๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0079

Issue 79 – 1979 saw the launch of Donkey Kong – and at the time, the first appearance of Mario (albeit under the name of โ€œSuper Jump Manโ€).

This week we feature Felix the cat returns, a new Sega handheld console, SNES on the blockchain and much more!

News

๐Ÿฑ “Felix the Cat” leaps onto the Nintendo Switch, bringing his classic NES and GBA adventures to a new generation of gamers. [Comicbook.com] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Hyperkin announces the Mega 95, a new handheld that lets you play Sega Genesis/Mega Drive games on the go. [IGN] Link

๐Ÿ’ฐ Discover how to play classic Super Nintendo games using Bitcoin, blending retro gaming with modern cryptocurrency. [Decrypt.co] Link

๐Ÿฐ Rumours swirl about Universal Orlando potentially adding Pokemon, Zelda, and Luigi’s Mansion attractions, exciting fans of these iconic franchises. [GoNintendo] Link

๐ŸŽฎ An engineer brings the mythical Nintendo PlayStation console to life, creating a functioning version of this legendary gaming unicorn (below). [80.lv] Link

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ Samsung introduces a groundbreaking 2D-3D monitor at CES 2024, set to revolutionize gaming and movie experiences. [Shacknews] Link

๐Ÿšช The fan-made “Portal 64” demake has been removed by Valve, ending its journey in the retro gaming universe.

๐ŸŒŒ “Cosmic Fantasy Collection” is heading West with a physical release, bringing this classic RPG series to a wider audience. [Operation Rainfall] Link

๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ The Atari Computer 400 Mini makes a comeback, a nostalgic nod to the legendary 1979 machine. [Gearrice] Link

Features

๐ŸŽฎ Dive into the original Nintendo Player’s Guide for “Goldeneye” with this detailed walkthrough, perfect for fans of the iconic 007 shooter. [YouTube Video] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Shigeru Miyamoto’s vision for the SNES as an indie powerhouse, a decade ahead of its time, is explored in this insightful piece. [GamesRadar] Link

๐Ÿค– “Mega Man X8” gets a 16-bit makeover in this impressive fan project, reimagining the game in classic Mega Man style. [Sonic Fan Games HQ] Link

๐ŸŽฎ A Reddit user’s discovery of a SNES console in a bucket outside, a peculiar find sparking curiosity among gaming enthusiasts.

๐Ÿ”ฅ The original “Tomb Raider” is being ported to the Sega 32X as a homebrew game, complete with OpenLara engine support. [GBAtemp]ย Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Rumours suggest three more Sega classics are set for a revival, igniting excitement in the retro gaming community. [Game Reactor] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Team Europe creates multicarts for the Casio Loopy, expanding the library of this unique gaming console. [Team Europe Blog] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ‘พ Discover the most underrated villains in SNES games, a journey into the shadows of iconic 16-bit antagonists. [Game Rant] Link

๐ŸŽ‰ Celebrating gaming milestones: The Gamer lists the best games turning 30 this year, a trip down memory lane for classic gaming fans. [The Gamer] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ GameSpew delves into the world of ridiculous video game controllers, showcasing some of the most bizarre designs in gaming history. [GameSpew] Link

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