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“Lol, Get a Raspberry PI”

Whenever one of those fancy retro mini consoles is announced there’s always an inevitable comment someone posts in response: Why Don’t You Just get a Raspberry Pi and emulate on that?Some dude on the internet But what happens when you listen to this advice? What Read More ...


Typical isn’t is? You take a few weeks off to move home and lo and behold those weeks turn out to be some of the busiest in your website’s history! Consequently I thought I’d put a quick post together to say hello! If you’re a Read More ...

Streets of Rage 4: a Less Enthusiastic Review

It’s no secret that I wasn’t particularly fond of Sonic Mania. Having replayed it more recently, I still stand by my view. Sonic Mania was a game which had a complete mastery of the character at the mechanical level, but didn’t seem to understand why Read More ...

32-bit Audio Fight Club: The Saturn, the PlayStation and the End of the Chiptune Era

The first rule of 32-bit Audio Fight Club is that you don’t talk about 32-bit Audio Fight Club. Actually, that’s not quite true: the first rule of 32-bit Audio Fight Club is that…well…you probably wouldn’t even think to talk about 32-bit Audio Fight Club. Or Read More ...

Website Update

It’s fun seeing how far you’ve come over the years anyway? Lets have a look at some of the Mechafatnick front pages over the ages: Overall, I’m pretty I’m pretty chuffed at how this place turned out considering it started life as a very simple Read More ...


This is a Megadrive game made following Andrej “OhSat” Preradovic’s MegaPong tutorial. If I can Do it you can to! (Use the arrow keys to move the paddles, ‘1’ to start the game) Play MegaPong on Download the rom file for free from: Here

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Strider: The Unfortunate Mr Hiryu

In gaming there are the origin stories we all know – like the origins of Mario and Sonic the hedgehog – but there are many more characters who remain relatively obscure – like the stars of most microcomputer budget games or Japanese cassette titles. More Read More ...

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