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Krikzz Reveals Working Prototype Of Upcoming Game Boy Advance Flash Cartridge 'Everdrive GBA'

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With the Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, PC Engine, Game Gear, and just about every other classic gaming system well catered for when it comes to SD card ready flash cartridges, it's about time the Game Boy Advance received its very own too. After initially teasing gamers with an announcement on the upcoming Game Boy Advance Everdrive, Krikzz has just [ … ]

Last Updated ( 28 December 2015 )
 

Rare Reveal Unseen Footage Of Cancelled SNES & Nintendo 64 RPG ‘Project Dream’ aka (Banjo Kazooie)

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Last month the team at Rare were kind enough to dig into their archives to showcase some previously unseen footage of their long lost Twelve Tales Conker 64. Following on with their promotion of the Rare Replay compilation for Xbox One, the British born developers have finally uncovered an even deeper secret - with the first known footage of their [ … ]

 

New Retro Gaming Emulation Console ‘IndieGO!’ Hits Kickstarter

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If the failings of the RetroVGS campaign left you wanting more than its recently announced rebranding with Coleco, then look no further. A true retro gaming console focused on the games we know and love has been revealed through Kickstarter. The IndieGO is an all-in-one solution for enjoying the classics on the big screen through emulation.

 

John Romero Reveals Unofficial PC DOS Port Of ‘Super Mario Bros 3’

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Believe it or not but one of id Software’s earliest projects was to remake Nintendo’s hugely popular Super Mario Bros 3 for the PC. Although this was anything but a commission from the gaming giant in Japan, John Romero attempted to get Nintendo to license the game for release, only to find they wanted to keep it as a console exclusive. Despite bei [ … ]

 

Unofficial ‘Resident Evil 1.5: Battle Coliseum’ Demo Released For PlayStation 1

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In recent times fans of the Resident Evil series were treated to a playable leak of Capcom’s unfinished Resident Evil 2 prototype. Dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 due to being scrapped in favour of the game we all know and love, preservationists have been working behind the scenes to resculpt the game from the ground up to provide a more playable and comp [ … ]

 

Unreleased ‘Star Raiders II’ For Atari 8-Bit Shared Online By Original Developer Aric Wilmunder

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Many fans of the Atari 8-Bit computer range will not doubt be familiar with Star Raiders II. This deep space adventure was a graphical take on a much earlier text-based Star Trek game from the 70s. Having said that though, an ex-Atari developer recently surfaced online to announce that the Star Raiders II which saw release was anything but what it [ … ]

 

Japanese RetroN 5 Killer ‘Retro Freak’ Due For Game Gear, Sega Mark III & SG-1000 Compatible Add-On

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If you haven’t already seen, there’s a new alternative to the RetroN 5 which is making waves in the retro gaming world: the Retro Freak. Cyber Gadget’s recently released system not only matches what Hyperkin’s all-in-one console does, but it also offers support for additional systems like the PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 - with compatibility with th [ … ]

 

Konami Classic ‘Contra’ Set For NES-Styled 7” Scale Action Figure Double Pack

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If video games and toys is your thing then look no further. Action figure enthusiasts NECA have just announced a brand new addition to their Nintendo NES inspired range - Bill and Lance from Konami’s classic, Contra.

 

Electronic Tabletop Mini-Arcade STARFORCE PI Seeks Kickstarter Funding

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Practicalities aside, for many of us the dream is to one day own our very own arcade machine. Whether it be a dedicated coin-op cabinet or custom built MAME powerhouse, both space and finances are often a stumbling block. Both of these issues, however, are about to become a thing of the past with the STARFORCE PI.

 

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 [ … ]

 
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