While the arrival of an English fan translation for a Japanese exclusive golf game might not sound too appealing at first, you’d be foolish to look away just yet. BS Golf Daisuki! - Out of Bounds Club is often regarded as one of the most enjoyable hidden gems on the Super Nintendo, and one you can finally enjoy thanks to Dynamic Designs.
If there’s any retro gaming community that’s completely devoted to their cause, it’s the Resident Evil fan base. From the preservation of unreleased titles to fan-made restorations of long lost content, the collective community have put forward some incredible offerings to retro gamers. The latest arrival is an all new episodic spin-off to Resident [ … ]
In late 2014 Sir Clive Sinclair of ZX Spectrum fame returned to the gaming industry with the aim of reviving the famous British computer. Taking to IndieGoGo, Sinclair and his team managed to smash their fundraising target and release a portable version of the computer with countless games pre-installed. Fast forward to today, the ZX Vega team are [ … ]
In 1996 Ocean of America were developing an all new fighting game for both the Super Nintendo and Sega Mega Drive. Lobo was based upon the DC comic series of the same name, however, for whatever reason the game was unfortunately canned. While the Sega Mega Drive version of the game has since become available online, fans of the Super Nintendo can f [ … ]
Believe it or not but Sega had originally hoped to throw their bright blue mascot into yet another realm. Calling upon the creator of Puzzle Bobble, Fukio Mitsuji, the Japanese gaming giant began work on SegaSonic Bros. Although failing to see release, a working prototype of the game has recently been discovered.
As far as fan translations for older games go, there are very few stand out titles for the earlier systems which are still in need of localisation. One glaring omission from the ROM hacking scene however, is an English language patch for the Japanese exclusive Game Boy Advance adventure Magical Vacation - a title which is finally being worked on.
Japanese Exclusive Super Famicom Action-Adventure ‘Kishin Douji Zenki: Battle Raiden’ Fan Translated
Japan, home of countless exclusive video games which turned so many of us to the wonderful world of importing. One of the finer offerings from the Far East for the Super Nintendo was the import-only Kishin Douji Zenki: Battle Raiden. This manga-based action adventure has finally been given an unofficial localisation through fan translation group Dy [ … ]
As far as video game prototypes go their arrival online in a playable form is usually thanks to community efforts and generous individuals. On the rare occasion though, developers who have worked on long lost titles occasionally surface to showcase their efforts - with the latest being the team behind the unreleased Sony PlayStation Portable title [ … ]
In 1988 Konami stormed the arcades with their highly anticipated follow up to Gradius. Despite being a fairly prominent release, this fantastic horizontal shooter only made its way onto the Nintendo Famicom, Sharp X68000 and PC Engine CD, all of which remaining as Japanese exclusives. Sega Mega Drive owners, however, may soon be sampling this exclu [ … ]
One of the perils of digital storefronts is that when a game's gone- such as when a license gets pulled, or the licenseholder goes out of businses- it's gone forever. That might've been the fate of the Umihara Kawase trilogy of physics-based platformers on Steam, but they're getting a second chance.