The Retro Game Review - January 2014

This month The Retro Game Review take a look at a new way to play classic NES titles, a stack of homebrew releases, and a trio of RPG translation patches.

As always, thanks for watching - and please do subscribe if you can!

Links for this episode:

Virtua Fighter soundtrack: http://vf20th.sega.jp/blog/?p=222

Sega Mega CD disc of Note’s latest album, Color Mechanica:
http://note.monoanimal.com/album/color-mechanica

ROM hack version of Mega Man with Roll Chan as the main character:
http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/1704/

Unofficial port of the Apple 2 version of Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior for the Mega Drive:
http://barbarian.1987.free.fr/download/

Unreleased Commodore Amiga version of Super Putty:
http://www.system3.com/promotional-download/puttysquadamiga/

Lekki’s new look N64s:
http://www.lekki.fr/fr/32-nintendo-64

Kickstarter for wireless Bluetooth ZX Spectrum’s keyboard accessory:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952953995/bluetooth-zx-spectrum-recreating-the-sinclair-zx-s

Games in the third RGCD C64 Cartridge Development Competition:
http://www.rgcd.co.uk/2013/12/rgcd-c64-cartridge-development.html

Place to order a cartridge of Chuck Yeager’s Fighter Combat on the NES:
http://nintendoage.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=6&threadid=115880

Update to the fan hacked version of Bubble Bobble — titled Bubble Bobble: Lost Cave:
http://lostcave.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/lost-cave-v1-2-released/

Action puzzler Reflectron for the PC Engine:
http://www.aetherbyte.com/aetherbyte-reflectron_for_pc-engine_and_turbografx-16.html

A prototype version of Toejam and Earl 3: Mission to Earth for the Dreamcast:
http://www.assemblergames.com/forums/showthread.php?49322-Release-ToeJam-amp-Earl-3-Dreamcast-Beta

The Vice Squad on the Commodore 64:
http://www.psytronik.net/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107:vice&catid=34:commodore-64&Itemid=57

Sargent Helmet Training Day on the NES:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/sgt-helmet-training-day-nes/

A 4-in-1 cart for the SNES including Mazezam, UWOL: Quest For Money, Skipp and Friends Unexpected Journey, and N-Warp Daisa-Kusen:
http://pikointeractive.com/store.html#!/~/product/category=0&id=32175787

A downloadable ROM of the unreleased Vectrex title Mail Plane:
http://www.vectrex.com/games/Mail_Plane/

Geki Oko PunPun Maru for the Master System:
http://68000.web.fc2.com/oko/

English translation of Ys 5: Kefin, Lost Kingdom of Sand for the Super Famicom:
http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=ys5

English translation of Royal Stone for the Sega Game Gear:
http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?id=royalstone

English translation of Game Boy title Wizardry Gaiden: Suffering of the Queen:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2095/

Past episodes can also be found on my YouTube channel here.

The Retro Game Review - December 2013

Looking for the latest retro news? Then you’ve come to the right place, as The Retro Game Review looks at all of the last month’s retro gaming happenings - including the latest ports and remakes, hardware and accessories, homebrew releases for retro systems, fan translations, and much more.

This month I take a look at the final PS2 game, ports of both Soul Calbur 1 and 2, a redubbing of Shenmue, and a huge stack of re-releases/remakes.

As always, thanks for watching!

Links for this episode:

New Everdrive cartridges at Funstock:
http://tinyurl.com/pjn94dn

Neo Geo MVS to AES convertor Kickstarter:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fusion-neogeo-mvs-to-aes-converter

Guide on how to turn your Raspberry Pi into a Commodore Amiga floppy disk drive emulator:
http://amigadrive.blogspot.it/

Alex Kidd title Axel K and the Lost Bills for the ZX Spectrum:
http://retroisnevergone.blogspot.com.es/p/fichacard.html

A beta for the fan powered Mega Man 2.5d:
http://petersjostrand.com/index.php

Endless runner Canabalt ported to the Atari 2600 - renamed as JumpVCS:
http://www.retro-reload.com/jumpvcs/

Goku Mal, an action platformer, for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/goku-mal/

A demake of the Playstation RPG Final Fantasy 7 for the NES:
http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php/topic,12466.msg252109.html#msg252109

F-Zero X Climax:
http://fzerocentral.org/viewtopic.php?t=13715

English translation of Famicom platformer Mappy Kids:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2052/

English translation for Samurai Lord Musashi for the Famicom:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2056/

English translation for Samurai Lord Musashi for the Game Boy:
http://www.romhacking.net/translations/2055/

An undubbing of the English version of Shenmue for the Dreamcast which restores its original Japanese dialogue and adds subtitles:
http://www.shenmuedojo.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=45704

Past episodes can also be found on my YouTube channel here.

