RetroArch game emulator frontend is now officially available on Fire TV devices

RetroArch, the very popular front-end app for emulators, is now available in the Amazon Appstore for all Fire TV devices, including Firesticks, Fire TV Cubes, and Fire TV Smart TVs, as spotted by Liliputing and XDA. RetroArch is not an emulator on its own, but it allows you to install numerous game engines, called cores, that can then emulate consoles such as NES, SNES, PlayStation, GameCube, Wii, and much more. While there are many standalone emulators that can be sideloaded, the benefit of RetroArch is that it provides a unified interface for all emulators in order to simplify the process of setting up and using multiple emulators.

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Get 25 Classic SEGA games on Fire TV for $6.99 or less — Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and many more

As part of the ongoing Prime Day deals you can get the SEGA Classics game bundle for $6.99. This Fire TV app is officially published by Sega of America and includes 25 different games. It normally costs $14.99 so this sale saves you 53% off the regular price. While this bundle of games has been as low as $4.99 in the past, it hasn’t been on sale for over a year so it’s rare to catch it on sale. While you can pay $6.99 outright for the game bundle, you can save a bit more by first buying Amazon Coins at a discount and then using them to buy the game. The simplest option is to buy 1,000 Amazon Coins for $9.00, use 699 to buy the Sega bundle, and have 301 coins left for a future purchase. If you have Amazon No-Rush credit, that will automatically be used when buying this game as well. Read more ›

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Jackbox has put all of their Fire TV games on sale — Up to 50% off

All of the Jackbox games and party packs for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices have gone on sale. These are some of the best multiplayer party games available on the Fire TV. You don’t need any additional remotes or controllers to play these games with a group of people because the games let you use any smartphone as an input device. If you’ve never tried a Jackbox game before, your best bet is to start with the Jackbox Party Pack 1, which is 50% off at $12.49 and includes 5 of their best games. Read more ›

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These paid Fire TV games have gone Free or are On Sale

A few Fire TV games that normally cost money to buy are currently available for free and even more paid games have gone on sale. Whether you want a game to try on the new Fire TV that you got for Christmas or you’ve just got some downtime to fill before the new year rolls in, here is a list of Fire TV games that are currently discounted. If you have digital credit from selecting no-rush shipping, they will automatically be used when purchasing apps. Go here to check your no-rush credit balance and see when the credit expires. Read more ›

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PJ Masks Racing Heroes game for Fire TV is currently FREE — Normally $3.99


Get this Free Fire TV Game

The Fire TV game PJ Masks: Racing Heroes has just gone Free for a limited time. This game normally costs $3.99 so if you have young kids around, here’s your chance to give them a bit of racing fun at no cost. It’s compatible with all Fire TV models except the 1st-gen Fire TV and 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. It can be played using the regular Fire TV remote control so you do not need to have a gamepad to play, but it is compatible with game controllers as well if you have one. Since this is normally a paid game, it has no ads which is ideal for young kids. As a reminder, if you’re not currently near your Fire TV, you can click through the link above and “buy” the game for free through Amazon.com so that it is forever available from the cloud.

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Penguins on Ice is a great new free Fire TV game worth checking out

The new game Penguins on Ice has just been released for Amazon Fire TV devices and it’s a great free game for casual play. Inspired by the Turbo Tunnel level in the classic Battle Toads game for NES, you play as a penguin sliding down a course while avoiding obstacles and jumping over seals, gaps, and more. The game is easy to pick up and challenging to master, thanks to its gradual difficulty ramp up. If you’re looking for a casual game to fill those few minutes here and there when you have to pause what you’re watching while you wait for someone to refresh their drink or grab a snack, Penguins on Ice is worth a try. Read more ›

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Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming

Twitch Prime launched nearly 4 years ago and has been giving gamers with a Prime membership a regular stream of free games and in-game loot, as well as 1 free Twitch channel subscription for their favorite streamer, ever since. Amazon is now making the Prime perk a bit more of a 1st-party offering by rebranding it as Prime Gaming. This detaches it from Twitch, the live streaming platform, and better aligns it with Amazon’s core offerings, like Prime Video and Prime Music. Prime Gaming still offers Prime members the same benefits that Twitch Prime offered, but a rebranding is often a precursor to something bigger coming in the near future.

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App Deal: Cyboid game for Fire TV is Free for the first time

Get Cyboid for Free

The Fire TV game Cyboid has just gone free for the first time. This is a high-speed 3D first-person shooter game that is reminiscent of the old Quake games. The game normally costs $1.99, but the developer is experimenting with a new subscription model that unlocks all in-app purchasable extras in the game for a $0.99 monthly subscription, so they’re offering it for free to gauge the new option. Even if you don’t pay the subscription or buy any of the in-app items, there is plenty of fun to be had with what is included with the core game, which is what you’re getting for free during this sale. The sale is scheduled to end on April 5th. The game is also available on sale and for free for Fire tablets as a separate app.

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Game testers requested for Local Multiplayer capabilities on Fire TVs and Fire Tablets

The developer of the Fire TV game Cyboid is looking for people to help test the addition of local multiplayer to his game. This will allow 2 Fire TVs in the same home to play against each other with minimal lag. Fire tablets will also be supported, so a Fire TV user and a Fire tablet user could face off or multiple Fire tablet users could go at it. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think there are any Fire TV games that support local multiplayer across multiple devices, so this should be interesting if it works well. Cyboid is a first-person shooter that reminds me of the classic Quake games. it’s playable with the Fire TV remote, so you don’t need to have multiple game controllers. If you have multiple Fire TVs, or a combination of Fire TVs and Fire Tablets, and are willing to try the new local multiplayer feature out, send an email to support@randrdigital.com and include the email address that you have associated with your Amazon account. That email address is required to give access to the beta version of the game through the Amazon Appstore. For your help, you’ll get the game and all of its in-app purchasable extras for free. I am in no way associated with this game. The developer is just a long time reader of the site, so I like to help him out here and there.

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Sega Classics 25 game bundle for Fire TV is on sale for $9.99 — First Sale Ever [Expired]

As part of Amazon’s Digital Day sale that is currently live, the Sega Classics bundle is on sale for $9.99. Of course, I included this deal in my Digital Day sale roundup post, but it’s definitely worth highlighting on its own. At 33% off the regular price of $14.99, this is the first time this game bundle has ever been on sale. For $9.99, you get 25 classic Sega games that are playable using either your Fire TV remote control turned sideways or a game controller.

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