๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0088

Welcome to issue 88 – 30 years ago this week a 3rd game in an iconic side scrolling fighting game was released. Can you guess the game from the following clues:

  • This game is the third instalment in a series renowned for its beat ’em up action and cooperative gameplay, set in a city overrun by crime and a new robot character โ€œDr Zanโ€.
  • Originally released for a 16-bit home video game console by Sega, this title is part of a franchise where players choose characters with unique abilities to fight against the syndicate.

Included in this weeks packed newsletter we have an Elden Ring 64-bit demake, attack of the fami-clones, hall of fame games and some amazing Atari memorabilia goes under the hammer plus so much more.

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๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Irem’s classic R-Type is set to blast its way onto the Analogue Pocket, promising a pure retro gaming experience. [Time Extension] (below) Link

๐Ÿ† Metroid for NES is a nominee for induction into the Video Game Hall of Fame, a testament to its enduring legacy and influence. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ In response to soaring retro demand, Japanese second-hand stores are crafting their own Famiclones, a creative solution to satisfy gamers. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ The minds behind an essential Game Boy accessory are now developing a SNES version, sparking excitement among enthusiasts. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŒŽ The gaming world and global leaders mourn the passing of Akira Toriyama, remembering the influential icon’s vast contributions. [MSN] Link

๐ŸŽฅ Nintendo announces a new Super Mario movie set to premiere in 2026, promising another blockbuster adventure. [Dexerto] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Grandia HD Collection is set to land on PS4 and Xbox One later this month, bringing classic RPG joy to modern consoles. [Games Asylum] Link

๐Ÿ”ฅ Pong’s creator is auctioning off incredibly rare Atari prototypes and other video game rarities, a dream for collectors. [Boing Boing] Link

๐ŸŽ‰ Everything announced at Nintendo’s Mar10 Day presentation, including exciting updates and surprises for fans. [TechRadar] (below) Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Rabbit, an obscure Sega Saturn fighting game, receives a fan translation, breathing new life into a hidden gem. [Destructoid] Link

๐Ÿ‘ Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story gets a release date, promising to dive deep into the legacy of a gaming legend. [Express] Link

๐ŸŽฎ SNK strikes a deal with Arika to revive past non-fighting game IPs, stirring excitement for the return of beloved classics. [TechRaptor] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ A new ROM hack makes one of the best pinball games even better, enhancing the classic experience for enthusiasts. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties: Definitive Edition review, a look back at one of gaming’s most bizarre titles. [The Review Geek] Link

Sounds like an adult film


๐ŸŽฎ “I’m so upset I can’t actually play this: Elden Ring’s 64-bit demake might just eclipse Hidetaka Miyazaki’s original masterpiece in charm and nostalgia. [FandomWire] Link

๐Ÿ‘พ “Post-lawsuit life for Yuzu: A look at how a Nintendo emulator is faring after a legal battle with the gaming giant. [The Verge] Link

๐Ÿ”ฅ “This $10 Pokรฉmon trading tool lets gamers bend the rules of a 28-year-old game, proving old dogs (and cartridges) can learn new tricks. [Time Extension] Link

Not sinister

๐Ÿ“š “Cool teacher alert: Over 30 Game Boys brought into a high school class to explore video games as literature, making school suddenly much cooler. [Meristation] Link

๐ŸŽต “Final Fantasy’s composer Nobuo Uematsu calls recent game music ‘boring’ – a critique stirring debate on the evolution of video game scores. [Automaton Media] Link

๐Ÿคผ “Wrestle Wars’ unauthorised Hulk Hogan cover throws Sega into the legal ring, showcasing the perils of celebrity likenesses in gaming. [Time Extension] Link


๐Ÿ•น๏ธ “Reflecting on the ’90s, Nintendo’s efforts to quell console wars highlight an era of rivalry we should appreciate, especially PlayStation’s achievements. [GamesRadar] Link

๐Ÿ’พ “Nintendo’s foray into DVD technology with a patent for the Nintendo 64 reveals an intriguing what-if in gaming history. [GameRant] Link

Gamecube vibes

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ “Genesis/Mega Drive fans rejoice: The Cursed Legacy, a new run and gun title, promises to bring fresh action to the classic console. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ “Retro modder’s latest project transforms an arcade cabinet into a multi-game masterpiece, showcasing the limitless potential of creative conversions. [Dexerto] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐ŸŽฎ Explore the pantheon of gaming history with a guide to the best retro video game controllers, celebrating the devices that started it all. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸฅŠ Hadouken! Fans have spoken: Discover the best Street Fighter games ranked by the community, from timeless classics to modern brawls. [Time Extension] Link


๐Ÿ‘Š Step into the ring of nostalgia with a year-by-year breakdown of the best fighting games of the 1990s, where every punch and kick tells a story. [GameRant] Link

Answer to todays question is: Streets of Rage 3 which was released for the Sega Megadrive in Japan this week (18th March) in 1994.

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