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The Disco at the End of Time
March 1, 2019
Star Wars Review: Rio Durant (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Rio Durant (Solo: A Star Wars Story line look). Four arms! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchToeJam and Earl: Back In The Groove This week's batch of titles on the eShop: The Ultimate 11: SNK Football Championship, Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Super Real Darwin, Klondike Solitaire, Crash Dummy, Warhammer Quest, ToeJam and Earl: Back In The Groove, and several dozen others.

At retail it's RemiLore, Trials Rising, Rad Rogers: Radical Edition, and The LEGO Movie 2 Videogame.

--AP

New Glyos Thursday
March 4, 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 Surprises, Licenses, and Oldses! 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

Fan-Made Venture Bros. Adventure Siblings Stuff

Venture Bros.GameboyVia Instagram and Etsy: Design Pathology makes interesting buttons and pins and other goodies from "Adventure Siblings." See that penny pin? Yeah. That's just the start of it.

There are dozens of cool designs - some of which you'll recognize, and others not. If you're a fan of late-night animated superhero comedy pastiche television, this may be a good link for you.

--AP

New Glyos Drop Thursday

GlyosPins EnvyVia the Glyos News Dump: New Glyos Drop Thursday - Dimensional Duplications!

This is a post with lots of hints - Gendrones and such seem likely. And crossovers? And a Star Wars tribute? I hope so!

--AP

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!


Become a Patron!

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RIP Sideshow Luke Perry
March 5, 2019
Review: LEGO Space Police 5981 Raid VPR Set

Figure of the DayLEGO Space Police 5981 Raid VPR SetSomething 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! The LEGO Space Police 5981 Raid VPR Set hit just over 9 years ago, but it's so cool we had to look at it eventually. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

Playmobil Goes Pro, adds Scooby, Doc, Marty

PlaymobilGo ProVia Playmobil: PLAYMOBILpro. – Modelling for Professionals. Or, "How do I get this?"

I found this page with a carry case filled with blank figures and role-playing ideas for business exercises. You can sign up for more information, and I did - but will they sell it to me? Let's find out.

And even more exciting - a German press release extolling their new licenses Scooby Doo, Heidi, and Back to the Future. And here it is in English. I can't believe it, either. I heard absolutely nothing about the latter two at Toy Fair, and so far haven't seen anything. Here's hoping we see it soon!

--AP

ICYMI: GameBoy Color First Person Shooter "Tyrannosaurus Tex" Got Released

GameBoyNot PylonVia Piko Interactive: Tyrannosaurus Tex (GBC). Originally set for release by Eidos around the year 2000, Tyrannosaurus Tex is a surprisingly smooth, almost-complete first-person shooter. It looks a lot like Doom and their ilk, but it's on vastly inferior hardware - and apparently, it got licensed and released a bit over a year ago.

--AP

RIP King Kong Bundy
March 6, 2019
Star Wars Review: Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Imperial Patrol Trooper (The Black Series 6-Inch) . It's big! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Your Toy New to the Playstation 4 this week: Attack of the Earthlings, Beat Cop, Bonds of the Skies, Caretaker, Crash Dummy, Crimson Keep, Devil May Cry 5, Doom & Destiny, Eternity: The Last Unicorn, Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin, I and Me, Left Alive, Move or Die, The Occupation, Paraiso Island, Puyo Puyo Tetris, R.B.I. Baseball 19, Summer Funland, Unknown Fate, Verti-Go Home!, and Your Toy.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaNight Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition New to the PSP Vita this week: Bonds of the Skies, Ghoulboy: Dark Sword of Goblin, I and Me, and Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition.

--AP

Onell Design Glyos Drop Tonight
March 7, 2019
Review: Transformers Generation One Reissue Bumblebee Action Figure

Figure of the DayTransformers Generation One Reissue Bumblebee 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!

Reissue of a reissue! The Transformers Generation One Reissue Bumblebee Action Figure is a toy from 1984, with a new head from 2008, repackaged and resold at Walmart in 2018. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneOverload!Xbox fans, it's time to try Overload!. Microsoft says:

"A new six-degree-of-freedom shooter with intuitive controls, amazing lighting and graphics. From the creators of Descent, Overload is the best zero-gravity robot-blasting combat ever."

Also available: I And Me, and Crimson Keep. And a lot more, including pre-orders.

