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Happy 21st Birthday To Castlevania Chronicles

 At the time of release, Castlevania Chronicles was considered to be "not modern enough" by many gamers and critics, but it was honestly a pretty great Castlevania entry regardless.  The game originally released on the original PlayStation in Japan on May 24, 2001. I actually really like this game on the go more than a home console game. For the emulation enthusiasts, it plays great on the Anbernic RG351V and Retroid Pocket 2 Plus.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_Chronicles

We Need More Vertical Retro Game Handhelds

Great vertical handhelds are definitely a rare thing these days but I think the demand certainly exists for more of them especially with the retro game handheld community members that lean more towards classic gaming than modern. A lot of handhelds coming out are starting to be geared more towards current gen gaming. Moontorc recently posted a mockup of a Miyoo "Midi" on Reddit at the halfway size (with a 3.5" screen) between my two favorite vertical handhelds (Miyoo Mini & Anbernic RG-351V).  If Miyoo were to make something like this and keep the price around $100 or so, I'd buy a few of them on the spot! If nothing else, it shows how awesome the Miyoo Mini design is with very little space around the screen! https://www.reddit.com/r/MiyooMini/comments/utvhvp/heres_my_mock_of_the_midi_if_the_screen_was_35/

Anbernic RG280M Review (Second Look mid-2021)

***The 280M is back on Sale on Amazon!! Still a great buy in 2022. $55 https://twitter.com/RetroGameCorps/status/1523379653515247617?t=_aoiD47MqN849tJYtj6okA&s=19  *** Anbernic RG280M Review (Second Look) Original Release Date: June, 2020 While the Anbernic RG280M (M for Metal) is getting fairly old in the world of retro handheld emulation (a year old is OLD in this realm), it's still a very viable option especially if you find it cheap. I purchased another recently for $55.99 on Amazon myself. The Handheld was $109.99 a year ago and the current MSRP is $81.99 which is a fair price. $100+ was a bit steep even a year ago but it's now a great price. 2020 was an insane year for retro handhelds with one release after another and the 280M got lost in that shuffle especially being released a month apart from the 350P and not long after the 350M. Overall Score: 8.6/10  The Good   🍬Very pocketable  🍬Build Quality is Top Notch  🍬Battery Life Is Good (6.5-8 Hours per C

My Favorite February Video Game Releases By Date All-Time [North America]

28 Classic Video Games of February [NA] Link For Classic Game Reviews & Lists Even with a massive assortment of games to choose from going back through the decades, sometimes it's hard to pick games to play. To help inspire retro/classic game selections, here are 28 historical February video game releases worth playing or replaying. With Valentines Day coming up soon, it's a good month to celebrate our love of modern and classic games.  One Classic Game for Every Day of February  I went about making this list by picking my favorite game from the list of historical February video game list for each day of February. These are all games worth checking out if you haven't played them.  The result is a pretty eclectic mix of games from the following consoles: NES (1), SNES (1), PSOne (1), SEGA Genesis (2), Game Boy Advance (3), Nintendo 3DS (2), DS (2), N64 (1), PlayStation 2 (2), PlayStation 3 (6) , PS4 (1), PSP (2), Xbox 360 (3), Nintendo GameCube (1), PC (2), Nintendo Swit

Capcom Arcade Stadium on Nintendo Switch Uses MAME

Pretty interesting that Capcom uses MAME for the emulation in Capcom Arcade Stadium on the Nintendo Switch instead of in house programming.  Had it been a Nintendo developed game, they probably would have denied using the code. Nice to see Capcom giving credit where credit is due.  https://mobile.twitter.com/mamedev_org/status/1362536712115732481

Paper Mario (Nintendo 64) Turned 20 Today (NA)

Hard to believe 20 years have gone past since Paper Mario (N64) came out in North America but its 100% true. I recently replayed the game and it has mostly held up well over the years despite how easy the game is unlike a lot of 64 gamers which haven't aged very well. I was reminded of the anniversary in my Twitter feed earlier.  https://twitter.com/OnThisDayGaming?s=09 Paper Mario was an interesting move away from the traditional Mario formula as a single-player RPG. The Nintendo 64 library as everyone knows did not include many RPGs at all. Maybe this was the best Role Playing Game on the system.  The puzzles in the game were probably a little too easy and overall strategy for the game was minimal. Despite being an extremely easy game it was still interesting enough to be really good and also very accessible to gamers who have no experience in RPGs.  Link to old IGN Paper Mario Review (2001)