Tag Archives: SNES

Retro Review: “Speedy Gonzales – Los Gatos Bandidos” (Super NES)

The early nineties was the golden age of the character platforming game, with many developers struggling to find their own twist on a genre dominated by Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario World. While some companies many tried to develop their own characters and worlds (Bubsy, Awesome Possum, Socket), others chose to buy up a license as a shortcut to

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Aurora Game Studio Resurrects Lost Super NES Title “Nightmare Busters: Rebirth”

Publisher Pix’n Love Games and developer Aurora Game Studio recently announced that Nightmare Busters: Rebirth is coming soon to PC and consoles. Originally developed in 1994 for the Super Nintendo, Nightmare Busters is a 2-player run n’ gun (a genre that was simply called an “action game” back then) that sadly never saw the light of day. For us retro

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Retro Review: “Home Alone” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to Jolly Jinglings, The Splintering’s month-long celebration of all things festive and frosty! The original Home Alone film hit theaters during the holiday season of 1990, making this year the anniversary of its release. We’ve already marked the occasion by reviewing the Home Alone video game for the original NES, but why not see how the Super Nintendo version stacks up? The

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Retro Review: “Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose” (SNES)

It’s now been three full decades since Tiny Toon Adventures premiered. Based on a group of young “cartoon characters in training,” the Tiny Toons themselves were re-imagined stand-ins for classic Warner Bros. characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Porky Pig. The show was at the forefront of a new age of kids’ programming, laying the groundwork for shows

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Retro Review – “Captain America and the Avengers” (SEGA Genesis)

In 1991, Data East released Captain America and The Avengers in arcades. It became a moderate hit, prompting Data East to develop a console version on the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992. Now, 30 years later, justice has finally been served as Marvel Entertainment has released the MCU Avengers movies, all based on Data East’s arcade classic! Okay, so that last

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Long-lost SNES platformer “Cooly Skunk” no longer lost

There were so many anthropomorphic animal mascots in the 16-bit generation of gaming, it’s no surprise that at least one was squeezed out as newer consoles emerged. Before eventually being released on the Sony PlayStation, Ukiyotei’s Punky Skunk was originally conceived as a Super Nintendo game titled Cooly Skunk. Despite essentially being a complete product, the SNES version was shelved

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Review: The Addams Family – SNES (Festival of Dread special)

*snap* *snap* Hey! That’s fun! *snap* *snap* Did anybody else snap to the theme of the old TV show? *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* *snap* Ahhhh! That was satisfying! So, starting up The Addams Family for Super Nintendo (SNES) for the umpteenth time seeing as how there is a new movie for my favorite,

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Mother sues EGM over son’s death 27 years after Sheng Long April Fools joke

In 1992, 13-year old Richard Hunt was awake in his room, well past his bedtime, playing away furiously at Street Fighter II on his Super Nintendo. Richard’s mother, Debra Hunt, recalls walking into his room at nearly midnight. “I was really angry with him,” she says “It was a school night. I remember I threatened to take the TV out

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Polymega releases several Saturn gameplay videos after launch trailer raises questions

Earlier in September, Polymega released a launch trailer for their upcoming clone console. As part of that reveal, they also announced that the Polymega would support SEGA Saturn software. This produced a lot of smiles but also raised a few eyebrows, as skeptical retro gamers are well aware of how difficult the Saturn’s hardware is to emulate. To add fuel

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25 years after Mortal Monday – the home versions of “Mortal Kombat” celebrate silver anniversary

While the arcade version of Mortal Kombat celebrated its silver anniversary last year, today marks the 25th anniversary of Mortal Kombat‘s release on home consoles. The one-on-one martial arts fighting phenomenon Mortal Kombat landed in stores on September 13, 1993, for the SEGA Genesis, Super Nintendo, Game Boy and Game Gear. Publisher Acclaim spent millions to market their port of

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Polymega announces SEGA Saturn support; clarifies video footage error (updated)

There’s certainly no shortage of clone consoles out there for retro gaming enthusiasts to choose from. What sets the Polymega apart from other multi-console systems such as the Retron 5 or the Retro Freak is that the base model Polymega is designed to play CD-based games, including those from the SEGA CD, PlayStation 1, Neo Geo CD, and the TurboGrafx-CD.

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