Mario games from the NES era have always had hidden, secret content inside.  Like how the bushes in Super Mario Bros. were the same as the clouds (except for colour), or how the box art of the same game depicts Mario jumping into lava.  Go on, take a look!


Here’s another special secret bit spotted by a redditor, but this time in Mario Bros. 3. Mind blown? Sure :D

Alright, good news first, then the bad news?  Perhaps bad news first.  Basically, Sonic CD for the Android platform has been delayed till early 2012.  The good news however, is that it’s out now on the iOS App Store!


Now these are darn stylish.  Perhaps for your next formal dinner party? Geeks in suits with gaming cufflinks, can it get any better?

These Tetris Cufflinks are now available at



Owners of the Xbox 360 might be interested in this (assuming you haven’t already downloaded the games on Xbox Live Arcade, or weren’t aware of the titles on there). Capcom Digital Collection will be released in early 2012 as a physical disc and will include the following games:

– 1942
– Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
– Final Fight: Double Impact (hey now, I reviewed this game!)
– Flock!
– Rocketmen
– Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
– Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix
– and Wolf on the Battlefield

Loads of fun on the one disc right there! :)

Oh, and it will be exclusive to the Xbox 360 only.



We now return to mobile gaming news, and with good news for both platforms this time. Grand Theft Auto 3 is now available on both iOS (App Store Link/Universal), and Android (Marketplace Link).  This release is just in time for the holidays, and cheap as well on both platforms, so go get!

Which ends the final Dave’s Daily post for 2011!

It has been an amazing year folks, with the launch of the new website, as well as our contribution at AVCon 2011. I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the website this year, it’s your work that the rest of the classic gaming community right across the world reads, absorbs, and above else enjoys! I also want to thank Team AVCon for supporting us and assisting us with our presentations at the Convention.  It’s hard to find the words to describe the awesomeness of the spirit of the gaming community!

I also want to thank my team of passionate comrades: Jedda Brown for editing my daily posts from the 2nd half of this year and onwards, Paul Monopoli for delivering amazing articles and reviews, and Evil Dan for not only contributing with New Old Stock videos but also assisting Clare Oakes with the design of the website.  I’d also like to thank Michael Towns for delivering an awesome series on video, which hasn’t been done in this scale or proportion before: Video Game Haikus. And finally, I would like to thank you- the viewers and supporters of Retrospekt. Thank you for supporting us with our journey of delivering an informative, educational, and hopefully entertaining look at classic gaming!

Diary dates for 2012:

*Dave’s Daily posts will return on the 3rd of January 2012.

*Ultracade Live 2nd birthday celebration will be on the 8th January at La Boheme.

*The new Retro gaming night starting at the Two Ships bar called JoyPad will commence on the 14th January.

*And finally, keep in mind friends, that the first ever Blip Festival in Australia will be held on February 17th, 2012 in Melbourne.

2012 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year for Retro gaming with much more of the year yet to cover.

The future never looked so Retro! ;D

Have a safe holiday and I hope your gifts will be as geeky as they deserve to be as well!  :)


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