Multi-System Emulator ‘Mednafen’ Adds Sega Saturn Compatibility

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If you’re familiar with the ins and outs of the emulation scene, you’ll no doubt know that the Sega Saturn is very much lagging behind. While there are emulators out there for the 32-bit console that just about do they job (and an impressive one gaining traction on Android devices), retro gamers finally have a promising new alternative through Medn [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 31: The RPG Adventure

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Role Playing Games have been around for years from early 8 bit days to the present day it's a genre that has developed a lot. This episode Paul and Chris from the team are joined by Kincl from Hyperplay RPG fanzine and Julian Hill from Boxed Pixels website as the set off on there first adventure into the world of RPGs.

 

3 Classic 16-Bit Disney Games Re-Released On Good Old Games

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Good Old Games and Disney have teamed up to bring not one but three of the treasured 16-bit era platformers DRM-free to GOG. Those looking for another excuse to power through Aladdin, The Lion King and Jungle Book need look no further.

 

Summer of Sonic 2016 Recap

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With Sonic's 25th birthday this year it seems only fitting that Summer of Sonic makes its return in 2016. The once annual convention of all things blue hedgehog related returned with a blast on Saturday, 6th of August and RetroCollect's resident Sonic fanboy was there to experience it...

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[Event] Retropocalypse - Bournemouth, 13th August 2016

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Bournemouth, UK is probably best known for its stunning beaches, ornamental gardens and being the home of Retro Gamer Magazine. It is now also home to a brand new retro gaming event, and the inaugural Retropocalypse will be held at The Four Horsemen public house on Saturday 13th August 2016. RetroCollect will be supporting this new venture along [ … ]

 

ZX Spectrum ‘Football Manager’ Updated For The 2016/17 Season

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Following on from Leicester City’s heroics in the Premier League last season, it’s safe to say that everyone’s been eagerly anticipating the return of football. With the Football League 2016/17 season kicking off this weekend and the Premier League soon to follow it’s the perfect excuse to dedicate your gaming lives to the addictive slog that’s Foo [ … ]

 

Footage of Lost PC Engine Ports of Marble Madness, Popils and More Released by Tengen Staffer

A former Tengen staff member, Jun Amanai, has recently been uploading footage of PC Engine ports of games like Peter Pack Rat and Marble Madness which otherwise have never seen the light of day, until now.

 

Retrospective: Rhythm Heaven Celebrates Ten Years Of Beats

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Rhythm Tengoku/Heaven/Paradise (delete as region appropriate) celebrates it’s tenth birthday today so rather than contemplate how old we are getting when what feels like a "recent" game officially becomes "retro", let’s look back at the very first game in the series to see exactly what made it so special. To really understand fully how the creators [ … ]

 

Yooka-Laylee's Toybox in the hands of Backers

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Over the past week backers of the highly anticipated platformer Yooka-Laylee from Playtonic Games, have had the opportunity to get hands with the Toybox.

 

Super Nintendo, Game Boy Advance & Mega Drive Emulation Comes To PS Vita FW 3.60 With HENkaku

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For many retro gamers the Sony PlayStation Portable doubles up as a great emulation system, and it looks like its successor is set to follow in its footsteps. Just days ago an all new homebrew enabler known as HENkaku was released for the PS Vita which allows several different emulators to be run on firmware 3.60.

 

Journey To The East - How Games Are Altered Though Localisation For Japan

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Ever since games have been sold from one country to another, there have always been changes made during the journey. The scope and reasoning behind adjustments to current games are being put under the microscope, however, it's important to remember that localisation isn't a one way street. It can be easy to think that Japan gets to play everything [ … ]

 

The Secrets of 1995: A Seiken Densetsu 3 / Secret of Evermore Comparison

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1995 was a great time for the Super Nintendo, but it was also a strange time for the Super Nintendo. It was the year that the 16-bit juggernaut would see many of its most memorable releases: Chrono Trigger, Terranigma, Earthbound, Diddy’s Kong Quest, to name a few. But apart from the sequel to Donkey Kong Country, a lot of the excellent games that [ … ]

 

40+ Multi-Game ‘Penultimate Cartridge’ Now Available For Commodore VIC-20

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If you prefer to get your retro gaming fix via the vintage computers on offer then look no further. Tynemouth Software have teamed up with leading classic hardware manufacturer TheFutureWas8Bit to release an all-in-one game cartridge for the Commodore VIC-20.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 30: SEGA Saturn Part 2

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The launch of the SEGA Saturn has gone down in gaming history as one of biggest missteps the industry has ever seen. SEGA’s lack of promotion and short sighted hardware specification meant that the the Saturn was doomed failure even as it hit the shelves. As Sony’s Playstation changed the gaming industry with state of the art 3D visuals, SEGA’s 2 [ … ]

 
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