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Retro News & Chat / KA Aircars for the Jaguar
May 18, 2016, 17:22:09 PM
I just saw this on AA, Beta Phase Games have announced they are going to start selling this game again. This isn't a limited run and according to the post they will continue making more copies as long as there is demand. The first run will be ready in about a week and if anyone wants a copy they can send an email to the address in the link below.

Here's the link to AA and here's the link to the Beta Phase Games site.

I just sent an email to get a copy :)
Homebrew Chat / ConnectedNES
May 13, 2016, 18:27:13 PM
Okay, this is just about the coolest thing ever! Some very bright people have created a modem of sorts that can be hooked up to an NES and allow a persons Twitter feed to display on the screen while playing a game.

You can read all about it here and there are videos showing it in action too. Very impressive work!
Retro News & Chat / Luchs Soft Newsletter
April 28, 2016, 23:54:21 PM
Thought I would share this for anyone who is not on the mailing list.

QuoteHi Retrolizers,
A new Vectrex game is on the way!
It's a port of the A2600 Dead Of Knight programmed by
Jason Santuci. The game was published by Starship Films
and the Luchs Soft Vectrex Version is officially licensed.

There's a big difference this time between the older
Vectrex Luchs Soft releases, it doesn't have a Digipak,
it comes in a box!

Because I received much questions for preorders, I've
decided to open it in the Luchs Soft Shop now.

BRECHER, EINEIIG, FLAK and N.E.L.S. will be also re-released
in this box style.

Also I've decided to act as publisher for other coders
releases. It looks like, that there'll come another
Vectrex Game soon!
Stay tuned what's coming up next ;-)

New JagCD is also in dev. hopefully it will soon finished.
To tell the truth, 4 Games are in dev. at the moment for
JagCD ^^
Let's see if I can finish them all this year, press thumbs :-)

For BRENNBALL (Videopac) I'm still waiting for new Cartridges.
If you didn't heard it already, they were getting lost :-(
BUT we're working on it to get it released as soon as possible.
It's not forgotten!


Great news for Vectrex and Jaguar fans. Can't wait to find out what the four Jag CD games are!
Sega Chat / Sega Interactive Arcade Archives
April 27, 2016, 17:25:32 PM
Sega has created a interactive archive of all their arcade games and from what I'm reading this is the first time they have ever shared this info with the public.

Sega Interactive

You will have to use google translate and even then some of it will still be in Japanese but it's pretty cool looking through all the old arcade games :)
There's an IndieGoGo campaign that's just been launched for a new Commodore 64 computer and handheld!


There's lots of info and more pictures on the site and it says they are still working on which games will come included. Any C64 fans around here?

This is completely unexpected, and completely awesome! No info yet other than this picture that they tweeted but hopefully there's more info soon. Looking at the date and time it's actually April fools day in Japan already, but they posted this pic a couple days ago so I think we're safe. Can't wait to find out more about this :113:
Marketplace / Piko Interactive Sale
March 31, 2016, 19:10:14 PM
Just got an email telling me about a pretty good deal in the Piko game store.

QuoteWe just moved!! We moved from Houston Texas to the Lovely San Antonio Texas! To celebrate we are here, we are launching a sale on all games!

20% off on ALL ORDERS!!! Just Use the Code "NEW20".

But Wait! There is more! 50% off on all orders over $800 for games and homebrew!! Just use the Code "NEW50"

Let's Celebrate we are Here!!!

$400 for $800 worth of games is a great deal, but I don't think I want to spend quite that much :21: I might take advantage of the 20% off deal though.
Homebrew Chat / New Dreamcast game Xenocider
March 21, 2016, 14:23:33 PM
The Dreamcast Junkyard took a look at a new Space Harrier style game in development called Xenocider. It's fairly early but so far looks great.

I love Space Harrier so I'm really looking forward to this being finished!
Nintendo Chat / N64 Games Hack
March 17, 2016, 21:14:30 PM
I just saw this and it's pretty cool!

Retro Collect

Besides the odd N64 controller the only problem I've ever had with the system was how blurry the graphics looked, but with these hacks some games now look much better. You can see screenshot comparisons in the link and there's also links to where you can find the hacks too. I might have to pick up an action replay and try these out.
Retro News & Chat / Nightmare Busters is back in stock
February 26, 2016, 15:42:01 PM
For anyone who missed out on this great SNES game, they have done another run and they are now available. Here's the site, Super Fighter Team.

I have a copy and it's a really fun game and it looks great!
Retro News & Chat / Pac-Man Pop! Vinyl Figures
January 29, 2016, 21:41:28 PM
I don't know if there's anybody around here that collects these, but if you don't you might want to start! Funko has unveiled their newest line of figures and they are all the characters from Pac-Man :113:

Here's the Funko site where you can see the rest of the lineup with all the details.

I have a couple of these Pop! vinyl figures from Loot Crate and they are pretty cool. I just might have to get the whole set of these ones!
Super Fighter Team have just finished these two games and they are available for ordering.

