Piko Interactive Announce 7 New Cartridge Releases For Nintendo NES, SNES, Sega Mega Drive & Jaguar

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One of the best aspects of the retro gaming scene today is the wealth of new and officially licensed titles hitting our beloved systems. As of late Piko Interactive has been making a name for itself through sourcing the rights to long lost titles which may have missed out on worldwide releases, along with the distribution of high quality homebrew c [ … ]

 

Kojima’s Visual Novel Masterpiece ‘Policenauts’ Gets Sega Saturn Fan Translation Patch

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While Kojima will always be remembered for his work on the Metal Gear series, his other releases over the years deserve just as much of the limelight. Both Snatcher and Policenauts have become cult classics in recent years - and rightly so, however, only Snatcher managed to make the cut where official localisation was concerned. As of today though, [ … ]

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Platformer ‘Socks The Cat’ Hits Kickstarter With Cartridges Up For Grabs

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Socks The Cat is perhaps one of the most unusual characters to ever be granted an entry into the video game world. Being none other than The First Pet of the White House during Clinton’s reign in the 90s, this feline protagonist was set to claw its way through spies, the media, and political figures invading Washington DC. Although ending up as an [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 35: Arcade Favourites

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Anyone that grew up in the 80's & 90's no doubt spent many hours and countless coins in the numerous arcade games be it in funfairs, chip shops, or arcades themselves.

 

 

Unreleased Super Nintendo Comic Book Adventure ‘Shadowhawk’ ROM Leaked Online

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In the early 90s comic book creator Jim Valentino decided to take his most recent series Shadowhawk into the video game realm. Scheduled to hit the Super Nintendo sometime during the 90s, the game struggled to find a publisher and ended up lost to the depths of time. Despite this the game has shown small snippets of hope for fans in the last decade [ … ]

 

RetroCollect Secret Santa 2016: Registrations Now Open

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"Is it that dreaded time of the year again?!" I hear you complain as you feel the dreaded Xmas strain of your already tight retro gamer wallet. Well fear not my good chums for it is the RetroCollect Secret Santa time once more! Flatapex has been doing a wonderful job over the past few years making sure the Xmas elves have been delivering you care [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 34: Nintendo Wii U

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In this latest episode of Maximum Power Up, we get together to discuss the Nintendo Wii U, a largely undervalued system, We, unashamedly love this system and we hope to try and convince those who may have dismissed the system a second look before the NX arrives.

 

Homebrew Arkanoid Clone ‘Retroid’ Bounces Onto Nintendo Game Boy For Free

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What’s not to love about Breakout and Arkanoid? The simplistic gameplay matched with the growing difficulty of speed and stages makes for some fantastic arcade action. While the Game Boy may already have its own take on the formula with Alleyway, one homebrew developer has decided to take things a step further with their new release Retroid.

 

Japanese Exclusive Sega Mega Drive Adventure ‘Dahna: Megami Tanjou’ Fan Translated Into English

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In 1991 the oddly named developer Information Global Service released an all new action-platformer for the Sega Mega Drive known as Dahna: Megami Tanjou. This hybrid mix between the likes of Castlevania, Rastan, and Golden Axe not only featured some impressive spritework for its time, but also a healthy helping of gore-filled action too. Presumably [ … ]

 

Maximum Power Up Podcast - Episode 33: Super Play Magazine

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If you owned a Super Nintendo in the 90's you probably read Super Play magazine. Running for 47 issues as well as a one off Super Play Gold special, the magazine built up a strong following. With it's distinctive art-style by Wil Overton and it's love of imports, Japanese culture and more, Super Play stood out for all the right reasons.

 

Collector's Guide: Classic Disney Video Games Vol. 1

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Not too long ago, gog.com released the Genesis versions of Disney’s Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King (more info about the releases can be found here). This was a very welcome surprise, and I encourage anyone to check these games out (especially Aladdin). These releases had me thinking about some of the other great Disney video game relea [ … ]

 

Unofficial ROM Hack ‘Super Mario Run 64’ Brings The Mobile Experience To Nintendo 64

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If you haven’t already seen the news, Nintendo has teamed up with Apple to release an endless runner for mobile devices in the near future. While this new release might lack the true spirit of Nintendo, one retro gamer has decided to adapt the freemium style gameplay and bring it back to the Nintendo 64.

 

Nintendo 64 'Multimedia Expansion Device' Patents Discovered

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Most gamers will be familiar with the Nintendo 64DD, the disk drive attachment for the Nintendo 64 that promised larger games and enhanced functionality. Sadly, the 64DD never saw the light of day outside of Japan, and even then the add-on only received a handful of exclusive disk games. It appears that Nintendo of America could also have been se [ … ]

 

Blizzard's Long Lost 'Warcraft Adventures: Lord Of The Clans' Point & Click Prototype Leaked Online

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For nearly two decades fans of the Warcraft series have been missing out on what was shaping up to be a stunning graphical adventure in the late 90s. Despite appearing packed to the brim with gorgeous cartoon visuals and puzzles to boot, the upcoming PC title Warcraft Adventures: Lord Of The Clans soon found itself cancelled and lost [ … ]

 
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