๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0102

Issue 102 coming in hot as Bowsersโ€™ bath. In this weekโ€™s news we cover the release of a new Sega Consoles (kind of) in Brazil, more gaming goodness for IOS, some Shining Force news and stocks more.

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News

๐ŸŽฎ Zelda II leaps from NES to SNES in a stunning fan-made port, breathing new life into a classic adventure. [Time Extension] Link

No, this is Zelda.

๐ŸŒŸ After 32 years, the cult classic NES platformer known for fetching thousands on eBay finally gets a sequel. [GamesRadar] (below) Link

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Romancing Saga 2’s next chapter, “Revenge of the Seven,” announced for the Switch, promising epic new adventures. [NintendoSoup] Link

๐Ÿ“ฑ Stream retro video games on your iPhone with Antstream, changing the game for mobile retro gaming. [Global Village Space] Link

๐ŸŽ‚ Celebrate the Famicom’s 40th anniversary with a DIY paper replica, courtesy of Nintendo. [GeekCulture] Link

But son, we have Nintendo at home

๐ŸŒ Nintendo World Championships NES edition evolves into a Tetris 99-style battle royale. [Gameranx] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Nintendo Switch Online expands its library with four new games set for a 2024 release. [AZ Central] Link

๐Ÿ”ฅ Issues plague the Switch Online version of Perfect Dark, frustrating fans with multiple glitches. [GoNintendo] Link

๐ŸŒŒ Sega’s mythical Neptune console resurrected in FPGA form, promising a blend of nostalgia and modern tech. [Time Extension] (below) Link

๐ŸŽฎ The GF1 Neptune, a new Brazilian console, set to dazzle at Gamescom LATAM. [MediaRunSearch] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Everdrive creator Krikzz unveils a new, affordable Genesis/Mega Drive flash cart, making retro gaming more accessible. [Time Extension] Link

๐ŸŒ Former Satellaview exclusive, Cyber Citizen Shockman Zero, set to make its Western debut this July. [Destructoid] Link

Features

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Lost and found: A rare copy of the Famicom title ‘Moeyo Butaman’ emerges after decades. [Time Extension] Link

Miss Piggy was on a mission

๐ŸŒ NES nostalgia: Zelda’s iconic overworld is meticulously recreated in Quest Master. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐Ÿ“€ A surprising discovery shows Shining Force CD didn’t need the Sega CD backup RAM cart to save games. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ“ธ Early peek: A very early Final Fantasy VII prototype screenshot resurfaces, offering a glimpse into its development. [GoNintendo] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Celebrating the best games on consoles that didn’t make the cut. [Den of Geek] Link

๐ŸŒŒ What could have been: Sega nearly brought Shining Force 1 and 2 to the Saturn. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Mastering the past: Games that defined the Sega Master System. [Den of Geek] Link

๐Ÿ From passion project to potential official sequel, meet the solo dev behind the Sega Rally tribute. [Time Extension] Link

๐Ÿฑ Bubsy bounds back: ‘Bubsy in the Purrfect Collection’ announced for modern platforms. [Gematsu] Link

๐Ÿ“บ NES Works 1989: Dive deep into Nintendo’s peak years in this compelling retrospective. [GoNintendo] (below) Link

Lists & Rankings

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Dive into the world of Nintendo’s quirkiest system peripheral ever, a dive into the weird and wonderful. [SlashGear] Link

Assimilate

๐Ÿ‘พ Discover which classic ’90s video games have gracefully aged like fine wine. [CBR] Link

๐Ÿ’ฐ Exploring the rarest video game consoles: Find out how much these collectable treasures are worth today. [The Gamer] LinkView draft historySettings

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