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Finds 1098: Axiom Verge Collector's Edition for PS4!

By : Luis Zena
This is a game that is quite good. It has a retro feel of course with exploration in a Metroid and Castlevania style. You can't go wrong with those two. The game has also been released for the Nintendo Switch. Definitely a must explore for the retro gamer. 
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Ads from the past 402: Mother 2

By : Luis Zena
The sequel to the Famicom release was released for the Super Famicom and SNES in the USA. The game is what many considered what an American RPG should be like. It has a huge following and definitely needs a play through! 

Famicom Blues Part I : The reason I game

By : Luis Zena
So let me start by saying that I didn't have much knowledge about the Famicom until years later after I started collecting. If my memory serves right, it must have been around the holiday season of 2004 in which I decided to buy a lot I had my eyes on eBay. I was so curious as I've played Famicom in the past but in another form. A very interesting form it took down in South America, Peru to be exact where the word Famicom wasn't as known, but more reffered to as Family or Max Play. This is where my love for gaming started to grown with fullfilment and curiosity. 

But lets head back to the past, a long time ago in which I was very young, now that's a really long time. My passion for gaming wasn't as astronomical as it is today, but I did had my love for Nintendo ever since my parents introduced me to the console. I don't even remember if I asked for it or was it my parents who got me the console in one of their many ventures into the States. You gotta realize, I was residing in Peru at this time and was around six years old. That's as much as I remember from the early memories of my gaming life. Other than that, I still remember the first time I played the NES. It was an experience and feeling I will never forget. I will get into that in a little bit because we have to go even further ahead, well maybe not that far. Lets go to at least six or seven months back. I had a neighbor who which had the NES and remember very little of it. I do remember he had short hair but somewhat balding if that makes any sense. He was a good friend nonetheless as he would let me play video games as he had a NES and I did not. The funny thing is that I do remember the games! One of them was Double Dragon, I could get absorbed into that game for hours and hours. I remember I was never able to beat it in one of the many runs we had into the game. We would take turns and see how far we could reach, but alas we would always fail. Furthermore, we would end up playing the two player versus mode which by today's standards is laughable but we had so much fun. I would never understand why we had to use the same player in the versus mode. Today though, I understand that it was just lazy programming. Whether you like it or not, they could've done better especially with such a popular game. You can see another example by the lack of a cooperative two player mode which by the way the Sega Master System had. It was more than obvious that Sega had done this better than Nintendo but you gotta realize, I lived in a country where Nintendo was everything, and Sega was unheard of. I really didn't found out about Sega or other consoles years later and that's just impressive because it shows how powerful Nintendo was in our country. 

The other game my good old friend who's name is Mauricio had was P.O.W. for the NES of course. I still remember trying to beat the first level and never getting far. I always loved the first scene where he's escaping and you have to beat up all the guys around you. Get weapons and what not was the game and survival was the goal. That was another game that I had no idea what I was doing. My experience was minimal but enjoyable overall. I also ended up seeing this game again in the arcade and found out years later that it was an arcade game that got ported to the NES. Of course, sacrifices had to be made to make it run on the 8-bit console. Arcades back then were the shit! It was definitely another world back then...

To be continue....

Retro Gaming News: Super Mario Ultimate! A Really Neat Super Mario Bros 3 Hack!

By : Luis Zena
This is really an interesting hack with a lot of things changed that makes it look like a brand new game. I can't express that enough, this is just amazing. I will definitely be streaming this game in the near future especially with my new set up. I can't wait! So many good things happening this year. I feel this is the year of change! Hmmm talking a little too personal here. Check out the info below and make sure you click HERE to download the patch. Also, one last thing, coming soon you will be able to play games on this blog! YES! It's a work in progress but I'll get it done. 

