Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 65: Shoot 'em Ups

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Jump into your R-9/Styx/spaceship of choice, and join us defending humanity against incredible odds and bright orange bullets.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 64: Listener's Choice Commodore 64

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It's taken us awhile to cover Commodore's amazing 8 bit machine the C64 but we wanted to make a big deal with this one.

We chose the C64 as our first machine for our new Listener's Choice Top 10- the games voted for by the listeners of the show. We asked for your five fave games on social media and then took the top 10 highest voted games and th [ … ]


Upcoming Homebrew Mega Drive Adventure 'Tanglewood' Releases New Downloadable Demo


If you've been keeping a close eye on the news lately, you may have caught a glimpse of an upcoming Mega Drive adventure making the rounds. Originally announced back in late 2015, this yet to be released homebrew title known as Tanglewood is slowly nearing its release. With plenty to update fans and backers of the project on, the development team h [ … ]


Classic Video Game 'Cracktros' Immortalised In HTML5 With Flashtro


Miss the days of getting a ‘back up’ copy of an Amiga game from a friend? The feeling of holding a 3.5 floppy disk freshly ground from somebody’s external disk drive, still warm from the inner most sacred depths of X-Copy? Or maybe you had an Atari ST. Shame.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 63: PlayStation Portable

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Sony’s entry into the handheld fistfight was everything you’d expect from them. Sleek and glossy black, big bright wide screen display, and a host of titles squeezed down to fit, plus loads of new games made to order. Join us as we take our first look at this future-classic console.


Video Game Veteran Tim Schafer Confirmed For EGX Rezzed Appearance


Any retro gamer accustomed to the fine art of pointing and clicking will know the name Tim Schafer. His illustrious career started by porting ‘Maniac Mansion’ to the Nintendo NES, but he is best know for being a talented writer and programmer of the iconic pirate-themed adventure ‘The Secret of Monkey Island’ (working alongside Ron Gilbert).


Release Date Confirmed For ‘Shaq Fu : A Legend Reborn’


Big Deez Productions had a dream; take a game often called “the worst video game of all time” and remake it for modern consoles. With a team made up of people who had worked on ‘Halo’, ‘Street Fighter’, ‘Final Fantasy’ and the full backing of professional basketball player Shaquille O'Neal they took to Indiegogo.


Recently Released 'Analogue Super NT' SNES Console Gets Jailbroken Firmware Already


While the Analogue Super NT may have only just hit the virtual shelves of online retailers, retro developers have already found a method to unlock the system's true potential. Although an early release, the Super NT Jailbreak now allows the booting of Super Nintendo ROMs from SD card, along with holding plenty of potential further down the line for [ … ]


Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom 'City Adventure Touch: Mystery Of Triangle' Gets Fan Translation


In 1987 Toho released a Nintendo Famicom adaptation of the high school baseball manga known as Touch. Loosely following its source material, this long-lost adventure featured a somewhat open world to explore whilst rescuing puppies that had been scattered throughout a troublesome town. Needless to say City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle [ … ]


Unreleased Nintendo 64 Platformer '40 Winks' Set For Physical Cartridge Release Via Kickstarter


In 1999 GT Interactive released 40 Winks on the Sony PlayStation. This somewhat forgotten 3D platformer arrived at a time when just about everyone was experimenting with the genre, so it comes as no surprise that the Nintendo 64 port of the game was cancelled. Nearly two decades later and the retro publisher Piko Interactive has taken to Kickstarte [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 61: Movie Licensed Games

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In this episode Paul and Arron discuss their experiences with movie licensed games. From the 80's to now there have been hundreds made. Some have been amazing based on the summer blockbusters of that particular year, Batman, Jurassic Park etc. However there have been many awful ones such as Wayne's World, Home Alone etc. 


Hardware Review: RetroHQ's Neo Geo Pocket SD Flash Cartridge


With less than 100 games in its library, the Neo Geo Pocket might not seem like a convincing candidate for a flash cart, but when you consider that a great many of its titles are incredibly hard to obtain these days on the secondary market, the existence of the Neo Geo Pocket SD flash cartridge is a little more understandable. Getting a 100 pe [ … ]


Hardware Review: Hyperkin RetroN HD (Nintendo NES Clone)


“Where do you put the old carts”? I heard this bizarre question far too frequently when I showed off my NES Mini. I would argue the reason for this was down to the fact it’s pretty much the size of two stacked cartridges. While adorably cute, having something as tiny as the Nintendo NES Classic Edition meant comprises, and I thought the ability to [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 60: Indie Games

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Indie games are some of the most highly regarded video games on current gen consoles and the PC, and indie development studios represent a hot bed of talent when it comes to creating titles that are not restricted by the business goals of mainstream publishers.


Interview: Tangram Games - Tobu Tobu Girl & beyond!

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A few days before the launch of their phenomenal 2017 Game Boy release Tobu Tobu Girl, I had the chance to travel to Odense, Denmark to meet with Tangram Games. Lukas Erritsø Hansen, the game’s artist and Simon Jonas Larsen, the games programmer were both on hand to discuss their love affair with dash mechanics, the joys of working within the Gam [ … ]

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