Finds 1676: A CD Case Book Shelf

It's got to be the cutest most awesome design for a CD case ever!

Pokemon Black is added to the shoppe

Be sure to check this and all the newest releases on the Retro Gaming Life Shoppe!

Ads from the Past 461: Sega Game Gear

Classic ad for the handheld that rivaled the Gameboy.

Yu-gi-oh! Custom Deck Box: Toon World

Stop by and check out my custom Toon World Deck Box!

Kitsune Zero: Adorable Fox Girl

Play as a cute fox girl in a world filled with Japanese Folklore!

June 30, 2014

Retro Gaming News: Last Ninja 2 Hack of The Last Ninja



This NES port unfortunately is pretty badly suffering from poor graphics (including putting goofy-looking boots on the player), censorship, and is also incorrectly named “The last ninja”. This hack tries to restore as much as possible from the original C64 game into the NES version.
  • Title screens now include the number 2
  • Player sprite improved
  • Pentagram on last stage restored
  • “Drugs” sign on stage 2 restored
  • Some other minor graphic, text, and palette edits

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Country: USA
  • CRC32 C9C09E0D
  • SHA-1 01EA132A014B655DFD0EF67DA8629CEC3A28EBA1
  • MD5 6E097A41EF977309C434B9B4A0D4D82D
  • Last Ninja, The (USA).nes (No-Intro 2013-03-05)"

Game-bit of the day 166: Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Battle 22 (PS1)

This is actually a butchered version of the original game. You take out the cut-scenes and all you have left is a crappy fighting game... well done...


Finds 772: Gamecube Loot! Loose Discs and Other Goodies!

 Another day of hunt came up with a successful result! I picked up a bunch of Gamecube games and tons of Playstation 2 games. There is so much to list which is why I don't even bother doing it. Let the pictures speak for themselves.
Here is a better shot of the Playstation 2 loot! 


June 29, 2014

Retro Gaming News: Pokemon Elite Black & Elite White



In-game Pokemon battles used to be a great chance for new trainers to learn more about battling and to have fun with the Pokemon video games. This hack is not for such people. Over the course of 5 months, the best and most annoying Pokemon sets, Pokemon teams and battle strategies have all been construed together in this one-of-a-kind Pokemon hack. No longer is a trainer considered strong because of a few higher levels or one or two items being held by one of their Pokemon.
Ace Trainers will stop at nothing to destroy your team, gym leaders doing whatever they can to stop you from getting their badge and the need for an increasing amount of recovery items make your new journey around the Unova region an extremely painstaking one. You will have to use the Amulet Coin, spend all your money on recovery items and make tough in-battle sacrifices just to make it through each route in this new transformation of the Unova region. You will have to keep those recovery items close at hand as you journey through this new transformation of a Pokemon game.
  • Complete moveset overhauls for every in-game trainer.
  • Pokemon variety - assuming you beat every trainer in the game, you will have seen every non-legendary pokemon in the national pokedex.
  • Economy deficit - Unova trainers now have half the money they normally had. however, The Riches and Ladies have grown to power, having over 4x the money they normally had.
  • Gym Leader upgrade - All gym leaders have much harder teams, with much higher levels than the original pokemon Black and White.
  • Short Insight:
    Many trainers have a special upgrade or characteristic that makes their pokemon more unique or the trainer having different items in their bag. Most classes have a certain group of pokemon that they all use, such as scientists having mysterious pokemon such as elgyem, and doctors having healing pokemon such as Audino.
    Clerks have access to all TMs. While most trainers’ TM choices are restricted based on where they are, clerks can use any that they wish on their pokemon (that can legally learn them). Be careful!
    Ace Trainers & Veterans
    These trainers are in to win it all. They often use full 6-Pokemon teams, many of which are exact copies of good competitive battlers. PDC, SnorlaxDude and a few other top PO battlers have helped in creating teams for these trainers.
    Doctors & Nurses
    They have access to very powerful healing items. Don’t be surprised if they use revives or full restores, or even max revives!
    The Riches
    These people, as you might guess, are rich. In a region full of low-wage trainers, these people are a relief to battle against. Unfortunately, their pokemon difficulty will make the monetary reward much to be earned!
    Thanks To:
  • The guy who made BWTE
  • for providing Pokemon information.
  • Cirrus for showing me how to work with the ROM.
  • PDC, SnorlaxDude and Whiscash28 for providing some advanced teams.
  • Instructions:
  • Download XDelta GUI, along with the version below that you want. XDelta:
  • open up xDelta GUI, and select both the pokemon Black / White ROM you have and the patch that you just downloaded below.
  • Hit Apply Patch.
  • Let the madness begin.
  • ROM / ISO Information:

