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Rom Hack Round Up: Sega Genesis Fan Translated English Action-RPGs

There were a few good Action/RPGs on the Sega systems, but these three are really top of the line and deserve their thorough fan translations to English. I especially recommend the soundtracks for King Colossus and Monster World IV.

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These games are great for RPG lovers who tire of turn-based ‘grinding’ that is so common in the console RPG classics. Check these great games today.

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Rom Hack Round Up: Sega Genesis Fan Translated English RPGs Part 2

Our round up of awesome Sega Genesis RPGs that have been fan-translated to English continues with two more awesome, futuristic RPGs.

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Phantasy Star is one of the biggest franchises for RPGs on the Sega systems in the 90s. The two games we look at today are part of the series or directly influenced by it. In both cases, these are must-plays for the sci-fi RPG lover.

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Rom Hack Round Up: Sega Genesis Fan Translated English RPGs Part 1

While the SNES seems to get the most attention for its RPGs, the Sega Genesis has a ton of great roleplaying classics too. Many of the best ones, however, never made it to North America during the console’s original run. Here’s a few awesome ones you can try out on the Genesis that are definitely worth your time.

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Today, we’ll look at three high quality RPGs for the Sega Genesis. These games have been translated to english and their Roms are easy to find. You can even get two of these on an actual Sega cartridge!

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Two New NES Consoles Are Just Around the Corner

Two exciting updates for the world of retro-gamers are just around the corner. In fact, you can pre-order one of them now and may be playing it in less than two months. Check out these innovative new consoles that are coming down the line, one from Nintendo and one from RetroUSB.

Nintendo Classic MINI NES

Release date: November 2016

Price: $59.99

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The Nintendo Classic Mini NES is an official new console from Nintendo. What looks like a little baby NES has no cartridge slot but features 30 classic games built in and also has HD output and letter boxing options for high-res display. It also has temporary saves, which is a nice addition to some of these long classic games that previously had no save/continue features. The list of games is basically the top 30 games you’d want to have for Nintendo, including both Zelda games, Final Fantasy, Mega Man 2, StarTropics, Super C and more.

RetroUSB AVS

Release date: Preorder Now / September 2016

Price: $185.00

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This awesome piece of hardware does NOT use emulation. This means it’s audio and video is far more faithful to the original NES than things like the Retron5 or handheld emulators. This also means the more unconventional games will work just fine. It also has HDMI out with expansion audio and specific ports for Famicom or NES games. All this plus built-in game genie, variable display options and – possibly the most impressive – it supports all peripherals, even the Power Glove – it’s so bad!