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Self-Playing 'Sonic 2 Auto Demo' Game Gear Cartridge Surfaces


In the video game world, we take a lot for granted. Think about all those stunning store displays, promotional posters and everything else which is used in the run up to a game’s release. While gamers today are more sentimental about these (with many appearing in collections), a lot of the older items have long since been discarded. Having said tha [ … ]

Last Updated ( 01 September 2014 )

SIO2BT: Atari XE Cassette Tape Loading Bluetooth Add-On Coming Soon


Over the last few years you will have noticed a range of gaming devices and applications being made available to replace the dated cassette tape medium – such as tapDancer, MP32C64 and SpeccyTape. The latest to join these modern alternatives to pressing play on tape is the SIO2BT, a bluetooth equivalent for the Atari XE range of home computers.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Monkey Island's Iconic Scumm Bar Due For Official Lego Set?


We've all spent countless hours starring at the two dimensional visuals of Melee Island's Scumm Bar, but in the near future we could instead be building a replica of the Monkey Island landmark using Lego bricks. Over at Lego Ideas a group of adventure game fanatics have pitched the idea of Guybrush Threepwood Lego – an idea which now needs your sup [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Homebrew Adventure 'Godkiller' Hits The ZX Spectrum


If for whatever reason you've ran out of home computer classics to tackle on the ZX Spectrum, get ready for another adventure. Godkiller is the latest homebrew release to hit the system, a vibrant top-down action title with stunning 8-bit visuals.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Apogee's MS-DOS Mario Kart Clone 'Wacky Wheels' Set For HD Remake


If you found yourself without a gaming console growing up in the early nineties, you could always rely on Apogee to provide equally as exciting releases on the PC. Of all their greats, Wacky Wheels was without a doubt one of their finest releases: a Mode 7 racer which mimicked everything we know and love about Mario Kart.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Unlicensed Russian PlayStation Release 'Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars' Gets English Translation


In late 2000, Russian developers unofficially ported the live-action laserdisc video game Crime Patrol 2: Drug Wars to the Sony PlayStation. This recreation of the arcade title – one which also hit the 3DO – has just been translated into English, allowing those addicted to light gun games such as the likes of Mad Dog McCree to get shooting.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Unofficial Sega Mega Drive Port Of Wolfenstein 3D Blows Away The Retail Super Nintendo Version


Exactly a year ago this week it was announced that an unofficial port of id Software's Wolfenstein 3D was in development for the Sega Mega Drive. As of today a considerable amount of progress has been made in bringing the first person shooter to the 16-bit console, all of which is now ready to blast through yourself.

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

Kickstarter Funded Shadowgate HD Remake Released On Steam


In 1987 an eerie and enticing point and click adventure arrived on the Apple Macintosh known as Shadowgate. This death-ridden classic would soon become a widespread fan favourite following its release onto the Nintendo NES a couple years later. As of today, both fans of the original and newcomers to the title can finally experience the game in all [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 August 2014 )

GoldenEye 007 Gets Two New Classic Nintendo 64 Deathmatch Maps From Pilotwings & Bomberman


We’ve all memorised each and every turn of the Complex and Temple, but don’t consider yourself a GoldenEye 007 pro just yet. The ever active bond-hacker Sogun has brought along two more maps to the 1997 shooter from two other classic Nintendo 64 titles - Pilotwings 64 and Bomberman 64.


Broken Nintendo DS Handhelds Converted Into Modern Game Boy Advances: The GBALite


As retro gamers always out on the hunt for more bargains, we’ve all spotted those broken handhelds crying out for a loving owner. Of these, the Nintendo DS has just been given a new lease of life, allowing all those systems with broken hinges to be converted into a classic custom handheld - GBALite.


Unreleased Super Nintendo Port Of Commodore Amiga Platformer Pinkie Surfaces Online


In 1995 Data Design Systems developed a Commodore Amiga adventure which sadly sunk into the vast sea of platformers available at the time. Although Pinkie was actually a decent platformer, it never quite managed to reach any of the consoles - at least until now. 

Last Updated ( 21 August 2014 )
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