    • Country: USA
    • CRC32 B40C31A1
    • MD5 95069F426F67880274CC2DEDF63D8FB8
    • SHA-1 593422B5BC59D0F72B1445FCF59A2C56F0320BD1"


    Game-bit of the day 165: Neutopia (Turbo Grafx)

    This is a nice little gem for the Turbo Grafx. This is equivalent to Zelda on the Turbo Grafx. You have to play it! 


    Finds 771: Retron V is Mine! Plus Others!

     Here are some awesome pick ups that I was able to get with my birthday money. The Retron V being the highlight. I also picked up Cosmic Fantasy 2 for the Turbografx CD and it was sealed. I don't even have the CD add-on but it was released by Working Designs so it was a no brainer getting it. 

    It's beautiful!


    June 28, 2014

    Retro Gaming News: Pokemon Chaos Black Fixed



    Pokemon Chaos Black Fixed
    Originally you will get stuck in Mt. Moon in this game.
    • I fixed the area that you will get stuck.Now you can get past Mt. Moon and the other unaccessible areas without using walkthrough walls
    • This was also patched where you can normally save the game in vba emulator and compatible for Super Card Mini SD
    but still requires to patch with Super Card Software if you want to play it in Super Card Mini SD.
    • Most of the pokemon broken backsprites and positions fixed.
    • Male and Female Character backsprites changed based on what you seen on Trainer Card.
    Upgraded to Version 3.0 What’s new on Version 3.0
    • Male Sprite Intro changed based on what you seen on Trainer Card but the palettes are based on the original character(Red).Originally, the Female Sprite Intro was already changed so I decide to change the Male Sprite intro too.
    • Bag added on the male and female backsprites but I will still release a patch for the male and female character without a bag on their backsprites
    View more on Read Me for more info.

    ROM / ISO Information:

    • Pokemon - Fire Red Version (USA, Europe) .gba - NOINTRO
    • CRC32: 84EE4776
    • MD5: 51901A6E40661B3914AA333C802E24E8
    • SHA-1: DD5945DB9B930750CB39D00C84DA8571FEEBF417
    • SHA-256: 729041B940AFE031302D630FDBE57C0C145F3F7B6D9B8ECA5E98678D0CA4D059"


    Game-bit of the day 164: Game Genie (NES)

    This is for all you cheaters out there! The Game Genie was a tool used to cheat on games. You could also create your own codes and test out others. It was quite fun. 


    Finds 770: Nintendo Stuff!

    Here are some Nintendo games! The popular stuff is always wanted and that's what I'm always after! 


    June 27, 2014

    Retro Gaming News: Dig Dug Redug



    Dig Dug Redug was DragonDePlatino’s first hack, made over the course of 4 days. A complete graphical overhaul of the NES version of Dig Dug, this hack changes all the graphics and palettes to be a lot more detailed. It also enlargens the characters a bit and added more detail to the caves. Enjoy!
    Note: The palettes look best (like those in the screenshots) if you use the default YY-CHR palette."


    Game-bit of the day 163: FIFA 96 (Gameboy)

    This is my favorite old FIFA game out there. It's quite good you know! I highly suggest it...hmmm this in Retron V? LETS DO IT! 


    Finds 769: Operation C & Yugioh!

