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Analogue releasing Retro Receiver for SNES

Just like the Retro Receiver for NES, we partnered with 8Bitdo to develop a wireless experience for your original Super Nintendo and Super Famicom. The Retro Receiver for SNES is a bluetooth receiver that you plug into your original SNES. It allows you to play your SNES wirelessly with any original SNES or SFC model and even other aftermarket SNES/SFC systems.

With the Retro Receiver, not only can you play your SNES wirelessly with any 8Bitdo controller or arcade stick: but you can even use wireless next gen controllers, too. This means you can play your SNES with your wireless PS4, PS3, Wii Mote, or Wii u Pro controller.

Two Tribes delays RIVE for Wii U, might come to NX instead

This comes from a NintendoLife interview with Two Tribes' Collin van Ginkel...

First of all, can you talk us through the reasons and thoughts behind RIVE being delayed for Wii U, or perhaps being moved to NX instead?
It's very important to us that Nintendo users will get a great version of RIVE, but unfortunately we don't know at this point when or how we'll be able to deliver this. There are two main reasons for this, one technical and one business related.

The Nindies demo in 2015 was specifically optimized to perform well in hand-picked levels and didn't manage 60FPS consistently. We've added a lot of stuff since then and we haven't been able to reach the performance level required yet. We won't release RIVE unless it's a solid 60FPS, and if that means delaying it to a future platform, we will make that call and make sure Nintendo fans get the perfect experience.

The market has also changed. The game was supposed to ship over a year and a half ago, and things are a lot different now. Nintendo is exiting the Wii U market early in favor of the NX which means a long tail in sales is not looking likely. So that is the business part; do you release a game on a platform in its last days or on a new one that's better suited and can reach gamers for years to come?

How long do you think it'll be before RIVE arrives on Nintendo hardware?

At the moment I can't easily answer that. We're going to try one last time to perfect the Wii U version, but if that fails we'll need to focus on the future.

This week's European downloads - July 28 (Street Fighter & TG-16 VC, 3Souls and more)

Nintendo eShop (New 3DS)

Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SNES VC, Capcom) - €7.99/£7.19 (Buy two Street Fighter games, get third one free. Offer ends August 11)

Street Fighter Alpha 2 explodes onto Virtual Console with its trademark lightning-fast gameplay, Custom Combo System and innovative Alpha Counters. Push your talents to the limit as you discover new moves and counters for every attack. Neutralise your opponents’ attacks with high and low Alpha Counters and execute Custom Combos to create your own rapid-fire assaults. All your favourite warriors are back, including previously hidden characters Dan, Akuma and Bison, plus new fighters including Rolento, Gen and Sakura.

Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES VC, Capcom) - €7.99/£7.19 (Buy two Street Fighter games, get third one free. Offer ends August 11)

Street Fighter II defined gaming in the 1990s by revolutionising the fighting game genre. Regarded as one of the greatest games of all time, Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting was the third release of the original Street Fighter II series. Featuring the original eight world warriors including Ryu, Chun-Li and Guile – along with playable boss characters Balrog, Vega, Sagat and M. Bison – Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting offers enhanced gameplay speed and improved character balancing.

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (SNES VC, Capcom) - €7.99/£7.19 (Buy two Street Fighter games, get third one free. Offer ends August 11)

When Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers debuted, the fighting game genre changed forever. Along with a revolutionary combo system, it introduced new characters alongside the original cast. In addition to Ryu, Ken, Chun Li et al., take control of four brand new combatants in thrilling head-to-head gameplay. Choose T. Hawk and his unmatched strength, Dee Jay’s unrivalled kickboxing ability, the furious kung fu of Fei Long, or drill your rivals with the deadly Cammy!


Nintendo eShop (3DS)

Power Disc Slam (Chequered Cow Games) - €11.99/£9.99

Power Disc Slam is no simple park throw-about with your dog. It’s an intense arcade sports game pitting you against the best. Choose your favourite character and take to the court to show off your skills. Learn to slide, spin and trick your opponent. Watch out for Cooper’s fearsome power, Mariana’s speed, Henrik’s long reach and Adeline’s trickery! Be alert as each surface plays differently and the scoring layouts change. Can you become a Power Disc Slam master?

