๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0075

Issue #75 –  on the 18th December 1987 Final Fantasy was released on the NES, so a happy 36th birthday to this classic.

In this weekโ€™s edition we cover a Pokemon theme park announced ,  Luigi in Mario 64, forgotten accessories, forgotten SNES games – and much much more!


๐ŸŽฎ Turn your Nintendo Famicom into a nifty handheld with the new Mobile FC Creation Kit โ€“ because who needs the latest tech when you’ve got retro charm? [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŒŸ Fancy a free taste of Switch Online? Nintendo’s offering a 7-day free trial, but it’s a limited-time deal, so grab it while you can! [My Nintendo News] Link

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Nintendo plays whack-a-mole, taking down a fan-made HD port of ‘Legend of Zelda: Linkโ€™s Awakening DX’ for PC โ€“ fans’ dreams dashed yet again. [TechRaptor] Link

What if Nintendos consoles were as powerful as their legal team ๐Ÿค”

๐Ÿž๏ธ A Pokรฉmon theme park is on the horizon, offering a real-life adventure for trainers โ€“ it’s time to leave the sofa and catch ’em all in person! [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ‘พ Rumours swirl as data miners claim to have discovered Luigi in ‘Super Mario 64’ โ€“ is the green-hatted brother finally stepping out of the shadows? [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ‰ Sega renews trademarks for ‘Altered Beast’, ‘Eternal Champions’, and ‘Kid Chameleon’ โ€“ could this be a hint at future remakes or re-releases? [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ’พ The Amiga Mini, A500, just got a firmware update and a free game, proving that old dogs (or computers) can learn new tricks. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽจ Butcher Billyโ€™s ‘Masterpiece Series’ on Atari 2600 is part of the limited-edition artwork cards now available, merging retro gaming with modern art. [Game News 24] Link


๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Analogue Duo Review: A retro gaming dream, breathing new life into PC Engine and TurboGrafx-16 games with modern flair. [Kotaku] Link

Peculiar little cartridges

๐ŸŽฎ From a ‘hands-free’ controller to a knitting machine, these 5 crazy Nintendo patents remind us that innovation can sometimes be wacky. [Yanko Design] Link

๐Ÿ‘พ Throwing back to simpler times, a Nintendo Game Boy is repurposed in a surprising new role. [The Verge] Link

๐Ÿ”ง Dive into DIY gaming by building your own Game Boy-style handheld console โ€“ a project that’s as fun as playing the games themselves. [Hackster.io] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Learn how to install and play a SNES emulator on your iPhone for a trip down memory lane, anytime, anywhere. [Gadget Bridge] Link

๐Ÿ‘€ After 28 years, the first footage of a playable Luigi in Super Mario 64 emerges, proving that gaming myths sometimes hold a pixel of truth (Video here). [GamesRadar] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Exploring why last-gen games are still being released, because sometimes, older is just better. [GameGrin] Link

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Sonic the Hedgehog 2’s lost stages resurface, giving fans a glimpse into what could have been in this iconic game. [TechEBlog] Link

What might have been

๐Ÿ’ฐ A video game collector sells a rare Sonic the Hedgehog Sega cartridge, turning pixels into profit. [The Sun] Link

๐Ÿ“‰ The rise and fall of E3: a look back at the highs and lows of a gaming expo that once ruled the industry. [GamingBolt] Link

๐ŸŽฎ R.I.P. E3: Revisiting 10 memorable moments from the event that defined video gaming for decades. [The Messenger] Link

๐ŸฅŠ The artist behind King of Fighters ’94 reveals the game almost got axed after poor internal tests โ€“ a close call for a now classic fighter. [Time Extension] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ† Delve into the best SNES RPGs of all time, a nostalgic journey through gaming history that’s sure to spark some fond memories. [Wealth of Geeks] Link

The search for Pennywise was on

๐ŸŽฎ Rediscover some of the NES’s hidden gems with a list of forgotten games that deserve a second look. [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Take a trip down memory lane with Game Boy’s forgotten games, showcasing hidden treasures in the handheld world. [GameRant] Link

๐ŸŽฎ SNES’s forgotten games get their moment in the spotlight, proving that not all classics were bestsellers. [GameRant] Link

Never buy cheap swords

๐ŸŽฎ From Power Gloves to VR headsets, explore 15 forgotten video game accessories that time left behind. [Den of Geek] Link

๐Ÿ‘พ The most frustrating and annoying boss fights in video games โ€“ a salute to the battles that tested our patience and controllers. [GameRant] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Revisit the glory days with the best Sega Mega Drive games ever โ€“ a list that’s sure to stir up some nostalgia. [Stuff.tv] Link

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