The Retro Game Review - November 2013

Looking for the latest retro news? Then you’ve come to the right place, as The Retro Game Review looks at all of the last month’s retro gaming happenings - including the latest ports and remakes, hardware and accessories, homebrew retro releases, fan translations, and much more.

This month I take a look at a conflict between SNK and Tommo, some rip-roaring retro tinged tunes, and more homebrew than you can shake a well sized stick at.

This episode even has chapter breaks, so you can watch just the parts you want - although you’ll need to view it on YouTube to take advantage of this truly groundbreaking feature.

As always, thanks for watching!

Links for this episode:

SNK press release regarding Tommo partnership:
http://www.snkplaymoreusa.com/termination-of-the-license-agreement-between-tommo-inc-and-snk-playmore-usa-corp

Tommo press release regarding SNK partnership:
http://tommo.com/press-release/tommo-responds-to-wrongful-termination-claim-by-snk-playmore/

New Smooth McGroove album:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/vgm-acapella-volume-3/id719097397
http://www.loudr.fm/artist/smooth-mcgroove/YaszY
https://smoothmcgroove.bandcamp.com/album/vgm-acapella-volume-3

Cancelled James Pond Kickstarter:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gameware/james-pond-pond-is-back/posts/621411

Ikaruga arrived on Steam Greenlight:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=183195387

Where to buy the GGTV kit:
http://etim.net.au/ggtv/ggtv.htm

Bomberland on the Commodore 64 - cartridge version:
http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/bomberland-commodore-64

Bomberland on the Commodore 64 - downloadable version:
http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/bomberland-download-commodore-64

More details of the titles at the annual MSXDev 14 coding competition:
http://karoshi.auic.es/index.php/board,26.0.html

Super Bread Box for the Commodore 64:
http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/super-bread-box-commodore-64

The First Invasion for the Mega Drive:
http://www.psycatic.com/p/blog-page.html

Heart Stealer for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/forums/showthread.php?t=45247

Cadàveriön for the ZX Spectrum:
http://www.mojontwins.com/juegos_mojonos/cadaverion/

Cartridge version of UWOL: Quest For Money for the Mega Drive:
http://www.fasebonus.net/2013/10/disponible-uwol-para-mega-drive/

Past episodes - including ones for August, September, and October - can also be found on my YouTube channel here.

The Retro Game Review - May 2013

This month I take a look at three respected 2D platformers getting remakes, some fan translations, more Nintendo announcements than you can shake a large stick at, and much more.

This episode marks a whole year since I started the show, so thanks for everyone who’s watched and supported it - I really do appreciate it!

Thanks for watching.

The relevant links for this episode:

Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden translation patch:
http://spookytornado.wordpress.com/pr…

Juvei Quest translation patch:
http://www.romhacking.net/translation…

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure translation patch:
http://agtp.romhack.net/project.php?i…

ET ‘improvement’ ROM:
http://www.neocomputer.org/projects/et/

Retro Achievements website:
http://www.retroachievements.org/

Link where to buy Commodore 64 compilation cartridge with Nanako in Classic Japanese Monster Castle and Sir Ababol:
http://rgcd.bigcartel.com/product/sir…

More information on Project Unity:
http://www.made-by-bacteria.com/

Link to where you can download The Incredible Adventures of Moebius Goatlizard for the Commodore Amiga:
http://blackjet.co.uk/amiga.php?redir…

Updated ROM for Brett Hull Hockey on the Atari Jaguar:
http://reboot.atari.org/new-reboot/bh…

Solomon’s Key for the Commodore Amiga:
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t…

Where you can buy Sturmwind for the Dreamcast:
http://www.redspotgames.com/shop/inde…

Link to where you can buy Blox on the Virtual Boy:
http://www.uncletusk.com/node/189

Banjo Kazooie and Tooie soundtracks (buy them!):
http://grantkirkhope.bandcamp.com/alb…

Past episodes can also be found on my YouTube channel here.