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Pokemon 'Diglett' Becomes A Playable Streets Of Rage 2 Character

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Over time we've seen a wide range of ROM hacks which have enhanced game graphics, translated Japanese exclusives, and added in brand new levels. Amongst these is occasionally one release which reminds us how amusing our favourite past times can be, when usual gameplay elements or additions are thrown into the mix. The latest of these sees the groun [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 January 2015 )
 

Unreleased Atari 7800 Port Of 'Toki' Discovered & Due For Release

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What's not to love about a game starring a magical ape battling an onslaught of jungle beasts with a rapid fire mouth? Toki is one of those arcade classics everyone's familiar with, but believe it or not the widely ported title was also due to arrive on another retro console. The unreleased Atari 7800 port of Toki has recently been discovered and i [ … ]

 

Homebrew 'Rocket Smash EX' Blasts Onto Commodore 64 Cart

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Remember Ultimate Play The Game's Jet Pac on the ZX Spectrum? It's safe to say that this action packed single-screener was the envy of many Commodore gamers, although several decades on the tables are about to turn. Homebrew developers John Christian Lønningdal & Saul Cross have recreated the classic on the C64 and revamped the 1983 release in [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 January 2015 )
 

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console Exploit Loads Any Game Boy ROM From SD Card

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We all love a good bit of Virtual Console, right? Nintendo's digital download service providing access to countless classics is a fantastic addition to the gaming world, however, it has to be said that the choice at times can be limited - with many obscure and unusual titles failing to make the grade. That's all about to change for fans of the Game [ … ]

Last Updated ( 30 January 2015 )
 

Nintendo NES Exclusive 'Solomon's Key 2' Unofficially Ported To Commodore Amiga

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In 1993 Tecmo released a follow up to their popular puzzle-em-up Solomon's Key on the Nintendo NES (also known as Fire ‘n Ice in North America). Although the game remained a console exclusive, Amiga fans have finally brought the title over to the home computer in a brand new unofficial port.

Last Updated ( 28 January 2015 )
 

Early Sega Saturn 'Pluto' Console Prototype Appears on eBay

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Just moments before the Dreamcast arrived, Sega were due to release a revised model of their 32-bit hardware which incorporated the NetLink port for online gaming. Known as the Pluto, this updated take on the Saturn sported an all new look, however, it was one which remained unseen for many years. While what was due to go to market may have looked [ … ]

Last Updated ( 27 January 2015 )
 

Commodore Goes Portable In Custom Amiga 1200 Suitcase

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From Donkey Kong Country inspired Game Boy Advance handhelds to Nintendo NES consoles crammed into classic toys, a large majority of the desirable items in the retro gaming world today are handmade creations. Yet another addition into this one-of-a-kind collection is the Commodore Amiga Suitcase, the ultimate solution to gaming on the go.

Last Updated ( 26 January 2015 )
 

Super Metroid Blasts Onto Commodore 64 Unofficially In Homebrew ‘Hyperion’

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While Super Metroid may have been released many years after the Commodore 64, that doesn’t mean the classic computer should miss out on the action. Homebrew developers Georg Rottensteiner and Trevor Storey recently revealed their upcoming title Hyperion (due to be released by Psytronik Software and RGCD), which further proves console gaming can be [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 January 2015 )
 

[Event] Video Game Market 2 - UK's Biggest Gaming Sales Fair Kicks Off 7th February

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It’s nearly here, the Video Game Market 2! With less than two weeks to go until we’ll be feasting our eyes on a venue filled to the brim with retro game sellers and specialists, but the more important question is, are you ready? With over 100 tables loaded with the classics, merchandise, gear, and more, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

Last Updated ( 25 January 2015 )
 

Krikzz Releases Reprogrammable Mega Drive Cartridge Kit

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Further proving his prowess with Sega’s 16-bit console, the creator of the Mega Everdrive and Everdrive-MD flash cartridges has just released a new addition to his hardware range. Krikzz’s FlashKit MD is a cheaper alternative to the SD Card enabled devices, allowing gamers to program a single game ROM onto cartridge.

 

Cancelled Commodore 64 Port of ‘Populous’ Surfaces Online

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Although making a name for itself on the Amiga, it would appear that Bullfrog and Electronic Arts had plans to bring Populous to the Commodore 64. While the game may have been cancelled by EA Germany, an early prototype and technical demo has since surfaced online for gamers to sample.

Last Updated ( 23 January 2015 )
 
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