Retro Gaming Australia

Retro Reading #26

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Retro Reading

Yeah, the weekly update thing didn’t last because I couldn’t find enough content. I spent the time doing useful stuff like looking for work, doing research, working on RGA’s major projects and working on some feature content that you’ll see up here soon.

Check Out
Game Developer Research Institute
GDRI is a project of the awesome SMS Power website which is dedicated to finding out who really developed certain games. The TOSE and SIMS entries are particularly interesting.

The Cutting Room Floor
The Cutting Room Floor is a wiki project that is documenting content present in pre-release versions of games that was cut out of the final retail release. The RPG entries seem to be the most finished, so YMMV.

Recommended Reading
The Legend of Zelda Oddities at Technolizer
Yesterday marked 25 years since the Japanese release of The Legend of Zelda. Nintendo’s not planning anything special for the occasion, but Benj Edwards (who runs the Vintage Computing and Gaming Blog) has assembled this collection of odd bits from the series’ history. I’d like to thank the awful DiC animated series for providing justification as to why the games don’t need voice acting.

Fire Emblem I Translation Complete
Sure, you could play the remake that was released for the Nintendo DS last year, but there are a lot of people who don’t like the art style of Shadow Dragon. Now you can play an English version of the Famicom release, so quit yer whinging.

Dreamcast Collection Vinyl pre-order bonus
Like the Ultimate Mega Drive Collection, the upcoming Dreamcast Collection will come with a vinyl record featuring a few tracks from each game on the set. You have to preorder it from JB Hifi to get it though. Keep in mind that most of the games on the collection are already available on XBLA and PSN, and the quality of the set overall really pales in comparison to the aforementioned Mega Drive one.

Virtual Console
Natsume Championship Wrestling

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