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Anniversary: Duck Hunt Is 40 Years Old

Time Extension about 8 hours ago

Zapping through the decades.Nintendo's iconic NES light gun shooter Duck Hunt turns 40 today.Inspired by Nintendo's 1976 Duck Hunt electro-mechanical arcade game, it was first released on the Famicom in Japan on April 21st, 1984.Read the full article on ti …
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New Konami Code Discovered In Castlevania Game 25 Years Later

Time Extension about 6 days ago

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness was released for the N64 in 1999.Fans have just discovered a new use for the Konami code in Castlevania Legacy of Darkness, almost 25 years after its original release.The Konami code probably needs no introduction, but, we'l …
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Missing 'History Of Nintendo' Books Finally Being Published In English

Time Extension about 6 days ago

"After 10 years, it's finally coming!".The video game researcher and author Florent Gorges recently revealed that the final two volumes of his "History of Nintendo" series are finally being translated into English.The History of Nintendo — just in case y …

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) • Nintendo and Famicom Problem After Recent Update

MISTerFPGA about 10 days ago

Nintendo and famicom have always worked great for me. But I checked yesterday and half of the games I tried wouldn't load and the other half were exhibiting random rapid-fire inputs at the main menus. It did this no matter which controller I used and eve …
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'Sunsoft Is Back! - Retro Game Selection' Will Get English Options After All

Time Extension about 11 days ago

"English will be available soon".Update #2 (Thu 11th Apr, 2024 09:30 BST): Sunsoft has announced the Japanese release date for the Sunsoft is Back! - Retro Game Selection, and has also revealed that the collection is set to get an English translation after …
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'Super Xevious: Gamp no Nazo' Is Next Week's Arcade Archives Release

Time Extension about 17 days ago

The game first hit Japanese arcades back in 1987.During today's livestream, Hamster Corporation announced that the next Namco title to come to Nintendo Switch & PS4 as part of its ongoing "Namco month" will be Super Xevious Gamp no Nazo (h/t: Famitsu!) …
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Legendary "Crap Game" Ikki Gets A Second Chance On Switch This April

Time Extension about 19 days ago

Ikki Unite arrives April 18th.Sunsoft announced yesterday that it will be bringing Ikki Unite — its revival of the infamous 1985 arcade and Nintendo Famicom game Ikki — to Nintendo Switch on April 18th.So if you missed it last year when it was original …
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Run-And-Gun Classic Contra Has Been Ported To SNES

Time Extension about 22 days ago

"Take THAT, VRC2!".ROM hacker @infidelity_nes has ported the Famicom version of Contra to the SNES.The talented hacker has already performed the same trick with Mega Man and Metroid.Read the full article on timeextension.com …
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8BitDo's Next Retro Mechanical Keyboard Is Based On The Commodore 64

Time Extension about 24 days ago

The key to success.Accessory maker 8BitDo is releasing another mechanical keyboard, this time based on the iconic C64.The second in the company's Retro Mechanical Keyboard series, which includes a NES / Famicom version, which we reviewed not so long ago. I …
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Iconic Issues: CVG's Complete Guide To Consoles

Time Extension about 28 days ago

The magazines which started a revolution.Back in the early late '80s and early 1990s, the NES / Famicom dominated living rooms in North America and Japan, but the situation was a little different in the United Kingdom.Home computers like the ZX Spectrum, C …
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'Advance Wars' Forerunner 'Game Boy Wars' Finally Playable In English

Time Extension about 29 days ago

Was a Japanese exclusive in 1991.While many people might assume that Advance Wars was the first entry in the series, it actually started life on the Famicom back in 1988.Famicom Wars was never released outside of Japan, and it wasn't until the aforemention …
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Duck Hunt Gets Pocket-Sized Demake For The Game Boy

Time Extension about 1 month ago

The NES classic reimagined for Game Boy.If you've ever wondered what it might have looked like if Nintendo had made a version of its 1984 shooter Duck Hunt for the Nintendo Game Boy, then you need to look no further than Duck Hunt GB — a new homebrew gam …
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Miyoo Is Launching The Game Boy Micro-Style A30 This April

Time Extension about 1 month ago

Ahead of the Miyoo Flip.All eyes on are Miyoo's upcoming Flip handheld, but that's not the only thing the company is cooking up at present.As reported by Retro Dodo, the firm has revealed another portable device called the A30. Boasting a design which is s …

NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) • Famicom MGL

MISTerFPGA about 1 month ago

Is there any way to set up an MGL for creating a menu item for just Famicom games?I have created an MGL in the Consoles folder named Famicom.mgl and it contains:Code: <mistergamedescription&g... …
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Japanese Second-Hand Stores Are Making Their Own Famiclones To Cope With Retro Demand

Time Extension about 1 month ago

"Sales have doubled at some stores".Japanese second-hand retailers Bookoff and Geo have produced their own Famicon clones in order to keep pace with the rising demand for classic games, The Japan Times has reported.Last August, Geo – which buys and sells …
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Namco's Tank Battalion Rolls Onto Switch & PS4 This Week

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Distribution begins on March 7th.Namco's multi-directional shooter Tank Battalion is coming to Nintendo Switch & PS4 tomorrow (March 7th) as part of Hamster's Arcade Archives series of retro reissues, as reported by Game Watch.Released in arcades back …
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Fans Translate Obscure Nintendo Famicom Sim 'Planet Of Conspiracy: Shancara'

Time Extension about 2 months ago

You can now play the 1992 Nintendo Famicom title in English!The prolific Nintendo Famicom ROM hacker Black Paladin has just released a new English translation patch for IGS Corporation's 1992 political sim Planet of Conspiracy: Shancara. So if you're a fan …
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'Sunsoft Is Back! - Retro Game Selection' Coming Soon To Steam

Time Extension about 2 months ago

But sadly without English Support.Update (Thu 29th Feb, 2024 15:15 GMT): A Steam page has recently appeared for a new retro collection from Sunsoft called Sunsoft Is Back! - Retro Game Selection (as spotted by @Gosokkyu).The compilation will include slight …
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Hebereke: Enjoy Edition Arrives On Switch Next Month In Japan

Time Extension about 2 months ago

The game is a slightly-enhanced port of the 1991 Famicom title.The developer/publisher City Connection has announced today that it will be bringing a new version of the Famicom platformer Hebereke to the Nintendo Switch in Japan (thanks Gematsu!).Hebereke: …
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Super Mario Bros. CD Is A New ROM Hack Inspired By A Console That Doesn't Exist

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Coming 10.10.2025.A trailer recently dropped online for a new Super Mario World ROM hack that aims to imagine what a Super Mario Bros. game might have looked like had it been released on a fictional CD-based version of the NES / Nintendo Famicom.Super Mari …
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43 Years On, And Epoch's Cassette Vision Is Finally Playable Via Emulation

Time Extension about 2 months ago

1981 console once had 70% of the Japanese market.Back in 1981, Epoch released the Cassette Vision console in Japan. It would go on to sell an impressive 400,000 units, securing around 70% of the market and making it the most successful product of its kind …
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A Nintendo Famicom Fist Of The North Star RPG Has Just Been Fan Translated

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Hokuto No Ken 3 was originally released in 1989.An exciting new fan translation patch has just been released for a Japan-exclusive Nintendo Famicom RPG based on the iconic manga and anime series Fist of the North Star.Hokuto No Ken 3: Shinseiki Souzou Seik …
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Famicom-Inspired SHMUP 'Xelan Force' Lands On Steam

Time Extension about 2 months ago

Coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan on February 29th.Pixel Co. Ltd, the Japanese game developer, retro store, and event company, has just released a new Famicom-inspired vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up over on Steam (as spotted by @gosokkyu)The game, whic …
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Interview: "I Didn't Want It To Be A 'Whodunnit'" - Detective Instinct Dev On Its Mystery Influences

Time Extension about 2 months ago

We catch up with the developer of the exciting ADV/visual novel.Back in December of last year, we reported on Detective Instinct - Farewell My Beloved, an upcoming train-based ADV/Visual Novel (for Steam) inspired by games like Famicom Detective Club, Phoe …
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In the original SNES version of Super Mario RPG, there is a box of toys on the floor of Booster’s…

Supper Mario Broth about 3 months ago

In the original SNES version of Super Mario RPG, there is a box of toys on the floor of Booster’s room at the top of Booster Tower, though it is extremely difficult to discern anything in it except for the Peach doll. The game’s Nintendo Switch …