Introducing our new emulators section!
This has been in the works for a long time and finally, I'm very happy to introduce our brand new emulators section. We always had the goal of presenting emulators with all their different versions and add-ons on the site. But the way our emulators section was organised didn't help towards this. So we took into account what would help you the most in your journey to emulate specific games and redid our entire emulator section.
Every emulator is now unified under a single page. All version numbers are available on the same page with the latest one being presented up front. Furthermore, the emulator pages include helpful descriptions, a link to the project homepage, screenshots, videos and more. In some cases there are links to BIOS files that are often necessary, add-ons and plugins, etc.
Going forward, this will make it easier for us to add new emulators, recommend the best ones for certain cases, and more. To see all this, and more, head to our emulators section.
Games now have videos available
We've just launched some great new functionality for our game information pages. Now, you can submit game videos for your favourite video game titles. What's more, you'll earn 10 EP Points for each submission which can then be redeemed for various goodies.
All you need to do is login with your EPForums account and then hit the Add Video button on any game information page. We accept video URLs from Youtube.
Once you've submitted your video, we'll approve it within 24-48 hours and you'll get 10 EP Points for it. Also, if you notice anything out of order, please hit the report button so that we can review any incorrect submission that might have gone through our moderation system.
We accept trailers, short gameplay videos, short reviews, and more. Looking forward to watching all your submissions!
9 High Quality OSTs Added
Thanks to some quick uploading by ponymous, we've just added 9 OSTs to our High Quality soundtracks section. The new additions are:
- Resident Evil 5 OST
- Biohazard Symphony Op. 91
- Biohazard Outbreak OST
- Biohazard 2 OST
- Silent Hill 3 OST
- Shadow of the Colossus OST
- Final Fantasy IX OST Plus
- Final Fantasy I and II OST
- Disgaea Custom Soundtrack
Find these and over 200 high quality video game soundtracks only with us.
17th Birthday Competition Highlights and Winners
I'll start by saying that this competition was SO MUCH FUN! The lists that you all came up with blew us all away. It's delightful to know that our users are so talented and creative. Also it's very reassuring to know that you have great taste in games (phew!). Thank you for all your wonderful entries.
For this competition, entrants had to make game lists with our new lists feature. It's a way to organize and share your knowledge of video games in creative ways. And boy did we receive some incredible entries!
So without further ado, the winners are:
1. Nintendo Switch - chaosmazer for English Friendly Super Famicom games
2. Two years of EP Premium - Tenpouin for Lesser Known PS1 Games Worth Playing
3. Six months of EP Premium - xtremetoxicguy for 100 Retro Games That You Should Absolutely Play
There were so many great entries so here are some honourable mentions for you to enjoy as well:
- Castlevania: From Belmont to Vampires
- Great games that turn 17 years old in 2017
- Non mainstream horror games
- Top 20 RPGs of the 16-bit Era
- My Best 8-bit Platformers
- Nostalgia Inducing Games
- Top 40 SNES RPGs
- Best Games Based on Movies
- Point and Click Adventures
- Weird and Wonderful FMV Games
Those are just some of the great entries that we received. For more awesome game lists, check out our Video Game Lists section!
MAME Section Updated to 0.184
Our MAME ROMs section was at 0.164 for a while so it was definitely time for an update. MAME 0.184 just came out a few days ago. The biggest change however is that we've now moved from split MAME sets to non-merged MAME sets. What does that mean?
Well, to put it simply, you no longer need to get a parent ROM for any MAME title that you download. All you need to do is get the rom and everything (parent roms, bios files, etc.) will be included in the file! The only exception to this of course are CHDs. If you need a CHD for a particular game then you'll need to get that separately since those can run to several gigabytes in size.
However, most of our MAME ROMs will now be directly playable with a single download. So go right ahead, fire up the new MAME and enjoy some arcade classics without any additional complications!
Make a list - Win a Nintendo Switch!
EmuParadise turns 17 years old tomorrow, March 27th 2017! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EP! We've had a great time sharing your favourite retrogames with you through the years and bringing back joy and nostalgia from times gone by.
To celebrate the occasion we just launched a brand new feature and a competition to go with it. Make a games list and win a Nintendo Switch.
Retro video game discovery is a tough problem since there are so many wonderful games buried in the sands of time. With that said, I've just finished working on a new feature for the site. We now allow you to create lists and add games to them. This way we can help each other discover some wonderful gems from the past. We'll feature the best lists on the Game Lists homepage so that other users too can find games that are truly magical and tend to get overlooked.
You too can create your own game lists. All you need to get started is to be logged in with an EPForums account (free) and you can start creating and sharing game lists right away! We're hoping that some great ideas and lists come together through this initiative and we'll of course feature the best ones as mentioned above.
To enter the competition to win a Nintendo Switch, you need to:
Winner: Nintendo Switch Console
2nd Prize: 2 years of free EP Premium
3rd Prize: 6 months of free EP Premium
Simple enough, right? So start making your lists right away! If you're still wondering what to make a list on, check out some of the featured game lists we already have on the site. If that's not enough, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
- Wacky 16-bit games
- 8-bit titles that still rule
- Toughest retro games ever
- GBA games for children
- Most violent retro games of all time
- Games with the weirdest voice acting
- Top 100 retro titles of all time
Looking forward to your entries! Happy 17th Birthday EmuParadise!