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Retro Revisited

An enthusiastic retro gamer with a specific interest in ancient portables – which he looks at in his Handheld History series. He also rounds up the latest retro gaming news every month in the aptly titled ‘Retro News Round Up.’ You can follow him on Twitter at @ebtks

Retro News Round Up – December 2017

This month’s retro news round up includes the Christmas crunch, the return of a rabbit, and a monk simulator. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: Another World on Vinyl: https://store.anotherworld.fr/uk#/cart GameShell Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/954662076/gameshell-redefine-retro-game-console Amstrad CPC Game Creation Contest entries: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/cpcretrodev-2017-game-trailers-(29-games-presented)/msg151076/?topicseen#new…

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Retro News Round Up – November 2017

In this month’s Retro News Round Up there’s some hubbub about Hubbard, Armed sells for a disarming amount, and Killer Bees for the Commodore Amiga creates some buzz. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: Project Hubbard Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/c64audio/project-hubbard-official-rob-hubbard-kickstarter Mystery World…

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Retro News Round Up – August 2017

In this month’s Retro News Round Up a Game Boy Camera wielding photographer reaches for the stars, the Barcode Battler makes an unwelcome reappearance, and the Ataribox still remains an enigma. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: The GBE+ Barcode…

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Retro News Round Up – July 2017

In this month’s Retro News Round Up the SNES Classic is unveiled, Crash Bandicoot makes a triumphant return, and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus debacle rumbles on. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: Sonic the Hedgehog shoes: https://anippon.jp/item/detail?item_code=ASC3110&color_code=15 AtariBox…

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Retro News Round Up – June 2017

In this month’s Retro News Round Up another chapter is added to the Nintendo Playstation saga, Skool Daze returns, and a game where you play as a vengeful deer is rediscovered. Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: Modder Ben Heckendorn’s…

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Retro News Round Up – April 2017

In this month’s round up the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus debacle rumbles on, the Switch gets some Neo Geo action, and Hyperkin announce a new Game Boy related doo-dad. Follow Retro Revisited on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ebtks Like Retro Revisited on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RetroRevisited This episode’s links: More on the easter…

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Retro News Round Up – January 2017

In the first Retro News Round Up of 2017 Wolfenstein gets squished onto the Game Boy Color, Altered Beast might be coming to the silver screen, and Switch gets some Sunshine.

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This episode’s links:

Eurogamer story on GameCube support for the Switch:
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-07-sources-nintendo-switch-will-have-gamecube-virtual-console-support

The Japanese Twitter bot tweet that hints at a SNES Mini:
https://twitter.com/trademark_bot/status/812684770287173632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Sega arcade cabinets…in Lego form:
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/96810

More footage of Wolfenstein 3D on the GBC:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfMpG3RW_kU

Indiegogo for the RetroEngine Sigma:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/retroengine-sigma-mini-console-media-player-cool?mc_cid=fa9d190b3b&mc_eid=220504cf1a#/

BennVenn’s guide on how to add a backlight to your Game Boy Colour:
http://bennvenn.myshopify.com/pages/dmg-lcd-install-guide

Buy Pentagorat for the Commodore Vic 20:
https://www.thefuturewas8bit.com/shop/commodore/vic-20-games/pg-vic20.html

Buy Enemy 2 for the Amiga:
https://www.anachronia.ch/

Download In the Walls of Eryx on the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53818/new-game-in-the-walls-of-eryx

Download Cyber Mania on the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53806/cybermania-new-maze-action-game

Download Heroes Rescue for the ZX Spectrum:
http://defectodigital.wixsite.com/software/heroes-rescue

Download Crappy Crates on the ZX Spectrum:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1S2rESaCMrNeGgxQ0xnV2k0c1E/view

Download Pietro Bros on the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53860/new-game-pietro-bros-z88dk-nirvana

Download Stela 2 – The Secrets of Malfario on the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/miiv2n23nnffjqa/STELA_IIi.tap

Download Bergbert 3 – The Blue Knight for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=152052

Download The Bear Essentials on the Commodore 64:
http://pondsoft.uk/bear.html

Download The Darkness of Raven Wood for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron:
http://johnblythe5.wixsite.com/rucksackgames/ravenwood

Download Oh Mummy! on the Intellivision:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/259959-oh-mummy-for-intellivision/

Download Fairlight for the Atari XL and XE:
http://atarionline.pl/v01/index.php?subaction=showfull&id=1482765478&ucat=1&ct=nowinki

Download Chibi Akuma on the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/chibi-akuma(s)-out-now!/

Download Merry Christmas from Horace for the ZX Spectrum
http://stevebroad.apps-1and1.net/merry-christmas-from-horace

Download Zombo’s Christmas Capers on the ZX Spectrum
http://malcolmkirk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/the-unofficial-zombos-christmas-capers.html?m=1

Download an X-mas edition of Shotgun for the Commodore 64:
http://shotgun.drwuro.com/

Kickstarter for In the Line of Fire on the Dreamcast:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/620660310/in-the-line-of-fire

Kickstarter for Unknown Realm on the Commodore 64 and PC:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stirringdragongames/unknown-realm-an-8bit-rpg-for-pc-and-commodore-64

