Friday Mar 05, 2021

The light at the end of lock down? | This Week in Retro 29

Are we seeing the light at the end of the lock down retro drought? Zelda is 35, but Nintendo don't care. Fry's Electronics closes its doors for good, and new SA1 chips for the SNES. Plus our community question of the week - Is Zelda an RPG? Weight in on our post on the TWiR Subreddit, and we'll read the top 3 most upvoted answers on next week's show! https://www.reddit.com/r/thisweekinretro/


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0:00 Show Open

2:10 Zelda Turns 35

11:27 The Retro Light at the End of Lockdown Glows Brighter

18:33 The Plimpbox from RetroRewind

20:14 Say Goodbye to Fry's

29:32 Driving the SNES Harder Than Ever

35:19 Community Question of the Week - Is Zelda an RPG?


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Story Links:

1. Zelda turns 35

https://venturebeat.com/2021/02/22/nintendo-is-holding-back-zeldas-35th-anniversary-because-its-marketing/


2. The retro light at the end of the lockdown tunnel grows brighter

https://www.theregister.com/2021/03/01/retro_museum/


3. Say goodbye to Fry’s

https://hackaday.com/2021/02/25/frys-electronics-has-fizzled-out-completely/


4. Driving the Super Nintendo harder than ever

https://amp.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/lp3sy8/race_drivin_snes_sa1_expansion_chip_conversion_by/

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