--AP

Don't Mind Me, I'll Just Barge In
March 8, 2019
Star Wars Review: Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Kaz Xiono (Resistance line look). He's the main character! Read the whole review.

--AP

New Glyos Drop From Last Night

GlyosNew StuffVia the Glyos News Dump: Glyos Onell Design March 7 2019 Drop Menu.

Walruden joins a spectacular small horde of creatures, including the return of the Villser, some awesome Glyans, a Gendrone Force Defender... and absolutely no Buildman/Argen-types like I would have guessed!

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchIkari Warriors This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Assault Android Cactus+, Mahjong Stories: Vampire Romance, Paperbound Brawlers, Beat Cop, Valley, and several dozen others.

At retail it's V-Rally 4, RBI Baseball 19, and My Little Riding Champion.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSKirby's Extra Epic YarnThis week's 3DS offerings: Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn. I really liked the Wii one, simple as it was - it's fun.

--AP

And Let's Fly Some More
March 11, 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 HasLab, Skiffs, and Exclusive Stuff! 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

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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Section 31 in 2021
March 12, 2019
Review: Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action Figure

Figure of the DayToy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version 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!

Newish! The Toy Pizza Desert Rat LRDG Version Action Figure hit last month, and it looks a lot like Onell Design creative chief and emperor Matt Doughty. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

ICYMI: Sega-Compatible Mega SG Includes Unreleased Genesis Game

SegaHard, Ultra, CoreVia Analogue: Mega Sg now includes Ultracore game. Previously known as Hardcore, this unreleased run-and-gun game is built in to Analogue's new 16bit-compatible consoles. It includes the means to use Master System and Genesis/Mega Drive games in the box, and supposedly can connect to your Sega CD too. A Game Gear adapter is slated for future release. Also note - no controller is included, so if you didn't buy one at Toys R Us in 1991 you may need to get a new wireless model or hit some garage sales.

DICE's long-lost Ultracore seems similar to the Super NT pack-in Turrican, and it sounds like the kind of chiptune thing you've probably heard the kids making these days. It sounds very 16-bit and looks pretty nice! Interestingly, the game also announced it would be on PS4 and PS Vita in 2019 - complete with a physical media release.

I ordered and finally received the Analogue Super NT last week and was impressed. I ran out to buy a few more used Super NES and GameBoy games to play on it, and then ordered a Mega SG. Their reputation is stellar, so I hope Sega gets just as good as Nintendo. (And now I wonder if we'll complete the trifecta with a PC Engine or TurboGrafx-16. Probably not.) I'm slowly plodding my way through Super Star Wars again right now, and it is exactly as good as I remember! But I digress. Something something Sega.

--AP

Goodbye, Los Angeles
March 13, 2019
Star Wars Review: Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Bucket R1-J5 (Resistance line look). It's a new droid! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition New to the Playstation 4 this week: The Arcslinger, Blood Waves, The Caligula Effect: Overdose, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Free Edition, The Division 2, Ghost of a Tale, One Piece World Seeker, Rico, and The Wizards: Enhanced Edition.

--AP

ABC Reviving Press Your Luck
March 14, 2019
Review: Hasbro Battle Beasts Octillion Octopus Action Figure

Figure of the DayHasbro Battle Beasts Octillion Octopus 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!

A classic! The Hasbro Battle Beasts Octillion Octopus Action Figure manages to cram eight arms of fun in two articulated limbs. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneGhost of a TaleXbox fans, it's time to try Ghost of a Tale. Microsoft says:

"You are Tilo, a courageous minstrel mouse on a perilous quest to find his family. Using stealth and cunning you'll explore the towers and dungeons of Dwindling Heights Keep, navigating its dangers and discovering its secrets."

Also available: RICO, ShellShock Live, Devil May Cry 5, Bomber Crew: American Edition, and LEGO Marvel Collection. And a lot more, including pre-orders.

--AP

New Toys Galore
March 15, 2019
Star Wars Review: Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Jarek Yaeger (Resistance line look) . He's significant to the plot! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchChocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy, Bonds of the Skies, Dungeons & Aliens, My Jurassic Farm 2018, Teddy The Wanderer: Mountain Hike, and several dozen others.

At retail it's American Ninja Warrior Challenge, Fate/Extella Link, and RICO.

New online NES games are Kid Icarus and StarTropics.

