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๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0063

Issue #63 – The Sega Saturn, Sega’s fifth-generation gaming console, had 63 launch titles when it was released in North America in 1995. This abundance of launch titles was aimed at impressing gamers with a wide variety of choices right from the start.

In this week’s newsletter we cover the Famicom still winning awards, the expanded Jurassic Park Collection, the best and most valuable Sega Saturn Games and much much more.

News

Nintendo Switch Online keeps the retro gaming spirit alive by adding five new classic games for September 2023, giving subscribers even more reasons to dive into nostalgia and enjoy timeless gaming experiences. [Bleeding Cool] Link

Everyone’s favourite pink thing.

The Famicom, a true gaming legend, continues to shine as it wins an award at the Tokyo Game Awards 2023, proving that even in the era of next-gen consoles, its legacy remains untouchable. [Nintendo Life] Link

Limited Run Games shares exciting news on Twitter, more Jurassic Park retro goodness coming to a modern console near you. [Twitter] Link

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Prepare to meet Aaling, the ghost haunting the world of retro gaming, as RetroDodo dives into this intriguing character’s history, leaving you intrigued and curious about the stories surrounding this ethereal presence. [RetroDodo] Link

Get ready to confront a new menace as the Turbografx platformer Cyber Citizen: Shockman 2 gets a re-release on September 22, offering a chance to revisit or discover this retro gem filled with thrilling challenges and pixelated adventures. [Destructoid] Link

Features

Prepare to build some nostalgia with the LEGO Piranha Plant set, which promises to be one of the best Super Mario sets yet, offering fans a delightful opportunity to bring the Mushroom Kingdom to life brick by brick. [GameSpot] Link

Explore the intricate timeline of Super Mario’s releases in this informative article, providing a captivating journey through the past, present, and history of the beloved plumber’s adventures, offering a comprehensive look at the iconic franchise. [GameRant] Link

A lucky retro gaming enthusiast strikes gold with an ultra-rare Nintendo Duck Hunt cartridge, reminding us that hidden treasures from the past can still surface and make collectors’ hearts skip a beat. [Daily Star] Link

Get ready for some mini mayhem as Mario vs. Donkey Kong returns with a new release date and an exciting trailer, offering a sneak peek into the puzzle-filled adventures that await gamers and fans of this classic rivalry. [Inverse] Link

Delve into the fascinating world of game development and discover titles that underwent dramatic transformations during their creation, shedding light on the challenges and creative evolution that shape the gaming industry. [Den of Geek] Link

Prepare for an exciting return as Nintendo hints at the revival of the Star Fox series, igniting hope among fans for another interstellar adventure with Fox McCloud and his iconic team. [CBR] Link

Step into the world of Nintendo 64 hardware and megatextures as this article explores the impressive feat of implementing megatextures on real N64 hardware, offering a glimpse into the technical wizardry behind retro gaming. [Hackaday] Link

Rev up your engines and get ready for some wacky racing action as an unreleased retro Wacky Races game becomes available for free, giving fans of the classic cartoon a chance to experience the chaos on the track. [Destructoid] Link

Discover how Sega’s once-embattled Yakuza series has reached new heights with Like a Dragon, as this preview promises an exciting glimpse into the evolution and resurgence of the beloved franchise, proving that it’s never been better. [Push Square] Link

Dive into the legacy of Richter Belmont in Castlevania: Nocturne as this article explores the character’s background, shedding light on the iconic vampire hunter’s role in the beloved Castlevania series. [Destructoid] Link

Experience nostalgia in the palm of your hands with the 8BitDo NeoGeo wireless controller, as this review highlights its exceptional recreation of an iconic 90s gamepad, offering retro gamers a delightful blast from the past. [TechRadar] Link

Lists & Rankings

Rediscover the joys of local co-op gaming as we explore the best split-screen SNES games, taking you on a nostalgic journey through titles that brought friends and family together in the golden age of gaming. [GameRant] Link

Embark on a journey into the world of gaming’s strangest controls, as this article takes you through some unconventional and quirky input methods that have left gamers both puzzled and amused. [CBR] Link

Delve into the world of the Sega Saturn’s rarest games and their staggering value and prices, offering a glimpse into the collectors’ market for these elusive gems that have become sought-after treasures among retro gaming enthusiasts. [TheGamer] Link

A lot to unpack here. Mr Whippyโ€™s, Jokers and Panda umbrellas

Journey through the world of rare SNES games as they are ranked by their astonishing prices, providing a glimpse into the collector’s market for these coveted titles that have become valuable treasures among retro gaming enthusiasts. [CBR] Link

Discover the finest story-driven gems on the SNES as this article ranks the best story games, offering a nostalgic trip down memory lane filled with epic adventures, unforgettable characters, and captivating narratives that made the SNES era so special. [CBR] Link

A lot more this week, thanks very much for reading! I appreciate you all a lot.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0062

Issue #62 – fun fact, the original Game Boy had a maximum battery life of up to 62 hours and there were 62 launch games for the Nintendo 64.

In this weekโ€™s newsletter, we cover weird Game Boy accessories, the Nintendo Museum and the return of Lara Croft.

