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Romhack In-depth Review: Metroid: Rogue Dawn

The best Rom hack of 2017 is already here. Metroid: Rogue Dawn is a prequel to the events of the original NES Metroid. This ambitious Rom hack pushes the limits of what the NES can do. You will forget this isn’t a Super Metroid romhack after a short journey into this epic game.

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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!

3DNES Emulator Transforms Your Favorite NES Game into a Pseudo-3D Trip

Ever wondered what your favorite classic Nintendo games would’ve looked like in 3D? Now you can get a feel for what it could have been like with the 3DNES emulator. It appears that the emulator takes some data about what is “walls” and what is background to extrapolate a likely 3D interpretation of the game.
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Megaman 2 Recreated From Scratch on Sega Master System

In an era where hit games almost always only came on Nintendo or Sega’s 8-bit systems, it was often intriguing to think about what your favorite game would look and sound like had it come out on the rival console. Well, some talented programmers are building the Capcom NES classic Megaman II on the Sega Master system, and so far it’s looking very promising.

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