Tag Archives: Retro Games

A Super Mario World Re-Telling, Released on VHS and Controlled with a Fake Telephone

Obscure game preservationist and Satellaview aficionado Kiddo Cabbusses has shared footage of a unique Mario adventure that you’ve likely never experienced. Mario to Yoshi no Bouken Land (Mario & Yoshi’s Adventure Land) is an animated re-telling of the events of SNES classic Super … Continue reading

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Japanese gaming history chat and more with John Szczepaniak – SourceCast #14

I was kindly invited by our friends over at SourceGaming to appear alongside veteran games journalist and author of The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers, John Szczepaniak, on the latest episode of their podcast, the SourceCast. Some incredibly compelling and insightful discussion … Continue reading

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Indulge in some retro gaming chat with SourceCast #7

I was recently invited by our friends over at SourceGaming to appear on the latest episode of their podcast, the SourceCast! The main topic of discussion was retro gaming, including our personal retro gaming memories, favourite revivals of beloved retro series, as well … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori

Famicom Bunko: Hajimari no Mori Developer: Pax Softnica Publisher: Nintendo Platform(s): Super Famicom (via Nintendo Power service) Release Date: July 1st 1999 (Japan exclusive) It’s no surprise that many have never heard of the Japan exclusive ‘Nintendo Power‘ service that Nintendo offered … Continue reading

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Now’s your chance to dress like a copy of ‘Gamest’

UK-based GAMETEE, producers of many luxury game-inspired clothing items, have released a t-shirt design that gives you the ability to look like a 90s Japanese gaming magazine any time you want.    The ‘TOKYO RETRO – Sublimation’ tee features a nostalgic full-print collage … Continue reading

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The HAL Laboratory games you’ve probably never played

It is without argue that developer HAL Laboratory are responsible for some of the most beloved franchises in video game history; from the brilliant platforming adventures of Kirby to the cult RPG classic Mother series, not to mention a certain all-star fighter featuring … Continue reading

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Take an in-depth look at the technology behind the Sega Saturn’s graphics

In celebration of the Sega Saturn, Chinese Sega fan Low Score Boy has recently put out an English-language version of his incredibly interesting and detailed investigation into the technology utilised by the Saturn. The 20 minute video provides some great insight … Continue reading

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See the many faces of Diskun in this original Famicom Disk Writer catalogue

One of the first articles I posted up on the site was about the Famicom Disk Writer, a unique service available in Japan that allowed Famicom Disk System owners to re-write their game disks to change up their game library … Continue reading

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Wave Race: A Retrospective on Nintendo’s Often Forgotten Racer

Anyone who follows the business side of Nintendo’s operations will no doubt be familiar with the concept of the ‘Blue Ocean’ strategy adopted during the Wii’s lifetime; ‘Blue Ocean’ centring around utilising an untapped market when marketing a product, as … Continue reading

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The Famicom Disk Writer kiosk has scarily catchy music

Around the launch of the Famicom Disk System, Nintendo introduced Japan to the Famicom Disk Writer; a clever method for allowing Famicom Disk System owners to change up their game library for a reduced price (generally around 500 yen as opposed … Continue reading

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