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With or without permission from Nintendo, cloned hardware has become a common sight in the gaming world ever since the arrival of countless Famiclones in the late 80s. These production lines have since spread out to cover 16-bit systems and beyond, with the more recent offerings mimicking the Game Boy line up. One of the […]


Mario Party is often renowned for its fantastic turn based gameplay, but more notably for its tendency to cause huge arguments between gamers. Whether it be unfair rules, the stealing of stars, or lack of control over the minigames, it’s now time to put the odds back in your favour. The newly announced application Party […]


In 1992 a Japanese exclusive adventure for the Nintendo Game Boy known as Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru hit Japan. Although remaining an exclusive release to the Far East, many would soon experience what the game had to offer as its engine was reused to create The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. A […]


Every had the urge to plug a more modern control pad into the Nintendo NES? You’re in luck! 8Bitdo and Analogue have partnered up to create the Retro Receiver. This controller adapter simply plugs into Nintendo’s 8-bit console, allowing PlayStation 4 pads, Wii Remotes, arcade sticks and even aftermarket Super Nintendo pads to connect up […]


Mario, Sonic, Crash, Rayman and many more all seen as platform game icons. There have been loads of great platform games over the years but what is a platformer? Paul and Chris sit down to discuss the genre from the early 8bit days to modern day and how the genre has progressed and developed through […]


With such a strong heritage in the gaming world, it comes as no surprise that Sega are once again tapping into their incredible back catalogue. The newly announced Mega Drive Classics Hub is an emulation frontend that mimics the look and feel of a bedroom from the 90s, equipped with just about every 16-bit hit […]


If you ever had a reason to be jealous of someone else in the retro gaming realm, it’s now. The talented team behind the Starforce Pi, the sadly unfunded Kickstarter project to release stunning palm-sized arcade machines running on Raspberry Pi computers, are back. Using their expertise from their prior project, they’ve created a unique […]


If for whatever you’ve ever felt that the aesthetics of Nintendo’s 8-bit range didn’t live up to expectations, then you’re in luck. Amazon Japan has recently stocked a build it yourself kit of Nintendo NES / Famicom internals which can be sculpted into the console of your dreams – from portable offerings to even tables […]


When it comes to classic consoles and handhelds, just about every system to date has its very own method of playing game backups or ROM files. Unlike the likes of Nintendo and Sega’s systems, the Bandai WonderSwan up until now has been without a definitive ROM loading solution. Having been a Japanese exclusive handheld, it […]


If you’ve ever felt that Alex Kidd’s adventures on the Sega Master System were still waiting for their grand finale, then look no further. An unofficial sequel to the much loved Alex Kidd in Miracle World has finally arrived via SMSPower’s annual homebrew coding competition. This stellar release is accompanied by a plethora of other […]


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