News

Lara Croft is set to raid tombs in style once again as Tomb Raider Remastered makes its way to PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC, offering gamers a chance to relive her iconic adventures with enhanced visuals and immersion. [Kotaku] Link

Nintendo provides clarity on its plans for the Nintendo Museum, offering fans a sneak peek into what promises to be a treasure trove of gaming history, celebrating the company’s iconic journey. [My Nintendo News] Link

Exciting news for F-Zero fans as the iconic racing franchise makes a triumphant return to the Nintendo Switch with F-Zero 99, reviving the high-speed thrills and futuristic competition we all love. [ClutchPoints] Link

Prepare for a delightful journey down memory lane as the Super Mario RPG remake trailer teases battle system changes, giving fans a fresh perspective on this classic adventure and a reason to fall in love with Mario all over again. [Noisy Pixel] Link

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Nostalgia lovers, get ready for a blast from the past with a Blockbuster VHS-style Switch game case that’s here to transport you back to the days of video rental stores, adding a touch of retro charm to your modern gaming collection. [Nintendo Life] Link

Prepare for a jolt of excitement as Cyber Citizen: Shockman 2, a new menace, is set to make its mark on modern consoles, promising electrifying adventures and challenges for gamers hungry for retro-inspired action. [Final Weapon] Link

Features

Dive into the intriguing story of Star Fox 2, the polygonal shooter that pushed the boundaries of gaming hardware and challenged the status quo, offering a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of the iconic Star Fox franchise. [Ruetir] Link

Nintendo’s surprising choice: they once turned down music from The Prodigy for 1080 Snowboarding, leaving gamers to wonder what an electrifying soundtrack could have added to the classic snowboarding title. [Ruetir] Link

Discover the enduring fascination with Waluigi as we explore why this lanky, mustachioed character keeps finding his way into the hearts of gamers, despite his mischievous and often overlooked nature. [TheGamer] Link

Unearth the legendary story of the Atari ET video game landfill, a fascinating tale of the gaming industry’s ups and downs that culminated in a desert burial, now serving as a symbol of resilience and transformation in gaming history. [CinemaBlend] Link

Lists & Rankings

Discover the hidden treasures of gaming as we delve into the best Famicom games that Nintendo never released in America, offering a glimpse into the world of Japanese exclusives that many retro enthusiasts may have missed out on. [CBR] Link

Get ready to raise an eyebrow and perhaps a chuckle as we explore the weirdest gaming accessories ever made, showcasing the quirky and creative side of the gaming industry that has given us some truly unique gadgets. [SlashGear] Link

Dive into the world of underrated gems as we rank the most underappreciated N64 games that may have slipped under your radar, offering a chance to rediscover some hidden treasures of the iconic console era. [CBR] Link

Just awesome.

Thanks for reading!

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0061

Issue #62 – The 62nd game released for the NES in the USA was Arkanoid, the famous block breaker.

In this weekโ€™s newsletter, we have a new voice of Mario, a new virtual boy, hacking the NES classic and a lot more!

Here is this weekโ€™s riddle:

Prepare to embark on a thrilling ride,

In a spaceship, through galaxies wide.

In ’93, September’s second week,

On the Sega Genesis, I did sneak.

My mission’s clear, to save the day,

Blazing through space in a brilliant display.

With weapons galore and bosses so grand,

A classic shooter, across the land.

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News

After a quarter of a century, get ready to rev your engines as Sega is finally bringing Daytona USA 2 to consoles for the first time, offering fans a long-awaited chance to experience the thrill of this iconic arcade racer at home. [Video Games Chronicle] Link

Daytonaaaaaa – Lets Go Away!

Rumours are swirling about a potential Nintendo VR venture in collaboration with Google, sparking excitement and speculation about the immersive virtual reality experiences that could be on the horizon for Nintendo fans. [ComicBook.com] Link

Portal for the N64 ๐Ÿ˜ฏ [YouTube – Below]

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Nintendo Switch takes a step towards global gaming harmony by offering three previously Japan-exclusive titles, expanding the horizons of players worldwide and making these once-hidden gems accessible to all. [Game-News24] Link

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Prepare for the sands of war to shift as Dune: Spice Wars is set to launch on September 14, offering fans of the iconic sci-fi franchise a chance to immerse themselves in epic strategy and spice-filled conflicts. [Gematsu] Link

Nintendo has a delightful surprise in store, planning to unveil the new voice of Mario in the credits for Super Mario Bros. Wonder, sparking curiosity about who will take on the iconic role of everyone’s favourite plumber. [GameFragger] Link

Cypher 007 a Goldeneye Sequel [YouTube – Below]

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Get ready to spread your wings and take flight as Gargoyles Remastered brings the cult 16-bit platformer to PC next month, promising fans a chance to relive the supernatural adventures of these iconic stone protectors. [Rock Paper Shotgun] Link

Atari is making a unique move by entering an agreement to acquire the AtariAge community website and store, cementing its connection with fans and preserving the retro gaming spirit for generations to come. [Destructoid] Link

