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Retro News & Chat / Amiga Mini Announced
August 13, 2021, 16:22:46 PM
This was a few days ago now, but in case anyone missed it there is a new mini console coming out.

Comes pre-loaded with 25 games and also has the ability to play ROMS. I realize I'm not the target audience for this (living in NA and having no experience with the brand), but it seems awful expensive to me. $139.99 / â,¬129.99 / £119.99 is a lot of money for 25 games. Yes you can add more but I think there should be more games built in.

Anyone getting one?
Atari Chat / Best Electronics
June 16, 2021, 18:54:49 PM
There's probably a really old thread somewhere about this place but I don't feel like looking for it :P.

Just read this great article about the place - Vice

Anyone who has ever bought from them will get a kick out of reading this. I've ordered form him a couple times and never had any trouble, but I had already read all about it and knew the unwritten rules to follow lol.
Retro News & Chat / Doom Helmet
September 23, 2020, 17:16:40 PM
Well this is pretty cool!

Ordering info here:

A little too expensive for me but I'm sure they will sell out. I think @Saturn is the biggest Doom fan around here, you gonna get one?

Looks like this genre is making a comeback, and this newest game has very nice pixel art!

Live on Kickstarter now. There's a video and more screenshots there as well. Only £14 for a digital copy.
Retro News & Chat / Sega Announces Arcade Mini
July 07, 2020, 15:44:47 PM
Now this is a cool mini console from Sega! Designed after the Astro City arcade cabs and it's supposed to have 36 games on it. So far it's only been announced for Japan at a cost of about $120 or £93.

They still have a lot of games to announce but below is the confirmed ones so far.

Alien Syndrome
Alien Storm
Golden Axe
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
Columns II
Dark Edge
Puzzle & Action: Tant-R
Virtua Fighter
Fantasy Zone
Altered Beast
Retro News & Chat / Sega Releasing Game Gear Micro
June 03, 2020, 15:08:07 PM
Sega was rumoured to be making a big announcement and it turns out to be the Game Gear Micro.

Exciting for anyone who wants a 1" screen handheld! LOL Is it April 1st?

I really don't see the point. I've seen people say that it's just meant to be a neat collectible and the size doesn't matter but I think they're just grasping at straws. Also they are releasing four different colours and each one will have four different games on it for a total of 16 games, so you would have to buy all four to get all the games. If you can even see the screen to play the games that is!
Retro News & Chat / One Console For Life
May 08, 2020, 15:23:04 PM
I saw this on Twitter and thought it would be fun to post here.

You can only play the console that matches your birthday month for the rest of your life. Would you be happy with your choice?

For me that means the 2600, and I would not be happy! lol

Well you don't see this very often, a brand new Neo Geo game is being made! It's a littel pricey but compared to what other homebrew games on the system go for, it's not too bad. My only concern is that it's really early in development and there's no way to know how it's going to turn out. They are asking for a lot of money and a lot of faith.

Quote from comments:

QuoteThe state of the artwork and presentation is not representative of the final product. The footage shown is from an early prototype, with just a handful of first gfx sprites and animations created, many of them not fully finished or implemented. The general style will stay like this tho, so we're not going to switch to 3d pre-rendered sprites or something. But be assured that we're going to sweat a fair of more details on things.
Retro News & Chat / New Retro Handheld: Evercade
July 05, 2019, 20:47:36 PM
Yes it's another one of these! There's a ton of these handhelds being released with emulators on them, but this one is a bit different. This one actually has interchangeable cartridges from various publishers. Legal and no need for Roms.

Prices and currently announced games in the link above and it's supposed to be released later this year. Not sure if I'll get one yet but I'm definitely interested.
Very cool surprise announcement out of E3 this year! Konami, who I didn't even realize owned the rights to NEC, is giving us another mini console.

Not a lot of info yet but very exciting news.
Retro News & Chat / Custom Rage 2 Dreamcast
May 01, 2019, 18:56:31 PM
Well this has to be one of the strangest marketing ideas ever, but very cool! Bethesda is giving away a custom Dreamcast with a PC built into it that you can play their new game Rage 2 with. Wasn't really sure where to post this as it's a retro console with a modern PC in it but I figured it would get more attention in the retro section.

To enter the competition just follow the directions in this tweet.
Sorry to the people from the UK and Europe, it's only open to residents of the US and Canada.

They also posted this picture to show that it's legit.

Retro News & Chat / Capcom Home Arcade
April 16, 2019, 16:36:47 PM
Capcom was teasing something yesterday, and today they revealed this!

Full list of games and other info here.

