๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0073

Issue #73 –  1973 saw the release of Space Race from Atari – one of the first-ever arcade racing games.

In this weekโ€™s edition, we have more Atari releases, celebrating the 30th of the most brutal fighting game, the worldโ€™s oldest gamer and so much more.


๐ŸŽ‚ Toasty! Mortal Kombat II Turns 30 – Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Mortal Kombat II, the iconic fighting game. [Bloody Disgusting] Link

The rematch clause was not required.

๐ŸŽฎ Analogue Pocket Restock News – Get the latest updates on the restock of the Analogue Pocket handheld gaming device. [Engadget] Link

๐Ÿ‘ป Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Nintendo Game Boy PKE Meter – Explore a fan-made creation of Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s proposed Nintendo Game Boy PKE Meter. [Ghostbusters News] Link

Not all heroes wear capes

๐ŸŽฎ GKD Pixel Retro Gaming Handheld Leak – Check out the leaked specs, price, and release date for the GKD Pixel retro gaming handheld. [Techeblog] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Xbox Acknowledges Banjo-Kazooie Fan Requests – Xbox acknowledges fan requests for a new Banjo-Kazooie game. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Eliminate Down Gets a Genesis/Mega Drive Re-issue – Eliminate Down is getting a re-issue for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive from Retro-Bit. [Destructoid] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Atari’s Fatal Run 2600 Limited Edition Cartridge – Atari revives nostalgia with the limited edition cartridge release of Fatal Run for the Atari 2600. [GamingLyfe] [Link]

๐Ÿš€ The Mandarin 2: New Star Wars Action – Explore The Mandarin 2, a new Star Wars action game. [Indie Retro News] Link

This looks wonderful.

๐ŸŽฎ Atari 50 Gets More Games – Atari 50 is getting more games via free updates, with 12 dropping next week. [Nintendo Life] Link


๐ŸŽฎ Futuristic Video Game Hardware – Discover the history of futuristic video game hardware from Nintendo, Sega, and Atari. [Kotaku] Link

๐Ÿ”ด History of the Pokรฉmon Video Game Series – Dive into the rich history of the Pokรฉmon video game series. [Source] [Link]

๐Ÿ“บ Atari’s Re-focus on Retro – Learn about Atari’s re-focus on retro gaming. [GamesIndustry.biz] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Evolution of Video Game Technology – Explore the evolution of video game technology, from arcade to console. [Medium] Link

๐Ÿ† The Most Satisfying Retro Sports Video Games – Check out the most satisfying retro sports video games. [Wealth of Geeks] Link

A personal favourite of mine

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Console Revisions Through History – Learn about some of the best and a few of the worst console revisions of all time. [Press Start] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Oldest Gamer in the World – Meet the world’s oldest gamer with eight decades of video game memories. [Metro] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ„ Super Mario RPG Easter Eggs – Uncover the funniest secrets and Easter eggs in Nintendo’s Super Mario RPG. [Screen Rant] [Link]

๐ŸŽฎ 20 Hardest NES Games – Explore the 20 hardest games for the original NES console. [Yardbarker] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Rarest Super Nintendo Games – Discover the rarest Super Nintendo games that are worth their weight in gold. [The Nerd Stash] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Best Handheld Game Consoles – Find out which handheld game consoles are ranked as the best. [Prima Games] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Fascinating Canceled Sega Games – Dive into the world of cancelled Sega games with intriguing stories. [Game Rant]ย Link

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