Retro News Round Up – February 2017

In this month’s round up the Nintendo Switch gets some retro love, Consolevania makes a triumphant return, and the RetroN 5 adds another string to its bow.

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This episode’s links:

More on the recent NES Classic Mini hack:
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2017/01/new_hack_offers_a_full_game_library_on_your_nes_classic_edition

Consolevania on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/consolevania

Buy The Penultimate Cartridge for the VIC 20:
https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/commodore/pu-vic20.html

Luna 3 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=152617

Pong for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=153115

Fire Breath for the Commodore 64:
http://www.ctrl-alt-dev.nl/Articles/C64-FireBreath/C64-FireBreath.html

The Hunter for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=152975

Zap Fight 2 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=152965

Border Blast 3 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=152930

Super Ace 1942 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=153014

1010! for the Commodore Plus:
http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/new-plus4-puzzle-game-1010-released-by-legion-of-doom-lod/

The ZX Spectrum didn’t have quite so many new titles, but still got Mazeract for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53902/new-game-mazeract

Monty’s Honey Run for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.vintageisthenewold.com/montys-honey-run-a-new-monty-game-by-andy-johns-for-the-zx-spectrum/

Castle Capers for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.retromania.pt/cms/2017/01/30/zx-spectrum-castle-capers-2017/

Lala the Magical for the NES:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/lala-the-magical-nes/

Metroid Rogue Dawn for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/3280/

MatterRun for the Dreamcast:
http://atari.vg-network.com/fuseki/mr.html

Dreamcastnoid for the Dreamcast:
https://alfons-ryo.itch.io/dreamcastnoid

Super Princess 2092 Exodus for the Game Boy:
http://gamejolt.com/games/super-princess-2092-exodus/222842

Horizontal Shooter for the SNES:
https://github.com/undisbeliever/horizontal-shooter/releases/tag/v1.0

Portal for the Apple 2:
http://www.deater.net/weave/vmwprod/portal/

Boxx 3 for the Amiga:
https://oldschoolgameblog.com/2017/01/22/amiga-boxx-3-new-amiga-game-released/

Pixels for the Atari 2600:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/260813-pixels-for-the-atari-flashback-portable-console/

CD32X-Men: Mind Games for the Amiga and Amiga CD32:
http://nitta.sakura.ne.jp/gloom-mod/cd32xmen/cd32xmen.main.html

Download Chuck Rock for the Commodore 64:
http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/chuck-rock/

Total Recall for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.facebook.com/OceanSoftwareLtd/photos/?tab=album&album_id=668989779893029

Fan translation for Famicom Grand Prix 2: 3D Hot Rally on the Family Computer Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2838/

Fan translation for Famicom Grand Prix: F1 Race on the Family Computer Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2839/

Fan translation for Wizardry 5: Heart of the Maelstrom on the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2866/

Fan translation for Xak: The Art of Visual Stage on the SNES:
http://dynamic-designs.us/xak.shtml

Fan translation for 3×3 Eyes: Juuma Houkan on the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2835/

Fan translation for Lunatic Dawn: Passage of the Book on the PC:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2591/

Fan translation for Last Legion UX on the N64:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2868/

Fan translation for Wizardry Empire: Fukkatsu no Tsue on the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2322/

Fan translation for Dusty Diamond’s All-Star Softball on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2867/

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