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.

 

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

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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

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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 [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 45: Konami 16-Bit Era

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When thinking back to the 16 bit era, one software developer/publisher stands head and shoulders above the crowd across all platforms. With formidable output on both home consoles and the arcades, Konami built further upon their household name and brand they’d established during the Famicom/NES years.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 44: SEGA Power Magazine

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SEGA Power magazine ran from 1989 until 1997 covering a lot of SEGA games over the years. Although there were many SEGA magazines available SEGA Power had a lot of fans, however in 1994 it went in a different direction.

 

Unreleased Nintendo 64 Game 'Die Hard 64' Discovered

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Yippee ki yay! It looks like yet another cancelled Nintendo 64 game has been discovered - this time it's the mythical Die Hard 64 from Bits Studios. Originally planned for a 1999 release by Fox Interactive, Die Hard 64 was never actually shown to the press or the public and the only hints that it ever existed (until now) were some mentions in mag [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 43: Nintendo Famicom/NES

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The Nintendo Famicom or Nintendo Entertainment System (for those of us in the west) was the company's first step into the home console market following their success with arcade machines and the much loved Game & Watch. Although it wasn't an over night success Nintendo’s perseverance and cleaver positioning in the market the NES became a huge [ … ]

 

Super Nintendo Fighting Game 'Unholy Night' Hits Kickstarter

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Unholy Night is a brand new 2D one-on-one fighting game for the Super Nintendo that was officially unveiled in late 2016. The game caused quite a stir once it was revealed, not only because of the format on which it was running, but also because of the credentials of the team behind it.

Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter is the result of a collob [ … ]

 
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