--AP

Kaiju Big Battel Arriving, new Purple at Double G Toys

ToysWrestle!Via the Double G Toys store: Kaiju Big Battel - Kaikeshi Set - Purple. George Gaspar (formerly of October Toys and Too Many Freelance Projects to Mention) added them to his shop, and they're cheap at $22 for 11 figures. I just got my flesh and glow KBB figures in the mail Thursday and they're pleasantly flexible.

There are other similar items in the Kaiju Big Battel Store too.

--AP

New Zoids Wild Gilraptor Commander - New Colors ZW22

ZoidsGold!Via Zoids' Twitter and Shop and HLJ: ZW22 Zoids Wild Gilraptor (Commander). There aren't many non-exclusive redeco toys here yet, but here's one - and it looks pretty cool. It's a little over $20 and due in about a month.

--AP

Toy Pizza Action Figure of the Month - Gold Knight

GlyosGold!Via Instagram: March figure from AFOTM!. The Gold Knight deco of the Old Knight is arriving now - and I don't know if more are going to be in the store later as of yet. It looks pretty sharp, too!

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Uglydoll at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: See new Hasbro UglyDoll Movie Toys including plush, plastic, and electronic plush! They're from the upcoming movie, as opposed to previous iterations as designer toys and plush.

UglyDolls To-Go Stuffed Plush Toy Wave 1 Case UglyDolls Sincerely Yours Stuffed Plush Dolls Wave 1 UglyDolls Surprise Disguise Mini-Figures Wave 1 Case UglyDolls Uglyville Unfolded Main Street Playset UglyDolls Feature Sounds Stuffed Plush Wave 1 Case UglyDolls Feature Sounds Ugly Dog Plush UglyDolls Feature Sounds Moxy Plush

Order yours now!

--AP

RIP Larry DiTillio, Dick Dale, Richard Erdman
March 18, 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 Repacks, ReActions, and Movies! 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 Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Game on Kickstarter

SegaColorVia Kickstarter: Kromasphere: YAGAC MD! It's a game mostly in black and white, in which you bring color to the world. Previously, the creator made Family Picross for NES/Famicom last year.

There's no pitch video, but the game is seemingly done. The snap box is for pre-orders only, which is a pretty good incentive to pledge early were you so inclined.

--AP

Axiom Verge Disc Still Coming to Wii U

Wii UAxiom VergeVia GamesIndustry.biz: The high cost of a Wii U retail release [Axiom Verge revisited]. Apparently a lot of stuff has gotten in the way of coming out on disc, despite the game having been released digitally in 2016. It's also been released on most other current platforms, I myself enjoyed playing through it on Switch.

It's worth reading to see the hassles involved in getting games out - particularly when bills are being paid.

--AP

New King Gizzard in April

MusicFishingVia ATO Records: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies 'U.S. Toxic Landfill Edition' Colored Vinyl!

You're already excited or will never care. The band puts out quite a bit, but this is their first all-new LP in about a year.

--AP

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!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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RIP ShopKo
March 19, 2019
Review: Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-07 Kuwaga Figure Kit

Figure of the DayTakara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-07 Kuwaga Figure KitSomething 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!

New to you! The Takara-Tomy Zoids Wild ZW-07 Kuwaga Figure Kit hit last year, and it's bugging me that this Japanese import hasn't yet hit the USA. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

ICYMI: Analogue's Mega Sg Dithering/Transparency Filter Options

SegaRageVia Matthew Henzel on Twitter: "More new info on the upcoming Analogue Mega Sg. It sounds like they have a solution to smooth out the sharp dithering patterns used to fake shadows and transparencies.". There are some nice before and after comparisons, which is good - some of the dithering effects were pretty iffy. The same kind of fake transparencies were used on Sega Saturn, even in Dracula XX - and it didn't look better in the late 1990s. It's a nice optional fix.

The Analogue Mega SG ships next week, and the review embargo will be lifted at that time.

--AP

Atari VCS Delayed, Stadia a Thing
March 20, 2019
Star Wars Review: General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: General Grievous (The Black Series 6-Inch) . It's big! He has a lot of gear! Read the whole review.

--AP

The Messenger Switch, PS4 Physical Pre-Order for $34.99 Today

Video GamesNinjaVia Special Reserve Games: The Messenger for PS4 and Switch. The Metroid-ish Ninja game is supposedly fantastic, so I ordered it as I am not crazy about downloads.

