Welcome to another week of retro gaming goodness. I thought I’d start off with a bit of good news. It’s always sad when a member of the retro gaming community leaves to pursue other interests. Yes we wish them well, but you miss their contributions. Should they ever decide to come back, well it’s a time for a celebration. Last week I mentioned the inevitable return of Rinry, this week it’s the return of Little Miss Gamer!!
Coincidentally enough I also mentioned Little Miss Gamer last week. She left the scene to pursue her life long love of puppetry but she’s back & is apparently working on “Little Miss Gamer projects”. If you’ve never heard of her before you HAVE to see her “Simon” video.
Actually you should watch all of her videos. Click right here to view them on her page.
If you’ve read any of my previous dailies you know that I love prototypes. Quite a few cheap protos have been hitting Ebay of late, but how much would you pay for a Super Star Wars prototype?
If the link still works when you read this you’ll see that it sold for $117US. Sadly seller didn’t ship internationally, and there’s very little info in the description. You could pay all that money only to find it was identical to the final release…
The Super Fighter Pro team have started taking pre orders for their SNES release, Nightmare Busters. This game was originally supposed to be released during the 90s, but ended up being shelved and is now a well known unreleased title. The Super Fighter Team have the rights to the game and are finishing it off for release. It won’t be out until next year, so if you pre order now expect a long wait…
Now for a bit of old news. When the SNES was released in Korea it was called the “Super Comboy”, and was released by Hyundai. There isn’t much to say about it, it looked like a PAL SNES with Korean writing on it. What IS interesting is this commercial for the system. If you want to see the Ninja Turtles, Goku, Krillin, Mario, Buster Bunny and many more in the same scene together then check this out:
Finally, I don’t think Nintendo will be too happy with Apple after they allowed a poor unofficial iOS port of Pokemon Yellow to be released on the iTunes store. It hit number 3 on the iTunes chart very quickly, and a lot of people are wondering if maybe this could be a wake up call for the big N to finally pay attention to the mobile phone market. I don’t play many iOS games myself as I find the controls in most games horrible, but Pokemon isn’t an action game and I’d happily play it.