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:

Kickstarter for The Atari ST and The Creative People Volume 1:

Kickstarter for The Mastertronic Archives:

Kickstarter for The Way We Played: The Golden Age of Computer Games:

Kickstarter for the Nintendo Entertainment System: A Visual Compendium:

Watch documentary called From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years:

Download Warp Drive +3 for the Commodore 64:

Download Scare Bear for the Commodore 64:

Download a remake of Amstrad’s Oh Mummy for the PC.

More on RetroUSB AVS system:

More information on the Spectrum Next:

Download Good Night Kanga for the ZX Spectrum:

Download Bubble Frenzy for the ZX Spectrum:

Download Tourmaline for the ZX Spectrum:

Download Lamega for the ZX Spectrum:

Arcade title Popeye for the ZX Spectrum:

Unofficial remake of ZX Spectrum title Highway Encounter for Windows computers:

Unofficial remake of ZX Spectrum title Manic Miner for the Atari XL/XE:

Ralph 4 for the NES:

Pentagram for the Atari 8Bit:

Pentagram for the Commodore 64:

Ye Olde Pirate Collection for the Amiga CD32:

Kickstarter for Dreamcast title Xenocider:

Pre-order Head Over Heels for the MSX2:

Pre-order Xenon 2: Megablast for the Atari Jaguar:

The whole story of Happily Ever After for the NES:

Compilation of unreleased Amiga CD32 demos and titles:

Download Sibwing AGA:

Fan translation of Panel Ninja: Kesamaru for the Game Boy:

Fan translation of Snoopy’s Errand Adventure for the Game Boy:

Fan translation of Brave Fighter of the Sun: Fighbird GB for the Game Boy:

Fan translation of Final Fantasy 2 for the NES:

Fan translation of Shadow Brain for the NES:

Fan translation of Donald Duck and the Magical Hat for the SNES:

Fan translation of Kaettekita Mario Bros for the Family Computer Disk System:

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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


  1. Great round-up!

    The fantastic news is the NES Visual Compendium reached its target in 10 hours, and is already heading towards the stretch goals!

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