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18 07, 2019

FIRST PHOTOS and HD TV Output Confirmed For Evercade

By |2019-07-19T04:46:22+01:00July 18th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on FIRST PHOTOS and HD TV Output Confirmed For Evercade

The team at Evercade confirmed they would be visiting their factory (which now seems to be a bi-weekly/monthly thing now – which feels like a really good thing!) and promised news and information while they were there. Well… it’s coming thick and fast! They just shared the first photos ever of the device (a solid [...]

17 07, 2019

Would you take on the “Worst Ever” Super Mario Level?

By |2019-07-17T17:01:00+01:00July 17th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Would you take on the “Worst Ever” Super Mario Level?

Gamer Creates Super Mario Level From Hell Using Mario Maker 2 Super Mario can be hard sometimes. We all get flustered, miss a jump, run into a Goomba or two. And don’t even mention the jellyfish… Then there were the Lost Levels, complete with poisonous mushrooms, wind effects and incredibly frustrating hidden blocks. However YouTuber YTSunny has [...]

15 07, 2019

PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini Announced! Pre-orders Live!

By |2019-07-16T04:19:29+01:00July 15th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini Announced! Pre-orders Live!

Konami have announced a brand-new Mini Console, which comes with a stack of classic games built-in! Have we had enough mini “retro” consoles yet? Konami certainly don’t think so, with their announcement of the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini! Yep – the legendary PC Engine console, originally released in Japan in 1987 as the PC Engine, is [...]

12 07, 2019

The Top 10 Fighting Games of All Time!

By |2019-07-12T13:35:00+01:00July 12th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Fighting Games of All Time!

Fighting games were not created in the 1990s, but they sure did hit their stride during that halcyon period. Narrowing down a list of the top 10 of all time is almost as difficult as you can get when it comes to making lists. Because of their iterative nature, most fighting game franchises have spawned [...]

10 07, 2019

The Top 10 Racing Games for SEGA Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)

By |2019-07-10T16:59:00+01:00July 10th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Racing Games for SEGA Mega Drive (Sega Genesis)

The competition between the Sega Mega Drive and the SNES was a true matchup of the titans. Luckily for Sega, one ace card it had up its sleeve was its massive portfolio of arcade properties, many of which were racing games. But bringing an arcade racer to the home console was often easier said than [...]

8 07, 2019

The Top 10 Retro Beat ‘Em Up Games

By |2019-07-08T17:07:00+01:00July 8th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Top 10 Retro Beat ‘Em Up Games

The objective of this genre of game is easy enough for anyone to understand. How titles in the beat ‘em up genre distinguish themselves, however, is through their unique integration of other concepts into the move forward and beat the heck out of everything formula. Whether it is a fantasy theme, a popular IP from [...]

5 07, 2019

WATCH: The New Evercade Announcement Trailer (+New Games!)

By |2019-07-05T15:21:00+01:00July 5th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on WATCH: The New Evercade Announcement Trailer (+New Games!)

Ten more games confirmed alongside a new Announcement Trailer! Evercade dropped a brand new announcement trailer today, giving us an in-depth look at their retro handheld console. We’ve known the details and specs of the console for a while but we certainly get a nice demonstration of the unique cartridge system from which the Evercade will run original [...]

4 07, 2019

A Brief History of: Amstrad CPC 464

By |2019-07-05T02:35:24+01:00July 4th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on A Brief History of: Amstrad CPC 464

When we consider media for computers, one format that was in widespread use in the early years of personal computing but which fell out of favour entirely is the cassette tape. Largely phased out of the market in favour of floppy disks, cassette tapes could store a reasonable amount of data but were, as anyone [...]

26 06, 2019

The Japanese Mega Drive Mini Collector’s Edition Comes with Something Special!

By |2019-06-27T01:19:09+01:00June 26th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on The Japanese Mega Drive Mini Collector’s Edition Comes with Something Special!

They’ve only gone and thrown in 22 little cartridges! It’s safe to say that SEGA have made the Mega Drive Mini pretty appealing already – with two classic controllers, some tidy modern features and an impressive list of SEGA classics. But things get even better if you’re lucky enough to be able to pick one of the [...]

25 06, 2019

VIDEO: A New C64 Console Will Arrive in December!

By |2019-06-25T15:53:00+01:00June 25th, 2019|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on VIDEO: A New C64 Console Will Arrive in December!

It’s full-size. It’s got a fully operational keyboard. The C64 is back! Ok, ok – so we’ve had the C64 Mini for quite a while already. However we still think there will be plenty of appetite for this new offering from Retro Games Ltd. – dubbed “THEC64” . For starters, it’s full-size and comes complete with a [...]

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