Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 30: SEGA Saturn Part 2

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The launch of the SEGA Saturn has gone down in gaming history as one of biggest missteps the industry has ever seen. SEGA’s lack of promotion and short sighted hardware specification meant that the the Saturn was doomed failure even as it hit the shelves. As Sony’s Playstation changed the gaming industry with state of the art 3D visuals, SEGA’s 2 [ … ]

 

Ultimate Collector's Guide To Sony's Playstation Portable (PSP)

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The PSP (Playstation Portable) was Sony’s first attempt to enter the handheld gaming market back in September 1st 2005 (European market), it was competing back then with the Nintendo DS handheld. It had several re-designed models on later years usually aiming to have a sleeker design than the previous version while trying to retain as much featur [ … ]

 

Sega Announce 'Sonic Mania' 2D Throwback To Sonic The Hedgehog Classics Due 2017

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Last Night SEGA hosted a 25th anniversary event for their flagship character at San Diego Comic Con where they showcased not one, but two brand new Sonic The Hedgehog games. Fans of the series who have been let down in recent years will no doubt be left with their jaws wide open after this news, as the newly announced Sonic Mania is going back to i [ … ]

 

Nintendo Announces Brand New 'Nintendo Classic Mini NES' Console Due For Release Later This Year

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Whilst many of us thought Nintendo's plan for retro gamers ended with the VIrtual Console, today's announcement from the Japanese gaming juggernaut turned countless heads after appearing completely out of the blue. Believe it or not but the Nintendo NES hardware is set to make a prominent comeback this Christmas in miniature form, with pre-loaded g [ … ]

 

BT's Long Lost Super Nintendo ‘Interactive TV’ Service Trial Cartridge Discovered

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Although there seems to be little mention of BT’s involvement with Nintendo in the mid-nineties, it would appear the tele-communications company was trialling a United Kingdom equivalent of Japan’s Satellaview service. Despite little record of BT's testing, one retro gamer has uncovered the Super Nintendo cartridge which would have served a di [ … ]

 

Sega Saturn Copy Protection Broken & New Flash Cartridge In Development

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It wasn't long after the Dreamcast's arrival that we began to see unauthorised methods towards booting game backups with ease. Despite this quick turnaround, Sega's prior console, the Saturn, still remained uncracked and has done up until now. Two decades after the Saturn's debut the underloved 32-bit powerhouse has finally been broken into, with p [ … ]

 

Homebrew Brawler ‘Super Boss Gaiden’ Playable ROM Released For SNES-CD Prototype Hardware

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The arrival of both the SNES-CD prototype hardware and accompanying BIOS files have amazed countless retro gamers within the community, but more importantly inspired homebrew developers too. While very little appears to be known regarding the true power and capabilities of the unreleased hardware, that hasn’t stopped a team of Super Nintendo progra [ … ]

 

Homebrew Heroes The Mojon Twins Release ‘Yun’ Brand New Nintendo NES Platformer

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Once again hailing from the depths of Spain, The Mojon Twins are back with another stellar homebrew release. Yun is the newest platformer to hit the Nintendo NES, and best of all it has been released online for free.

 

Renowned Independent Title ‘Wind and Water Puzzle Battles’ Re-Released On Dreamcast

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One of the most prolific indie titles for the Sega Dreamcast is getting a re-release - which is pretty incredible news for retro gamers who are still collecting for the console. Wind and Water Puzzle Battles is a fantastic game by Yuan Works that was featured in the 2008 Independent Video Game Festival. Its incredible gameplay and plentiful co [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 29: Hidden Gems

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Every gamer has been there at some point, loads of games to play for your console and although you try and keep up it's not always possible! In this episode Paul, Phil and Chris sit down to discuss a few of their favourite games they see as hidden gems and may have passed people by.

 

Super NES Satellaview ‘BS Zelda no Densetsu’ Gets Live Audio Restoration Patch Via MSU-1 ROM Hack

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In 1995 Nintendo released a spin-off to the NES classic The Legend of Zelda through their satellite steaming service on the Super Nintendo’s Satellaview. This downloadable title made use of the SoundLink functionality, which allowed gamers to enjoy live audio broadcasts from voice-actors to complement the on-screen action. Although the game has sin [ … ]

 

Retro Gaming Homebrew Contest bitbitJAM #3’ Brings 20 New Games For Classic Systems

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If you’re in need of another adventure or high speed thrill on your vintage hardware, then look no further. The hugely popular annual contest bitbitJAM is back and brings along a massive twenty new titles for a wide range of systems, including the ultra fast racer Downforce, and the arcade-inspired single screen platformer Where’s My Cake?

 

Retro Inspired Indie Hit ‘Cave Story’ Port In Development For Sega Mega Drive With Playable Demo

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If you haven’t already experienced the masterpiece that is Cave Story, you really owe it to yourself to. Also known as Dōkutsu Monogatari, this 2004 indie release for Windows based PCs is a critically acclaimed hit which pulls in everything that made the likes of Castlevania, Metroid and Mega Man great. While it is already available on a wide range [ … ]

 

System Shock Remake Hits Kickstarter & Meets Fundraising Target

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Just under a week ago the recently announced System Shock Remake hit Kickstarter, smashing its massive $900,000 fundraising target within days. With the estimated release date of December 2017, fans of the series eager to get going need not worry - a playable demo is available right now.

 

Krikzz Opens Orders For ‘Everdrive GBA X5’ Game Boy Advance Flash Cartridge

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The moment Nintendo Game Boy Advance fans have all been waiting for is finally here. Flash cartridge manufacturer Krikzz has finally unveiled the Everdrive GBA X5 and opened up pre-orders for the feature packed device. Best of all, those lucky enough to secure their place on the list will hopefully have their cartridges towards the end of the month [ … ]

 
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