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Retro Reading #20

by on Nov.07, 2010, under Retro Reading

Sticking to a decent update schedule this week. I am hoping to write a review of the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die over the next couple of days – expect something comprehensive and full of snippyness.

Rendering Ranger R2, Slap Happy Rhythm Busters, Frederick Pohl’s Gateway at Hardcore Gaming 101
Quick update from the HG101 group this month. It’s well worth taking a look at the Rendering Ranger article, since the game itself is probably the most expensive SFC cart around.

Japanese Artwork of Western Games at Hardcore Gaming 101
HG101 updated their gallery of western games that got a major box art overhaul when travelling to Japan. Many of these are newer, but they tend to illustrate the same point.

Rocket Rescue (SNES/MD/Amiga), Super Star Soldier 3D (PC-FX), The Incredible Shrinking Character (PSX/SS/PC), Velocity (PSX/SS), Airblade Beta (PS2), Super Dog Booby: Akachan Daibouken no Maki (FC/NES), System Shock 2 (DC), Monster Island (PS2/Xbox/GCN) at Unseen64
Another week’s worth of Unseen64 updates yields a few good little nuggets. Shame to see how little progress was made on System Shock 2 for the Dreamcast.

Retrospective: Skool Daze and Back to Skool at Eurogamer Retro
Eurogamer looks at a pair of Speccy games that are actually quite good.

Donkey Kong Country Competition Cart Prototype Found at SNES Central
The fellow who runs SNES Central managed to get his mits on the DKC CC proto and has dumped it for all to see.

Glover 2 Prototype Found at NES World
Glover was a somewhat decent N64 platformer that had a sequel planned which never saw the light of day. Turns out that development on said sequel did get a fair way along before the plug was pulled.

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