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Unreleased & Unknown Nameless Neo Geo Fighting Game Prototype Found

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When it comes to prototypes and cancelled releases, we’re often familiar with what’s waiting to be discovered thanks to the various reveals and previews shown in magazines beforehand. So once an unknown, unidentified and nameless Neo Geo fighting game turned up at auction, it’s safe to say the retro gaming community was left in awe.

Last Updated ( 10 April 2016 )
 

[Event] Southampton Game Fest 2016 - Sunday 22nd May, Grand Harbour Hotel

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Southampton Game Fest 2016 is the only dedicated gaming event in Hampshire, UK and is being held in aid of the Southampton Hospital Charity. The first SGF was held in 2015 and while it was a fairly small event, it managed to raise a decent amount of money for gaming charity Special Effect. 2016's Game Fest will be more of the same, but on a much [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 April 2016 )
 

Sonic The Hedgehog ‘Boom’ ROM Hack Brings Awful Voice Acting To The Sega Mega Drive

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Our much loved blue hedgehog has always had an attitude, but his transition into the 3D world equipped him with a vocal arrogance. Whether or not you enjoyed Sonic’s outings on the Dreamcast and beyond, it’s safe to say that his dated lines had even the biggest fans cringing. In an attempt to prove to Sega how silent Sonic should be, one ROM hacker [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 April 2016 )
 

Video: Every Single Super Mario Bros 3 Level Beaten Simultaneously

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Anyone who grew up with a Nintendo NES will no doubt be able to work their way through the early areas of Super Mario Bros 3’s Grass Land - but could you beat all 90 of the game’s levels at the same time? Although impossible in theory, one retro gamer has stitched together a mosaic of every level of the 1988 classic being beaten simultaneously.

 

Japanese Exclusive Sony PlayStation Portable RPG ‘7th Dragon 2020’ Fan Translated Into English

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As far as Role Playing Games go the much loved classic formula of turn based battles have taken somewhat of a backseat in the last few years. With the likes of Final Fantasy opting for more action-based combat, the days of battling through menus are numbered. That said, one of the most significant releases in the last decade that isn’t afraid to le [ … ]

Last Updated ( 31 March 2016 )
 

Flappy Bird Gets Injected Into ‘Super Mario World’ In-Game Using Glitches

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If you’re not yet sick of Flappy Bird, the averian adventures continue on with another outing on a classic console. Unlike the prior ports we’ve covered, the newest Flappy Bird recreation on retro gaming hardware programs the game on the fly within Super Mario World using nothing but Super Nintendo hardware.

 

Instruction Manual Protectors Now Available For Super Nintendo, N64, Gamecube & PlayStation 2 Games

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Over the last few years the retro gaming community has been blessed with the creation of box protectors for a wide range of different shaped releases. Long gone are the days where we had to worry about our Super Nintendo classics being accidentally crushed during a gaming session. If you’re the type who invests in these future proof solutions, you’ [ … ]

Last Updated ( 19 March 2016 )
 

Nintendo 64 Games Hacked To Remove Blurry Graphics Via Action Replay Or Flash Cartridges

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Looking back in hindsight the 64-bit era of gaming consoles were far from being the revolutionary additions we were promised. Don't get us wrong, we love the Nintendo 64 to bits but it's safe to say that a lot of its software library featured blurry and muddy graphics. As of today though it appears game hackers have found a solution to restore some [ … ]

 

The Very First ‘Nintendo PlayStation’ SNES-CD Homebrew Game Has Been Released

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A few weeks ago we broke the news that the fabled Nintendo PlayStation / SNES-CD’s BIOS had leaked onto the internet. After sparking plenty of interest and leaving many wondering about its legitimacy, the brains behind the emulation scene have managed to reverse engineer its very core. As a result we’re impressed to say that the first playable game [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 March 2016 )
 

Unofficial ‘Mega Man: Battle Network’ Remake In Development

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While the Mega Man series may be well established for its platforming escapades, one of the more popular spin-offs in the blue bomber’s outings is with the Battle Network games. Aimed towards RPG fans with its tactical battle engine and chip collecting elements, the Mega Man: Battle Network series became hugely popular during the Game Boy Advance e [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 March 2016 )
 

Stunning Homebrew Commodore 64 Platformer ‘Sam’s Journey’ Nearing Cartridge Release

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Just under a year ago it was announced that the Commodore 64 was due to receive an all new platforming adventure. Despite the limitations of the system, homebrew development studio Knights of Bytes has put forward one of the most visually impressive and promising games to ever grace the 8-bit computer in Sam’s Journey.

Last Updated ( 09 March 2016 )
 
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