๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0074

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 cover a Donkey Kong Land theme park announcement,ย  giant Pokemon cartridges, a lost 3D Gameboy game found, WaPeach – and much much more.

News

๐Ÿฆ Super Nintendo World Donkey Kong Expansion – Get ready for the Donkey Kong expansion at Super Nintendo World in Japan, opening in Spring 2024 (announcement trailer below). [NintendoSoup] Link

๐ŸŒŸ Eclipse: The Demo that Sold 3D to Nintendo – Explore the history of “Eclipse,” the demo that convinced Nintendo of the potential of 3D gaming. [GameHistory] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack Adds Classics – The Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack welcomes 1080 Snowboarding, Harvest Moon 64, and Jet Force Gemini (See below for the full trailer). [Destructoid] Link

๐Ÿšซ Nintendo Cancels Japanese Esports Events – Nintendo cancels Japanese esports events due to threats against staff and spectators. [IGN] Link

๐Ÿ‘‘ Meet the Creator of Wapeach & Waluigi – Discover the creator of Wapeach and Waluigi, two unique characters inspired by the Mario universe. [GamesHub] Link

Peach was going through her goth phase.

๐ŸŽฎ 8BitDo’s Ultimate Six-Button Controller – 8BitDo is bringing the ultimate six-button controller to Xbox. [PureXbox] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Classic Sega Saturn Gundam Game Gets New Toys – A classic Sega Saturn Gundam game is getting fantastic new toys for fans. [Forbes] Link

๐ŸŽ‰ Atari 50th Anniversary Welcomes 12 New Games – Celebrate Atari’s 50th anniversary with 12 new games. [ClutchPoints] Link

๐ŸŽฎ PC Engine CD RPG Tengai Makyou Ziria Gets Fan Translated – Fans have translated the PC Engine CD RPG Tengai Makyou Ziria for a wider audience to enjoy. [Destructoid] Link

Features

๐ŸŽฎ Even Game Boy Colour Has Affordable Games – Discover surprisingly affordable Game Boy Color games that you might not be aware of. [GearRice] Link

๐Ÿงธ Cabbage Patch Kids vs. Tickle Me Elmo – Learn about the rivalry between Cabbage Patch Kids and Tickle Me Elmo in the world of toys. [Yahoo Lifestyle] Link

๐ŸŽจ Pokemon Fan Art – Check out incredible 3D Game Boy cartridge art in the world of Pokemon fan creations. [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Ahead of Its Time – Explore hardware that was ahead of its time, including the Dreamcast and Virtual Boy. [Kotaku Australia] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Gaming Gifts – Discover the perfect gaming gifts for retro gamers, from arcade sticks to books and Sega Genesis Mini. [Polygon] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ Worst NES Games – Cultured Vultures gives you a list of 10 NES games that you should avoid. Link

Young Trump took his cosplay very seriously 

๐Ÿ„ Power-Ups Galore – Explore some of the weirdest and most unusual power-ups in video games, courtesy of GameRant. link

๐Ÿ“€ Sega CD’s Best Platformers – Discover the best platform games on the Sega CD in this insightful piece by GameRant. link

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