Kickstarter for NES title Dreamworld Pogie:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/dreamworld-pogie-a-new-old-game-by-the-oliver-twin?ref=user_menu

More footage of Akira on the Game Boy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9JwxAnGv2Q

Completed version of Yogi 3: Yog’s Big Clean Up for the Commodore 64:
http://www.gamesthatwerent.com/gtw64/yogis-clean-up/

Fan translation of Out Live for the PC Engine:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2814/

Fan translation of Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere on the Playstation:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2307/

Fan translation of Whales Voyage 2 for the Amiga:
https://mega.nz/#!ehMSxQwD!k_9WekYfEHTxXU7Ec_tTbN47f38P_D9ZBS0OdFnYQDE

Fan translation of Railroad Baron: Famicom Boardgame on the NES
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2825/

Fan translation of The Glory of Heracles IV: Gift from the Gods for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/823/

Fan translation of E.V.O – The Theory of Evolution on the PC-98:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2830/

Retro News Round Up – December 2016

In this month’s Retro News Round Up the NES Mini causes annoyance for many, F-Zero X speeds onto the Wii U, and a Kickstarter was launched for a Rayman album.

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This episode’s links:

Nintendo Everything’s translated interview with Shigeo Maruyama:
http://nintendoeverything.com/former-sony-exec-on-the-cancelled-snes-playstation-cd-rom-including-its-last-minute-death/

Kickstarter for the remastered album of the Rayman soundtrack:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/874738450/rayman-by-remi-the-collector-soundtrack-album

Failed Kickstarter for a remake of Amiga title First Samurai:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mevdinc/super-samurai-remake-of-amiga-retro-classic-first

Buy the NeoSD flash cartridge for the Neo Geo MVS:
https://www.neosdstore.com/shop/index.php?id_product=8&controller=product&id_lang=1

Order the Hyperkin Supaboy S:
http://www.funstockretro.co.uk/supaboy-s-portable-console

Benn Venn’s backlight for the Game Boy Colour:
https://www.facebook.com/BennVennElectronics/posts/1101153596664759

Kickstarter for new keys for your Amiga keyboard:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-compatible-keycaps-for-amiga-computers

8-Bit Xmas 2016 for the NES:
https://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=152

CPCRetroDev 2016 entries:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/(-cpcretrodev-2016-)-results-and-videos/

Magica for the Amstrad CPC:
https://www.usebox.net/jjm/magica/

Doomsday Lost Echoes for the Amstrad CPC:
https://doomsdayproductions.org/

Sir Ababol 2: The Ice Palace for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/sir-ababol-2-amstrad-cpc/

Snake Escape for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53735/new-game-snake-escape

Waiting for the Light on the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53610/new-game-waiting-for-the-light-by-kieran-coghlan

Lizard Willy on the MSX:
http://msxretrocomputing.com/2016/11/13/lizard-willy-msx-game/

Crazy Music for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=151722

Kickstarter for Tanglewood on the Mega Drive:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/63454976/tanglewood-an-original-game-for-the-sega-genesis-m

Play the demo of Thea Realms Fighter for the Atari Jaguar:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/258999-thea-realm-fighters-early-demo-pre-alpha/

Fan translation of Star Cruiser on the Mega Drive
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2776/

Fan translation of Flying Trooper X-SERD for the TurboGrafx:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2780/

Final Match Tennis on the PC Engine:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2778/

Fan translation of Last Armageddon for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2783/

Saiyuuki World on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2799/

Retro News Round Up – November 2016

In this month’s Retro News Round Up Rayman gains a few pounds, the Game Boy is given a lot of love, and an cult Xbox platformer makes an unexpected return.

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This episode’s links:

All the GBJam 5 entrants:
https://itch.io/jam/gbjam-5

Where to download Brutal Doom 64, and the creator’s Patreon:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/brutal-doom-64
https://www.patreon.com/sgtmarkiv

Where to buy Catacomb 3D for the Amiga and CD32:
http://www.ares-shop.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=83

The full video of the adapted Playmates Fun to Drive Dashboard:
https://www.facebook.com/gustav.lundin/videos/10153998642455983/

Stay updated on those super exciting Amiga 1200 cases:
https://www.a1200.net/

Where you can buy Sector 88 on the MSX2:
https://www.msx.org/news/software/en/space-rpg-sector-88-released

Where you can buy Flappy McFur for the Atari Jaguar:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/258180-flappy-mcfur-homebrew-now-available-to-order/

Where you can buy MSX shooter Code Name Intruder:
https://www.msx.org/forum/msx-talk/software/code-name-intruder-pre-order-launch

Where you can buy Adios A La Casta Episode 2 for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.4mhz.es/producto/preorder-adios-a-la-casta-episode-2-disco/

Download Harbinger Convergence for the ZX Spectrum:
https://cthoniangodkiller.wordpress.com/2016/10/05/harbinger-convergence/

Download Mysterious Dimensions for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53421/a-new-128k-platform-game-mysterious-dimensions

Download Crazy Kong City Episode One: Saving Helen Blond for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53530/crazy-kong-city-episode-one-saving-helen-blond-and-donkey-kong-jr

All the entrants of the Reset 4kb Coding Competition:
http://csdb.dk/event/?id=2483

Download Let’s Invade for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=151230

