Opinion: Keen on retro gaming? Don’t go the pirate route

Piracy for retro consoles is big business in South Africa again, and you should really avoid it.

Blast from the Past: Blaster Master (NES)

Time for some top-down and sideview action as we kill all those radioactive mutants with this cool tank we just happened across.

Blast from the Past: Mighty Bomb Jack (NES)

Mighty Bomb Jack is a reminder of simpler times, and why the game isn't recalled by many players thinking back to their childhood.

Blast from the Past: Super C (NES)

Super C is shorter and more difficult than you remember, but it still has the same exciting, frantic pace that kept you glued in your childhood.

Blast from the Past: Excitebike (NES)

A race against rising temperatures as you push your bike to its limit.

The NES Classic Edition officially discontinued

Update: Be quick if you’re interested! RARU secured a limited number of units, and this is very likely your last chance to secure one. Also, anyone wondering, it’s been discontinued in Europe (which includes SA) too. Original: While most of you were having a relaxing time over the long weekend with friends and/or family Nintendo dropped the bomb so many had feared would be announced in...

Updated: Nintendo has stopped producing the NES Mini Classic

Update: Good news, Nintendo has come through with a statement and claimed that this is indeed a false rumour: [quote]Production for the Nintendo Classic Mini: NES continues, and NOE [Nintendo of Europe] will continue to ship units to retail on a regular basis,” said a Nintendo UK representative[/quote] Original: Rumours are silly things – it’s either real and you should be worrie...

Nintendo left a secret message for Famicom (NES) Classic Edition hackers

The Nintendo Classic has seen a worldwide shortage and it’s even been a problem back here in South Africa where many gamers waited for that second shipment to arrive just before Christmas. Elsewhere around the world hackers have been at it to crack the little plastic throwback in time and it’s been reported that they’ve hacked and added several more games to the console via emula...

Play NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive and more games on your Xbox One browser right now

Remember the Nesbox app that was originally created to play various retro games on the Xbox One? Microsoft ultimately squashed it because of obvious licensing issues with Nintendo and SEGA, but that’s not stopped the developer from taking advantage of the recent unified Windows 10 operating system update. You can now quite literally play any NES, SNES, SEGA Mega Drive, Gameboy or Gameboy Adv...

Blast from the Past: Castlevania (NES)

Simon Belmont...The Vampire Slayer

A NES and SEGA Mega Drive emulator might be heading to Xbox One this weekend

Emulators on PC is something that’s as common as breathing these days, but when it comes to consoles providing a method to play older emulated roms there was always something sneaky involved to make it work. Now it seems that Nesbox, an emulator, might¬†officially be available for download on the Xbox One. This has come via a tweet as the application has officially been certified by Microsoft...

Blast from the Past: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

For 700 hundred years there has been peace with the demon's slumber, now the statues of light and dark have been re-united allowing the demon to wake and forcing Ryu Hayabusa to become the Ninja Dragon and stop the Jaquio from resurrecting the demon who shall control the world.

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