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Retro Games Shopping in Akihaba, Japan

Electric town Akihabara; where your dreams become a reality. A place where fans can indulge in the fantasies of cosplay, maid cafes, technology, and video games. Whether it is from the Yodobashi located as you exit the train station, the main strip, or the back alleys filled with maids handing flyers, you’ll almost certainly find […]

Retro Games are Making a Comeback

No matter how many unique weapons, complex objectives, intricate storylines, or virtual acres of free-roaming space are available in these new-fangled state-of-the-art console epics, sometimes you just need to take it back to the simplicity of old-school games.

Oddballs in Gaming: Super Mario Land

Mario has been no stranger to the world of portable gaming. His first venture into the Gameboy was titled Super Mario Land. It was directed by Gunpei Yokoi who was also the creator of the aforementioned system. He developed this game without input of Shigeru Miyamoto and as such the game was contained in its […]

Pokémon GO Fuelling Collector Frenzy?

So, I was browsing through ebay’s Game Boy carts (as collectors do!) and noticed that there’s a lot of original Red, Blue and Yellow Pokémon games that have sold for more than a few hundred pounds recently. I guess the popularity of Pokémon GO could be fueling high collector prices as people try to recapture […]

Project S-11 Blasts Aliens on the Game Boy Color: Today in History- January 3rd, 2001

Overhead shooter games were once the great genre of gaming, no system lived without at least a handful of really good shooters having been released for it. The Game Boy Color is no different, even above the curve in may respects. Take Project S-11 which was released today in 2001, a time when gaming was […]

New Game: Jack B Nimble is a Game Boy Looking Endless Runner for iOS

Who would have thought that the original, salad green, Game Boy would be inspiring game developers 25 years later? We can add Jack B. Nimble for iOS to the list- it also hit Windows, Mac and Linux platforms awhile back. Much like other endless running games, Jack scrolls on without your input leaving you to […]

Hardware Hack: Game Boy Goes HD with HDMIBoy

The original Game Boy, and the follow ups such as the Color, literally changed portable gaming over the decade plus life they enjoyed. Competition came from everyone including Atari (Lynx) and Sega (Game Gear and Nomad) and even NEC (Turbo Express) but they all failed due to one reason or another (battery life, lack of […]

Wacky Wednesday – Godzilla (GB)

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday, a weekly wandering whereupon we wistfully wemem…remember…those wild, wonky worlds we’ve welcomed without–OK, you know what, enough of this alliterative nonsense.  I’m not Alan Moore, and neither are you.  This is just a new feature we’re throwing at the wall to see if it sticks. So here’s the deal: each week […]

GBA Platforming Underdogs Six Pack

This post was originally made available on Gaming on Nintendo on July 7th, 2013: The premise for this article is that it could not be a huge movie success license, made by Nintendo (so no Mario/Wario/Kirby/Donkey Kong/Metroid) and it had to be a 2D side scroller that was pretty much ignored on the shelves.  The […]

Finish Him With An Animality in Mortal Kombat 3 Arcade: Today in History- April 15th, 1995

Mortal Kombat was one of those titles that set a lot of arcades on fire with realistic, digitized, graphics and over the top blood and gore. Gamers were flocking to the machines where ever possible, usually passing the latest Street Fighter II variation to do so. By the time Midway games got to the thrid […]


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