You don’t get the show #26: Christmas in July

With all the sales on games, toys and electronics this summer we decide to celebrate Christmas in July by looking over the top Christmas toys from the 80’s to today. From Transformers to the BeyBlad...

Gaming in the Bathroom

We started out talking about how thanks to handhelds waiting for car repairs and doctors is no longer a big deal and somehow it turned into a talk about gaming in the bathroom....

You don’t get the show #13: Infinite Failure

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare fails PC gamers by splitting its playerbase between Stream and the Microsoft Store, we also discuss inappropriate places to play handheld games and would you touch a Game...

NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant

B allows you to swap your player, and A lets you swipe to attempt to regain the ball. Doing this at the correct time is crucial, and thanks to the game’s clear graphics it’s easier to do than you...

James Bond 007

One example is early on in the game, where you have to sneak past a guard in a bar. To do so you need to shoot out the light so he can’t see you. There’s even a quip - “I left him in the dark”...

The Castlevania Adventure

It was pretty much the same deal as the original game on NES with a few differences. Like the absence of sub-weapons, and hearts actually restored your life which finally makes sense. You could upgra...

Gameboy Micro Famicom Edition

Here is the Micro along side the special edition NES Controller inspired Game Boy Advance SP we got here in North America. It’s crazy to see the difference in the screen size, and just the layout a...

Mega Man V (Gameboy)

Mega Man V is so stuffed full of awesome, that even the standard Mega Buster is pretty much the coolest it's ever been, before or since. In every other Mega Man game (from 4 on NES onward) you could c...

FIFA Soccer 96 (Game Boy)

Back in the era of the classic Gameboy we had our fair share of horrible sport titles. It was a very difficult task to make a sport game playable on such a small screen. With the usual yearly titles t...

Castlevania II: Dracula Densetsu II

My only complaint is I wish Christopher would move a little faster, he seems to be going pretty slow at times especially when you are trying to make a bigger jump or avoid an enemy. Other than that it...

The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle 2

The graphics of the game are quite good. Things look how they are supposed to look and you won't run into objects you think are part of the background. Even people with vision problems like myself wer...

TumblePop

The game plays out over 10 different areas, representing (mostly) real places on earth, such as New York, Moscow, Japan, Egypt, Australia, etc. In the final two areas (SPOILERS) the game sees you trav...

Super Mario Land 2

The gameplay is wonderful! It's a joy to play such an awesome game! You couldn't expect anything less from Nintendo. As sidescrollers were the shit back then, every other would end up mimicking the Ma...

SGB Commander

The A and B buttons are in the exact same spot as on the Game Boy, but if you look above that you will see buttons that are specific to the Super Game Boy like Window, Color, Speed and even a Mute but...

Classic Gaming at E3 2013

Classic gaming is alive and well at E3 2013. For the last few E3's there has been a great section reserved for retro gaming. Each year it has grown and this year it was better than ever!...

Pirate Games: The KT-Super 90 in 1

My top 3 games from this cartridge would have to be Battletoads, Duck Tales, and The Punisher. I’m very aware of Duck Tales and Battletoads, but the Punisher was a nice little surprise. I hadn’t p...

Kirby Tilt and Tumble

A s for the game, it’s well suited to the Gameboy and really did deserve to reach a worldwide audience. It has small, manageable maze levels that are suited to quick bursts of play, and is simple en...

Gex: Enter The Gecko (GBC)

Most noticeable is that the game uses ‘B’ to progress through menus and jump, which goes against the unwritten rule that ‘A’ is the main button. The fact that this is one of the most noticeabl...

The Atari Lynx

As Atari thought they were on a winner with the Lynx II, along came Sega’s Game Gear in 1991. Although the Lynx was far superior than the Game Gear, it could not compete with Sega’s vast advertisi...

Primal Rage: Gameboy

Here comes one of the more decent fighters for the forgotten portable handheld. Primal Rage brings you dino-busting action to the palm of your hand and even though our handhelds nowadays do this with ...

Synthboy

Dust off that first gen Gameboy as we have a very cool interface dock that converts the handheld gaming system into a state of the art 8-bit sound machine. There is a growing community of musicians an...

Super Mario Land

The gameplay is quite good. Just think of Super Mario in a portable handheld and that should say enough. You jump, you get power ups and of course you stomp on bad guys. It's sort of odd that when you...

Sigma Star

The gameplay is quite enjoyable. The main idea of the game is to fly with your ship and shoot down other ships. In the process, you gain experience and eventually level up. This is very important as y...

Atari’s XE Game System

The XEGS also boasted of a huge library of games available for play due to backward compatibility with previous Atari products. While technically true, the game library was deeply aged by the time th...

A look back at the Coleco Mini-Arcades

The early 80's video game boom saw gaming literally appear everywhere. Arcade games appeared in every type of public business you could think of while consoles that hooked up to home television sets ...

The Castlevania Adventure

Be ready to get used to slow gameplay though. Also, be careful with letting your vampire hunter fall because he will fall like a brick. The usual monsters are in this one, bats, big eyes, and more bat...

Bionic Commando: This week’s Classic Download

Fans of the classic GameBoy version of Bionic Commando will be able to purchase this classic on the 3DS, Virtual Console and Nintendo eShop. The Game Boy version of the NES classic BIONIC COMMANDO arr...

Chronicles of an Indie Game Developer

I spent months learning more about game development and improving my programming knowledge before applying for a couple of jobs at local game developers. For my first interview I was told to download ...

Battletoads

Overall, you will get a game that challenges you and keeps you coming for more! You have the great music that keeps you on your feet and well the monsters which you beat up in the most hilarious ways....

Mother

The game is long and fun, the leveling system is simplistic and ideal for a NES game(We don't need it to be so complicated especially when you are trying to have fun). Also, the characters are just yo...

Ad Spotlight: Light Boy

The Light Boy was a necessity for the original Gameboy because there really was not a backlight to the LCD for the original handheld. Strangely enough, it has become a popular collector’s item for c...

Rocman X

The game is quite fun if you want to play something challenging but I advice you that if you don't have any patience you'll be left with a big gap in your head. There is stuff to like and to hate abou...

Pokemon Red/Blue(Gameboy)

This game can give you months and months of fun. Apart from the story you follow, you can even battle friends via link cable with two gameboys. Of course, it'll be real hard nowadays to find someone t...

Flea Market Finds 1

Here are some really kewl finds I was able to find at the flea market. I got them for real cheap ahh you can't beat the flea market prices....

Super Mario Land: OST

Super Mario Land was released for the Gameboy in 1989. This was the first Mario game on the Gameboy and featured Mario going up against a space alien named Tatanga of all people to save Princess Daisy...

Bob-ombs: The Real Threat to America’s Safety?

Cute and cuddly. That's what many think of when they see a Bob-omb. They don't see the sin that drives them, the motives that turn the gears in their little mechanical bodies. Are we going to allow th...

Five Treasured items from my Console Days

Let’s face it, if you weren’t using cheat codes you were missing out on the full gaming experience. The Game Genie changed the way we played console games allowing you to do all types of things wi...

Ode to the Evil Twin

Dark Samus (Metroid Prime): Poison has always been a substance that plagued any living organism but it remained passive and indifferent. It was only used for killing in the hands of its user. In Metr...

Sega Game Gear

One of the major problems was the battery life. The Game Gear only offered five hours of playtime using a whopping six AA batteries. In addition the Game Gear cost significantly more than the Game Boy...

Dig Dug review

Myself, I find this game fun and I often wonder to what level I can get to the next time I play. Considering I've played this game thousands of times since the 80s and I still play it, the game is a c...