Tonight is the Night for a Supanova!

Tonight is the beginning of Supanova Adelaide for their 3rd year at the Wayville Showgrounds. What can we expect this year? Let’s have a look! For the retro fans, there can be no bigger treat than being able to meet the voice of Optimus Prime himself, Peter Cullen. Cullen voiced Prime throughout the 80s TV […]

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Daily Retrospektive – 21/11/2014

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- Bullet hell shooter Ikaruga ported to Texas Instruments Pocket Calculator

– Parody video demonstrating what Pac-Man would be like if released nowadays

– Mario Kart 8’s iconic F-Zero track Mute City created in F-Zero X for Nintendo 64

– Wild Guns and Natsume Championship Wrestling appears on the Wii U eShop with Lufia: The Legend Returns appearing on the 3DS eShop

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Daily Retrospektive – 20/11/2014

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- Maniac Mansion creators bring Point and Click genre with a Kickstarter campaign for Thimbleweed Park 

– Acrylic Street Fighter 2 jumper just in time for the holiday season or winter. 

– Capsule Force on PlayStation 4 heavily inspired by Video Arcade graphics from the 80s

– Mortal Kombat X Fight Pad announced for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Daily Retrospektive – 19/11/2014

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- Game Boy Advance emulator GBA4iOS 2.1 released but may be broken on iOS 8.1.1? 

– Homebrew Gauntlet clone ‘Pandemic’ released for ZX81 home computer

– Nearly US $40,000 raised from auctioning off Atari 2600 games from New Mexico landfill

– Parody game ‘Desert Bus’ recreated for Oculus Rift

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Daily Retrospektive – 18/11/2014

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- Super Smash Bros. demade for Texas Instruments Pocket Calculator 

– Various retro game inspired cross stitch throw rugs and blankets available on Etsy

– HDMI kits in development for Nintendo Entertainment System console to improve support on modern TV

– Zelda-themed Game Boy cartridge art piece by renowned artist Vadu Amka

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Daily Retrospektive – 17/11/2014

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- Taito announces Arkanoid vs Space Invaders for iOS and Android combining two gameplay elements

– ‘PC Engine Memories Turbo Duo Edition’ compilation released with translated versions of classic PCE games

– (The better) Amiga Dick Tracy game ported to Windows

– Super Bad Mario makes life hell for folks in real life like Street Trollers and More troll Kombat

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PAX 2014 Retro Roundup (aka too many thoughts and ideas turned into a rambling essay about good times had by all)

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A wrap-up of PAX Australia 2014. What the members of Retrospekt did, what Retrospekt saw, and what Retrospekt thought about PAX 2014. Good times, lots of gaming, and sore feet.

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Daily Retrospektive – 14/11/2014

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- Castlevania Dracula X appears on the Wii U eShop with Bionic Commando: Elite Forces arriving on the 3DS eShop

– Tetris Ultimate is out now for 3DS, other platforms to follow suit shortly

– Officially licensed Space Invaders Arcade Mug pays tribute to golden age of Arcade gaming

– Dabbler shoehorns Windows 98 on to an iPhone 6 Plus

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Daily Retrospektive – 13/11/2014

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- Modder crams Super Game Boy and Pokémon Blue guts in to a SNES cartridge

– Limited Edition physical copy run of Retro City Rampage DX to be released for PlayStation 4 sold out in hours

– PlayStation emulator functional on Android Wear LG G-Watch

– Music video for “She Is Young, She Is Beautiful” by Perturbator stays true to the 80s vibe and a 16-bit apocalypse.

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Daily Retrospektive – 12/11/2014

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- Easter egg found in Lemmings 2 on SNES which lets you shoot Lemmings with Super Scope

– Rumour: Trademark possibly registered for Battletoads by Microsoft

– Custom fan-made Board game made based on Castlevania games

– Retro Quest closes shop, sells remaining lot of various SNES homebrew and repro games 

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Daily Retrospektive – 11/11/2014

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- Footage released of unreleased Sonic game on SEGA Saturn: Sonic X-Treme

– New Bomberman made and released in Japan for iOS and Android. West to follow suit? 

– Video demonstrating cancelled Homebrew game Joust Evolution on Vectrex

– Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds blankets available as either world map or portraits of heroes. 

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Daily Retrospektive – 10/11/2014

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- Fan-made ‘A Tribute to Donkey Kong Country’ in development for Windows and soon OSX.

– Donkey Kong Jr. has been ported to the Commodore 64 based on the Atari 7800 release

– New NES platform game being developed called Lizard is running a Kickstarter campaign

– Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition for PlayStation Vita gets a release date

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Daily Retrospektive – 07/11/2014

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- Majora’s Mask rerelease announced for Nintendo 3DS 

– Mega Man X3 and 7 along with Ultimate NES Remix make their way to the Wii U and 3DS eShop this week

– Adventure Game AMEBA making its way to modern platforms and SEGA Dreamcast

– Copies of Atari 2600 games which have been dug up at the New Mexico Landfill now appearing on eBay

– Main Menu theme of Wolfenstein 3D covered on Woodwind Instrument

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Daily Retrospektive – 06/11/2014

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- Internet Archive now hosts hundreds of Arcade games playable in a browser

– Sonic Adventure 2 Soundtrack now available on iTunes

– Beta of Eye of the Beholder homebrew port found for Commodore 64 

– Mega Man capsule toys featuring variants of Mega Man and more

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Daily Retrospektive – 05/11/2014

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- Prototype ROM for SEGA Arcade shooter ‘Hammer Away’ discovered and preserved digitally.

– SEGA plans to release the SEGA 3D Classics for 3DS in the Western market.

– Retro City Rampage DX announced for release on (just about) every modern platform

– 8-bit Luigi hidden in latest trailer for Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U

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