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Chibi Akuma(s) – New ‘Bullet Hell’ Shooter Blasts onto Amstrad CPC

This has been a fantastic year for the Amstrad CPC 8-bit computer with a long list of activity on the new games front and, just before the year ends, we get another fine addition to that list. Chibi Akuma(s): Episode 1: Invasion, which takes full advantage of an Amstrad CPC computer with 128k of memory, […]

Nintendo NES Classic Mini – Missed Million Dollar Opportunity

The Nintendo NES Classic Mini is due for release in about five days in North America and will come packed with 30 games from the 8-Bit era.  This is a great way for gamers to relive their gaming past without all of the clutter of several game cartridges and the like.  The Nintendo NES Classic […]

Blaster Master Making Return on Modern Hardware

Back in the 8-Bit days of gaming there were a few timeless franchises.  Super Mario Bros, Castlevania, Contra, Gradius (see a pattern yet?) and of course Blaster Master.  While we can forget Konami updating anything they own (they own the entire Hudson Soft library including TG-16 stuff) we can count on the people behind one […]

Preview – Pinball Dreams for Amstrad CPC

Over 24 years ago, March 1992, Pinball Dreams was released by 21st Century Entertainment on the 16-bit Amiga home computer, receiving high praise and critical acclaim from magazine reviews across Europe. In almost every magazine, the overall ratings for Pinball Dreams were around 80% or higher. The Swedish magazine, Datormagazin (cover dated March 1992), awarded […]

Fan Mod Adds Double Dragon II Bosses Everywhere

The original Double Dragon II was not all that easy to beat.  To add to the complications in beating this brawler, you did not see the whole game if you played on an easier difficulty.  This was cool for the hardcore players but also kind of a rip off to those that were not quite […]

Fans Improve 8-Bit Nintendo Super Pitfall for 30th Anniversary, Visually New Game

Most of the time when we cover retro game hacks here on Retro Gaming Magazine, it is usually to add a new character such as in Streets of Rage 2.  Sometimes it is an improvement such as this one for Super Pitfall on the Nintendo Entertainment System.  What fans have done here is almost create […]

Post Apocalyptic Action RPG Crystalis Hits Nintendo Entertainment System – Today in Retro Gaming – July 29th, 1990

SNK, the makers of the Neo Geo arcade and home machine, used to be a third party licensee to Nintendo during the 8-Bit days.  They did not continue this agreement with the release of the Super Nintendo though as they were pushing their own console rather hard.  One thing that stands out about SNK’s Nintendo […]

Revenge of the License: Five NES Games That Missed the Point

I love licensed NES games. I love the sound they make as I yank them out of my system and hurl them against the wall. The relentless plundering through the morass in search of something worth playing and finding the occasional surprise is always delightful, and why I keep coming back to this column over […]

Mega Man Redux Visually Improves Upon Original NES Classic

Capcom did a remake of the first Mega Man on Playstation Portable back in 2006.  Fans have decided to do a remake of their own.  Graphically improving the original Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System, this hack almost breathes new life into a classic.  Similar to what was done for Super Mario Bros in […]

Whomp ‘Em Foregoes Native American Niceties on Nintendo Entertainment System – Today in History – March 20th, 1991

Native Americans are one group that has gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to video games.  Sure, they have been featured, poorly, in titles such as Custer’s Revenge (Atari 2600) and plenty of western games over the years.  The problem is, all of those appearances were “off” about the heritage of […]


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