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Get a good look at Kamiko, coming to Switch this week

Jed really took to Kamiko when it hit the Japanese eShop recently, and for $5, I'd love to take the plunge in a roughly hour long rapid-fire retro jaunt. While the game was in English the trailer wasn't, so you can watch the below video and...   read

 
 
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Review: Cosmic Star Heroine

Cosmic Star Heroine was successfully Kickstarted back in 2013, and was intended to be a throwback to latter-day 16-bit role playing games like Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. Originally intended for release in December 2014, the t...   read

 
 

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I'd definitely play this World of Warcraft NES mockup

You'd think that after playing World of Warcraft for nearly 13 years I'd be tired of it, but I'm still plugging away at the Legion expansion. I'd also happily give this NES demake a go, if it were real that is. YouTube channel Rkade Soup re...   read

 
 
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The limits of nostalgia: Podtoid reviews Yooka-Laylee

What happens when you go back to the well and try to make a clone of a 20 year old game? Well, not exactly good things. But, maybe, still what crowdfunding supporters were after? You'll have to listen to the latest Podtoid special to see wh...   read

 
 
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Rumor: The SNES Mini is on the way, hopefully they make more than 10

According to Eurogamer, who has had fairly solid sources on Nintendo happenings in the past, there will be an SNES Mini (to follow the NES Classic) later this year. This news comes directly after Nintendo has begun to halt production of the...   read

 
 
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Review: The Disney Afternoon Collection

One of my favorite conversation starters among friends is how they feel about legacy systems like the NES. In my experience, you'll run the entire gamut, from older folks who hated retro games to younger players who absolutely love the clas...   read

 
 
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Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Wonder Boy series has sort of a complicated history. Several different franchises have claimed at least one of the series' titles, including Wonder Boy, Monster Land, and even Adventure Island. The Wonder Boy games were always conf...   read

 
 
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Review: Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park was Kickstarted back in 2014 and promised a brand new game in an old genre, a return to the classic point-and-click adventure titles produced by LucasArts in the late '80s and early '90s. The title has an impeccab...   read

 
 
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Review: Macbat 64

I've never pitched a game to someone with a prototype, but I'd imagine Macbat 64 isn't far off from what publishers would have seen when looking at prototypes for Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. That is to say, bite-sized levels...   read

 
 
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Fifteen minutes with Dusk just isn't enough

There's a lyric on Beach Slang's second album that sounds like it could be Dusk's mantra. "Play it loud, play it fast. Play me something that will always last," howls singer James Alex. Though the request is simple, it's a loaded gun. ...   read

 
 


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Capcom announces 'Disney Afternoon Collection' with six 1080p retro classics

Well, this was unexpected! We know Capcom is focusing a lot on remasters and re-releases, but six NES classics have been dredged up and risen from their graves for a PC, PS4, and Xbox One collection. That list includes Chip 'n Dale Res...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz! Zelda Results

Last weekend, in celebration of the newest Legend of Zelda game, I posted a quiz about the series' history, with questions spanning the entire 30 year history of the franchise. Today, the results. This quiz was intentionally more diffi...   read

 
 
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The Great Retro Quiz Reboot: The Legend of Zelda

Merry Switchmas! Like many of you, I've spent the last couple of days exploring the various nooks and crannies of Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I've really been enjoying how I can take the game with me into any roo...   read

 
 
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Review: Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master is one of my favorite games to watch during AGDQ's speedrunning festivities. I love the Metroid feel of it, and seeing some of the near-misses and pixel-perfect jumps make for exciting runs -- they always make me want to go b...   read

 
 
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Duck Hunt in VR adds dual-wielding and grenades

Some of the best Virtual Reality games are also the most simple, and it doesn't get much simpler than NES launch title Duck Hunt. You have a gun, your dog flushes out ducks, you shoot them. It's simple. To the point. Easy to understand. It'...   read

 
 
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Blaster Master Zero is coming west next month on Switch, 3DS

Although it's going to miss the technical launch day of March 3 in the west (it's a full-on launch game in Japan), it's close enough. Inti Creates has revealed that Blaster Master Zero will be arriving west in North America in Eur...   read

 
 
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The developers of Mega Man Legacy Collection are creating a new Capcom collection

Mega Man Legacy Collection is the last bastion of hope for the Blue Bomber to continue to exist outside of the sleazy mobile releases Capcom has been putting out. Digital Eclipse did a great job of upholding the honor of the series, an...   read

 
 
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The Video Game History Foundation kicks off with an NES launch archive

Video games are a young industry, and the entire history of the medium fits into the space of just a few decades. Even though the industry at large always seems to be focused on the Next Big Thing, there are a few who are committed to prese...   read

 
 
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Thimbleweed Park's pretty pixels get a release date

Thimbleweed Park, an adventure game led by industry legend Ron Gilbert, doubled its kickstarter goal when it was announced in 2014. It's a beautiful throwback to early Lucasarts adventure titles like Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tenta...   read

 
 
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Contra enters the real world on its 30th anniversary

Contra (or Probotector, depending on what part of the world you hail from) was one of the Nintendo Entertainment System's most iconic games, one that strongly resonates with people who grew up with it even today. The series just celebr...   read

 
 
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A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV is going to be a free download as of next month

What was once a pre-order bonus is now a fully-fledged free game. Square Enix has announced that A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV, the retro beat 'em up that serves as a prequel of sorts (it's an embellished tale from Noctis' father, with so...   read

 
 
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Review: Bleed 2

When Bleed came out in 2012, it was a great throwback to run-and-gun platformers of the late '80s and early '90s like Contra and Metal Slug. The sequel looks a lot better, builds on the foundation established in the first game beautifu...   read

 
 
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Someone translated the Full Metal Alchemist GBA game

Man, Full Metal Alchemist. It's required reading for incoming anime enthusiasts, and for good reason -- it ticks all the right boxes -- especially the newer series, Brotherhood, which is a direct manga adaptation. If you're pining for the o...   read

 
 
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Retro Studios is cooking up something

Retro Studios has developed some of the greatest games of the past few generations. Both Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze are some of the best examples of their respective series and fans have been eager to figure out ...   read

 
 
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River City Ransom: Underground gets a launch trailer and release date

I guess early 2017 is going to be the time for retro inspired beat-'em-ups to get launched, as River City Ransom: Underground is set for a release on February 27. This is hot on the heels of Double Dragon IV, but has been anticipated for mu...   read

 
 



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