Download Russian Roulette on the NES
http://www.romhacking.net/homebrew/88/

Download Basic Championship Wrestling on the NES
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qvlojxbszvyefq/bcw_final.nes?dl=0

Download Space Hawks on the Master System:
http://www.smspower.org/forums/16341-DevkitSMSCompetition2016SpaceHawksByKanedaFr

Download Towering Inferno for the Intellivision:
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7301.0

Indie Go Go page for Boss on the Atari 2600:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boss-a-brand-new-atari-2600-game#/

More information on the next wave of titles from Piko Interactive:
https://pikointeractive.com/blog/second-wave-of-games-ready-for-pre-order/

More information on that Mega Drive remake of JetPak:
http://devster.proboards.com/thread/1205/spiritual-succesor-jetpac

More information on the upcoming Cat Quest for the Atari 2600:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/257618-cat-quest-2600-wip/

More information on Pac man Eat n Run for the Atari 2600:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/257359-pac-man-ean-n-run/

Michel Ancel’s Instragram account, which has images and a vide of the unreleased version of Rayman for the SNES:
https://www.instagram.com/michelancel/

Kickstarter for Socks the Cat on the SNES:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/481884736/socks-the-cat-the-video-game-based-on-the-clintons

Download the build of Commodore 64 title Red Baron 3000 Preview:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=150887

Download the build of Commodore 64 title Charlie Chaplin:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=150902

Fan translation of Policenauts for the Sega Saturn:
http://policenauts.net/english/patches.html

Fan translation of Bomberman 64 on the N64:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2755/

Fan translation of Chameleon Twist for the N64:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2767/

Fan translation of The Wild Rings on the Xbox:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2673/

Fan translation of Rushing Beat for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2739/

Fan translation of Vixen 357 on the Mega Drive:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2738/

Fan translation of Delinquent Girl Detective 3 for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2756/

Fan translation of Musashi no Bōken on the NES:
http://aishsha.blogspot.co.uk/2016/10/musashi-comes-forth-well-junior.html

Fan translation of the Adventures of Winnie the Pooh for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53559/new-old-game-the-adventures-of-winnie-the-pooh-english-version

The best Scooby-Doo game ever made?

It’s Halloween, so here’s a video on truly terrifying and unexpected prospect – a good Scooby-Doo game?!

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Retro News Round Up – October 2016

This month’s Retro News Round Up sees the next chapter in the US 64DD saga, Doom AI, and a new title for the Vectrex.

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This episode’s links:

More on the recent US 64DD discovery:
https://www.64dd.org/

More pictures of that 64DD-alike for the US N64:
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/unreleased-nintendo-64-add-on-64dd-replacement.63022/

Good Nintentions book:
http://www.goodnintentions.com/

Pre-order the Little Book of ZX Spectrum Games:
https://www.fusionretrobooks.com/products/the-little-book-of-zx-spectrum-games-pre-order

More on VizDoom:
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/282032/Facebook_Intel_come_out_on_top_at_AIonly_Doom_deathmatch_battle_royale.php

Trailer for the PC remake of the original Wonder Boy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Hv0LYQ90-0

More on the new key caps project for the Amiga:
https://www.a1200.net/new-compatible-key-caps/

ZX Vega+ Indie GoGo page:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sinclair-zx-spectrum-vega-plus-console-games#/

Buy Big Blue for the Vectrex:
http://www.vectorrepublic.co.uk/

Order Defence on the Amstrad CPC:
http://cpc.scifinet.org/

Demons of Dex for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/index.php?id=150286

Snake Bird on the Game Boy:
https://fb1.itch.io/snakebirdgb

Retroid for the Game Boy:
https://retroidgameboy.wordpress.com/

Chunk Zone on the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53338/chunk-zone#latest

Strange Kitchen for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53352/new-game-strange-kitchen-boriel-version#latest

Kickstarter for Henshin Engine the Game on the PC Engine:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sarumaru/henshin-engine-the-game-pc-engine-tg-16-pc-steam

Pre-order Defender of the Crown for the ZX Spectrum:
http://retro.cinemaware.com/product/defender-of-the-crown-zx-spectrum/

Pre-order Xenocider for the Dreamcast:
http://retrosumus.com/shop/

Demo of Sally’s Garden on the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=150334

Demo of Air Apparent for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53279/new-game-air-apparent#latest

Demo of Bridge Strike on the Amiga:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=84270

Demo of Blazing Guns for the Amiga
http://gryretro.com/blazing-guns/

Demo of Return to Genesis on the Mega Drive:
https://gitlab.com/_Z_TEAM/Return_to_Genesis/tree/master

Footage of the unreleased Expansion Royale for the PS2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs7YAC8pG84

Footage of the unreleased Rev Limit on the N64:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjet-4S0gAI

More on the unreleased Warcraft Adventures – Lord of the Clans for the PC:
http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/30343/Warcraft+Adventures+-+Lord+of+the+Clans.html

Download a build of the unreleased Shadow Hawk for the SNES:
http://www.snescentral.com/article.php?id=1095

Download a build of the Carrier-Bourne: Fighter Simulation&D for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=150399

Fan translation of F1 Circus on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2724/

Fan translation of Family Trainer Jogging Race for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2725/

Fan translation of Family Trainer: Totsugeki! Fuuun Takeshi Jou on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2731/

Fan translation on Star Cruiser for the Mega Drive:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,22363.msg317132.htm

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

Retro News Round Up – September 2016

This month’s Retro News Round Up sees the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus project run into a spot of bother, a camera-em-up, and Goldeneye reborn. For England James? No, for XBLA.

