Digital Foundry Retro: Cooly Skunk - The Lost SNES Platformer Miraculously Recovered Via Satellite Download

The SNES got skunked

A Super NES/Super Famicom game thought lost forever has been miraculously recovered. Cooly Skunk may never have received a physical release on 16-bit, but it did get a PlayStation 1 revamp. It's the most fascinating example of a cross-gen game we've seen to date. Learn about the Super Famicom's satellite gaming download system, how it made recovering Cooly Skunk possible and - of course - how the completed but never released SNES game compared to the actual PS1 release.

Nintendo Australia opens preorders for the Switch Online SNES controller, runs special sale on Switch Online NES controller

Take control!

It's a one-two punch for Switch controllers over in Australia. Nintendo Australia has announced that preorders for the Switch Online SNES controller have now opened via their official online shop, and they're sure to go quick. Along with the preorders is a special sale on the Switch Online SNES controllers, which are 25% off the usual price until Feb. 3rd, 2020. Grab the link to take advantage of these offers here.

Console Wars documentary to premiere at SXSW 2020

War is hell

There are two different projects in the works for Console Wars, the tell-all book that chronicles the battle between Nintendo and SEGA in the 90s. One of those projects is a TV mini-series from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The other is a documentary, and it appears that project has wrapped.

The SXSW 2020 premiere schedule has been released, and Console Wars has been announcement among the films. SXSW 2020 takes place March 13th to 22nd, 2020, but we aren't quite sure what day it's going to premiere yet. We'll keep tabs on the situation and share specifics when they're available.

Jim Power in Lost Dimension Kickstarter aiming to bring the game to NES and more

You've got the power!

Jim Power is a shoot'em up game similar to Mega Man, Turrican, Contra and the like. There is a bit of a split story of the game, as two different versions were made that share the same enemies, bosses, level designs, and soundtrack. In Jim Power Mutant Planet, Jim Power is sort of John MClane type detective, which is called in to rescue the president's daughter who has been captured by an evil monster and taken to Mutant Planet. In Jim Power in Lost Dimension, which portrays Jim Power as an Intergalactic Soldier, Jim travels to a 5th dimension to stop an evil monster called Vaprak from invading and destroying earth.

This Kickstarter campaign will offer 5 different physical versions of Jim Power, they all will be available on day one!

Jim Power In The Lost Dimension for NES - Developed from scratch port by our team.

Jim Power in The Lost Dimension for Sega Genesis - Unreleased game fully playable.

Jim Power in The Lost Dimension for SNES - A reworked version of the original SNES version. This version has a lot of improvements and polishing. For example, the dizzy inverted parallax scroll is removed. Also, the game features a hit system, which balances the difficulty of the game. Other additions, like level screens, and different endings have been included on this version.

Jim Power Mutant Planet for Amiga CD32 - A Conversion of the Amiga version for the Amiga CD32 console. This version will feature the TurboGrafx Soundtrack (as it is CD quality music). It will also include the DOS version for you to plan on your Windows computer.

Jim Power Mutant Planet for TurboGrafx CD - A Japan Exclusive PC Engine game, finally available worldwide.

Check out the Kickstarter here

"The Cult Of Remute" is the first album made for the SNES sound chip, and it's releasing in cartridge form

A unique listening experience

Artist Remute is claiming to have created the very first music album made for the SNES sound chip. The album, entitled "The Cult Of Remute," comes in the form of an SNES cartridge, and can actually be played on your SNES. Yes, the songs actually use SNES' SPC700 soundchip in realtime to create the tunes.

Of course, you can also check out the album digitally online if you'd rather. Both versions come out in March 2020, but you can check out a sample below.

My Arcade's Super Retro Champ lets you play SNES and Genesis games on the go


Looking for yet another way to make your SNES portable? My Arcade thinks they have the solution with their Super Retro Champ, which lets you play both SNES and Genesis carts on the go.

The Super Retro Champ will give you 5 hours of play on a single battery charge, and can be connected to a TV over HDMI for some big-screen play. You can even grab a second player for TV mode and have them join in with one of the two included wireless controllers.

The Super Retro Champ is set to release sometime later in 2020, and it's carrying a $110 price tag. If you absolute have to play your SNES carts while out and about, this might be one of the nicest ways to do so.

"The Making of Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island" mini-doc

In this episode, focused on Super Mario World and Yoshi's Island, we look at Nintendo's EAD team and their road through the 16-bit era.

Making a Super Mario World-themed guitar out of 10k lollipop sticks

Play us a tune, Mario

When most people want a guitar, they save up the money and buy one. That's not what the team behind Canmer Guitars did. They came up with the incredibly unique idea of putting together a guitar from lollipop sticks. Taking things a step further, they gave the whole guitar a Super Mario World paint job! All in all, it took 7 months of work to bring this bad boy together, and the end results are astonishing.

OverClocked Remix releases "Paths Less Travelled: Terranigma" remix album

A tribute to this never-localized classic

OverClocked ReMix today released its 72nd free community arrangement album, Paths Less Travelled: Terranigma.

Paths Less Travelled: Terranigma celebrates both the soundtrack and today's 23rd anniversary of Terranigma's European Super Nintendo release, and is directed by Jorrith "Jorito" Schaap and Troy "Trism" Plain.
The album is available for free download at https://terranigma.ocremix.org.

• 1 obscure but beloved Quintet/Enix RPG!
• 2+ hours!
• 31 tracks!
• 61 ReMixers!

Know a fellow Terranigma fan??? PASS... IT... ON! :-D

Never heard of or played the game? Even better!
Try this album out and gain a new favorite 16-bit SNES RPG soundtrack.

Check out the album here

Nintendo shares StarFox 2 mobile wallpapers

Prepare for launch

Nintendo of Europe is celebrating the launch of StarFox 2 on the Switch Online SNES Collection with some special wallpapers. You can grab two mobile wallpapers above, which both feature artwork from the original launch plans of the game.


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