Retro News Round Up – May 2017

This fifth anniversary edition of the Retro News Round Up includes a stack of notable remasters, the death of the NES Mini, and the English translation of an obscure train game from the mid nineties.

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This episode’s links:

Kickstarter for the Unofficial SNES Visual Compendium:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/the-unofficial-snes-super-famicom-a-visual-compend

Kickstarter for the ZX Spectrum Next:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1835143999/zx-spectrum-next

Kickstarter for the SID Waves Commodore 64 vinyl:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amicomretrobooks/sid-waves-a-vinyl-tribute-to-the-commodore-64-sid?ref=project_link

Indiegogo for documentary Goldenera on the N64’s Goldeneye:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/goldenera-documentary-games-video#/

The CRPG Book:
https://crpgbook.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/crpg-book-preview-5.pdf

Remake of the Atari 2600 version of Space Invaders for the PC:
http://www.langfordproductions.com/invaders.html

More information on BennVenn’s GBA-VGA Converter:
https://www.facebook.com/BennVennElectronics/videos/1285539328226184/

Astro Force for the Master System:
http://www.smspower.org/Homebrew/AstroForce-SMS

Mecha-8 for the Master System:
http://www.smspower.org/Homebrew/Mecha8Demo-SMS

Code Zero for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.thespectrumshow.co.uk/CodeZero.aspx

The Big Javi’s Adventure for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.thebigjavisadventure.com/

Dead Space for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.bytemaniacos.com/?page_id=3437

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy for the ZX Spectrum:
http://zxart.ee/eng/software/game/arcade/adventure/dizzy-vii-crystal-kingdom-dizzy-2017/

Wolfcastle McBain for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/54509/wolfcastle-mcbain-by-c-oscar-garcia

Space Trip 2086 for the Commodore 64:
http://psytronik.net/newsite/index.php/c64/80-spacetrip

Dark Destroyer 2117 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=155771

VVVVVV for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=155769

Gunfright for the Commodore 64, 128, and Plus4:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=155046

No Touchy for the Atari 2600:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/263607-no-touchy-atari-2600/

Robin’s Roundabouts for the Atari 2600:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/263957-robins-roundabouts/

Gyruss for the MSX:
http://file-hunter.com/MSX/Gyruss.html

Castle Defender on the BBC Micro:
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12894

Pentonimo for the Amstrad CPC, Plus, and GX4000:
http://cpc.scifinet.org/

Fan made Sonic title Time Twisted for the PC:
https://overboundstudio.com/index.php?action=game_page&id=1

Check out a load of Mac titles recently uploaded to The Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_mac

Buy Escape 2042 for the Mega Drive, Dreamcast, or Game Boy:
http://orionsoft.free.fr/

IndieGoGo for re-releases of SNES titles Iron Commando and Legend:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/iron-commando-legend-for-super-nintendo-videogames#/

Play unreleased NES title Mystery World Dizzy:
http://yolkfolk.com/mwd/

Play unreleased ZX Spectrum title Globus: http://www.elmundodelspectrum.com/contenido.php?id=1622&d=La-historia-de-un-juego-inedito-llamado-Globus-(Paco-Lafuente)

Play unreleased MS-DOS title Pila:
https://remedium.itch.io/pila

English language translation for Let’s Go By Train! 64 on the N64:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2947/

English language translation for Southern Boy Papuwa: Ambition of Ganma on the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2946/

English language translation for Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1611/

English language translation for E.V.O: The Theory of Evolution on the PC98:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2830/

 

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