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This episode’s links:

Kickstarter for the Amstrad CPC fanzine:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/803660556/colour-personal-computing-the-amstrad-cpc-fanzine

SplitWolf 1.0:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/splitwolf/news/splitwolf-10-released-2-player-coop-wolfenstein3d

A Game Boy flying a drone. Keep watching the skies…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoLxrchwSpo

Monster boy and The Cursed Kingdom Gamescom trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ6DYSf5VNE

Uper Grafx add-on for the PC Engine:
http://www.upergrafx.com/home?lng=en&phpv=2

Pre-order the AVS:
http://www.retrousb.com/

Maze of the Mummy on the C64:
https://psytronik.itch.io/maze-of-the-mummy-c64

Akalabeth World of Doom on the Apple 2:
https://archeogaming.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/akalabeth-world-of-doom-for-commodore-64.html

Bubbo World on the MSX:
http://ni.x0.com/msx/bubbo_w_2.html

Trun for the MSX:
http://trun.vgsource.net/

Super Robin on the CD32:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=83756

Golden Tail for the Amstrad CPC:
https://www.usebox.net/jjm/golden-tail/

Heroes Rescue on the Amstrad CPC:
http://defectodigital.wixsite.com/software#!heroes-rescue/yx2q7

Sam Mallard – The Case of the Missing Swan for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53201/new-game-sam-mallard-the-case-of-the-missing-swan#latest

Angry Birds Opposition on the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53063/angry-birds-opposition#latest

Manic Mower: 24th Anniversary Edition for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/53134/manic-mower-24th-anniversary-edition#latest

All the entrants of the DizzyAge competition:
http://www.yolkfolk.com/dizzyage/competition.php

More on Shadow Warrior for the Amiga:
http://www.indieretronews.com/2016/08/shadow-warrior-ms-dos-fps-making-its.html

More footage of Spaceman Splorf : Planet of Doom on the Atari VCS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCsrAk-R2LE

Download the play test version of Papi Commando Tennis IX for the Mega Drive:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108143465/PTennis.bin

Go Sub available to pre-order for the Intellivision:
http://www.2600connection.com/features/gosubi/features_gosubi.html

Demo of Tanglewood on the Mega Drive:
http://www.retrovideogamer.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7051.0

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

More on The Phantom: Ghost Who Walks and Mandrake the Magician: Shadow of the Vehme on the GBA, and how you can download them:
http://www.chroniclechamber.com/single-post/2016/08/11/EXCLUSIVE—The-Lost-Phantom-Mandrake-Video-Games-Discovered

Download Infinity for the Game Boy Colour:
http://affinix.com/downloads.html

Footage of all those unreleased Famicom and PC Engine titles I talked about:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt3fNd8xfcY0OsUtR3BCUDQ

All that XBLA Goldeneye footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRRuhviJGMQ

Download the unreleased prototype of Game Gear platformer Cave Dude:
http://www.smspower.org/forums/16231-SkyFighterSMSKRCaveDudeGGProtoActionFighterCaptainSilverProtos

Fan translation of Dahna: Goddess’s Birth for the Mega Drive:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2713/

Fan translation of Sailor Moon Super S: Floating Panic on the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2697/

Fan translation of Hyper Iria for the SNES
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2665/

Fan translation of Bionic Commando on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2031/

Fan translation of Jesus: Tale for the Dreadful Bio-Monster
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1043/

Fan translation of Final Fantasy 3 on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2701/

Fan translation of Lunatic Dawn – Book of Futures for the PC:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2585/

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

Fan translation of BS-X: The Town Whose Name Was Stolen for the Satellaview:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1791/

Fan translation of Return of the Mario Bros on the Famicom Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2653/

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

 

Retro News Round Up – July 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes an attempt to revive System Shock, Déjà Vu on desktop, and the return of the snail from Snail Maze. Oh and Déjà Vu on desktop.

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This episode’s links:

Kickstarter for the System Shock remaster:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1598858095/system-shock

Kickstarter for The story of the Commodore Amiga in pixels book:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/the-story-of-the-commodore-amiga-in-pixels

Kickstarter for The Complete SNES Collector’s Book and Guide:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thesubcon3/the-complete-snes-collectors-book-and-ultimate-gui

Kickstarter for Easy To Learn, Hard to Master – The Fate of Atari:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1744798558/easy-to-learn-hard-to-master-the-fate-of-atari

Kickstarter is From Bedrooms to Billions, The Playstation Revolution:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1195082866/from-bedrooms-to-billions-the-playstation-revoluti

Amstrad CPC megademo:
http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=67656

More on the remake of Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap:
http://www.thedragonstrap.com/

Kickstarter for new Amiga 1200 cases:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/a1200housing/new-amiga-1200-cases-made-from-new-molds/

