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Japan-Exclusive Sega Mega Drive RPG "Rent-a-Hero" Fan-Translated

Fans of Sega RPGs beyond Phantasy Star (and anyone out there who's unlocked all the characters in Fighters Megamix) should be delighted to know that after the longest time, the weird Mega Drive RPG developed by the legendary AM2, Rent-a-Hero, has finally been fan-translated.

Last Updated ( 20 January 2015 )

Unreleased Super Nintendo Comicbook Game ‘Shadowhawk’ Due For Physical Release This Year


Following on from a year packed to the brim with unreleased video games surfacing and being preserved in ROM format, it would appear that yet another missing 16-bit title is due to be made available. Rose Colored Gaming appear to have obtained a prototype copy of Shadowhawk for the Super Nintendo, something they’re gearing up for a physical release [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 January 2015 )

Last Ninja 2 Port Discovered For Unreleased Konix Multisystem Console


The Konix Multisystem is an interesting piece of unreleased and long lost video game hardware. Due to feature just about every form of accessory within, the console was scrapped very early into development. That said, code for unfinished and unreleased games have since surfaced, with the latest being Last Ninja 2.


Fans Petition For Sega To Bring 'Sonic 3 & Knuckles Remastered' To Mobile Devices


Several months back, it was revealed that the developers behind the mobile ports of the first two Sonic The Hedgehog games had created a touchscreen prototype of Sonic 3 & Knuckles. With solid evidence on show that the third entry in the series would look great on the go, fans have started a campaign to get Sega to take note and make this unfin [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 January 2015 )

#52GameChallenge 2015 Begins - Beat A Game A Week This Year


As game collectors, we’re often guilty of buying more titles than we actually play. From job lots to deals too good to be true, we’ve all amassed a backlog of classics to keep us busy for quite some time. These neglected titles, and all your favourites too, are about to get the play-time they deserve as your resolution this new year is to beat a ga [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 January 2015 )

Capcom’s Notoriously Bad Mega Man Artwork Reimagined In Action Figure Form


When the debate over bad box art rises, you can always assume that Capcom’s North American release of Mega Man will no doubt be near the top of anyone’s list. The questionably atrocious design of the blue bomber is insulting to the title’s fantastic gameplay, however, it’s an amusing sight looking back nostalgically. Taking it one step further, one [ … ]


Super Nintendo Recreated In FPGA Clone Console


If you’re anything like us you’ll no doubt be amazed by the many different retro gaming projects that surface on a daily basis. From reimaginings of old favourites to custom built cartridges containing fan translations, our favourite hobby holds plenty of excitement for those involved. One of the more recent surprises though is the SNES FPGA, a clo [ … ]

Last Updated ( 12 January 2015 )

The Rarest & Most Expensive Nintendo NES Game 'Stadium Events' Up For Sale On eBay & Factory Sealed


What may have started out as an innocent hobby has since become a heated exchange of unimaginable sums of money. Game collecting has reached a new era, where sadly, getting your hands on certain titles is a matter of either extremely good luck, or a well padded wallet. Over the last few years the North American Nintendo NES release Stadium Events h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 January 2015 )

The Mojon Tiwns Release New Nintendo NES Homebrew Blast 'Jet Paco'


After releasing countless stunning homebrew titles for various consoles and computers in 2014, it would appear that The Mojon Twins have decided to kick start 2015 in style. Taking one of their prior ZX Spectrum releases, the Spanish duo have revamped an old favourite into a brand new Nintendo NES game - Jet Paco.

Last Updated ( 08 January 2015 )

Indy Whips Into New Point & Click Adventure 'Indiana Jones & The Fountain Of Youth'


Lucasarts may be no more, but their spirit lives on through a combination of fan-made projects and more recent releases. If the arrival of Grim Fandango HD and a spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion didn't tempt you, maybe a new chapter in the Indiana Jones adventure will get you clicking away. Instead of making the most of new technology, The Fou [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 January 2015 )

Teletext Gaming Magazine 'Digitiser' Revived Through YouTube


Just a few weeks ago the RetroCollect FM co-hosts sat down with Mr Biffo, one of the legends behind the TV-based British gaming magazine, Digitiser. Although hiding behind his alias, Paul Rose has been anything but shy in reviving the Digitiser name through his newly launched project Digitiser 2000. With countless fans of the now defunct service co [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 January 2015 )
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