Knights of Bytes Release Official Trailer For Upcoming Commodore 64 Platformer ‘Sam’s Journey’

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While Sonic and Mario might have skipped past the home computer generation, countless other developers attempted to recreate what made console gaming so alluring in their own way. Their tireless efforts brought around the likes of Zool, The Great Giana Sisters, and Mayhem In Monsterland to name but a few, however, the desire to produce a true rival [ … ]

 

Japanese Exclusive Super Nintendo RPG ‘Xak: The Art of Visual Stage’ Fan Translated Into English

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During Spring of 1993 the Far Eastern development studio Micro Cabin brought their impressive home-computer adventure Xak: The Art of Visual Stage to the Super Famicom. Arriving as a polished update to the PC-8801 and PC-9801 original, this 16-bit port wasn’t the first time the game had been given the remake treatment after outings on the Sharp X68 [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 39: Games of 2002

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2002 was a great year for games. The Playstation 2 was amassing more hits such as GTA Vice City, Final Fantasy 10 and as well as this the Xbox and GameCube games libraries were growing with some must own titles. With these games being almost 15 years old there are still some bargains to be found 2nd hand. Hopefully we can [ … ]

 

Modern Review: Active Soccer 2 DX (PS Vita)

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Ever since Electronic Arts stopped releasing its FIFA games on the Vita, soccer fans have had little to get excited about when it comes to kicking the old pig bladder into the onion bag on Sony's handheld. Hell, Konami didn't even bother putting its Pro Evo games out on the system, full stop. The last FIFA release was FIFA 15, a re-skinned 'legac [ … ]

 

Dreamcast Exclusive 'In the Line of Fire' Hits Kickstarter

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There have been a couple of recent Kickstarter projects that have added Dreamcast stretch goals, with the promising Megadrive/Genesis platformer Tanglewood being the latest. Now though, a team based in Denver known as Militia Studios has entered the arena with a brand new game for Sega's old warhorse of a console; a game that has been built from [ … ]

 

Unreleased Commodore Amiga CD32 Snowboarder 'Biff Boardin' Surfaces On eBay With Snowboard Accessory

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While the Commodore Amiga CD32 might not be the most popular system around, it definitely has a group of dedicated and loyal fans behind it. With such a limited number of games being made available for the console during its short lived life, the die-hard games devoted to the CD32 will be amazed to hear an unreleased snowboarding game appears to ha [ … ]

 

Newly Announced Commodore Amiga Homebrew 'Max Knight' Gets Downloadable Demo Disk

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If for any reason you've been feeling that your choice of action on the Commodore Amiga was growing stale then look no further. The Polish based development team Pixel Nation recently took to a number of message-boards dedicated to the classic computer to announced their upcoming February 2017 release, Max Knight.

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 38: Tomb Raider Suite

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Tomb Raider is one of the most iconic games for the Sony Playstation, and a series still going today. This year is the 20th anniversary of Tomb Raider and original Tomb Raider composer Nathan McCree has something special planned.

 

Unreleased 'Akira' Nintendo Game Boy Cartridge Discovered & Revealed

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As many will tell you, the lack of a decent game based on the cult classic anime Akira is somewhat criminal. While the Japanese did see a text-based adventure game starring Kanedo and Tetsuo on the Nintendo Famicom, Western gamers were stuck with the abysmal Commodore Amiga offering from Ice - one which saw some of the lowest ever review scores in [ … ]

 

Former SNK Developer Reveals Brand New Super Nintendo Fighter 'Unholy Night'

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The era in which we started our adventure into the world of gaming is a tough one to let go of. While this may hold true for gamers, it would also appear that there are several 'retro' developers who are also eager to keep their programming past alive - so much so that former-SNK employees have begun work together on a brand new Super Nintendo beat [ … ]

 

Modern Review: Slain: Back from Hell (PS Vita)

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A fallen warrior is woken from the eternal slumber of death and tasked with ridding the land of hordes of foetid, rotting aberrations summoned by the evil Lord Vroll. Reluctantly, the grizzled and battle weary Bathoryn dons his armour and grips his heavy sword once again, and turns into the blistering wind. Thunder and lightning crackle through t [ … ]

 

8Bit Music Power CD & Magazine Preorders Open

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You may recall 8Bit Music Power, the chip tune music album that was released on a Famicom cartridge earlier in 2016. The slightly bizarre (yet effortlessly cool) format made the album a bit of a niche item and probably turned many people off, seeing as you need either a Famicom or a Retron 5 (other Faminclones are available) to experience the twe [ … ]

 

Unreleased Atari Jaguar Prototype 'Thea Realm Fighters' Discovered

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The Atari Jaguar very nearly played host to a port of of Midway's Mortal Kombat 3, and rumours suggest that it was actually finished before being cancelled. Unfortunately, the hole left in the system's library by the disappearance of John Tobias and Ed Boon's highly acclaimed 2D brawler was only partly plugged by copycat titles like Ultra Vortek [ … ]

 

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Hacked To Run Doom

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Almost every gaming platform powerful enough to cope with the sprite-based id Tech engine plays host to a port of Doom. Not only that, pretty much any piece of hardware with a screen and microchip can be made to run a version of id Software's genre-defining shooter, such is the adaptability of the code. Just don't mention the Sega Saturn slidesho [ … ]

 
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