Kickstarter for new Amiga 1200 cases on the Indie Retro News website:
http://www.indieretronews.com/2016/06/new-amiga-1200-cases-exclusive-new-look.html

Apocalypse 2 for the SNES:
https://www.pikointeractive.com/store.html#!/Apocalypse-II-SNES/p/43673357/category=14008398

The Legends of Owlia for the NES:
http://www.infiniteneslives.com/owlia.php

Quod Init Exit IIm for the C64:
http://www.retream.com/QUOD_INIT_EXIT_IIm/

Desktop versions of the C64’s Uninvited and Deja Vu:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=148695

Blocky Skies for the Amiga:
http://blockyskies.com/

Double Bubble for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52830/new-game-double-bubble#latest

Uwol Quest For Money for the MSX2:
http://imanok.msxblue.com/games.html

Swabby for the Sega Game Gear:
http://www.smspower.org/Homebrew/Swabby-GG

Football Fever for the Amiga CD32:
https://cd32covers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/unofficial-cd32-release-football-fever.html

Unofficial port of Gunfright for the Atari 8bit:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/253681-new-game-wip-gunfright/

The improved version of The Dark for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.olegorigin.org/the_dark.html

More on Rocket Man (not Boy!) on the Game Boy:
http://imanoleasgames.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/rocket-man-demo.html

The new trailer for Neo Geo title Kraut Buster:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzAGkLOJ-No

More on Projekt Lila for the Amiga:
https://www.facebook.com/indiegoretro/videos/1335487976496275/

More on Projekt AlarCity for the Amiga:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4irl8Aw3XM

The teaser video for Adios A La Casta Episode 2 for the Amstrad CPC:
http://www.4mhz.es/2016/06/21/adios-a-la-casta-episode-2/

Prototype version of Ecco 2, Sentinels of the Universe for the Dreamcast:
http://hiddenpalace.org/Ecco_II_Sentinels_of_the_Universe_(Feb_19,_2001_prototype)

Fan translation for Magical Vacation on GBA:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2662/

Fan translation for Sanrio Carnival on the NES
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2659/

Fan translation for Hyper Iria on the SNES
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2665/

Fan translation for Mega Man & Bass: Challenger from the Future on the Wonderswan:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2660/

Retro News Round Up – June 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes an attempt to revive the Virtual Boy, a stunning remake of Shadow of the Beast, and a Snow White game being rescued from the evil clutches of obscurity.

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This episode’s links:

Emulate the Virtual Boy through the use of a Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard headset:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/4ibw0b/emulating_virtual_boy_in_3d_on_gear_vrgoogle

Kickstarter for The Atari ST and The Creative People Volume 1:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/901494542/the-atari-st-and-the-creative-people-rise-of-the-d

Kickstarter for The Mastertronic Archives:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/15723376/the-mastertronic-archives

Kickstarter for The Way We Played: The Golden Age of Computer Games:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/769422597/the-way-we-played-the-golden-age-of-computer-games/description

Kickstarter for the Nintendo Entertainment System: A Visual Compendium:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/nintendo-entertainment-system-famicom-a-visual-com?ref=hero_thanks

Watch documentary called From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years:
http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com/

Download Warp Drive +3 for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=148181

Download Scare Bear for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=148243

Download a remake of Amstrad’s Oh Mummy for the PC.
http://pjsfreeware.synthasite.com/downloads-2.php

More on RetroUSB AVS system:
https://www.facebook.com/retroUSB/photos/pcb.1113069448772457/1113069278772474/?type=3&theater

More information on the Spectrum Next:
http://www.specnext.com/?ref=28qyg4x97q5l986ut62e5n5fw&lrRef=IwC6H

Download Good Night Kanga for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/72jccb91knwqf6x/AADKMHsfk7hrmBejgzP_sy3fa?dl=0

Download Bubble Frenzy for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52688/new-game-bubble-frenzy

Download Tourmaline for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52724/new-game-tourmaline

Download Lamega for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52545/

Arcade title Popeye for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52687/new-game-popeye

Unofficial remake of ZX Spectrum title Highway Encounter for Windows computers:
http://www.langfordproductions.com/encounterbear.html

Unofficial remake of ZX Spectrum title Manic Miner for the Atari XL/XE:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/252067-manic-miner-released/

Ralph 4 for the NES:
http://pdroms.de/files/nintendoentertainmentsystem/ralph-4

Pentagram for the Atari 8Bit:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/252145-new-game-released-pentagram/

Pentagram for the Commodore 64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=148070

Ye Olde Pirate Collection for the Amiga CD32:
http://cd32covers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/unofficial-cd32-release-ye-olde-pirate.html

Kickstarter for Dreamcast title Xenocider:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/retrosumus/xenocider-a-3d-shooter-for-pc-mac-linux-dreamcast

Pre-order Head Over Heels for the MSX2:
https://www.msx.org/news/software/en/head-over-hells-msx2-remake-finished

Pre-order Xenon 2: Megablast for the Atari Jaguar:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/253093-xenon-2megablast-how-to-order-your-copy/

The whole story of Happily Ever After for the NES:
http://www.nintendoplayer.com/unreleased/happily-ever-after/

Compilation of unreleased Amiga CD32 demos and titles:
http://cd32covers.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/unofficial-cd32-release-unreleased.html

Download Sibwing AGA:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1090745#post1090745

Fan translation of Panel Ninja: Kesamaru for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2634/

Fan translation of Snoopy’s Errand Adventure for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2643/

Fan translation of Brave Fighter of the Sun: Fighbird GB for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2654/

Fan translation of Final Fantasy 2 for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2656/

Fan translation of Shadow Brain for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2631/

Fan translation of Donald Duck and the Magical Hat for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2655/

Fan translation of Kaettekita Mario Bros for the Family Computer Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2653/

Retro News Round Up – May 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes a handheld Commodore 64, a shiny remake of Ratchet & Clank, and a brand new section dedicated to titles long thought lost.

