Posts tagged SNES
While we were all anticipating the RetroN 4′s reveal at the Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, Hyperkin have thrown a curveball in revealing the RetroN 5 instead. What differentiates it from its unreleased predecessor outside of an additional Famicon slot we can’t be entirely sure, but it follows up on the 4 by including Gameboy Advance in the series of retro gaming hybrid consoles that already featured Genesis, SNES and NES compatibility.
We were big fans of the RetroN 3, so hopefully this will be even better. It’s personally a first day purchase for me on the HDMI alone – all it needs now is Master System and I’d be complete.
Anyone else excited?
UPDATE: It has come to our attention that SuperGNES is in fact a SNES emulator, not a Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator. The Ouya will launch with NES, SNES and N64 emulators available, but no Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator. Thanks to Destructoid for the Ouya launch title list.
The OUYA games console, set for retail release in June, may allow for owners to download the Sega Genesis/ Mega Drive emulator SuperGNES via its official store. The store may also contain emulators for the NES, SNES and N64.
So far the only game related to Sega to appear on the OUYA is Double Fine’s The Cave. This being said, its very unlikely that Sega are officially supporting the availability of a Genesis emulator on the OUYA store and it will be interesting to see if it does indeed see the light of day.
Are you planning to pick up the OUYA? Let us know in the comments section below.
[Source: Christian Post]
While I loved my Mega Drive as a child there were always a few games that had made me regret my decision to stick with Sega’s 16-bit wonder, one of those games was the 3D space shooter Star Fox (or Star Wing as it was known in the United Kingdom). Luckily for Sega fans with SNES-envy, a team of fans from Romhacker.net have reverse engineered the iconic game and rebuilt it to work on an overclocked Sega Genesis without any additional hardware such as the SvP chip that gave Virtua Racing its polygons.
Granted, the footage as shown above has framerate issues and lacks any kind of sound, however this is only a concept beta build with more features to come. All-in-all it’s extremely impressive to see Star Fox playing in any capacity on a Genesis, and it makes me wonder how much more untapped potential there is in it even after all these years. But for now I think I’ll stick to playing my SNES on the sly.
Yeah I have a SNES. I kinda like it too. You got a problem with that?
[Source: TSSZ News]
Hyperkin, predominantly sellers of third party accessories, have announced their follow up to the hugely popular RetroN 3, a series of hybrid retro consoles. In addition to previously being able to play SNES, NES and Genesis games, the new console now allows the play of GBA too, though one of its most exciting new features is the HDMI output – allowing you to finally have a tidy set-up, at least in my case.
As well as those, it boasts a new operating system inviting you to change the controls and pick platform, with more to be announced. Otherwise it carries a similar design to its predecessor with cartridge slots for each console, two controller ports each and a wireless Bluetooth pad.
This little device does exactly what it appears to do. You plug in either an SNES or a Genesis cartridge with accompanying controller, and then plug the device into a USB port on your PC or MAC and viola: gaming nostalgia on your computer! You have to use this in correlation with an emulator on your computer of course. You may ask yourself, “Why would I need this if I already have an emulator and ROMS?” Simple. You can use your favorite Genesis or SNES controller with ROMS, or of course save your status within those 16-bit games that never had a save status, or just stop worrying about the reliability of your SNES (because we at Sega-Addicts all know the Genesis will last forever). This sucker is also incredibly portable as it folds up and fits right into your pocket! The Retrode 2 will be available January 23rd for $84.99. Who plans on grabbing one?
During the 1990s, many school yards were divided after being engulfed by the console wars of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Despite these hectic times, Sonic’s presence was still felt on the SNES. How could Sega’s mascot have appeared on their rival’s console? Find out after the jump. More >
THE BOMBS HAVE DROPPED! You need to get to Vault 101 and hide from the scorching flames of world’s end, but wait-…what console should you take?
We all know that canned foods are pretty much the staple diet of all theoretical wasteland wanderers, that and the occasional roasted rad scorpion, but what games would survive the harsh reality of post-apocalyptia?
Have no fear! As Rinry of RinryGameGame and BlisteredThumbs has prepared the above video in order to decide which, if either, of the iconic SNES or Genesis cartridges can survive a series of harsh and gruelling tests of her own devising. Some devious. Others delicious.
So watch it, discuss it, tweet it. Do whatever it is that you enjoy doing to links that make you go ‘ooh, that was good’. Then realise how rubbish Steam will be to play games off of.. THE DAY THE SUN DIES.
[Source: All thanks go to Sir ManicMaverick via our TIPS line!]
In comics, alternate realities are commonplace. Before the Crisis, superheroes jumped back and forth between worlds all the time and had all sorts of adventures with different versions of themselves. Naturally, this would transfer over to videogames. On the Genesis we have SEGA’s The Adventures of Batman & Robin and on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System we have Konami’s The Adventures of Batman & Robin. We’ll start with the Genesis game.
When it was announced that Final Fantasy XIII was to be released on the Xbox 360 nerds threw a shitfit. Gamers are a naturally selfish and inclusive bunch. We don’t like other people touching OUR things! If you want to play Mass Effect, you damn well better buy an Xbox. But how did we get this way? In the old days a game would come out for every platform imaginable. Sometimes completely different developers would make games for different consoles, yielding a unique game all its own. Kids on the playground would talk about the level 3 boss and you’d have no friggin idea what he was talking about.
When you’re a kid, you’re at the mercy of your parents and their wallets. You got whatever they wanted to buy. But now you’re an adult and going back to all the games you’ve missed. Which version of Sparkster was better? Does the music in the SNES Earthworm Jim really sound better?
Well I’m here to help you, dear reader. Today’s bout is Aladdin on the SEGA Genesis vs Aladdin on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
A while back we reported about a new Famiclone console that played NES, SNES, and Genesis games called the RetroN 3. I picked one up and since these bootleg consoles can be a bit of a gamble, I thought I’d let you know how it works.