"This is a full hack of Super Mario Bros 3 from NES. It features 8 new worlds, over 90 new levels, new graphics, new enemies, save game, difficult selection, item slot, etc. The IPS Patch must applied in a Super Mario Bros 3 (U) PRG0 ROM.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (U) (PRG0) [!].nes
  • SHA-1 16f5b10b0c95ec07b26443e1f2bbf2bf40ee5781
  • MD5: 1839da341cf94f2e312e282c33903f9b
  • CRC32: ac33c4f5"

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Retro Gaming News: SMB3 Ridley X Hack 4

By : Luis Zena
This is another Mario 3 hack that deserves a mention. Be sure to download it here and also, you will be able to play these games very soon on this page. It's a work in progress but it's coming. More info of the hack below! 
"Here is complete game hack for Super Mario Brothers 3
  • All Levels are changed (World 1-8)
  • Graphic are changed
Enjoy ;)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 85A79D9C
  • MD5: BB5C4B6D4D78C101F94BDB360AF502F3
  • SHA-1: A03E7E526E79DF222E048AE22214BCA2BC49C449
  • SHA-256: 6EA0777CA520BA7AD7B0EA0F6452140D59AA0B1DFFE5045CB1E8020DDE10C267"
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Finds 1097: Crawl and 2064 Read Only Memories

By : Luis Zena
Two more Limited Run Releases. These games just keep coming. I do not buy all the releases but the ones that appeal to me the most. Believe me, there have been some releases that are just bleh! These are interesting so you should check out Youtube for some video game footage. 
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Finds 1094: Ninja Gaiden 3 for Lynx and Captain Tsubasa 2 for NES

By : Luis Zena
Here is a game I wanted even though I don't have the handheld. Ninja Gaiden 3 for the Lynx is a pretty awesome and unique game. I can't believe Atari pulled it off and released this game on their dying handheld. I wonder what the deal was. Either way, moving on to the other title it's none other than a bootleg version of Captain Tsubasa 2 for the NES. I'm kind of mad because the seller told me this game was in English, turns out it's just the Japanese version. I ended up keeping it instead of dealing with the hassle of returning it to another continent. 

Game-bit of the day 866: Myst (3DO)

By : Luis Zena
A very groundbreaking game that was released on multiple consoles that were able to run it that is, was none other than Myst! This game is all about puzzles and exploration. If you are into that sort of thing, then definitely check out this wonderful classic. 

Sorry for the delays....

By : Luis Zena

Life has been doing a 360 on me so I haven't been able to post much. I've been too tired and just too busy to do anything here for the meantime. The blog is not dead though! I shall return with more updates and news than ever! Also, more loot! 

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Mega Man 11 Announced! Late 2018 Release!

By : Luis Zena
Shocking news from Capcom arrived today with the announcement of Mega Man 11 for multiple consoles. It was quite a surprised as many thought that Capcom had left the series behind and moved on to other things. The game returns and looks quite nice. They aren't doing the retro NES style look anymore, but it feels like what a game would look like for the PS Vita or PSP. It reminds me somewhat of Mega Man 8 but with improved graphics. I guess we will see how well this game will be received in the future. Also, the Mega Man X Collection was announced which is a welcomed collection to have! I can't wait! Now I must beat Mega Man 9 and 10. I'm so behind! 
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King of 94 - NHL 94 Tournament in Vegas

By : Luis Zena
This is an event that happened in Vegas this past 30th of September and thought it was neat to mention it. The grand prize was 10k so that's nothing to sleep over for. As many fans of the NHL series have said it before, NHL 94 is by far the best NHL game ever released and therefore still has a huge fan base to this day. Move over NHL 2017, this is the real deal! The tournament was separated into two groups, one for Nintendo and another of Sega. E-sports lives on even in retro gaming! 

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Finds 1092: Popful Mail for Super Famicom

By : Luis Zena
Popful Mail for the Super Famicom! What a wonderful game it is! The game was released over here for the Sega CD only. It's quite expensive and makes me wish they released the Super Famicom version over here. That's a shame! 

Finds 1091: Atari and 3DO Mystery Box!

By : Luis Zena
A local pick up ended in a pretty awesome treasure hunt! I picked up this box of goodies so lets cut to the chase and see what's in it! 

 We start off with Atari games. Lots of them that I don't have! 
 and more!
 and more more more!
 When will this stop?
 That's a lot of loot! hey Karateka! 
 Ok, the last of them! 
 Now it's 3DOs time! These are all the games! Total awesomeness! 

The console itself! The controllers are different shape so hmmmm weird! 

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