    I picked this game up at work and the cards as well. The reason I picked up such a beat up game was to turn it into something awesome! You'll see the results soon enough! 


    June 26, 2014

    Retro Gaming News: Custom Tools

    "Unlike regular commands, the command Tools don’t load the attack data from a data table. Instead, all attack data from the Tools command are implemented directly in assembly code. Because of it, all Tools items can’t be fully customizable.
    The patch changes the data loading for the Tools command. It now loads the data from the general table of spells and attacks. With the editing of the Tools items, it is possible to define custom attacks and animations for all eight tools items.
    The patch is aimed for hackers and it is plain useless for players-only.

    ROM / ISO Information:

    • SHA1: ea1dc87ecb3ba90bbfb8c122f8ee23ca426f5991
    • Console: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
    • Official name: Final Fantasy 3 (USA) / Final Fantasy 6 (JPN)
    • Language: English
    • Version: 1.0
    • Header: Yes"


    Finds 768: Nintendo 64 Lot and Others!

    Here is an awesome lot of goodies. I was real lucky to be able to pick these up. As you can see, there is a little bit of everything and as usual, they will be added to my store. I will keep you posted! 


    Retro Gaming News: Super Mario Kart 8



    Super Mario Kart 8 is a demake of Mario Kart 8. Now, for the first time ever, you can experience a new Mario Kart Game as it would be in the days of the SNES! Featuring many different stages not seen before and original variations on them not found in Mario Kart 8 OR Super Mario Kart and a Battle Mode with 4 all courses to duke it out on!
    UPDATE 1.1 Bowser’s Castle 3 fixed Bowser’s Castle 2 fixed
    UPDATE 1.2 Suggestions from the forums taken into account, this version is a BIG upgrade. If you have V1.0 or V1.1, this is a MUST.

    ROM / ISO Information:

    • Country: EU
    • Super Mario Kart (E) [!].smc
    • MD5 08427538fc65cdd531e2b51f098d137c"

    Pirate Game of the Week 066: Rockman X3 (Genesis)

    I've recently come across this pirate game and it's definitely interesting. Someone got really mad that the X series never made it to the Sega Genesis and decided to take matters into their own hands. Here comes Rockman X3 for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive!

    The music is bleh...I guess they tried to work on the gameplay but that definitely doesn't work as well. It's a bootleg after all so it's only fair to say that it's not publisher quality if anything. 

    The graphics are alright and definitely looks Capcom like. The levels are pretty good and you have a feel that you're playing a Capcom Megaman X game...until the gameplay strikes...

    The gameplay is forgettable. They just didn't polished the game as much as you would think so. The game is just tough but not impossible to play. 

    The game is fun to pick up and play and definitely worth a shot. It takes you a bit to get used to the controls but don't give up! 

    If you're a huge Mega Man fan then definitely go for it. You'll find a tough challenge in this one. 


    Retro Game of the Week 137: Donkey Kong Classics (NES)

    What's better than one amazing game? Two amazing games in one! The NES cart brings Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr in one! The games are quite addictive but short. The whole point though is the high score. How high can you go?

    The music is nothing but a classic eargasmic feeling! It's the classic Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr after all so there is definitely not much to say except that it executes to perfection. 

    The graphics are old but great. Believe it or not, these graphics are still amazing to this day. There is a new trend where 8-bit graphics are just in and everything else is just lame. Love it! 

    Gameplay is infinite and fun! Your main goal is to get the highest score! That's about it. 

    Since getting the high score is your goal, what better replay value can you ask for? Challenge a friend and see who's top dog!

    A true classic for a true classic console. The classics are definitely worth a pick up and play. Believe me, you'll have a blast! 


    Luis Suarez Biteman Game! World Cup 2014 "Official" Game!

     It was bound to happen! A very controversial play has circled the globe during the world cup and a game has been born from it. You play as Luis Suarez from the Uruguay national team and your goal is none other than to bite as many Chiellini as possible before the Mexican referee catches you! Click here to play!

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