Jaleco's Saturn Shmup The Game Paradise Coming to Steam and PS4 with Extras

Joining the likes of Battle Garegga and Dangun Feveron as shmups we did not expect to get modern-day ports on Playstation 4, Jaleco obscurity The Game Paradise will be getting a rerelease on both PS4 and Windows via Steam, in a new version titled The Game Paradise: CruisinMix.

 

Atari Jaguar Emulation Finally Comes To Android Devices With ‘IrataJaguar’

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If you’ve dabbled in emulation as of late you’ll no doubt be aware that the Android operating system has provided a new lease of life for countless consoles and computers. While just about every popular system of yesteryear is somewhat playable on most smartphones and gaming tablets, there’s one platform which has been massively neglected until now [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 51: Super Nintendo Part 2

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We are back again with the second part of our Super Nintendo episode. Following on from Paul, Julian and Alex's discussion about one of the gaming communities most treasured system, Phil, Chris and Amy present a further 15 games that set the system apart from its peers.

 

Unofficial 'Super Mario Maker 64' Level Builder Released For Nintendo 64

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In late 2015 Nintendo unleashed their most creative title to date for the Nintendo Wii U in Mario Maker. The incredible suite of level building tools not only inspired countless level designers around the world, but also brought along a multitude of new levels to the Mushroom Kingdom. Although unofficial, the Nintendo 64 is about to get the same tr [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 50: All Time Top 50 Games Part 2

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Here it is, part 2 of the top 50 games of all time list! Already in part 1 we have covered classics for the Sega Megadrive, Commodore Amiga, Sony Playstation and more.

 

Japanese Exclusive Game Boy Barcode Battler Accessory ‘Barcode Boy’ Finally Emulated

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In 1991 one of the hottest crazes was the newly released Barcode Battler LCD handheld. This standalone system featured a built in barcode scanner to which you swiped hero and enemy cards to do battle with. Additional items and power ups could be scanned too, all of which adding or subtracting to the simplistic number game made up of three values, a [ … ]

 

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

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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

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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

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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.

 
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