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Archive for February, 2017

Review: Earthworm Jim 2 for Mega Drive

Monday, February 20th, 2017

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The original Earthworm Jim is a zany, off-the-wall, run ‘n’ gun, cartoon platformer that has earned its place as one of the Mega Drive’s greatest games. A sequel seemed inevitable at the time, but in hindsight, was there really anything that the Earthworm Jim formula needed to improve on?

Click here to read our full review of Earthworm Jim 2 on the Mega Drive. This review contains scans of the cover art, instruction manual and cartridge. Screenshots are also featured.

Video Spotlight: SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol ROM Released, Direct Feed Video Now Available

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

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The ROM file for the recently dumped and extremely rare Sonic shoot-em-up SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been compiled and released by DaGuAr and MAME World’s Dumping Union. This means we have direct feed gameplay footage of the game in action courtesy of Ash the Dragon. Check it out below:

SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol was a 1993 arcade-only Sonic release that up until this week had never been dumped to play in MAME.

[Source: Ash the Dragon on YouTube]

YouTube Channel: Tiny Toons Buster’s Hidden Treasure Let’s Play

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Myself and Titanscreed from Project Phoenix Productions recently re-launched our let’s plays under their own banner and are now advertised as a show called 8-Bit Phonies. In our inaugural series we played through the Master System version of Sonic the Hedgehog but recently we’ve also started a let’s play of Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster’s Hidden Treasure. You can watch the series as it unfolds via the embed below:

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SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol Dumped and Now Available to Play in MAME

Monday, February 6th, 2017

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The extremely rare 1993 Sonic-themed shooting game SEGASonic Cosmo Fighter Galaxy Patrol has finally been dumped and is now available to play within the MAME emulator. The ROM file itself has not been released so it still might be some time before the public can play it, but if the anonymous contributor does release the ROM file then it’ll be instantly available to play in the latest version of MAME.

The game is a hybrid children’s ride/shoot-em-up cabinet that tilts when you activate the “SPEED UP” ability. Take a look at some gameplay on the actual cabinet below:

[Source: MAME World]

Merchandise: Retro Gamer Magazine Added

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

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A new entry has now been logged in the Magazines section of the Merchandise catalogue.

Retro Gamer magazine has now been added along with cover scans and inside shots for issues 27, 45, 50, 54, 128, 130 and 134.

Click here to go direction to the Magazines section.

Review: Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

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Tilt! (or Hyper 3D Pinball depending on where you’re from) is quite an extensive package for a 1996 pinball sim. Developed by NMS Software, this game features a whopping 6 unique tables to choose from, 2 camera angles and additional cut-scenes when you lock a ball in play. There’s a hell of a lot of pinball packed onto this disc, but is it all worth your time?

Click here to read our full review of Tilt! on the SEGA Saturn.

Review: Digital Pinball on the SEGA Saturn

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

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Pinball is high score gaming in its purest form; smack a chrome ball around a table and watch the numbers go up. There’s obviously a little more to it than that, but pinball offers a great feedback loop as you hit targets, bumpers and ramps and the machine blasts noise and light at you to indicate you’re doing well. It’s a visceral and exciting experience that will cost you an arm and a leg if you ever wanted to buy your own table and maintain it, so thankfully pinball simulation games came to the rescue to allow us all to enjoy the thrill of pinball from our homes.

Click here to read the full review of Digital Pinball for the SEGA Saturn.

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