YesterdayFri, 17th Nov 2017
A second chance
Did you miss your chance to pick up a SNES Classic Edition the first time around? You had to be quick on the pre-orders as they sold out almost immediately and mostly ended up on a certain well known auction site, but such is life. Thankfully, Nintendo of America has promised that more stock of the Super NES Classic (and indeed the...
Tuesday14th Nov 2017
Modular console is coming to Kickstarter
Every now and then a cool Kickstarter campaign comes along which catches our attention, and GameShell certainly fits into that category. On the surface it looks like a humble Nintendo Game Boy, but this modular system has the potential to be a really interesting entry in the handheld arena. While the...
Monday13th Nov 2017
Shmups! We love them and we are not shy to admit it.The Super Nintendo always fell short to the lush number of shmup offerings present on the PC Engine, Mega Drive and even the NES / Famicom. Yet whisper Axelay in the wind and a wave of awe will overcome everyone. However, today's news is in regard to another classic Konami shmup, the early...
Sunday12th Nov 2017
Ink in, ink out, scratch head, restart level
It is quite amazing to see the number of Super Famicom exclusives that not only would have probably done well in the West if released during the console's peak years, but also still mix it up with current generation offerings. For your consideration, Sutte Hakkun (gesundheit) by Nintendo and the very...
Friday10th Nov 2017
"Cool things have been happening within the sphere of video game music"
While video game music has always had its fans, the appreciation for game soundtracks and the people who create them has arguably never been higher. Part of this is due to the incredible nostalgia attached to some of gaming's most iconic tunes, but it's also because video game...
"We recognise that our consumers love all of this great legacy content"
The NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini have been enormous successes for Nintendo, and have opened up another valuable revenue stream for the firm in what has been a bumper period for profits. Given that the first two "Classic Edition" systems followed quickly after one...
Thursday9th Nov 2017
Thanks to Hamster
Japanese conversion specialist Hamster - famous for its superb line of Neo Geo ports on the Switch eShop - has just revealed that it has gained the licence to bring some of Irem's most beloved coin-op titles to Nintendo's console. The first game is Arcade Archives Zippy Race, which is due for release this year in Japan...
Monday6th Nov 2017
The curse and wonder of Flash
The internet has evolved a great deal over the last 20 years, to put it mildly. There was a time in the early-to-mid noughties, for example, when Flash was a big part of online browsing. Sometimes it was used extremely poorly, but it was also a useful tool for making websites more interactive and interesting; naturally...
"Today it might be called a WTF moment"
Kemco's Phalanx may not be one of the greatest 16-bit shooters ever made - heck, it's not even close to being one of the best shooters on the SNES - but it has become famous for having one of the strangest western covers in gaming history. Even at the time of release, people simply couldn't fathom what an old...
Friday3rd Nov 2017
Double Dragon! Renegade! Combatribes!
Retro-Bit has revealed that select Technos titles will be featured on its forthcoming Super Retro-Bit micro-console. The company lifted the lid on the new system a short time ago, and announced that it would come pre-loaded with Capcom and Data East titles such as Strider, Final Fight, Joe & Mac and many...
A rocky rainbow road to English text
Captain Rainbow was one of the Wii's most original titles but sadly it never got localised for western release. While it's certainly possible to fight your way through the game without any knowledge of Kanji, a western translation is something fans have been holding out for for years - and it's now a reality...
Thursday2nd Nov 2017
The future is now
We'll spare you the traditional spiel about how the Neo Geo was the pinnacle of gaming back in the '90s – if you own a Switch then chances are you're already intimately familiar with the amazing library of this beast, thanks to the fact that Japanese firm Hamster has been pumping out a stream of Neo Geo titles on the Switch eShop...
Tuesday31st Oct 2017
More units promised
It's only been out around a month worldwide (29th September in NA / PAL, 5th October in Japan) but the Super NES Classic / Mini has already clocked up impressive sales. As part of his investor presentation Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima stated that the tiny system has had a global sell-through of two million units...
It's time to give the SNES Mini some competition
It's fair to say that the NES Mini and SNES Mini have been very successful ventures for Nintendo, selling millions of units and creating a new awareness of the company's glorious past. However, when the NES Mini was announced it felt very much like Nintendo was playing catch-up; we'd already seen...