Netflix treats Castlevania fans with a glimpse of the upcoming Castlevania: Nocturne anime, sharing an exciting new trailer that promises to bring the beloved franchise to life in a dark and captivating way. [Game-News24 + Below] Link

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Features

In a quirky twist of tech nostalgia, discover how you can transform your Game Boy Camera into a webcam for iPadOS 17, blending the old and new in a pixelated visual journey. [PetaPixel] Link

You Have No Authority Here, Jackie Weaver

Celebrate the iconic artifacts and items that have left a lasting mark on gaming history, as Game Is Hard pays homage to the in-game treasures that have captured our hearts and fuelled countless adventures. [Game Is Hard] Link

Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder is making a triumphant return, giving us some much-needed centauride representation in the world of gaming, as we prepare to embark on a mythical adventure filled with nostalgia and excitement. [Destructoid] Link:

The Magic Underpants stealing gnomes were becoming a problem.

Unlock the full potential of your NES Classic with a step-by-step guide on how to add more games to this beloved retro console, giving you a library as expansive as your nostalgia desires. [CitizenSide] Link

Dive into the future of gaming as blockchain and NFTs revolutionise the classic Game Boy, offering a glimpse into how this iconic handheld device is adapting to the digital age. [CryptoNOMIST] Link

Lists & Rankings

Test your knowledge and dive deep into the secrets of Mortal Kombat with a collection of intriguing facts that even the most dedicated kombatants may not have known, shedding new light on this legendary fighting game franchise. [Den of Geek] Link

Shaq took the mask mandate very seriously 

Unleash your inner fighter with a ranking of the best Sega Genesis fighting games that will transport you back to an era of fierce pixelated brawls and memorable showdowns in the world of retro gaming. [CBR] Link

Tyson Fury, even with a mask is hard to disguise

Unearth the most controversial games in Nintendo’s history as we delve into titles that stirred debates and raised eyebrows, showcasing the diverse range of experiences that have sparked conversations within the gaming community. [CBR] Link

That is all we have, Thanks for reading!

The Answer to the riddle: The game is “Thunder Force III” for the Sega Genesis, released during the week of September 11, 1993. This week, it celebrates its 30th anniversary!

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0060

Episode 60 is coming at you like a well-timed dragon punch.

In this weekโ€™s newsletter we have controversial games, a Pong sequel, and a lot more!

Here is this weekโ€™s riddle.

In the week of September 4, 1990, a game arrived,

On a console where adventures thrived.

With a blue hero in a robotic suit,

Get ready for action, it’s oh-so-cute!

Defeat enemies, explore the land,

In this platforming game, you’re in command.

Collect power-ups, save the world anew,

On a quest that’s waiting for heroes like you.

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News

Sunsoft’s retro kusoge (bad game) atonement project, “Ikki Unite,” is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch next year. ๐ŸŽฎ [Destructoid] Link

Get ready to embark on a nostalgic adventure with an upcoming NES game based on the beloved Nickelodeon series Rugrats, bringing back memories of diaper-clad antics and imaginative playdates. [ESTNN] Link

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Get ready to celebrate Atari’s 50th anniversary with the upcoming release of the Atari 50th Anniversary Deluxe Arcade Machine, a collaboration between Arcade1Up and Atari that promises to bring a collection of iconic arcade games right to your living room. [GamingTrend] Link

After 50 years, Atari has just announced the sequel of Pong! [YouTube]. Below.

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Features

Level up your typing experience as a creative gamer successfully repurposes a Game Boy into a functional keyboard, turning vintage gaming hardware into a stylish and practical accessory for retro enthusiasts. [GameRant] Link

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Uncover the most jaw-dropping and unforgettable video game endings that left players stunned and contemplating their choices, proving that a surprising conclusion can leave a lasting impact on gaming memories. [GameRant] Link

Sexy Samus

Unearth hidden gems from the past as a list of 90s video game flops that are surprisingly worth playing takes us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, proving that even under-appreciated titles can hold unexpected fun. [SVG] Link

Blues brothers?

Discover a collection of rare and remarkable games that deserve a spot in every gamer’s library, offering a chance to delve into hidden treasures and experience unique gameplay moments that stand the test of time. [Wealth of Geeks] Link

Lists & Rankings

Explore the darker side of retro gaming with a rundown of the most problematic titles, including Grand Theft Auto III, delving into the controversies that surrounded these games and sparking discussions about their impact on the industry. [CBR] Link

TIL about Custers Revenge ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Prepare for a trip down memory lane as we revisit the 20 toughest games that once had us sweating on our original NES consoles, reminding us of the challenges that shaped our retro gaming skills. [Yardbarker] Link

Embark on a ranking journey through the top 10 menu screens in gaming history, where aesthetics and design combine to create immersive entry points that set the tone for unforgettable virtual adventures. [Destructoid] Link

Take a trip back to the golden era of gaming with a ranking of the top 10 best Sega Genesis games, from action-packed adventures to speedy blue hedgehogs, celebrating the diverse range of classics that defined a generation. [Twinfinite] Link

And thatโ€™s all we have worth sharing this week. Thanks for reading.

