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Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 74: Listeners Choice – Gameboy

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In this episode Phil, Jake and special guest Matt ‘Gameboyle’ 10 Game Boy titles chosen by our listeners to see how they’ve fared growing old.

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Pre-order the Arcade 1Up (advertorial)

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Pre-order the Arcade 1Up (advertorial)

What makes a videogame feel great? Is it the game itself, the friends you enjoy it playing with, or the machine powering the amazing experience that you’re completely engrossed in?

For most of us, the answer is all three. And if you happened to chance upon a bustling amusement arcade during your youth then you’ll fully understand why.

Games played on a classic arcade cabinet seemed to come alive. They’d pull you in with graphics that would pop from the screen and provide robust, chunky controls that perfectly complemented the game.

Above all else, though, they would entice you with audio that would not only scream to be heard over the sounds from other games but compete with the chatter and laughter filling the room.

Pre-order the Arcade 1Up (advertorial)

That’s because arcades were a destination, a place for you to hang out with your pals and have fun. And if you want to replicate that enjoyment, then how better than a modern arcade cabinet packed with the greatest of hits?

Step forward the Arcade1UP cabinets, a range of amazing machines that bring the arcade home with no quarters or tokens required.

They allow your favorite games from yesteryear to come back to life in the way that they should always be played – with arcade-style joysticks, trackballs and buttons.

At a wallet-friendly introductory rate of $299 they really are a bargain. But if you want to guarantee one, then you’ll need to be quick.

GameStop, which is the only retailer allowing pre-orders in store, expects them to sell as fast as your reactions will need to be to master these games. You can, however, also order at gamestop.com.

Pre-order the Arcade 1Up (advertorial)

But why are they set to be popular? Well, the cabinets will inevitably light up your room thanks to a 17-inch LCD screen that will perfectly showcase the games in their original form, with the same graphics and sounds that made them instantly appealing the first time around.

The machines will also turn heads for their sheer presence since each upright cabinet stands at three-fourths the size of the original machine.

Most crucially, however, are the classic games you’ll be able to enjoy.

GameStop will have a finger-twitching four cabinets in total and each one contains up to four games.

  • The Asteroids-led cabinet comes with the addition of Major Havoc, Lunar Lander and Tempest;
  • Rampage is bundled with Gauntlet, Joust and Defender;
  • Centipede includes Missile Command, Crystal Castles and Atari Millipede; and
  • Street Fighter II Champion Edition has the addition of Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers.

But just as important as the selection of games, is the look of the cabinets, each of which are faithfully decorated with the eye-catching marquee and side artwork of the leading title.

This was no mean feat for Arcade1UP which went to great lengths to find the original art sheets in order to recreate them, helping those memories to come flooding back.

To add to the fun, the cabinets need to be self-assembled so you get a chance to go behind the scenes of the machines and get up close with each of the parts inside and out. This is a very simple process and it has enabled the makers to keep the cost of these impressive cabinets down.

Don’t forget, you need to get your pre-order in to guarantee one or more of the cabinets, though. Ask the staff at your local GameStop for more information or head over to gamestop.com.


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Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 73: Steve Merrett Interview

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MPU Ep73 Steve Merrett Interview 670x447In this episode Paul sits down with another well known name from games journalism. Steve Merrett has worked in the games industry for over 30 years working on many well loved magazines such as Nintendo Magazine System, Mean Machines Sega, ST Action and many more.

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Hardware Review: Supa Retron HD

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altHyperkin’s latest system in their range of Nintendo clones is the Supa Retron HD, a SNES on a chip attempt unlike the Super NT from Analogue which is hardware-based emulation.

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Maximum Power Up Podcast – Episode 72: Nintendo Switch

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Paul, Julian and Arron are massive fans of the Nintendo Switch so were more than happy to discuss Nintendo’s latest home console. With it just over a year old there are loads of games to choose from. From Triple A titles such as Zelda, Mario Kart etc the console has a fantastic range of eShop games at some great prices.

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ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove Set For Autumn

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If you’re looking forward to ToeJam & Earl: Back In The Groove, you’re definitely a patient sort. The Kickstarter campaign for the game finished all the way back in March 2015, raising over half a million dollars. Since then the game has changed in scope and moved to consoles as well as the original PC version, and picked up Adult Swim Games as a publisher. However, development finally appears to be coming to an end, as HumaNature Studios is talking about a potential release date.

The latest update on the game targets it as an autumn release. “We ARE releasing this year!! Right now we have our sights set on a fall release. We will be making a specific release plan announcement in regards to dates as soon as we have that nailed down,” said Greg Johnson, studio founder.

One big surprise is a change to the game’s publishing arrangements, with Adult Swim Games no longer involved in the project. “Adult Swim Games has some other big titles they plan to launch this summer so when Back in the Groove pushed back, we both agreed that it made sense for them to hand us the reigns, rather than taking a chance on this getting pushed back any more,” explained Johnson. The split seems to have been amicable though, as he continues “Also I’d like to say how deeply grateful I and all of us here at HNS are to Adult Swim Games. We wouldn’t have gotten this game to this point without them…seriously. Thank You Adult Swim!!

For console owners and backers looking forward to playing sooner, there’s also good news in the update. “We are also going to be opening a closed beta within the next couple weeks for our early-access backers, and we’ll be looking for your feedback! Also, the Nintendo Switch version of the game is just about ready to be submitted for certification by Nintendo, and the other console versions are not too far behind,” according to Johnson.

Are you still looking forward to the return of ToeJam & Earl, or has your excitement dampened over the last few years? Let us know on the forums or via our social media pages.

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