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Curse You Gentle Breeze
May 20, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Star Wars Sizes, Stores of Tomorrow, and Themerey! 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

Kickstarter: Genesis The Curse of Illmoore Bay

SegaNewVia Kickstarter: The Curse of Illmoore Bay - An exciting new adventure for the Sega Genesis / Mega Drive. With 27 days to go, it has already been funded. The group behind it - Second Dimension R&T LLC - has also done Kromasphere (Genesis) and Family Picross (NES), previously covered here, neither of which have been delivered just yet.

The Curse of Illmoore Bay follows a kid kicking and jumping through a Halloween-night town filled with monsters, and the music goes from that rotten Genesis-specific grind to pretty decent not-quite-MIDI-ska. A bare cartridge is $30-$40, a boxed game is $60, and there are fancy editions for those who need such things. More importantly, the campaign does have a link to a demo ROM so you can try it on your Everdrives or jailbroken Mega Sg or what have you.

The game is currently not done and is set for June 2020.

--AP

Porun-Chan no Onigiri Daisuki (Porun-Chan's Love of Rice Balls) Demo for Famicom

NintendoPorun-Chan no Onigiri DaisukiVia Twitter and a few places: Porun-Chan no Onigiri Daisuki (Porun-Chan's Love of Onigiri) Demo. Along with Haradius, it appears this game (demo at the link above) was being sold and demonstrated in Japan at a fan convention of some sort.

If you haven't seen it, you can play 1 or 2 players with anime girls gobbling up rice balls from a floating person in the sky. It plays sort of like a simplified version of the Puppy Love stage of Earthworm Jim 2 or Game & Watch Fireman or countless other similar games - they throw, you catch. It sold for 6,000 yen and I am unsure where one can actually buy a cartridge at this time, but I will say the demo ROM was fun.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Marvel at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New Hasbro Marvel Legends at Entertainment Earth! New Marvel Legends 80th Anniversary Wolverine and Hulk 6-Inch Action Figures! There's a lot to see!

Marvel Legends Wolverine and Hulk 6-Inch Action Figures Star Wars Black Series Commander Gree 6-inch Action Figure X-Men Marvel Legends 6-Inch Cowboy Logan Action Figure Avengers: Endgame Thor Pop! Vinyl Figure Masters of the Universe Classics Snake Mountain Playset Ghostbusters Slimed Figure Box Set - SDCC 2019 Exclusive Godzilla 1995 Sakai Collection Godzilla 11-Inch Statue Alien Xenomorph Mini-Epic Vinyl Figure

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The Title Is Star Trek: Picard?
May 17, 2019
Star Wars Review: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Luke Skywalker (Endor, The Vintage Collection). New face paint here. Read the whole review.

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New Super NES Reissue - Earthworm Jim 1+2 from iam8bit

Super NESControl!Via iam8bit: Earthworm Jim 1+2 (25th Anniversary Edition)! The Playmates/Interplay/Whatever game duology is coming out for $134.99 in udder pink or black and white cow print cartridges. 2,000 total are to be produced with a fancy box and only 100 of the cow print version randomly inserted. Given the high price tag - original cartridges of the first couple of games are usually in the $20ish-$30ish range - it follows their pattern of rereleasing popular, common games for collectors, not unlike Rhino Records.

Previous iam8bit rereleases include Street Fighter II, Mega Man 2, and Mega Man X - each of which had significantly higher runs and similar special packaging with cartridge variations inside. Pre-orders for Earthworm Jim begin May 21 for delivery in November.

--AP

More Sega Genesis Mini Games Disclosed, Mega Man!

SegaMega awesome!Via Sega: More Sega Genesis Mini games. What's interesting here isn't Beyond Oasis, Ghouls 'N Ghosts, or Street Fighter II - with only a 3-button controller. Oh no, it's the first closest-thing-to-a-physical-release for Capcom's Mega Man: The Wily Wars, a 16-bit compilation of the first 3 NES games, which was only distributed on the Sega Gannel before.

That's a selling point! With new HD cables from Hyperkin and Analogue's Mega Sg system, there are a lot more options in 2019 for HD Sega solutions than ever before.

--AP

Kickstarter: New NES Cartridge NEScape!

NintendoNEScape!Via Kickstarter: NEScape!, an escape room game for the original NES!. It's a new NES game from Kevin Hanley that brings escape rooms to the best-selling game console of the 1980s.

The game has been previewed by retro review folks on YouTube and at press time is already funded with 29 days to go - so get it if you like, it's already supported. A ROM is $10, the cartridge is $60 or higher depending on if you want extras like the Super NES Mouse adapter.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchArcade Archives Ninja Gaiden This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Arcade Archives Ninja Gaiden, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Zero, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Team Sonic Racing, Assassin's Creed III Remastered, and Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.

