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Japanese Exclusive Famicom Fishing Sim ‘Tsurikichi Sanpei: Blue Marlin Hen’ English Translation

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In 1988 Victor Interactive released their very own video game take on the Japanese manga Tsurikichi Sanpei. While this obscure fishing simulation starring one of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine proved popular in the East, there was little chance this Nintendo Famicom title would see an English release - at least until now.

 

Out Now: ‘Legends of Localization Book 1: Legend Of Zelda’ Details The English Localisation of Nintendo’s Classic RPG

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Many retro gamers will be able to confidently discuss the ins and outs of their favourite series and how they came around, but one topic which is often overlooked is the localisation process. Countless classics we know and love have been translated from their Japanese origin into something we can easily understand, but more often than not the exper [ … ]

 

Chiptune Album ‘8Bit Music Power’ Set For Release On Nintendo Famicom Cartridge

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One of the greatest aspects to the classic hardware we are so familiar with today is often their unique sound output. Countless musicians have found fame through the all new genre of ‘chiptune’ which finds composers using old consoles or handhelds to produce their tracks. Instead of just providing these as downloadable MP3s, one label has decided t [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 November 2015 )
 

The Umihara Kawase Trilogy of Tough Fishing Rope Platformers Now Available on Steam

With the release of the PS1 installment today, all three of the Umihara Kawase games- platformers built around swinging about on a fishing line- are available in English on Steam in a bundle-pack. Experience the agony of bungee-based defeat today!

Last Updated ( 24 November 2015 )
 

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library Book Hits Kickstarter

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Pat Contri (of Pat the NES Punk fame) has compiled a new all in one guide to the Nintendo Entertainment System. Featuring reviews of every single NES game made, the Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library is a must have for all Ninty enthusiasts. Although the book is predominantly based on the 750+ NTSC library of games, there is also dedicated [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 March 2016 )
 

Move Over Mario Kart! Homebrew Sonic Team Racing Drifts Onto Sega Mega Drive

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For countless years fans of the Super Nintendo have been enjoying the merits of Super Mario Kart, with Mega Drive owners having nothing nearly as good in comparison. As of today though a mode 7 racing equivalent known as Sonic Team Racing has drifted onto Sega’s 16-bit console.

Last Updated ( 20 November 2015 )
 

Unofficial Commodore Amiga Sonic The Hedgehog Clone ‘Blaze’ ADF Released For Download

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As much as we love the Commodore Amiga, there are few platformers on the system that can rival the likes of Sonic and Mario. Although remaining unreleased until now, things could have taken a drastic turn following the arrival of a Sonic The Hedgehog clone by the name of Blaze - a title which has just been resurrected by its original developer.

Last Updated ( 17 November 2015 )
 

HDMI Out Modification ‘GCVideo’ Hits The Nintendo Gamecube

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What will those talent retro gaming enthusiasts come up with next? Believe it or not but the Nintendo Gamecube has just been gifted compatibility with the most modern of monitors and TVs around following the arrival of a HDMI-Out modification. Simply dubbed GCVideo, this aftermarket enhancement is already offering impressive 240p, 480i and 480p out [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 November 2015 )
 

Brand New Homebrew Mega Drive Title ‘Star Chaser’ ROM Out Now

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Once again the Mega Drive is gifted another release all these years after its discontinuation. Star Chaser is the latest homebrew title to hit Sega’s 16-bit console, and without a doubt one set to offer some frantic multiplayer mayhem.

 

16-Bit Magazine Throwback ‘HyperPlay RPG’ Fanzine Now Available

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We all remember the days of Super Play fondly thanks to its innovative blend of Japanese culture, gaming, and anime - but where’s the modern day alternative? While it might not be hitting magazine stores around the country nor gleaming with colour, HyperPlay RPG is the the fan’s answer to the the void left by the much loved magazine. A throwback wh [ … ]

 

Nintendo To Release Pokemon Red, Blue & Yellow On Virtual Console For Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary

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To think that Game Freak’s incredibly successful series Pokemon is nearing its twentieth birthday is sadly proof that we’re aging just as much as the games we love. To help celebrate this upcoming birthday, Nintendo have announced that the first three Pokemon games from the Game Boy’s library are set for a re-release through the e-Shop’s Virtual Co [ … ]

 
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