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Both involve rescuing hapless females (hey, it was the '80s)
Hamster's Arcade Archives series has given us many coin-op classics to enjoy on Switch, and the Japanese company has just revealed that two more are heading to Nintendo's machine soon. First up is Jaleco's 1988 action platformer Legend of Makai (Makai Densetsu in Japan), which was never...
Update: Pre-orders go live on Amazon
Update: Pre-orders are now available! Original Story [Wed 22nd Jan, 2020 14:00 GMT]: Hyperkin has been one of the biggest names in 'new' retro products for quite some time now, thanks to products like the RetroN 5 and Supa Boy. The company is back with a new device – the
Available now on Kickstarter
Portable power banks are a fact of life in 2021, because we all own smartphones, wireless headphones and other portable devices which are so power-hungry they need charging on an almost daily basis. Keeping this in mind, it takes something truly special to grab our attention, and the recently-Kickstarted Storm 2 does...
Now updated with impressions of the final retail firmware
This review was originally published on August 11th 2020 and has been updated to factor in our impressions of the SNES, Mega Drive and TG-16 Element Modules, as well as their respective controllers. This review now also takes into account the final retail firmware for the Polymega system...
"I think if we did it, I’d want it to be lethal"
A still from 2019's direct-to-video Doom: Annihilation, which is the closest we've gotten to a female Slayer so far Demon-slaying in DOOM has always been something of a man's game, but id Software’s Hugo Martin has revealed that the team behind the series has been discussing bringing a female...
"We are currently investigating this situation"
Back in December, Taxi Chaos was announced for a wide range of systems, including the Switch. Clearly inspired by Sega's legendary Crazy Taxi, the game involves picking up passengers and dropping them at various locations around a sprawling city, with the aim to do so in the fastest time possible so...
An exclusive behind the scenes look at one of Rare’s most maligned outings
Last week, we got the news that a playable version of Dinosaur Planet had leaked onto the web, giving us a hands-on look at the game which eventually became Star Fox Adventures on the GameCube. Therefore, we thought you might like to revisit this piece from 2012, in which
Update: We go hands-on
Update #2: We were lucky enough to get a pre-release sample of Retro-Bit's gorgeous Toaplan collection, and we have to say, it's pretty impressive stuff. Not only does this collection come with proper packaging – including instructions and reversible sleeve artwork – it also features neat little extras like stickers and a...
Happy? Sad? Or somewhere in the middle?
So, there we have it – the first proper Nintendo Direct for ages, and it gave us plenty to talk about – including a Zelda remaster, an amazing online multiplayer title and a second sequel to a beloved classic. However, there were also mo
Splatoon 3! Fall Guys! Zelda: Skyward Sword HD!
Yesterday gave us our first Nintendo Direct broadcast, and it was pretty packed. Not only did we see updates on titles we already knew about, but we also got brand-new announcements in the form of Splatoon 3, Zelda: Skyward Sword, Fall Guys and much more besides. Below you'll find a rundown of...
Full collection costs $40
Capcom has been rather quiet about when Capcom Arcade Stadium would go live on Switch – and now we know why. The company was saving the confirmation for the first Nintendo Direct in what feels like forever. The games are offered in three packs, each costing $14.99 and each covering a period of Capcom's coin-op history:...
Still sharp after all this time
Ryu Hayabusa is coming to the Nintendo Switch thanks to a three-game collection which pulls together all of his most recent mainline adventures. Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection launches on Switch and other formats on June 10th. It includes Ninja Gaiden Sigma, originally released in 2007, as well as Ninja Gaiden Sigma...
Coming 2022, but you can play the demo now
Square Enix has just lifted the lid on its next turn-based tactical epic, which has the working title Project Triangle Strategy. Looking like a cross between Final Fantasy Tactics and Octopath Traveler, this Switch exclusive is expected to launch in 2022, but a free demo will be available to download on...
Take the fall
Fall Guys was one of the big hits of recent memory on PS4 and PC, and today we found out that it's coming to Switch this summer. Here's the PR: Be the last Fall Guy standing! The hit party game finds up to 60*** players running, jumping and shoving their way to victory. Dive into a series of ridiculous challenges and wild obstacle...
Welcome to Splatsville
Nintendo had plenty of cool stuff to show off in today's Direct broadcast, but it saved a huge reveal for last – Splatoon 3. The third game in the series isn't due for release until 2022, but Nintendo showed off quite a bit of footage. The setting is a little more grim and post-apocalyptic this time around, while players...
Reach for the skies
Nintendo has just revealed that it is bringing the Wii title Zelda: Skyward Sword to the Switch this year. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD will boast revised controls which not only allow you to replicate the motion interface of the original, but also permit the use of buttons and sticks for control – a vital point when...
Check out the launch trailer!
Update #2: SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium is available to download from the eShop now, and you can watch the lovely launch trailer above. Update #1 [Fri 5th Feb, 2021 08:20 GMT]: Last month, SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium was rated for the Switch by the South Korean ra
A little-known 1993 blaster
This week's Arcade Archives release has been announced, and it's taking us back to 1993 with the little-known Jaleco shmup Cybattler. Boasting loads of mechs and a rather unique control system, Cybattler was released in arcades at a time when most coin-ops were trying to imitate Capcom's Street Fighter II and therefore...
Don't forget to update your apps
Don't forget to update your Nintendo Switch Online SNES and NES apps today, because they're getting updated with four (count 'em) new games.
Final Fight! Strider! Street Fighter II!
UK magazine Retro Gamer is no stranger to amazing cover artwork, and regularly offers an exclusive "subscriber" cover each month which has different imagery to the one which is sold in newsagents. However, the magazine is doing something a little different this month; issue 217 will offer eight (count 'em)...
And it comes with loads of goodies, too
One of Irem's 1990s classics is getting a fresh physical release this year, thanks to American company Retro-Bit. Undercover Cops originally launched in arcades in 1992, and built upon the legacy of Kung-Fu Master, which Irem had released way back in 1984. Set in a post-apocalyptic 2043, it's a...
Thanks to the legendary Dale Baer
A classic '90s commercial for Nintendo has surfaced online, giving us an insight into how the company won the hearts, minds and wallets of an entire generation of players. The commercial was issued by Roses Discount Stores for its "World of Nintendo" range, which not only included video games but a whole host of...
"Development at the studio is continuing"
UK developer 22cans – the studio responsible for the Switch eShop title The Trail: Frontier Challenge – has been hit with layoffs, GamesIndustry.biz reports. Founded in 2012 by Populous and Fable c
With an added bonus...
HDMI output on the GameCube has been around for a while. Back in 2018, we got the rather rough-and-ready GC Video Plug 'n Play 3.0, which did the job but came in a rather ugly 3D-printed case. Shortly afterwards there came the EON GCHD adapter (and, not long afterwards, its