RetroAchievements.org Brings Achievements & Trophies To Retro Gaming Via Emulation

RetroAchievements-Brings-Achievements-Trophies-To-Retro-Gaming-Via-EmulationOne of the most alluring aspects to modern gaming today is securing those all important and difficult achievements as bragging rights. Although this is more of a recent feature in the gaming world, programmers have begun bringing this modern functionality back to our favourite classic games via emulation.

RetroAchievements.org is a brand new website offering an online achievements service for a selection of Sega Mega Drive games (as of speaking), with other consoles due to be supported soon. This is all made possible thanks to a modified version of the Gens emulator known as RAGens. This emulator will send back your scores and unlocks to the RetroAchievements server for the whole world to see your skills.

To start unlocking achievements, all you need to do is head on over to the Retro Achievements website and create an account. You'll be sent an email which will then send you on your way towards those all important trophies.

Link: RetroAchievements.org looking for Beta Testers

Source: Reddit


Last Updated ( 08 April 2013 )  

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(Link to this comment) k1ngarth3r 2013-04-08 19:46
Fantastic!
(Link to this comment) SimmyBassline 2013-04-08 21:26
That looks interesting, will be better when a lot more games are supported.
(Link to this comment) handfulofbits 2013-04-09 01:17
I too am excited about this.
(Link to this comment) handfulofbits 2013-04-09 01:24
Here's the supported games so far!


Aero the Acrobat 2
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien 3
Altered Beast
Batman Returns
Castle of Illusion
Chakan - The Forever Man
Cool Spot
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
Disney's Aladdin
Earthworm Jim
Ecco The Dolphin
Fantastic Dizzy
Ghostbusters
Golden Axe
Gunstar Heroes
James Pond 2
MICKEY MOUSE
Mighty Mighty Missile (PD)
NHLPA Hockey '93
Sonic Spinball
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Streets of Rage 2
Super Hang-On
The Addams Family
The NewZealand Story
ToeJam and Earl
Vectorman
Zero Tolerance (PD)
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2013-04-09 09:37
This is awesome. Heading over to make my account now.
(Link to this comment) ubersheep 2013-04-09 09:53
Aw thankyou Cauterize for that awesome writeup :) retroachievemen ts.org is still very much in a beta stage, so things may break or crash, but we're ironing out the bugs as we speak! You're all very welcome to join and earn the achievements that we have ready, and to make suggestions for new games and achievements that you'd like to see! You can also make your own achievements from within the app: I've written a tutorial at

forum.retroachievemen ts.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22&sid=1ca2aec3dfb5da1e1843aaf18e1df713

It's a little complicated but its works and can be used today! Please let me know if you see anything you dont like, by leaving me a message here, on reddit, on retroachievemen ts or pm, however you like and I'll make sure something gets done about it!! Thanks again guys!!

Edit: plaintext'd the URL
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2013-04-09 09:56
Welcome to RC, ubersheep. Just wanted to let you know that the link you posted above doesn't work. -_^
(Link to this comment) ubersheep 2013-04-09 10:25
Ah bugger! Thanks JoeMD, not sure what's happening to the link when I post it, so have left in there plaintext. Thanks for the welcome, I love the concept of retrocollect, tempted to take some photos of my little collection :)
(Link to this comment) JoeMD 2013-04-09 10:26
No worried mate. Just signed up with your site. Due to work it might be a week or so before I start building my achievements list, but after that week it's holidays, so bring it on!
(Link to this comment) ubersheep 2013-04-09 17:10
Excellent! Well you've very welcome whenever you're free! See you there!! :)
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