Gaming Pickups (08/05/2013)

I went into town today, and I went into the Bowes and Co. second hand shop and saw some gaming stuff that was begging to be picked up!

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A pretty pristine GameBoy Pocket with a few games and a R4 card with a Micro SD card!

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Bowes and Co. had another GameBoy Pocket, which they had for a while, but it’s screen looked like it was scrubbed with sand paper! But this one is really nice, a little dusty, the back needs a bit of a scrub with a cotton bud as it looks like chocolate is on one of the screws in the case.

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As expected, the GameBoy’s screen, from GameBoy to Gameboy Pocket, doesn’t have the best screen due to it slow refresh rate. So there’s plenty of blur when there’s a lot of movement on screen. But with GameBoy Gallery, shown above, it recreates Game & Watch games, and the animation it very limited, so it doesn’t suffer to much from screen blur.

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As for the R4, it works, and there’s a few games on the R4 card. Most of which aren’t terribly interesting to me. The¬†previous¬†owner of this had to be a kid, it has so many Pet simulators on it. But I’ll been sticking emulators and ROMs on this bad boy to get a retro fix on my DS-Lite.

Now I own every GameBoy that was released in the west. However there’s the GameBoy Light that was released in Japan. Can I find one to complete my GameBoy family!