--AP

Near-Criminal Shortages of Shame
May 16, 2019
Review: Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures Fishbot

Figure of the DayFisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures FishbotSomething 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!

Old but findable maybe! The Fisher-Price Imaginext Series 11 Collectible Figures Fishbot is potentially in a grocery store or Walmart near you for $3. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

GameBoy Advance HDMI Consolizer Kit Pre-Orders Now Available

GameBoyGBA ConsolizerVia Game-Tech: Woozle’s GBA Consolizer kit! Links to a ROM and a version on the Steam store were sent to backers very late Tuesday night, along with a PDF instruction booklet. If you can solder, this gizmo can add HDMI output and a Super NES controller (or 8Bitdo's Super NES receiver) to the portable, making it a game console for your TV. Hence the name.

You can slap it to a GameBoy Advance or stuff the guts of the portable into a special console box which looks pretty snazzy. I lack the skills and tools, but would be very interested in buying this or something like it if pre-built or an FPGA solution. The kit is about $170 and you have to supply the GameBoy Advance, but the demo units look remarkable.

--AP

RIP Tim Conway, Conglom-O Buys Hulu
May 15, 2019
Star Wars Review: Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Mace Windu (The Black Series 6-Inch) . It's a good example of how far Hasbro has come in a few years - and they were already pretty great. Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Castlevania Anniversary Collection New to the Playstation 4 this week: Castlevania Anniversary Collection, Guilty Gear, and Bubsy: Paws on Fire!.

--AP

Ad: Masterpiece Beast Wars and The Big Lebowski Car at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New The Big Lebowski 1973 Torino 1:43 Die Cast Metal Vehicle at Entertainment Earth! Also Transformers Masterpiece MP-46 Beast Wars Blackarachnia! They're new, and orders are welcome today!

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RIP Doris Day
May 14, 2019
Review: Hasbro Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Selects Dinobot Red Swoop Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Selects Dinobot Red Swoop 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!

Toy deco! The Hasbro Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Selects Dinobot Red Swoop Action Figure is the 1985 toy deco applied to the 2017 combiner mold. I like it! So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Kickstarter: New NES Cartridge Soko Banana

NintendoGlowVia Kickstarter: Soko Banana. It's a new NES game from Sweden in which you, a monkey, push crates around not unlike Boxxle/Sokoban games. Sokoban... Soko Banana... get it?

The ROM is pretty cheap at about $5, with cartridges in the $45 and up range. Banana yellow and grey are shown to be available.

A demo ROM is available for download, and they're probably going to meet their goal this week. You've got 19 days to pledge, though.

--AP

The Orville Renewed for a Third Season, RIP Peggy Lipton
May 13, 2019
Star Wars Q&A at Galactic Hunter

Q&A by Adam PawlusGalactic Hunter Star Wars NewsGalactic Hunter has posted a Q&A: Retro Tarkin Musing, Star Wars Casepacks, Exclusives, and Sizes! 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

ICYMI: Imaginext Series 12 Blind Bags Hitting

ImaginextImaginextVia Walmarts and Amazon stores: Imaginext Series 12 Mystery Figures Are Hitting Stores Now. So far I've only seen them at some larger Walmart stores for under $3 each - and while that is an Amazon affiliate link, I would advise you hold off and buy them at retail. Each one has an embossed number on the back of the back, top-left corner, to identify who is who.

Adventure People Space Clawtron - 59
"Big" Building Robot - 60
Tan Line Surfer - 61
Backpacker/Camper - 62
Simian Tiger Warrior - 63
Cyclist - 64

And if you're me, you're wondering where the Masters of the Universe are in this whole mess. Surely a He-Man or Skeletor or Beast Man would be good fits in this format? I've picked up the Clawtron and Big Robot and can highly recommend both - both share a lot of body parts and accessories with existing toys, but the Big Robot has a main entrance on its crotch, and who doesn't love that?

--AP

Maxx Zero and Nazgar Return - ToyFinity Store Drop

RoboForcePins EnvyVia the Glyos News Dump: Nazgar and Maxx Zero Return to ToyFinity Store !

If you missed them, get these new versions - they're pretty spiffy.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Marvel Legends Big Time Spider-Man at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New Hasbro Marvel Legends 6-Inch Big Time Spider-Man Action Figure at Entertainment Earth! It's new, and more Marvel Legends figures are coming - keep checking back for more new releases!

Marvel Legends 6-Inch Big Time Spider-Man Action Figure

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Support 16bit.com and Galactic Hunter via Patreon

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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