In addition tot he disc/cartridge, you get stickers, a box, and a hardcover instruction book.

I also should mention Google Stadia was announced. It's a new streaming platform for Chromecast or your PC, so it's all digital and there's really no mention of what games are coming other than a Doom sequel. It's not cartridges and weird boxes with ungainly controllers - which is kind of what I go for, so I doubt it's going to be for me. If it's a success it could be future-proof, but I don't feel digital is good for keeping your games around forever (unless you're ripping them.) If you can't sell a game when you're done with it, what's the point of buying it?

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Alwa’s Awakening New to the Playstation 4 this week: Alwa’s Awakening, American Ninja Warrior, Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy! Bundle, Cube Zone, Fate/Extella Link, The Messenger, Peasant Knight, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, SNK 40th Anniversary Collection, Super Kickers League, and War Theatre.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaPeasant Knight New to the PSP Vita this week: Peasant Knight and Fate/Extella Link.

--AP

New Atari VCS News - Console Changing, Delayed

AtariAtariVia GamesIndustry.Biz: Atari VCS console delayed following spec boost, which is probably a nice way of saying it's delayed because it wasn't close to being ready. It's pretty late in the production for such a change if the item was on track for its July ETA, and as of yet there has been no real word of new software support for the console. Will it make it this year? They say yes.

--AP

Surprise Blaster Master Zero 2 for Switch
March 21, 2019
Review: Playmobil The Real Ghostbusters 9387 Zeddemore with Aqua Scooter

Figure of the DayPlaymobil The Real Ghostbusters 9387 Zeddemore with Aqua ScooterSomething 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!

Retro! The Playmobil The Real Ghostbusters 9387 Zeddemore with Aqua Scooter is a 2018 release that looks like it belonged in 1988. Kenner aesthetics applied to Playmobil? Yes please. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Keshi - "Simon" from AlienRobotMonster

ToysBlasters Master FasterVia Instagram: alienrobotmonster Simon test pull! . Wow! Clearly based on a popular vampire hunter, Simon is looking sharp - there's no release date as of yet. For those grousing about the lack of similar official toys, I can say that attempts were indeed made for exactly this kind of thing. Such is life. Anyway, I'm looking forward to finding out I missed this one, as I doubt I'll get it in time.

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OneMetro ExodusXbox fans, it's time to try Metro Exodus. Microsoft says:

"Flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Explore vast, non-linear levels, lose yourself in an immersive, sandbox survival experience, and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet."

Also available: Hell WardersMe, and American Ninja Warrior: Challenge. And a lot more, including pre-orders.

--AP

Noah Centineo Is the New He-Man
March 22, 2019
Star Wars Review: Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Stormtrooper (Mimban, The Vintage Collection). He's finally hitting actual stores! Read the whole review.

--AP

New Toy Pizza Death Worshipper Rift Killer

GlyosNew StuffIn stock now: New! Death Worshiper Rift Killer.

It's a 3 3/4-inch action figure with alternate bonus human head. I've got another release of this figure, and it's a wonderful fit in most vintage Kenner Star Wars Mini-Rigs vehicles. If you don't have a Rift Killer, this one is $18 and that's a lot cheaper than the older ones on eBay.

--AP

Nintendo Switch Downloads This Week

Nintendo SwitchBlaster Master Zero 2 This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Blaster Master Zero 2, Nuclear Throne, FINAL FANTASY VII, Unravel Two, Reptilian Rebellion, and several dozen others.

At retail it's V-Rally 4, RBI Baseball 19, and My Little Riding Champion.

--AP

Nintendo 3DS Downloads This Week

Nintendo 3DSHorror StoriesThis week's 3DS offerings: Horror Stories.

--AP

Nintendo Wii U Downloads This Week

Nintendo Wii UPixelMaker Studio This week's batch of titles on the eShop: PixelMaker Studio.

