SmokeMonster

Dreamcast Atomiswave Arcade Ports

In my latest video, I cover the technical aspects of porting Atomiswave arcade games to the Dreamcast. I cover the similarities between the two systems and what games we might look forward to. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77L4KuNpL78   Sega Dreamcast Console (Renewed) $199.99 Contains: Gray Dreamcast unit, modem, controller, power cable, and stereo a/v cable. […]

Dan Mons

Darksoft CPS3 SIMM ROM replacements

Darksoft has shown a very short work-in-progress video on the arcade-projects forums of a new Capcom CPS3 modification: https://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/15229-new-cps3-simms-8-times-the-size-of-a-regular-simm/ This kit replaces the RAM SIMMs in a standard arcade CPS3 kit with flash ROMs.  This offers two distinct advantages: ROMs cannot corrupt, unlike RAM chips can. ROMs are instantly accessible, and avoid the very lengthy […]

SmokeMonster

Metal Slug 6: First Atomiswave Arcade Native Port to Dreamcast

The Atomiswave arcade platform is seen by many as a spiritual successor to the Neo Geo MVS, being a collaboration between Sammy, SNK, and Sega. Interestingly, it was very similar to the Dreamcast hardware, even more so than the Sega Naomi. Unlike Naomi though, Atomiswave has been largely overlooked due to its rarity and relative […]

Dan Mons

Racketboy interview arcade collector Daniel Gewargis

The always-brilliant Racketboy recently posted another excellent interview in their Retro Collecting series, this time with Daniel Gewargis. https://www.racketboy.com/journal/building-modern-portablemultiplayer-arcade-setups-sega-naomi-more Daniel has a very impressive collection of arcade equipment, much of which he’s consolized for at-home play on flat-screen TVs and monitors.  His Sega collection in particular is quite impressive, with many units linked together for […]

Rany Battikh

USB2DB15 – Supergun Adapter

Developer Raph_friend has lately launched a project entitled USB2DB15. It’s essentially an open-source device that aims at converting USB controllers that follow PS3, PS4 & Xbox One protocols, among others, into a DB15-style connector for use with superguns or any Neo Geo console. A group of contributors eventually joined up and assisted in the development […]

SmokeMonster

Darksoft Namco System 1 Arcade Multi Announced

Darksoft has unveiled his latest arcade multi system, this time for Namco System 1, a platform with notable games like Splatterhouse, Dragon Spirit (one of my personal favorites), Dangerous Seed, Galaga ’88, Marchen Maze, Pac Mania, and more. It is priced at 320 Euros (about $360 USD), and will require a donor System 1 arcade […]

SmokeMonster

Street Fighter III Scene Documentary: Jazzy NYC ’19

Phil Nolan has released an excellent documentary covering the modern Street Fighter III: Third Strike arcade scene and fighting tournament organizers Jazzy Circuit. Jazzy NYC ’19 captures the excitement of live matches and guides viewers through the state of the scene from New York City to Japan. It’s a really great watch and will warm […]

Alex Mitchell

Digital Foundry runs Evercade through its paces

John Linneman from Digital Foundry, an arm of Eurogamer that focuses on exploring the technical and aesthetic aspects of both contemporary and retro games, has published a surprisingly positive review of the Evercade. The Evercade is an ARM-based handheld emulation console with a twist: instead of being sold as a self contained unit packed with […]