The Answer to the riddle: The game is “Mega Man 3” for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), turning 31 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0059

Get ready to level up your nostalgia because Issue #59 of our retro gaming newsletter is here, blasting in like a perfectly timed warp pipe jump!

This week we feature the rebirth of the godfather of consoles, lots of re-releases and some interesting facts about a beloved console.

As ever, thanks for reading, and if you would be so kind as to share this with others in the community then I would be very grateful.

Another riddle is harder than Ghouls and Ghosts, can anyone get it?

In the week of August 28, 1993, a game took flight,

On a console where dreams reached new height.

With a feisty duo, dynamic and bold,

Embark on an adventure, a story to be told.

Navigate levels, teamwork is the key,

In this platforming gem, laughter’s the fee.

Collect items, overcome every trial,

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News

A rare prototype cartridge of Ghostbusters II for the NES is set to be auctioned off. ๐Ÿ‘ป [Ghostbusters News] Link

Death is but a doorway, time is but a window, I’ll be back

A new Atari 2600 console with HDMI output has surfaced, enabling it to run original cartridges while providing modern connectivity. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [GamesRadar] Link

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The 1995 beat ’em up game “Gourmet Warriors” is set to be released on PS4, Xbox One, and Switch on August 31. ๐ŸŽฎ [Below] Link

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“Valis: The Fantasm Soldier Collection III” is scheduled to release on December 7. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Final Weapon] Link

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The Steam Deck can now be used with an SNES dock, allowing players to experience a nostalgic twist on modern gaming. ๐ŸŽฎ [GuliKit] Link

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Nightdive Studios is remastering Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion and releasing it in November. ๐Ÿฆ– [Eurogamer] Link

Features

A Virtual Boy enthusiast is creating new technology and games for Nintendo’s console curio. ๐Ÿ‘พ [Nintendo Life] Link

Shiny

The bulls went full retro with the reveal of their schedule [X]. Link

This article explores the history of video game censorship, highlighting significant moments when games faced content restrictions or alterations. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [CBR] Link

Here’s a list of some of the best HDMI converters for the NES to enhance your gaming experience. ๐ŸŽฎ [Cultured Vultures] Link

Here are 15 lesser-known facts about the Nintendo 64 that you might not know. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Game-News24] Link

A fan-made Perfect Dark PC port showcases the community’s dedication to preserving classic games. ๐ŸŽฎ [Stealth Optional] Link

Lists & Rankings

Ranking the greatest Nintendo games of the 1980s, this article provides insights into the iconic titles that defined the era. ๐ŸŽฎ [CBR] Link

Discover 10 of the most forgettable launch games in gaming history. ๐ŸŽฎ [TheGamer] Link

Kudos if you know this launch game

Here are some of the best Sega Saturn games ranked, offering a nostalgic look at the console’s library. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [GameRant] Link

And thatโ€™s all we have worth sharing this week. Thanks for reading.

The Answer to the riddle: The game is “Contra: Hard Corps” for the Sega Genesis, turning 28 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0058

Issue #57 coming in hot. 

In this week’s newsletter, we cover mini controllers, the worst things about retro gaming and the rarest and most expensive games ever.

I appreciate you all reading this, if you have any feedback on how I can make this better, please let me know via social channels or comments on Substack.

This week we have a tough riddle, I would be surprised if anyone got it, but here we go.

In the week of August 21, 1989, a game debuted,

On a console where challenges were met and defeated.

With a cast of heroes, a team so strong,

Join their fight against evil, in battles they belong.

RPG elements mixed with action and fun,

In this classic game, your journey’s just begun.

Unveil the secrets, explore the unknown,

On a console where gaming stories are sown.

News

“Dai Kaiju for Famicom Receives Fan Translation: Unleash the Power of Monsters!” – Dive into the world of classic Famicom gaming with a fan-translated release of Dai Kaiju. ๐ŸŽฎ [Games Xtreme] Link

“16 Buttons Squeezed into a Micro Controller? 8BitDo’s Ingenious Innovation!” – Witness the magic of 8BitDo’s tiny yet feature-packed microcontroller that manages to fit 16 buttons for ultimate gaming control. ๐ŸŽฎ [Engadget] Link

“Dreamcast Mini Considered by Sega” – Sega has contemplated the idea of releasing a Dreamcast Mini, following the success of its previous mini consoles. While no official confirmation has been made, the possibility of reliving Dreamcast classics on a compact system has sparked interest among fans. ๐ŸŽฎ [Wccftech] Link

Sega has reportedly acquired Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the popular Angry Birds franchise, which could lead to exciting collaborations between the two gaming giants. ๐ŸŽฎ [Exputer] Link

Features

“The Best NES HDMI Converters for a Retro Gaming Visual Upgrade” – Transform your nostalgic NES gaming experience with these top HDMI converters. ๐Ÿ“บ [Cultured Vultures] Link

“Worst Aspects of Retro Gaming: Nostalgia-Induced Frustrations Revealed!” – Delve into the drawbacks of retro gaming, from finicky cartridges to save file woes, reminding us that the good ol’ days weren’t all perfect. ๐ŸŽฎ [Den of Geek] Link

