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Classic Video Game 'Cracktros' Immortalised In HTML5 With Flashtro

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Miss the days of getting a ‘back up’ copy of an Amiga game from a friend? The feeling of holding a 3.5 floppy disk freshly ground from somebody’s external disk drive, still warm from the inner most sacred depths of X-Copy? Or maybe you had an Atari ST. Shame.

 

Video Game Veteran Tim Schafer Confirmed For EGX Rezzed Appearance

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Any retro gamer accustomed to the fine art of pointing and clicking will know the name Tim Schafer. His illustrious career started by porting ‘Maniac Mansion’ to the Nintendo NES, but he is best know for being a talented writer and programmer of the iconic pirate-themed adventure ‘The Secret of Monkey Island’ (working alongside Ron Gilbert).

Last Updated ( 19 February 2018 )
 

Recently Released 'Analogue Super NT' SNES Console Gets Jailbroken Firmware Already

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While the Analogue Super NT may have only just hit the virtual shelves of online retailers, retro developers have already found a method to unlock the system's true potential. Although an early release, the Super NT Jailbreak now allows the booting of Super Nintendo ROMs from SD card, along with holding plenty of potential further down the line for [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 February 2018 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom 'City Adventure Touch: Mystery Of Triangle' Gets Fan Translation

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In 1987 Toho released a Nintendo Famicom adaptation of the high school baseball manga known as Touch. Loosely following its source material, this long-lost adventure featured a somewhat open world to explore whilst rescuing puppies that had been scattered throughout a troublesome town. Needless to say City Adventure Touch: Mystery of Triangle [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 February 2018 )
 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Platformer '40 Winks' Set For Physical Cartridge Release Via Kickstarter

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In 1999 GT Interactive released 40 Winks on the Sony PlayStation. This somewhat forgotten 3D platformer arrived at a time when just about everyone was experimenting with the genre, so it comes as no surprise that the Nintendo 64 port of the game was cancelled. Nearly two decades later and the retro publisher Piko Interactive has taken to Kickstarte [ … ]

Last Updated ( 13 February 2018 )
 

Unreleased Sega Saturn Game 'ARMED' Surfaces On eBay

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I won't lie - I'd never heard of ARMED before I saw this news. However, it looks like another prototype game for Sega's underrated 32-bit machine has popped up on eBay. ARMED appears to have been in development in the mid 1990s and was a side-scrolling shooter in the vein of 3DO title Phoenix 3; but featuring pre-rendered visuals and a more carto [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 October 2017 )
 

Atari Jaguar Emulation Finally Comes To Android Devices With ‘IrataJaguar’

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If you’ve dabbled in emulation as of late you’ll no doubt be aware that the Android operating system has provided a new lease of life for countless consoles and computers. While just about every popular system of yesteryear is somewhat playable on most smartphones and gaming tablets, there’s one platform which has been massively neglected until now [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 July 2017 )
 

Unofficial 'Super Mario Maker 64' Level Builder Released For Nintendo 64

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In late 2015 Nintendo unleashed their most creative title to date for the Nintendo Wii U in Mario Maker. The incredible suite of level building tools not only inspired countless level designers around the world, but also brought along a multitude of new levels to the Mushroom Kingdom. Although unofficial, the Nintendo 64 is about to get the same tr [ … ]

Last Updated ( 18 July 2017 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Barcode Battler Accessory ‘Barcode Boy’ Finally Emulated

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In 1991 one of the hottest crazes was the newly released Barcode Battler LCD handheld. This standalone system featured a built in barcode scanner to which you swiped hero and enemy cards to do battle with. Additional items and power ups could be scanned too, all of which adding or subtracting to the simplistic number game made up of three values, a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 07 July 2017 )
 

New Game Boy & Game Boy Color Everdrive Flash Cartridges Approaching With Save State Functionality

Over the last decade a plethora of classic consoles and computers have been gifted aftermarket solutions to playing games without the need of original game cartridges or discs. From flash cards to compact disc emulators, there are so few systems out there still in need of a future-proof solution. This has left the talented developers behind these d [ … ]

Last Updated ( 09 June 2017 )
 

The Oliver Twins Tease Glimpse At Cancelled 'Titan A.E.' Game

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Titan A.E. is a movie I hold very dear to my heart, and not least because it and the subsequent collapse of Fox Animation Studios were the subject of my disseration at college. For a short period in 2001 Titan A.E. was my life, and I was understandably dissappointed when the video game was cancelled. Very little is actually known about the intera [ … ]

Last Updated ( 05 June 2017 )
 
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