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Did Nintendo sell us a ROM of Super Mario Bros.?

The Virtual Console on the Wii and Wii U has been pretty crappy. While there are definitely a bunch of classic titles available, Nintendo's treatment of the service comes off as an afterthought. This is a company with one of the richest bac...   read

 
 
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The Xbox One may yet get its emulator

Over the weekend, we reported on the emulator NESBox being allowed permission for release on the Xbox One. Microsoft eventually denied the application, citing that it did not go through the [email protected] program. The developer of the program wasn...   read

 
 
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Even Zelda: Ocarina of Time is better with Waluigi

Thanks to a ROM hack by Russmarrs2, Waluigi is playable in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, just as we always wanted. Our collective hopes, dreams, and prayers have been answered. In the wrong hands, such an endeavor could have fallen...   read

 
 
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The Mega Man 4 ROM hack to end all ROM hacks

When you hear the phrase "ROM hack," two thoughts may flitter across your mind. One, somebody took an old game from a legacy console and slightly altered the color palette or sprites to make it look like, for instance, all the boxers in Pu...   read

 
 
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New NES homebrew game Super Bat Puncher appears

This is a run-through of a demo for Super Bat Puncher, an entirely new homebrew game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A platform game, you have to free the nature spirits guarding a dangerous planet and punch a lot of bats. As you ob...   read

 
 
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Retro Game Challenge 2 fan translation moving forward

Earlier in the month, ROM Hacker Xvirus demonstrated the potential for a fan translation patch for the sequel to Retro Game Challenge, long ago doomed never to escape Japan. While the patch was technically possible with Xvirus' skills, he l...   read

 
 
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Retro Game Challenge 2 may get a fan translation

I adored Retro Game Challenge, the localization of Game Center CX for the Nintendo DS. Sadly, not enough people were willing to take a risk on such a quirky title and odds for its sequel to see release in Western markets were squashed...   read

 
 
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Grab these Chrono Trigger fan games while you can

I wrote this post up as fast as I could. In fact, I haven't even had the chance to try these games out yet. That's because by the time you read this, they may be gone. Square-Enix is notoriously ruthless about taking down fan games, so get ...   read

 
 
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Sonic 2 hack takes a dig at DIMPS

This just goes to show you how out of touch I am with Sonic the Hedgehog fans. I had no idea there was a contingent of people out there who seem to despise the way Dimps has been treating the speed freak. I suppose it was to be expect...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy gets fan translation ... into Latin

Fan translations are nothing new. Usually, its the result of Japanese games not getting released in English despite fan demand. Which of course begs the question -- who the Hell is demanding their games in Latin!? Whether people want it or ...   read

 
 


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Genesis emulator coming to iPhone, won't be taken down

Here's something you don't see every day. An emulator for the Sega Genesis is on its way to the iPhone App Store and, get this, it probably won't be taken down within 24 hours. Sega is getting set to release their own official emulator for ...   read

 
 
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Make room on your shelf for Battle Kid, a new NES game

Confession time: I spent my holiday weekend playing Final Fantasy II. So I understand if, even in this age of bump mapping, lens flares, and bloom lighting, you feel the need to play games lacking in polygons (or level design that values r...   read

 
 
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Play Mega Man on the Atari 2600, if you wanna

Two years ago, for the 2007 I Am 8-bit gallery, artist David Galloway (re)created Capcom's original Mega Man on the Atari 2600. If I were picky, I would insist that Galloway's de-make be played on an Atari 8-bit Family machine to fully do j...   read

 
 
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Destructoid interview: Breath of Fire II translator Ryusui

A few weeks ago, a member of the ROMhacking community named Ryusui created an English translation for Capcom's classic Breath of Fire II. Nuka Cola -- a Destructoid community member and one of Ryusui's beta testers -- wrote about the patch ...   read

 
 
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On your NES: Mystery Science Theater 30XX and other hacked ROMs

In the not-too-distant future, a boy ... no, a man ... NO, a ROBOT must face evils the likes of can be seen only in the worst movies of all time. Not every hacked ROM can be a work of art like Cory Arcangel's Clouds, but make no mistake...   read

 
 
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The state of DS homebrew: Jesus inside

The mother of all mobile gaming sites Modojo is ran a seven page feature on the state of DS homebrew games, with special emphasis on some of the most polished games created for the system and an interview with the sleepless tinkerer behind ...   read

 
 



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