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/

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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

3 Comments

  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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