Monday13th Dec 2021
Friday10th Dec 2021
Super cheep for a Game Boy Color game
When Toki Tori was released back in 2001, the adorable puzzle-platforming game was well-received, becoming a cult classic among its fans — but, being released towards the end of the Game Boy Color's lifecycle, it only had one run of physical copies. Until now! Limited Run Games and Two Tribes have teamed up...
Here's your first look at Dragonborne DX
Retro fans may well remember Dragonborne, a new RPG that was released for the good old Game Boy earlier this year. From indie studio Spacebot Interactive, the game features a turn-based combat system, upgrades to collect, and plenty of enemies to defeat – and the best part for collectors was that it came on...
Tuesday7th Dec 2021
WinBack, baby WinBack, that's where it's at
It’d be easy to dismiss Winback without a second thought. Developed by Omega Force — nowadays famous for the long-running Dynasty Warriors series and associated Musou spin-offs/crossovers — and released for N64 back in 1999, it’s probably the least well-known of the Switch Online service’s...
Monday6th Dec 2021
It's not even a cube
2021 marks the GameCube's 20th anniversary, which means it's already been hitting pubs in the UK for two years by now, but being the old group of sods on the video team that we are, we remember it when it was merely a proverbial babe in Nintendo's proverbial (thankfully) arms. At 20 Nintendo's cuboid console hasn't even been...
"It's possible that some of these combos have never actually been done before now"
Street Fighter II, as we know, got ported to a lot of machines – even ones which perhaps weren't up to the task of actually playing the game properly, like the Game Boy. With its monochrome display, feeble processor and two (count 'em) buttons, it was far from the...
Tuesday30th Nov 2021
Do you agree?
If you could see the return of any classic video games console, what would you choose? That was the question put to 1,000 UK gamers in a recent study by Hyperoptic, all in a bid to see which system holds the highest nostalgia value. Sitting right at the very top of the votes is Nintendo's own DS, closely followed by both the...
Thursday25th Nov 2021
Columbus Circle is launching a new version today
Battletoads is one of Rare's most beloved games from the NES era. An attempt to create a media brand that could rival the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Battletoads mixed platforming with side-scrolling combat, and is famous for its unforgiving difficulty level. It spawned several sequels (including a...
Wednesday24th Nov 2021
Along with the 'RC05 Ultra Retro Controller' from Retro-Bit
Playmaji's modular retro-gaming platform Polymega will be getting N64 support, we can exclusively reveal. The all-in-one console – which has finally found its way into the hands of customers this year after a prolonged delay – will
Monday22nd Nov 2021
Attempts to recreate the three 'tours' of the original demo
Nintendo's history is full of moments that have taken on a near mythological status, ranging from stories of game and hardware development to various demos and builds that are either rare or long lost. One such example is a demo for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time that appeared at...
Chrono Trigger is held up as a truly iconic RPG, critically acclaimed and with an ardent fanbase even today. Its soundtrack is held in equally high regard, so an announcement out of Square Enix Japan has certainly got our attention. As reported by Siliconera, Square Enix is releasing a Chrono Trigger jazz arrangement album, the fifth in that...
Update: Confirmation emails are being deployed
Update: Good news! Analogue Pocket pre-orders will begin shipping on December 13th: Original Story [Sat 11th Sep, 2021 16:55 BST]: The Analogue Pocket - a portable FPGA-based device compatible with the entire Game Boy library and other systems via adapters - has been delayed yet again. Following...
Sunday21st Nov 2021
One to strike from the Medical Register
There's a sort of... B-tier of Nintendo puzzlers, isn't there? Stuff like Yoshi's Cookie and Wario's Woods. We'd argue, perhaps fruitlessly, that Dr. Mario slots into this little group rather better than the truly A-grade stuff. On Switch, in particular, there's an embarrassment of puzzling riches that we'd...
Friday19th Nov 2021
"Flat GoldenEye boxes could be the next form of currency"
There's been a lot of drama surrounding graded retro game sales recently, with many people claiming the whole thing is an elaborate scam. However, it would seem th
Thursday18th Nov 2021
Rogue Leader standing by
Feel old, everyone — Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader is now two decades old. The GameCube-exclusive title launched alongside the console itself in the US and was something of a show-stopper in the visuals department. Developer Factor 5 had turned in an excellent arcade-style X-Wing action game with the original...
