Welcome to issue #6, I hope that you are enjoying the newsletter and format – however if you have any feedback please do let me know.
35 years ago today The Legend of Zelda was launched on the NES and changed gaming forever. If you have not already played this masterpiece, then you can do so here.
The ultra limited edition, and individually numbered Mushroom Kingdom shirts are selling fast – get in on the finest retro inspired tees! Link
CBR took a look at some SNES classics that have not aged well (below). Harsh. Link
Polygon has the full lineup for the Genesis Mini 2 which is launching on the 27th October. Some absolute classics and I am very tempted to find a way to get one (but will probably stick with my Analogue Sega SG). Link
Nintendo Life have reported that Sega are making Space Channel 5 and Comix Zone films (below). Link
The first colour handheld console to be released in the USA was not the Game Gear, as I thought – but the Atari Lynx. My Droll has a nice article on the 160×102 ultra LD system. Link
“299” – Cracked look at the three digits that kind of changed the video gaming history. A turning point in the console wars in 1995. Link
Remember Sunsoft? The were a publisher for the 8 and 16 bit era and probably best known for Aero the Acro-Bat, and they are back. Polygon explained more. Link
Inverse talk about how a platformer on the 2600 redefined the genre forever (below). Link
If you are lucky enough to own an Analogue Pocket – then you will be happy to hear about some new cores for the device, including the Master System, Game Gear and the SG-1000. Link
GamesRadar has a nice piece on the 50 things that changed gaming. Long but cool. Link
NFL Blitz was amazing, let’s be honest here. Arcade1Up have announced an arcade cabinet for NFL Blitz Legends (below). Link
Antstream have an article on the story of the Commodore 64, and calls it the “King” of 8 bit computers. Link
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