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I want this ugly GameBoy game SO MUCH!

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Seriously! Look at it! It’s a GameBoy Multicart that’s simply two GameBoy carts stacked on top of each other! I can swear by looking at it that it’s taller than a GameBoy Camera; possibly taller than a GameBoy Game Genie! It’s totally ridiculous, but that in itself make me want it more! Plus I like to point out that this multicart has a button on the top. I’ve seen these before, they’re used to switch between games on the cart. I had a pirate multicart once; you had to keep flicking the on and off switch rapidly to switch between games. It was a pretty good multicart too that featured Dr. Mario (but I already own it by the time I got it), Klax, MotoCross Maniacs and of course the obligatory Battle City; because every multicart needs a version of Battle City on it! Continue reading

Rest In Peace Greg Martin

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I could tell you a few reasons why Greg Martin is brilliant, throw you a wiki paste of generic information you will forget when you leave here to play your two hundred strong steam game library of games. BUT you’re here now, and my mother always said you shouldn’t bother listening to strangers and we all know our mothers talk shit. So settle down and hear this good friend.

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Greg Martin had talent for creating original art for animation shows and video games like Adventure Island, Bomberman 2, Taz Mania, Thundercats, The Jetsons and my favourite series the Sonic the Hedgehog games. But Greg had another talent, he was a dreamweaver too. Cast your mind back to the days of three button controllers and a glitch in a game meaning you hit the reset button instead of never playing the game again and forgetting the hard work the developers spooned into the cart you bashed around your bedroom like a kid starved of Lego. Well before I digress, what I mean by Greg Martin being a dreamweaver is way before sonic had a voice and green eyes, all I would have to help my imagination build on the world set out in the a videogame is the artwork like that of Greg Martin’s and quite honestly I was spoiled. Continue reading

Review for Adventure Island on the GameBoy

As you may have seen from a yesterday’s post, I picked up a GameBoy Pocket with a copy of GameBoy Gallery and Adventure Island. Well I’ve been playing it a lot yesterday and today, and I’ll have to say I’m pretty impressed with it!

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