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Knuckles Spins Off Into Own Game in Knuckles Chaotix on Sega 32X: Today in History- April 20th, 1995

Knuckles was one of the few secondary characters from a game to get their own game (Zero the Kamikaze squirel was another). Sega saw something in the little red echidna, enough to warrant at least one outing of his own. Too bad it was on the ill-fated Sega 32X platform and not the much better […]

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Fan Translation: Final Fantasy VII Available in German With Corrected Text

Sometimes gamers take for granted living in Japan or in North America. Gamers in other countries are not so lucky as to receive “pretty decent” versions of some games, even the big names such as Final Fantasy VII on the original Playstation. The German version was riddled with typos styling errors and just way out […]

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Retro Game Sales for April 19th, 2014

Massive list of games on sale this weekend with many newcomers to the discount world.  From Gamefly to Dotemu and GoG.com and everything in between.  Check out the sales below:

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Metal Slug Brings Super Detailed Sprite Art to Arcades: Today in History- April 19th, 1996

No matter how powerful today’s consoles become the graphical power will never shine as bright as super detailed, hand drawn, sprite work. SNK knew going in with the Neo Geo that arcades were going to represent the largest marketshare for the console. Bringing games out like Metal Slug which bucked the trend at the time […]

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Samus Returns in Super Metroid on Super Nintendo: Today in History- April 18th, 1994

A product of Nintendo R&D1 led by Gunpei Yokoi (R.I.P.), Super Metroid is the only outing on the Super Nintendo for Samus Aran and the little aliens called Metroids. This being the third game in the Metroid seris, gamers were treated to a little more of the story and even had a few heart wrenching […]

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Game Hack: God Save the Queen Now Usable in Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy IX was an extremely notable release for the Playstation, for one, it was the last Final Fantasy game to be released on Sony’s machine. Secondly, Final Fantasy IX was a return to the actual “fantasy” world that most gamers associated with the series, after the “unique” styling of Final Fantasy VIII. One nagging […]

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Fan Translation: Chaos Seed for Super Nintendo Released

The Super Famicom, Super Nintendo in North America, was not lacking in role playing games. Especially games that did not get translated for English speaking gamers. One mre game, Chaos Seed can be removed from the list of “can’t play”. Thanks to Dynamic Designs, English speaking/reading gamers can enjoy this unique dungeon rebuilding, planet healing […]

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Brawlers Mutate with Mutation Nation on Neo Geo AES: Today in History- April 17th, 1992

The Neo Geo is obviously a fighting game dream machine and SNK seemingly went to great lengths to make it so. From the King of Fighters series to the Fatal Fury and Samurai Shodown games, fighting games were more than well represented on this arcade/premium home machine. Mutation Nation is in the fighting game family, […]

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New Game: Gunbird 2 on iOS and Android in Korea (Hope for Further Release Rises)

Android and iOS are not new to getting retro scrolling shooter re-releases. Titles such as Ikaruga, Espgaluda and the Raiden series have all made the jump to touch screen devices. Now, Gunbird 2, can be added to the growing list of retro shooters gamers can now enjoy on the go.

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Finish Him With An Animality in Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade: Today in History- April 15th, 1995

Mortal Kombat was one of those titles that set a lot of arcades on fire with realistic, digitized, graphics and over the top blood and gore. Gamers were flocking to the machines where ever possible, usually passing the latest Street Fighter II variation to do so. By the time Midway games got to the thrid […]