Brand New Game Boy Platformer ‘Rocket Man’ Gets Playable Demo ROM


Drawing inspiration from Capcom’s finest Mega Man series, an all new homebrew platformer has been born from the depths of Spain. Rocket Man is the latest development to hit the Nintendo Game Boy and one that is already showing plenty of promise.


Youngest Retro Gamer Reviews: Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega Master System)


With Sonic The Hedgehog turning 25 years old earlier this week, it's safe to say that as retro gamers we're slowing aging along with the games we know and love. We can talk about these timeless titles for hours on end and pour over our childhood spent with Sega and Nintendo, but how exactly would today's youth rate what we consider a classic? Here [ … ]


Humble Bundle Celebrates 25 Years of Sonic!

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Today marks 25 years of ring collecting and badnik bouncing and the Humble Bundle is celebrating by letting fans nab a whole slew of past Sonic titles!

The Bundle is split into three categories;

For $1 you'll earn yourself the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic CD. Pay $9.59 will get you all those plus [ … ]

Homebrew Shmup ‘Swabby’ Blasts Onto Sega Game Gear


An all Sega Game Gear game has just landed on the handheld known as Swabby. This is a game by homebrew developer Hang-On that is available for download via SMS Power, which features a well-known character from the Sega Master System era. Swabby is the one and only creature based on the hidden Snail Maze game that was b [ … ]


NG:DEV.TEAM's Upcoming Neo Geo Homebrew 'Kraut Buster' Gets New Trailer & Release Date

NG:DEV.TEAM are back with yet another update on their upcoming Neo Geo homebrew release Kraut Buster, a classic run & gun style arcade game drawing plenty of inspiration from the Metal Slug series. Accompanying an all new action packed trailer is the all important release date for those eager to add another AES cartridge to their collectio [ … ]


The Beginners Guide To Buying Retro Games In Japan (Without Knowing The Language)


Shopping for video games in Japan can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but the language barrier and incredibly wide selection can make it overwhelming, intimidating or even frustrating for some. If you have you heart set on something, it can be difficult to know where to even start. With this in mind it's time to put your minds at ease and p [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 28: Steve Jarratt Interview

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For anyone reading games magazines in the 80's and 90's Steve Jarratt is well known name. Starting his career working on Zzap 64 he soon went on to be launch editor of many much loved magazines such as Commodore Format, Total!, Edge and many more including Official Playstation Magazine.


Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe' Released

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Another day, another incredible 'lost' Sega Dreamcast game turns up. This time, it's the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future. Long thought to be only available to those collectors lucky enough to own a Dreamcast development kit, the unreleased Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe has been released to the internet at large by Hidden P [ … ]


Hyperkin Reveal Upcoming ‘Smart Boy’ Game Boy Adapter For Mobile Phones


As part of an April Fools hoax last year, Hyperkin taunted retro gamers with a mockup of hardware that would allow the use of Game Boy cartridges on smartphones. Although anything but their intention, Hyperkin were left wondering how to deal with the flood of genuine interest in such a device. As a result the Smart Boy was quickly pushed into [ … ]


Wiild Guns Reloaded brings SNES Crosshair Shooter Action to PS4 In Autumn 2016

Drop those irons! Or something like that. Cult classic Natsume SNES game Wild Guns is getting a much-needed second chance, as an expanded rerelease on Playstation 4 titled Wild Guns Reloaded.


Is The Golden Age Of Finding Retro Games At Car Boot Sales Over?


Summer is nearly here, which means only one thing for the retro gaming fanatics - it's time to set your 5am Sunday alarm and go hunting for car boot sale bargains! Excitement aside, are carboots really the gold mine they once were with the value of vintage gaming goods just a click away for your average seller?


Retro Review: E.V.O.: Search for Eden (Super Nintendo)

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Enix published some terrific hits for the Super Nintendo. ActRaiser, Terranigma, E.V.O…..wait what? What’s E.V.O you say? I’m not talking about the fighting game tournament. I’m talking about E.V.O.: Search for Eden, a hidden Super Nintendo action-RPG about the evolution of life. You are guided by Gaia, the daughter of the Sun and the Earth, to s [ … ]


Nintendo Entertainment System Visual Compendium Kickstarter Smashes Fundraising Target


The Nintendo NES is perhaps one of the most influential consoles to date, and there’s just no way to deny that. Many classic and acclaimed franchises were born from this 8-bit juggernaut, and the video game industry saw a huge rise in blockbuster releases following Nintendo's Seal of Quality. Because of this and many other reasons, the console is [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 27: Nintendo GameCube

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The Nintendo GameCube isn't the first console many people think of when it comes to most loved systems but on closer inspection and almost 15 years since it's UK launch it's worth another look. Super Mario Sunshine, Zelda Wind Waker, Metroid Prime, the then exclusive critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4 and the much loved Resident Evil Remake all [ … ]


Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Advance RPG ‘Magical Vacation’ English Fan Translation Out Now


Of all the early Game Boy Advance games the West missed out on, Brownie Brown’s stunning Japanese exclusive adventure Magical Vacation was the biggest loss of them all. Despite its Nintendo DS sequel seeing a worldwide release, it's only as of now that retro gamers can finally battle through the 2001 portable quest, all thanks to a fan translation [ … ]

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