Welcome to issue #23 of the newsletter, thank for all of the feedback on the survey – it is appreciated and is already shaping the newsletter (for the better I hope) – I will do a separate edition to share the results with you all. If you still want to give your views, you can find the survey here.
Bomberman was released 37 years ago today (19/12/87) for the Famicom and a certain video game character turned 35 (17/12/87). His OG name was Rockman, can you guess who he is (answer at the bottom)?
Switch online has added 4 new Megadrive/Genesis games – including Columns [Eurogamer]. Link
The Daily Mail report on what they think is the largest video game collection in the world, worth an estimated $2.1m. I truly believe that retro is a wise investment. Link
Redbrick have a feature on the gaming on the wars in the 90’s and the impact on wider gaming. I used to be team Megadrive (Genesis) as that is what my parents got me, but it’s hard to see it as being better than the SNES these days. Link
Continuing the console history theme, Stratechery have a history go video games starting way back in 1958, its well worth a read. Link
Khabar Non Stop have a feature on the Rare “Play Boy” handheld that was never released (unfortunately). Link
Destructoid have a feature as they revisit on Final Fight 3 on the SNES. Link
If you have a VR unit and want to recreate a working 90’s bedroom of your dreams, you need EmuVR (can be played without as well) [Lifehacker]. Link
Make Tech Easier have a run down about the best dedicated controllers for retro gamers. Link
Who knew there was a game called Millenium Falcon Challenge? Who knew there was a games console called the Tiger-R Zone. If you answered no to either question then you will enjoy this look at the “worst games console of all time” and a forgotten Star Wars game [California 18]. Link
Yahoo News has a gift guide on dedicated modern consoles to play retro games (and controllers). Link
The Hawkeye give their ranking on the classic MegaMan games. I never really played any of them and should really get around to doing so. Link
The Review Geek look at the top Mario games of all time, and there are some surprising entries amongst the more usual suspects. Link
Thats all for this week, the answer to the question is Mega Man (aka Rockman). The link to the survey is here – and please share with communities if you enjoy the newsletter. Thanks!