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Rayman’s Creator Michel Ancel Reveals Original Super Nintendo Prototype Cartridge & Gameplay

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Rayman is without doubt one of the greatest franchises to be born from the nineties, and one that proudly lives on even today. While many of us will remember Rayman from his early outings on the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn, the creator of the series has just unveiled an early Super Nintendo prototype of the game.

Last Updated ( 23 October 2016 )
 

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Recreated Using Nintendo 64 Ocarina Of Time Engine

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For many retro gamers, it’s a hard choice to make when it comes to picking the greatest game in the Legend of Zelda series. While many will vouch for the Nintendo 64 classic, or the Super Nintendo epic, there’s still a vocal minority that stand by the Game Boy’s timeless entry in Link’s Awakening. One fan of the portable quest has decided to give i [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Nintendo Famicom RPG ‘Musashi no Bōken’ Fan Translated Into English

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While the lack of a worldwide Seiken Densetsu 3 localisation could be considered somewhat criminal, there are countless other video games which never saw release outside of Japan for legitimate reasons. The 1990 Nintendo Famicom adventure Musashi no Bōken is one of these, and one that no doubt remained an Eastern exclusive given its focus on a Japa [ … ]

 

Piko Interactive Announce 7 New Cartridge Releases For Nintendo NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive & Jaguar

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One of the best aspects of the retro gaming scene today is the wealth of new and officially licensed titles hitting our beloved systems. As of late Piko Interactive has been making a name for itself through sourcing the rights to long lost titles which may have missed out on worldwide releases, along with the distribution of high quality homebrew c [ … ]

Last Updated ( 12 October 2016 )
 

Kojima’s Visual Novel Masterpiece ‘Policenauts’ Gets Sega Saturn Fan Translation Patch

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While Kojima will always be remembered for his work on the Metal Gear series, his other releases over the years deserve just as much of the limelight. Both Snatcher and Policenauts have become cult classics in recent years - and rightly so, however, only Snatcher managed to make the cut where official localisation was concerned. As of today though, [ … ]

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Platformer ‘Socks The Cat’ Hits Kickstarter With Cartridges Up For Grabs

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Socks The Cat is perhaps one of the most unusual characters to ever be granted an entry into the video game world. Being none other than The First Pet of the White House during Clinton’s reign in the 90s, this feline protagonist was set to claw its way through spies, the media, and political figures invading Washington DC. Although ending up as an [ … ]

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Comic Book Adventure ‘Shadowhawk’ ROM Leaked Online

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In the early 90s comic book creator Jim Valentino decided to take his most recent series Shadowhawk into the video game realm. Scheduled to hit the Super Nintendo sometime during the 90s, the game struggled to find a publisher and ended up lost to the depths of time. Despite this the game has shown small snippets of hope for fans in the last decade [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Sega Mega Drive Adventure ‘Dahna: Megami Tanjou’ Fan Translated Into English

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In 1991 the oddly named developer Information Global Service released an all new action-platformer for the Sega Mega Drive known as Dahna: Megami Tanjou. This hybrid mix between the likes of Castlevania, Rastan, and Golden Axe not only featured some impressive spritework for its time, but also a healthy helping of gore-filled action too. Presumably [ … ]

Last Updated ( 16 September 2016 )
 

Unofficial ROM Hack ‘Super Mario Run 64’ Brings The Mobile Experience To Nintendo 64

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If you haven’t already seen the news, Nintendo has teamed up with Apple to release an endless runner for mobile devices in the near future. While this new release might lack the true spirit of Nintendo, one retro gamer has decided to adapt the freemium style gameplay and bring it back to the Nintendo 64.

 

Nintendo 64 'Multimedia Expansion Device' Patents Discovered

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Most gamers will be familiar with the Nintendo 64DD, the disk drive attachment for the Nintendo 64 that promised larger games and enhanced functionality. Sadly, the 64DD never saw the light of day outside of Japan, and even then the add-on only received a handful of exclusive disk games. It appears that Nintendo of America could also have been se [ … ]

 

Blizzard's Long Lost 'Warcraft Adventures: Lord Of The Clans' Point & Click Prototype Leaked Online

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For nearly two decades fans of the Warcraft series have been missing out on what was shaping up to be a stunning graphical adventure in the late 90s. Despite appearing packed to the brim with gorgeous cartoon visuals and puzzles to boot, the upcoming PC title Warcraft Adventures: Lord Of The Clans soon found itself cancelled and lost [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 September 2016 )
 
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