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When Ryu Wore Shoes
March 8, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Cardbacks, DIY Droids, and Old Brands! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

New NES (and Famicom) Games: Banana Bash, Slow Mole

NintendoBanana BashVia Work3 Studio on Twitter: We'd thought it's time to announce that Saru Kani Panic will be called BANANA BASH! for the western NES version. The in-progress game is set fro Famicom and NES releases, and there's already a packaging mock-up.

You will want to see this video on Twitter which shows a game that looks surprisingly detailed, with colors similar to Kirby's Adventure.

Meanwhile, Erik Rosenlund as a shockingly good promotional video for Slow Mole on the free tiers of his Patreon, plus a playable beta. It looks great - and it's hard!

It's worth checking out.

--AP

Kickstarter: IndestructoTank! Game Boy Cartridge

Game BoyIndestructoTankVia Matt "From Below" Hughson: IndestructoTank! - Physical Game Boy cartridge game in 2021!. He says:

"In 2007 I released a simple Flash game series that went on to have well over 50 million downloads and destroyed productivity in countless school classrooms.

"Now that Adobe have decided to pull the plug on Flash, I discovered after much market research that the kids of today are more interested in mobile gaming... So I decided to port the game to a more viable platform - the original Game Boy!"

It looks like fun. It's about US $35 for a physical cartridge plus shipping from the UK. That's not terrible - a first-party game was $19.99 in 1989, which is $42.17 in today's dollars.

--AP

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Blaster Master Zero 3: July!
March 5, 2021
Star Wars Review: See-Threepio (C-3PO 2020 Redux, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: See-Threepio (C-3PO 2020 Redux, The Vintage Collection). It has less paint, but looks better than the 2010 release. He also has removable panels and a removable leg, which I admit I missed the first time this mold got put out back in 2010. I assume and hope you got this by now. Read the whole review.

--AP

Replacement Crystal Clear Super NES Case

Super NESQuadtariVia Retro Game Restore: Retro Game Restore - SNES Transparent Case $97.49 (Super Early Bird price, Postage not included). This has been making the rounds on the socially distant medias and it looks sharp - but it's expensive, and it won't fit all Super NES revisions.

Before you buy one, read the description to make sure yours fits this one - you may need to do some research. Or you'll see the $97.49 price and go "Maybe I'll try that Retro Brite thing."

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives GUERRILLA WAR This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives GUERRILLA WAR, Kill It With Fire, Pixel Game Maker Series Puzzle Pedestrians, and over a dozen more.

At retail: Apex Legends .

--AP

Cluck Cluck Number One
March 4, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Dinobot Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Dinobot Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

No golden discs? The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Voyager Dinobot Action Figure is a marvelous remake of a classic figure which draws from the original toy and Mainframe animation model. You're going to want this one - he's big. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

NESDev ROM Compilation 2020/2021

NintendoHe-ManVia @NESHomebrew on Twitter: Tons of great entries to the 2020/21 NESDev Compo!! Download them all, and play some NEW NES games. Not all of them work on all emulators - for example, I was excited to play a Breakout/Tetris mash-up called Upsad Down but my two go-two emulators couldn't run it - but a browser-based one ran it fine.

This particular incarnation is a new collector line for adults based on the new Netflix show designs.

--AP

No Inhumanoids for John Quays
March 3, 2021
Star Wars Review: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Ahsoka Tano (The Black Series 6-Inch). She's a Walmart exclusive that I never actually saw in a store - presumably some made it to stores, but I got mine online. Maybe there's more to be had - it's tough to tell. Read the whole review.

--AP

Sega Genesis Gets Erya the Crow Maiden Demo

SegaThe New OldVia Second Dimension on Twitter: We are happy to give you a taste of what Eyra the Crow Maiden will be like on the #16bit consoles with this #segagenesis #megadrive demo. Enjoy! You can play this on an emulator, a Mega Sg which has been hacked, a ROM cart, or whatever. It's also coming to the NES and the demo plays very much like its 8-bit counterpart with the requisite visual and auditory upgrades.

It's also a new 16-bit game in the year 2021, which is generally a good cause for celebration.

--AP

Kickstarter - Stone Protectors DVD (and other stuff)

KickstarterThe New OldVia Kickstarter: Stone Protectors - Special Edition Series Box Set. If Comix.tv hits $30,000, a DVD boxed set with unreleased episodes could be made. If you don't remember Stone Protectors, there was a huge trend on Trolls knock-offs and inspired action toy lines in the 1990s. In addition to this line, you could see things like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trolls from Playmates and Battle Trolls from Hasbro. And others, probably, but I don't remember their TV spots and don't have my old issues of Tomart's Action Figure Digest handy to go verify.

