Play it Loud! How to the “most” out of your SNES

I recently started collecting old Nintendo Power magazines (because I can’t help myself). I originally had a subscription from mid 2000 til the end. I got to enjoy some good years, but I feel like the REALLY good years were everything prior to me getting the magazines. Anyways, after thumbing through Vol 68 (January 1995) […]

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Hyperkin’s N64 Clone is running Mupen64

Hyperkin revealed their upcoming budget clone of the Nintendo 64. ModernVintageGamer compared their previews with emulators and found that it’s based on Mupen64, an open-source software based emulator that has been around the block for a long time. Mupen64 runs on pretty much every platform under the sun already (phones, computers, etc), so you can […]

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Virtualtrex: Vectrex Emulator for Virtual Boy

Thunderstruck, a long-time Virtual Boy coder from PlanetVB forums, has released an open-source Vectrex emulator that runs on the Nintendo Virtual Boy. It currently runs Minestorm only, and very slowly. The author is hoping that another coder will come in and do the “boring” work of optimizing and improving it. Details on how it was […]

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New Switch Firmware

Nintendo has released version 8.0.0 firmware for the Switch, with two notable points to keep in mind: This update allows for moving (not copying) individual game save files between Switch consoles. It’s anticipated that this will break many of the pre-existing jailbreak tweaks and it’s advised you don’t update jailbroken units. This interested me for […]

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TWO new Switches this year?

The Wall Street Journal has once again claimed that Nintendo will be launching an update to the Switch console this year.  The latest rumor suggests that parts suppliers with access to a prototype have leaked information on not one, but two new versions of the switch. The first will supposedly have the vibration controls removed to save […]

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Capitan Sevilla 3D for Virtual Boy in the Works

There’s a new Nintendo Virtual Boy platformer in the works, Capitan Sevilla 3D. The VUEngine project aims to rebuild the award-winning Capitan Sevilla 2 demo from the ground-up, turning it into a fully-fledged game. It’s being built using the Virtual Boy Development Engine, and will be complete with stereoscopic 3D separation. Consider backing VUEngine’s Patreon […]

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Devil Engine: Glorious New 2D Shoot ’em Up on Steam & Switch

Devil Engine by Dangen Entertainment is a beautiful new 2D Shoot ’em Up for the Nintendo Switch and Steam. It could be considered as a spiritual successor or genre-piece tribute to the Thunder Force series, at least if their marketing motto “Lightning Strikes Again” is any sign (Thunder Force/Lightening Force reference). My Life in Gaming […]

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Innsmouth Mansion: Virtual Boy English Translation Released

Thunderstruck has released an English translation of Innsmouth Mansion [インスマウスの館] for the Nintendo Virtual Boy. VB hacks/homebrew/translations/protos, and new releases are rare, and any new English game significantly expands the consoles small library. Pre-patched ROM and screenshots are available at https://www.planetvb.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=7285&forum=2