Tag: Retro Games

  • Nintendo Switch Online Adds Densetsu no Starfy 1-3 GBA Games to its Library

    Nintendo Switch Online Adds Densetsu no Starfy 1-3 GBA Games to its Library

    Nintendo has revealed that the first three installments of the Densetsu no Starfy GBA series will be included in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pass. Available only in Japan previously, these platformer games follow the adventure of the star prince, who journeys underwater in quests ranging from a quest to return home to rescuing his…

  • Metropolis 1998 Could Be the Retro City-Builder That We’ve All Been Anticipating

    Metropolis 1998 Could Be the Retro City-Builder That We’ve All Been Anticipating

    Cities: Skylines 2 may be making improvements, but for some, it still doesn’t match up to expectations. This has led city-building enthusiasts to start seeking alternatives, such as the delightful, retro pixel game, Metropolis 1998. Despite sharing the same niche as Cities: Skylines 2, Metropolis 1998 deviates significantly, placing a profound emphasis on customization and…

  • Founder of Raspberry Pi Set to Publish Two Books on Vintage Game Development

    Founder of Raspberry Pi Set to Publish Two Books on Vintage Game Development

    “Code the Classics,” an instructional guide released by Raspberry Pi Press, guides both aficionados and budding programmers in creating vintage games that echo classics from earlier decades. The first volume, releasing its second version on August 27, was originally published in 2019 and was highly praised at launch. Raspberry Pi founder Eben Upton lent his…

  • After 28 Years, Super Mario 64 Enthusiasts Successfully Unlock the Game’s ‘Inaccessible’ Door

    After 28 Years, Super Mario 64 Enthusiasts Successfully Unlock the Game’s ‘Inaccessible’ Door

    A player named Alexpalix1 has solved one of the lingering mysteries in Nintendo 64’s classic Super Mario 64 game. The previously unreachable door, located in the Cool, Cool Mountain world and guarded by invisible barriers, has been unlocked through a strategic gameplay by Alex who exploited the mother penguin’s hit box in the game area…

  • Nintendo’s Latest NES Collection Focuses on Speedrunning

    Nintendo’s Latest NES Collection Focuses on Speedrunning

    Nintendo has announced Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, a new collection of NES games for the Switch, designed to cater to the speedrunning trend. The set comprises 13 of their classic games such as Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, and Super Mario Bros., however, players are challenged with completing “bite-sized bits of classic blockbusters” as…

  • 13-Year-Old Triumphs in NES Tetris Game

    13-Year-Old Triumphs in NES Tetris Game

    For the first time in 34 years, a 13-year-old player, Blue Scuti, has managed to reach the kill screen of the NES version of the classic video game Tetris. Despite the NES version of the game having no official ending, players can theoretically arrive at its kill screen, a point at which the game becomes…

  • 2024 Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Earthbound

    2024 Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Earthbound

    In 2024, the classic Nintendo game Earthbound will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark this significant event, the creators have numerous campaigns lined up, including the release of exclusive limited-time merchandise and a number of specials events, some of which will be entirely new endeavors for the Earthbound team. Details about these celebrations can…