Okay, by now you probably have heard that a new role playing game has been translated to English. This science fiction RPG is also for the Turbo Grafx-16 console (known as the PC Engine in Japan). That makes it even more interesting as we don’t see a ton of games translated on the old NEC console. Out Live was released by Sunsoft in 1989. Yeah, in Japan, a lot of game publishers supported the NEC platform. Before you go through the trouble to play Out Live, remember it is an old school (basics anyhow) RPG from the extreme late 1980s. You are not getting your hand held by any means here.
New Street Fighter Animated Movie Work in Progress by Fan
Don’t tell Capcom but a fan is making an anime style short film based on Street Fighter II.
Book Report: Downright Bizarre Games by Michael Thomasson
One of the most rewarding things about my job here at RGM is putting a game that has no business being in anyone’s library into the system, pressing power, and sharing the stupid with all of you. Over the years I’ve defiled my PlayStation with Hooters Road Trip and Simpsons Wrestling, subjected my PC to […]
Metroid: Rogue Dawn – Prequel to the First Game is Released
There has been a bit of a resurgence lately to return to the Metroid series’ 2D action-adventure roots, what with the unofficial Another Metroid 2 Remake on Windows–which was released last year to great response–and now we have Metroid: Rogue Dawn, an unofficial prequel to the original NES title. However, it remains to be seen […]
Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders is Out on Kickstarter
We have seen plenty of games appear on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter for various videogame projects over the years, but not many with various different platforms planned. Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders, a brand new 2D platform game from OrionSoft, is being developed for four different platforms: Mega Drive/Genesis, Dreamcast, Game Boy, and Windows.
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While an official licensed Mario Bros. game did make it to the ZX Spectrum in 1987, it is generally considered to be a poor port of the 1983 arcade platformer by Nintendo. With that in mind, Christian M. Gonzalez has been working away for many months on his own version of the game and has just released it as a Christmas gift to the retrogaming scene. While not an official conversion of the original arcade by any means, Pietro Bros. is basically Mario Bros. under a different name and with slightly tweaked characters.
Super Mario Run has been a popular release, for more than one reason. People either love it or hate it – there is not much of a middle ground on this one. For many that hate the game, it is usually one of two reasons. One is the In App Purchase price of $10 or two, the fact that it is not available on Android. While that first problem is probably not going anywhere anytime soon, that second problem is about to get fixed. Gamers just have to be patient.
The weekend is a time to wind down. A time to reflect on all the happenings in the retrogaming scene. At time to revisit the week’s main news, previews, reviews, retrospectives, and updates. This week, we spoke with the founder of the Retro.HK retrogaming convention, we checked out the latest news (Super Mario Run, Kraut Buster), new games releases (In the Walls of Eryx [ZX Spectrum] and Retro City Rampage DX [Android]), Kickstarter updates (Tanglewood, Dreamworld Pogie, The Atari ST and the Creative People vol. 1), Fan Translations. All this and more . . .
The Sega Master System, a console that got precious little attention from Sega, at least in North America. I know, in Europe the SMS was very much well supported–too bad that was not the case in the United States. Anyhow, fans are still showing some love for the little Z80 CPU powered console. Monkey Lad is one such title that is being developed by homebrew independent developers. Action platform fans will love what they see since the last time we looked at this one. Tons of improvements.
Dixon Wu is a special guy. For one, he is the mastermind that put together the really cool Retro HK convention (recently celebrating their second annual show successfully). Second, he doesn’t settle for “less”. The first Retro HK event in 2015 featured the public debut of the Sony Super Nintendo CD-ROM hybrid console. The second annual Retro HK event featured the debut of Unholy Night, a new fighting game for the Super Nintendo. Along with each of those special public debuts, Retro HK featured a lot of classic gaming fun, contests, and the coming together of gaming fans. I was able to catch up with Dixon after the 2016 show was completed and when things had settled down a bit on his end. Check out the interview after the jump.
Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei is a weird title. This is one of those games that would only have been any measure of a success in Japan. The idea behind this one is that you are a juvenile delinquent and are sent to a private school to get straightened out. The lessons taught, Japanese chivalry, would just be so out of place had Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippuu Ichi Gou Sei seen a North American release. That has not stopped fans from translating it though.
Feel the wrath of Rome as you viciously slay your enemies in Gladiator: Sword of Vengeance. You are the undefeated Invictus Thrax, the champion of the former emperor of Rome, but what is it that you’re avenging? For starters, you’re taking revenge for the sudden and mysterious death of the lord that would have set you free. Not only that, you’re also taking vengeance for the fact that, not 10 minutes into the game, your “invincible” hero dies to something we won’t see until later in the game. In order to achieve your objective Thrax will have to kill an insane ruler called Arruntius and stop his plans of destroying Rome.
What is the best form of flattery? Imitation, right? Well, if that is the case then The Legend of Zelda should be blushing right now. The Fable of Ruby is an overhead action adventure just like The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The differences are minimal but still noticeable.
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