๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0051

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Can you guess this weeks birthday game?

In the week of July 3, 1991, a legendary game arrived, On a console where fast-paced action thrived. With a spiky-haired hero, brave and bold, Embark on a quest, an adventure to behold.

Save the world from an evil force, With your sword, magic, and a powerful horse. Explore dungeons, solve puzzles with might, In this timeless game that shines so bright.

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๐ŸŽ‰ Nintendo Celebrates Famicom’s 40th Anniversary: Nintendo announces a special campaign to honor the iconic Famicom console, recognising its significant contribution to gaming history. [GoNintendo] ๐Ÿ’ก Link

Pixel Art Porn

๐ŸŽฎ Nintendo Takes a Stand Against Scalpers for the Highly Anticipated Nintendo Switch Launch! [Essentially Sports] ๐Ÿš€ Link

๐Ÿ”’ Beware of the Nintendo Game Spreading Malware Worldwide [Ruetir] ๐Ÿ”ฅ Link

๐Ÿ‘ป Ghouls ‘n Ghosts and More Join the Sega Genesis Lineup on Nintendo Switch! [Crunchyroll] ๐ŸŽฎ Link

Rumourโ€™s suggest that a long-awaited Banjo-Kazooie 3 game might be in the works, bringing back the beloved duo for another adventure. [Nintendo Smash] Link

Sega takes a playful approach with a spoof infomercial promoting Sonic Origins Plus, bringing retro Sonic games to the forefront. [YouTube] Below.


Retro-Bit announces physical re-releases of classic Genesis games Sol-Deace and El Viento this year, bringing retro gaming nostalgia to collectors and fans. [Samachar Central] Link

Sega plans to revive classic franchises and explore new opportunities, with Sonic as a major focus, according to a company boss. [Appuals] Link

A demake of the iconic game Myst for the Atari 2600 showcases the vast technological advancements in gaming over the past 30 years. [Ars Technica] Link

Gorillas in the myst

Atari announces “Quantum Recharged,” a new game that combines classic arcade gameplay with a modern twist. [Atari] Link


๐Ÿ’ฐ Discover the Astonishing Net Worth of Nintendo’s R.O.B  [SlashGear] ๐Ÿ’ธ Link

Useless but cool

๐Ÿ” Ifixit Autopsies Classic Consoles: Get a sneak peek inside 10 iconic consoles from NES to PS2 and the first Xbox, revealing their inner workings and design secrets. [Gearrice] ๐Ÿ’ก Link

Discover the value of the Atari Jaguar today and whether it’s worth owning in the modern gaming landscape. [SlashGear] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ From Hacker to Nemesis: Discover the fascinating journey of Gary Bowser, a 1980s hacker who later became a notorious figure in the world of Nintendo as the leader of a piracy group. [TorrentFreak] ๐Ÿ“ฃ Link

๐ŸŽฎ The Incredible Story of the Game Boy that Survived a Bombing and was Removed from the Nintendo Store in New York in its Aftermath. [Game-News24] ๐Ÿ“ฃ Link

The Shithouse of consoles

Uncover the hidden secrets of console and arcade games, from hidden levels to secret characters, that will leave you amazed. [CBR] Link


“PC Engine: The Box Art Collection” is a must-have book for fans of the classic Japanese video game system, showcasing stunning box art from the era. [Ruetir] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Nokia’s Failed Attempt to Brand a PlayStation After Nintendo’s Rejection Ended Fatally! [Gear Rice] ๐Ÿ’ฅ Link

Nintendo 64 eBay: A Comprehensive Guide to Buying and Selling on the Platform [NNN}. Link

Lists & Rankings

10 Great Games That Are Not Available for Purchase! [CBR] ๐ŸŒŸ Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Discover 7 Fascinating Facts About Nintendo You Didn’t Know! [iTechPost] ๐Ÿ“ฃ Link

Check out the (apparent) 7 Best Game Boy Games of All Time [A Little Bit Human] ๐ŸŒŸ Link

Discover the 20 most popular Super Mario games of all time, showcasing the enduring legacy of this iconic franchise. [Ruetir] Link

And thatโ€™s all we have, thanks for reading!

Answer: The game is “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), turning 32 this week.