๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0082

82 – 1982 was a dark year in video games, it was the year of the video game crash thanks, by no small part to the release of the infamous E.T game for the Atari.

In this weekโ€™s news we cover the worst consoles ever, Segaโ€™s forgotten console is found, a new legal solution for backing up N64 games, an impressive Wang and much more.

News

๐Ÿ† A super rare 1970s Nintendo Perfect Score Trophy achieves a staggering sale of USD 660, marking a remarkable piece of gaming history finding its new owner. [Time Extension] Link

Perfect! 

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Secure your piece of nostalgia as Time Extension announces the opening of physical pre-orders for Sunsoft’s “Ufouria: The Saga 2,” inviting enthusiasts to relive the classic adventure. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ’พ JoeyN64 emerges as a legal solution for backing up N64 games and save data, providing enthusiasts with a means to preserve their cherished gaming experiences. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Dexerto unveils the discovery of one of Sega’s rarest consoles, a find that sparks excitement among collectors and retro gaming enthusiasts. [Dexerto] Link

๐Ÿ”„ Destructoid announces the reissuing of three Atari 7800 cartridges, scheduled for May 24, bringing classic gaming experiences back for a new generation of players. [Destructoid] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Time Extension reports that we’re one step closer to a new Sega Neptune console, hinting at the possibility of reviving this classic Sega hardware. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ“– Gamers Grade celebrates the resurrection of ColecoVision’s “Cosmic Avenger,” as the classic game receives a comic adaptation more than forty years after its initial release. [Gamers Grade] Link

Features

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Discover an amazing Holy Grail SNES mod that fixes one of the console’s biggest problems, offering a solution to enhance the gaming experience for enthusiasts. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Rolling Stone explores Japanese video game franchises that have become cultural icons, highlighting the impact of these influential creations on gaming culture. [Rolling Stone] Link

๐ŸŒ Tedium delves into the history of region locking, tracing its roots to Apple’s early computing days and its impact on the gaming industry. [Tedium] Link

๐ŸŽฎ ISP Today takes a retrospective look at Nintendo since its inception, exploring the evolution and impact of the gaming giant over the years. [ISP Today] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Nintendo Life presents a talking point for Nintendo fans, questioning the necessity of playing the Virtual Boy and its relevance in the broader Nintendo gaming experience. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Techeblog provides a hands-on review of the Sega Game Gear Micro, offering insights into this compact retro gaming device. [Techeblog] Link

๐ŸŒ€ Dive into the history of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 90s OVA with CBR, exploring the impact of this animated adaptation on the iconic video game character. [CBR] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Cultured Vultures ranks every The Simpsons game, offering a nostalgic trip through the various video game adaptations of the beloved animated series. [Cultured Vultures] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Forbes celebrates the 30th anniversary of Sonic 3, honouring Carnival Night Zone’s iconic “Barrel of Doom” and the lasting impact of this classic Sonic title. [Forbes] Link

๐ŸŽฎ iTech Post explores the best retro consoles under $200, providing gaming enthusiasts with affordable options for indulging in the nostalgia of classic gaming. [iTech Post] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ The Ghost in My Machine explores the “Encyclopaedia of the Impossible,” delving into the cursed Berzerk video game arcade cabinet and its mysterious history. [The Ghost in My Machine] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Destructoid presents an intriguing insight into China Warrior on PC Engine, suggesting that showcasing an impressive “Wang” is an effective way to sell a console. [Destructoid] Link

Powerful Wang

๐ŸŒ€ Cultured Vultures reflects on the Sega Saturn’s failure, examining the factors that contributed to the console’s challenges in the gaming market. [Cultured Vultures] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐ŸŽฎ Den of Geek explores the darker side of gaming with a list of the worst video game consoles ever, shedding light on the missteps that led to these infamous devices. [Den of Geek] Link

Picardโ€™s favourite console

๐ŸŒŸ Wealth of Geeks shines a spotlight on underrated Nintendo games, uncovering hidden gems that may have been overlooked by the gaming community. [Wealth of Geeks] Link

๐Ÿš€ MSN Money delves into the annals of gaming history, showcasing 20 of the biggest video game flops of all time, highlighting the missteps that led to these monumental failures. [MSN Money] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Time Extension provides a guide to the best Wonderswan games of all time, offering enthusiasts a curated list of standout titles for this unique handheld console. [Time Extension] Link

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