The Retro League Podcast – Episode 438 – Bombstained: Curse of the New Art Style (misc)

The Retro League Podcast features discussion about the latest retro gaming news, re-releases, community developments and reviews of our favorite games.

This week:

What does the upcoming Thundercats reboot have in common with Space Ghost or the Ninja Turtles? What was the hype like for the Sega CD before launch? What might be the best racing game on the Jaguar? Which genres of music are most likely to sample other music in new songs? We’ve got new Castlevania and the most comprehensive Street Fighter collection to date in this episode of the Retro League.

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Switch SDL Pong v1.0 (Nintendo Switch Game)

Cheeze updated his Pong game for the Nintendo Switch named Switch SDL Pong using C++ and SDL2.


This is the final release.
* Now has scores for player 1 and 2.
* 2 player support.
* New splash screen.
If you find bugs create a new issue and ill try to fix them.

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Babel Blox (Demo) (NES Game)

Babel Blox is a new NES game by Sly Dog Studios. A demo is now ready to download – the game itself might be commercial once done. In the land of Shinar, the people are building a tower to elevate themselves to the level of God. Take on the role of God, and scramble the language of the people and scatter them on the earth! Use twitch-style skills to recognize different languages and stop blocks from being added to the construction of the tower. Choose from a variety of languages to use, and get the people separated!

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snes-m7 v1.0.1 (SNES Techdemo)

snes-m7 is a mode 7 techdemo by gyuque for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). It’s completely open source so go ahead and learn something from it! 🙂

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Heart of the Alien (HOTA) v1.0 (Nintendo Switch Game Port)

usineur ported Heart of the Alien to the Switch, based on the reverse engine made by Gil Medigish.

How to install:

* Copy HOTA.nro to /switch/HOTA/ folder
* Copy all files from to /switch/HOTA/ folder

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Another World (RAWGL) v1.0 (Nintendo Switch Game Port)

usineur ported Another World to the Switch, based on the reverse engine made by Grégory Montoir. You will need the original files to start the game. You can put the game’s datafiles in the same directory as the executable or use the –datapath command line option to specify the datafiles directory.

Supported versions:

* Amiga and PC DOS releases (Bank*)
* 15th anniversary edition (Pak01.pak)
* 20th anniversary edition (game/*)
* Windows 3.1 release (Bank)
* 3DO release (GameData/*)

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Vampires (Genesis Demo)

Vampires is a Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive demo by K-Storm released at Very Important Party 2018.

Vampires [Sega Megadrive Demo]

Watch this video on YouTube.
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Press The Button PyNX v5 (Nintendo Switch Game)

Press The Button is a game written to test the PyNX controller features. In this game you have to press the shown button as fast as possible and the challenge is that the time you have to press the button gets shorter and shorter with every turn.

Thanks to Nintendomax for the news.

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Switch SDL Pong v0.2 (Nintendo Switch Game)

Cheeze presents his basic attempt implementing Pong for the Nintendo Switch named Switch SDL Pong using C++ and SDL2.


* added 2 player support
* made sound play when a player scores

Thanks to Nintendomax for the news.

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Star Ark v2018.05.27 II (WIP) (Genesis Game)

Star Ark is a science fiction game being developed for the Sega Genesis. The game is set on an interstellar colony ship. The player is a member of the crew who must put down a mutiny and set the ship back on course. The 8 Bit Daddy Daughter Team recently posted an update.


Here is an alternative title screen that one may trigger by pressing any button between seconds 1 and 2 of program execution. It isn’t as pretty as the default title screen but it is labeled to show the player the structure of the star ship.

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