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Holy Diver NES and R-Type SNES Release Details

Holy Diver comes into cartridge form for the first time ever outside of Japan. The Collector's Edition will be limited to only 2,900 sets in North America and 2,800 sets in Europe. But wait...there's more! The first 1,000 sets of both will come in an exclusive white cartridge.

Learn more about the Holy Diver Collector's Edition

Double up with the R-Type Collector's Edition! This cartridge comes with both R-Type III and Super R-Type. The Collector's Edition will be limited to only 2,900 sets in North America and 2,800 sets in Europe. But wait...there's more! The first 1,000 sets of both will come in an exclusive cyber space blue cartridge.

Learn more about the R-Type Collector's Edition

GameSpot Video - Going Old-School With Hyperkin SupaBoy SFC

Hyperkin is known for offering new ways to play old games and the SupaBoy is a competent, portable way to play your PAL and NTSC SNES cartridges.

IGN Video - Super Castlevania 4 Finished In 31 Minutes (Speedrun)

Watch FuriousPaul speedrun through Super Castlevania 4 for the Super Nintendo in the Any% category. Note: Hosting of this video was allowed by its original owner.

Majyuuou re-release due out May 24th, 2018 in Japan

As we mentioned some time ago, the Japanese Super Famicom game Majyuuou is seeing a re-release in Japan. The title was originally slated to go on sale sometime in April, but that never happened. Now we know the game's new release date is May 24th, 2018.

Explore The SNES & Super Famicom World Like Never Before

Some consoles sold more units. Later consoles brought superior graphics. But no console captured the hearts and minds of generations of gamers like the Super Nintendo Entertainment System!

When it launched in the early 90s the SNES (Super Famicom in Japan) fought off heated competition from the likes of the SEGA Mega Drive to became the best selling console of the 16-bit era. Bright, crisp graphics created the perfect platform for some of the most imaginative games of all time!

Even as 32-bit consoles appeared on the scene, the popularity of the SNES refused to wane. Its legacy continues even to this day - with the SNES Mini capturing the hearts of gamers twenty eight years later in 2018. Meanwhile, the iconic SNES controller is an image that has become synonymous with retro gaming around the world.

Now SNES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium explores the stunning visuals of the games, product design and artwork of the Nintendo SNES/Super Famicom. A proper celebration of this iconic machine and its endless list of classic games - incuding Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox & more!

Incredible Visuals and Unique Insights

First and foremost - this book is your visual companion as you delve into the SNES/Super Famicom world. Guarunteed to stir up excitement and nostalgia, the book will whisk you on a journey back in time to some of the games you've always loved... and others you may have forgotten!

But don't let the beautiful visuals distract from the game reviews, features and insider interviews placed throughout the book. These succinct nuggets of information give you an unique insight into the games and developers that helped elevate this incredible platform the status it enjoys to this day.

Unrivalled Print Quality Brings Classic Games to Life

SNES/Famicom: A Visual Compendium measures 170mm x 230mm and is printed lithographically to the highest standards. This ensures that colours in the book are really vibrant and pages have a high-quality, luxurious feel to them. This hardback edition also features Famicom coloured bookmark ribbons - just one example of the incredible attention to detail!

Arriving securely in a spot varnished cover and a spot varnished protective dust jacket - this book won't only take pride of place on your coffee table, it'll stand up to years of people being unable to resist a flick-through!

Features

Extensive collection of SNES/Super Famicom visuals
Produced using the highest quality print techniques
Includes interviews, game reviews and features
Over 500 pages in length
Ideal collectors item or retro-gaming gift

SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium is available now from FunstockRetro.co.uk!

Devolver Digital and Megacat Studios bringing Fork Parker's Crunch Out to the Super Nintendo


Thursday, May 10, 2018 — Devolver Digital and Megacat Studios have announced Fork Parker’s Crunch Out at the Game Developer Conference today. Fork Parker's Crunch Out is an original game exclusively designed for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and preorders are now available at megacatstudios.com for $49.99. The entirety of Devolver Digital’s profits will benefit the video game industry's Take This organization, which is a nonprofit dedicated to informing the games community about mental health issues, providing education and services within the industry and tackling mental illness prevention.

Fork Parker’s Crunch Out is a classic arcade-style game featuring the notorious Devolver Digital CFO as he bootstraps a ragtag group of game developers from a downtrodden garage studio to a high rise mega corporation using only his love of profit and questionable motivation tactics. Deadlines are not to be missed and Fork will use any and all methods of encouragement to keep his team focused and productive as they work to get their next big hit out on time and hit their bonuses, which are unfortunately tied to the game’s critical reception.

