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Classic Blue Bomber, fan-made
The newest iteration of developer Peter Sjostrand's Mega Man 2.5D is out, and you can download it off the official site. The 3.0 beta boasts new co-op and single-player stages, including Splash Woman and Quick Man.... read feature

Metal Gear

Metal Gear fan remake is cancelled, developers release trailer narrated by David Hayter


Konami pulls the plug
Aug 18
Well, this is awkward. Back in June, Konami gave a group of Metal Gear fans its blessing to produce a free remake of the original MSX Metal Gear. The project attracted a lot of talent, including those who've worked on such ti... read
Mega Man Legends

Here's the Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit launch trailer


The physical soundtrack and free release are still a go
Aug 18
Just recently we found out that the Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit demake was completed, and now we have a new launch trailer to see it in action. As a reminder, you can shell out for a physical soundtrack disc as well as a copy of the game, but it'll also drop for free on August 30. Be sure and pick it up as soon as possible on that date just in case something happens with Capcom! read
I want both of them either way
A group of Dragon Ball Online fans, who happen to also be developers, are translating the game into English and re-releasing it as Dragon Ball Online: Revelations. Meanwhile, we've got more screenshots of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, a game which I still firmly believe to be an adaptation of Dragon Ball Online. read feature

Retro Game Challenge

Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation almost complete


Now someone just needs to get it on the eShop
May 10
The old rule of thumb was that fan translations never get picked by the game's original developer or publisher, but Stiens;Gate and Ys: The Oath of Felghana proved differently. I hope that Retro Game Challenge 2 (known as Ga... read
Serious Sam

Serious Sam Classics: Revolution out now on Early Access


Would you consider attacking one at a time?
Apr 30
It's time to get serious. Or stoic. Actually, if Serious Sam is your thing, you might even want to get excited. A team of fans (with Croteam's blessing, no less) has launched Serious Sam Classics: Revolution on Steam, an ite... read
Fans' RE2 HD

There's another fan-made Resident Evil 2 HD remake


Fans do what Capdon't
Apr 23
The above video takes environments and models from Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles and re-purposes them for a remake of Resident Evil 2. Which raises an interesting question: Why didn't Capcom just do this? This proje... read
Mega Man fan game

Fan group shows progress on Mega Man Battle Network 3D project


From 'Team MMBN3D'
Apr 15
If you loved the Mega Man Battle Network series, you might want to pay attention to this new fan project. A collective of developers called "Team MMBN3D" has come together to create a 3D remake, which is set to drop on the P... read
2D, 90's Capcom-styled
Okay, maybe I haven't played a Dragon Ball Z game since Budokai 2, but I think that claim would hold up, even if it's my affinity for 2D speaking. But seriously, this years-in-the-making, well animated, Mugen-based DBZ fan g... read feature

EarthBound compilation

Fan compiles all three Mother games for Wii


'MOTHER was turned on...'
Mar 18
EarthBound (Mother 2 in Japan) holds a special place in the hearts of many, but despite the clamor for it, Nintendo has never officially released Mother or Mother 3 outside of Japan. Mother went through official localiz... read
Mega Man 2.5D

Grab the new Mega Man 2.5D beta now


Two player Mega Man and Proto Man co-op
Mar 04
What began as a proof of concept fan game is now a playable beta. The Mega Man 2.5D project sought to bring co-op to Mega Man, alongside of a combination of 2D and 3D visuals -- offering up a new side of the classic tha... read
Ys 5 now in english

Fan translation brings Ys 5 into English


Full series now fully localized
Dec 07
While many of you may be enjoying the latest Ys title to land stateside, Ys: Memories of Celceta on the PS Vita, one title in the series had yet to see any sort of English adaptation. That is until now. Thanks to the tea... read
Anita Sarkeesian

Anita Sarkeesian's plans for a videogame are pretty mild


I like oatmeal
Nov 09
I don't think I'll ever stop being amazed with how upset people get about Anita Sarkeesian. She's so darn mild! Jiminy Christmas you guys, she is like the mildest person ever. I can understand why some disagree with her or f... read
Mega Man

The 2.5 co-op Mega Man fan game goes beta


Another day, another cool free Mega Man game
Nov 04
I was just playing Mega Man 10 the other day, and it's even better than I remembered. That Wily Castle really knows how to bring it all together. Still, I can see why many were disappointed with how "same-y" it felt at relea... read
TimeSplitters PS4

TimeSplitters Rewind in development for PlayStation 4


Time keeps on splittin', splittin', splittin'
Sep 03
Early this year, TimeSplitters fans got some decent news when it was announced that Crytek, owner of TimeSplitters developer Free Radical, was okaying a venture by fans and some former Free Radical employees to mash up the or... read
Notch's Sonic

