πŸ‘Ύ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0069

Issue #69 –  World 6-9 is the ninth main level of Super Mario Bros. 3.

In this week’s edition we cover a new Tetris world champion, Perfect Dark gets a new port, a wooden Game Boy – and much more.

News

Pre orders are now live for the Atari 2600+ for launch on the 17th November ($129.99) – US only and the games are announced below [YouTube]. Link

Dr. Eggman is switching gears from world domination to men’s health advocacy, pledging to part with his iconic mustache if fundraising goals are met – it’s all for a good cause, but one must ponder, will he look more dastardly or less without it? [Dot Esports] Link

Definitely less..

The Nintendo Switch Online library gets a juicy update with an infusion of nostalgia, featuring the whip-cracking ‘Castlevania Legends’, amongst others – subscribers get ready for some classic monster hunting. [Destructoid] Link

For Tetris fans, it’s a dream come true as Justin Yu stacks his way to victory, clinching the Tetris World Championship – who knew those tetrominoes could be arranged for glory? [MIT News] Link

Perfect Dark, the Nintendo 64 classic, leaps onto PC with a fan-made port that’s polished for 4K 60 FPS gameplay – with keyboard and mouse support, it’s like seeing Joanna Dark through a new lens. [TweakTown] Link

Atari is going retro-rogue by reissuing ‘Dark Chambers’ on an actual Atari 2600 cartridge, giving old school gamers a tangible slice of the dungeon-crawling action. [Destructoid] Link

In a play for the retro revival market, Atari has snapped up Digital Eclipse, marking its second acquisition of a vintage-focused studio this year – a clear sign that the past is a playground for the future. [GameCrate] Link

‘Dead of the Brain’, a gory PC-98 adventure game, now speaks English thanks to fan translators – brace for a horror-filled narrative that’s lost nothing in translation. [Game News 24] Link

Features

Take a nostalgic tour with the ‘Sport Industry Socials’ as they preview the evolution of sports video games – it’s pixelated history where the grass is always retro green. [Sport Industry Group] Link

A DIY enthusiast has turned a wooden block into a fully functional Game Boy – it’s a marvel of craft and nostalgia, proving once again that woodwork and retro gaming are a match made in heaven. [Hackaday] Link

Got wood?

After 39 years, Nintendo’s ‘Devil World’, often seen as the demonic cousin of Pac-Man, finally haunts North American shores with its official release – retro gaming’s forbidden fruit is now ripe for the picking. [GamesRadar+] Link

IGN stomps through the history of Godzilla games, chronicling every city-crushing, monster-battling title ever released – a monstrous walk down memory lane for kaiju fans. [IGN] Link

Before the internet exploded, Japan’s Sega Mega Drive users were already dabbling in online gaming via modems – a throwback to 1990, reminding us that Sega did what Nintendidn’t with online play. [Ruetir] Link

Way ahead of the curve.

Appuals dives into the world of ColecoVision, celebrating the system that brought arcade realism to living rooms in the 80s – it’s a flashback to the days of high scores and simple joys. [Appuals] Link

The ‘Visco Collection’ review over at Games Asylum reminds us that hidden gaming gems can still sparkle decades later, compiling rare arcade titles that could’ve been lost in the digital void. [Games Asylum] Link

Lists & Rankings

Diving into the peculiar corner of Square Enix’s library, Gamerant spotlights ‘Square’s Tom Sawyer’ – a title where literary classics meet 8-bit quirks, proving that not all RPGs are born equal. [GameRant] Link

Yardbarker jumps into the punishing pixel pits of the original NES, listing the 20 hardest games that tested the mettle and patience of gamers – a true salute to the era of brutal difficulty curves. [Yardbarker] Link

Classic.

GameRant tunes into the easter eggs of gaming with a list of secret songs hidden in games – it’s a lyrical loot hunt where the soundtrack holds more than meets the ear. [GameRant] Link

Den of Geek embarks on an archaeological dig through gaming’s attic, dusting off forgotten consoles that didn’t survive the digital Darwinism – a tech-nostalgia trip for the console connoisseur. [Den of Geek] Link

Over at GameRant, it’s a showcase of overpowered multiplayer weapons that had gamers either grinning with glee or gritting their teeth in frustration – a homage to the game-changers of PvP combat. [GameRant] Link

The blue shell, you either love it, or hate it (usually depends on your position)

GameRant dives into the virtual playground of Disney Channel games, ranking the best digital diversions that let fans step into the shoes of their favourite tween idols – nostalgia’s magic kingdom. [GameRant] Link

That’s all folks, thanks for reading!

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