Monday30th Oct 2017
Just in time for Halloween
https: If you're wisely choosing to stay indoors this year then you may wish to indulge in a spooky game, and our friends over at iRetrogamer have put together a video which highlights some of interactive entertainment's spookiest abodes. While the video is quite light in Nintendo titles, it does showcase the iconic
Street sweeping, alien blasting, intergalactic racing triple combo
The community of Super Nintendo enthusiasts has been truly pushing the envelope above and beyond this year. There has never been such a great number of MSU1 audio enhancement patches released in such a short amount of time ever since byuu developed the chip back in 2012. Let us take...
Saturday28th Oct 2017
"People need to realise that this is a living museum we run"
As one of the UK's top tourist destinations, the walled city of York attracts millions of visitors each year, most drawn to its fascinating historic architecture, excellent shops, fantastic tea-rooms and - of course - its majestic Gothic cathedral, which is one of the largest of its kind...
Friday27th Oct 2017
Do the monster mash!
Mega Cat Studios is getting in the Halloween spirit with a trio of NES-themed offerings. Creepin It Reel ($39.99) is a NES chiptune album with "officially licensed Dancing Pumpkin Man dance moves" and a fully playable pachinko game, while Creepy Brawlers (from $59.99) "marries monster movies and boxing" with...
Data East and Jaleco classics repackaged
Retro-Bit is releasing a series of multi-carts for the NES and SNES which come packed with classic Data East and Jaleco games. Launching this December, each cartridge is compatible with the original SNES and NES hardware. They ship with an exclusive button and sticker set along with a collectible retail box,...
Thursday26th Oct 2017
And to think we got all worked up about nipples
The world may have lost its mind about seeing Mario's nipples in Super Mario Odyssey, but it turns out that Nintendo's mascot has shown off a lot more in the past. Kotaku has unearthed a Japanese manga from the late '80s in which Mario shows off his Crown Jewels.
Tuesday24th Oct 2017
And some notable similarities to Odyssey's style
With just days to go until Super Mario Odyssey hits the shelves, there’s a lot of excitement and buzz in the air. While most of the game will be kept under lock and key until 27 October, Nintendo has made a few things public. One of the bigger revelations made earlier this year, when Odyssey was...
Monday23rd Oct 2017
A new level! New enemies! Better sound! Improved graphics!
If you cast your mind back a short while you'll remember we reported on a story relating to the SNES run-and-gun classic Super Turrican, originally released in 1993. While the game was critically acclaimed at the time, it wasn't the version that developer Factor 5 wanted to release...
Including Art Academy, Super Mario Bros. 3 on PC and more
Sometimes the history around games that never made it out of the door can be fascinating, as we look back at what might have been if different decisions had been made. Rejected or failed projects often come back in different forms, but occasionally they're lost forever. Unseen64 has teamed...
Sunday22nd Oct 2017
Major JRPG's "impossible" language barrier conquered at last
"Impossible!" is the word used to describe something that can't be done... until someone does it for the first time. Tengai Makyō Zero (full title Far East of Eden: Tengai Makyō Zero) was one the major Super Famicom games with seemingly impossible translation; this late generation 1995...
Thursday19th Oct 2017
Not all micro-consoles are created equal, the SNES Classic Mini being the perfect example of this (not-so-universal) truth. The western versions may have the same game selection but the North American and European editions showcase radically different case designs, which has led to some particularly dedicated Nintendo fans buying...
Monday16th Oct 2017
FPGA, 1080p, zero lag, total accuracy, complete compatibility, $189.99
Retro hardware specialist Analogue has lifted the lid on its next major project, the Analogue Super Nt. Like the Analogue Nt and Analogue Nt Mini before it, the Super Nt uses Field Programmable Gate Arra
Party like it's 1997
Back in June 1997, the cover of Computer & Video Games – then one of the UK's biggest-selling specialist gaming magazines – was packed with the most popular titles of the time, as well as some familiar faces. Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog took center stage, with news from the '97 Tokyo Game Show regarding the company's...
Limited to 500 copies
The Oliver Twins will be well-know to any British gamer who grew up during the Spectrum era, but the duo also produced games for the NES. Dizzy remains by far their most famous creation, and a lost NES title will be hitting the market early next year thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Mystery World Dizzy, as we've al
Wednesday11th Oct 2017
It prints money!
It's clear that the SNES Classic Mini has been a great success so far, with pre-orders selling out despite an appropriate volume of stock being shipped by Nintendo to supply demand this time - unlike the NES Mini which was notoriously difficult to pick up. The picture in Japan appears to be much the same, with Famitsu reporting...