Why the Analogue Mega sg is an essential purchase for me

Last week, Analogue revealed their FPGA based Mega Drive clone, the Mega sg. The finer points of what this console aims to offer have been covered by many outlets and as a keen retrogamer and Mega Drive fan, I had to place a pre-order. In fact, this news has come at a welcome time for …

Final Wii Shop Channel pick ups

This evening, (9pm UK time to be precise), Wii owners will no longer be able to add Wii points to their virtual wallets to purchase titles. Although the Wii shop will remain open until January 31st 2019, unless you added sufficient points before tomorrow's deadline, it will no longer be possible to add Nintendo's currency …

The Legend of Joe Musashi: Shinobi music collection

The Shinobi games on the Mega Drive are well known for their memorable audio tracks with the Yuzo Koshiro scored "Revenge of Shinobi" being the most heralded. In 2009, Wavemaster/Sega released a 4 CD set collecting tracks from every single Shinobi title up to from the Arcades to the 8 and 16 bit eras. It's …

Shadow Dancer (1990)

Shinobi week Day two and we move onto the second, series release on the Mega Drive, Shadow Dancer. Shadow Dancer was originally released in the arcades the same year Revenge of Shinobi arrived on the Mega Drive (1989). Although having similar core mechanics to the coin-op, there are slight changes to the "port" that make …

The Revenge of Shinobi (Sega, 1989)

This week, I'm showcasing some of the titles I own from one of my favourite series in gaming - Shinobi, beginning with then Mega Drive classic, The Revenge of Shinobi. Released in 1989, Revenge of Shinobi (The Super Shinobi II in Japan) was the first Shinobi title developed for the Mega Drive - the original …