We now have a PSP section!

A section for PlayStation Portable games has been added to the Game Catalog. Right now the site only has cheats for a few games, but I plan on adding guides and reviews to this section in the future. I will also add a lot more cheats as the month closes, so be on the look out for more PSP content. A direct link to the PSP page can be found below.

~tankMage

Tables Fixed in Mobile

While testing the site, I noticed that a lot of the tables tended to cut off when viewed on smart phones. This has been fixed and tables should display more or less normally on phones and other devices with tiny screens. Unfortunately, I had to make the font in tables smaller to fix the problem. I’ll experiment with settings if I can get around to it and I am happy to hear any feedback on the new system.

Comments No Longer Need Approval

The past few weeks saw a major influx of spam comments with shady links on this site. I had to put the comments section into approval mode in order to maintain the integrity of this site as well as protect visitors from potentially dangerous links. The spam has stopped for now and the comment section has been taken out of approval mode, so your comments should show up immediately.

I apologize for any issues this may have caused, but to do not want to see anyone’s device get damaged by the suspicious links that were being posted by the spammers. Please be aware that I may have to close comments if the problem crops up again.

Cleaning Up Navigation Pages

The site’s navigation pages are starting look shabby as time goes on, so I will start touching them up in the future. Game titles and articles will still be listed under the same headings in alphabetical order, but they will be placed in charts with some very basic release information on the side.

This process will take some time, because hundreds of games have been covered on this site. Many of the Game Catalog pages will be a bit messy while I rework them, so please bear with us during this transition. Hopefully the result will be a much cleaner and nicer looking site that is easier to navigate.

~tankMage

All Comments will Temporarily be Held for Approval

I generally like to keep the comments section on posts and pages 100% open, but we have been receiving a massive influx of spam lately. This wreaks havoc with the site’s performance, annoys me, and makes it difficult for legitimate visitors to ask questions or share their thoughts.

All comments will be held for approval until the spam issue is resolved. Visitors are still welcome to leave comments on posts/pages, but they will not appear until they are approved. Do not worry if your comment does not show up right away, it will be approved as long as you are not trying to solicit something or linking to spammy sites.

I’m sorry if this causes an inconvenience to anyone, but I like to keep this site spam free for the sake of my sanity and to protect visitors from accidently clicking on a shady link.

~tankMage

A Game Boy Section Has Been Added to the Save Archive

This is long overdue seeing as how popular Game Boy is, but I finally got around to putting some save files together and adding a section for the handheld that started it all. Right now, only Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land saves are available. This will be followed up by Link’s Awakening and few other titles in the near future. Enjoy!

~tankMage

New Article: NES Games with Atmosphere

I feel like the articles I write often get lost in the shuffle unless someone finds them through a search, because the “Articles” category is buried on the site’s navigation bar. Of course, I have only written one article to date, so that may also have something to do with it. I’ll have to come up with a fix for this problem eventually. For now I’ll just make a post every time I put together an article.

This particular article is titled “NES Games with Atmosphere” and is a list of NES games that have a special combination of sound and graphics (or sometimes gameplay mechanics) that give them a unique feel. I plan on adding to it every so often and am happy hear what people think about it.

Games by System is Now “Game Catalog”

Since its inception, the list of games covered on this site has been labeled “Games by System”. Looking back, I wonder what I was thinking, because the label is pretty awkward. From now on, it will be known as “Game Catalog”, which hopefully makes more sense. I also hope that visitors like this change, so let me know if it doesn’t work.

On a side note, I have been hard at work expanding the NES section with cheats, so check out the “Game Catalog” if you’re looking for new NES content.

Plans for 2023

The coming year is going to bring a lot of changes for me, because I have another child on the way. I’ll be extra busy helping my wife for a good six months or so and I plan on taking it easy as far as expanding this site goes. I will still add new cheats and passwords on a weekly basis, but I am going to take a break from writing big walkthroughs.

That said, I will finish Shadow Hearts along with another guide I have been working on and hopefully get it posted by the end of December.

I’m looking forward to this break, because walkthroughs are really demanding projects and I have written quite a few of them over the years. That said, I’m going to play through a few games I wanted to cover and post their save files. I may also start on the Mega Man series for Game Boy and I will do boss guides for those games since they are less time intensive.

With any luck, I’ll get started on walkthroughs again in June. Feel free to add requests or suggestions for games that could use a brief guide, passwords, or a save file in the comment section.

~tankMage

Temporary Service Interruption 10/24

RetroMaggedon.com may be down for a few hours on Monday 10/24 and Tuesday 10/25. The site is moving to a new, faster server and will have some downtime when we change DNS. This should only last a few hours and will likely occur late at night or early in the morning in many time zones, so the disruption will hopefully be minimal. Additionally, there will not be a password or cheat code posted on the week of 10/23/2022 due to the site migration. I apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.

~tankMage