Dan Mons

Retro scans galore

A fantastic individual who goes by the username “ForeverMozart” on Reddit, and “GlobalVillageCoffeehouse” on imgur, continues to upload an enormous amount of technical-cultural imagery spanning across 4 decades. Obviously a big part of retro gaming is enjoying playing the games themselves.  But I find it incredibly enjoyable personally, and important culturally, to look at the […]

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Genesis/MegaDrive homebrew – Symphony of the Night, GG Shinobi, StarFox and more!

What an incredible time to be a Genesis and MegaDrive fan, with an absolute glut of top tier homebrew projects on the go right now for the classic Sega system! Investigating just a handful of these that have popped up over the last few months: YouTube channel “Pigsy’s Retro Game Dev Tutorials” has released a […]

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PC Engine palette improvements – the amazing people behind the technology

One day, all the CRTs and all the original consoles will be gone, and I’ll be eternally grateful for the efforts of those who preserved it all. This story began for me with a tweet. David Shadoff posted that the RGB palette on the popular multi-system emulator Mednafen for the PC Engine module (released as […]

Dan Mons

Strong National Museum of Play obtains Super Mario Bros 3 for PC disk

ArsTechnica reports that the Strong National Museum of Play have obtained a floppy disk containing id Software’s original Super Mario Bros 3 PC demo. https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/07/museum-obtains-rare-demo-of-id-softwares-super-mario-bros-3-pc-port/ Andrew Borman, the museum’s Digital Games Curator, mentioned that the disk was a part of a larger donation set given to the museum by an unnamed software developer.  The developer […]