👾 Retro Gaming Weekly News #0065

Issue #65 – The Commodore 65, also known as the C65, was a prototype computer developed by Commodore International in the late 1980s. It was intended to be a successor to the popular Commodore 64 but was never released to the public.

In this week’s edition, we cover Taylor Swift(?!), a new 2600 game, a Mario 64 Elephant mod – and much more.


Sega is delisting classic games following the termination of Sega Forever, marking the end of an era for fans of these beloved retro titles and raising questions about the future of Sega’s classic game library. [CBR] Link

Used game sales experienced a whopping 400% increase after Taylor Swift was spotted playing a Sega Game Gear, demonstrating the star’s influence on the gaming world and sparking a resurgence in interest in retro gaming gear. [Hard Drive] Link

Atari made a surprising move by releasing a new cartridge for the classic 2600 console, offering a taste of nostalgia and a blast from the past for retro gaming enthusiasts eager to expand their gaming library. [Fudzilla] Link


Get inspired by the Sharp C1 Famicom and create your own NES TV with this step-by-step guide, allowing you to combine retro gaming nostalgia with modern DIY creativity in a unique and functional piece of gaming art. [Instructables] Link

Compare the visuals of Contra: Operation C on the NES with its arcade counterpart through screenshot comparisons, offering a nostalgic trip back to the days when console ports brought arcade experiences into the homes of eager gamers. [Co-Optimus] Link

Uncover a surprising fact about Super Mario Kart as Nintendo not only allowed but even recommended players to cheat, adding a quirky twist to the gaming experience and highlighting the company’s unique approach to gameplay. [EssentiallySports] Link:

Explore the world of sought-after Atari Jaguar games, offering a glimpse into the titles that have become prized possessions among collectors and enthusiasts of this iconic console. [Gearrice] Link

Dive into the world of Super Mario 64 mods, including the surprising addition of an elephant character, showcasing the creativity and imagination of the gaming community as they breathe new life into this classic title. [GameRant] Link

Clarify the legacy of Satoru Iwata’s work on Pokémon Gold and Silver, shedding light on the invaluable contributions of the former Nintendo president to this iconic Pokémon generation and the gaming industry as a whole. [Nintendo Everything] Link

Unearth the intriguing cultural differences as Sonic is perceived as “kind of lame” in Japan, offering a fresh perspective on how gaming icons can be viewed differently across the globe, even for a character as iconic as Sonic the Hedgehog. [Stealth Optional] Link

After 27 years, a great Super Mario 64 mystery remains unsolved, leaving gamers intrigued and puzzled by the enigmatic secrets hidden within this iconic game that continue to elude discovery. [Ruetir] Link

Lists & Rankings

Ranking every WWE video game from the golden era, this article takes you on a nostalgic journey through the evolution of wrestling games, celebrating the titles that defined an era of sports entertainment in the gaming world. [The Sportster] Link

Embark on epic gaming adventures with a list of the top longest Super Famicom games, showcasing the titles that offered hours of immersive gameplay and challenged the skills of retro gaming enthusiasts. [Destructoid] Link

Explore the world of Nintendo handheld consoles as they are ranked and compared, providing an insightful journey through the evolution of portable gaming and the memorable titles that accompanied each device. [Screen Rant] Link

Dive into the world of anime-based video games with a ranking of the top best titles, celebrating the successful adaptations that brought beloved anime series to life in the gaming realm and offered fans a chance to immerse themselves in their favorite shows. [Destructoid] Link

Take a trip down memory lane with a ranking of the best Game Gear games, celebrating the titles that made Sega’s handheld console a cherished part of many gamers’ childhoods and provided hours of portable gaming enjoyment. [GameRant] Link

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading, please do share with other retro gaming communities.

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