Psycho Pigs (Bergsala Lightweight) - €7.99/£7.19

Psycho Pigs is an arena-based action game remake of the 1987 classic Jaleco game! There are a wide variety of bombs and power up items that you can use to ham it up! Hit and don’t get hit’ is the aim of the game so use the arena’s properties to your advantage, such as hiding in the bushes to sneak up on your foes.

Crazy Construction (Joindots) - Free
Build a tower higher and higher by stacking objects of all shapes and sizes together in any way you can. Balance telephone boxes, road cones, televisions, desks, chairs, curling stones – more than 100 in total – in a giant pile to reach the goal line. Build past mutant birds, hurricane winds and black holes sent by the evil Crash Construction Company as they try to bring your tower crashing down. Pile household objects high enough to reach the goal line and hold it for three seconds without it collapsing to complete each floor. If your construction is too weak it’ll topple over and come crashing to the ground. Follow the story of the Haruno Construction Company and their Sky High Construction Project to build a tower to the moon in the name of justice!

Fire Emblem Fates: IV: Light’s Sacrifice (Add-on Content, Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
A reluctant Siegbert enters the fray. Part 4 of Heirs of Fate.

Fire Emblem Fates: V: Endless Dawn (Add-on Content, Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
Led by Shigure, the party storms the enemy gates. Part 5 of Heirs of Fate.

Fire Emblem Fates: End: Lost in the Waves (Add-on Content, Nintendo) - €1.99/£1.79
The next generation assaults their ultimate foe. The Heirs of Fate finale.

Special offers
4 Elements (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Azada (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Hidden Expedition Titanic (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest 4 Heritage (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest Mysteries 3 - The Seventh Gate (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Jewel Quest The Sapphire Dragon (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Luxor (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Dire Grove (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Mystery Case Files Return to Ravenhearst (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Secret Mysteries in London (MSL) - €1.00/£1.00 (Ends August 25, normally €11.99/£10.79)
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (ScrewAttack Games) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends August 11, normally €9.99/£8.99)
3D Game Collection (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.59 (Ends August 11, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots) - €4.99/£3.75 (Ends August 11, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Crazy Construction (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends August 11, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Atlantic Quest (Joindots) - €3.49/£2.49 (Ends August 11, normally €6.99/£4.99)
Football Up Online (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.99/£1.79 (Ends August 25, normally €3.99/£3.59)
Epic Word Search Collection (Lightwood Games) - €5.99/£4.49 (Ends August 4, normally €7.99/£5.99)
Snow Moto Racing 3D (Zordix AB) - €3.99/£3.59 (Ends August 4, normally €7.99/£7.19)
Escape From Zombie City (Tom Create) - €2.10/£1.90 (Ends August 25, normally €2.99/£2.69)
Ninja Battle Heroes (Tom Create) - €1.39/£1.25 (Ends August 25, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Runny Egg (Tom Create) - €1.40/£1.25 (Ends August 25, normally €1.99/£1.79)
Smash Cat Heroes (Tom Create) - €1.75/£1.39 (Ends August 25, normally €2.49/£1.99)


Nintendo eShop (Wii U)

Bonk’s Adventure (TG-16 VC, Konami) - €5.99/£5.39

An old-school side-scrolling action game! Gameplay is simple; just headbutt your enemies as you progress through each stage! You receive damage when you get hit by an enemy or when you touch something hazardous. Try to keep Bonk from losing any life! Chow down on meat you find along the way to power-up Bonk by 2 levels! Headbutt the ground after Bonk has transformed to unleash a powerful explosion! The earth will tremble and your enemies will be stunned! That’s Bonk power! The power of his mighty rock-hard head! The game is loaded with bonus games and hidden stages! And, just like any great action game, there are big boss battles!

