Custom Dragon Quest, Bubble Bobble & Other Video Game Soft Toys

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They we're designed to be ogled at with our cute filled gase, so why hasnt there ever been any decent cuddly merchandise from the Bubble Bobble series or the Dragon Quest slimes? Bub and Bob long for a hug and the DQ Slimes are itching to jump into your arms, but they have never been able to get out of the cartridges they live in!

 

Latest Mega Man 10 advert revives the late '80s style of advertising

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Capcom certainly knows how to gather the attention of a retro gamer. Mega Man 10 has just been given a new advert set in the same style you'd expect back in '89. Fuzzy display, vintage logos, bad hair and of course, a cheesy theme tune. Oh yes, this is an advert for an 8-bit game alright!

Watch the advert here...

 

Turbografx 16's rarest game, 'Magical Chase' on eBay

MagicalChase The incredibly rare Turbografx 16 game 'Magical Chase' has appeared on eBay. Currently sitting nicely at $1500, this game is without a doubt in demand amongst the TG16 fans and set to finish at a rather high price. For those not familiar with this title, read on and find out a bit more behind this Shmup!
 

Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) is updated for 2010 as Tecmo Super Coach

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American Football-come-Retro Gaming fans can rejoice as Tecmo Super Bowl has been updated by a very loyal and dedicated fan to bring it into 2010.
This version of Tecmo Super Bowl is rebranded as Tecmo Super Coach as it has completely removed the Player mode and focused on the Coaching mode. The team rosters have been completely upgraded and the gr [ … ]

 

Complete NTSC Sega Genesis/Megadrive 32X set on eBay

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If you've ever had the urge to complete the American Sega Megadrive 32X set but haven't yet bought any of the games whatsoever, this auction is for you. As spotted by our writer Arcturius, it's well worth a mention for the die hard collectors out there willing to invest.

 

What Was The First True 3D Platformer?

Well the earliest one I've managed to track down seems to be little known by most of todays gamers, it was on the Atari ST and is called 'Alpha Waves'*¹ It was originally released in Europe way back in 1990 by Infogrames*².

 

Retro Gaming Review: Mr Gimmick! (Nintendo NES)

Every once in a while, you come across a game that makes your jaw drop and question if you're playing it on the right console. Mr Gimmick is one of those. From the second you turn on the NES/Famicom, you're sat questioning whether it's a Super Nintendo game running while enjoying every challenge it has to throw at you.

Lets jump right into Mr Gimm [ … ]

 

Retro Gaming Collectables: Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Figures

Final Fantasy VII often carries the reputation of being the best RPG of all time, but despite its huge fan base, there is very little original merchandise available from the series (outside of Japan).

 

Top 5 Exclusive Commodore Amiga Platformers

Sonic & Mario weren't the only platforming heroes of the early ninties. There was a wealth of Amiga platformers which were often unfairly overlooked due to their rivals on the home consoles. While the home console platformers might have had higher production values and a bigger marketing push, the small dev team Amiga releases hold up very we [ … ]

 

Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril (NES) is now in the RetroUSB store

The highly anticipated Battle Kid: Fortress Of Peril is now up for grabs over at RetroUSB. After a delay due to misprinted manuals, you can finally own Sivak's masterpiece for the low price of $30.

 

New Megadrive RPG 'Pier Solar' in Beta testing

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While this news update might be a week late, updates regarding Pier Solar seem to go unnoticed and unannounced. Having been delayed for over a year now, the team have found updating quietly a much prefered method of getting the news out to avoid the onslaught of angry pre-order customers.

 

KyroFlux, a USB Floppy Disk reader in development

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While the title may be a bit misleading, the KyroFlux is very much a welcome in the Retro Gaming preservation scene. At first glance you may wonder why a Floppy Disk drive should be anything to be excited about, but the Kyroflux will be able to read multiple floppy disk formats.

Once this device is finished, backing up Commodore Amiga, Atari St an [ … ]

 

Another 'Stadium Events' surfaces on eBay, a Sealed one!

Following last week's news story on the arrivial of a CIB Stadium Events proved one thing. There are some really die hard collectors out there with a lot of spare dough! However that huge sum of $13,000 for Stadium Events is about to be dwarfed by what could be Retro Gaming History.

 

Super Meat Boy will be meeting Xbox Live Arcade as well as WiiWare

Don't you love a good meaty news story? Okay, enough with the jokes.

The highly anticipated Flash to Modern Console conversion of Super Meat Boy has finally been confirmed for a release on XBLA earlier today.

 
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