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  • News Mega Drive 'Limited Edition' Console Heading to Brazil in 2017

    22 games pre-installed, supports original cartridges

    Making old systems new again is a bit of a trend at the moment, with the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe) being just one example that's due in stores soon. Different markets cater to different needs, bringing up...

  • News Sega Bringing New Ghost Squad To Arcades, May Also Be Rebooting Daytona USA

    Let's go away!

    Once upon a time the local arcade was the only place to get your cutting-edge gaming fix. Back in the '80s and '90s coin-op tech was way ahead of what was available in the home and companies like Sega, Capcom and SNK all put plenty of resource into creating coin-guzzling smash-hits. Fast forward to today and arcades are all but dead,...

  • Video Get In The Halloween Spirit With The Complete History Of Splatterhouse

    Rickrolled

    Namco took quite a gamble when it released Splatterhouse in arcades in 1988. The company's previous titles had been cartoon-like and appealing to all ages, but this side-scrolling action title took inspiration from Hollywood slasher and horror movies, turning up the gore level and providing an experience which wasn't really suitable for...

  • News Nintendo Of America Shows Off Its Unreleased Sky Skipper Arcade Cabinet

    Hidden away in the vaults

    We recently covered the launch of the Sky Skipper Project, which is an ambitious project by three retro enthusiasts - Whitney Roberts, Olly Cotton and Alex Crowley - to unveil a fully restored arcade cabinet of the game in 2017. Sky Skipper was one of a number of arcades planned to arrive after the success of Donkey Kong...

  • Video Nintendo Minute Goes Retro With a Look at the Mini NES

    Or Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition...

    The Mini NES isn't far away, and could be a popular gift in the Holiday season. Pre-orders have been limited and relatively tough to come by in Europe, while in North America it seems the strategy for most stores will be to have them in-store only, which could prompt a bit of a rush on 11th...

  • Feature NES Mini Classics - Dr. Mario

    Just what we ordered

    With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), we're going to provide short profiles of all 30 games included on the system. This time around we look at Dr. Mario. In the titles we've covered so far in this series, the...

  • Book Review The Bitmap Brothers: Universe

    "Black leather jacket, black jeans, and a white T-shirt"

    Despite the video gaming world's obsession with offering "cool" experiences such as shooting bad guys, driving fast cars and slaying monstrous dragons, the hobby had a very unfashionable reputation with the mainstream media prior to the start of the '90s. Gamers were seen as spotty, socially...