With today's computers often unable to natively run the PC games we grew up with, services such as Good Old Games and DotEmu have started popping up with a modern day solution. For the next two weeks, Good Old Games has the Interplay back catalogue on sale with such classics as Fallout, Earthworm Jim and MDK up for grabs.
Every once in a while we stumble upon a secluded treasure trove of retro gaming goodness. Retro Play Games situated in the heart of Manchester fits this bill rather well, offering wall to wall retro games on offer, from the Nintendo Game & Watch all the way up to the Nintendo GameCube, Sega Dreamcast and Sony Playstation 2.
It's that time of the month! The next issue of Retro Gamer Magazine
is set to hit the shops this week, just in time for Sonic the Hedgehog
's birthday. Featuring an incredible front cover paying homage to the blue speed machine, a sneak peak of the contents has arrived online.
If the Sega Master System, reproduction cartridges and a bit of Mr Driller are your thing, look no further. Die hard Master System fans Aypok and Playgeneration have been working away for quite some time, finally bringing us their very own homebrew effort on cartridge- Digger Chan.
Despite hosting one of the smallest games libraries around, one dedicated gamer recently decided to make the most of his spare Nintendo Virtual Boy. With the aim to add another arcade cabinet to his games room, the spare unit was somehow converted into a full dedicated retro 3D arcade machine.
The moment N64 fans have been waiting for has finally arrived. The SD card equipped Everdrive 64 has finally made its way out of production, offering retro gamers worldwide an all-in-one cartridge solution to Nintendo 64 gaming.
With four Super Nintendo Dragon Ball Z games lucky enough to see localisation in the West, there was still one title which remained a Japanese exclusive. This unreleased first outing of Dragon Ball Z for the Super Famicom- a remake combining the first two Famicom games has finally been translated by ROM hackers.
If Shoot-em-up's are your thing and you have a love for pixel art, then Final Form Games have a treat for you. Launched last week, their latest game titled Jamestown is a multiplayer homage to retro gaming as we know it!
Earlier this year, Matthias Hullin revealed his updated model of the ultimate USB cartridge solution for the Sega Mega Drive and Super Nintendo known as the Retrode. Just a few months after the initial tease, the pre-order form for the new Retrode opened up this week allowing gamers to secure their devices for the September release.
On the 23rd July, the arcade classic Galaga will also be adding it’s name to the long list of gaming birthdays this year. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the shooter, Namco have released a remix collection of Galaga games on the Apple iPhone.
Shinobi is back after nearly a decade in hiding, with what appears to be a homage to the series' roots. A gameplay video of the upcoming Shinobi prequel was recently demoed at E3, featuring plenty of Mega Drive inspired action set for the Nintendo 3DS.
Among all the announcements at E3, here's one you might've missed, from Ignition Entertainment- Vanillaware
, of Odin Sphere
fame, are bringing the scrolling brawler back with RPG elements in the form of Dragon's Crown
, exclusively for PS3 and PS Vita.
While Nintendo we're showcasing their newest developments at E3, the manufacturer of the SupaBoy handheld; Hyperkin was reminding gamers of their retro gaming past. The upcoming portable Super Nintendo was demonstrated at the show, offering what appears to be the ultimate solution to SNES gaming on the go.
I’m sitting here alone in my living room, the distant lull of my Xbox 360’s fans quietly humming, thinking about my life for the past 20 years.
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