In 2000 Konami released a follow up to their shipwrecked adventure Survival Kids on the Game Boy Color. Although remaining a Japanese exclusive until the series was revitalised under the new name Lost In Blue for Nintendo DS, fan translation efforts have finally brought Survival Kids 2: Dasshutsu! Futago Shima to English speaking audiences.
Last year brought around the discovery of an infinite lives glitch within Super Mario Bros, something that has laid dormant in Nintendo’s code for nearly three decades. This, however, isn’t the only secret hiding deep within the 1985 platformer. With the push of a few buttons, Princess Peach soon becomes the heroine on the timeless NES title.
It seems Atari isn't the only entity issuing cease and desist legal warnings at the moment, as news has begun to circulate that a promising fan-made HD remake of Super Mario 64 has been taken off various hosting sites at the request of the Japanese firm.
For nearly two decades the team over at SMSPower have been hard at work to preserve Sega's 8-bit history. Alongside their efforts to document the rich software library, the fan site have also been key players in getting long lost and unreleased titles into retro gamer's hands. The latest of their efforts brings into play the Game Gear port of the 1 [ … ]
Several years ago a collection emulation fanatics banded together to give one of the greatest adventures of all time a visual overhaul. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time High Definition Retexture Pack was a downloadable patch that transformed the 1998 classic into a more detailed quest, using high quality textures and other trickery too. While m [ … ]
In 1993 Nintendo re-released the first four outings in the Super Mario Bros series for the Super Nintendo - a compilation which included the never seen before Japanese sequel known as The Lost Levels. As great as Super Mario All-Stars was, some would argue that the games are best enjoyed on the NES. Through what we believe to be incredibly tricky a [ … ]
Just weeks after their initial announcement, Studio Dustmop have released their very first Nintendo NES homebrew on physical cartridge. Star Versus is the latest title to hit the 8-bit system, one mixing a unique blend of shoot-em-up action with a hint of intergalactic brawling.
Camera apps for iOS devices are pretty common on Apple's App Store. The sheer number of them is bewildering, and they all profess to add something new to your photos - be that new frames, colours or tints. Until now though, being able to simulate how your images would look if displayed through retrogaming hardware has been sorely missing from our [ … ]
Just a mere few weeks after it was announced that Toejam and Earl would be making a funky return, a Kickstarter campaign launched to help make the dream a reality. After a month's worth of seeking funding, the game's original creator Greg Johnson of Humanature Studios has reached the Kickstarter goal of $400,000, finally giving the unusual duo of a [ … ]
What happens when you mix Puzzle Bobble, Puyo Puyo, and Tetris? Well, apart from a massive mound of multi-coloured blocks, bubbles and blobs, you'll end up with an all new homebrew puzzler for the Mega Drive. Doroppu is the latest title to hit Sega's 16-bit system, one which perfectly blends a variety of puzzle games into a unique twist - something [ … ]
Without the Commodore Amiga you can wave goodbye to countless franchises, key developers, monumental gaming moments, and of course a plethora of good memories we've all had with the home computer powerhouse. With countless avenues to explore, the team behind the fantastic Bedroom To Billions documentary are back and have turned to Kickstarter to fu [ … ]
Despite seeing release on a wide range of systems, the highly-rated home computer classic Boulder Dash failed to make it onto the Intellivision console. To celebrate the game’s 30th anniversary, the original publisher has teamed up with homebrew developers to finally release the game on Intellivision.
Believe it or not, I.M. Meen was more than just material for YouTube Poop mash-up videos. Believe it or not, it was a GAME! An educational game, at that, with the intention of making children learn about proper spelling and grammar. It was developed by Animation Magic and published by Simon and Schuster Interactive in 1995, and was intended to be r [ … ]
Why are so many film licensed games rubbish? That question is down to personal taste and preference of course, but the homogeneous lump of us are generally in agreement that movie tie ins are a load of old trousers. The LJN games of 8 and 16-bit lore are synonymous with being mediocre and were thrust into the limelight with the rise of the Angry Vi [ … ]
While SNK’s last true title in the Metal Slug series may have been released seven years ago, the spirit of the coin guzzling run-n-gunner lives on. Homebrew heroes NG:DEV.TEAM have just announced Kraut Buster for the Neo Geo MVS and AES - a frantic arcade title even SNK would be proud of.
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