“The Magic of the Nintendo 64: A Trip Down Memory Lane” – Uncover what made the Nintendo 64 a beloved gaming icon, from its groundbreaking 3D worlds to unforgettable classics like Mario Kart 64. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [The Triangle] Link

“Unveiling the Mystery: A Zelda 64 Mod Based on Original Beta” – Delve into the world of fan creations as an anonymous developer works on a mod that brings The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time closer to its original beta version (Below). ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ [YouTube] Link

“Reliving 1984: SG-1000 Arcade System Brought Home” – Step back to 1984 as the SG-1000 arcade system allowed gamers to experience the thrill of the arcade in their own homes. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Adafruit] Link

“Behind the Scenes of Ocarina of Time: Recovered Interviews Unveil Cut Content” – Journey back to the development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as previously unreleased Japanese interviews shed light on the game’s hidden stories and content. ๐ŸŽฎ [GameIsHard] Link

“Rarest and Most Expensive Retro Games” – This article explores some of the rarest and most valuable retro video games that have become sought-after collector’s items. It delves into the history and reasons behind the rarity of these games, including titles like “Stadium Events,” “Nintendo World Championships,” and “Air Raid.” The article also discusses the incredible prices these games can fetch in the collector’s market. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Cultured Vultures] Link

This article highlights some of the best games released for the Sega Saturn, showcasing the diverse and memorable gaming experiences the console offered. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Dot Esports] Link

“Street Fighter: The Movie: The Game” for Sega Saturn is gaining recognition for its campy charm and unique gameplay that makes it worth checking out for fans of the Street Fighter franchise. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Destructoid] Link

Despite the industry’s advancements, there’s yet to be a “Citizen Kane of Gaming,” raising questions about the unique nature of interactive storytelling. ๐ŸŽฎ [Game is Hard] Link

“The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” video game brings the iconic horror film to interactive life with a release date, trailer, plot details, and gameplay insights. ๐ŸŽฎ [Game is Hard] Link

Lists & Rankings

“10 Games Nintendo Needs to Localise for Your Gaming Pleasure” – Nintendo fans are eagerly waiting for these gems to be localised, bringing more excitement to their gaming libraries. ๐ŸŒ [Destructoid] Link

“5 Blatant Rip-Off Games That Raised Eyebrows” – Uncover some of the most audacious rip-off games in history that left players scratching their heads. ๐ŸŽฎ [Rice Digital] Link

“Best First Bethesda Games Ever” – Bethesda has a rich history of creating iconic and influential games. This article ranks some of the studio’s earliest titles that laid the foundation for its success, including classics like “The Elder Scrolls: Arena” and “Fallout.” These games introduced players to immersive open worlds and deep storytelling, setting the stage for Bethesda’s future endeavours. ๐ŸŽฎ [GameRant] Link

“15 Canceled Video Games That Deserved to Be Released” discusses a range of promising video games that were cancelled during development, leaving gamers curious about what could have been. ๐ŸŽฎ [Den of Geek] Link

And thatโ€™s all we have worth sharing this week. Thanks for reading.

The Answer to the riddle: The game is “Phantasy Star II” for the Sega Genesis, turning 32 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0057

Issue #57 is coming in hot. This week we cover consoles that almost never happened, $10 fake game boys and the truth behind Michael Jackson and Sonic 3.

Thanks for reading and your continued support – the greatest give you could give me would be to share this with others in the world of retro gaming if you enjoy it.

This week’s riddle is an icon, can you guess the game that was released this week in time?

In the week of August 14, 1989, a game came alive,

On a console where challenges thrive.

With a blue hero who dashes through,

Join the adventure, it’s up to you!

Defeat the doctor, save the day,

In this platforming game, you’ll have your say.

Collect Chaos Emeralds, speed through the zone,

A gaming experience you’ll always own.

News

“Pokemon Stadium 2 and Pokemon Trading Card Game May Be Coming to Switch Online” – Get ready for a potential wave of nostalgia as Pokemon Stadium 2 and the Pokemon Trading Card Game could be heading to Nintendo Switch Online. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿƒ [The Verge] Link

“8BitDo Unveils Adapter for Modern Controllers on PS1 and PS2” – Gamers can now experience classic PlayStation games with modern controllers thanks to the new adapter from 8BitDo. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ”Œ [TechSpot] Link 

“Quake 2 Remaster Shakes Up Gaming World Across All Platforms” – The classic shooter Quake 2 receives a surprise remaster, bringing updated graphics and renewed excitement to fans across various gaming platforms. ๐Ÿ’ฅ [NME] Link 

“Genesis of Terror: Kickstarter Success for Sega Genesis Horror Game” – A new horror game for the Sega Genesis has found success on Kickstarter, giving retro gamers a spine-tingling experience. ๐Ÿ‘ป [ChitHot] Link 

Features

“By the Wayside: Parodius Da!” takes us on a humorous and entertaining journey through the quirky world of the SNES classic “Parodius” by Konami. ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ธ [Destructoid] Link

“Consoles That Nearly Didn’t Happen” uncovers the fascinating stories behind close calls in gaming history, from cancelled projects to missed opportunities that could have changed the gaming landscape. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [TheGamer] Link 

