👾 Retro Gaming Weekly News #0077

Happy 2024 to all readers – I would like to wish you all the best year ever and hope that you exceed all of your goals!

Issue #77 – 1977 saw the launch of the Atari 2600 – and who would of predicted that 2023 would see so many new launches for this icon and you can even build it from Lego.

This week we feature Michael Jackson and Sega, new Nintendo Lego, FF VII on the Sega Saturn and a lot more!


🎮 A fan’s passion project breathes new life into the classic ‘Metroid’ with an impressive port for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (below âŦ‡ī¸). [TechEBlog] Link

🏎ī¸ Bowser’s muscle car roars into the LEGO Super Mario line, set to launch in January 2024 – a must-have for Nintendo fans. [Nintendo Life] Link

🌟 Zero the Kamikaze Squirrel makes a high-flying comeback on SNES, courtesy of Limited Run Games’ exclusive release. [Limited Run Games] Link

🌀 ‘Portal 64’ offers a nostalgic twist, creatively demaking Valve’s iconic ‘Portal’ for the Nintendo 64 (below âŦ‡ī¸). [TechEBlog] Link

🔊 Aphex Twin’s music gets a retro remix, ingeniously reimagined with nostalgic Nintendo 64 sounds. [Exclaim!] Link

🚀 ‘R-Type’ fans rejoice! A new demo of the fanmade Mega Drive port showcases thrilling space action. [Time Extension] Link

🕹ī¸ Polymega expands its retro gaming realm with an exciting addition of classic arcade games. [Time Extension] Link


đŸŽĩ Reflecting on 35 years of ‘Mega Man 2’, its music composer shares insights and behind-the-scenes stories. [Inverse] Link

🏁 Discover how ‘Diddy Kong Racing’ subtly influenced the ‘Kingdom Hearts’ series in this insightful analysis. [Pocket Tactics] Link

👾 Shigeru Miyamoto talks about his future at Nintendo and dispels retirement rumors, hinting at ongoing creative involvement. [GamesRadar] Link

🎁 Nostalgic gamers share their fondest Christmas memories, from receiving iconic consoles to unforgettable games. [Kotaku] Link

🎞ī¸ Step into Michael Jackson’s shoes with this throwback to Sega’s AS-1 motion ride simulator – an interactive film experience (Below âŦ‡ī¸). [TechEBlog] Link

🎮 With nostalgia in the air, the debate heats up on whether it’s time for Sega to make a comeback in the console market. [CBR] Link

⌚ Relive the Game Boy SP era with this unique smartwatch, boasting FPGA technology for the modern, retro-loving tech enthusiast. [Time Extension] Link

🕹ī¸ Explore the world of arcade gaming in Japan, with insights into the culture and ongoing popularity in this YouTube documentary. [YouTube] Link

📰 Uncover the secrets of Japan’s arcade game industry and its resilience against the rise of home gaming. [The Asahi Shimbun] Link

Lists & Rankings

🎮 Exploring the vast realms of Nintendo 64, a new article unveils the longest games on the console, promising endless hours of retro adventure. [DualShockers] Link

Guess the game

🕹ī¸ Handheld nostalgia reigns supreme as DualShockers lists the best handheld video game systems, taking us on a portable trip down memory lane. [DualShockers] Link

🌟 Delving into the world of SNES RPGs, GameRant highlights those with the most captivating open-world elements, rekindling memories of expansive 16-bit universes. [GameRant] Link

👾 From tactical battles to empire building, GameRant presents the best strategy games on the Sega Genesis, a tribute to strategic 16-bit mastery. [GameRant] Link

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