Magic Girl was originally only released in Taiwan and Cascade was to be released in Japan but for whatever reason never was. Good looking games and with Super Fighter Team you know the packaging will be high quality :113:
Homebrew Chat / Opcode Colecovision Games
January 01, 2016, 19:48:24 PM
I just received an email from Colecovision game makers Opcode Games.

QuoteHappy New Year, ColecoVisionaries!

The new Opcode Games is now officially open for business and I'm thrilled to announce that we'll be offering Special Editions for our three upcoming ColecoVision Super Game Module games.

ColecoVision enthusiasts who purchase the Special Editions will get beautifully designed packages that contain:

      - A limited edition color "Super Game Cartridge" 1
        (Exclusive to the Special Edition)

   Penguin Adventure - Ice Blue cartridge (semitransparent)    Gradius – Viper Blue cartridge    Donkey Kong – Mario Red cartridge

      - A gorgeous deluxe collector box

      - Full color manual and cartridge label 2

Each game's Special Edition is limited to 90 copies.

1 Super Game Cartridge is the official companion for the Super Game Module. When paired with the Super Game Module, Super Game Cartridges offer up to 16MB of game storage space and the ability of save any amount of game data to the cartridge.
2  All manual, boxes and labels use professional grade offset printing.

QuotePenguin Adventure – The sequel for the classic Coleco game Antarctic Adventure. Help Penta the penguin save princess Penko from a terrible virus. The only possible cure is the fruit of the Golden Apple Tree, located in the faraway land of the Dream Continent. But it isn't going to be easy, as Penta must travel through 24 stages, buy items and avoid terrain obstacles and enemies, including the terrible and gigantic Freezauruses. Penguin Adventure uses a massive 2Mbit (256KB) Super Game Cartridge.
For more information about Penguin Adventure, visit

QuoteGradius – The classic arcade shooter from the 80s is back. Pilot the Vic Viper space fighter and save planet Gradius from the evil Bacterion Empire. Gradius includes 8 distinctive stages plus 4 hidden bonus stages, some of them exclusive to this version. The ColecoVision version of Gradius includes the revolutionary power-up system found in the arcade release, in addition to all the music, enemies and bosses. The game uses a huge 1Mbit (128KB) Super Game Cartridge.
For more information about Gradius, visit

QuoteDonkey Kong Arcade - A brand new port of Donkey Kong, featuring every single element found in the arcade classic. Help Mario save Pauline from the ominous Donkey Kong, climbing through 4 different stages. Collect bonus items, use the hammer to smash enemies and keep an eye on barrels and plummeting beams thrown by the Kong itself.  Donkey Kong uses a 1Mbit (128KB) Super Game Cartridge and can save the game high score table and settings.
For more information about Donkey Kong, visit

Donkey Kong is $50 and the other two are $45 each which is a pretty good price. I pre-ordered Gradius to go with my SGM that should be shipping early this year  :)

Didn't see this coming, and honestly after the failed IGG campaign I wasn't sure if they would even return, but according to their facebook account they have now partnered with Coleco and changed the name to match!

Now too much info yet but I'm really looking forward to finding out more :113:

Here's the press release from their website.

QuoteTrabuco Canyon, CA (PR) – December 17, 2015 Video-game industry pioneer COLECO re-enters the market, partnering with Retro Video Game Systems, Inc., to introduce a new, modern-day video-game system called the COLECO Chameleon.

COLECO Chameleon is a versatile new video-game system that serves as a modern day take on the classic game console and will accurately play classic games from the past.  The COLECO Chameleon also has the ability play brand-new games in the 8-, 16- and 32-bit styles, a growing and popular genre in today's game scape.

Chris Cardillo, a partner in COLECO said, "Mark [Thomann] and I are excited to work hand-in-hand with Retro Video Game Systems, Inc. in the launch of the COLECO Chameleon.  It's ironic that a new 'retro' video-game system would actually revolutionize and revitalize the COLECO brand."

And, for the first time in nearly 20 years, the COLECO Chameleon will once again play brand new games on long-lasting, durable cartridges that can be played, traded, and collected for a lifetime.  And all game cartridges will include high quality, plastic clamshell cases with illustrated instruction manuals and game developer liner notes.

Retro Video Game Systems, Inc. President Mike Kennedy adds, "The COLECO Chameleon is a love-letter to all the classic cartridge based gaming systems that came before it and we love the fact it will succeed COLECO's successful Telstar and Colecovision product lines.  It will take gamers and their families back to a simpler time where games were all about great gameplay and fun factor."

The COLECO Chameleon will launch in early 2016 and will also be demonstrated at Toy Fair New York 2016, February 13-16.
Marketplace / Piko Interactive Black Friday Sale
November 26, 2015, 19:40:01 PM
Just got this email:

QuoteBlack Friday Sale is Live!

As we promised we have made it available to the public to get Wholesale Rates!

Use the Coupon "10OFF" to receive 10% off in ALL orders.
Use the Coupon "BLACK15" to receive 15% off in orders of $100 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK20" to receive 20% off in orders of $200 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK25" to receive 25% off in orders of $350 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK30" to receive 30% off in orders of $450 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK40" to receive 40% off in orders of $650 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK45" to receive 45% off in orders of $900 or more.
Use the Coupon "BLACK50" to receive 50% off in orders of $1200 or more.

