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Review: “Choplifter!” – Famicom (Attack Helicopter Week special)

Welcome to Attack Helicopter Week here at The Splintering! How about kicking things off with a lesser-known, retro import? Grab your yoke and pop in your earplugs, because today we’re picking apart Choplifter! for the Nintendo Famicom. Choplifter! is a unique title as it started as an Apple II game and was later ported to the arcades. The Famicom version

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Intellivision to reveal 22 Amico-exclusive games at E3… behind closed doors

Intellivision has announced that they will debut their Amico console next week at E3… behind closed doors. C’mon, Tommy! Don’t you trust us?! Intellivision will bring playable Amico systems and controllers along with 22 playable games… behind closed doors. Grrrr! Here’s the rationale for a behind-closer-doors reveal according to Intellivision Entertainment CEO/President Tommy Tallarico: “…we are still a year and

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“Whoa, Nelly!” New Earthworm Jim game coming exclusively to Intellivision Amico

According to a press release from Intellivision Inc., the creative team behind the original Earthworm Jim games are reuniting to create a brand new installment exclusively for the Intellivision’s upcoming Amico console. These original team members include Doug TenNapel, David Perry, Tommy Tallarico, Nick Bruty, Mike Dietz, Tom Tanaka and Joey Kuras, all of whom are set for an interactive

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Intellivision reveals the Amico, a new gaming console launching in 2020

This week, Intellivision Entertainment unveiled their upcoming gaming console, the Intellivision Amico.  The name Amico apparently comes from the Italian word for “friend” or “buddy”, and is not at all intended to piggyback off its linguistic similarity to Nintendo’s amiibo line. Certainly not… You can watch the full Amico reveal trailer below. The details from the Amico reveal have already

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The “Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow” Indiegogo campaign closes over $800k

Over the weekend, the Indiegogo in-demand Store for Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow ended successfully, raising an incredible total of $816,005, the new record for money raised in a single campaign for a crowdfunded comic book. Originally created for Playmates in the mid-90s, Earthworm Jim first appeared in a hit video game developed by Shiny for the SEGA Genesis. The character was

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Mana from Heaven! Square Enix reveals trailers for “Trials of Mana” and “Collection of Mana” at E3

During the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation, Square Enix announced Trials of Mana, a remake of Seiken Densetsu 3 which was originally released only in Japan for the Super Famicom. Below is the reveal trailer followed by an overview of the game according to Square Enix. “Trials of Mana is a full high definition remake of the third entry in

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“Contra Anniversary Collection” coming this summer to PC, consoles

Konami has announced the full list of titles included in the upcoming Contra Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: • Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super Contra (Arcade) + Japanese version w/free update • Super C (NES) + Japanese version w/free update • Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES) + Japanese version w/free update •Contra: Hard Corps (Sega Genesis) +

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All-new “Earthworm Jim” comic now on Indiegogo, raises $100 thousand in one day (updated)

On Monday, comic book creator Doug TenNapel launched an Indiegogo campaign for a book he’s waited over two decades to create: the origin of his most famous creation: Earthworm Jim. Titled Earthworm Jim: Launch the Cow, the 160-page graphic novel with finally tell the story of Jim, Psycrow, Princess What’s-Her-Name, and the many unique worlds they inhabit. Oh, and at

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Comic creator Doug TenNapel’s nose art adopted by U.S. Air Force for newly-commissioned plane

Over the weekend, comic book and video game creator Doug TenNapel (Bigfoot Bill, Earthworm Jim) visited Beale Air Force Base as an honored guest of the 940th Refueling Wing. The occasion? The Air Force was commissioning a new KC-135 plane, and members of the wing had selected a piece of TenNapel’s artwork to adorn the plane’s nose. The design for

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Doug TenNapel reveals plans for “Earthworm Jim” comic book

It’s a great month for Earthworm Jim fans. Hot off the heels of the release of his Bigfoot Bill graphic novel, comic book author and Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel has revealed that an Earthworm Jim comic book is in the works. This news comes just days after Intellivision announced that a new Earthworm Jim video game is in development

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“Castlevania Anniversary Collection” full game list revealed

Konami has revealed the full list of games included in the upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection. Without further ado, here’s the list: Castlevania (NES) Castlevania II: Belmont’s Revenge (GameBoy) Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES) Super Castlevania IV (SNES) Castlevania II (NES) Kid Dracula (Famicom) Castlevania the Adventure (GameBoy) Castlevania Bloodlines (SEGA Genesis) That’s a girthy pile of undead with whom to

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Is Bandai Namco’s mysterious “Rad” actually a revival of 90’s NES platformer “Totally Rad”?

Bandai Namco recently trademarked several logos in the United States prominently featuring the word “rad”. Check them out for yourself below. As Gematsu points out, the logos feature fallout shelter and mushroom cloud imagery, suggesting that Rad may refer to “radiation.” Pfffft! Thanks for the expert analysis guys, but if you’ll allow us to speculate wildly for just a sec,

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