I recently posted about a game I played called Penguin Adventure on my MSX computer. Since that post I’ve been itching to play MSX games again but I wanted an immediate fix. It turns out that this is perfectly possible thanks to browser emulators like JaMSX.
Gradius (above right) is a great game on the platform and has plenty of exclusive features. Hyper Rally (above left), despite sapping hour after hour in my youth, hasn’t aged well but is still a curio and is worth playing.
Great news retro gaming fans, you can now take your gaming fun on the go AND use your original carts and controllers on your computer using the Retrode 2. I was pretty excited when I heard about the Retrode last year and if it was not for a giant backlog of stuff I want, I would have ordered it, but now I am glad I waited, because the Retrode 2 looks much improved.
As with the original gaming on the Retrode 2 is dead simple here is how it works:
1. Find and install and emulator.
2. Plug cartridge into Retrode, and connect controllers. Of course, if you only want to use either the cartridge or a controller, that’s fine with us.
3. Connect Retrode to computer. No drivers needed.
4. Play! Load ROM into the emulator, configure the controllers, and you’ll be playing in no time.
Sarien.net is a portal for reliving classic Sierra On-Line adventure games. With its focus on instant fun and a unique multiplayer experience, Sarien.net hopes to win new gamers’ hearts and promote the adventure game genre. The list of games is pretty impressive already with most of the classics covered and support for Firefox 2 and up, Internet Explorer 6 and up, Google Chrome, Safari, Opera and the iPad.
The future is looking good for fans of emulations. Programmer, Ben Firshman, has given us proof of concept on web based NES emulation. The emulator works best in Chrome, but it can chug along slowly in Firefox as well. So drop on by and give Dr. Mario a try.