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Copy of Earthbound sent to the edge of space

Think you're all kinds of cool for having an original copy of Earthbound on the SNES? Oh yeah? Well has your copy been to the edge of outer space!? I don't think so, but Ronnie Doyle's copy has! You can see the whole fantastic voyage in the video above. I wonder if that makes his copy just a bit more valuable than all the others!

Hands-on with 8Bitdo's wireless controller DIY Kits

Breathe some new life into your old and tired controllers thanks to the simplest of ideas; just stick in a modern PCB with all the gubbins you could want.

The fan-made Nintendo Snack Pack gives you classic Nintendo gaming on the go

The Nintendo Snack Pack is the result of 5 months of hard work and dedication from one fan, Marcel J. de Haan. This is your pick-up-and-go solution for playing NES, SNES, and more on the road. Tucked inside the TV are the boards from the NES and SNES Classic Editions, complete with some modifications to play Genesis games. Wouldn't you like to have one of these for yourself? Unfortunately that's not likely to happen, as this is a one-of-a-kind piece. You'll have to cook one up on your own!

Mega Cat Studios Releases Little Medusa on NES, SNES and Sega Genesis Today

Out now on the 16-bit platforms Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis, and on the classic Nintendo Entertainment System, Little Medusa is an action puzzler set in ancient Greece and starred by a polymorphed deity. The game is launched on physical format only and can be obtained through Mega Cat Studios’ official store: https://megacatstudios.com/products/little-medusa

In Little Medusa you will have to take back Mount Olympus from the Titans, who have escaped their eternal prisons and transformed Artemiza, a young goddess, into a gorgon. Now she must petrify enemies, solve puzzles, and dodge traps in her battle to save the realms of the gods.

"Gorgon's can be cute too", says Zack Manko, Lead Cat at Mega Cat Studios. "A puzzle platformer to feed the Gorgon in all of us had to be created and given a 16 bit life. We did that."

Little Medusa features truly authentic retro puzzle action with charming pixel-art visuals. All three platforms have their own soundtrack and art, and there’s also a hidden entire world on each version.

Key Facts and Features

A lovable protagonist brought to life with beautiful, hand-drawn art that shines with charm!

5 worlds of puzzling petrification!

Clash with centaurs, fallen heroes, and the Titans themselves!

Challenging obstacles and brain-boggling action found in each new area!

Solve the puzzles fast enough and unlock a secret world, complete with a new ending to the story!

An exciting story inspired by Greek mythology, told through animated cut scenes!

15 unlockable achievements will keep you coming back for more!

For all the Greek gods and goddesses out there, we've added Olympian Mode, a hard as rock challenge with permadeath. You've got one chance to get beat each stage, defeat all the titans, and Go Full Gorgon to unlock the final achievement!

Retro-Bit's R-Type And Holy Diver Limited Editions - unboxing gallery

Last week, Retro-Bit revealed amazing Limited Edition releases for both R-Type And Holy Diver. We shared the press release and stock photos for the games, but now you can see the boxes opened up and splayed out in much greater detail. Check out the photo gallery for each game here!

Kunio-kun's Triple Play dated for Japan

Kunio-kun’s Triple Play, the Super Famicom compilation cart, is due out in Japan on Aug. 9th, 2018 for ¥6,458. The cart contains the dodgeball game Kunio-Kun no Dodgeball Dayo Zenin Shuugo!!, the baseball game Downtown Nekketsu Baseball Monogatari: Baseball de Shoubu da! Kunio-kun and the puzzle game Kunio no Oden.

R-Type Given New Life in One-of-a-Kind Collector's Cartridge

POMONA, CA, -- Retro-Bit® Publishing, a brand new publishing imprint of Retro-Bit® that is distributed exclusively by Innex Inc®, is set to package two of the most iconic and critically-acclaimed IREM® shoot 'em ups together in one 16-bit cartridge for the first time this August 2018 with the release of R-Type® III & Super R-Type® Collector's Edition.

First released in 1991 alongside the Super Nintendo Entertainment System®, Super R-Type® was hailed as "easily the best Super NES® shooter on the market" by Electronic Gaming Monthly (September, 1991) and "an outstanding piece of work" by GamePro (November, 1991). It sees the formidable R-9 once again go up against the evil Bydo Empire in seven intense stages inspired by the 1989 arcade game R-Type II®.

