RetroCollect FM - Retro Gaming Podcast - Issue 09: Interview with Super Play's Wil Overton

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In November 1992 a brand new video game magazine was born that set out to do things differently. Super Play wasn't your average publication but instead a glorification of gaming culture from the Far East. With countless gamers inspired by its pages, we caught up with the magazine's prolific artist and contributor - Wil Overton.

 

New Homebrew Puzzle-Platformer 'The Mad Wizard: A Candelabra Chronicle' Heading To Nintendo NES

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The aftermarket library on the Nintendo NES keeps going from strength to strength, with countless new titles hitting the system on a regular basis. The latest of these - The Mad Wizard: A Candelabra Chronicle - is a rather unusual mix of Mega Man, Solomon's Key and Dizzy, featuring a fantastic blend of platforming puzzle action.

 

Unreleased Nintendo Virtual Boy Link Cable Surfaces On Yahoo Auctions Japan

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While the Nintendo Virtual Boy library may be limited to a mere 22 official releases, several of the unfinished and unreleased titles which were due to hit the system have since surfaced online. Now joining these elusive prototypes is the long lost Link Cable - something which has appeared for sale on Yahoo Auctions Japan.

 

Super Mario World Central Release Collaborative 86 Level Super Nintendo ROM Hack

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If you've beaten Super Mario World over and over again, you'll no doubt be craving some all new adventures to plunge our beloved red plumber into. With countless fan made alternatives out there, it's often hard to know where to start. The biggest Super Mario World hacking community online, however, may have the answer for you - 86 entries from thei [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom Space-Sim 'Daiva Story 6: Imperial of Nirsartia' Fan Translated Into English

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In 1986 Toshiba EMI released the sixth title in the seven part series of DAIVA Story on the Nintendo Famicom. Each entry in this collection of action-meets-war-simulation titles allowed you to take part in an on-going space war from the perspective of different armies. Despite each of the seven releases spanning different consoles and computers, no [ … ]

 

NECA Announce Nintendo NES Inspired Batman Action Figure

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Twenty five years ago saw both Michael Keaton’s iconic portrayal as Batman and the release of the Nintendo NES action game tie-in. To celebrate this anniversary, collectible toy manufacturers NECA have decided to merge these two avenues and release an all new Batman figure inspired by the 1989 classics.

 

Sneak Peek At Kenji Inafune's Spiritual Successor To Mega Man, Mighty No. 9

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Almost a year ago the father of Mega Man, Kenji Inafune, launched a Kickstarter to help create Mighty No. 9 - the spiritual successor to Capcom's neglected blue bomber. Fast forward today and the first few clips of what countless gamers funded can be seen in all it's retro-flavoured glory.

 

32mb Intellivision Flash Cartridge Announced By Left Turn Only

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You've got to love flash cartridges. To be able to contain the entire software library of a single console on one cartridge is nothing short of incredible. Intellivision owners can now also enjoy this privilege thanks to the soon-to-be-released Left Turn Only Intellivision Flash Card.

 

Brazilian Mega Drive Exclusive 'Duke Nukem 3D' Due For Worldwide Re-Release On Cartridge

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Piko Interactive are certainly making a name for themselves right now. Not only have the retro studio secured rights to produce cartridges of unreleased Super Nintendo games, but they're also gifting homebrew developers the chance to share their work. Their latest effort, however, will see the Brazilian TecToy Mega Drive exclusive Duke Nukem 3D get [ … ]

 

E.T Excavation Documentary 'Atari: Game Over' Official Trailer

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Back in April excavators successfully unearthed an urban legend after digging at Atari's legendary landfill site. Not only was the team behind the upcoming documentary Atari: Game Over able to locate numerous copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial underground, but also countless other 2600 games and accessories. Since this discovery, the documentary [ … ]

 

Cinemaware's Unreleased Mega Drive Shooter 'It Came From The Desert' Due For Cartridge Debut

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In 1990 Cinemaware were due to release a top-down action alternative to their home computer adventure It Came From The Desert on Sega Mega Drive. While this title may have skipped out on release back then, the original developers have teamed up with Watermelon to give this long lost title its debut on cartridge 24 years later.

 

New Platformer 'Kyd Cadet 3' Blasts Onto ZX Spectrum

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Grown tired of the selection of ZX Spectrum platformers out there? Well, you're in luck! Homebrew developer Random Kak has recently released an all new adventure set in space for the classic microcomputer. Kyd Cadet III is a long awaited follow up set to gift you galactic gameplay from another dimension.

 

Fan Mod 'Brutal Doom' Ups The Gore In Id Software's Classic FPS

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Doom may be well over two decades old now, but that doesn't mean the fun's over - if anything it's just getting started. Brutal Doom is a fan made modification to the game which brings the violence filled planet to life with better 3D visuals, added gore and over the top action.

 

Super Mario Bros Goes Underwater In This Awesome Aquarium

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Just because aquatic beings have no way of gripping a joypad doesn't mean they have to miss out on gaming. One blogger decided it was about time her fishy friends got a taste of the action in Super Mario Bros, and recreated the iconic World 1-1 underwater for her aquarium.

 

Review: Disposable Hero (Commodore Amiga)

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When considering the vast array of shooters on the Amiga, very few come into the fray as being ‘great’ or at a long shot, ‘superb’. Most unfortunately fall within the realms as average, despondent and almost unplayable. In a sense, the Amiga had the attributes to produce a linear, no thrills but entertaining title with a hint of flair now and again [ … ]

 
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