A new Kickstarter campaign was launched last week. That fact alone isn’t really big news in the retrogaming scene anymore, or that it is a Nintendo book, again, or that it is from Bitmap Books, again. The news is that The unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: a visual compendium Kickstarter campaign might, if it keeps its momentum going, break through the £500,000 mark. So far, the campaign has rocketed past the rather excessive £25,000 goal with 3,343 backers, and is, as of writing, sitting at £142,872. That’s a massive amount–572% of the original goal–especially considering that there are still 24 days to go.
Next Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched on Kickstarter
A brand-new Sinclair Spectrum home computer has been launched, just in time to celebrate the 35th birthday of the iconic original 48k British gaming classic. This latest and most promising homage to Sir Clive Sinclair’s classic ZX Spectrum+ has been dubbed the ‘Sinclair ZX Spectrum Next’ by new UK manufacturers SpecNext Ltd. The company has its […]
Top 5 ZX Spectrum Games
Well, to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the humble ZX Spectrum, I have decided to compile a list of my five favorite games. They will probably not be the ones most people would pick as I’m just weird. The games chosen are the ones I have poured the most hours into personally, so they may […]
StarCraft Plus Expansion Free Leading Up to HD Remake Release
To say Blizzard is not for their fans is just flat-out wrong. This company has gone out of their way to release some of their past works for free, give free online play, and continue updating their older games decades after release. One such instance is StarCraft, which has just received a major update, been […]
Soulless 2 in Development for Commodore 64
Fans of 2D side scrolling action adventures need to check out Soulless (we covered it in the first issue of our mag). Soulless 2 is currently in development and looking interesting. The action is methodical and will require some thinking to get through to new scenes. Soulless is like the Metroid series: you won’t get […]
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It is no secret that the Legend of Zelda was originally intended to be a first-person dungeon romp. That is if you are a hardcore Zelda fan. The late Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, brought this up at least once in his “Iwata Asks” series. For the rest of us, apparently, the original Legend of Zelda was intended to be a first person dungeon romp similar to Might and Magic and the Wizardry series. What is interesting is that a screen shot was recently released that shows off what the original Legend of Zelda might have looked like.
Brawlers and wrestling games have more in common than most people realize. There is a fairly limited set of moves – no brawler I know of is as deep with attacks or strategy as a one on one fighting game. You can move up and down the screen rather than be stuck to one line of fighting. That is why it seems to be a match made in heaven that someone has hacked Hulk Hogan into Streets of Rage 2.
The rarely-seen but often talked (or complained) about Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ was spotted in the wild at the weekend by a Retro Gaming Magazine contributor.
The controversial console, which has been subject to extended production delays and much legal wrangling since company directors fell out in a major split last year was seen – and handled – by this reporter at an unrelated event in Nottingham, England on Saturday.
On April 7th, the band Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Journey created hits like “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Any Way You Want it” which were perfect tunes to play in the background during long summer days of gaming. It was especially perfect if you were playing the game that actually included the band.
Back in December 2016, we covered the announcement of a new game being developed for the Super Nintendo called Unholy Knight, and in February 2017, we also reported on the subsequent Kickstarter campaign for the game. Unfortunately, the campaign, which ended on March 17, wasn’t as successful as we had all hoped for, raising $23,072 of its target goal of $52,500. However, thanks to the help of Retroism, the game is now available for pre-order, and a release date has been set.
With the NES Classic Mini–also known as Nintendo Classic Edition, depending on where it’s sold–Nintendo seem to have struck nostalgic cords of many retrogamers. It has proved so popular that Retrogamers have been clambering over themselves to get hold of the much publicized and popular mini Nintendo 8-bit console. Could the release of a Sega Mega Drive / Genesis Flashback enjoy similar success, and which games should it come with?
The Mojon Twins have announced their latest new game release: Wo Xiang Niao Niao. Anyone following the games releases of The Mojon Twins should know what to expect in this The Nintendo Entertainment System game. Here we have their usual blend of colorful visuals and great gameplay, blended with a whacky sense of humor.
Admit it, you fell for a couple of the April Fools’ day gaming news stories. Maybe you fell for the Geforce GTX G-Assistant plug-in player assist module for the lazy and/or inept gamer. Maybe you fell for the heartbreakingly untrue alliance between Nintendo and Sega called Dream Stream which would have allowed Switch owners to stream HD remasters of past Dreamcast titles. Not gonna lie, I fell for that one. (God I miss Sega hardware). Through all the fake news that was April Fools’ Day, one story seems to be more than meets the eye. Bayonetta is on the return.
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