“Super Mario Bros’ First World: A Masterclass in Level Design” – Explore how the iconic first world of Super Mario Bros. serves as a tutorial in masterful level design. ๐Ÿ„๐ŸŒŸ [CBR] Link 

“Introducing the RG Nano: The Tiniest Console You’ve Ever Seen!” – Get ready to be amazed by the RG Nano, the latest and smallest console that’s making a big impact on the gaming world. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŒŒ [GearRice] Link 

“Unbelievable Bargain or Scam? $10 Fake Game Boy Packed with 200 Games!” – Dive into the world of knockoff nostalgia as a $10 counterfeit Game Boy claims to offer 200 games, but is it too good to be true? ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿคจ [Nintendo Life] Link 

“Conker 64 Developer Shares Early Designs for Conker” – Take a peek into the past as the original developer of Conker’s Bad Fur Day showcases the initial designs for the iconic Conker character. ๐Ÿฟ๏ธ [My Nintendo News] Link

“How Much Was Nintendo Worth in 1985?” – Travel back to the gaming industry’s early days and discover the surprising value of Nintendo in 1985, paving the way for its iconic rise. ๐Ÿ’ฐ [JStationX] Link

“Former Sega Director Debunks Rumors About Michael Jackson’s Songs in Sonic 3” – Unravel the truth behind the long-standing myth about Michael Jackson’s involvement in the Sonic 3 soundtrack. ๐ŸŽต [Niche Gamer] Link

“A Trip Down Memory Combo: Street Fighter 2 Retrospective” – Step into the ring and revisit the iconic Street Fighter 2, a game that left an indelible mark on gaming history. ๐Ÿ‘Š [GameLuster] Link

“How the Nintendo Seal of Quality Forever Changed the Industry” – Delve into how the iconic Nintendo Seal of Quality left an indelible mark on the gaming industry. ๐ŸŒŸ [Ruetir] Link 

“The Evolution of Console Games: A Journey Through Technological Advancements” – Embark on a captivating journey through the technological advancements that have shaped the evolution of console games over the years. ๐Ÿš€ [GamingLyfe] Link 

Lists & Rankings

“10 Dungeons & Dragons Creatures That Appear in Final Fantasy Games” – Uncover the fantasy creatures that bridge the gap between Dungeons & Dragons and the beloved Final Fantasy series. ๐Ÿ‰โœจ [TheGamer] Link

“Top 10 Sega Master System Games That Still Shine Bright” – Take a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of gaming with these outstanding Sega Master System classics. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŒŸ [DualShockers] Link 

“Top 10 Sega Genesis Arcade Ports Ranked for Nostalgic Gaming Bliss” – Dive into the golden era of arcade gaming with this list of the best Sega Genesis arcade ports that bring the excitement of the arcade to your home console. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [DualShockers] Link

“10 Exclusive Games That Elevated Consoles to Must-Have Status” – Dive into a nostalgic journey as we explore the exclusive titles that turned gaming consoles into must-have gems for gamers. ๐ŸŽฎ [KeenGamer] Link 

“41 Surprising Origins of Famous Video Games” – Delve into the intriguing and often unexpected origins of well-known video games that have left their mark on the gaming world. ๐ŸŽฎ [Cracked] Link

Thanks for reading!- more next week.

Answer: The game is “Sonic the Hedgehog” for the Sega Genesis, turning 32 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0056

Welcome to Issue #56 of the newsletter, if you are into retro gaming and want the best possible quality cases, please do check out our sponsor www.retroshell.com.

Can you guess the retro game from the riddle below?

In the week of August 7, 1987, a game was set ablaze,

On a console where adventure fans praised.

With a young knight clad in green attire,

Embark on a quest that will never tire.

Rescue the princess, defeat the evil king,

In this action-packed game, courage is the thing.

Explore dungeons, discover secrets untold,

In a fantasy land where legends unfold.

News

8BitDo brings nostalgia to mechanical keyboards with designs inspired by the Nintendo Entertainment System, giving gamers a delightful blast from the past. [List23] Linkย 

Introducing “Zephyr’s Pass,” a new Game Boy Colour title that retro gaming enthusiasts can look forward to soon! ๐ŸŽฎ [Niche Gamer] Link

Former US President Barack Obama reveals his Super Smash Bros. main: Captain Falcon! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‘Š [Comicbook.com] Link

Blast through the 16-bit chaos in “Gunslugs,” now available for Sega Genesis/Mega Drive! (Trailer Below)๐Ÿ”ซ [GamingLyfe] Link

Unearth the cancelled gem “Sonic X-treme” as Sega reveals its long-lost promotional screens! ๐Ÿฆ” [Destructoid] Link

Unearthed footage of a canceled Indiana Jones game will send adventurers on a nostalgic journey! ๐ŸŽ’ [Stealth Optional] Link

Fatal Fury fans, get ready to throw down, as the beloved fighting game series officially announces its comeback after over 20 long years! ๐Ÿ”ฅ [Ruetir] Link

