Tag Archives: retro

Game Review: Alwa’s Awakening 8-Bit Edition

Today we’re diving into the 8-Bit Edition of Alwa’s Awakening from Elden Pixels. Everyone is already aware that Alwa’s Awakening exists on other consoles as digital and physical releases. Not too many people are talking about the NES¬†version of the game. Today, I have a review of the game (not …

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Hardware Review: NES-101 & SNS-101 Video Mod Services from Retrofixes

So many options exist for making NES’s and SNES’s have more advanced video out options. I reached out to Retrofixes and sought to only make my systems just have a step up from what they were made with. My NES-101 (NES Jr./NES Top Loader) was taken from its lowly single …

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Hardware Review: 3D Printed Retro Parts from Retro Frog

I have been wanting to cover something like this for a long time. 3D printed parts from a small, individually owned company. Not just any 3D printed parts, mind you, but quality ones. Ones created and printed for the sole use in retro consoles and handhelds. Today, that is finally …

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Hardware Review: Undercover Cops CE Box Set

So, I got this review unit for Undercover Cops CE months after the product was out of the zeitgeist. They found it and asked if I’d like to cover it and I was much obliged. I thought they were crazy to send it over to me months after its release. …

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Game Review: Slow Mole for NES/Famicom

New homebrew games happen often enough, but also, not often enough! Today’s entry into the hombrew world is already on update 1.2 (as of the time of this writing). However, I got to not only play the game, but I also have a physical copy that has version 1.1 written …

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Hardware Review: GB Operator from Epilogue

Today’s review is an interesting one. As of the time of writing this, there aren’t loads of people covering this product. The product in question is the GB Operator from Epilogue. I know, Epilogue sounds an awful like Analogue, but they’re not exactly in the same wheelhouse. So, instead of …

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Review/Instructions: NES TopLoader No-Cut LED Kit from Fragoltech

Why does the front loader NES get to have all of the fun?! It has a cute little LED light in it to let you know there is power flowing to the machine. So why can’t the top loader NES get the same benefit?? Well, if you’ll allow, in this …

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Pre-order: Mega Man The Wily Wars Collector’s Edition

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Mega Man The Wily Wars is getting a collector’s edition by way of Retro-Bit, thanks to an agreement with Capcom. While this isn’t a review, that will come in a few months, this article is going to dig into a lot of details. We’ll …

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Hardware Review: Toaplan Shooters Collectors Edition

Pew pew pew! Aliens! Spaceships! Bases are belonging to villain! What a better throw back to the days of Sega Genesis than a collection that covers classic shmups?! Well today we’re looking at one such collection. In fact, it may be the only collection of it’s kind (as of now). …

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How To: Install Magic Screen kit into Game Gear

Recently, we had reviewed the Magic Screen kit from retroKAIstore, click here if you want to read it. The model we had was a model 1 board and they no longer sell it. The review remains valid still because their model 1.2 fixes every issue I had complaints on and …

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Hardware Review: Sega Game Gear “Magic Screen” from RetroKAI.store

We’ve covered Gameboy stuff out the yin-yang, you know it and I know it. What should we talk about now? How about that awful Game Gear screen that has a bad backlight and draws far too much power? Sound good? Because we have a new set of products from RetroKAI.store …

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Hardware Review: Sega Game Gear Replacement Parts from RetroSix

As we previously mentioned, we’re moving past Gameboy upgrades for the time being. We’re going to cover parts and replacement pieces for the faithful Sega Game Gear. Today we’re specifically covering the shell, buttons, lenses, and Clean Power GG from Retro Six. It’s a lot to cover, so buckle up, …

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