Three years after the series' explosive Super NES® debut, the Bydo Empire returned in R-Type III®: The Third Lightning. Named "the best shoot 'em up to appear in a long time" by SNES® Force (March, 1994), the popular action game puts players in control of the most powerful and versatile R-series vessel yet -- the R-90 Ragnarok. Equipped with Round, Shadow, or Cyclone Forces of power, as well as the ability to warp between dimensions, R-Type III is an epic fight for Earth's survival.

Bundled together for the first time ever, R-Type III & Super R-Type Collector's Edition will include a 16-bit cartridge that can be played on the Super NES®, Super Famicom and select Retro-Bit® consoles. The exclusive hard embossed collector's box will come loaded with a full-color instruction manual featuring original artwork, R-Type branded notebook, exclusive sticker collection and an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, along with art prints by the world-renowned artist Paul "OtaKing" Johnson from his R-Type fan-inspired anime collection. Retro-Bit has also collaborated with FiGPiN® to create a limited edition R-Type pin set.

"R-Type is back with the limited edition collector's package gamers have been asking for," explains Ron Pang, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Innex Inc. "We're taking two of IREM's most iconic 16-bit shooters and offering fans the ultimate collection of exclusives, high-quality content and value at an attractive price. R-Type III & Super R-Type Collector's Edition and Holy Diver are just the first of many possible exclusive releases from Retro-Bit® Publishing."

Shoot 'em up fans looking to take the fight to the Bydo Empire will need to act fast, as production will be limited to only 2,900 units in North America and 2,800 in Europe. The first one-thousand units in each region will come with an exclusive Galactic Blue cartridge. R-Type III & Super R-Type Collector's Edition is currently available for pre-order and will retail for $59.99 when it begins shipping in late August.

More information can be found at Retro-Bit.com/r-type.

HAL's president shares very kind words on Iwata, mentions an unreleased SNES game, and explains the company's logo

The president of HAL Laboratory, Satoshi Mitsuhara, recently sat down for an interview with Forbes, and the feature contains all kinds of interesting tidbits. You can find the some snippets below, but make sure to click over and read the full piece.

On Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata was a very straight person. Never tried to cheat or have any kind of intent to do that at all. Even when other people were cheating or doing something underhand, he never used that as a reason to do likewise. At work, he was also a very serious and honest person, that sincerity and honesty made the company very pleasant. He also had a big capacity for things, he could take on a lot. We were very close friends.

One time, when we were extremely busy on MOTHER2 for Super Famicom we often went out together for dinner after work. On our way home from dinner, we used to go to the arcades and play Daytona USA exactly twice. Always twice and leave. I reckoned we did that every week. It was really like work hard and play hard.

On an unreleased SNES game

As soon as Ponkotsu Tank was finished, I moved onto another game. However, this was not the first Kirby game but an unpublished title. This was a Super Famicom or SNES game. Unfortunately, I cannot talk about this game though. I then worked Kirby’s Adventure for Famicom or NES after that.

On the company's logo

Our “Inutamago” logo, with “inu” meaning dog and “tamago” meaning egg, is quite symbolic because the dog is a mammal and doesn't lay eggs. However, it is looking after these eggs, that means you don't really know what is inside those eggs. That implies that whatever comes out of these eggs is completely unknown and utterly surprising. That's where the inspiration for the logo is from, in that HAL Laboratory is a company that will surprise people and creates something unimaginable.

Mega Man X5's revamped Maverick names

We heard that Mega Man X5 was going to rename its Mavericks to do away with the original Guns 'n Roses references. Today we get a look at what the names have been changed to. I'd say ever single name is better than the original!

Return of Double Dragon - trailer

The first 16-bit version of Double Dragon, originally released in 1992, returns in a SNES compatible cartridge. RETURN OF DOUBLE DRAGON comes is the Japanese version of Super Double Dragon, fully playable in english and expanded since its original version.

Billy and Jimmy Lee are young twin brothers who run a martial arts dojo. After their friend Marian disappears, the Lee brothers fight to rescue her.

A fierce battle with the Shadow Warriors unfolds over 7 stages, including extra stages not found in the original US version. The player can perform over 30 special moves! Many of these moves did not exist in the original US version. Use the "power gauge" to perform powerful techniques and make use of the new defense feature to change the tide of battle. The action has never felt more real!