Nightmare Busters, Nostalgia Done Right
Its time to unravel those SNES controllers, and make sure your reset button doesn’t stick, because you can finally explain to your better half there was a perfectly good reason for saving your Super Nintendo.
Nightmare Busters will be the first  officially licenced game cartridge  to be released for the Super Nintendo in 14 years. This amazing looking run and gun platformer was originally created by Nichibutsu, a studio known on Super Famicom for its mahjong and puzzle games. For some reason it was shelved, only seeing a small release in 2004 as a cell phone game under the name of Flynn’s Adventure. After a short appearance in a 1995 issue of Nintendo Power, the game seemed to had slipped into the void. This is where Super Fighter Team stepped in and acquired the game.
This isn’t SFT’s first official cartridge game however, SFT have acquired, localized, tweaked, and prepared several Sega Genesis, Atari Lynx, PC, and mobile games for worldwide release as well. Having garnered attention and praise for their excellent localized scripts and unique sense of humor, SFT have proven there is still a thriving demand for new games in the retro market. I have a hunch that Nightmare Busters will be no different.
If you’re having any doubts just look at these amazing graphics, a feat for today’s standards, let alone in 1998.

Pre-Orders for a limited run of Nightmare Busters are being accepted at the the site. Sure you if you look hard enough you can find the ROM, hope it’s compatible with your latest emulator, and play what is most likely an unpolished game, but that’s not how it was meant to be played.
Here’s your chance to relive those days, when you ran home with new your game, thumbed through the manual, and smelled that amazing plastic aroma only a brand new game cartridge can deliver. 
Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

Nightmare Busters, Nostalgia Done Right

Its time to unravel those SNES controllers, and make sure your reset button doesn’t stick, because you can finally explain to your better half there was a perfectly good reason for saving your Super Nintendo.

Nightmare Busters will be the first  officially licenced game cartridge  to be released for the Super Nintendo in 14 years. This amazing looking run and gun platformer was originally created by Nichibutsu, a studio known on Super Famicom for its mahjong and puzzle games. For some reason it was shelved, only seeing a small release in 2004 as a cell phone game under the name of Flynn’s Adventure. After a short appearance in a 1995 issue of Nintendo Power, the game seemed to had slipped into the void. This is where Super Fighter Team stepped in and acquired the game.

This isn’t SFT’s first official cartridge game however, SFT have acquired, localized, tweaked, and prepared several Sega Genesis, Atari Lynx, PC, and mobile games for worldwide release as well. Having garnered attention and praise for their excellent localized scripts and unique sense of humor, SFT have proven there is still a thriving demand for new games in the retro market. I have a hunch that Nightmare Busters will be no different.

If you’re having any doubts just look at these amazing graphics, a feat for today’s standards, let alone in 1998.

Pre-Orders for a limited run of Nightmare Busters are being accepted at the the site. Sure you if you look hard enough you can find the ROM, hope it’s compatible with your latest emulator, and play what is most likely an unpolished game, but that’s not how it was meant to be played.

Here’s your chance to relive those days, when you ran home with new your game, thumbed through the manual, and smelled that amazing plastic aroma only a brand new game cartridge can deliver. 

Jose Ortiz // Super PolyPixel

New Record - Most Video Games Played In A Minute

Although, I feel this is not a suitable challenge per se, each time I see this, it does entertain me. Mostly because I like to see what games are played for what system.

Ryan Sullivan, on the other hand takes this challenge quite seriously. The bar for this challenge, which was previously set by late night show host Jimmy Fallon, has been raised.

Seen in the video above, Ryan finishes 13 games on 13 systems in 60 seconds. Who’s next up to try and beat this er, unique challenge?

Consoles and games played:

Super Nintendo - Super Mario World
Wii - Wii Sports Resort (100 Pin Bowling)
Xbox 360 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
Gamecube - Super Smash Bros. Melee
NES - Legend of Zelda
Sega Dreamcast - Crazy Taxi
Sony Playstation - Gex
Sega Genesis - Sonic The Hedgehog
Xbox - Halo 2
Playstation 2 - Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (Rolling Thunder)
Sega Saturn - Revolution X
Playstation 3 - Tekken 6
Atari VCS - Missile Command

Rules: 

- Must make forward progress in each game
- May not play any type of video game console more than once
- Must use consoles (handheld games and arcade model games not permitted)
- Must provide definitive video evidence

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Retrode Brings Legal Retro Emulation To Any Computer

Too bad we didn’t have this for you guys before the holidays, this most certainly would have been on my wishlist. The Retrode is more than your average USB Retro Controller. It’s a full fledged console that you plug into your computer. You lock in any SNES or Genesis cartridge and are able to play that through any emulator you use on any OS!

Check out the official site here or check below for the details:

Features
  • Cartridge slots for *Sega Genesis/Mega Drive and *Nintendo SNES/SFC games. Access ROM (program/data) and SRAM (savegames)!
  • 2×2 ports for *Sega and *SNES controllers. Combine them for multi-player fun with up to 4 people!
  • Driverless operation on any USB host, under any OS, using any emulator.
  • Easy to use, configure and update.
  • Expandable using plug-in adapters.
  • Dimensions and weight: 162mm x 80mm x 42mm, 220g (6.4″ x 3.2″ x 1.7″, 0.5lbs)
  • Made in Germany.
  • Includes USB cable and instruction sheet. Suggested retail price: EUR 65 / USD 85.
  • Available Jan 23, 2012.

* These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify certain products. We are in no way associated or affiliated with their owners.

How it works
  1. Find and install emulator. (If you are new to emulation, you may want to check out one of the numerous emulation-related portals.)
  2. Plug cartridge into Retrode, and connect controllers. Of course, if you only want to use either the cartridge or a controller, that’s fine with us.
  3. Connect Retrode to computer. No drivers needed.
  4. Play! Load ROM into the emulator, configure the controllers, and you’ll be playing in no time.

Tim O’Rourke // Super PolyPixel

Zelda: A Link To A Timeline
The beloved Zelda series began probably before most of you were born. The first title was A Legend of Zelda, and was released on February 21st 1986. This means that in less than two months the franchise will turn 25 years old.
Within it’s existence, there have been a total of 16 games, ranging on multiple consoles and handhelds. With 16 games and 25 years of stories and situations, all the information can get a little jumbled around. So, a timeline was released in the Legend of Zelda art book. Letting fans down, the timeline only had the names of each game in chronological order and no further detail. Thanks to GlitterBerri, a full translation, and additional details were added to his new graphic timeline that you see above.
Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel

Zelda: A Link To A Timeline

The beloved Zelda series began probably before most of you were born. The first title was A Legend of Zelda, and was released on February 21st 1986. This means that in less than two months the franchise will turn 25 years old.

Within it’s existence, there have been a total of 16 games, ranging on multiple consoles and handhelds. With 16 games and 25 years of stories and situations, all the information can get a little jumbled around. So, a timeline was released in the Legend of Zelda art book. Letting fans down, the timeline only had the names of each game in chronological order and no further detail. Thanks to GlitterBerri, a full translation, and additional details were added to his new graphic timeline that you see above.

Mark Renna // Super PolyPixel