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C64 Sam’s Journey NES Port

Knights of Bytes have just shown a teaser of their 2017 hit Commodore 64 game Sam’s Journey running on the Nintendo Entertainment System.  The C64 edition of the game was available to purchase both as a physical disk, as well as a digital download.  I hope they’ll offer the same with the NES version, as […]

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NEScape by Khan Games Makes its Kickstarter Debut

NEScape is the latest title in a resurgence of new games for classic consoles to make its rounds on Kickstarter.  Like many of its peers, NEScape met its goal relatively quickly, so it appears that it’s a safe bet that the Kickstarter campaign will be a success when it reaches its funding deadline. https://ksr-video.imgix.net/projects/3652672/video-960005-h264_high.mp4 Created […]

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Soko Bananas: A New NES Game Just Made its Goal on Kickstarter

A new homebrew NES game just made its goal on kickstarter with 17 days left as of the time that I an writing this article.  The game, named Soko Bananas is an overhead puzzler that reminds me of classics such as The Adventures of Lolo, and Kickle Cubicle. https://ksr-video.imgix.net/assets/025/060/588/f129389f3c5aa5e6a981a05df1c37399_h264_high.mp4   Per Flip for Fate, the […]

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MiSTer Updates Roundup

This week saw another big round of MiSTer core updates primarily focused on fixing bugs and moving to the new open-source scaler by Grabulosaure. The new scaler uses 10% of the resources of the old scaler, is easy and faster to compile using the free Quartus software (instead of the $5,000/year suite required for the […]

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MiSter Core Updates: Genesis, SMS, NES, GB, TG16

A big rounds of MiSTer core updates went out over the weekend. The most important is the addition of Ijor’s cycle-accurate Motorola 68000 soft-core to the Genesis core, as expected. As well as the addition of Sega Game Gear support added to the Sega Master System core, and official Famicom Disk System support added into […]

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MiSTer Famicom Disk System FPGA Core

MiSTer’s NES core is getting Nintendo Famicom Disk System (FDS) support care of GreyRogue, making it the first FPGA system that natively supports FDS without needing additional hardware to load ROMs. The same update also adds expansion audio for VRC6 and Sunsoft-5B mapper games (Gimmick, Akumajou Dracula, etc). For a first release, it’s relatively mature. […]

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Simultaneous 2-Player NES Super Mario Bros

A hack has just been released that allows two people to play the original NES Super Mario Bros game simultaneously, as opposed to turn-based like the original.  This certainly opens a who new dynamic to playing the game! ROM Patch:  http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4180/Source:  http://www.indieretronews.com/2018/10/a-two-player-super-mario-bros-hack-is.html