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Atari Lynx SD Card Reader Available For Pre-Order


While the Atari Jaguar is often used as a punchline, Atari's Lynx handheld is championed by most gamers as a worthy system. While the unit's size is still a bone of contention for some, the Lynx's software library is considered amongst the best there is for a portable gaming console and some of the games really do show the power of the 8-bit hard [ … ]

Last Updated ( 10 May 2016 )

RetroUSB Announce ‘AVS’ Nintendo NES HDMI Ready Clone Console Due For Summer Release


With the constant arrival of new hardware for classic systems, it was only a matter of time before someone built the ultimate solution to enjoying Nintendo NES games three decades after its initial release. RetroUSB recently revealed on Facebook their upcoming AVS console, a spiritual revision of Nintendo’s 8-bit system with built in HDMI out and c [ … ]

Last Updated ( 08 May 2016 )

Mario Party Editor ‘Party Planner 64’ Brings Custom Tables To The Nintendo 64 Board Game


Mario Party is often renowned for its fantastic turn based gameplay, but more notably for its tendency to cause huge arguments between gamers. Whether it be unfair rules, the stealing of stars, or lack of control over the minigames, it’s now time to put the odds back in your favour. The newly announced application Party Planner 64 lets you create y [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 April 2016 )

Nintendo Game Boy ‘Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru’ DX Color ROM Hack In Development


In 1992 a Japanese exclusive adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy known as Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru hit Japan. Although remaining an exclusive release to the Far East, many would soon experience what the game had to offer as its engine was reused to create The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. A decade later Nintendo began work on updating the [ … ]

Last Updated ( 26 April 2016 )

Nintendo NES Bluetooth Control Pad Adapter ‘Retro Receiver’ Out Now


Every had the urge to plug a more modern control pad into the Nintendo NES? You’re in luck! 8Bitdo and Analogue have partnered up to create the Retro Receiver. This controller adapter simply plugs into Nintendo’s 8-bit console, allowing PlayStation 4 pads, Wii Remotes, arcade sticks and even aftermarket Super Nintendo pads to connect up to the acti [ … ]


Starforce Pi Arcade System Manufacturers Create One-Of-A-Kind Neo Geo Tabletop Machine


If you ever had a reason to be jealous of someone else in the retro gaming realm, it’s now. The talented team behind the Starforce Pi, the sadly unfunded Kickstarter project to release stunning palm-sized arcade machines running on Raspberry Pi computers, are back. Using their expertise from their prior project, they’ve created a unique and portabl [ … ]


Build it Yourself Nintendo NES / Famiclone Console Kit Arrives On Amazon Japan


If for whatever you’ve ever felt that the aesthetics of Nintendo’s 8-bit range didn’t live up to expectations, then you’re in luck. Amazon Japan has recently stocked a build it yourself kit of Nintendo NES / Famicom internals which can be sculpted into the console of your dreams - from portable offerings to even tables with built in gaming capabili [ … ]


Bandai WonderSwan ‘WonderDog’ Flash Cartridge & Reader/Writer Out Now


When it comes to classic consoles and handhelds, just about every system to date has its very own method of playing game backups or ROM files. Unlike the likes of Nintendo and Sega’s systems, the Bandai WonderSwan up until now has been without a definitive ROM loading solution. Having been a Japanese exclusive handheld, it comes as no surprise to a [ … ]

Last Updated ( 14 April 2016 )

Cancelled ‘Beavis & Butt-Head’ Coin-Op Machine Now Playable At Galloping Ghost Arcade


The much loved duo of Beavis & Butt-Head were set to hit the arcades in their very first coin-op outing in the mid 90s. Having not lived up to expectations in test markets, the game was effectively shelved and the few remaining units lost to time. Despite this, the Galloping Ghost Arcade in Illinois has somehow acquired one of the twelve test c [ … ]


Unreleased & Unknown Nameless Neo Geo Fighting Game Prototype Found


When it comes to prototypes and cancelled releases, we’re often familiar with what’s waiting to be discovered thanks to the various reveals and previews shown in magazines beforehand. So once an unknown, unidentified and nameless Neo Geo fighting game turned up at auction, it’s safe to say the retro gaming community was left in awe.

Last Updated ( 10 April 2016 )

Sonic The Hedgehog ‘Boom’ ROM Hack Brings Awful Voice Acting To The Sega Mega Drive


Our much loved blue hedgehog has always had an attitude, but his transition into the 3D world equipped him with a vocal arrogance. Whether or not you enjoyed Sonic’s outings on the Dreamcast and beyond, it’s safe to say that his dated lines had even the biggest fans cringing. In an attempt to prove to Sega how silent Sonic should be, one ROM hacker [ … ]

Last Updated ( 06 April 2016 )
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