Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 50: All Time Top 50 Games Part 1

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Back in April this year we asked the listeners to help us put together the Maximum Power Up Top 50 games. Each of our hosts put forward their favourite games to get the list started and then with all the other listener votes the list stood at over 450 games!


New Game Boy & Game Boy Color Everdrive Flash Cartridges Approaching With Save State Functionality

Over the last decade a plethora of classic consoles and computers have been gifted aftermarket solutions to playing games without the need of original game cartridges or discs. From flash cards to compact disc emulators, there are so few systems out there still in need of a future-proof solution. This has left the talented developers behind these d [ … ]


Vinyl 'Quake' Soundtrack On The Way

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Seminal PC shooter Quake famously featured a soundtrack composed by rock band Nine Inch Nails, and the game was littered with nice little nods to the fact - who can forget the ammo crates emblazoned with the familiar NIN logo? The soundtrack comprised 10 original tunes, which according to the NIN Wiki weren't actually given individual titles. It [ … ]


The Oliver Twins Tease Glimpse At Cancelled 'Titan A.E.' Game


Titan A.E. is a movie I hold very dear to my heart, and not least because it and the subsequent collapse of Fox Animation Studios were the subject of my disseration at college. For a short period in 2001 Titan A.E. was my life, and I was understandably dissappointed when the video game was cancelled. Very little is actually known about the intera [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 49: Julian "Jaz" Rignall Interview

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In this episode Paul interviews legendary games journalist Julian 'Jaz' Rignall. In over 30 years in the industry Jaz has worked on many well loved games magazines including Mean Machines, Zzap64, C&VG and more.


Super Nintendo Brawler ‘Iron Commando’ Cartridge Re-Release Nears Funding Target on IndieGoGo


In 1995 the belt-scrolling brawler Iron Commando smashed on the Super Famicom. Although packing quite the punch and satisfying fans of the genre, It’s safe to say that the game arrived a little too late to impress those who had seen it all with the Final Fight series. Whilst remaining a Japanese exclusive for quite some time, the neo-retro publishe [ … ]


Nintendo NES Classic ‘Battletoads’ Gets 4 Player Co-Operative ROM Hack


From prank phone calls, to notorious rants, and of course nostalgic gameplay, Battletoads is one of the most memorable Nintendo NES games to ever see release. Although the game is anything but a breeze, the addition of co-operative multiplayer gameplay was a stroke of genius from Rare - something ROM hackers have just upgraded by adding in compatib [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 48: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

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The Persona series has been going for over 20 years and has featured on many consoles. What started off as a niche game series, Persona has gained quite a large following which has helped latest entry Persona 5 become a huge hit.


Fan Game 'Sonic Time Twisted' Finally Released After 12 Year Development

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You have to hand it to Sonic fans - they don't do anything by halves. Even less so when it comes to making their own games based on the Blue Blur's escapades fighting Dr Robotnik/Eggman or whatever his name is these days. Unlike Nintendo, which seems hell-bent on crushing anything that even remotley resembles an homage to any of its intellectual [ … ]


BennVenn Reveals Game Boy Advance VGA Out Board With Zero Latency RGB & SNES Controller Ports


For those of us who strongly believe the Game Boy Advance is nothing more than a portable Super Nintendo, having the ability to play the handheld’s strong line-up on a TV is priceless. While the GameCube’s Game Boy Player may be a suitable solution, die-hards retro gamers tend to disagree due to all kinds of timing issues and inaccuracies. This is [ … ]


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 47: Point & Click Adventures

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In this episode Paul and Julian discuss their history playing the point and click genre. Back in the late 80's and throughout the 90's this time of game offered hit after hit for fans of the genre.


Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 46: Super Nintendo Part 1

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The Super Nintendo is often cited as many retro gamer's favourite console. Just looking at game prices on Ebay etc for Nintendo's 16bit marvel shows that demand isn't fading either.


Sega's Castle of Illusion Remake Relisted on Digital Marketplaces

Back in September last year, Sega Studios Australia's 2013 remake of the classic Mega Drive platformer Castle of Illusion, was delisted from Steam, Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network with very little notice beyond a price drop. Just as silently, the game's now snuck back onto these services, a rare digital relisting.


Mega Drive Developers Announce 'Paprium' The Spiritual Successor To Streets Of Rage


Back in 2012 the homebrew developers Watermelon announced that their next game to hit the Mega Drive had begun development. Codename Project Y was underway which promised to be the spiritual successor to the dormant Streets of Rage name. Fast forward to today and the prolific 16-bit studio have revealed all with Paprium - the newest game to be smas [ … ]

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