๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0076

Happy Christmas one and all! I hope you all get some time to enjoy retro gaming and thanks for reading!

Issue #76 –  Released in 1997, Interstate 76 is set in 1976, blending a classic game with a retro theme. It was designed with a deliberate old-school aesthetic, including polygonal characters meant to look retro even for its time

In this weekโ€™s edition we have building your own Game Gear,ย  more info on Sega franchise remakes, Mario Parties 25th birthday, the key gaming events of the 80s – and lots more!


๐ŸŽฎ ‘Hoshi wo Miru Hito’, a once-criticised Famicom game, gets a fan translation, breathing new life into a piece of gaming history. [GoNintendo] Link

โ€œF*ck the policeโ€

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ ‘Cel Story’: An original GameBoy adventure game launches, proving there’s still magic in those classic pixels. [MyGamer] Link

There is something quite badass about a black Game Boy cart

๐ŸŒ DK Land stars in a new commercial, showcasing the classic platformer in all its retro glory (Below). Link

๐ŸŽข Universal Studios announces its first UK theme park, promising a new world of entertainment and possibly some gaming delights. [Secret London] Link

๐Ÿ‘พ ‘Dungeons and Doomknights’ brings 8-bit goodness to the Switch, offering a nostalgic trip with a modern twist. [Games Reviews] Link

๐ŸŽง Onkyo launches Sega-themed wireless earphones, combining classic gaming nostalgia with modern audio tech. [Game Reactor] Link

Iโ€™m a sucker for such things

๐ŸŽฎ ‘A New Shenmue Fangame: Dreams of Saturn’ releases just in time for Christmas, offering fans a fresh take on a beloved series. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿš• Sega spills new info and images on the reboots of Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, and other classics, exciting fans of yesteryear’s hits. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Atari invests USD 2M in TinyBuild, hinting at big plans for the future of retro gaming. [80.lv] Link

๐Ÿ” Atari releases a modern take on the 1983 arcade game ‘Food Fight’, serving up a dish of nostalgia with a side of new features. [Time Extension] Link


๐Ÿฆ† Dive into the gameplay and mechanics of ‘Duck Hunt’, revisiting the classic shooter that defined a generation of gamers. [Android Headlines] Link

๐Ÿš— The Game Boy wasn’t just for games: discover its use as a diagnostic tool for Peugeot, Aprilia, and Suzuki vehicles. [Motor1] Link

Game Boy link up play was never easy

๐ŸŽฎ Transforming nostalgia: A Raspberry Pi becomes a Sega Game Gear in this creative DIY handheld project. [Geeky Gadgets] Link

๐ŸŽฎ From arcades to home consoles, take a journey through the diverse eras of gaming history and how they shaped the industry. [Medium] Link

๐Ÿ’ฐ A video game store owner kept his collection instead of auctioning it off 20 years ago; now, it’s worth a million dollars. [Ruetir] Link

He wanted two fiddy, I gave him a dollar.

๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ A newly discovered feature in ‘WCW/NWO Revenge’ adds another layer to the classic wrestling game’s legacy. [Fight Fans] Link

๐ŸŽ‰ ‘Mario Party’ series hits a milestone with its 25th anniversary, celebrating a quarter-century of friendship-testing fun. [Nintendo Wire] Link

๐Ÿš€ Unearthed early footage of ‘Space Harrierโ€™ offers a rare glimpse into the game’s development and early concepts. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŒ€ Reflecting on ‘Sonic CD’ for its 30th anniversary, the game’s designer shares insights into its creation and impact. [iMore] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ“… Journey through the 1980s with a look at the most important gaming events of the decade that set the stage for today’s gaming landscape. [GameRant] Link

Snog, Marry, Avoid

๐Ÿ’ž From subtle glances to epic quests, explore the best romances in SNES games that added heart to the pixelated adventures. [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Revisiting older games isn’t just a nostalgia trip; it’s a chance to appreciate the roots of modern gaming. [Wealth of Geeks] Link

๐ŸŽฎ The best console startup sequences: a tribute to those few seconds of anticipation that set the tone for countless gaming sessions. [GameRant] Link

Thanks for reading and see you in 2024!

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