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It's the weekend, and a great time to reflect on the past few days and take stock of this week's retro gaming news.

This week, we discovered that the RPG classic Eye of the Beholder is coming to the C64 with dual-screen functionality, and we also went a bit wobbly at the knees when we laid eyes on new Secret of Mana merchandise. Oh, and we found a tiny new handheld that can run Doom and really fit in your pocket!

In terms of features, it was a pretty packed week, as well:

After all of that, it's little wonder that we feel like relaxing with a few video games. Here's what we're planning on playing this weekend.

Ant Dickens, CEO, Hookshot Media

So, I think I might be a little late to the party, but this week I finally got my hands on a PSP. I went for the 3000 model in 'Pearl White', and I'm actually really impressed with the classic handheld that completely passed me by back in the day. It was some GIFs on Twitter of Ridge Racer(s) last week that piqued my interest, so I'll be drifting my way around the various locations of Namco's ultimate handheld racer this weekend and doing some research into the Best PSP Games I should get next.

Damien McFerran, Editorial Director

I'm still heavily into Radiant Silvergun on the Switch; it's one of my favourite games of all time and being able to play it in portable form is a revelation. I'm slowly but surely making my way through the Story Mode, levelling up my weapons with each successive attempt – it's still one of the most ingenious ways to get you to play a shmup over and over! Outside of that, my Analogue Pocket has a bunch of freshly-installed cores for the SNES, Mega Drive, NES and much more besides, so I've been tinkering with that, too; Super Castlevania IV looks stunning on this thing.

Goemon's Great Adventure
Image: Konami

Jack Yarwood, Staff Writer

I’ve been playing through Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon 2 for the first time (that’s Goemon’s Great Adventure for American readers). I played the first Mystical Ninja when it originally came out back in 1998, and its 3D world and quirky Japanese humour had me hooked right from the start. I finally bit the bullet recently and picked up the sequel, as I’ve been playing through all the other Ganbare Goemon games again. I’ll also likely be checking out some other N64 pickups, like the DMA oddities Space Station Silicon Valley and Body Harvest.

So, what are you playing this weekend? Let us know with a comment below!