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8Bit Music Power CD & Magazine Preorders Open

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You may recall 8Bit Music Power, the chip tune music album that was released on a Famicom cartridge earlier in 2016. The slightly bizarre (yet effortlessly cool) format made the album a bit of a niche item and probably turned many people off, seeing as you need either a Famicom or a Retron 5 (other Faminclones are available) to experience the twe [ … ]

 

Unreleased Atari Jaguar Prototype 'Thea Realm Fighters' Discovered

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The Atari Jaguar very nearly played host to a port of of Midway's Mortal Kombat 3, and rumours suggest that it was actually finished before being cancelled. Unfortunately, the hole left in the system's library by the disappearance of John Tobias and Ed Boon's highly acclaimed 2D brawler was only partly plugged by copycat titles like Ultra Vortek [ … ]

Last Updated ( 22 November 2016 )
 

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Hacked To Run Doom

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Almost every gaming platform powerful enough to cope with the sprite-based id Tech engine plays host to a port of Doom. Not only that, pretty much any piece of hardware with a screen and microchip can be made to run a version of id Software's genre-defining shooter, such is the adaptability of the code. Just don't mention the Sega Saturn slidesho [ … ]

Last Updated ( 21 November 2016 )
 

Fans Favourite ‘Sensible World of Soccer’ Gets ‘16/17 Data Update For Commodore Amiga & PC

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If Fifa 17 has left you feeling more deflated than England’s performance against Iceland, it might just be time to return to the golden era of the beautiful game. While the likes of Shearer, Gascoigne and Seaman might be missing today, fans of Sensible World of Soccer can once again relive their youth with an all new data pack for the ‘16/17 season [ … ]

 

Nintendo Game Boy Color Set For Brighter Future With Backlight Kits In Development

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As much as we love the Game Boy Color it’s safe to say that the lack of light behind the handheld’s screen makes for some frustrating gaming. While some retro gamers have managed to illuminate the console’s visuals through front lights stripped from a Game Boy Advance SP, a more impressive backlit solution appears to be just round the corner.

Last Updated ( 16 November 2016 )
 

Upcoming Sega Mega Drive Platformer 'Tanglewood' Hits Kickstarter

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After an incredible debut announcement just over a year ago, one of the hottest homebrew developments in the retro gaming world is now nearing release. Having turned to Kickstarter to help fund the project, the brains behind Tanglewood is aiming to get this upcoming game into Mega Drive consoles around the world come late 2017.

Last Updated ( 16 November 2016 )
 

Neo Geo MVS Flash Cartridge ‘NeoSD’ Out Now & Shipping Next Week

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For many SNK’s Neo Geo platform has been a distant dream due to the ever rising price tags its accompanying software demands. Unlike the many other consoles out there the system has lacked a flash cartridge or equivalent method of loading game ROMs on the original hardware, which if anything has kept both the demand and cost of game cartridges high [ … ]

Last Updated ( 07 November 2016 )
 

Rayman’s Creator Michel Ancel Reveals Original Super Nintendo Prototype Cartridge & Gameplay

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Rayman is without doubt one of the greatest franchises to be born from the nineties, and one that proudly lives on even today. While many of us will remember Rayman from his early outings on the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, the creator of the series has just unveiled an early Super Nintendo prototype of the game.

Last Updated ( 23 October 2016 )
 

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Recreated Using Nintendo 64 Ocarina Of Time Engine

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For many retro gamers, it’s a hard choice to make when it comes to picking the greatest game in the Legend of Zelda series. While many will vouch for the Nintendo 64 classic, or the Super Nintendo epic, there’s still a vocal minority that stand by the Game Boy’s timeless entry in Link’s Awakening. One fan of the portable quest has decided to give i [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Video Game Database Update: Nintendo DS

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If there is one update to our Video Game Database that you have been asking for a lot, it is certainly adding the Nintendo DS. Well, the day has finally come, you can start tracking your DS collections right now! Continue reading to find out how many games there are for the DS and more.

Last Updated ( 23 October 2016 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom RPG ‘Musashi no Bōken’ Fan Translated Into English

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While the lack of a worldwide Seiken Densetsu 3 localisation could be considered somewhat criminal, there are countless other video games which never saw release outside of Japan for legitimate reasons. The 1990 Nintendo Famicom adventure Musashi no B?ken is one of these, and one that no doubt remained an Eastern exclusive given its focus on a Japa [ … ]

 
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