๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0087

Welcome to issue 87 – for this weeks historic game that was released in 1995 we have an anagram, can you guess the game for the SNES which is now โ€œrogering torchโ€ (answer at the end of the 

This week we cover a number of topics, including Dottie Flowers getting a release, iPhone emulation gets easier due to changes in IOS, a TimeSplitters 4 prototype discovered, retro gaming gifts and a whole lot more.


๐Ÿš€ Another blow for emulation enthusiasts as yet another Nintendo emulator bites the dust after a high-profile lawsuit. [Video Games Chronicle] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Retro revamp alert: The original Metroid leaps back in pixel-perfect form on the Game Boy, promising nostalgia overload. [Time Extension] (below) Link


๐ŸŒบ Dottie Flowers blooms again: Rare SNES game now free to download, bringing a forgotten gem back to life. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฃ Old school fishing adventure: Unofficial Sega Bass Fishing NES port now available online, casting a retro gaming lure. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ“ฑ Retro gaming on the go: New emulator transforms your iPhone into a vintage game console, no quarters necessary (. [Goosed] Link


๐Ÿš€ TimeSplitters 4 prototype surfaces on eBay, offering a tantalising glimpse of what could have been. [ReadWrite] Link

๐Ÿ„ Infinite Mario adventures: Super Mario 64 now boasts endlessly generated levels, ensuring no two playthroughs are the same. [Game-News24] Link

๐Ÿผ Rocket Panda flies high with a new game release, blending classic arcade action with a modern twist. [Retro Dodo] Link

๐Ÿ‘ป Ghostbusters ROM hack for Genesis/Mega Drive gets an epic update, making it a must-play for fans of the franchise. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Experience the agony of gaming’s past with Limited Run Games’ CD-i Spoon Replica Controller โ€“ not for the faint of heart. [Destructoid] Link


๐ŸŽฎ Dive into the nostalgia with the Final Fantasy 7 demake for Famicom, requiring imagination, familiarity, and patience for a classic twist on a modern epic. [Destructoid] Link

๐Ÿ” Polymega review: A deep dive into the console that aims to be a one-stop shop for retro gaming, but does it succeed? [IGN] Link

๐Ÿ“š From pixels to polygons: Tracing the evolutionary paths of video game hardware, one byte at a time. [GameSpace] Link

๐ŸŽ‚ Celebrating a quarter century of innovation: Gunpei Yokoi’s WonderSwan turns 25, reminding us of the lasting legacy of the Game Boy creator. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽถWhat is the secret of your power?๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽ‰ Mark the WonderSwan 25th anniversary with new merchandise, a perfect way to celebrate a piece of handheld gaming history. [Game-News24] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ The BittBoy: Reflecting on how a GameBoy-inspired handheld sparked a revolution in 2019 and its standing five years later. [GamesRadar] Link

๐Ÿ† A history of Mario games as told through world records, showcasing the iconic plumber’s leap through gaming history. [Guinness World Records] Link

๐ŸŽ Hunting for the perfect present? Check out the best retro gaming gifts of March 2024 for the enthusiast in your life. [Time Extension] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐ŸŒŸ Rediscover the classics: The best SNES games that still dazzle with timeless graphics, proving some masterpieces never fade. [GameRant] Link


๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Dive into the ring with the top wrestling video games of all time, ranked by gameplay โ€“ a must-read for grappling fans. [The Sportster] Link

When it comes crashing down and it hurts inside

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Exploring greatness on the go: The best handheld versions of console games, showcasing how some titles transcend their platform. [GameRant] Link

๐ŸŽฅ From Easter eggs to overt nods: The 34 greatest video game references hidden in movies and TV shows. [GamesRadar] Link

There were questions about Chun-Liโ€™s muscle mass

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Journey through arcade history with a look at the coolest vintage arcade games of all time, celebrating pixelated perfection. [SlashGear] Link

Answer to todays question is: Chrono Trigger ๐Ÿ™‚

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