Astebros Interview – A New Game for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

During the last couple of years, the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive indie scene grew exponentially with more and more developers and small studios using the console as a base platform for their next title. Now this trend continues yet again, as Neofid Studios announced Astebros, an action roguelite spin-off to their 2021 release, Demons […]

Alex Mitchell

Mortal Kombat Patch Restores Arcade Presentation

If you were a fan of Mortal Kombat during its release then I don’t need to remind you that its 16-bit console ports were competent but also rough around the edges. Whether it was simplified art, missing sounds, load times, or extensive censorship, each home release presented a hodgepodge of compromises that held them back […]

Alex Mitchell

Sega Channel Revival Homebrew Released

Before Xbox Live, Playstation Network, WiiWare, or even the Satellaview, Sega pioneered downloadable game content in 1994 with Sega Channel: a subscription service that delivered games to a special Genesis cartridge over broadcast cable networks. Subscribers enjoyed a rotating catalogue of first and third party Genesis games during the service’s run, including some titles that would never […]

Dan Mons

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 […]

Rany Battikh

Retro Game Restore clear shells available for pre-order at Castlemania Games

Castlemania Games has recently opened pre-orders for Retro Game Restore‘s entire line of translucent replacement shells for classic consoles and peripherals. RGR‘s 90s-looking shells have been slowly but surely gaining popularity among retro gaming enthusiasts for the past year and a half. With what started as a single run of PC Engine clear shells back […]

ChrisFratz

The 16-Bit Audiophile Project

I recently came across something called The 16-Bit Audiophile Project, which is dedicated to archiving and preserving game soundtracks in the highest quality possible.  Through the use of professional recording equipment, they’re able to get high resolution, extremely accurate recordings straight from the original hardware. They post their own releases, but also allow for community […]

Ray Commend

Watermelon Necromances Paprium from Beyond the Grave

After years of waiting, the spine-tingling debacle that was Paprium may finally be over. Unfortunately, that does not mean that we’re off the Watermelon Co. roller coaster ride. It simply means that the paying customers as well as the “investors” on the Paprium project may finally receive a product of some kind for their contributions. […]

Vanessa (Vanessaira)

Mega EverDrive Pro Is Now Available For Purchase

Hardware and rom cart designer Igor Golubovskiy “Kr!Kzz” has just announced that the much anticipated Mega EverDrive Pro is now available for purchase.  This improved “Pro” model SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive cart is due in large part to the necessity of the hardware design and components used.  Some of the microchips used in the making of […]

Rany Battikh

MegaKiosk DS-18 New 8-slot Unit for Genesis/Mega Drive

UK based modder Will Gentry just revealed the MegaKiosk DS-18, a new 8-slot add-on device for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. Originally based on the never-publicly-released SEGA DS-16 6-slot Kiosk demo unit, the DS-18 is an Arduino-based external peripheral that interfaces with any (all models from all regions) Genesis/Mega Drive console through a custom cartridge (and […]

Brook Mega Drive/PC Engine Super Converter added 6 button support.

Brook from BrookAccessory.com has just released an updated firmware for their PS3/PS4 to Mega Drive/PC Engine Super Converter Adding the much needed 6 button controller support for the PCE and SuperGrafx. A demo video of the new firmware is below and it’s available from their download section at: https://www.brookaccessory.com/download/