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RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: Nintendo GameCube & Wii Game Variants

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While things have been a bit quiet lately when it comes to database updates, there are still some updates left before we relaunch with the improved database. One such update was adding regional variants of European Wii and GameCube games...

Last Updated ( 22 October 2017 )
 

Unreleased Sega Saturn Game 'ARMED' Surfaces On eBay

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I won't lie - I'd never heard of ARMED before I saw this news. However, it looks like another prototype game for Sega's underrated 32-bit machine has popped up on eBay. ARMED appears to have been in development in the mid 1990s and was a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of 3DO title Phoenix 3; but featuring pre-rendered visuals and a more carto [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 October 2017 )
 

Jaleco's Saturn Shmup The Game Paradise Coming to Steam and PS4 with Extras

Joining the likes of Battle Garegga and Dangun Feveron as shmups we did not expect to get modern-day ports on Playstation 4, Jaleco obscurity The Game Paradise will be getting a rerelease on both PS4 and Windows via Steam, in a new version titled The Game Paradise: CruisinMix.

Last Updated ( 31 July 2017 )
 

Atari Jaguar Emulation Finally Comes To Android Devices With ‘IrataJaguar’

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If you’ve dabbled in emulation as of late you’ll no doubt be aware that the Android operating system has provided a new lease of life for countless consoles and computers. While just about every popular system of yesteryear is somewhat playable on most smartphones and gaming tablets, there’s one platform which has been massively neglected until now [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 July 2017 )
 

Unofficial 'Super Mario Maker 64' Level Builder Released For Nintendo 64

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In late 2015 Nintendo unleashed their most creative title to date for the Nintendo Wii U in Mario Maker. The incredible suite of level building tools not only inspired countless level designers around the world, but also brought along a multitude of new levels to the Mushroom Kingdom. Although unofficial, the Nintendo 64 is about to get the same tr [ … ]

Last Updated ( 18 July 2017 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Barcode Battler Accessory ‘Barcode Boy’ Finally Emulated

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In 1991 one of the hottest crazes was the newly released Barcode Battler LCD handheld. This standalone system featured a built in barcode scanner to which you swiped hero and enemy cards to do battle with. Additional items and power ups could be scanned too, all of which adding or subtracting to the simplistic number game made up of three values, a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 07 July 2017 )
 

New Game Boy & Game Boy Color Everdrive Flash Cartridges Approaching With Save State Functionality

Over the last decade a plethora of classic consoles and computers have been gifted aftermarket solutions to playing games without the need of original game cartridges or discs. From flash cards to compact disc emulators, there are so few systems out there still in need of a future-proof solution. This has left the talented developers behind these d [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 June 2017 )
 

Vinyl 'Quake' Soundtrack On The Way

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Seminal PC shooter Quake famously featured a soundtrack composed by rock band Nine Inch Nails, and the game was littered with nice little nods to the fact - who can forget the ammo crates emblazoned with the familiar NIN logo? The soundtrack comprised 10 original tunes, which according to the NIN Wiki weren't actually given individual titles. It [ … ]

 

The Oliver Twins Tease Glimpse At Cancelled 'Titan A.E.' Game

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Titan A.E. is a movie I hold very dear to my heart, and not least because it and the subsequent collapse of Fox Animation Studios were the subject of my disseration at college. For a short period in 2001 Titan A.E. was my life, and I was understandably dissappointed when the video game was cancelled. Very little is actually known about the intera [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 June 2017 )
 

Super Nintendo Brawler ‘Iron Commando’ Cartridge Re-Release Nears Funding Target on IndieGoGo

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In 1995 the belt-scrolling brawler Iron Commando smashed on the Super Famicom. Although packing quite the punch and satisfying fans of the genre, It’s safe to say that the game arrived a little too late to impress those who had seen it all with the Final Fight series. Whilst remaining a Japanese exclusive for quite some time, the neo-retro publishe [ … ]

Last Updated ( 11 May 2017 )
 

Nintendo NES Classic ‘Battletoads’ Gets 4 Player Co-Operative ROM Hack

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From prank phone calls, to notorious rants, and of course nostalgic gameplay, Battletoads is one of the most memorable Nintendo NES games to ever see release. Although the game is anything but a breeze, the addition of co-operative multiplayer gameplay was a stroke of genius from Rare - something ROM hackers have just upgraded by adding in compatib [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 May 2017 )
 
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