Sale ends on Cyber Monday (Nov 30th) at 11:59 P.M. Central Time.

Happy Shopping!

Here's their site for anyone who wants to do some shopping. They have a lot of great homebrews and the quality is always exceptional.
Homebrew Chat / The Polycade - Retro Arcade of the Future
November 17, 2015, 19:26:18 PM
Seems like everyone is getting involved in new arcade hardware these days, including the son of Nolan Bushnell.


Nice idea, but this is definitely for businesses or people with deep pockets! The early bird price is $1250, regular KS price $1600, and retail price after the campaign is $1950.

I wish them luck :113:
Retro News & Chat / Dreamcast Ultimate Collectors Guide
October 28, 2015, 21:39:18 PM

This is a new book that is supposed to be the definitive guide to every game released for the system. It's been put together by the guys at the Dreamcast Junkyard and it's available now.

The link to purchase is on their site, however they are waiting for the second batch to be printed so it will be a couple weeks before they start shipping. This is just a couple guys putting this together so they did a small first run to get money to continue which went up on ebay yesterday. It's sold out but I grabbed one in time so I will post some thoughts when it shows up.

The foreword written by Tom Charnock is RVG member Tomleecee. He's pretty passionate about the Dreamcast so this should be good.
Thanks to Greyfox for tweeting about this Kickstarter project!

Here's the link but before anyone gets too excited I suggest you check out the rewards and prices first!

I think you would have to be a very hardcore Dragons Lair fan to want to spend that much, but I wish them luck. I like the idea of making a movie out of it but too pricey for me.
Read the story here about this long lost N64 Viewpoint game. There's a link in the story to the ebay auction where it sold for $2,999.99/£1,980.52!

The person who bought it uploaded a video of the game in action to youtube and it looks good. Makes you wonder why they never released it.
Retro News & Chat / Edge Magazine's Top 100 Games
September 30, 2015, 19:46:00 PM
100 – WarioWare Inc – GBA
99 – Spec Ops: The Line
98 – Papers, Please
97 – DriveClub
96 – Braid
95 – Super Hexagon
94 – Her Story
93 – Super Monkey Ball
92 – Final Fantasy XII
91 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
90 – Katamari Damacy
89 – Animal Crossing: New Leaf
88 – Resogun
87 – Puzzle Bobble
86 – F-Zero GX
85 – The Sims 3
84 – R-Type Final
83 – Elite: Dangerous
82 – Bomberman
81 – Starcraft II
80 – Pac-Man Championship Edition
79 – BioShock
78 – CoD 4: Modern Warfare
77 – Puzzle & Dragons
76 – Tearaway
75 – League of Legends
74 – Super Meat Boy
73 – Xenoblade Chronicles
72 – Titanfall
71 – Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
70 – Left 4 Dead 2
69 – Counter-Strike Global Offensive
68 – Civilization IV
67 – Rez
66 – Battlefield 4
65 – Metroid Prime
64 – Hearthstone
63 – Castlevania SotN
62 – Limbo
61 – Towerfall: Ascension
60 – Earthbound
59 – Batman: Arkham Knight
58 – Transistor
57 – Puyo Puyo
56 – FTL Advanced Edition
55 – Persona 4 Golden
54 – Mass Effect 2
53 – Okami
52 – The Stanley Parable
51 – XCOM: Enemy Unknown
50 – Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
49 – The Witcher III
48 – Far Cry 4
47 – LittleBigPlanet 3
46 – Trials Fusion
45 – Nidhogg
44 – Fez
43 – Super Mario 3D World
42 – Journey
41 – Fire Emblem: Awakening
40 – Dead Space
39 – Dota 2
38 – Vanquish
37 – Super Mario Maker
36 – Shadow of the Colossus
35 – Halo 3
34 – Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
33 – Spelunky HD
32 – Destiny
31 – Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
30 – Kerbal Space Program
29 – Dishonored
28 – Splatoon
27 – Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
26 – Rock Band 3
25 – Skyrim
24 – Drop7
23 – Uncharted 2
22 – Ico
21 – Super Metroid
20 – Demon's Souls
19 – Advance Wars
18 – Mario Kart 8
17 – Ultra Street Fighter IV
16 – MGS V: The Phantom Pain
15 – Super Mario World
14 – Red Dead Redemption
13 – Super Mario 64
12 – Portal
11 – Bayonetta 2
10 – Minecraft
9 – Resident Evil 4
8 – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
7 – Super Mario Galaxy 2
6 – Tetris
5 – Half-Life 2
4 – Bloodborne
3 – The Last of Us
2 – GTA V
1 – Dark Souls

Here's the site I got the list from ... deo-games/

There's a link there to the site where you can buy the magazine, but it's already sold out. Too bad, it looks like they did a full 2 page spread on each game. I would have bought a copy for sure.

Anyway, I know these lists are always subjective but I for one am very happy with it. Demon's Souls at 20, Bloodborne at 4, and Dark Souls at #1 :113:

They went a little too much with modern games though I think. Any top 100 list should have Doom on it, and arcade classics like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong etc. . .