Category: Game Boy

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Retro Spotlight | The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Link's Awakening was directed by Takashi Tezuka, but it first began as a project of Kazuaki Morita. Morita borrowed the company's only Game Boy development kit at the time and in an attempt to discover the true potential and power...

/ November 7, 2016

Warning! This Game Can Only Be Played in a Game Boy Color System!

Part of preserving video game history is preserving the games themselves, obviously. Another part is ensuring that any physical material is preserved; boxes, manuals, promotional materials are essential pieces of the preservation conversation. A smaller, weirder part of the history...

/ October 26, 2016

The Fall

I've been staring at different listings for Game Boy Pocket consoles for about the last month or so. This week, I finally bought one. I stared at it for about a day or so before pushing the button to make...

/ September 22, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid II: Return of Samus

Many successors to NES games took a clear departure from that of their predecessors. The top-down adventure The Legend of Zelda became a difficult side-scrolling platformer. The stage-based action platformer Castlevania became an equally compelling adventure game. Metroid II: Return...

/ August 10, 2016

The Free Cheese Game Club | Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue

The Pokémon Company is celebrating 20 years of its immensely popular RPG developed by Game Freak inc. Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green first released on February 27, 1996 in Japan. While we didn't get the game in North America for...

/ June 14, 2016

Retro Spotlight: Castlevania: The Adventure

Castlevania: The Adventure is the first release for the franchise on Nintendo's Game Boy. It debuted in North America on December 15, 1989, and put players in control of Christopher Belmont, an ancestor of Simon Belmont. In 2009, the game...

/ July 1, 2015

Thank You, Pokemon

I've always wanted to go more in depth as to why I love Pokemon so much. I wrote a piece a while back about how Pokemon helped me when I was younger, but I feel as if I didn't truly...

/ June 27, 2015

Who Did You Choose?

Every week I ask my friends a question about video games and I turn their responses into an article for you to read and respond to. The past few weeks have been a question that requires a bit more thought or...

/ April 24, 2015