"As demonstrated in our 2016 white paper "Crunch Hurts", crunch is an unsustainable practice that exploits game creators' passion at the expense of their physical and mental wellness," said Kate Edwards, board member at Take This. "We applaud and appreciate Devolver Digital's and Megacat Studios' creative approach to exposing the reality of crunch while generously supporting our mission."

The game itself comes on an authentic cartridge and packaged in a premium SNES era game box with a classic game manual that will be inevitably lost by a younger sibling. Fork Parker’s Crunch Out is limited to 1,000 physical copies and sold exclusively at megacatstudios.com and at select independent game retailers around the United States.

“When I was first approached about a charity game I assumed this was a clever tax shelter scam and was all for it,” said Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker. “After being explained several times, at length, that this was to actually help the good people of Take This I reluctantly agreed.”

Take This is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charity founded in 2013 by veteran journalists Russ Pitts and Susan Arendt and clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Kline, Psy.D. in response to the tragic suicide of a colleague. TakeThis, Inc. seeks to inform our community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Take This provides friends, family and coworkers of those suffering from emotional distress with options for intervention and education about mental wellness. The organization educates greater institutions about effective methods of helping employees who suffer from emotional issues in order to promote healthier and more productive work environments.

For more information on Fork Parker’s Crunch Out and to preorder the game please visit megacatstudios.com on the world wide web.​

At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger Now Available

SEATTLE - May 8, 2018 - Videogame music label GameLark is excited to release At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger, a collection of seventeen fresh takes on the critically-acclaimed soundtracks composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu. The album features a wide array of genres including surf rock, dance music, prog metal, orchestral and many more. At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger is fully licensed and available now.

"Our goal with At the End of Time was simple," explains album producer Allen Brasch. "We wanted to offer listeners a unique, memorable journey whether they've experienced these games or not. The album art also hints that no matter who you are, you are going to be pulled into this adventure, and you might not be the same when it ends."

Several fan-favorites are included, such as "Frog's Theme," which highlights a playful bassoon melody, "Corridors of Time," featuring glass-like vibraphones, bells, and piano to represent the fragility of the Queen Zeal and the kingdom as a whole, and "The Girl Who Stole the Stars," sporting heart-wrenching metal-core guitars giving voice to expressive melodies and roaring choruses. The full track list is as follows:

01. Corridors of Time (Chrono Trigger)
02. Wind Scene (Chrono Trigger)
03. Guardia Millenial Fair (Chrono Trigger)
04. Home Termina (Chrono Cross)
05. Gardens of the Gods (Chrono Cross)
06. Bike Chase (Chrono Trigger)
07. Frog's Theme (Chrono Trigger)
08. The Future is Primitive (Chrono Trigger)
09. Kingdom Trial (Chrono Trigger)
10. Secret of the Forest (Chrono Trigger)
11. Main Theme (Chrono Trigger)
12. Hydra Shadow (Chrono Cross)
13. The Day the World Revived (Chrono Trigger)
14. Battle for All Eternity (Chrono Trigger)
15. Undersea Palace (Chrono Trigger)
16. A Flower Blooming in the Garden of Time (Chrono Trigger)
17. The Girl Who Stole the Stars (Chrono Cross)

Learn more about At the End of Time: A Tribute to Chrono Cross & Chrono Trigger: https://www.materiacollective.com/music/at-the-end-of-time-chrono-cross-chrono-trigger

Seattle Mariners announce their lineup using Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball


I don't know much about baseball, but I do know that this looks like a really well-done video! The Seattle Mariners decided to reveal their lineup using the classic SNES game, Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball. Whoever put together this feature did a really great job! We've seen some other sports teams try to pander to fans with some old game tributes, and they end up being cheesy and miss the mark. This vid get the job done!

SNES Classic Edition in-stock at Amazon



From your first ride on Yoshi to the final heart-pounding escape from Planet Zebes, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is pure 16-bit retro gaming perfection. Now a new, miniaturized version is here, pre-loaded with 21 of the all-time greatest games, like Super Mario Kart and the first-ever release of Star Fox 2! Just plug it in and play. Live out the golden age of 16-bit gaming like never before. Choose games from the menu, create save points, and more. The system comes bundled with an HDMI cable, an USB charging cable, two Super NES Classic Controllers, and 21 games, pre-installed and ready-to-play. The system is also compatible with the Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro accessories.

Grab yours here

Super Mario Kart modded to include Street Fighter characters

Capcom has done quite a few interesting things with the Street Fighter franchise, but they've never put the characters into a kart racer! That's why one fan has taken it upon himself to make it happen. Looks like they put a lot of time into this one!