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Audio Distortion Fix Arrives For Radica / AT Games Sega Mega Drive Plug ‘N’ Play Systems

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Although the arrival of brand new retro gaming systems seemed like a great idea at the time, the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis aftermarket consoles have been anything but decent. The most crippling aspect to these all-in-one systems is their horrific audio output, giving countless 16-bit classics an awful and unfamiliar tone. With a quick soldering j [ … ]

Last Updated ( 11 May 2016 )
 

Ultimate Guide To Retro Gaming Flash Cards, Cartridges & Backup Devices

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While retro games in their physical form are still incredibly desirable and our first port of call for gaming action, flash cartridges have begun paving the way for much quicker and easier access to the games we love. With countless options on offer at varying costs, RetroCollect has compiled the ultimate and comprehensive guide to flash cards, car [ … ]

Last Updated ( 24 October 2015 )
 

Guide: How To Transfer Your Wii's Virtual Console Retro Games & Other Data Onto Your Nintendo Wii U

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The Wii's Virtual console is chock-full of retro goodness. Platformers, RPGs and all manner of puzzlers are right there for the taking - and most all Wii owners have done just that. But how do you move all these retro games over to the Wii U? Something you're about to find out...

Last Updated ( 01 December 2012 )
 

Guide: Expand Your Sega Dreamcast Visual Memory Unit's Save Game Capacity By An Additional 44 Blocks

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With the likes of Shenmue taking up a massive 80 blocks on the Sega Dreamcast VMU's already tiny storage space, is there any way to make room for more vital saves? Well believe it or not there is actually a hidden 44 available blocks alongside the already present 200 blocks, which can easily be enabled and allocated to hold more save games.

Last Updated ( 20 August 2012 )
 

Guide: How To Backup Sega Saturn Internal Memory Save Games To The PC

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Whilst the Sega Saturn’s internal memory proved rather useful in comparison to a handful of memory cards, its biggest downfall was how quickly precious save games were lost due to the diminishing battery. Today we look at how to archive these Sega Saturn game saves before it’s too late.

Last Updated ( 15 July 2012 )
 

Super Nintendo Game List Extravaganza (Release List PDF Downloads)

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Our database contains a plethora of data of all kinds. All of this is accessible through the game detail pages, but maybe you've been longing for a condensed view of certain information. Well, If you are a fan of the SNES you are in luck.

Last Updated ( 05 July 2012 )
 

Guide: How To Backup Save Games From Original Nintendo Game Boy Cartridges To The PC (As .SAV Files)

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Should you have a perfect Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening save game or even a Pokemon Gold cartridge containing all 251 pocket monsters, sooner or later your hard work will be lost due to the dwindling life of battery backed saves. Today we will show you how to beat the clock and make a backup of your Nintendo Game Boy game saves to the PC.

Last Updated ( 24 June 2012 )
 

Ultimate Guide To Retro Game Emulators on Android Mobile Phones

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Got an Android phone? Well you're in for a treat! With over 25 game consoles waiting to be emulated on your mobile phone, get ready to bring the likes of Sonic, Mario, Final Fantasy, Bubble Bobble and just about any game you can think of to your device. This exclusive RetroCollect guide dives into the deep end with a full list of Android Emulators. [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 February 2012 )
 

Guide: Replacing a Dead Nintendo Game Boy Cartridge Save Battery

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Unfortunately we've hit that point in time where the likes of our completed Pokedex on Pokemon has disappeared due to the lifeless save battery inside. Today RetroCollect looks at replacing the save battery within a Nintendo Game Boy cartridge, allowing us to once again save those precious games.

Last Updated ( 14 August 2011 )
 

Guide: Playing Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time in High Definition Mode

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While the video game world's focus is currently on the soon to be released remake of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, we felt it was time to cast more light upon a cheaper high definition alternative for those without a Nintendo 3DS. RetroCollect gets ready to push a Nintendo 64 emulator to its upper limits.

Last Updated ( 02 June 2011 )
 

Guide: Making your own Nintendo NES Reproduction Cartridges

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Over time we have featured the fantastic Nintendo NES reproduction cartridges from RetroUSB. Bringing the unreleased and untranslated games home on custom built cartridges, it's now time to dive into the deep end and attempt to build your own thanks to a newly written step by step guide.

Last Updated ( 11 April 2011 )
 
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