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Custom Built Japanese Candy Cab Arcade Machines In Production

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When it comes to arcade machines, retro gamers are often divided into two groups: those who prefer the nostalgic wooden look of a cabinet, and those infatuated with the luscious curves of a Japanese candy cab. With plenty of woodworkers now making their own traditional cabinets for sale, another has joined the ranks replicating that Far Eastern loo [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 February 2015 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Color Dungeon Crawler 'Wizardry Empire' Fan Translated Into English

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Over the last two years, the first three Japanese exclusive Wizardry games on the Nintendo Game Boy were fan translated into English. Now joining this trio of text heavy dungeon crawlers is a spin-off from the main series on the Game Boy Color, Wizardry Empire.

Last Updated ( 20 February 2015 )
 

Brand New Nintendo Shmup-Meets-Fighter 'Star Versus' Announced & Due For Cartridge Release

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Geometry Wars has been the absolute pinnacle of retro-flavoured high-score action in more recent years, however, that's all about to change. It looks like the Nintendo NES is due to get its very own intergalactic 360 degrees shooter, with multiplayer functionality and familiar feints from fighting games thrown into the mix.

Last Updated ( 18 February 2015 )
 

HuCast Games Release 'Alice's Mom's Rescue' On Sega Dreamcast

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Despite only being announced last month without a release date in sight, HuCast Games have already put their latest Dreamcast homebrew title on sale. Alice's Mom's Rescue is the first homebrew release for Sega's 128-bit console this year, an expansive platformer with a traditional pixel-art style - one which is now available to buy in both standard [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 February 2015 )
 

Brand New Nintendo NES Platformer 'Mad Wizard: A Candelabra Chronicle' Released On Cartridge

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If you've felt that your Nintendo NES collection could do with a new adventure as of late, then look no further. Sly Dog Studios have finally released their long-awaited puzzle platformer Mad Wizard: A Candelabra Chronicle on cartridge for the 8-bit system.

Last Updated ( 15 February 2015 )
 

PK MaternalBound Σ Patch Brings All The Censored Elements Back To Super Nintendo RPG 'Earthbound'

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Ever since Earthbound arrived on the Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console, gamers worldwide have finally been able to sample the stunning Super Nintendo RPG at a reasonable price. Despite this though, the game they're enjoying features heavily censored content and adjustments to that of Shigesato Itoi's Japanese original. In an attempt to restore the rem [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 February 2015 )
 

Homebrew 'Castlevania: Spectral Interlude' Brings Konami's Classic Series To ZX Spectrum

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Early last year an incredibly talented homebrew developer revealed he was bringing the timeless Castlevania series to the ZX Spectrum unofficially. After releasing a playable demo of the game, the complete and incredible Castlevania: Spectral Interlude has finally been unleashed - and it's something even Konami should be proud of.

Last Updated ( 13 February 2015 )
 

New Retro-Themed Xbox One Racer 'Spectra' On The Horizon

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When I think about the Xbox One, the last thing I think of is retro gaming or the indie scene. Whether we like it or not, Sony seems to have sewn up the indie market on consoles in recent times; and retro gaming is pretty much the realm of systems built without online functionality (unless you include the Dreamcast. Or Saturn. Or N64 Randnet. Or [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 February 2015 )
 

Unreleased 'Commodore 65' Prototype Up For Auction On eBay

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As far as gaming hardware goes, there are very few items out there that will stun retro gamers on sight. The arrival of an unreleased Commodore 65 (that’s right, sixty-five) prototype on eBay, however, will no doubt leave plenty of 8-bit fans counting their pennies and considering a bid.

Last Updated ( 11 February 2015 )
 

‘My Retro Game Box’ Service Launches: Get A Random Selection Of Classic Games Delivered Monthly

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Loot boxes are becoming a common thing amongst fellow gamers now, with many different services popping up to deliver a hand-picked random selection of goodies each month. Now joining the likes of Nerd Block and Loot Crate is a subscription suited to classic gamers: My Retro Game Box.

Last Updated ( 10 February 2015 )
 

Super Mario Sunshine Unofficially Ported To Nintendo DS In Super Mario 64 DS ROM Hack

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Super Mario Sunshine might not be every retro gamer's favourite outing of the famous plumber, but its quirky mechanics sure do attract a loyal fan-base. Without the water-propelled action and cleaning mechanics though, how would the Gamecube hit's levels fare when thrown into a more traditional 3D platformer? Well, you're about to find out with a h [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 February 2015 )
 
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