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:

Kickstarter for the ZX Spectrum Next:

Kickstarter for the SID Waves Commodore 64 vinyl:

Indiegogo for documentary Goldenera on the N64’s Goldeneye:

The CRPG Book:

Remake of the Atari 2600 version of Space Invaders for the PC:

More information on BennVenn’s GBA-VGA Converter:

Astro Force for the Master System:

Mecha-8 for the Master System:

Code Zero for the ZX Spectrum:

The Big Javi’s Adventure for the ZX Spectrum:

Dead Space for the ZX Spectrum:

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy for the ZX Spectrum:

Wolfcastle McBain for the ZX Spectrum:

Space Trip 2086 for the Commodore 64:

Dark Destroyer 2117 for the Commodore 64:

VVVVVV for the Commodore 64:

Gunfright for the Commodore 64, 128, and Plus4:

No Touchy for the Atari 2600:

Robin’s Roundabouts for the Atari 2600:

Gyruss for the MSX:

Castle Defender on the BBC Micro:

Pentonimo for the Amstrad CPC, Plus, and GX4000:

Fan made Sonic title Time Twisted for the PC:

Check out a load of Mac titles recently uploaded to The Internet Archive:

Buy Escape 2042 for the Mega Drive, Dreamcast, or Game Boy:

IndieGoGo for re-releases of SNES titles Iron Commando and Legend:

Play unreleased NES title Mystery World Dizzy:

Play unreleased ZX Spectrum title Globus:

Play unreleased MS-DOS title Pila:

English language translation for Let’s Go By Train! 64 on the N64:

English language translation for Southern Boy Papuwa: Ambition of Ganma on the Game Boy:

English language translation for Minelvaton Saga: Ragon no Fukkatsu on the NES:

English language translation for E.V.O: The Theory of Evolution on the PC98:


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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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