--AP

Actual 16-bit Content Today
March 25, 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 Profits, Patience, and Patrol Vehicles! 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

Mega SG Reviews Today, Polymega Restarts Console Cold War

Video GamesPolymegaBest summed up by RetroRGB: Polymega ‘Tweetstorm’ Announces Product Delays and/or this round-up of Polymega's tweets from GameTyrant. The short version: a company making a console called the Polymega was trying to make a universal retro console that works with Sega CD, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, TurboGrafx CD, and Neo Geo CD - plus paid add-ons for cartridge games from other consoles. In short, Retron 5 but with CDs. It's an emulation box, which is a change from its previous claims of hybrid emulation or FPGA. This may not mean much, but the trend in high-end retro consoles now is "hardware simulation" rather than "software emulation." Consoles like the Analogue family of Super NT, Mega SG, NT Mini and RetroUSB's AVS attempt to clone the original game console hardware, warts and all, to give you a nearly-identical (with HDMI and some filters) experience of the original console. You'll get slowdown, flickering, and everything you remember along with alleged 100% compatibility with your old cartridges.

Emulation is where it gets touchy. Sometimes you'll get a box that runs its own proprietary emulation software, and some boxes license, borrow, or otherwise use existing emulators - each is different, and it's not something I want to get in to here. The very short version is some companies use crazed engineer geniuses to reproduce old hardware, while others use their (or someone else's) software.

Here's where it gets kind of interesting. In short, we're seeing the old "mine is better" console argument return with audiophile-ish-grade equipment for aging video gamers. The tweens and teens of the 1990s have the option of measuring their bits and pieces in a whole new generation of hardware.

If you're a Gamer of a Certain Age, you no doubt remember the "Console Wars" of the 1990s. With shots fired off by Sega's marketing department, we saw the Genesis, NES, NEC TurboGrafx-16, and Super NES engaged in various contests to dunk on their competitors, with slogans like Sega's "Genesis Does what Nintendon't." It was crude, but remarkably effective - you heard kids invoking marketing buzzwords for development and power on the playgrounds and school buses, and it carried over onto Usenet and other online forums. If you couldn't afford all of the consoles (and what kid could?) you were probably in one of these silly discussions, many of which surrounded vaporware or unreleased hardware.

I've avoided most online game discussion because really all I want to know is what's coming out and fun to play. It was brought to my attention that Polymega and Analogue are engaged in 1990s-style game marketing now, which is particularly funny given that the Analogue Mega SG's marketing tagline was a tongue-in-cheek reference to the above nonsense - Console Wars Are Back. Gamers and streamers are posting "hot take" videos on this very topic that, save for the subject material, sound like sports or political radio. If this is intentional, it's rather brilliant.

Some journalists got hands-on with Polymega's box over the weekend, as the device has no known release date and the manufacturer has yet to release any products - but it sure sounds interesting. (Gamers not interested in the CDs may be interested in Hyperkin's RetroN 5 multi-console emulator.) Analogue's Mega SG shipped last week and the Sega clone's review embargo is up today, so reviews should start showing up around the time you have breakfast. The company previously shipped three Nintendo clones with ghastly-expensive Analogue NT and NT Mini, as well as the cheaper-but-not-cheap Super NT. (I have a Super NT on my desk and it's remarkably useful and I've gone out to buy more old Super Nintendo and Genesis games as a result.)

If you missed the era of your fellow game fans making a big fuss over who has the best stats or gear, apparently the skirmish begins anew. Hopefully it will distract people long enough so the price on authentic Zero Wing cartridges dips a bit. I find the whole thing rather fascinating, but as you may have guessed I'm a creature of that era of video gaming. My big takeaway at the time was that I just wanted to play everything. Well, up until that whole Johnny Turbo vs. Feka campaign.

--AP

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!


Become a Patron!

If you've got a dollar a month to share, please Visit the Galactic Hunter Patreon and help cover our server costs. I'll still put in hours of work, writing, photography, and research for you - I just need some help making sure that the site costs me only time, and hopefully not money. Thanks for your support!

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Apple Joins Game Wars
March 26, 2019
Review: ThreeZero PopFuzz Glow in the Dark The Robot

Figure of the DayThreeZero PopFuzz Glow in the Dark The RobotSomething 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!

Exclusive! The ThreeZero PopFuzz Glow in the Dark The Robot is sold at one store in Brooklyn - but you can order it online if you like. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

ICYMI: New NES Game "Candelabra: Estoscerro" on Kickstarter

NintendoCandelabra: EstoscerroVia Kickstarter: Candelabra: Estoscerro - A new game for the NES. This is a new first-person dungeon crawler for the Nintendo Entertainment System (and presumably compatible boxes like Retrons and Analogue NTs).

