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Fan Game 'Sonic Time Twisted' Finally Released After 12 Year Development

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You have to hand it to Sonic fans - they don't do anything by halves. Even less so when it comes to making their own games based on the Blue Blur's escapades fighting Dr Robotnik/Eggman or whatever his name is these days. Unlike Nintendo, which seems hell-bent on crushing anything that even remotley resembles an homage to any of its intellectual [ … ]

 

BennVenn Reveals Game Boy Advance VGA Out Board With Zero Latency RGB & SNES Controller Ports

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For those of us who strongly believe the Game Boy Advance is nothing more than a portable Super Nintendo, having the ability to play the handheld’s strong line-up on a TV is priceless. While the GameCube’s Game Boy Player may be a suitable solution, die-hards retro gamers tend to disagree due to all kinds of timing issues and inaccuracies. This is [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 April 2017 )
 

Sega's Castle of Illusion Remake Relisted on Digital Marketplaces

Back in September last year, Sega Studios Australia's 2013 remake of the classic Mega Drive platformer Castle of Illusion, was delisted from Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network with very little notice beyond a price drop. Just as silently, the game's now snuck back onto these services, a rare digital relisting.

Last Updated ( 03 April 2017 )
 

Mega Drive Developers Announce 'Paprium' The Spiritual Successor To Streets Of Rage

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Back in 2012 the homebrew developers Watermelon announced that their next game to hit the Mega Drive had begun development. Codename Project Y was underway which promised to be the spiritual successor to the dormant Streets of Rage name. Fast forward to today and the prolific 16-bit studio have revealed all with Paprium - the newest game to be smas [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 March 2017 )
 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Game 'Die Hard 64' Discovered

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Yippee ki yay! It looks like yet another cancelled Nintendo 64 game has been discovered - this time it's the mythical Die Hard 64 from Bits Studios. Originally planned for a 1999 release by Fox Interactive, Die Hard 64 was never actually shown to the press or the public and the only hints that it ever existed (until now) were some mentions in mag [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 February 2017 )
 

Super Nintendo Fighting Game 'Unholy Night' Hits Kickstarter

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Unholy Night is a brand new 2D one-on-one fighting game for the Super Nintendo that was officially unveiled in late 2016. The game caused quite a stir once it was revealed, not only because of the format on which it was running, but also because of the credentials of the team behind it.

Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter is the result of a collob [ … ]

 

Cancelled Arcade Game 'Primal Rage II' Now Playable With MAME

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Primal Rage garnered a moderate level of success when it hit arcades in the early 1990s, and in subsequent years Atari's prehistoric brawler was ported to pretty much every contemporary home console (and a coupe of handheld ones, too). The ports came with varying degrees of arcade accuracy, but for the most part were deemed to be worthy alternati [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 February 2017 )
 

Super Nintendo’s ‘NBA Jam: Tournament Edition’ Gets 2017 Player Update (With New Secret Characters)

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What’s not to love about NBA Jam? Despite its age, the two on two match-up has stood the test of time with its fast paced action and hilarious multiplayer gameplay. Knowing how well regarded the game is it should come as no surprise that fans have unofficially updated the game to feature this year’s roster.

Last Updated ( 07 February 2017 )
 

Backlit Game Boy Color Handhelds Hit Chinese Retailer On TaoBao

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Several months ago there was some impressive progress made in Game Boy modification circles after hardware hacker BennVenn managed to get the Game Boy Color running through a Game Boy Advance SP screen. While providing a much crisper image and an illuminated screen, the solution was slightly hindered by the bulky size of the wide LCD screen. Althou [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Android App ‘MSX2Cas’ Brings Tape Loading Via Headphone Jack To The MSX Computers

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In recent times some retro gamers have converted old iPods into ZX Spectrum tape emulators by converting tape images of games into audio files. By playing the high pitched noise through the headphone jack and back into the micro-computer, the ZX Spectrum is none the wiser that modern technology is feeding it data rather than a traditional cassette [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 

Classic Video Game Copy Protection ‘Code Wheels’ Digitised & Accessible Online

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While DRM today may been seen as overly aggressive and frustrating, copy protection methods of yesteryear actually brought along some charm whilst keeping the pirates at bay. One of the more notable examples of this was the code wheel - a collection of layered card held together by a split pin with windows revealing secret codes underneath. Althoug [ … ]

Last Updated ( 03 February 2017 )
 
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