190 posts tagged Game Boy
Donatello Game Boy ⊟
To quote Juicy J, “All this green in my pockets, you could call it turtle power.” Fitting tributes to the best turtle from the arcade game. The fanart comes from Thomas Mikkelsen, while the Game Boy mod is from Balkani.
Crocheted Slime, Game Boy, Pokeball iPhone cases ⊟
I can’t believe I wasn’t able to get to these sooner, because oh my god there was a crocheted Slime in my inbox for like a week. MaDonna Sheehy made these rad iPhone cases, and put them for sale on Etsy.
I don’t want to influence your purchase decision too much, but I will say that if crocheted Slimes become a trend, my time on Earth will have been worth it.
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"Blue Red Love" ⊟
Shout-outs to all the Game Boys, Link Cables, Pokémons, and Rare Candies out there. This tribute to all those beloved things comes from Georgina Chacón (portfolio/DeviantArt) and will be featured at Fangamer ♥ Attract Mode. That “Game Art/Chiptune/Indie Arcade/Drinkathon Seattle Special” kicks off at 1927 Events on August 30 — jump to the Facebook event page here.
Smash Bros’ latest assist is a Game Boy gem ⊟
The newest assist trophy — items that allow fighters to summon a video game character to help them in Smash Bros. — is Sable Prince from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, or The Frog For Whom the Bell Tolls.
"He transforms into a snake or a frog, and unloads multiple attacks on any opponent he catches. Keep attacking your foes when they’re trapped in his dust cloud."
Longtime readers will remember the title as first-party Game Boy release that never made it outside of Japan. We’ve featured it here several times in the past because it’s super charming, it shares a lot of similarities with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and it received a fan translation a few years ago — go back and play it!
Boxart image is via Shinju Forest.
What is there to not love about this photo? ⊟
That mustache. Those pants. The cradled cat. RUDE DOG. I was never this cool as a kid. Thanks to tommy_hoodninja for the pic.
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Seems like Game Boy graduated just the other day ⊟
And now it’s 25! Oh, how time flies. :oP
This photo comes from photographer Laura Greenfield’s book Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood.
You did it, Game Boy ⊟
You made it to 25 years old (in the U.S.). With some nudging from Game & Watch, you kicked off an entire line of Nintendo portables. You made Tiny Cartridge possible. You gave us the best Zelda. You popularized chiptunes. You are awesome.
I should have prepared a better image or a post, but I forgot about the system’s North American launch anniversary, so this is what we have. I’m tweeting a bunch of throwback Game Boy photos, though, and I have a number of posts that have sat in my Tumblr Likes for years, which I’ll get around to sharing over the next few days. Props to Cait for the GBP pic.
The most beautiful Game Boys ⊟
I love, love, love these. I am SO tempted to pick one up and throw on a front light mod, then not play any other console for the rest of my life.
If Shovel Knight was released for Game Boy ⊟
… it would probably look a lot like this mock-up from Johan Vinet. You know what a Game Boy is, right? It’s one of those old things that looks like an iPhone case.
Kids react to Game Boy ⊟
You can watch kids giving their impressions on the antiquated handheld right after the break. It’s what you’d expect — young’ns flabbergasted by the old tech and surprised it was ever able to find success.
Even going into it expecting the worst, I wasn’t prepared for how much it would hurt when one of the teens dismisses the Game Boy with “It’s not like there’s going to be any amazing games on it.” Had to walk a few circles around the room, fists clenched and muttering to no one in particular, before I could convince myself not to tool up and roll out.
The video (GIF is via Fried Rice Sunday, by the way):
Support the Parishverse of game history projects ⊟
USGamer EIC and personal hero Jeremy Parish has launched a Patreon to help support his multifarious side projects, including Metroidvania.net, the Anatomy of Games series, and Game Boy World, in which he plans to play, discuss, and produce a video about every Game Boy game. “The costs for producing these sites are mounting, so I’d like for them to become self-sustaining,” Parish said on the Patreon page. “I’m not aiming to get rich off these projects. I have a day job!”
Not only are all these projects deeply worthy, on a personal level I know exactly what it’s like to want to write about games as a hobby when you’re not at your day job of writing about games. If not for that very specific kind of insanity, there’d be no Tiny Cartridge. Although, even though I always thought of myself as a hard worker and a prolific writer when I was at Joystiq (and here), Jeremy’s output has always been beyond what I could even imagine writing. How does he do it? Well, now, with your help.
Oh hey, and if you still have some money you want to put towards video game websites, there’s always Club Tiny. <3
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Retro Waterproof Case for PS Vita ⊟
Hey, this makes your Vita look like a Game Boy! It also makes it… waterproof…
It’s $13.99 from Play-Asia, if you want to play some Spelunky in a nice bath and oh man I was joking but actually that sounds really great.