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DotEmu Release Point 'n' Click 'Gobliiins' Trilogy on Android

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While most point 'n' click adventure fans flock to Lucasarts' and Sierra's early output to get their adventure fix, there are several stand-out titles released by smaller studios worth checking out too. Coktel Vision's Gobliiins Trilogy which first saw release in 1991 is one of these iconic titles, and one which has finally been given a modern re-r [ … ]

Last Updated ( 20 February 2014 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Color Adventure 'Detective Conan: The Mechanical Temple Murder Case' English Fan Translation

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In February 2000 Japanese gamers were gifted a Game Boy Color outing of the popular Anime and Manga series known as Case Closed. This pocket sized whodunit adventure - the first of three on the handheld - sadly remained an import only treat. As of today though, English-speaking gamers wanting to help out Detective Conan in The Mechanical Temple Mur [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 February 2014 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Game Boy RPG 'Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor' Fan Translated Into English

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At the back end of 2013 a talented ROM hacker managed to translate into English the first portable entry into the Wizardry series on the Nintendo Game Boy. Just mere weeks later, the second Japanese exclusive pocket title - Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor - has also been localised unofficially.

 

Event: London Anime & Game Con 2014 Show Report

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The Rocket Center in Holloway hosted this years London Anime and Gaming Con (LAGC), an event that has been running for a few years now and RetroCollect was there flying the flag for retrogamers, chatting to the attendees and trying to rack up some serious scores on a contrasting spectrum of games.

Last Updated ( 18 February 2014 )
 

Indie Game Developers Bundle Unreleased Game Boy Advance Title 'Overstorm' with Volt

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The last few years have been an incredible ride for software preservationist and retro gamers, with a plethora of unfinished and unreleased video games surfacing in ROM format online. Not only have we seen generous donations from owners of prototype software, but also original developers of archived releases stepping forward to share their unfinish [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 February 2014 )
 

Unreleased Super Nintendo CD-ROM Drive Technical Documents Leaked Online

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As far as retro gaming goes, one of the closest guarded secrets of yesteryear is the cancelled Super Nintendo CD-ROM add-on. This joint effort between Sony and Nintendo to create the SNES-CD ended up being scrapped, and thus the PlayStation was born. As of today though, we can take a much closer look at what could have been following one retro game [ … ]

Last Updated ( 15 February 2014 )
 

'New Dr Mario World' ROM Hack Adds Adventure To The SNES

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We tend to cover a lot of ROM hacks and translations here, but every now and then you come across a modification that's worthy of an official release. The newly released update to New Dr Mario World fits this description perfectly, introducing new modes of play and stunning visuals to the timeless Super Nintendo classic Super Mario World.

Last Updated ( 15 February 2014 )
 

Nintendo NES Homebrew 'Study Hall' Released On Cartridge

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Back in June 2013, KHAN Games made an impressive announcement regarding one of their upcoming homebrew projects - Study Hall. This impressive looking school-em-up arcade platformer for the Nintendo NES has finally materialised in cartridge form and can now be ordered from RetroZone.

Last Updated ( 13 February 2014 )
 

Fabled 'Flappy Bird' Unofficially Soars Onto Atari 2600

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Whether it's an attack on mobile gaming, concerns about the developer's safety or the removal of the game itself, everyone's talking about Flappy Bird. While it may no longer be available on mobile, a 2600 developer has taken it upon himself to instead immortalise the game's legacy on Atari's classic console.

Last Updated ( 11 February 2014 )
 

Philips Videopac's 'Killer Bees' Ported To ZX Spectrum

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In 1983 Bob Harris created a rather addictive arcade action title by the name of Killer Bees for the Philips Videopac (also knwon as the Magnavox Odyssey2), one which has now been gracefully ported over to the ZX Spectrum.

Last Updated ( 11 February 2014 )
 

Replace Your Commodore Amiga Disk Drive with a USB Floppy Disk Emulator

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Let's face it. Loading games up from both cassette tapes and floppy disks is a tiresome ordeal by today's gaming standards. Luckily enough there are plenty of alternatives on offer for a wide selection of classic home computers, and the Commodore Amiga just got another - a snazzy USB ready floppy disk emulator.

 
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