👾 Retro Gaming Weekly News #0080

Issue 80 – can you guess this week’s retro gaming character’s birthday? He is from Spain, climbs walls and is a nippy so-and-so.

This week’s news covers a speed-running dog, evaluating the most evil Nintendo characters, an Atari casino(?) and a lot more.


🧛‍♂️ Castlevania fan game “Maria Renard’s Revenge” makes its way to the Sega Saturn, offering a new chapter in the iconic series. [Time Extension] Link

🐶 Peanut Butter, the speedrunning dog, achieves gaming glory by beating an obscure 1985 NES game live for charity, earning the title of the day’s goodest boy (video below). [PC Gamer] Link

🎬 A docuseries on Atari is in the works, helmed by Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, promising an in-depth exploration of the iconic gaming company. [Deadline] Link

🎮 Gaming Alexandria preserves and scans every Gakken Compact Vision TV Boy game, ensuring the legacy of this vintage console is not forgotten. [Gaming Alexandria] Link

🏎️ Sega’s Turbo OutRun finds a new home on the Commodore Plus4, as retro gaming enthusiasts continue to breathe life into classic titles. [Time Extension] Link

Another console I had no idea about that I want to add to my collection

🏨 An update on the Atari Hotel in Las Vegas for 2024, promising a unique gaming experience for enthusiasts seeking a nostalgic stay. [TechEBlog] Link

🎮 My Arcade introduces the Atari GameStation Portable at CES 2024, a handheld device that pays homage to the classic Atari gaming experience. [TechEBlog] Link


🌱 “Turnip Boy Robs a Bank” gameplay unfolds, offering a quirky and entertaining experience for gamers exploring this unique title. [Nintendo Everything] Link

🕹️ Explore the nostalgic journey of playing retro games to reconnect with the past in this reflective piece on the timeless appeal of classic gaming. [Time Extension] Link

🎮 Square Mile explores the most influential computer games, showcasing the timeless titles that have left an indelible mark on the gaming industry. [Square Mile] Link

🕹️ A new project aims to replicate the N64 stick as closely as possible, catering to enthusiasts seeking an authentic retro gaming experience. [Time Extension] Link

🎨 Degen NFTs introduces the creative use of SNES prompts to generate unique mid-journey art, blending retro gaming aesthetics with contemporary art (below is an example). [Medium] Link

I asked AI for a SNES Interstellar and got this masterpiece.

🎮 Unearthed Magazine sheds light on Nintendo’s groundwork for the Switch, revealing connections with Pokemon Stadium and a failed N64 add-on 27 years ago. [GamesRadar] Link

Lists & Rankings

🎮 Explore Nintendo games inspired by horror movies of the 80s and 90s, a nostalgic journey into the eerie realms of classic horror. [MovieWeb] Link

“That’s not a knife, this is a knife.”

🎮 Gamerant revisits forgotten NES games from Square or Enix, uncovering hidden gems and lost classics in the world of retro gaming. [GameRant] Link

😈 Delve into the dark side of Nintendo as Gamerant explores the most evil characters to grace the world of Nintendo games, a sinister compilation for gaming enthusiasts. [GameRant] Link

🎮 Cultured Vultures unearths the worst SNES games, providing a cautionary list for retro gaming enthusiasts seeking to avoid the pitfalls of the past. [Cultured Vultures] Link

🔄 The Gamer presents a collection of the best video game remakes, celebrating the transformative reimagining of classic titles in the gaming industry. [The Gamer] Link

This week’s birthday is Vega from Streetfighter 2 who turns 57 on the 27th of January. 

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