Tag Archives: portable

My Favorite Gaming Hidden Gems, Part Four: Theresia (2008, DS)

I’ve been playing and collecting video games since the early 1980’s, and while there’s something to be said for enjoying the greats of the gaming world, there’s no better feeling for me than picking out something I’d never heard of,

Top 3 Stand-Alone GB Games Based On Classic Series (Top 3 Tuesday)

Sometimes one is capable of dealing with life’s shenanigans. Other times life starts punching below the belt. This is my excuse for failure to comment on the last couple of Top 3 Tuesday videos put out by MichaelBtheGameGenie. Enough is

Nintendo Gives Game Boy Players Pokemon Red & Blue – Today in Retro Gaming – September 28th, 1998

When Nintendo brought over the Pokemon franchise it is unclear if they knew it would have been as big a success in the North American market or not.  Sure, now we can look back and say they did everything right

Enix Releases Dragon Warrior I and II on Nintendo Game Boy Color – Today in Retro Gaming – September 27th, 2000

When the original Dragon Warrior game was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System it was quite a departure from the norm.  Prior to Dragon Warrior there were not exactly a lot of role playing games like it available for the

Review – Retroid Nintendo Game Boy Homebrew

Out of all of the games that we see receive fan homages regularly one genre seems to be forgotten just as often.  That is the Arkanoid style brick breaker game, also known as Breakout.  Well, the developers behind Retroid for

Super Mario Run Proves There's No Place Like iPhone

Nintendo characters make legal appearances outside their native hardware roughly once a blue moon, but ladies and gentlemen, the moon’s tinged with a sapphire hue today. Apple just announced a partnership with Nintendo that will bring the No-Bummer Plumber himself

5 Mortal Kombat Ports You Won’t Care to Play

Mortal Kombat.  You either love it or wonder what all of the fuss is about.  There were a couple of eye catching differences when it hit arcades.  First, the graphics, these were not hand drawn cartoon characters like Street Fighter

We Took Super Mario Bros on the Go with Super Mario Bros Deluxe – Today in History – May 10th, 1999

When you think “killer game” you think of something iconic and classic.  Nintendo knew this when they launched the original Game Boy in the late 80’s.  They launched with Tetris packed in.  Smart move.  They updated the Game Boy over

Spider-Man Continues Good Licensed Games Trek with Mysterio’s Menace on GBA – Today in History – February 7th, 2001

Anyone that has been playing games for any length of time has probably tried out a licensed game or two.  The reasons being many and varied but usually it boils down to seeing a familiar character/license amidst a sea of

Arduboy Brings Learning and Games Together Once Again, Not Edutainment- Pre Orders Now Open

Anyone that remembers the early days of video gaming will probably remember the countless attempts by publishers to create a new genre called “edutainment”.  The idea is nearly as old as gaming itself with early titles focusing on math on