Recently on Twitter I’ve had a nice trickle of new followers, including someone by the name of @retroga_me. I noticed that he does a few Youtube videos called Massive-DMG, and I giggled a little saying “Heh, just like DMG-01“. But it turns out that this gentleman, just like myself, is a huge GameBoy fan with a huge GameBoy game collection!
Doing a little bit of research on the different colours of GameBoy Pocket, I honestly thought there was a Silver, Clear, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, and Black models of the GameBoy Pocket. I then reminded myself that that US received an exclusive “Ice Blue” GameBoy Pocket that was a metallic light blue colour. However I found this image on a website to discover a whole lot more! Continue reading →
Today’s carboot sale was a bit better than then last time I went about 2 or 3 weeks ago. Even better was that I took my dictaphone with me to record what went on at the scene. You’ll be hearing that on the next episode of Stalking the Retro.
Oh yeah! I got myself two GameBoy pockets for £15! One of them is an original silver GameBoy Pocket with the silver bevel and missing battery indicator. The rear is a bit scratched up because uses that silver paint that scratches easily. But for £7.50 it was a steal over the £50 GameBoy Light at Retro Revival! Continue reading →
When I was younger, and the internet didn’t exist, or at least was in it’s infancy and all you really had to know about video games were from TV and magazines. One way to get your game noticed is to attach it to a franchise that people, kids in this, will notice. Heck the first video game I ever played was Atari Star Wars, so a franchise got me into playing video games! However there’s a catch to these, not all games based on franchises turn out good. I didn’t really own any terribly bad games as a kid, but one game comes to mind as one of the most dull games I ever owned on my childhood format of choice, the GameBoy. This game was We’re Back; a game based on the movie and story book of the same name. The movie was animated by a studio called Amblimation. The studio was funded by Steven Speilburg, and would eventually become Dream Works. Under the Amblimation name, they made the great An American Tail: Fievel Goes West that grossed a huge 65 million dollars. However, We’re Back only grossed a miserly 9 million dollars, because of this We’re Back was only officially released in cinemas in the US.
So I get home from work and I see some letters and parcels left on the stairs. One of which was a copy of the awesome Pengo on the Sega GameGear, now that I now possess one! However I noticed an opened letter and I thought to myself “Oh great, my mother’s been reading my letters again” to notice that the date on it was from back in 1992, and the rest made for one awesome night of childhood nostalgia!
You might be very aware that I love the GameBoy. The whole theme of the blog alone is a dead give away! Youtuber, NickplosionFX, made a video called Press Start that features a whopping two hours and forty five minutes of GameBoy intros and title screens. It’s “alleged” that every GameBoy title screen is in the video, however, Nickplosion explains that he used Wikipedia and other sources to compile a list of GameBoy games, so he admits that it won’t have absolutely every title screen in the video. But for two hours and forty five minutes, he’s got to be damn close!
With some great help from people on Twitter, I’ve been able to grab some high quality second hand GameBoy games, cheap, and complete in box at very good prices. One of which is Tetris 2 on the GameBoy; a game I remember seeing back in the day, but I didn’t get it. I wasn’t too keen on getting the game at a premium price, so finding the game complete for under £7 on eBay was a great find! Continue reading →
For those who haven’t been keeping up with my tweets or the Stalking the Retro Podcast. My good friend Jeremy sent me a GameBoy game that I’ve been seeking out for a while, X, or Ekkesu if you’re Japanese; they don’t have an X in their alphabet, so they have to spell it with four Japanese characters. Speaking of Japanese language, this game is REALLY heavy in Japanese, so I was given the task by Jeremy to create (what we believe will be) the first English walk through. Continue reading →