A digital ROM is $10, and cartridges start at $35. You can also get sold-out games like Mad Wizard (I admit to being tempted) in black-box-style packaging. With an increase of clone hardware making the rounds from Hyperkin, Analogue, RetroUSB, Retro-Bit, and others in game shops around the world it makes sense. It's like the only company not interested in this space is Nintendo.

It's already fully funded, so go ahead and pledge. Sly Dog Studios has ROMs up here for your enjoyment of their previous releases.

--AP

Old Sega Week
March 27, 2019
Star Wars Review: Major Vonreg (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Major Vonreg (Resistance line look). It's a new pilot, who probably sold out near you! Read the whole review.

--AP

PS4: PSN Updates

PS4Cave Digger: Riches New to the Playstation 4 this week: Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, Block-a-Pix Deluxe, Cave Digger: Riches, Counter Fight, Dracula’s Legacy, The End Is Nigh, Generation Zero, Inferno Climber: Reborn, Legendary Eleven, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, Metagal, MLB The Show 19, Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists, Outward, Path of Exile, Phar Lap – Horse Racing Challenge, The Princess Guide, S.O.N, Seven: Enhanced Edition, Siralim 3, Skyworld, Space Junkies, Tale of the Fragmented Star: Single Fragment Version, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, Warparty, Where The Bees Make Honey, Xenon Racer, and Gods Remastered.

--AP

PS Vita: PSN Updates This Week

PS VitaMetagal New to the PSP Vita this week: Block-a-Pix Deluxe, Metagal, and War Theatre.

--AP

N64 Dock for Switch?
March 28, 2019
Review: Kaiju Big Battel Flesh Keshi Mini-Figures

Figure of the DayKaiju Big Battel Flesh Keshi Mini-FiguresSomething 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!

Newish! The Kaiju Big Battel Flesh Keshi Mini-Figures just showed up here a couple weeks ago, but they've been shipping since earlier this year - a fast delivery from the KBB team. So read on, and come back tomorrow for more!

--AP

New Games for the Xbox One

Xbox OnePower Rangers: Battle for the GridXbox fans, it's time to try Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid. Microsoft says:

"Generations of Power Rangers collide across the multiverse’s 25 year history. Experience authentic, but re-imagined Power Rangers gameplay. This easy to learn, but hard to master fighting game is designed to welcome players of all skill levels."

Also available: Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom, METAGAL, Outward, FINAL FANTASY VII, Xenon Racer, Driving Essentials, AlienCruise, Windscape, Where The Bees Make Honey, and Generation Zero. And a lot more, including pre-orders.

--AP

Ad: New Hasbro Arrivals at Entertainment Earth

Entertainment EarthAd: New Hasbro arrivals at Entertainment Earth! Brand-new items, hard-to-find figures, and things that probably aren't at a store near you care up for grabs while supplies last.

Marvel Legends Ultimate Action Figures with Vehicles Wave 1 Star Wars Black Series Zuckuss 6-inch Action Figure Transformers Studio Series Premier Voyager Wave 6 Case Star Wars The Black Series Mace Windu Force FX Lightsaber Star Wars Black Series Imperial Patrol Trooper Action Figure Star Wars Black Series Lando Calrissian Skiff Action Figure Transformers Studio Series Thundercracker - TRU Exclusive Transformers Generations Power of the Primes Deluxe Wave 2R1

Order yours today!

--AP

N64-Themed Switch Dock from Hyperkin

SwitchDock ItVia Hyperkin: RetroN S64 Console Dock for Switch - Hyperkin. Now there's a clever idea - it's clear green in the picture, perhaps more colors are coming soon.

--AP

First Bags, Now Paper Receipts
March 29, 2019
Star Wars Review: Commander Pyre (Resistance line look)

Star WarsVia the Star Wars Galactic Hunter Figure of the Day Blog: Commander Pyre (Resistance line look) . He's gold! Read the whole review.

--AP

Nintendo Switch This Week

Nintendo SwitchChocobo’s Mystery Dungeon Every Buddy This week's batch of titles on the eShop: Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Final Fantasy VII, Armed F, Gain Ground, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, and several dozen others.

At retail it's Yoshi's Crafted World and some other stuff.

New online NES games are Kid Icarus and StarTropics.

--AP


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