Get ready to embark on a nostalgic journey through the PC Engine’s captivating history with “PC Engine: The Box Art Collection” from Bitmap Books! ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŽจ [List23] Link

Features

Celebrating the 34th anniversary of the beloved Nintendo Game Boy, a handheld that shaped gaming history. [Inverse] Link

A history lesson on the 1983 video game crash and its relevance. [FEE] Link 

Cleaning tips for your beloved Super NES: All you need to know to keep this old tech shining! [IGN] Link

Travel back to 1989 and discover the historic release date of the iconic Game Boy in the US! ๐ŸŽฎ [Fatherly] Link

Discover the rarest game console ever made, a true gem for collectors! [JStationX] Link

Make your N64 games shine on modern HDTVs with these tips! ๐Ÿ“บโœจ [JStationX] Link

Unravel the mystery behind bits in video games and how they shaped the gaming landscape! ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [JStationX] Link

Check out the cycle-accurate Sega Genesis powered by FPGA, bringing retro gaming to a whole new level! ๐ŸŽฎ [Hackaday] Link

Witness the mesmerising evolution of gaming, from pixel art to photorealism! ๐ŸŽฎ [Game is Hard] Link

Lists & Rankings

The fascinating story of 6 consoles that nearly didn’t happen, reminding us of the uncertainties that shaped gaming history. [TheGamer] Link

The 10 worst video game controllers of all time: Brace yourself for some cringe-worthy designs! [Sportskeeda] Link

Get ready for the toughest challenges in Mario history! These are the hardest Mario boss fights that will test your skills to the max. ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ’ฅ [CBR] Link

Discover the top 10 N64 games released late in its lifecycle that still shine brightly! ๐ŸŒŸ [CBR] Link

Find out the momentous year when Sega made its grand entrance into the gaming world! ๐ŸŽฎ [JStationX] Link

Get ready for some Sega Game Gear nostalgia as we explore the 10 best games that made this handheld gem shine! ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [DualShockers] Link

Discover the 10 rarest and most expensive Sega Genesis games that collectors dream of owning! ๐Ÿ’Ž [GameRant] Link

Uncover the priciest and most elusive Atari 2600 games that collectors are hunting for! ๐Ÿ’ธ [GameRant] Link

Answer: The game is “The Legend of Zelda” for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), turning 36 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0055

Welcome to issue #55 – a bit of a quiet news week this week – however this week we cover a Sonic mystery, Vimms lair, the best double dragon games and much more.

Can you guess the game that was released in time this week from the below riddle (answer at the end)?

In the week of July 31, 1992, a game took flight,

On a console where dreams reached new heights.

With a blue blur that zips through the zone,

Embark on a quest, you’re never alone.

Collect golden rings, speed through the land,

In this platforming adventure, it’s all grand.

Foiling the plans of a villainous foe,

With every leap, watch the hero go!

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News

Infidelity has ROM hacked DuckTales for the NES and ported it for the SNES [Twitter]. Link

Is Scrooge McDuck cultural appropriation? 

๐ŸŽฎ Nintendo Switch Online brings back the classics with a twist as it adds two iconic Zelda games, delighting fans of the legendary series. [Techlusive] Link

Sonic fans, get ready for a mystery! A new Sonic the Hedgehog trademark and logo have been spotted, sparking speculation about what’s to come in the iconic hedgehog’s future. [Comicbook] Link

Get ready for one hell of a time as Netflix announces its next Castlevania anime, promising more thrilling vampire-slaying action. [24sSports] Link

Features

From Ice Age 2 to Lord of the Rings, let’s dive into a comparison of movie tie-in games then and now, exploring how these games have evolved over the years. [GamesHub] Link

Unleash your retro gaming nostalgia with the ultimate guide to Vimm’s Lair, your go-to treasure trove for classic games. [Appuals] Link

Whoever you are Vimm, I โค๏ธ U

๐ŸŒ An upcoming Earthbound documentary is set to explore the extraordinary power of online communities in preserving retro gaming’s legacy and cultural impact. [Nintendo Life] Link

๐Ÿ‰ Embark on epic adventures with these top Dungeons & Dragons video games that capture the essence of the tabletop experience. [Comicbook.com] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Unlock the hidden treasures of Nintendo’s rich history with these important and intriguing facts that every gaming enthusiast should know. [CBR] Link

Lists & Rankings

Calling all collectors! Discover the 7 rarest and most expensive Sega Saturn games that could cost you a pretty penny to add to your collection. [Gamerant] Link

๐Ÿ•น๏ธ Dive into the forgotten gems of the Game Boy era with these amazing RPGs that deserve a spot in your gaming library. [GameRant] Link

๐Ÿ’พ Flashback to the ’90s: Remember these 10 tech gadgets that flopped spectacularly, leaving us in nostalgia-filled disappointment. [Techaeris] Link

Deep Duck Trouble starring Donald Duck is one of the best Sega Game Gear games, offering a quack-tastic adventure with our beloved feathered friend, here is a list of the 10 best Game Gear games. [DualShockers] Link

Shining force for me is the best of all of the JRPGโ€™s

Discover the 10 rarest and most expensive Sega Master System games, where gaming history meets hefty price tags. [GameRant] Link

Step into the virtual ring with our list of the top 10 best 3D fighting games of all time, where you can unleash your combos and take down opponents in epic battles. [Gamepur] Link

Unlock the power of the dragon with the 6 best Double Dragon games, revisiting the classic beat ’em up series that continues to enthral fans. [GameRant] Link

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This weekโ€™s game is “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” for the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, turning 29 this week.

