Issue #57 coming in hot.
In this week’s newsletter, we cover mini controllers, the worst things about retro gaming and the rarest and most expensive games ever.
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This week we have a tough riddle, I would be surprised if anyone got it, but here we go.
In the week of August 21, 1989, a game debuted,
On a console where challenges were met and defeated.
With a cast of heroes, a team so strong,
Join their fight against evil, in battles they belong.
RPG elements mixed with action and fun,
In this classic game, your journey’s just begun.
Unveil the secrets, explore the unknown,
On a console where gaming stories are sown.
“Dai Kaiju for Famicom Receives Fan Translation: Unleash the Power of Monsters!” – Dive into the world of classic Famicom gaming with a fan-translated release of Dai Kaiju. 🎮 [Games Xtreme] Link
“16 Buttons Squeezed into a Micro Controller? 8BitDo’s Ingenious Innovation!” – Witness the magic of 8BitDo’s tiny yet feature-packed microcontroller that manages to fit 16 buttons for ultimate gaming control. 🎮 [Engadget] Link
“Dreamcast Mini Considered by Sega” – Sega has contemplated the idea of releasing a Dreamcast Mini, following the success of its previous mini consoles. While no official confirmation has been made, the possibility of reliving Dreamcast classics on a compact system has sparked interest among fans. 🎮 [Wccftech] Link
Sega has reportedly acquired Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, which could lead to exciting collaborations between the two gaming giants. 🎮 [Exputer] Link
“The Best NES HDMI Converters for a Retro Gaming Visual Upgrade” – Transform your nostalgic NES gaming experience with these top HDMI converters. 📺 [Cultured Vultures] Link
“Worst Aspects of Retro Gaming: Nostalgia-Induced Frustrations Revealed!” – Delve into the drawbacks of retro gaming, from finicky cartridges to save file woes, reminding us that the good ol’ days weren’t all perfect. 🎮 [Den of Geek] Link
“The Magic of the Nintendo 64: A Trip Down Memory Lane” – Uncover what made the Nintendo 64 a beloved gaming icon, from its groundbreaking 3D worlds to unforgettable classics like Mario Kart 64. 🕹️ [The Triangle] Link
“Unveiling the Mystery: A Zelda 64 Mod Based on Original Beta” – Delve into the world of fan creations as an anonymous developer works on a mod that brings The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time closer to its original beta version (Below). 🛡️ [YouTube] Link
“Reliving 1984: SG-1000 Arcade System Brought Home” – Step back to 1984 as the SG-1000 arcade system allowed gamers to experience the thrill of the arcade in their own homes. 🕹️ [Adafruit] Link
“Behind the Scenes of Ocarina of Time: Recovered Interviews Unveil Cut Content” – Journey back to the development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as previously unreleased Japanese interviews shed light on the game’s hidden stories and content. 🎮 [GameIsHard] Link
“Rarest and Most Expensive Retro Games” – This article explores some of the rarest and most valuable retro video games that have become sought-after collector’s items. It delves into the history and reasons behind the rarity of these games, including titles like “Stadium Events,” “Nintendo World Championships,” and “Air Raid.” The article also discusses the incredible prices these games can fetch in the collector’s market. 🕹️ [Cultured Vultures] Link
This article highlights some of the best games released for the Sega Saturn, showcasing the diverse and memorable gaming experiences the console offered. 🕹️ [Dot Esports] Link
“Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game” for Sega Saturn is gaining recognition for its campy charm and unique gameplay that makes it worth checking out for fans of the Street Fighter franchise. 🕹️ [Destructoid] Link
Despite the industry’s advancements, there’s yet to be a “Citizen Kane of Gaming,” raising questions about the unique nature of interactive storytelling. 🎮 [Game is Hard] Link
“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” video game brings the iconic horror film to interactive life with a release date, trailer, plot details, and gameplay insights. 🎮 [Game is Hard] Link
Lists & Rankings
“10 Games Nintendo Needs to Localise for Your Gaming Pleasure” – Nintendo fans are eagerly waiting for these gems to be localised, bringing more excitement to their gaming libraries. 🌍 [Destructoid] Link
“5 Blatant Rip-Off Games That Raised Eyebrows” – Uncover some of the most audacious rip-off games in history that left players scratching their heads. 🎮 [Rice Digital] Link
“Best First Bethesda Games Ever” – Bethesda has a rich history of creating iconic and influential games. This article ranks some of the studio’s earliest titles that laid the foundation for its success, including classics like “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” and “Fallout.” These games introduced players to immersive open worlds and deep storytelling, setting the stage for Bethesda’s future endeavours. 🎮 [GameRant] Link
“15 Canceled Video Games That Deserved to Be Released” discusses a range of promising video games that were cancelled during development, leaving gamers curious about what could have been. 🎮 [Den of Geek] Link
And that’s all we have worth sharing this week. Thanks for reading.
The Answer to the riddle: The game is “Phantasy Star II” for the Sega Genesis, turning 32 this week.