Before Minecraft, Notch made a crappy Sonic fan game


He made a bunch of sub-4K Java games, actually
Aug 17
A great way to waste time is to Google any odd topic that happens to pop into your head and play a game of link tag until you strike pay dirt. My latest excursion led me to Sonic Racer 4K, a Java-based Sonic fan game. But wha... read
Mega Man Unlimited

Easy mode update for Mega Man Unlimited is out


Fixes many other issues too, such as the wonky native controller support
Aug 06
It was only a few days ago when I mentioned that a difficulty adjustment update to Mega Man Unlimited was on its way. Version 1.1.0 is now available, bringing along a whole host of changes. The biggest and most welcome additi... read
Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... read
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited has been ported to Mac


Also, an Easy mode is coming
Aug 02
I don't think I need to repeat how amazing Mega Man Unlimited is. Here's my review again. The original game is only available on Windows, but the wizards at OneWeakness have ported it to Mac so that no one is left out in the ... read
Mega Man Legends

The Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit demake demo is available


Holy Volnutts, Mega Man!
Jul 15
I've said this many times before, but the Mega Man fan community never ceases to amaze me. After a number of passionate fan projects that set out to re-create the classic feel of the 8-bit series, another project caught my ey... read
Robot Master-piece
I've been championing the fan game community since the day I joined Destructoid, yet I've never before anticipated the release of a fan game with as much fervor as I'd reserve for an official title until Mega Man Unlimited. I... read feature

Sonic After the Sequel

Listen to the AMAZING Sonic After the Sequel OST


Better than any official Sonic soundtrack?
Jul 10
The other day, I shared with you all a new Sonic the Hedgehog fan game, Sonic After the Sequel. In particular, I made note of the game's unbelievably amazing OST. We're talking professional grade material here, equaling and ... read
Mega Man Revolution

Mega Man Revolution is finished and ready to download


A new Mega Man fan game arrives
Jul 08
If there's one fan game community that never ceases to tirelessly work on new projects it's the Mega Man community, and now, a brand new game is finally ready for pew pew consumption everywhere -- Mega Man Revolution. This on... read
Sonic After the Sequel

Sonic After the Sequel fan game has the BEST MUSIC EVER


Nice fan game, even nicer soundtrack
Jul 08
There's this one Sonic fan game that has been sitting on my hard drive for a while now called Sonic Before the Sequel, a prequel to the events of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. From the little I have played already, it's quite the fu... read
Pokemon 3D fan game

This Pokemon RPG fan game looks dope


Pokemon Generations sets out to provide a true 3D experience
Jul 05
Pokemon Generations, a new fan-made game that attempts to further the story of the first generation of games, is now available for your testing pleasure. The above new video is just a simple combat test involving Charmander ... read
Final Frontier

Control an FTL crew member in fan mod Final Frontier


I want to be a Mantis. Can I be a Mantis?
Jul 02
FTL: Faster Than Light was one of the first big Kickstarter videogame success stories. After earning more than twenty times its original goal early last year and releasing in the fall, we loved it. We weren't the only ones, ... read
Mega Man Legends 3

A Mega Man Legends 3 8-bit fan game? Sure!


Actual Mega Man Legends staffers are helping on this project
Jul 01
The campaign to resurrect Mega Man Legends 3 won't die, and I honestly hope it never does. The fans continue to surprise me with the myriad ways they demonstrate support, from producing a concept album to launching a replica... read
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited is done! Beams down in July!


PC fan game ready to pick up Capcom's slack
Jun 23
It's been a long road, but Philippe "MegaPhilX" Poulin's Mega Man Unlimited is finished a ready for release on July 14, 2013. Oh my... Quick recap: Shortly after Mega Man 9's release, Phil whipped up a video of what he imagi... read
Pokemon Fusion

Pokemon Fusion is so hot right now


Someone should make a game out of this
May 25
Web developer and Product Guy Alex Onsager made a website that allows you to fuse Pokemon together to make new Pokemon. As of right now there are about 121 different compatible Pokemon, putting the potential combinations into... read
Mega Man Unlimited

Mega Man Unlimited fan game goes J-pop in new trailer


Giant robot platypus says hi
May 04
It's been a while since we heard news on Mega Man Unlimited, the balls-awesome Mega Man fan game that fooled even Capcom into thinking it was legit! You may remember my interview last year with project lead Philippe "MegaPhi... read
Always bet on Duke

The REAL Duke Nukem Forever released 16 years later


DNF 2013 is based on levels from original DNF trailer
May 01
Gearbox's Duke Nukem Forever may be a let down, but things are looking up with the release of a fan-made mod that recreates Duke Nukem Forever's E3 2001 trailer in the Duke Nukem 3D engine. The results are glorious. Let me t... read
Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da... read






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