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[New Retro Vault] Donkey Me

When it comes to retro games, we spend a lot of time panning classic movie licensed games (and with good reason – they were almost universally terrible). However, it’s about time we dig up something more positive – so allow me to present Donkey Me: a collection of movie themes applied to the classic Donkey Kong arcade format.

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Featuring 10 “skins” to choose from, there’s pretty much something for everyone here, whether it’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars, Rambo, or my personal favourite, Gremlins.

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Video Game Video: Mario x Star Wars

These days it seems anything you can imagine has seen a crossover, official or otherwise. Mario – the “Italian Plumber from Japan” – is no exception.

The lads at Rizen Visual had a dream, a dream that saw the Brothers Mario enter the world of the Wars a la Star. Heavy heapings of homage are paid to both classic Mario and Mario Kart, so expect to see all the iconic symbols – from the triple turtle shells to murderously jumping on things to kill them – make an appearance here.

New Retro Vault: Star Wars – The Battle of Endor

With the new Space Force Wars Battle or whatever it’s called coming out soonish, I suddenly craved some old school space ’em up action. Star Wars: The Battle of Endor, a 2003 game by Bruno R Marcos, was just such the apertif for that calling.

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