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New details surface on the POLYMEGA clone system

The ultimate way to play NES/SNES games?

It's been awhile since we've talked about the POLYMEGA, a console that aims to let you legally play NES, SNES, Genesis, SEGA CD, Neo Geo CD, 32X CD, Turbo CD, PC Engine CD, Saturn, and PS1 carts/discs. It appears the project is going well, as a handful of new details have been shared.

- second round of pre-orders kick off in May, and retail pre-order info is coming
- 14nm supply shortages are affecting the ship date for Polymega
- SNES Emulator has expansion chip support for SA1, SuperFX, CX-4. DSP-1/2 + variants
- includes only in-house created or legally licensed software
- emulators are best in class and only one of them could run on a low-power arm device
- support for NVMe M.2 2280 SSD's via expansion port
- SD expansion remains intact, up to 1TB
- Polymega hardware is finished and runs a powerful 35W Intel Coffee Lake S series Processor which can be upgraded

Super Famicom game Nishijin Pachinko 2 gets a fan translation

Pachinko 2: Electric Boogaloo

Now here's a fan translation for a game that never, ever had a chance at getting localized. TheMajinZenki, MrRichard999, and their team have wrapped translation on Nishijin Pachinko 2, which is about...Pachinko. The Pachinko industry in Japan is pretty big, but it's practically non-existent in NA/EU. Perhaps through this game, we can see what all the fuss is about!

Two Nintendo titles named as finalists for the 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame

The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the 12 finalists for their 2019 World Video Game Hall of Fame. The list of inductees will be revealed on May 2nd, 2019, and voting is open right now. The list of potential inclusions for this year is as follows.

- Candy Crush
- Centipede
- Colossal Cave Adventure
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Half-Life
- Microsoft Windows Solitaire
- Mortal Kombat
- Myst
- NBA 2K
- Sid Meier’s Civilization
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Smash Bros. Melee

You can cast your vote right here!

Did You Know Gaming - SNES Games Trivia

Did you know?

This time on Did You Know Gaming extra, we take a look at some Super Nintendo games facts, including SNES games like Super Mario World, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, and Donkey Kong Country.

New footage of the cancelled SNES game 'Steven Seagal Is: The Final Option' surfaces

The master of barely-moving whisper fighting

At one point in time, the world could have had Steven Seagal Is: The Final Option on Super Nintendo. A Steven Seagal-lead game back when he was at the height of his popularity. That title never saw release, but new footage from the prototype has just come out. Boy, oh boy...this game sure does look...interesting!

Piko Interactive opens preorders on multiple new NES, SNES, N64, and GBA games

FOR 90'S KIDS ONLY

If you're a fan of legacy platforms, today is your day. No, you're not seeing things. Piko Interactive now has preorders open for a slew of new NES, SNES, N64, and GBA games. These are titles that never saw release, and now you're able to add them to your collection! The lineup is as follows...

40 Winks - N64

40 Winks is an action platformer where you control brother and sister, Ruff and Tumble. Your goal is to collect 40 Winks scattered around the world to stop an evil man called Nitekap. Nitekap wants to turn the winks into hood-winks who are responsible for giving children nightmares.

Tinhead - SNES

Once there was peace in the Galaxy. Then the evil Grim Squidge stole all of the stars, threatening to hurl the Galaxy into a horrible Cosmic Void. Who will save the stars before it's too late? Tinhead, Defender of the Edge of the Galaxy, of course! Leap, slide, hop, fly and shoot your way through wacky worlds and super-tricky challenging levels as you guide Tinhead to free the stars. Take on pesky spinning Krystals, relentless flying Saw-Sirs and hordes of mega-tough bosses. Grab radical power-ups and zany vehicles like Batteries, hyper-Hoppers and Rocket Packs to help Tinhead through each weird, monster-jammed world.

Gourmet Squad - SNES

Gourmet Squad is a beat'em up fighting game for the Super Nintendo. Originally published only in Japan in very low quantities, we have acquired the full rights of this video game to release it world wide. The game features a rocking sound track, boss fights, many different enemies and lots of 1 or 2 player fun! The graphics of this game are fantastic, and the setting is very Cyberpunk like.

Custodian - GBA

The game is an Arcade shooter in which you have to protect energy bases from parasites that are trying to drain it dry! It features 4 area levels, many weapons and power ups, and awesome chiptune music! Pre-orders will be available 2-3 months before shipping starts.

Exploding Fist - NES

Become a master of this mysterious ancient art: progress from novice to Tenth Dan and test your strength and discipline. You can control your character with either joystick or keyboard - 18 different manoeuvres including blocks, flying kicks, leg sweeps, roundhouse and even somersaults!

Pyramids of Ra - NES (Pre-Order)
In this game you control an adventuring archaeologist who you navigate through a maze of tombs. Each level consists of tiles which must all be broken to proceed to the next level. In order to break the tiles you must first land on the tile, then jump off causing it to crumble.

Little Lancelot - NES (Pre-Order)

Little Valiant is a game that was released originally only in PAL regions under the Prince Valiant license. However we have replaced the licensed title to a suitable story to be able to be released in other region. The game features different gameplays, but it is mainly a platformer.

Check out each game here (thanks JJtheTexan!)

Game Informer Video - The Absurd Reason The Lion King Game Was So Hard

In this excerpt from The Game Informer Show podcast, Ben Hanson interviews the creative director of The Lion King game on Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Louis Castle about his work on the old Westwood Studios platformer and what it was like working with Disney animators on the brutally difficult game.

Official Earthbound-themed pouches available in Japan today

A series of 11 different pouches have seen release in Japan today, and one of them is Earthbound-themed! There are two different sizes for the pouch, depending on your needs. These pouches are all available now in Japan. You can check out more pics of the designs, as well as ideas for pouch usage here.

Super Mario RPG's Japanese release is filled with many, MANY pop culture references

The Japanese version of Super Mario RPG is absolutely chock-full of messages that make reference to all aspects of pop culture. There are references to anime, music, movies, and more. For example, the line above is a reference to Lupin the III's Goemon.

Obviously, most of these references were yanked from the localized version of the game, as audiences around the world just wouldn't understand them. The decision makes perfect sense, but all these years later, we can finally get a look at what was changed and the references tied to those lines!

Check out the feature here

Fork Parker's Crunch Out Now Available on Super Nintendo

AUSTIN – Feb 19, 1991 – Developer Mega Cat Studios and publisher Devolver Digital have announced that their brand-new Super Nintendo release Fork Parker's Crunch Out is complete and available for sale - all without a minute of development crunch. Game collectors and Fork Parker groupies can grab one of the 500 remaining Fork Parker's Crunch Out cartridge and box sets from the limited edition 1,000 produced: https://megacatstudios.com/products/fork-parkers-crunch-out

Fork Parker's Crunch Out is a collaboration between Mega Cat Studios, Devolver Digital, and Take This for the label's first-ever Super Nintendo Entertainment System release starring the company's larger than life CFO, Fork Parker. The game aims to raise awareness of the all too real issue of game dev crunch through a playful look at the pressures of game development, exaggerated by the menace that is a game publisher executive.

Devolver Digital is donating 100% of their profits from sales to Take This to support their ongoing efforts to raise awareness and combat mental health issues.

Learn more about Take This and their noble efforts: www.takethis.org.