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This episode’s links:

IndieGoGo for THE 64:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-64-computer-and-handheld-console#/

Kickstarter for the Nintendo 64 Anthology:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2099439603/nintendo-64-anthology-the-ultimate-book

Kickstarter for Box Art – A Gaming Documentary:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pyreusa/box-art-a-gaming-documentary

Kickstarter for a documentary on Earthbound Beginnings and the unreleased game market:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168741079/mother-to-earth-a-documentary-about-earthbound-beg

Kickstarter for a documentary on composer Dave Lowe:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1622105729/uncle-art-the-film

More on the Retro Receiver:
http://www.analogue.co/pages/8bitdo-x-analogue

More on the WSC Wonderdog V3:
http://www.gamebank-web.com/product/176

More info on the Starforce Neo:
https://starforcepi.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/the-starforce-neo-a-neo-geo-mini-videogame-system/

Coleco Chameleon Creator Mike Kennedy’s account of events surrounding the ill-fated console:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/247145-coleco-chameleon-hardware-speculations/page-315#entry3484040

All the games from this year’s SMS Power coding competition:
http://www.smspower.org/forums/f9-Competitions

All the games from this year’s RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition:
http://www.rgcd.co.uk/2016/04/rgcd-c64-cartridge-development.html

Super Monaco GP +6FG on the C64:
http://csdb.dk/release/?id=147166

Husband Chores for the ZX Spectrum:
http://sebastianmihai.com/main.php?t=130&n=ZX-Spectrum-development-Husband-Chores-in-Z80-assembly-language

Invasive Species for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52411/new-game-invasive-species

Lupo Alberto for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52433/a-very-small-game-about-lupo-alberto

Deep Core Raider for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.thespectrumshow.co.uk/DCR.aspx

Mr Vintik for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/discussion/52490/new-game-mr-vintik

Bomb on Basic City for the Mega Drive:
https://atariage.com/forums/topic/251258-new-homebrew-genesis-game-bomb-on-basic-city/

Oubilette for the Amiga:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?p=1084170#post1084170

The Beavis and Butthead arcade game at the Galloping Ghost Arcade:
https://www.facebook.com/GallopingGhostArcade/posts/1014268585288868

More on the unnamed Neo Geo fighting game:
http://www.neo-geo.com/forums/showthread.php?265573-Lost-Neo-Geo-Prototype-FOUND-REVEALED-amp-RELEASED&src=rc&lng=eng

Fan translation for SNES platformer The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2624/

Retro News Round Up – April 2016

This month’s Retro News Round Up includes another nail being put into the coffin of the Coleco Chameleon, the possible discovery of an emulator for the SNES-CD, and a load of classic games being bought to the 3DS.

This episode’s links:

More on the SNES CD discovery:
http://www.retrocollect.com/News/unreleased-super-nintendo-cd-nintendo-playstation-boot-rom-discovered.html
http://problemkaputt.de/magicflr.htm

The box of copies of Stadium Events for the NES:
http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?StartRow=1&catid=5&threadid=159716

Retro Protect manual sleeves:
http://www.retroprotect.co.uk/

More on those anti-aliasing hacks for N64 games:
http://n64.poregon.com/shared/
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/is-it-possible-to-disable-anti-aliasing-in-n64-games-via-gameshark-cheats.59916/

Download Spaceman Splorf: Planet of Doom for the Commodore 64:
http://pondsoft.uk/

Download GB Mines for the Game Boy:
https://github.com/rotmoset/gb-mines/releases

Download Virtua Worm for the Mega Drive:
http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?31123-Virtua-Worm-for-SEGA-Genesis

Download Wing Warriors for the MSX:
http://www.msxblog.es/msxdev15-first-entry-wing-warriors/

Buy a copy of Germ Squashers for the NES:
https://8bitevolution.com/shop/games/germ-squashers-special-edition-1100/

Buy Chief Chef for the Odyssey 2:
http://www.2600connection.com/features/chief_chef/features_chief_chef.html

Download the APK of a HD remake of Salamander for Android devices:
https://twitter.com/shmupemall/status/684434910896123906

English translation for Amagon for NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2597/

English translation for Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone for NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2596/

English translation for Rainbow Silkroad for NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2594/

English translation for Perman: Return the Space Saucer for NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2588/

English translation for The Trolls in Crazyland for NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2598/

English translation for Super Connard for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2592/

Retro News Round Up – March 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes ports of the original Pokémon, Duck Hunt on the Oculus Rift, and a version of Pong for the Apple Watch.

