Retro - Timeline

Thursday24th Feb 2022

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  • Random Who Needs 3DS? You Can Now Play Super Mario In Holographic Form

    ...it's just nowhere near as convenient

    Remember the first time you saw a Nintendo 3DS running? The glass-free 3D effect was truly mind-blowing, and there's still a part of us that is deeply sad that the technology proved to be something of a dead-end. Still, if you've got a hankering for something along the same lines and you have exceptionally...

  • Random Wordle Is Now Playable On The Game Boy

    Portable power

    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll know about Wordle. It's a web-based word game created by Josh Wardle in which players are given six attempts to guess a five-letter word. Coloured tiles tell you if your guesses are correct or not. It has taken the world by a storm, so much so that The New York...

Sunday6th Feb 2022

Friday4th Feb 2022

  • Gallery Unpacking Retro-Bit's Mega Man: The Wily Wars Collector's Edition

    It's mega, man!

    Not so long ago, we reported on the news that Retro-Bit was reproducing the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis version of Mega Man: The Wily Wars, a collection of the first three NES Mega Man games that originally launched way back in 1994. It was a Japanese and European exclusive at the time and is quite rare – which is why Retro-Bit's...

  • Random Check Out This Adorable 'Coat' For Your SNES

    It's cold outside

    If there's one video game accessory that's been unfairly ignored over the decades, it's console clothing. We live in a world where people will happily dress up their pets without any fear of rebuke, so why not their beloved gaming systems, too? It would seem that, once upon a time in Japan, someone thought this might catch on...

  • News This Device Could End Up Being Essential For All Retro Gamers

    Save the hero! Save the saves!

    If you've got a large collection of physical retro games, then there's a good chance you've come across the issue of internal batteries failing over time. Systems such as the NES, SNES, N64 Mega Drive / Genesis and the entire Game Boy line made use of internal batteries to keep save data alive, and once those...

Wednesday2nd Feb 2022

  • Video Remember When You Needed A Cable To Trade Pokémon?

    Cable tied

    Trading has always been a key component of the Pokémon franchise, right the way back to the launch of the original Game Boy games. Nowadays, of course, trading is handled wirelessly, but back in the '90s we had to use cables to link up consoles and share 'mon – and it's that period of time that this recent My Retro Life video focuses...

Tuesday1st Feb 2022

Saturday29th Jan 2022

Friday28th Jan 2022

  • News N64 Classic 'Blast Corps' Finally Gets The Official Merch It Deserves

    Clear a path to the Fangamer store!

    Those of you old enough to recall the early days of the N64 may well remember Blast Corps, a unique action title by Rare that sees you clearing a path in front of a runaway nuclear missile carrier. It's one of the more unique offerings in the N64 library, but it's also a game that seems to have been cruelly...

  • Random An AI Broke Tetris On NES, And It’s Compelling Viewing

    Tetromi-woah

    There are a lot of talented programmers that devote their efforts to showcasing and taking retro games to new heights, and Tetris is about as iconic as it gets. In a video posted last Summer - that we cam across this week courtesy of Gizmodo - programmer Greg Cannon shared a playthrough of the NES version in which his AI plays so well,...

Thursday27th Jan 2022

  • Random Unearthed 1998 TV Report Blames Nintendo 64 For "Gaming Addiction"

    "I refer to him as a Nintendo junkie"

    Ever since video games became a thing, we've seen parents worry about their offspring becoming hopelessly addicted. However, in a world where screentime is possible literally anywhere in the world thanks to the rise of the smartphone, it seems quaint to recall that, way back in 1998, the media was losing its...

  • Random Now This Is What You Call A 'Super' Game Boy

    9 screens, and it's still blurry

    Back in the days before massive LCD displays, mankind had to settle with the idea of linking up banks of CRT TVs to create that 'big screen' vibe – and now, a hacker has achieved the same kind of effect using Game Boy displays. In his efforts to reverse engineer the Game Boy's crude greyscale LCD display, kgsws...

  • News This Cancelled N64 Title Is Giving Us Serious 'Akira' Vibes

    ...mixed with a dash of 'Tron' for good measure

    One of the great tragedies of all time is that Akira – one of the most influential anime and manga series – has never received a decent video game adaptation. Sure, people have tried, but the resultant efforts always seemed to fall short of the greatness of Katsuhiro Otomo's masterpiece. It turns...

Tuesday25th Jan 2022

Monday24th Jan 2022