Welcome to RANews, your #1 source for everything RetroAchievements.

Community Submitted Content

RANews thrives on community submitted content, Wish This Set, Play This Set and RAdvantage are only possibly if you allow it to be and send us your submissions for those articles. If you have any contributions that you would like to see featured in these articles, please send them in a direct message to RANews.

We are also looking for submissions for a new planned series where your RA stories can be shared with the rest of the community. As achievement hunters, we’re always seeking new mountains to conquer. We crave that dopamine rush from finally earning that tough achievement, finishing a lengthy grind, or acquiring a rare drop. We at the RANews team want to give you the opportunity to share that excitement! Write at least one paragraph sharing the story of one of your most hype gaming moments, send it in a direct message to RANews, and you may appear in an upcoming issue.

Quick Overview

What to expect from this issue.

Set of the Month

See how the community voted on the latest Set of the Month polls.

This Month In Retro

Nepiki continues with this new segment to take a look at what happened in the retro scene in August of 2000.

Monthly Stats

We have collected a bunch of stats from July for your enjoyment.


User and developer milestones for various categories.

Current Events

List of running events in the RetroAchievements scene that are still open to join.

Community News

Stay up to date with all the latest RA community news.

RAScript Tutorials

Etron has another RAScript tutorial showing how to use the Challenge Indicators in Mega Man for NES.

Play This Set

Community members talking about their favorite sets and why you should play them.

Wish This Set

Wish This Set is intended to convince other members to request a game that doesn’t have an achievement set yet.

[For those who don’t know if a game doesn’t have achievements, you can Request a set for it by clicking in the Request Set link in the game’s page.]


Check out the latest RAGuide by Glendaal to master The Adventures of Dino Riki.


Master Akumajou Densetsu with a few tips on getting the challenging Proof of Blood achievement.

HotCheevs Monthly

List of achievement sets released in the last month.

Revisions and Rescores

Which sets got a revision or a rescore.

Art Updates

Which sets got their game icons and/or badges changed.

Top Players

Some statistics about the top 300 players of RetroAchievements and how they progressed over the last month. New updates for this month data.


Highlighting the members who have been with us and for how long.

Top Masteries

Who are the champions of each console? This section takes a look at which users have the most mastery badges for various categories.

Most Wanted Games

List of games with no achievement sets that community is excited to see. Hopefully it can encourage some achievement creators to pick a game and create a set for it. Check out which system was selected to assist with DevQuest 007 this month.


In this issue SporyTike brings a new Spot the Difference challenge from Zillion (Master System).

How to Contribute with RANews

If you have an idea for an article to be published in the RANews, please go to the RANews profile page and send us a message.

Keep in mind that the article must be written in Markdown format. If you don’t know it, you can learn it in 10 minutes following this online tutorial here: (it’s pretty similar to what you may be already using on discord).


The RANews project wouldn’t be possible without the contributions of many passionate community members. Special thanks to the members who made this issue possible.

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