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Shadowrun retrospective

By Spencer . April 25, 2007 . 9:40am

Way before FASA Studios decided Shadowrun should be a Counterstrike-like FPS three other Shadowrun games were released for consoles in the 90s. Hardcore Gaming 101 has a detailed look back at the history of Shadowrun games starting with the SNES game where the main character has no memory and the darker Genesis RPG. The Genesis […]

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Fan based Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 translation to tide you over

By Spencer . April 12, 2007 . 3:31pm

While fans of the Fire Emblem series are hoping that Nintendo will localize some of the older Fire Emblem games for the Virtual Console Shaya and company took the time to finish up work on the Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 translation, the final Fire Emblem game for the Super Famicom. The patch isn’t complete, but […]

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The Pioneers: Ted Woolsey. A Worthy Read.

By Rolando . March 21, 2007 . 11:02pm

Some of you may not know who Ted Woolsey is; but to those of us who’ve come to love Final Fantasy VI (III at the time it was released here in the States), Ted Woolsey is better known as the man who translated Final Fantasy VI into English in 30 days and, until the release […]

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Happy birthday Chrono Trigger!

By Spencer . March 11, 2007 . 10:30am

Today Chrono Trigger is twelve years old and below is the original commercial that aired in Japan to promote Crono’s time travelling adventure.   [youtube]hmTsqmoiTgE[/youtube]    Brings back memories doesn’t it? Who wants to see Square-Enix going to pick up Chrono Trigger for another game? Sequel, prequel, or remake is fine by me. Just bring […]

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Watch: BS Zelda, the lost remake of the classic

By Spencer . March 2, 2007 . 4:06pm

On the Super Famicom Satellaview there was a version of Zelda called BS Zelda (BS for Brodcast Satellaview). Gameplay was similar to the NES version of Legend of Zelda, except the game was played in real time. See the time clock in the upper right hand corner that says "Zelda time"? At set intervals players […]

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What?! Secret of Mana 2 English SNES cart on eBay?

By Spencer . February 20, 2007 . 6:48pm

  Seiken Densetsu 3 (aka Secret of Mana 2) never saw the light of day in the USA even though it is arguably the best game in the Mana series. Even though Squaresoft overlooked the title there were rumors of a partially localized beta that never surfaced. So it’s a little suspicious that a cartridge […]

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StarFox Voyeur

By Konstantinos . February 2, 2007 . 9:06am

Well, to be honest, it’s more of a Starfox Object Viewer, but you have to admit that Voyeur does sound rather catchy. So, dear Nintendo obsessed retro-heads, let’s just forget the naming issue, as all you have to actually do is click on this lovely little link and you’ll be transported to a fantastic 3D […]

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Unreleased Chrono Trigger cartridge on eBay

By Spencer . January 29, 2007 . 9:22am

  For $274.95 you can be the proud owner of a sample copy of Chrono Trigger. In one of the unreleased builds (this is probably the same one) there are “extras” hidden in the game. The Chrono Compendium has a detailed list of the differences between the prototype cartridge and the final release. Some of […]

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The Super NES also trains the army

By Spencer . January 25, 2007 . 12:09pm

Believe it not the Super Nintendo has a special system designed for military training. A cartridge known as a Multipurpose Arcade Combat Simulator (MACS) is on eBay. This rare game is a light gun game made specifically for US Army boot camps and it doesn’t use the Super Scope. It requires a modified M-16 to […]

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Zelda: A Link to the Past now on the virtual console

By Spencer . January 22, 2007 . 10:42am

This week only one new game is out in North America, but it’s a huge one. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is being sold for 800 points. If you haven’t played this on the SNES or got the GBA remake get it, A Link to the Past is one of the […]

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Sweet Street Fighter II sound drops

By Spencer . January 19, 2007 . 9:05am

  I love playing around with sound drops. The little toys provide hours of entertainment like playing the 1up sound at a bar when someone takes a shot then playing the game over sound when they trip and fall on the floor. A new batch of sound drops have sound bytes from Street Fighter II. […]

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What if Mario had lasers in Super Mario World?

By Spencer . January 11, 2007 . 9:19am

This video shows an obviously fake “secret” area where you can get the ultra powerful laser suit Mario. While this trick can’t be replicated how would the Super Mario World or Super Mario Galaxy be a different game if Mario had a gun? Could it make gameplay better or would it follow in the footsteps […]

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Fire Emblem and R-Type III: Third Lightning on the VC in Japan

By Spencer . December 26, 2006 . 9:47am

  Yesterday North America got the greatest virtual console line up to date with Super Mario Brothers, Toe Jam & Earl, Super Castelvania IV, Street Fighter 2 and R-Type. Japan’s virtual console shop was updated today with four games, but nothing jaw dropping. Sim City is being sold for 900 points, that’s an extra 100 […]

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Mario Picross makes a return on the Wii Virtual Console

By Spencer . December 22, 2006 . 8:56am

  The Game Boy game, Mario’s Picross, wasn’t a huge hit in North America, but it was popular enough for a Super Famicom sequel to come out in Japan. Mario’s Picross was a mix of minesweeper and a paint by number puzzle game. You start with a blank board and you fill in squares to […]

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Street Fighter II on the virtual console? Already happened

By Spencer . December 13, 2006 . 8:29am

  The ESRB revealed that they rated Street Fighter II: The World Warrior with a T rating yesterday, which led to speculation that Capcom’s arcade classic was coming to the Wii. It’s not too surprising since Street Fighter II was one of the launch titles in Japan’s virtual console line up. It was one of […]