Cheats & Tips – Bio-Hazard Battle (Sega Mega Drive)

Level Select

When the Sega logo appears, hold down the ‘C’ button. Once the title screen pops up, keep button C held down and make a circular clockwise motion with the joypad, starting from the up position. If the cheat worked you will hear a chiming sound. Now press start and you can begin on any level of your choice.

Classic Zelda: A Link to the Past Comic to be Reprinted

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Comic, Nintendo Power, Shotaro Ishinomori

 

Viz Media has announced that it is to reprint a comic based on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past that was originally serialized in Nintendo Power in 1992. The comic, brought to life by  Shotaro Ishinomori (Kamen Rider, Super Sentai, Cyborg 009), has not seen an official release since a compilation released in 1993.

The comic follows the general story of the game, with a few creative additions by Ishinomori. This piece of zelda goodness is scheduled for release on May 15.

[SOURCE: tinycartridge.com]

 

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Comic, Viz Media

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Comic, Viz Media

Is Rare Teasing a New Banjo Kazooie Game?

Banjo Kazooie

Rare, the developer famous for franchises such as Banjo-Kazooie, Killer Instinct and Perfect Dark is in for a big year according to composer and sound designer Robin Beanland, who tweeted the following:

If you have played any of the Banjo-Kazooie games then you will remember that musical notes were a collectible item. In addition to this Beanland has previously tweeted an image of a broken banjo, followed by a later tweet showing the banjo repaired.

In recent years Rare has worked on various titles for the Xbox Kinect but has hinted at changing its focus after Microsoft decided to stop bundling the Kinect 2.0 with the Xbox One.

Marvel Releases Ant-Man Teaser Trailer

Ant-Man Logo, Marvel, Movies

Marvel has released a brief teaser trailer for Ant-Man, while a full length trailer will debut during the premiere episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter on January 6th on ABC. Ant-Man is due to release on July 17th this year and boasts Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Corey Stroll amongst its cast. Check out the teaser below!

Marvel also released another video announcing that a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will air on ESPN during the College Football Playoff national championship on January 12th. They also released an ‘ant-sized look at Ant-Man’ prior to the release of the ‘human-sized’ teaser. You can watch both videos below.

Cheats & Tips – Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins. Game Boy, 3DS, Nintendo

Easy Mode

You can switch to easy mode by entering the pipe room where you select your play file and pressing select.

Demo Mode

A little known secret is that you can actually control the demo that appears if you leave the title screen open. Hold down ↑, SELECT and B (in that order) at the title screen and when the screen changes you will be controlling Mario, however the game will freeze after 60 seconds and you will have to restart.

Cheats & Tips – Super Mario Land (Game Boy)

Super Mario Land characters, Nintendo, Game Boy, 3DS

Free Continue

If you run out of lives hold down A and the press START.

Hard Mode

After completing the game once the mushroom on the title screen will be replaced by Mario’s head indicating that a harder version of the game has been unlocked which features many tougher enemies.

Level Select

Complete the game twice without turning off the power to make the level select appear. This is much easier to do on the 3DS Virtual Console version as you can save your progress.

Easy Lives

On world 2-3, the level where Mario pilots a submarine you will find a plethora of coins spelling out Mario’s name and a 1-up heart in the wall afterwards. Grab as many coins as you can as well as the 1-up and then die when you reach the octopus enemy. You should be respawned just before the coins and can repeat the process as many times as you want.

Cheats & Tips – Rayman (Game Boy Color)

Rayman, Game Boy Color, 3ds Virtual Console

Get 99 Lives

Pause the game at any point and input the following code: A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B, ↓, A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B

Level Select

Enter CH5G4mS1jD as a password to unlock all levels.

Get Full Energy

At the pause screen press B, →, A, ↑, B, ←, A, ↓, B, →

View World Map

At the pause screen press A, ←, A, ←, A, B, →, B, ↑, B, A, ←, A, ↓, A

Unlock All Powers

At the pause screen press →, ←, ↑, ↓, A, ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, B, →, →, ←, ←, A

Cheats & Tips – Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA)

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance, GBA

Play as Maxim Kischine

After completing the game once start a new game with MAXIM as a name.

No Magic

After completing the game once start a new game with NO MAGIC as a name.

Hard Mode

After completing the game once start a new game with HARDGAME as a name.

Unlock Boss Rush Mode

Boss Rush mode is unlocked upon completing the game, there are three levels that can be unlocked (Easy, Normal and Hard) by playing in succession.

Play as Classic Simon Belmont

After unlocking Boss Rush Mode press ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →. B, A, SELECT when the Konami logo appears. This allows you to play as the NES version of Simon Belmont in Boss Rush Mode.

 

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to Debut this Weekend

Star Wars The Force Awakens Logo

North America’s Regal Cinemas chain has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to debut in their theaters this weekend. The trailer will screen before every movie shown between 28th – 30th  November at the following theaters:

  • CA Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • CA San Diego Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • GA Atlanta Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • IL Chicago Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • NY New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • PA Warrington Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • TN Knoxville Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • TX Houston Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • WA Seattle Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

It is highly likely that other cinema chains will also be showing the trailer on these dates but Regal Cinemas is the first to announce it.

The full movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th 2015.

X-Wing and Tie Fighter Games to be Re-released Digitally

Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Tie Fighter, Lucasarts

Classic space combat games Star Wars: X-Wing and Star Wars: Tie Fighter are to be released digitally for the first time this week. The games were originally released by LucasArts in the 90’s and are considered to be among the best Star Wars games ever made.

Both games will be available via GoG (Good Old Games) priced at $10 each and as early as tomorrow, they will be in their special edition forms and upgraded to run on modern computers. The announcement was made in a forum post that has since been taken down as apparently the cat was let out of the bag a little prematurely. Other LucasArts games will also soon be coming to the service, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Sam and Max and Fate of Atlantis.