Category: Game Boy

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Retro Spotlight | Metroid II: Return of Samus

This week marks the release of Metroid: Samus Returns. It's the first Metroid game to be released on the 3DS family of systems, the first Metroid game since Other M's...

/ September 13, 2017

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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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....

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ April 24, 2015

A Pokémon Life

Imagine a world full of endless possibilities. You can be anything you want. President? Go for it! Own a small business? Get yourself a loan. Teach under privileged children? Mold...

/ November 24, 2014

Game Boy Memories: Game Gear

If you were hip in  1991, you probably had some of the following “cool” accessories: Reebok Pumps, perfectly round sunglasses, a Sony Walkman with a Bell Biv Devoe tape (stretched...

/ August 27, 2014

The Free Cheese Monthly Game Club 001- Metroid II: Return of Samus

Starting on August 1, 2014, The Free Cheese is going to do a monthly game club. You can imagine it being like a book club, but who reads books? We...

/ August 1, 2014