"More like a lottery at this point"
Long before DLC become a regular part of our gaming lives, Nintendo broke new ground with its Satellaview service for the Super Famicom. Using satellite broadcasts, this system allowed players to download and store games on special rewritable BS-X memory packs – and preserving these titles has become a serious...
A blast from the past
If you're looking for some more retro action on your Switch, then why not check out Raimais when it arrives on the Switch eShop later this week. It's the latest addition to Hamster's Arcade Archives collection and is an action game released by Taito back in 1988. Here's a brief rundown, along with some screenshots:...
Wednesday17th Nov 2021
A little less spice
Update: The Kickstarter campaign is now live here, and strong early momentum means it's not far off its target with 59 days still to go. Original Article: If you happen to have Nintendo's retro handhelds in your collection, there are still multiple interesting releases and projects emerging. The latest to pop up is Elland: The...
Tuesday16th Nov 2021
(He's not a kid now, of course)
Retro-Bit has been doing some excellent work in the field of physical re-releases of classic video games, having already given us new versions of R-Type III, Holy Diver and Undercover Cops
It was actually quite clever
We live in an age of quirky Nintendo peripherals; Ring Fit Adventure is an example where Nintendo took a relatively standard Yoga ring and cleverly turned it into a huge sales success. Third-parties join in too, of course, and let's not forget Nintendo's own Labo range that made cardboard cool. For those with a retro...
Plays GB, GBC, GBA and DS games
Retrofitting Game Boys with better screens and superior batteries isn't a new thing, but prolific modder HaihaiSB isn't content with simply making these vintage systems better – he wants to take things to extremes, as is evidenced by his latest, twisted creation: the DMG-105Z. Using the o
Yes, it's called A Link to the Brass
It's a big anniversary year with The Legend of Zelda turning 35, but it's also notable that 21st November brings us the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past arriving in Japan. It's one of the greatest games in the series, and indeed gaming history, and of course fans will be celebrating in...
Thursday11th Nov 2021
More retro goodness
Hamster has been slowly bolstering the Namco Arcade Archives offerings and the latest game to be added to the collection is the 1983 action-puzzle game, Libble Rabble. Here's a bit about it and some screenshots: “LIBBLE RABBLE” is an action puzzle game released by NAMCO in 1983. Control Libble and Rabble to “bashishi”...
Wednesday10th Nov 2021
"We just talked about music as we shared some beers together"
Shigeru Miyamoto might be famous to anyone who knows their Mario from their Sonic, but it's easy to forget this wasn't always the case – and even today, there are people who might not be aware of the great man's legacy. So, when non-gamer Tony LeCroix had a chance meeting with the...
Monday8th Nov 2021
The Wii sequel is darn good, too
Sin & Punishment is a Nintendo 64 game well known among Nintendo enthusiasts, but there are also likely to be a number of Switch owners that see the logo for the game in the N64 app (for those that opt to get the Expansion Pass) and won't have that flash of familiarity. It's no wonder, too, as despite Nintendo...
Thursday4th Nov 2021
"How far would you go to score the ultimate gift?"
Remember the Power Glove? It was a mostly awkward means of interacting with games back during the NES era, and was immortalised in the 1989 Hollywood flick The Wizard. It's since become something of a cult object in the world of gaming, inspiring adoration with older gamers (
Wednesday3rd Nov 2021
With multiple endings promised
The Game Boy is getting quite a few new releases, though admittedly some are re-releases / reskins of retro games. Some are brand new projects, though, and another on the way is The Machine. Published by Incube8 Games, it seems to be the result of a development partnership between Spacebot Interactive and solo...
They sure don't make 'em like they used to, right? Well, that's certainly the case when it comes to this poor, unloved NES that was rescued from the side of a freeway in Texas. Spotted by Rob Ivy (AKA: The Obsolete Geek), the NES had seemingly been abandoned, and despite Ivy's helpful pinpointing of the location of the console on...
Complete with mouse controls!
We're all used to seeing kart racers copying the tried and trusted Mario Kart formula these days, but here's a quick blast to the past that proves game developers were busy mimicking Nintendo's style right from the off. Emora Kart is a mouse-controlled Super Mario Kart clone that was developed exclusively for Macintosh...
Tuesday2nd Nov 2021
Joy-Con support! A dock! TV-out!
We've covered the incredible work of Macho Nacho Productions before on this site, but the channel's latest project is one of its most ambitious yet. This new mod turns the Game Boy Advance SP into a Switch-style system complete with Joy-Con support, a 3D-printed dock and even the ability to play on your TV. Using a...