This episode’s links:

More of Duck Hunt on the Oculus Rift:
http://rly.sexy/duck-hunt-vr-postmortem-global-game-jam-2016/

More on the Sega Sonic Bros find:
http://shoutime.tumblr.com/post/138666888103/sega-sonic-bros-ac-its-the-megaton

KickStarter page for The Nintendo NES Compendium:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1222691573/the-nintendo-nes-compendium-reviews-for-every-nes

IndieGoGo page for the Vega+:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sinclair-zx-spectrum-vega-plus-console#/

More on the FDSEmu:
http://fdsemu.com/

Enkko’s KickStarter offering replacement parts for the N64 controller:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1483354489/enkko-repairing-the-n64-controller

Download Castaway for the ZX Spectrum:
https://www.usebox.net/jjm/castaway/

Download Fatal Smarties for the Mega Drive:
http://globalgamejam.org/2016/games/fatal-smarties

Kickstarter for Super Russian Roulette on the NES:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/batslyadams/super-russian-roulette-a-new-party-game-for-the-ne

Download the SNES version of Lobo:
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/lobo-snes.59989/?utm=rc&lng=eng

Fan translation of Parasol Henbee for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2582/

Fan translation of Kiteretsu Encyclopedia for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2581/

Fan translation of Kamen no Ninja: Akakage for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2589/

Fan translation of Perman: Return the Saucer! For the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2588/

Fan translation of Super Aleste for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2564/

Fan translation of I Love Golf!: Out of Bounds Club for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2583/

Fan translation of Dragon Ball Z: Legend of the Super Saiyan for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/326/

Fan translation of Dual Orb 2 for the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/345/

Retro News Round Up – February 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes Jon Romero’s new level of Doom, a Sensible Soccer World Cup, and the return of a Game Boy Advance cult classic.

This episode’s links:

Kickstarter for the new edition of Commodore 64: A Visual Commpendium:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2146199819/commodore-64-a-visual-commpendium-second-edition

More footage of the cancelled Game Boy Colour version of Jet force Gemini:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZmb58rw3Cg

Details for The Sensible World of Soccer World Cup 2016:
http://www.sensiblesoccer.de/forum/index.php?topic=26154.0

Jon Romero’s new level of Doom:
https://twitter.com/romero/status/688054778790834176

New video about the GC Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj-yohDS6hY

Dexter’s SD card powered replacements for Laserdisc drives:
http://www.laserdisc-replacement.com/

Magic Girl on the Mega Drive:
http://www.magicgirlgame.com/

Cascade on the Mega Drive:
http://www.playcascade.com/

Leona’s Tricky Adventure on the Dreamcast:
http://www.trickyleona.com/

Download the ROM for Little Knight Arthur for the Commodore 64:
http://www.pasisbitstuff.net/#!Digital-80’s-IV-Little-Knight-Arthurs-Awesome-Anniversary-and-Publishing-Day/c5jt/56969c900cf2e099256d8bc1

Download the ROM for Ferox for the Sega Saturn:
http://www.sega-saturn.net/games/ferox.php

Download the ROM for Wing Force:
http://www.lucaelia.com/mame.php/2016/Saving-Wing-Force

More footage of the unofficial Mega Drive port of Gradius 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOAvW2K87-4

Fan translation for Bomberman Wars on the Playstation:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2561/

Fan translation for Taiyou no Yuusha: Fighbird on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2563/

Fan translation for Demon Child Zenki: Battle Raiden on the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2570/

Fan translation for Dragon Force II: Kamisarishi Daichi ni on the Sega Saturn:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1622/

Retro News Round Up – January 2016

This month’s retro gaming round up includes Project Dream, PaRappa the Rapper, and a WipEout remix album.

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This episode’s links:

The complete Project Dream story:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w72kj20YNA0

More footage of Jon Romero’s port of Super Mario Bros 3:
https://vimeo.com/148909578

Pre-order WipEout remix album:
http://www.coldstorage.org.uk/chillout/

More information about those Contra action figures:
http://necaonline.com/54536/products/toys/action-figures/contra-7-scale-action-figures-bill-and-lance-2-pack?utm=rc&view=figures

Double Fine Productions talk at the Playstation Experience:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B5d4LU1pCU

More gameplay footage of Final Fantasy 7 remake:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3sBZ5Nr4hc

Retro Freak website, which has more information on the upcoming new adapter:
http://www.cybergadget.co.jp/retrofreak/

Video of the latest progress made with the GBA EverDrive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ceViwfDhYk

Buy Life of Mars on the MSX 2 computers:
http://www.msx.org/news/software/en/life-mars-kai-magazine-released

Download Waimanu Scary Monsters Saga:
http://disjointedstudio.blogspot.fr/2015/11/yes-we-did-it-again.html

The Gizzle Wap and the Strange Red Tree for the Atari 2600:
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/233975-the-gizzle-wap-and-the-strange-red-tree-final-version/

Download Ghosts ‘n Demons:
http://gamejolt.com/games/ghosts-n-demons/105882

Download Star Raiders II ROM:
https://archive.org/details/StarRaidersII_Wilmunder

Download the Resident Evil 2 demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?rc&v=i3JeTpgqX1Y

Trailer of Mega Cheril Perils for the Mega Drive:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NA4klqsYS4

Demo of Duke Nukem for the Master System:
http://www.cartmodding-sega8bit.com/dukenukem/

Fan translation of Ayako Okamoto Match Play Golf: Ko Olina Golf Club in Hawaii on the SNES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2540/

Fan translation of Ginga Denshou: Galaxy Odyssey on the Famicom Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2546/

Fan translation of SD Keiji Blader on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1715/

Fan translation of Battle Storm on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2497/

Why the best Christmas games don’t star Santa

So what ingredients are needed to create a great Christmas game? I investigate by looking at licensed title Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause on the Game Boy Advance.

