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:

Kickstarter for the Plug and Play Arkade system:

System Shock Kickstarter:

Professor Abrasive’s explanation of his cracking of the Sega Saturn:

8BitDo’s wireless controller receiver for the SNES:

Krikkz’s Everdrive GBA X5:

BitBitJam3 games:

Gubbdata demo competition entries, including Nothing but PETSCII:

Hover Raid Redux for the Commodore 64:

Fort Django for the Commodore 64:

Lawless Legends on the Apple 2:

Sqrxz for the Amiga ECS and OCS:

Yun for the NES:

Car Wars for the ZX Spectrum:!-Car-Wars-(Salvador-Cantero)

Vallation: Escape the Pirate Planet on the ZX Spectrum:

Raid over Moscow for the Amiga:

Palace of Magic for the Acorn Electron:

An updated version of Transball for the MSX:

Super Boss Gaiden for the SNES CD:

Remember the 80’s, a mixtape of tunes for the Amstrad CPC:

Buy Wind and Water Puzzle Battles for the Dreamcast:

Demo of Captain Rescue Reprisal for the ZX Spectrum:

Demo of Furtum Sacrum for the Amiga:

Demo of Cave Story for the Mega Drive:

Trailer for Motorman on the Commodore 64:

More on Golden Tail for the Amstrad CPC:

More on Brutal Doom 64:

More on the dicovered US iteration of the Disk Drive add on for the N64:

BT SNES cartridge discussed:

Play the unreleased Centre Court 2 for the Amiga:

Leaked art, details, and sprites for Indiana Jones and The Iron Phoenix:

Fan translation of Wizardy Gaiden 4: Throb of the Demon’s Heart for the SNES:

Fan translation of Wizardry Chronicle for PC:

Fan translation of Wai Wai World for the NES:

Fan translation of Wizardry Gaiden 2: Curse of the Ancient Emperor for the Game Boy:

Fan translation of Romancing Saga for the SNES:

Fan translation of The Legend of Zelda remake on the SNES’s Satellaview:


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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

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