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BT's Long Lost Super Nintendo ‘Interactive TV’ Service Trial Cartridge Discovered

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Although there seems to be little mention of BT’s involvement with Nintendo in the mid-nineties, it would appear the tele-communications company was trialling a United Kingdom equivalent of Japan’s Satellaview service. Despite little record of BT's testing, one retro gamer has uncovered the Super Nintendo cartridge which would have served a di [ … ]

 

Sega Saturn Copy Protection Broken & New Flash Cartridge In Development

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It wasn't long after the Dreamcast's arrival that we began to see unauthorised methods towards booting game backups with ease. Despite this quick turnaround, Sega's prior console, the Saturn, still remained uncracked and has done up until now. Two decades after the Saturn's debut the underloved 32-bit powerhouse has finally been broken into, with p [ … ]

 

Super NES Satellaview ‘BS Zelda no Densetsu’ Gets Live Audio Restoration Patch Via MSU-1 ROM Hack

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In 1995 Nintendo released a spin-off to the NES classic The Legend of Zelda through their satellite steaming service on the Super Nintendo’s Satellaview. This downloadable title made use of the SoundLink functionality, which allowed gamers to enjoy live audio broadcasts from voice-actors to complement the on-screen action. Although the game has sin [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 July 2016 )
 

Krikzz Opens Orders For ‘Everdrive GBA X5’ Game Boy Advance Flash Cartridge

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The moment Nintendo Game Boy Advance fans have all been waiting for is finally here. Flash cartridge manufacturer Krikzz has finally unveiled the Everdrive GBA X5 and opened up pre-orders for the feature packed device. Best of all, those lucky enough to secure their place on the list will hopefully have their cartridges towards the end of the month [ … ]

 

Humble Bundle Celebrates 25 Years of Sonic!

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Today marks 25 years of ring collecting and badnik bouncing and the Humble Bundle is celebrating by letting fans nab a whole slew of past Sonic titles!

The Bundle is split into three categories;

For $1 you'll earn yourself the original Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Adventure DX, Sonic 3D Blast and Sonic CD. Pay $9.59 will get you all those plus [ … ]
Last Updated ( 23 June 2016 )
 

Cancelled Dreamcast Game 'Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe' Released

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Another day, another incredible 'lost' Sega Dreamcast game turns up. This time, it's the sequel to Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future. Long thought to be only available to those collectors lucky enough to own a Dreamcast development kit, the unreleased Ecco II: Sentinels of the Universe has been released to the internet at large by Hidden P [ … ]

Last Updated ( 17 June 2016 )
 

Hyperkin Reveal Upcoming ‘Smart Boy’ Game Boy Adapter For Mobile Phones

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As part of an April Fools hoax last year, Hyperkin taunted retro gamers with a mockup of hardware that would allow the use of Game Boy cartridges on smartphones. Although anything but their intention, Hyperkin were left wondering how to deal with the flood of genuine interest in such a device. As a result the Smart Boy was quickly pushed into [ … ]

 

Nintendo Entertainment System Visual Compendium Kickstarter Smashes Fundraising Target

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The Nintendo NES is perhaps one of the most influential consoles to date, and there’s just no way to deny that. Many classic and acclaimed franchises were born from this 8-bit juggernaut, and the video game industry saw a huge rise in blockbuster releases following Nintendo's Seal of Quality. Because of this and many other reasons, the console is [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 June 2016 )
 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Advance RPG ‘Magical Vacation’ English Fan Translation Out Now

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Of all the early Game Boy Advance games the West missed out on, Brownie Brown’s stunning Japanese exclusive adventure Magical Vacation was the biggest loss of them all. Despite its Nintendo DS sequel seeing a worldwide release, it's only as of now that retro gamers can finally battle through the 2001 portable quest, all thanks to a fan translation [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 June 2016 )
 

Neo Turf Masters Tries for a Birdie on iOS and Android on June 30th

It's a good time for SNK ports to modern systems, it seems, with Twinkle Star Sprites on Steam, The Last Blade 2 on PSN, and now classic golf-em-up Neo Turf Masters heading to iOS and Android devices from DotEmu at the end of this month.

Last Updated ( 03 June 2016 )
 

Popular Neo Geo Scrolling Shooter ‘Twinkle Star Sprites’ Now Available on Steam

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Twinkle Star Sprites, the amazing NEOGEO MVS top down scrolling shooter has finally been made available on Steam. This was an extremely popular arcade game during the 1990’s and was ported to many different platforms such as the Sega Saturn.

Last Updated ( 02 June 2016 )
 
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