26 Jan 2018

Mega Cat Studios Brings Us on a Modern Nostalgia Trip!

Mega Cat Studios is an independent group of artists and developers from all around the world that has set its sights on helping players relive the nostalgic 8 and 16-bit eras with unique, brand-new “retro” experiences. In a world where cloud-based storage and digital retro-style games are a dime-a-dozen, Mega

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18 Jan 2018

“Super Nt” Brings the SNES to 1080p and More!

The Super Nintendo is making another comeback thanks to the fine folks at Analogue, who will begin shipping their new “Super Nt” console sometime next month. The Super Nt prides itself on being built on an FPGA (an actual circuit) as opposed to making use of emulation techniques. As such,

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11 Jan 2018

A New Game Boy is on the Horizon Thanks to Hyperkin!

Good news for all you retrogamers out there: CES isn’t always about making bold strides into the future. Hyperkin has just unveiled what it’s tentatively calling the “Ultra Game Boy” and is it ever a treat for those who are really into the classics. This new piece of hardware won’t

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25 Nov 2017

Mega Cat Studios Brings Us 2 New NES Games!

Yes, you read that right: two brand-new games for the original Nintendo Entertainment System! Developer Mega Cat Studios has put a lot of their retro heart and soul into Creepy Brawlers and Justice Duel, two original titles built from the ground up to be played on an actual NES game console. Both recently released titles

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01 Oct 2017

“Zelda II: The Adventure of Link” – Three Decades Later!

When it comes to a series that’s been around as long as The Legend of Zelda has, it’s inevitable that there will be a few black sheep titles released at some point. This is especially true early on, when a series hasn’t quite established what works for it and what

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20 Sep 2017

“Battle Princess Madelyn” Bringing Dazzling Retro Fun in Q1 2018!

Casual Bit Games has just released a new teaser-trailer for Battle Princess Madelyn, which shattered its KickStarter goals with more than quadruple what they asked for, and is set to hit the PC, PlayStation 4, Vita, XBox One, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch in Q1 2018. The game is set in

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28 Apr 2017

Review: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” (Switch)

TITLE: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” DEVELOPER: Lizardcube PUBLISHER: DotEmu GENRE: 2D Action-RPG PLATFORM: Nintendo Switch ALSO ON: PlayStation 4, XBox One, & PC (June 2017) RELEASE DATE: April 18, 2017 PRICE: $19.99 (eShop) Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap and I have an interesting history together. I first encountered the game at a kid’s club at a hotel

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18 Sep 2016

Item Hunting & More in “Zelda: ALTTP” Episode 2!

The second episode here of my retro playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a good bit shorter than the first one because it’s essentially a bridge between dungeons. Last time, we left off with having completed the Eastern Palace dungeon and receiving the Pegasus Boots from

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10 Sep 2016

“Mega Man Sunrise” Offers Game Boy Nostalgia!

When it comes to fan-game design, DJ Coco is a person of many talents. In the past, I’ve enjoyed Coco’s Super Mario Country and Paper Mario 3D Land, and so when I discovered that they took a crack at making their own Mega Man title I was very excited. What also made this

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31 Aug 2016

“Zelda: A Link to the Past” Brings Fond Memories

It should be no surprise that the Zelda franchise was one of my absolute favorites growing up. When I first got my hands on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past one fine Christmas morning, I could hardly wait to run downstairs (the game consoles were plugged in to a

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