Retro News Round Up – August 2016

This month’s Retro News Round Up sees Nintendo and Sega duke it out, the NES Visual Compendium debacle, and the discovery of a US 64DD.

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This episode’s links:

The NES Visual Compendium Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/nintendo-entertainment-system-famicom-a-visual-com

Kickstarter for the Plug and Play Arkade system:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1549719931/the-arkade-a-classic-christian-video-game-plug-and?ref=project_tweet

System Shock Kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock/posts/1634920

Professor Abrasive’s explanation of his cracking of the Sega Saturn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOyfZex7B3E

8BitDo’s wireless controller receiver for the SNES:
http://www.play-asia.com/retro-receiver-for-snes/13/70a2f9?affiliate_id=956097

Krikkz’s Everdrive GBA X5:
http://krikzz.com/store/home/42-everdrive-gba-x5.html

BitBitJam3 games:
http://jams.gamejolt.io/bitbitjam3

Gubbdata demo competition entries, including Nothing but PETSCII:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=149156

Hover Raid Redux for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=149258

Fort Django for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=149628&show=review

Lawless Legends on the Apple 2:
https://github.com/badvision/lawless-legends/tree/master/Example%20Content/Ancient%20Legends

Sqrxz for the Amiga ECS and OCS:
http://www.sqrxz.de/sqrxz-4/

Yun for the NES:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/yun/

Car Wars for the ZX Spectrum:
http://elmundodelspectrum.com/contenido.php?id=1480&d=%A1Nuevo!-Car-Wars-(Salvador-Cantero)

Vallation: Escape the Pirate Planet on the ZX Spectrum:
http://tardis.dk/wordpress/?page_id=1444

Raid over Moscow for the Amiga:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=83555

Palace of Magic for the Acorn Electron:
http://www.everygamegoing.com/landing/items/electron/egg/tapes/Palace_Of_Magic_2016.html

An updated version of Transball for the MSX:
https://github.com/santiontanon/transballmsx/releases

Super Boss Gaiden for the SNES CD:
https://superbossgaiden.superfamicom.org/

Remember the 80’s, a mixtape of tunes for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=67785

Buy Wind and Water Puzzle Battles for the Dreamcast:
https://www.dragonbox.de/en/464-wind-and-water-puzzle-battles-dreamcast-retro-consoles-4260416650367.html?search_query=wind+and+water&results=2

Demo of Captain Rescue Reprisal for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52947/new-game-cap-n-rescue-reprisal#latest

Demo of Furtum Sacrum for the Amiga:
http://www.arananet.net/fs/

Demo of Cave Story for the Mega Drive:
https://github.com/andwn/cave-story-md/releases

Trailer for Motorman on the Commodore 64:
https://www.facebook.com/throwbackgames/posts/1765750583705836

More on Golden Tail for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/programming/golden-tail-(development)/

More on Brutal Doom 64:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom-64/news/new-video-featuring-24-minutes-of-bd64-gameplay

More on the dicovered US iteration of the Disk Drive add on for the N64:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b64Bx0WKh7M

BT SNES cartridge discussed:
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/any-idea-what-this-is.62254/

Play the unreleased Centre Court 2 for the Amiga:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=83501

Leaked art, details, and sprites for Indiana Jones and The Iron Phoenix:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1249764

Fan translation of Wizardy Gaiden 4: Throb of the Demon’s Heart for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2061/

Fan translation of Wizardry Chronicle for PC:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2321/

Fan translation of Wai Wai World for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1995/

Fan translation of Wizardry Gaiden 2: Curse of the Ancient Emperor for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2150/

Fan translation of Romancing Saga for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2377/

Fan translation of The Legend of Zelda remake on the SNES’s Satellaview:
http://z9.invisionfree.com/bszelda/index.php?showtopic=1572&rc=1&st=1

 

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