Action figures, video games, and Blu-Ray releases are among the stretch goals.

--AP

SDCC Off for July, On for November?
March 2, 2021
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Warpath Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Warpath Action FigureSomething new every day-- unless it's old! Our exciting Figure of the Day continues for you lucky people! Is there anything we won't cover in this column? Probably not!

Blam! Zowie!! The Hasbro Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Kingdom Deluxe Warpath Action Figure adds to the Minicar team, which is a mix of scales and price points but largely fits with his smaller companions quite nicely. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Uniqlo Shirts with Jurassic World art by Hajime "Sexy Robot Ladies" Sorayama

Jurassic ParkRobosaurusVia Uniqlo: Jurassic World x HAJIME SORAYAMA is the crossover you've never expected. Mr. Sorayama is famous for his pin-up robot girls - and he's applying the style to dinosaurs. If the name sounds familiar, he was parodied on The Venture Bros. with the Lesliebots, and some aamazing statues were made of his work over the years.

At press time there are three unique styles, and while we don't normally cover shirts here, this artist doing dinosaurs was too weird to pass up.

--AP

Ad: New WandaVision, Black Widow at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: Get New Hasbro and Funko Marvel Toys at Entertainment Earth! This week: it was Agatha all along... also Vision, and Red Guardian, and Melina Vostkoff. There were a lot of people in on it.

Black Widow Marvel Legends Red Guardian and Melina Vostkoff WandaVision Agatha Harkness Pop! Vinyl Figure WandaVision The Vision Pop! Vinyl Figure

Order yours now!

--AP

July SDCC Cancelled, Fake November SDCC Possible

SDCCTapeworm Disco PuzzleVia Comic-Con.org: STATEMENT REGARDING COMIC-CON 2021. In short: WonderCon in March and San Diego's Comic-Con International in July are now both at-home events for 2021.

However, this nugget was in the news release: "...we are happy to announce that San Diego Comic Convention is planning to present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November. At this time, we are still working on specific details as to attendance capacity, badge cost, and related information, and those details will be forthcoming."

Based on projections from CNN on Monday after Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson announced their roll-out strategy, a November convention doesn't seem logistically impossible. However after being off of school and family gatherings for a year, I would doubt the industry - and possibly fans - would want to go to a limited, off-season convention during a busy Q4. C2E2 rescheduled for December 10-12 and Emerald City Comic Con is now set for December 2-5, which doesn't seem terribly outlandish as a possibility if CNN's projections hold true. Now if people are going to want to go, that remains to be seen.

--AP

RIP E3 2021
March 1, 2021
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Delta Squad, Rumors of Old, and Core Characters! It's new! Be sure to click through and read up on the latest!

Be sure to send in your questions for the next thrilling update!

--AP

In-Person E3 Off for 2021

Video GamesE3 A-No-GoVia various news outlets and surprisingly also Wikipedia: in-person E3 2021 is not happening. The Los Angeles trade show was set for June 2021 and is not reorganizing as a virtual event.

Much like last year, this is one of many events just not happening - like New York Toy Fair 2021, Katsucon, most of the Wizard Worlds, and a few others.

Numerous shows are still on the books for this year, but it's worth noting that it took until mid-April 2020 for SDCC 2020 to be officially cancelled.

It's worth checking out.

--AP

NES Witch N' Wiz Alpha, Trials of the Wolf Clan ROM Out Now

NintendoWitch N' WizVia Matt "From Below" Hughson: Witch n' Wiz - NESDEV 2020/21 Competition ROM Out Now!. He says:

" This is an early, Alpha version version of Witch n' Wiz for the annual 2020/21 NESDev competition, and will give you a sense of what the game is about. However, please remember that it is much more limited in scope than what you can expect in the final version of the game! The final game will include far more puzzles, gameplay mechanics, characters, locations, music and story!"

It's a puzzle game that works on emulators and ROM cartridges. No cartridge is for sale at this time, but hey ran some for From Below last year and we'll be talking more about that if/when something comes up for this one.

Also pointed out on Twitter was Trials of the Wolf Clan, a demo from another developer. I really need to get an EverDrive for these things.

--AP

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16bit.comWe're taking donations for server costs! Really. One of the rewards is Q&A a few days early - you can read next Monday's installment as soon as it's ready, which can be as early as 12:01 AM my time on Monday!


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