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Retro News & Chat / Arcade1Up Home Arcade
« on: 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
« on: 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
« on: 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
« on: 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
« on: 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!

Marketplace / Yakuza Reprints
« on: April 19, 2018, 22:25:51 PM »
Not sure if there's any fans of this series around here, but if you are this might be of interest.

Video Games Plus is an online retailer here in Canada that have recently started paying to get reprints made of old video games, including the first four Yakuza games. 1 and 2 for the PS2 and 3 and 4 for the PS3 are all available to buy brand new for pretty good prices. I believe they have free international shipping too.

I think it's really cool that they are doing this. Hopefully there's more of these reprints in the works.

Edit: I should add that these are the NTSC versions. The PS3 games might be region free but the PS2 games would definitely have to be played on a modded system if you're in another region.

Retro News & Chat / Billy Mitchell Banned from Twin Galaxies
« on: April 12, 2018, 17:23:19 PM »
Looks like Twin Galaxies have finally seen enough evidence that Mitchell was cheating and they have wiped out all of his high score records and banned him from ever competing again!

I've never liked the guy ever since I watched the movie The King of Kong so this is great news to me.

Retro News & Chat / Super Retro-Cade
« on: December 07, 2017, 19:56:13 PM »
Retro Bit have been coming out with some very interesting products lately, and their latest looks really cool!

This is another plug and play console with over 90 games from the four companies in the picture above already pre-installed. Full game list and other info here.

It's supposed to be available on the 15th and you can pre-order it on Amazon right now, but I'm going to wait for reviews first. They released a similar product last year that got terrible reviews over the emulation, controllers, and serious lag so it's probably best to wait and see if this one is improved or not.

Retro News & Chat / RetroBit Multicarts
« on: December 01, 2017, 15:51:00 PM »

Interesting new project from RetroBit.

They're up for pre-order on Amazon and priced between $29.99 and $34.99 USD which is pretty reasonable.

More info and links on their site,

Guess it depends what the emulation is like but I'm tempted to buy a couple of them.

Atari Chat / Atari Jaguar Kitty Box
« on: September 13, 2017, 14:58:00 PM »
Now this is interesting!

A little expensive, and a unit that could be used with multiple systems would be a much better deal, but still pretty cool. I don't really know much about the site and I've never ordered from them before but they have a few other Jaguar products that they sell as well.

Retro News & Chat / Capcom Releasing New Street Fighter 2 SNES Carts
« on: August 31, 2017, 16:49:38 PM »
With the popularity of retro gaming and all the clone systems being made it was only a matter of time before big companies got involved, and Capcom is the first.


For $100 this can be yours. . . yeah I'm gonna pass. Cool idea but way too much money, especially for such a common game. You can buy original copies of the game on ebay for $20, and they don't come with the following warning:

WARNING: Use of this reproduction game cartridge (the “Product”) on the SNES gaming hardware may cause the SNES console to overheat or catch fire. The SNES hardware is deemed a vintage collectible, so please exercise extreme caution when using the Product and make sure there is fire extinguishment equipment nearby. Use of the Product is at the sole risk of the user. The Product is sold “as is”.  Neither iam8bit, Inc. nor Capcom Co, Ltd. make any representation or warranty, express or implied, of any kind, including any warranty of merchantability of fitness for a particular use, or that the Product is safe to use, and iam8bit, Inc. or Capcom Co, Ltd. shall have no liability for damage to property or persons arising from use of the Product. Nintendo of America is in no way associated with the release of this Product.

It's been available to order since yesterday and there are still copies left out of the 5500 cart run. Perhaps if they weren't warning people about it catching on fire they would sell out quicker! I assume it will sell out though, and this will be the first of many more to come.

Retro News & Chat / Amiga Game Switchblade Ported to Jaguar
« on: July 11, 2017, 19:17:07 PM »
Piko Interactive have another Jag game coming, and you can pre-order it here. It's supposed to be shipping next month and the price isn't too bad at $59.99 USD.

I have the sequel for the Lynx but I've never played the original game. Looks good :)

Retro News & Chat / The Dangers of Flash and Multi Carts
« on: July 06, 2017, 20:23:45 PM »
Great article here about flash and multi carts that are poorly made and that could cause problems.

The guy who wrote the article makes a lot of retro devices and adapters that Retro Towers in the UK and Stone Age Gamer in the US sell so he's pretty knowledgeable about all of it.

Anybody own any of the ones he says to avoid?

Retro News & Chat / Rarest Basketball Game Ever?
« on: June 30, 2017, 17:26:13 PM »
Just saw this article on Eurogamer about a very rare Pal version of the game Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs. Pretty cool story.

Here's the ebay auction for it that is currently at £8,300.00!

Anyone making a bid?  :P 

Retro News & Chat / SNES Classic
« on: June 26, 2017, 19:30:59 PM »
I think we all knew this was coming, but Nintendo has made it official and announced a new mini console based on the SNES.

Nice selection of games and the inclusion of the unreleased Star Fox 2 is very cool, but at 21 total it seems a little small to me. I'm sure it will sell like crazy though, now we just have to see how many they produce!

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