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Arcade1Up is bringing out Killer Instinct, X-Men and Dragon’s Lair machines

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 12:02 GMT Company is also paying tribute to classic releases from Capcom, Bandai and Atari.Cabinet maker Arcade1Up has revealed the latest retro games to receive their own machines.The firm is making a Killer Instinct cabinet that includes both Rare’s 1994 original game – obviously not the more modern 2013 version featured in the video above, get real – but also its sequel and the arcade version of Battletoads. Meanwhile, an X-Men cabinet comes with the 4 Player version of the 1992 arcade release, as well as Captain America and the Avengers, and The…

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The SEGA Genesis Mini is back on sale

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 21 December 2020 16:49 GMT It’s a blast from the past! If you’re looking to party like it’s 1991, the Sega Genesis mini is on sale again at Target and Amazon, $40 off the regular price. While Sega are not the first company to try and cash in on their golden years, this console was met with particularly good reviews, with Digital Foundry calling it ‘possibly the best mini retro console yet’. You can read the whole write-up here.This little nostalgia machine comes with forty games pre-downloaded including Streets of Rage 2 and Sonic the Hedgehog, titles…

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Unreleased Simpsons game found on Dreamcast dev kit

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 20 December 2020 16:44 GMT A tech demo for an unreleased Dreamcast game called “The Simpsons: Bug Squad!” has been found on an old dev kit.The game, which was in development at the long-shuttered Red Lemon Studios, has been shared on the DreamcasticChannel on Youtube after a Dreamcast-Talk forum user called sreak found this demo on a Dreamcast dev kit’s hard drive (thanks, The Dreamcast Junkyard).As far as we can tell, the game appears to have been long forgotten until this point – and you can kind-of see why. A Simpsons game in which you play as a bug? It’s a…

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Super Mario Bros. Game & Watch is £10 off in the UK

By Joel Franey, Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:15 GMT For those buying from the UK, the Nintendo Game & Watch (Super Mario Bros edition) is now £10 from select retailers, offering the chance to pay pocket change for pocket gaming. Well, still a bit more than pocket change, but the joke doesn’t work otherwise.Game & Watch is a recreation of the classic 1980s handheld console system, the first Nintendo ever made, only this version comes with the classic Super Mario Bros. and The Lost Levels sequel, making it better than ever. It also has various Mario-themed digital watch faces, a…

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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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The original NES Fire Emblem is coming to Nintendo Switch in December

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light is coming to the West for the first time this December via a Nintendo Switch release.This week, Nintendo announced that a special localization of the original Fire Emblem game is set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch in December – some 30 years after its original release in Japan.Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light arrives on Nintendo eShop from December 4, and will set you back $5.99 or your regional equivalent. Get a lesson in #FireEmblem history with the Fire Emblem 30th Anniversary Edition. ✅ Replica NES Game Pak art piece…