๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0089

Welcome to issue 89 – can you guess the classic game that was released 36 years ago today from the below riddle:

I hail from a land where the sun first rises,

On a console less known, full of surprises.

My journey’s through space, where I fight to survive,

With a force by my side, making foes take a dive.

A pioneer of sorts in the scrolling fight,

Name me now, win the battle, emerge in the light.

Some of the stories we cover this week include the mystery of the NES Expansion port, Miyamoto admits to a โ€œbadโ€ Zelda, famous video game easter eggs, how to clean your N64 and so much more.


๐Ÿ”Œ After 37 years, the original NES expansion port finally gets a peripheral, proving it’s never too late for new developments. [Hackster] Link

I did always wonder

๐Ÿฐ Neo Geo’s medieval casino adventure, Knight’s Chance, is set for a royal return with a new physical release, betting on nostalgia. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŒด Dive into adventure with Lost Treasure of Lima, now unearthed for Game Boy collectors in a limited physical run. [GoNintendo] Link

๐Ÿ‘Š Sega’s unleashing a Streets of Rage action figure that’s sure to punch its way into the hearts (and shelves) of fans. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿฆ† Duck Hunt GB brings the classic NES shooting game to the Game Boy, proving some ducks just can’t hide. [Itch.io] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Pokรฉmon Scarlet & Violet fans rejoice with a new free download, adding even more depth to the expansive world. [Gaming Bible] Link

๐Ÿ›๏ธ Delays hit Nintendo’s museum project, pushing its completion beyond March and into the realm of anticipation. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Retro Gamer Magazine celebrates 20 years of pixelated passion, reflecting on a journey filled with nostalgia and close calls. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿš€ Yuzo Koshiro’s shmup Earthion pushes the Sega Genesis to its limits, showcasing the system’s untapped potential. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŽฎ The Japanese Game Preservation Society embarks on selling rare items to fund its crucial mission, ensuring history’s games aren’t forgotten. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ‘Š Dive into the first preview of Fatal Fury: City of the Wolves, promising a knockout experience for fighting game enthusiasts. [IGN Nordic] Link


๐ŸŽฎ Miyamoto reflects on Zelda II for the Famicom Disk System, candidly labelling it a “bad game” in a rare moment of retrospection. [GoNintendo] Link

๐Ÿ“š Delve into the history of video games with the BBC, exploring how gaming evolved from simple blips to complex narratives. [BBC Bitesize] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ A lucky find: Pokรฉmon Emerald GBA cartridge rescued from a dumpster, proving one person’s trash is another’s treasure. [GameRant] Link

๐ŸŽฏ Update your Game Boy to aim like a scope with this ingenious Screenbound update, merging old-school fun with new tech. [80.lv] Link

๐Ÿบ Altered Beast now allows you to save your high score, even after you rise from your grave, in a welcome update to the arcade classic. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ The debate rages on about physical vs. digital games, with many still cherishing the tangible over the cloud. [Metro] Link

๐Ÿš€ Turn your Raspberry Pi 5 into an overpowered Color Game Boy with the PiBoy handheld, blending nostalgia with cutting-edge tech. [Tom’s Hardware] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Demons of Asteborg, the Sega Mega Drive classic, is being remade for GBA and Neo Geo, promising a fresh take on a beloved game. [Time Extension] (below) Link

๐Ÿ“บ Want crisp HDMI output from your Sega Genesis? Check out the MegaSwitch HD, a game-changer for retro gaming setups. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Sega’s Switch Nomad: Cultured Vultures dives into the possibilities of Sega revisiting the concept of a handheld-console hybrid. [Cultured Vultures] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Discover the WonderSwan’s unique journey in gaming history, from its inception to becoming a cult favourite. [Giant Bomb] Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ† Nintendo’s finest through the ’80s: A year-by-year breakdown of the best games that defined a decade. [GameRant] Link

๐ŸŒ‘ Exploring the shadows: A look at the darkest Nintendo games that ventured beyond the usual light-hearted fare. [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ’ธ Don’t miss out on these deals: The top five bargains from the Atari 7800 lineup, proving classic gaming doesn’t have to break the bank. [Gearrice] Link

๐ŸŽฎ EA’s standout titles of the ’90s: Celebrating the best EA game from each year of the decade, a nostalgic journey through gaming history. [GameRant] Link

Answer: R-Type I was released for the TurboGrafix-16 36 years ago this week in Japan.

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