By Gemma - @Juicygamereviews
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For the last two years I've had the pleasure of attending the PLAY Expo in Manchester and Blackpool. Both events were packed full of every retro gaming console you could imagine. If that wasn't enough last years event had a huge arcade littered with my personal favourites like Outrun, Operation Wolf, Track and Field, Killer Instinct and a ton more. That's not all. The PLAY Expo let's you play your favourite pinball machines, enjoy cosplay shows and grab some of the most obscure games from some of the UK's top gaming vendors. Personally, I really enjoy wandering around aisle after aisle of retro gaming vendors. I was thrilled to pick up Secret of Mana boxed and complete from Warp Zone at the Blackpool event in May 2015. I can't wait to see what retro games I can grab in October. I'll see you there. Here's the official Press Release...
By Gemma ~ @Juicygamereviews
Streets of Rage 2 is arguably one of the most iconic 16bit side scroller games around. Known as Bare Knuckle II in Japan, Sega released Streets of Rage 2 in 1993 across Europe and North America (the Japanese release got released slightly earlier in 1992). For me, this time was the start of an important era of gaming: The 16bit era. By the time Streets of Rage 2 was released its predecessor, Streets of Rage, had already enjoyed almost two years of glory on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega Master System. But where would this glowing series end?
If you're in to gaming, particularly Retro Gaming, you'd have more than likely heard of GamesYouLoved. Behind the familiar GamesYouLoved logo stand some passionate people who want to share their love of gaming and promote our awesome community in a fun and inviting way. I spoke with Chris to establish more about the community driven; GamesYouLoved. Let's see what he had to say...
I stumbled across a video on Youtube containing a 3D creation of stills from the Secret of Mana on the Snes. The world within Secret of Mana always captivated with its rich colours, bold definition and eccentric inhabitants. Seeing the Secret of Mana in 3D took me to a whole new level of excitement because 21 years on the world looked new again. Colours, shadows and reflections can all be appreciated from new angles. The video was published by Bitplex on Youtube. I am unsure if he or she can be credited for the work but thank god it came to light. Just imagine how cool this would be as a real release?
Check out this awesome creation of Secret of Mana 3D right here and share this blog to get the word out there: "We want Secret of Mana 3D - the full game"
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Get your copy of Secret of Mana at one of these kick ass retro gaming stores.
The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past is one of my favourite games on the Super Nintendo. This week a keen group of developers, or rather Zelda fans, revived Hyrule once again with their, erm, map. That's right the A Link to the Past Map now operates with moving enemies, chickens, characters and even Link himself. You can scroll to your Zelda container hearts content and on mobile devices too.
The Map can take a few minutes to load so be patient. In the meantime share this awesome map with your friends and let us know what you think in the comments. Enjoy.
Gemma ~ Juicy Game Reviews
Retro Game Reviews. Mega Drive, Super Nintendo, Sega Dreamcast and more
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