Before anyone gets too excited though, the price is listed at $287.49, £203.31! If this was half the price and had double the amount of games I'd be tempted, but this is just way too much. Also not sure if I like the design either, pretty gimmicky looking IMO.
Retro News & Chat / New Games From Piko Interactive
March 05, 2019, 19:52:36 PM
I got an email the other day about this:

45 Day Pre-order of AWESOME RETRO GAMES!

If you like to play retro games in their original format, we have the best news for you! Piko Interactive has prepared 12 different titles for consoles like NES, SNES, Genesis, Jaguar, GBA and Nintendo 64! All the games produced in high quality cartridges with box and manual like back in the 90s! There are different gameplay genres available, from Turn Based RPGs, To Beat’em up, Platformers, Shooters and Puzzles!

They have announced that they have 12 new games on their store ready for pre-order! Pre-orders will start shipping on April 15 2019! Only 45 day pre-order! $5 price hike will apply on and after April 15 2019! Take your chance now and get them at DISCOUNT!

Here are the list of titles available for sale:

40 Winks â€" Nintendo 64
Gourmet Squad â€" Super Nintendo
Tinhead â€" Super Nintedo
Little Lancelot â€" NES
Pyramids of Ra â€" NES
Exploding Fist â€" NES
Impossamole â€" Atari Jaguar
Head Over Heels â€" Atari Jaguar
Canon: Legends of The New Gods â€" Genesis
Switchblade â€" Genesis
Thunderbolt II â€" Genesis
Custodian â€" GBA!/New-Releases-Pre-Order/c/20971055/offset=0&sort=normal

Some of these are ports from other consoles or computers, some are games that were cancelled or the version for a specific console was cancelled, and some of them are being released in English for the first time. Lots to choose from anyway!
Retro News & Chat / Analogue Mega SG
October 17, 2018, 20:19:48 PM

Time for the Genesis/MD to get a brand new FPGA console!

Looks great and it has the connector built in to connect an original Sega CD system to it. Also comes with a Master System adapter and you can buy other adapters to play pretty much every other Sega cartridge including Game Gear games. Only thing missing seems to be 32X support.

Retro News & Chat / Playstation Classic Announced
September 19, 2018, 14:58:31 PM
Looks like the rumors are true!

Launching on December 3rd for $99.99 USD. Supposed to be 20 game on it but they haven't announced them all yet.

Retro News & Chat / Arcade1Up Home Arcade
July 27, 2018, 19:58:58 PM

Now this is what I'm talking about, no more of those mini arcade machines! These are 3/4 scale arcade cabinets but you can also buy a riser to sit it on and make it full size. 17" screen too.

You can see the full list here.

Only thing stopping me from getting one is they are damn expensive! As you can see in the picture they were $399 but I see they are now doing pre-orders for $299. Not sure if that's a limited time deal or if they just lowered the price. Here in Canada though Walmart is selling them for $499.99!!!

If they had 50 or 100 games in each one I'd be much more tempted but at that price and with such few games on each it's just too much.

Retro News & Chat / Top Selling Games in the US
July 19, 2018, 23:52:39 PM
I saw this on Twitter and had to share.

Here's the link to the thread

As you can see he is a video game analyst and he decided to post the top 5 best selling games of all time for various consoles in the US.

The N64 list is what you would expect but the PS1, Saturn, and Dreamcast charts were surprising to me.

The PS1 list is made up of only two different franchises and three of the five Dreamcast games were sports titles. Generally sports fans did gravitate towards Sega hardware but I didn't think it would be that much. Would have never guessed the top selling Saturn game was NFL 97 either!

Very interesting. :)

Nintendo Chat / Brawler64 Gamepad
May 22, 2018, 20:10:31 PM

I backed the Kickstarter for this controller last year and I've had it for a little while now, but I only really gave it a good workout yesterday. After a couple hours with it I'm very impressed!

Super comfortable to hold and the analogue stick feels great. This is so much better than the stock N64 controller!

The only slight complaint is the analogue stick and left shoulder button are too close together internally and will hit each other if the stick is in the upper left position and you press the shoulder button. To be fair to the developers though, there is not a single game that would use both by default just because of how the original controller was designed. They probably should have caught it during testing but they didn't so they are working on a replacement piece that can be swapped out to fix the problem. All backers who want it are supposed to get the this new part shipped to them for free when it's finished.

All future controllers ordered from them will be the updated version that has been fixed, and you can order it here.

Retro News & Chat / Coleco Evolved Mini Arcade
May 08, 2018, 17:13:47 PM
Looks like everyone is getting into the mini arcade cab business, including Coleco!

They just launched a Kickstarter for it, which you can fine here.

The price is good and I like the look, but I'm not sure how much interest those two initial games are going to get. Also I'd rather have multiple games in each. Cool to see these making a return though.

Anybody backing this?
Retro News & Chat / Data East Mini Player
May 03, 2018, 14:52:00 PM
Data East have been putting their classic arcade games in all kinds of devices lately, and the latest is a mini arcade cab!

It looks very cool and with 30 games included there's lots to play, but it's $99.99 and only 10" tall with a 4.25" screen. If it were a little bit bigger or a bit cheaper I would be all over this. Great idea though!