Final Fight: The Complete History

We reckon  Daniel Ibbertson from Slope’s Games Room must have a direct link to our gaming memories. Either that or we have identical tastes in video games – which is a great thing!

Daniel’s Double Dragon, Metal Slug and Splatterhouse complete history videos were absolutely brilliant, and now with his latest video, a complete history of our second fave beat’em up of all time, Capcom’s Final Fight, Daniel has nailed it yet again! From the game’s inspiration and franchise origins, to the game series and its many characters, Daniel leaves no stone unturned.

What’s this Street Fighter ’89? Daniel explains it all in his video

So head on down to Metro City, smash some telephone boxes, grab some meat rolls and swing a pipe at the complete history of Capcom’s awesome side scrolling brawler!


source: Slope’s Games Room


The N64 Game Pak Controller

N64controllerpak_ttitleLet’s face it, you either loved the three-prong N64 controller or you hated it. For the record, we LOVED it!

If you are in the ‘we don’t like it so much’ camp, then this Nintendo 64 game pak hack from Bungle will be of interest to you. So if you have tiny hands, an empty N64 game pak shell and a donor controller, then this DIY hack is for you!

[source: Hackaday]


source: Bungle Bungleman

I’m So Dizzy: How It All Began For The Oliver Twins

TheOliverTwins_TitleWe (ms. ausretrogamer and I) were quite giddy when we saw the above tweet from the Oliver Twins! It’s not every day that you see your childhood game developer heroes talk about how they got started in the business of making games.

It is quite cool to see Philip and Andrew Oliver (aka: The Oliver Twins) use the opportunity of their ‘Let’s Play‘ video to talk about how they first got into video games and the skills required to create their first arcade game, Cavey, on the BBC Model B computer. Written in 100% Machine Code (6502 Assembler) around ’84/’85, the lads were only 16 years old! The game wasn’t published until a year later when they managed to get several games published by Players – the budget label of Interceptor Software. Press play and get a hit of nostalgia! Thank you Andrew and Philip!


source: Oliver Twins

Syd Bolton’s Video Game Collection And Personal Computer Museum

headerNext time I’m in Brantford, Ontario I know where I’m going: Syd Bolton’s Personal Computer Museum!

According to the website, they have over 45 interactive computer displays and over 1,000 computers in total. The collection consist of a massive 25,000 artifacts (including computers, software, magazines and books) with approximately 5,000 items in the museum at any given time. Check out the lists of computers and software.

The museum is open on select dates as well as for school/group tours (best school excursion ever!).

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Syd is Canada’s top video game collector – watch him and his partner Jenny Schween talk about what it’s like to have such a large collection of video games (15,000!) and computers:


Source: Syd Bolton’s YouTube Channel

Source: The Personal Computer Museum Facebook Page, The Personal Computer Museum WebsiteSyd Bolton’s YouTube Channel

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Back To The Nineties: Magic Eye Pictures

I got excited again about magic eye pictures after reading about how they work and why some people can’t see them on Mental Floss. Here are some retrogaming-themed magic eye pictures for a dual hit of nostalgia.

Goomba
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 Galaga
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Atari
atari

Pac-Man
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Pac-Man no.2
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Commodore
Commodore

Mariomario 2

Yoshiyoshi 1

Hopefully you’re not like poor Willam from Mallrats who just couldn’t see that sailboat!


Source: YouTube

…but maybe that’s because there WAS NO SAILBOAT!


Source: YouTube

Now I need to rest my eyes, I think it will be another 20 years before I’m ready to look at another magic eye picture!

Source: Magic Eye Retrogaming on Flickr, Mental Floss, Super Mario Broth

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Editor and Researcher at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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