New Adventure Island (TG-16 VC, Konami) - €5.99/£5.39
On peaceful Adventure Island, the islanders are celebrating the wedding of Master Higgins and Tina, the “Miss Island Queen”. Suddenly, the celebration is interrupted by the appearance of Baron Bronsky and his henchmen, who kidnap Tina and the island children! Master Higgins must set out to rescue the children and his beloved Tina in this side-scrolling action game! Throw hatchets and boomerangs, hop on skateboards along the way, and guide Master Higgins safely to the goal in each area! New Adventure Island consists of 7 exciting stages! Each stage is split into 4 areas with a boss waiting at the end of the final area. Defeat all the bosses and release the kidnapped children! And waiting in the castle of the final stage – the wicked Baron Bronsky! Help Master Higgins defeat him and reclaim his bride!

R-TYPE (TG-16 VC, Konami) - €7.99/£7.19
A completely faithful port, right down to the character details, of the famous arcade shooting-game masterpiece, R-TYPE. Destroy the POW armor and 6 different units will appear that you can use to power-up your R-9. Equip Bits and obtain Laser Units to make the Force appear and to power-up it up. The Force can then be integrated into or separated from your R-9. Make the most of the Reflecting Laser Beams, and the Air-to-surface, and Anti-aircraft Lasers. Keep punching the fire button to send blasts from the Beam Cannon. Press and hold the fire button to charge the Beam Gauge and release it to fire a devastating Wave Cannon blast! The longer you hold it, the stronger the blast! The ultimate highlights are the boss characters that await you at the end of each stage, and a stage that pits you against a giant warship.

Letter Quest Remastered (Digerati) - €9.99/£8.99 (€7.99/£7.19 until August 11)

The grim reapers Grimm and Rose need your help to defeat a legion of monsters, ghosts, and evil bunnies using the power of words! Spell words to battle monsters and earn gems that can be used to purchase upgrades, books, special items, potions, and much more! Letter Quest Remastered is a turn-based RPG featuring high-res artwork, clever wordplay, and two great soundtracks. Use your linguistic skills to survive!

Dragon Skills (Joindots) - €7.99/£6.79
Dragon Skills features classic arcade gameplay inspired by well-known classic games from the 1970s. You have to destroy all stones in a level like in a classic brick breaker game. In Dragon Skills, though, the ball has a tail which gets longer and longer. And crossing the tail with the ball will trigger rewards for the player. In each level, the player aims for the ultimate high score. To achieve the highest score, the use of dragon skills will be necessary. Dragon Skills is a typical arcade game which is easy to play but hard to master.

3Souls (Red Column) - €3.60/£3.20
Discover the world of Mustland with Nelesa in the sad cells of Moon Prison with this first episode of 3Souls. In this 2D puzzle-platformer, players must utilise the unique features of the Wii U GamePad to solve puzzles and the touch screen to glimpse into the thoughts and feelings residing within Nelesa’s soul.

Secret Files: Tunguska (Deep Silver) – €9.99/£8.99 (€4.99/£4.49 until August 4)
When Vladimir Kalenkow, a high-ranking scientist looking into the unexplained Tunguska catastrophe from 1908, goes missing, his daughter Nina and his assistant Max are drawn into a conspiracy of epic proportions. Chased across the globe by the Russian intelligence apparatus and a zealous secret society, the two adventurers solve mysteries in Germany, Russia, Cuba, China and even Antarctica. But the more light they shed on the truth, the more they put themselves in danger! Help Nina and Max, the adventurous protagonists of Secret Files Tunguska, to solve a variety of challenging quests and elaborate riddles as the title’s fascinating plot leads you to the most remote corners of the Earth. Travel to exotic locations, explore rich sceneries, engage with interesting characters and collect useful information. Unravel a mystery that remained unsolved for more than a hundred years!

Special offers
Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (ScrewAttack Games) - €4.99/£4.49 (Ends August 11, normally €9.99/£8.99)
Beatbuddy (Threaks) - €3.99/£3.99 (Ends August 8, normally €8.99/£8.09)
99Seconds (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (August 25, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Darts Up (EnjoyUp Games) - €1.49/£1.34 (August 25, normally €2.49/£2.29)
Rock 'N Racing Off Road (EnjoyUp Games) - €2.99/£2.69 (August 25, normally €5.99/£5.39)
Sweetest Thing (Joindots) - €4.89/£3.84 (Ends August 11, normally €6.99/£5.49)
Island Flight Simulator (Joindots) - €7.19/£5.39 (Ends August 11, normally €7.99/£5.99)

Europe - three TurboGrafx-16 games coming to the Wii U Virtual Console

The following games are coming this Thursday, according to NeoGAF...

