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GBA Everdrive Preview Video

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Krikzz, the developer of the popular Everdrive series of flash carts, just released a video of the GBA (Game Boy Advance) Everdrive he has been working on recently. It appears to have a similar interface to the NES N8 (and other Everdrives) and the game used in the video boots instantly. I’ve been excited for this ever since hearing a rumor a while back and I’m looking forward to using it. Here’s the video of Krikzz running the GBA Everdrive: News source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ceViwfDhYk


My Video Game Music Trivia App Launches on Google Play

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I’m a big fan of old school video game music (from the 80-90s) and I’m sure a lot of you are too. I’ve been developing a trivia app for Android in my spare time, called “Name That Game”. How the game works is that you listen to a song from a video game and guess the which game it is. I just released it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bitorchestra.namethatgame If you get a chance to play it, please let me know what you think below. Also, if there’s anything you’d like to…read more


Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection Re-release

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If you’re looking for the perfect coffee table book to show off your retro video game love, but missed out the first time “Super Famicom: The Box Art Collection” went on sale, then you’ll be happy to know it is going to be available for pre-order again soon. This book features life-size photos of about 250 Super Famicom boxes with design commentary as well as collector interviews. Don’t miss out! Here’s some examples of the quality of content: News source: http://www.bitmapbooks.co.uk/blogs/news/67449923-announced-super-famicom-the-box-art-collection

Chrono Trigger CD Audio Hack (MSU-1)

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You might have seen the CD audio hacks for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Metroid, and now there is one for Chrono Trigger. The soundtrack used in this mod is “Chrono Trigger Symphony” by Blake Robinson, which is an excellent arrangement on it’s own. This hack uses the MSU-1 chip to stream CD quality audio on an original SNES using the SD2SNES flash cart. A few SNES emulators have also been updated to reproduce the MSU-1 chip, so if you don’t have an SD2SNES cart, you’ll…read more

Sinclair ZX Spectrum VEGA

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The successfully Indiegogo funded, hardware re-creation of the ZX Spectrum, called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega, is now available for pre-order. The ZX Vega comes with 1,000 official licensed ZX Spectrum games and they plan to offer more games in the future. So, if you’re looking for a simple way to just connect and play a large collection of ZX games, this looks like a great solution. The ZX Vega starts at £100 (about $154) plus shipping, and is available through the official store. News source: http://www.zxvega.co.uk/

Pokémon Intro FMV Running on Game Boy Color

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I didn’t think it would be possible, but a developer by the name of Lior Halphon has managed to develop a tech demo ROM demonstrating how FMV (full motion video) can run on the original Game Boy Color. The demo features the Pokémon TV series intro video with chiptune music. The project is open source, you can view the original source code along with research notes here: https://github.com/LIJI32/GBVideoPlayer Here is a video of the tech demo running on a real Game Boy Color: News Source: https://github.com/LIJI32/GBVideoPlayer A more detailed explanation of how it…read more

Sunsoft 5B Audio on Everdrive N8

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A developer on Krikzz’s forum just released a custom Sunsoft 5A/5B/FME-7 Mapper which enables the expansion audio channels in Sunsoft’s Gimmick! game originally released on the Famicom. You will need an Everdrive N8 and either a Famicom or an expansion audio modded NES in order to hear the extra audio channels. The Japanese release of Gimmick! has one of the best soundtracks of any game released on the NES (gotta love that Sunsoft sampled bass), and If you have an Everdrive N8, you can download the update from the forum thread….read more

FlashKit MD: Sega Genesis Reprogrammable Cart

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Krikzz, the developer of the Everdrive series of flash carts, has released a re-programmable flash cart for the Seag Genesis / Mega Drive. This re-programmable flash cart allows homebrew developers, fan translators and reproduction developers a simple way to flash a Genesis ROM to the cart and play on a real console, without any possible inaccuracies and OS menu navigation associated with a multi-ROM flash cart solution. The FlashKit Programmer, which is used to transfer the ROMs to and from a cart, connects to a computer using a standard USB…read more

Neo Geo MVS HDMI Mod

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A developer programmed an FPGA that is able to pull the audio and video digital signals from a Neo Geo MVS console (before it goes to the digital to analog converter) and convert those signals to HDMI. This process only adds a 100 microsecond delay, which equates to only about 1 frame of video – essentially not noticeable. The process they went through is an interesting one and I recommend reading it if you’re interested in the inner workings of a Neo Geo.   Unfortunately, this mod doesn’t come as a kit, but…read more

BitBoy: SD-Card Port for the Game Boy Camera

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If you’ve just recently rediscovered the joy of a Game Boy Camera, but have been running into storage limits, or you want to get those photos off the Camera, BitBoy is the solution for you. BitBoy uses FAT-32 formatted SD cards for easy swpaing between your computer and the BitBoy. The device also supports many Game Boy Camera compatible games. The BitBoy is currently advertised as “coming soon” with a price of $65. News source: http://gameboyphoto.bigcartel.com/product/bitboy

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