. The full scoring scale will be used. Average will be smack bang in the middle (50), where it should be.
Send your games to me at your peril, I will not score your product higher, just because you gifted it to me. Additionally, gifted games for review, will be
declared in a disclaimer, at the beginning of the review.
Presentation Box art, Load screens, Cutscenes, Manual, Freebies Graphics Sprites, Backdrops, Animation, Smoothness Playability Learning curve, Fun or a grind, addictiveness, Absorbing Sound Music, Effects, Voice acting
00% - 34% Definately a game to avoid. 35% - 49% Below Average. A game that may be worth trying, only if you have an avid interest in the genre or subject matter. 50% - 64% Average. A game to be given a chance, even if you only get a couple of hours of enjoyment from it. 65% - 79% Above Average. A game you should try, and will probably get a few hours enjoyment from. 80% - 94% Good. You should definately not pass on a game scoring 80% or more. 95% - 100% Get this game now!
Specific to retro game reviews
Retro Score The above factors will give a score for the systems capabilities for the time. Today Score This will affect the above factors by taking into consideration, the opinion of a younger gamer (on all four of the above factors), and by a retro gamer
on if the Graphics and Sound stand up to todays standards. Playability and Presentation will not be considered by the retro gamer, due to the fact
that these scores shouldn't really change over time.
Remake A retro gamers personal opinion on if the game should be either remade or rebooted with crisper sound and graphics, and for what system type,
handheld (phones), or current gen.
This will only be shown for games that I feel a reboot or remake, will work and be accepted in todays market.
About New Additions
When a new Retro Review is added, it will be mentioned on the VGMad homepage, and instantly be added to it's own system index. New additions will also be
tweeted via the VGMad and zigzagtoes twitter accounts at time of going live.
The reason for this, is due to the fact that multiple webpages updated with a mention of a new addition, is time consuming.
This is a part time project, that is all hardcoded, ie pure html5 and css typed in a text editor. No CMS plug-ins are used. This is to please you, the end user,
with faster webpage rendering and loading, especially for those of you that mostly read webpages on your mobile phone.