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Retro Reading #32

by on Jul.09, 2011, under Retro Reading

It might possibly be a sad day for you if you’ve been with RGA since the beginning, because this is going to be the final Retro Reading post. I’ve decided to retire this style of post in favour of splitting it up into separate pieces and posting those pieces more often. The site kind of looks tragic when there’s five “Ad of the Day” posts in a row on the front page, no?

Retro News
Urban Champion is the next game getting the 3D Classics treatment on the 3DS. Who the heck selects these things? I find the game amusing, but seriously, of everything they’ve got on the NES, why this?

Sega-16 is back up and running after an unfortunate hacking attack. They took the time to give the site a nice overhaul.

Saturn information site Satakore has also relaunched with a new look.

Digger Chan, a homebrew effort for the Sega Master System is getting a cartridge release. It will be the first SMS cart released since 1998.

A translation patch for Dragon Force II is under way. Hurrah!

The NiGHTS: Lucid Dreaming remix was released in honor of the game’s 15th anniversary.

Viva Amiga, a documentary film on the history of the Amiga needs your help. You can pledge money to their project at KickStart – they’re 80% of the way toward their required budget.

The 64 Drive is almost here. If you’re the sort that’s laissez-faire about copyright infringement, you’ll be able to use this device to play any N64 ROM on your machine from an SD card. Of course, it costs an arm and a leg and isn’t exactly legal.

The Melbourne location of the Mana Bar is opening up on July 16. It’s located at 336 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Expect there to be a large crowd for this one.

If you’re hosting gaming related events, please let us know at admin [at] retrogamingaus dot com (with the obvious spam protection removed).

Recommended Reading

Retrospective: Metroid Prime at Eurogamer Retro
Eurogamer takes a look at what is arguably one of the best games on the GameCube, and certainly up there with the all time best.

Iwata Asks: Shigeru Miyamoto on Ocarina of Time 3D at Nintendo
Iwata’s chat with Miyamoto on the development of Ocarina of Time reveals a lot of stuff that went on behind the scenes, including never-before-revealed information about the game’s original setting.

Fighters Destiny at Hardcore Gaming 101
This N64 fighting game has a bit of a cult following – never really gave it much time myself, though.

Gitaroo Man at Hardcore Gaming 101
We featured this game in a recent ad post – a top notch rhythm game that came along well before all of that Guitar Hero hooplah.

Unseen64 Updates
Spiralstone (GBA)
City Heroes (MD)
Vanished Powers (PC/PSX)
Beavis and Butthead Arcade
Scooty Racers (PS2/Xbox)
Kuma Soldier (PC-FX)

“New” releases
Good Old Games
Rollercoaster Tycoon Deluxe
SWAT 3: Game of the Year Edition

Wii Virtual Console
Super Adventure Island II (SNES)

3DS Virtual Console
Kirby’s Dream Land
Fortified Zone
Double Dragon
Radar Mission

So long, irregularly updated column!

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