11 Oct 2018

“Zelda: Living the Life of Luxury” Brings Casual Play to a Classic Game

On October 10, Nintendo released its first major update to its Nintendo Entertainment System app that brought with it NES Open, Solomon’s Key, and Super Dodgeball. And, while that’s pretty cool on its own, the company also added a bit of a surprise: a special edition of The Legend of Zelda that provides a great

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13 Sep 2018

“Log Jammers” from Mega Cat Studios Now on KickStarter!

Indie game designer Mega Cat Studios has just made its first foray onto KickStarter in an effort to expand its horizons with the help of fellow retro game lovers. The company, which has developed a sizable catalog of new retro games for the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis platforms, is wanting to

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07 Sep 2018

“Little Medusa” Breathes New Life into the NES, SNES, & Genesis!

Mega Cat Studios, the developers and publishers behind a number of “new” retro games like Creepy Brawlers and Coffee Crisis, are at it again with another fantastic experience in the form of Little Medusa. The game is an action-puzzle title that’s an homage to the NES classic Kickle Cubicle from 1990, featuring an interesting story revolving

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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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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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11 Aug 2016

Cartography of “Zelda: Breath of the Wild”

When it comes to Zelda games, cartography has always been one of the biggest mysteries. With each iteration that releases, fans try to take the map and compare it to other versions, overlaying them and trying to see how they fit together. In some instances, the maps are very similar

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12 Mar 2016

“Mega Man 2” — One of My All-Time Favorites!

Growing up, Mega Man 2 was definitely one of my all-time favorite games on the NES and definitely a favorite in Capcom’s Mega Man series. In fact, I played Mega Man 2 before I ever touched the original (which, in fact, I didn’t play until around the mid-90s when I ordered a copy from

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08 Mar 2016

Revisiting “Mega Man” on the NES w/ HD Filtering!

The original NES Mega Man was the very first game I ever live-streamed, way back in early-2013. It marked the debut of The Retro Play Show series of live and recorded classic gaming sessions and helped teach me a thing or two about live-streaming and recording as a whole. Even to this day, nearly

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23 Jan 2016

“Mega Man 6” Continues w/ Super High-Res Rendering!

I had been meaning to record the second half of Mega Man 6, but kept putting it off due to getting busy with other projects. Then, I sat down one night and played and recorded the fortress stages, only later to mess around with some filtering settings in FCEUX and realize

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