๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0057

Issue #57 is coming in hot. This week we cover consoles that almost never happened, $10 fake game boys and the truth behind Michael Jackson and Sonic 3.

Thanks for reading and your continued support – the greatest give you could give me would be to share this with others in the world of retro gaming if you enjoy it.

This week’s riddle is an icon, can you guess the game that was released this week in time?

In the week of August 14, 1989, a game came alive,

On a console where challenges thrive.

With a blue hero who dashes through,

Join the adventure, it’s up to you!

Defeat the doctor, save the day,

In this platforming game, you’ll have your say.

Collect Chaos Emeralds, speed through the zone,

A gaming experience you’ll always own.


“Pokemon Stadium 2 and Pokemon Trading Card Game May Be Coming to Switch Online” – Get ready for a potential wave of nostalgia as Pokemon Stadium 2 and the Pokemon Trading Card Game could be heading to Nintendo Switch Online. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿƒ [The Verge] Link

“8BitDo Unveils Adapter for Modern Controllers on PS1 and PS2” – Gamers can now experience classic PlayStation games with modern controllers thanks to the new adapter from 8BitDo. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ”Œ [TechSpot] Link 

“Quake 2 Remaster Shakes Up Gaming World Across All Platforms” – The classic shooter Quake 2 receives a surprise remaster, bringing updated graphics and renewed excitement to fans across various gaming platforms. ๐Ÿ’ฅ [NME] Link 

“Genesis of Terror: Kickstarter Success for Sega Genesis Horror Game” – A new horror game for the Sega Genesis has found success on Kickstarter, giving retro gamers a spine-tingling experience. ๐Ÿ‘ป [ChitHot] Link 


“By the Wayside: Parodius Da!” takes us on a humorous and entertaining journey through the quirky world of the SNES classic “Parodius” by Konami. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ [Destructoid] Link

“Consoles That Nearly Didn’t Happen” uncovers the fascinating stories behind close calls in gaming history, from cancelled projects to missed opportunities that could have changed the gaming landscape. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [TheGamer] Link 

“Super Mario Bros’ First World: A Masterclass in Level Design” – Explore how the iconic first world of Super Mario Bros. serves as a tutorial in masterful level design. ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒŸ [CBR] Link 

“Introducing the RG Nano: The Tiniest Console You’ve Ever Seen!” – Get ready to be amazed by the RG Nano, the latest and smallest console that’s making a big impact on the gaming world. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŒŒ [GearRice] Link 

“Unbelievable Bargain or Scam? $10 Fake Game Boy Packed with 200 Games!” – Dive into the world of knockoff nostalgia as a $10 counterfeit Game Boy claims to offer 200 games, but is it too good to be true? ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿคจ [Nintendo Life] Link 

“Conker 64 Developer Shares Early Designs for Conker” – Take a peek into the past as the original developer of Conker’s Bad Fur Day showcases the initial designs for the iconic Conker character. ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ [My Nintendo News] Link

“How Much Was Nintendo Worth in 1985?” – Travel back to the gaming industry’s early days and discover the surprising value of Nintendo in 1985, paving the way for its iconic rise. ๐Ÿ’ฐ [JStationX] Link

“Former Sega Director Debunks Rumors About Michael Jackson’s Songs in Sonic 3” – Unravel the truth behind the long-standing myth about Michael Jackson’s involvement in the Sonic 3 soundtrack. ๐ŸŽต [Niche Gamer] Link

“A Trip Down Memory Combo: Street Fighter 2 Retrospective” – Step into the ring and revisit the iconic Street Fighter 2, a game that left an indelible mark on gaming history. ๐Ÿ‘Š [GameLuster] Link

“How the Nintendo Seal of Quality Forever Changed the Industry” – Delve into how the iconic Nintendo Seal of Quality left an indelible mark on the gaming industry. ๐ŸŒŸ [Ruetir] Link 

“The Evolution of Console Games: A Journey Through Technological Advancements” – Embark on a captivating journey through the technological advancements that have shaped the evolution of console games over the years. ๐Ÿš€ [GamingLyfe] Link 

Lists & Rankings

“10 Dungeons & Dragons Creatures That Appear in Final Fantasy Games” – Uncover the fantasy creatures that bridge the gap between Dungeons & Dragons and the beloved Final Fantasy series. ๐Ÿ‰โœจ [TheGamer] Link

“Top 10 Sega Master System Games That Still Shine Bright” – Take a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of gaming with these outstanding Sega Master System classics. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŒŸ [DualShockers] Link 

“Top 10 Sega Genesis Arcade Ports Ranked for Nostalgic Gaming Bliss” – Dive into the golden era of arcade gaming with this list of the best Sega Genesis arcade ports that bring the excitement of the arcade to your home console. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [DualShockers] Link

“10 Exclusive Games That Elevated Consoles to Must-Have Status” – Dive into a nostalgic journey as we explore the exclusive titles that turned gaming consoles into must-have gems for gamers. ๐ŸŽฎ [KeenGamer] Link 

“41 Surprising Origins of Famous Video Games” – Delve into the intriguing and often unexpected origins of well-known video games that have left their mark on the gaming world. ๐ŸŽฎ [Cracked] Link

Thanks for reading!- more next week.

Answer: The game is “Sonic the Hedgehog” for the Sega Genesis, turning 32 this week.

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