Bonk’s Adventure – £5.39 / €5.99
New Adventure Island – £5.39 / €5.99
R-TYPE – £7.19 / €7.99

Europe - three Street Fighter games hitting New 3DS on Thursday, buy two get one free deal


PR - SEGA MEGA DRIVE CLASSIC HOME CONSOLE AND ULTIMATE PORTABLE HANDHELD

PACKED WITH 80 (YES, 80!) BUILT-IN GAMES!
FunstockRetro.co.uk, Doncaster (22nd July, 2016)
Hot on the heels of the latest Nintendo announcement, this brand new Officially Licensed SEGA Mega Drive range includes a 2 player home console (with original cartridge slot) and a handheld console (with SD card slot) - both PACKED with 80 (yes, eighty!) built-in games including the likes of: Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2 and 3, Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3, Golden Axe 1, 2 and 3, Altered Beast, Alex Kidd, Columns and many, many more!

It will be released to celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 25th Anniversary (originally released June 1991) in October 2016.

It is available to Pre-Order now at Europe's Number One Retro Gaming Destination, FunstockRetro.co.uk.

General Manager of FunstockRetro.co.uk, Andy Pearson quoted:

"The SEGA Mega Drive was my first console that I remember un-boxing then playing on for as long as I can remember - these consoles have brought those memories flooding back to me! They're packed with the majority of my favourite games and the handheld has an SD card slot which is great for expanding your collection for those that are missing. The home console comes with 2 controllers (that's right, you won't be charged extra to play 2 player!) which is great for replaying all those classic multi-player games with a friend. The home console also has an original cartridge slot, so you can dust off all your old SEGA Mega Drive cartridges (or pick some up for cheap on eBay) and replay them in all their 16-bit glory!"

'SEGA Mega Drive Classic Game Console' Features:
Plug & Play for your TV
Authentic SEGA Mega Drive design
80 built-in games
Compatible with original SEGA Mega Drive cartridges
Includes beloved Sonic the Hedgehog games
Two user friendly wireless controllers
Includes AV cable
Includes AC adapter

'SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Portable Game Player' Handheld Console Features:
80 built-in games
SD card slot (for expanding your collection)
Includes USB charging cable
Includes beloved Sonic the Hedgehog games

Full SEGA Mega Drive Games List:
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alien Storm
Altered Beast
Arrow Flash
Bonanza Bros.
Chakan: The Forever Man
Columns
Columns III
ComixZone
Crack Down
DecapAttack
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
ESWAT: City Under Siege
Eternal Champions
Fatal Labyrinth
Flicky
Gain Ground
Golden Axe
Golden Axe II
Golden Axe III
Jewel Master
Kid Chameleon
Phantasy Star 2
Phantasy Star 3
Ristar
Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
Sonic & Knuckles
Sonic Spinball
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog II
Sonic 3D Blast
Sword of Varmilion
The Ooze
Vectorman
Vectorman II
Mortal Kombat I
Mortal Kombat II
Mortal Kombat III
Bonus SEGA Arcade / Puzzle games:
Adventure in the Park
Cross the road
Jack's Pea
Jewel Magic
Curling 2010
Plumbing Contest
Wall-Breaking
Bubble Master
Break a Fireline
Mahjong Solitaire
Warehouse Keeper
Chess
Memory
Snake
Air Hockey
Spider
Naval Power
Mr. Balls
Cannon
Fight or Lose
Bottle Taps Race
Bomber
Checker
Hexagonos
Whack-A-Wolf
Mirror Mirror
Panic Lift
Black Sheep
Flash Memory
Brain Switch
Mega Brain Switch
Hidden Agenda
Dominant Amber
Hide and Seek
Jura Formula
Lost World Sudoku
Meatloaf Rotation
Mya Master Mind
Skeleton Scale
T-Rex Memory Match
Yawning Triceratops