Please note I had a cold while making this hence the overly nasal tone (even for me!) of the voiceover.

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Retro News Round Up – December 2015

This month’s retro gaming round up contains Toki Tori, the Nintendo Playstation, Sky Skipper, and a duck wearing a bowtie.

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This episode’s links:

More footage and images of the ‘Nintendo Playstation’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9ThTxiqx30
http://www.hkgolden.com/articles/article.aspx?id=20279&catid=33

More footage of Sky Skipper:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=wxeCnssDRpE

Kickstarter for Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/560468638/nintendo-nes-library-guide-and-review-book-of-750/description

Order Legends of Localisation’s book on is The Legend of Zelda for the NES:
http://www.fangamer.com/products/legends-of-localization-zelda-book

More footage of Twelve Tales Conker 64 for the N64:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnvVbdEs7c

More information on GC Video for the GameCube:
http://www.videogameperfection.com/2015/11/16/hdmi-lands-gamecube/

More information on the PSIO for the Playstation:
http://ps-io.com/index.html

Download Star Chaser for the Mega Drive:
http://gendev.spritesmind.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2132

Blaze for the Commodore Amiga:
https://keithbugeja.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/a-trip-down-video-game-memory-lane/?utf=rc&date=131115

Download demo of Sonic Team Racing for the Mega Drive:
http://gendev.spritesmind.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1959&start=30#p27666

Buy (or not) Magnavox Odyssey title Odball:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191733053044?rmvSB=true

Download Gunman Clive for the Game Boy:
http://www.gunmanclive.com/gameboy/

More information on Tanglewood for the Mega Drive:
http://bigevilcorporation.co.uk/2015/11/09/introducing-tanglewood-an-original-title-for-the-sega-mega-drive/

Fan translation of Onyanko Town for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2522/

Fan translation of Double Moon Densetsu for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2336/

Fan translation of Gekitotsu Yonku Battle for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2517/

Fan translation of Taito Chase H.Q. for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2516/

Fan translation of Atlantis no Nazo for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2526/

Fan translation of Wui Shi Hun for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2524/

Fan translation of Tsuri Kichi Sanpei – Blue Marlin Hen for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2533/

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

Why Wonderland and games are the perfect match

It’s 150 years to this very day that the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was first published – so to celebrate the occasion I thought I’d look at how and why the world of Wonderland works so well when used in games.

I’ve managed to get a hold of the developers behind a couple of Alice in Wonderland titles to give me their thoughts on this topic too.

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Retro News Round Up – November 2015

This month’s retro gaming news round up contains Dizzy, Dangerous Dave, Doctor Who on the NES, and a way to get your Dreamcast back online.

This episode’s links:

Back the Kickstarter for the book ‘The Story of the Oliver Twins’:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/47744432/the-story-of-the-oliver-twins

Download the unreleased NES title Wonderland Dizzy:
http://wonderlanddizzy.com/

More on the unreleased N64 platformer Freak Boy:
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/a-playable-proto-of-the-cancelled-freak-boy-n64-has-been-found-at-a-carboot-sale.58660/

Order the Retro Freak on Play Asia:
http://www.play-asia.com/retro-freak-premium/13/708vvv

More on the widescreen hack for the Dreamcast on the Assembler Games forum:
http://assemblergames.com/l/threads/widescreen-hacks.58620/

More details on the DreamPi software for the Dreamcast:
http://blog.kazade.co.uk/p/dreampi.html

Fruit’Y on the Dreamcast:
https://www.dragonbox.de/en/343-fruity-dreamcast-homebrew.html

Moggy Master on the Master System:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/moggy-master/

Doctor Who for the NES:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/246362294/doctor-who?ref=shop_home_active_1&ulsfg=true

Prototype port of Putty Squad for the Mega Drive:
http://www.sega-16.com/forum/showthread.php?30456-Putty-Squad-for-Mega-Drive-has-been-dumped

Dreamcast Junkyard footage of the cancelled Dreamcast port of Colin McRae Rally 2.0:
http://www.thedreamcastjunkyard.co.uk/2015/10/colin-mcrae-rally-20-revealed.html

Fan translation of Family Tennis NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2467/

Fan translation of Musashi no Ken: Training Days on NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2492/

Fan translation of Battle Storm on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2497/

Fan translation of Super Star Force: Secrets of the Space-Time Almanac on the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2499/

Fan translation of PS2 port of Phantasy Star Generation 2:
http://pscave.com/psg2/download/

Fan translation of Zoids Legends on Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2488/

Fan translation of Virtual Fishing on Virtual Boy:
http://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=6276&forum=2

Fan translation of 19: Neunzehn on the Famicom Disk System:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2490/