Dreamcast Browser Sonic Adventure Homepage Restored

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The Sega Dreamcast was the first console to come with a modem as standard, and online gaming was a large part of Sega's plan for world domination back in the late 1990s. As we now know, these plans didn't really come to fruition as intended, but the Dreamcast paved the way - arguably - for the online console gaming ecosystem we enjoy today. The v [ … ]

 

New Nintendo NES Homebrew ‘Ralph 4’ ROM Available For Download

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Ralph 4 is a recently released homebrew for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was created by Pubby and features music from MovieMovies1. The object of the game is to get from one end of the screen to the other while dodging teddy bears. The levels become more elaborate with each new screen that is conquered. It is a simple concept but is [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 26: Nintendo 64

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The Nintendo 64 represented one of the most hotly anticipated hardware releases in gaming history when it hit Japanese stores in 1996; and the console caused a stir with its revolutionary controller, iconic console design and reliance on cartridge technology. Initial reviews were almost universally positive and its launch titles were received wit [ … ]

 

NECA Announce Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Action Figures Based On Konami’s Coin-Op Hit

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As if you needed an excuse to purchase even more video game goodies! Action figure aficionados NECA have just revealed their upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles line up, all of which based on Konami’s 1989 arcade smash hit.

 

Japanese Famicom Disk System Game ‘Kaettekita Mario Bros.’ Receives English Fan Translation

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Kaettekita Mario Bros. was an enhanced version of the original Mario Bros. for the Famicom Disk System. This version added a few new features to the original Nintendo Famicom game. This includes upgraded controls, enhanced graphics and an all new save feature for high scores.

 

Top Five Retro Games Featuring Robots

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Robots can be weapons of mass destruction, but they can also be our heroes, maids, companions, friends, and they can even be sports athletes. No matter what purpose robots have, they generally serve to make our lives better (or worse). They can also make the gaming experience better, memorable, exciting, challenging, or all of the above. These five [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Video Game Database Preview: Core Data Model

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Our video game database is being modernised on a big scale and this preview series is your chance to get a sneak peek. In this first entry we will be discussing the new core data model.

 

System Shock Remastered Coming To Kickstarter Next Month

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Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites have given us the opportunity to support games which may have never seen the light of day. Be it a spiritual successor with the likes Bloodstained, a full on sequel in Shenmue III, or something just taking inspiration from games of yesteryear.

 

RetroCollect Video Game Database Preview: Introduction

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As you probably have heard by now, we have been working on a completely revised RetroCollect video game database for quite a while. In this series of preview posts we want to show you what to expect from the update and highlight some exciting new features.

 

Video Game Shops And The Death Of The Egg Custard Export Trade

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"Ireland would be amazing if you could put a roof over it" is what I've been told several times during the course of my ex-pat life here on the Emerald Isle. Never hath a truer word left the lips of a local. So it was a handful of weekends ago, during another glorious 48 hour downpour (the kind that miraculously evolve in to birds chirping, bright [ … ]

 

Crowdfunding Underway for Smart Phone Retro Game Cartridge: Pico Cassette

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Crowdfunding is underway for Japanese company Beatrobo and the Pico Cassette. The Pico Cassette is a mini Famicom cartridge shaped product that plugs into the audio jack of a smartphone. It will allow them to play retro games using both the Pico Cassette and a special application downloaded to the consumer’s smartphone.

 

Retro Discussion: Why Was The NTSC Super Nintendo So Different?

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The Super Nintendo was a major success in America, which is not a surprise since it had some amazing games. It was most known for its great role playing games such as the Final Fantasy series and Chrono Trigger. It also had a ton of side scrolling action platformers like Super Star Wars and Indiana Jones’ Greatest Adventures. It did not run the scr [ … ]

 

What ‘Mega Man’ Taught Me About Life, Perseverance & Reading Instruction Booklets

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The annals of retro gaming are littered with tales of remarkable gaming prowess: Super Mario speed runs, unbroken strings of Street Fighter II double perfects… Only recently, the maximum possible score for Donkey Kong was officially achieved, immediately ruining it for other human beings and Billy Mitchell. But I was party to something equally awe- [ … ]

 

Rarity Hunting & Retro Game Shopping Tour Of West Japan

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There has been a lot of talk recently of the decline of the retro game scene in Japan, particulary with regards to the now famous Super Potato in Akihabara. Where once the shelves were bursting with old software, now they are looking noticeably less full, especially with regards to systems such as the PC Engine. But Tokyo is not the be all and end [ … ]

 

Pokemon Gold ROM Hack Reopens Fuchsia City's 'Safari Zone'

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You may be wondering based on the title of this article why would someone reintroduce the Safari Zone into Pokemon Gold. Well this isn’t your regular Safari Zone from other Nintendo Game Boy releases in this franchise, as this zone was added to give you the opportunity to catch all the other Pokemon exclusive to the Silver version of the game.

 
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