Tag Archives: emulation

[Retro] Emulation on the Caanoo – A Quick Guide

As previously discussed, the quirky but brilliant open source handheld GP2X Caanoo from Game Park Holdings is fantastic as a portable emulation engine, if not so hot as a games platform in general. Here’s a whistlestop guide to some of the best emulators available for the system. Caanoo-Hugo (NEC PC Engine) A Cannoo port of […]

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The Caanoo is attractive enough, if not cutting edge exactly

[Retro] Review: GP2X Caanoo

Back in the mists of time, when I still owned a PSP, I quickly realised that it held more promise as a device for running homebrew and emulators than it did as a pure gaming machine. Don’t get me wrong, the PSP had some half decent titles, but lugging all those UMDs around and swapping […]

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Speedlink Competition Pro - noisy but authentic

[Retro] Review: Speedlink Competition Pro

I handn’t realised what was missing until now. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always felt the warm glow of nostalgia washing over me every time I fire up a copy of Speedball 2, Stunt Car Racer or Sensible World of Soccer and relive the happier days of my Amiga obsessed youth, but the actual games […]

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Scud Race running on Supermodel 0.1a

[Retro] Return of a Supermodel

In the mid-nineties the arcade industry was beginning to die. Newer and more powerful home hardware was catching up with the advanced hardware in coin-ops and huge, expensive cabinet designs were reducing the number of machines operators could afford to buy. Before things finally imploded altogether though, Sega would give the industry one last hurrah […]

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Yup, Zelda on your laptop. Awesome.

[Retro] Emulating the GameCube

Dolphins Really Are the Cleverest Animals I’ve long had a passion for retro gaming, and regularly play emulated Amiga and Mega Drive games to relive my misspent youth. Recently though, advances in the graphical capabilities of PCs and the hard work of dedicated and incredibly talented coders have mode it possible to recreate very recent […]

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William's brilliant Star Trek: The Next Generation running on VP9

[Retro] Flipping Back in Time

Pinball has always had an odd relationship with its digital cousin – the videogame. While the two existed side by side in arcades the world over throughout the late 70s and 80s, the ever-growing appeal of screen based coin-ops meant the silver ball’s era in the spotlight couldn’t last. So video killed the pinball star, […]

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Blaze Sega Mega Drive Arcade Ultimate Portable - not the snappiest name

[Games/Retro/Tech] Review: Mega Drive Ultimate Arcade Portable

Of all the many 16-bit systems I’ve owned or emulated, the machine to which I continually return is the Sega Mega Drive (Genesis to those of you in the US). True, it was never as technically advanced as the SNES, as versatile as the Amiga, or as Arcade-perfect as the Neo-Geo AES, but there’s something […]

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