As everybody knows in the 32bit generation the Saturn’s where gamers went for quality shmups, and with titles like Radiant Silvergun, Soukyugurentai and Battle Garrega on there it’s easy to see why it’s still the go-to system for many genre fans even all these years later. But while the PlayStation never gained that “cred” as the hardcore system of [ … ]
Back in September the homebrew heroes The Mojon Twins released yet another top notch adventure for the ZX Spectrum. Mere weeks after its arrival, Sgt Helmet Training Day's explosive action has been ported to the Nintendo NES.
As another month goes by, another perfect excuse arises to head down to your local newsagents to pick up the latest issue of Retro Gamer Magazine. Blasting onto the front cover and taking centre stage within the pages this month is Konami's classic shooter Salamander, accompanied by plenty more retro gaming greats throughout issue 123.
In 2010 a prototype cartridge for the Nintendo NES's rather obscure and unreleased flight simulator Chuck Yeager's Fighter Combat surfaced on eBay. With bidding finishing at a massive $2,700, the unfinished title was soon in the hands of a duo of software preservationists. As of now, these new owners are gearing up the sale of a limited run of 150 [ … ]
As far as Vectrex games go, the holy grail for many collectors and gamers is the unreleased flight simulator, Mail Plane. This quirky take on the tried and tested genre made use of the obscure light-pen accessory to control the airborne vehicle tasking you with delivering letters. Unfortunately nobody got to experience this unique offering back in [ … ]
While Aetherbyte Studios may be better known for their recently published PC Engine role-playing titles, they have also been working behind the scenes to provide fans of NEC's console even more homebrew hits spanning multiple genres. Reflectron is their latest offering, an updated remake of ZX Spectrum type-in known as Rebound.
While Resident Evil and Silent Hill may have pipped Alone in the Dark to the title of best horror video game of yesteryear, the 1992 classic is looking set for an update re-release - albeit unofficially. One homebrew Sega Dreamcast developer is currently porting the game's engine to the 128-bit console, with promising results.
Last week the rumour mill was alive with news that Sega had finally filed a trademark for the long awaited and highly anticipated follow up to Ryo Hazuki's adventures, Shenmue III. As of today though, Sega have sadly confirmed that this very trademark is not the good news (nor sailors) we were looking for.
Retro game publishers and indie game enthusiasts RGCD have recently been holding a homebrew development competition on the Commodore 64. Their annual code-off has seen fifteen new titles his the classics computer, many of which fans of the system need to check out.
If you've ever felt that your Nintendo 64 could do with a new lick of paint and a more desirable style to it, then you may want to keep reading. Over the last few years French based design studio Lekki have been updating retro technology to fit in with modern standards, with the N64 being the latest system to receive the treatment.
With another year, comes another Mario game; this time for the latest Nintendo console, the Wii U. With this latest entry in the nearly three decades’ long Super Mario Bros. series, does this game have what it takes to save Nintendo’s latest console?
Despite Falcom's RPG series Ys being rather popular following its worldwide outings on the Master System, TurboGrafx-16, Super Nintendo and Mega Drive, the adventures of Adol have remained somewhat of an import obscurity. As of today though, fans of the 16-bit era can now enjoy the Super Famicom's Ys 5: Kefin, Lost Kingdom of Sand in English follow [ … ]
The very thought that a Sega Saturn and Arcade classic has reached its 20th birthday is a sobering thought. Having spanned countless releases on many consoles, Sega is now looking towards celebrating Virtua Fighter's history and has opened an all new website dedicated to the anniversary.
The Neo Geo X has seen mixed reviews due to a number of reasons, however, as of tomorrow the device may become much more desirable for a number of reasons. An unknown team has managed to unlock the power within SNK's portable and 'jailbreak' the device to run emulators for many other retro consoles.
Just mere weeks since their last release, the homebrew ZX Spectrum heroes The Mojon Twins are back with yet another smash hit for the classic home computer. Goku Mal is their newest offering, a fully fledged and rather impressive multi-screen platformer with more than enough action to keep you adventuring into the early hours.
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