๐Ÿ‘พ Retro Gaming Weekly News #0054

Welcome to issue #54 – this week we cover Famicom birthday celebrations, erotic game releases, NES facts and much much more.

An iconic fighting game was released this week in time, can you guess the game from the below riddle? Answer at the ene.

In the week of July 24, 1991, a game was born,

On a console where battles were sworn.

With fighters from realms both near and far,

Engage in combat, the ultimate superstar.

Roundhouse kicks and punches so quick,

In this fighting game, the showdowns are slick.

Test your skills and prove your might,

With iconic characters, the future looks bright.

News

Celebrate Famicom’s 40th anniversary with the launch of their official website, taking gamers on a nostalgic journey! ๐ŸŽ‰ [Nintendojo] Link

TIL in Japan the call a cartridge a cassette!

Get ready for a thrilling ninja adventure with a Shadow of the Ninja remake on the horizon! ๐Ÿฑโ€๐Ÿ‘ค [Niche Gamer] Link

Zooming through the retro realm! Super Game Boy proves it can go fast too! ๐ŸŽ๏ธ [Nicole.Express] Link

Shipping of Analogue Pocket orders to resume in August (finallyโ€ฆ). ๐Ÿ“ฆ [Samachar Central] Link

๐Ÿ”‹ EU mandates replaceable batteries for handheld consoles by 2027! Learn how this move might impact the gaming industry and players alike. [IGN Nordic] Link

๐ŸŽฎ Atari is set to launch a unique collection of printed circuit board replicas, allowing gamers to appreciate the beauty of classic hardware. A must-have for retro gaming enthusiasts! [GameTyrant] Link

There is something mythical about arcade PCBโ€™s 

๐ŸŒŸ “Parasol Stars: The Story of Bubble Bobble III” is making a delightful comeback on consoles, bringing nostalgic joy to fans of the iconic Bubble Bobble series! [Crunchyroll] Link

๐ŸŽฎ “Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties,” one of the infamous worst erotic games from the 1990s, is surprisingly getting a re-release on PC, taking players on a wild nostalgia trip with its unique charm. [List23] Link

So 90โ€™s it hurts.

๐Ÿ‰ Exciting news for Sega fans! The studio behind Panzer Dragoon and House of the Dead remakes hints at a new remake in the works. Get ready for more classic gaming nostalgia! [My Nintendo News] Link

Features

Uncover the fascinating journey of how Nintendo Power transformed propaganda into nostalgic comfort for gamers! ๐Ÿ“– [Den of Geek] Link

Uncover the products Nintendo shouldn’t have discontinued, from beloved consoles to iconic accessories. ๐Ÿ˜ข [SlashGear] Link

Ever been backhanded around the face with this bad boy?

Let’s take a virtual trip back in time! A look back at Nintendo Virtual Boy: specs and release date. ๐Ÿ‘“ [TechEBlog] Link

“Retroid Pocket 3 Plus Review: Your Ultimate Retro Gaming Companion!” Discover the perfect portable device for retro gaming enthusiasts with this in-depth review of the Retroid Pocket 3 Plus. ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ“ฑ [MakeUseOf] Link

“Too Much Nostalgia Is Bad for You?” Unravel the fine balance between nostalgia and its potential negative impact on our gaming experiences and well-being. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿงก [DualShockers] Link

The Star Wars universe’s great influence on Mega Man X and other games in the acclaimed Capcom saga. ๐ŸŒŒ [Ruetir] Link

Your powers grow weak young man

The Chicken McNugget handheld: A quirky take on Tetris that changes the game forever! ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽฎ [Tom’s Guide] Link

“F-Zero GX: The Unbeatable Nintendo Racing Game!” Get ready to hit ludicrous speeds with Captain Falcon in this adrenaline-packed masterpiece. ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ๏ธ [CBR] Link

“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 5 Fan Remake Impresses with Stunning Graphics!” Delve into the realm of nostalgia with this incredible fan project that brings Link’s classic adventure to life with next-gen visuals. ๐ŸŽฎ๐ŸŒŸ [TweakTown] Link

“Why Do Nintendo Cartridges from 30 Years Ago Still Save Games?” Explore the impressive longevity of Nintendo cartridges and their ability to preserve cherished game saves over the decades. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ๐Ÿ’พ [Ruetir] Link

Lists & Rankings

Discover 15 intriguing secrets and lesser-known facts about the iconic NES. ๐Ÿ•น๏ธ [Den of Geek] Link

Discover the ultimate collection of Nintendo’s top 100 games of all time, a must-read list for every nostalgic gamer! ๐Ÿ† [Nintendo Life] Link

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And there you have it, thanks for reading!

This weeks game is “Street Fighter II: The World Warrior” for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), turning 30 this week.