Game Boy

Review: 20 Years of Nintendo Power is entertaining history abridged

Scott Pelland can write. As a staff writer and later managing editor of Nintendo Power for 20 years (1987-2007), I can’t think of a better historian to tell “the history of Nintendo through the pages of the official magazine,” which is precisely what Pelland did in the special edition of 20 Years of Nintendo Power. After reading it, I’m convinced he’s the grandfather ...

Fan made Link’s Awakening (Map) in 3D!

As covered in a previous story, blogger and 3D animator, MithosKuu, is trying to recreate the world map of Links Awakening in lush 3D. As of right now he has about 38% of Koholint Island completed, and it isn’t going to stop when he completes it. MithosKuu plans to fully render all of the dungeons in the game including the bonus dungeon only available in DX. However, if you were wondering ab...

Classic Commercials – Game Boy

One of Nintendo’s first commercial campaigns aimed at sucking in the adult/parent market. The DS has certainly improved upon those goals.

Shorter vintage Sega ad: Low-powered systems are for idiots

Over at 1up they’re running a bunch of atrociously bad video game advertisements from the now defunct magazines of yesteryear. Actually, most of the products are defunct too. Having a quality that matches the marketing will do that to you. Funny thing is the Sega Game Gear ad bashing the Game Boy and the people who played it is eerily familiar. The ad is from February 1993 (ancient!), but th...

The Boxxle effect

As I sat watching women’s gymnastics this evening and surfing the Apple App Store for games, I stumbled across a Boxxle knockoff Sokoban game for the iPhone/iTouch. It got me thinking about Boxxle, which came out for the original Game Boy (Egads! Monochrome graphics! How did we deal!?). Boxxle was a fun, but incredibly tough, game. You played a warehouse worker who had to position boxes arou...

Classic Commercials – Doctor Mario

Witch Doctor Mario!? Ooooh Eeeeeeh Oh ah-AHHHHHHHHHH!

Classic Commercials – Link’s Awakening U.S. version

Peepin’ through with an ova’ head view…ah 1993.

Nintendo Spotting: Um, you got that wrong edition

Kudos for making the attempt, and bonus points for the plate, but you get sent directly to jail for the misplaced A and B buttons. Come on! You’d have Mario jump when he’s supposed to be running?! [DeviantArt]

I miss you, Game Boy Player

I’m currently playing Super Mario Advance 4 (SMB3), which is great, but I wish I could play it on my TV. In my effort to consolidate consoles and still play every Nintendo game in 2006, I hastily got rid of my black GameCube after Wii launched. I’m now regretting it–I want a Game Boy Player. In any case, how much you wanna bet the next DS will feature a Virtual Handheld that sell...

Game Boy named most indestructible gadget

Crave says the original Game Boy is the toughest consumer electronic device ever made. From the article: There’s no two ways about it: the original Game Boy is one of the hardest gadgets ever conceived. Rumour has it this beige behemoth isn’t made of plastic, but from the skulls of fallen Gurkhas. If you ever saw one that was broken, it’s because it lost a boxing match with a nuc...