๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0050

Happy 50th edition everyone – thanks to you all for reading this, which keeps me motivated to keep going and keep improving. If you have any comments on how I can improve this, please let me know via our social platforms (TwitterInstagramTikTok or r/RetroShell)

Can you guess this weekโ€™s birthday game from the riddle below (answer at the bottom)?

In the week commencing June 26, 1991,

A game arrived, full of action and fun.

On a console that made hearts race,

Prepare to enter a speedy, futuristic chase.

Buckle up, get ready to rev,

As you zoom through tracks with adrenaline waves.

Pick up power-ups, leave opponents in the dust,

In this racing game, red shells are a must.

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๐ŸŽฎ Sunsoft aims to revive the nostalgia of three beloved Famicom games by bringing them to the Nintendo Switch through a crowdfunding campaign, giving fans the opportunity to support the resurrection of these retro gems. [GoNintendo] Link

No idea what is going in here, but I think I like it ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿ„ Super Mario RPG fans rejoice as Noisy Pixel reveals the exciting announcement of a remake for Nintendo Switch, bringing back the beloved classic, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, to delight a new generation of gamers. [Noisy Pixel] Link

More exciting news for RPG enthusiasts as a leaker suggests a potential remake of the beloved classic, Chrono Trigger, in the works, offering a chance to revisit the timeless adventure with enhanced visuals and gameplay. [Gameranx] Link

Takes me back to 16-bit days

Get ready for some fast-paced micro-game madness as a new WarioWare game, “Move It,” is announced, bringing a fresh batch of cool mini-games and wacky challenges to the Nintendo Switch. [Lifewire] Link


๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Dive into the fascinating world of Super Nintendo cartridges and explore the reason behind their large interior space, uncovering the engineering marvels that allowed for innovative game features and enhanced gaming experiences on the iconic SNES console. [GearRice] Link


Uncover the harsh realities of replaying Nintendo 64 and PlayStation One games, as this article delves into the challenges of revisiting beloved titles from the past, exposing outdated graphics, clunky controls, and questionable design choices that may diminish the nostalgia factor. [CBR – yea, itโ€™s a list but thought I would put it here] Link

Took me a moment to figure out wtf was going in here.

๐Ÿ˜ก Explore a report that reveals the most toxic and vulgar video game communities on Reddit, shedding light on the darker side of online gaming where toxicity, harassment, and hate speech thrive (not retro, but quite interesting). [Destructoid] Link

๐Ÿ’ก Check out the new dbrand Retro Darkplates for the PS5, which give the console a nostalgic touch with a translucent design inspired by the iconic N64. [TechEBlog] Link

Uncover the fascinating tale of the 300kg Playboy arcade cabinet, complete with a built-in magnifying glass and stereo speakers, offering a unique and extravagant gaming experience that showcases the innovation and charm of retro gaming. [Game-News24] Link

Upgrade Complete

Rediscover the joy of joysticks as we take a nostalgic journey into the world of Quickshot controllers, highlighting their significance and why they are worth revisiting for a dose of retro gaming nostalgia. [The Guardian] Link

Relive the gory thrills of Namco’s iconic gorefest, Splatterhouse, as the game makes its way to the Arcade Archives, offering players a chance to experience the bloody action and horror of this classic arcade title. [Destructoid] Link

Amidst the changing landscape of the gaming industry, there is a growing call for Sega to make a comeback and rejoin the console market, bringing nostalgia and innovation to gamers worldwide. [CBR – Not a list ๐Ÿ˜ณ] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿญ Discover 15 fascinating facts about Pikachu, the beloved and iconic Pokรฉmon, including some lesser-known trivia that will surely surprise even the most dedicated fans. [Ruetir] Link

โ€œIโ€™m on TVโ€ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

๐Ÿ“Ÿ Dive into a nostalgic journey as Bored Panda showcases a collection of 45 old gadgets, reminding us of the technological marvels and cherished memories of retro devices from the past. [Bored Panda] Link

CBR with their endless supply of lists gives us 10 Video Game Sequels that are more famous than the original. Link

Unlock the secrets of 8 rare NES games and discover some hidden gems that collectors and retro gaming enthusiasts would love to add to their collection, showcasing the diverse and unique titles that made their mark on the Nintendo Entertainment System. [DualShockers] Link

Discover 10 old games that everyone should experience at least once, featuring timeless classics that have left an indelible mark on gaming history and continue to deliver memorable and immersive gameplay across generations. [Screen Rant] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Brace yourself for a challenge here are the 15 hardest levels in N64 games, where skilled gamers must conquer daunting obstacles and overcome intense difficulty to emerge victorious. [GameRant] Link

Plus the 8 hardest Sega Genesis/Megadrive games ever made (apparently) [GameRant]. Link

Jump into the world of speed and excitement with these best Sonic games that have captivated players for decades, featuring thrilling gameplay, iconic characters, and unforgettable music. Get ready to run, spin, and collect rings in these classic titles. [TechRadar] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Get ready to take a trip down memory lane with the 10 best (not my words) retro video games from Sega, featuring iconic titles that captivated gamers and left an indelible mark on gaming history. [CBR] Link

With the new film due out (hoping very much it is a return to glory ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) here is a list of the 5 best Indiana Jones games from Gearrice. Link

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Answer: The game is “Super Mario Kart” for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), turning 32 this week.