Tiny Cartridge 3DS

Before the 3DS Game Card Case… ⊟
We carried our portable games around like this. Or we just left those plastic cartridges loose in our bags. How did you carry yours around?
It’s rad that we can now fit 18 3DS games in a slightly larger space than what we’d need to hold four Game Boy cartridges back in the day. Props to Kombat Kat for the pic.
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Before the 3DS Game Card Case… ⊟

We carried our portable games around like this. Or we just left those plastic cartridges loose in our bags. How did you carry yours around?

It’s rad that we can now fit 18 3DS games in a slightly larger space than what we’d need to hold four Game Boy cartridges back in the day. Props to Kombat Kat for the pic.

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Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons hit eShop today

It’s a great day for the eShop today! First you’ve got Capcom and Nintendo’s Game Boy Color Zelda releases on the 3DS Virtual Console, both selling for a discounted price at $4.99 each until June 20. The GIFs shown here are courtesy of Floral Lagoon.

There’s also The Denpa Men 2 today, and a free “Imperial” demo for Project X Zone coming on June 4! And on the Wii U eShop, you can take advantage of a “buy one, get 50% off on the other” sale for Mega Man X and Ghosts ‘n Goblins.

As usual, we have the full list of portable downloadable releases and current eShop sales on our releases page

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Original Shantae hits eShop on June 20

A month from now, you’ll be able to buy cult Game Boy Color platformer Shantae — the first original property from WayForward, and the first release that got people to really start noticing the studio — on 3DS’s Virtual Console in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

WayForward is putting out so much on the 3DS this year: this release, Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse, Mighty Switch Force! 2, Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW!, and Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby In 8-Bit Land. I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard more announcements for 2013 either.

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Wonderful bootleg Game Boy cartridges

I found my favorite new tumblr: 76~10MG IN 1. It’s a collection of photos for clone systems and bootleg carts taken from auction sites, like that Chobits-looking thing that’s apparently a Shin Megami Tensei game. I love adding posts to our #bootleg tag.

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Raised by Nintendo handhelds. This is what we’re about. Credit to illustrator/comic maker Afonso Ferreira for capturing the portable gamer’s life growing up (and Mario’s increasing annoyance as the years go by). 

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Incredible cardboard Game Boy Color by MaboroshiTira. The buttons are pushable, the on-off switch moves, and the volume dial rotates. And it’s an enormous, detailed Game Boy Color.

This is a class project for some kind of college design course. I hope she follows up with mockup cartridges for the Game Boy Color’s most beloved classics, like Austin Powers: Welcome to my Underground Lair.

VIA @dannychoo
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The technology behind Pokémon trading explained. Never realized that’s how it works! So simple, yet so elegant.
Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon ConquestSee also: More Pokemon news and media
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The technology behind Pokémon trading explained. Never realized that’s how it works! So simple, yet so elegant.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
See also: More Pokemon news and media [Via puraspokeweas]

More than a decade after the Game Boy Color title’s release in Japan, someone has completed a fan translation for Pokemon TCG 2: The Invasion of Team GR.

For those who played the original, which did release in the U.S. back in 2000, there are a few notable additions in this follow-up from Hudson Soft according to Wikipedia:

"It includes new enhancements such as the ability to play as a female character named Mint, a training mode to help new players, a Deck Diagnosis to rate the effectiveness of a player’s deck, and a new group of antagonists known as Team Great Rocket.

The game features all cards from the original game, along with new cards from the fourth set, Team Rocket, as well as cards originally exclusive to Japanese vending machines and the Pokémon TCG Instructional Video Intro Pack, bringing the total number of cards to 445.”

I wouldn’t go in expecting a grade A translation here, as Artemis251 admits to using “online translators and context clue ad-libbing” for his patch, but it’s possible that might not be a big problem with a game like this.

Buy: Pokemon Black/White Version 2, Pokemon Conquest
Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more
See also: More Pokemon news and media
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Square Enix revealed that the first Dragon Quest Monsters game, known as Dragon Warrior Monsters when it released for the Game Boy Color in North America U.S. 10 years ago, will receive a 3DS remake next year.

Titled Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry’s Wonderland 3D, the game will reportedly feature all of the monsters from DQM: Joker 2 Professional, a lineup of new monsters, new stories, and more. I expect the original’s 8-bit graphics will see a significant overhaul, too.

It’s strange timing for the announcement since Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 releases in the U.S. today!

Buy: DQM Joker 2More Dragon Quest games

Find: Nintendo DS/3DS release dates, discounts, & more

See also: More Dragon Quest posts

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What is the optimal way of playing Pokemon? I have no idea, but the above artwork by Chyna Rose offers this argument for you to consider (click for a larger image).
Alternately, one could contend that real Gengars play Pokemon on Gengar Boy Color. Some food for thought!

Buy: Letters to an Absent Father mini-comics, Pokemon HeartGold and/or SoulSilver


See also: Letters To An Absent Father strips
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What is the optimal way of playing Pokemon? I have no idea, but the above artwork by Chyna Rose offers this argument for you to consider (click for a larger image).

Alternately, one could contend that real Gengars play Pokemon on Gengar Boy Color. Some food for thought!

Buy: Letters to an Absent Father mini-comicsPokemon HeartGold and/or SoulSilver

See also: Letters To An Absent Father strips

[Via Chyna Rose]

Gengar Boy Color, a custom-painted GBC, modded with “Pro Sound” 1/8” line out by NewbanZo.

This Ghost/Poison-type handheld is currently up for auction! NewbanZo describes the custom system:

"Black upper, purple lower with black splatter paint and black battery cover. The whole case has been clear coated with a matte finish to ensure durability. Insides have been cleaned and tested for functionality. Internal speaker has been removed. Brand new screen cover."

The auction ends tomorrow, so bid soon!

Import: Pokemon Black and White

Buy: Pokemon HeartGold and/or SoulSilver (Buy 1 handheld game, get the second 50% off at Amazon)

See also: Super Creepy Pokemon Hack (starring another ghostly Pokemon!), More awesome painted systems

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Dratula: Crazy Vampire for the Game Boy Color. Can you imagine a vampire spinning into the screen of your Game Boy, yelling out, “Somebody stop me!”
At first I presumed this was either a prototype for The Mask's cancelled GBC game, or a hack of Sony Imagesoft's mediocre GB platformer Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but it looks like Universal Studios and Dreamcatcher actually released a top-down action game for the GBC called Dracula: Crazy Vampire back in the day.
I have a feeling that whoever created this artwork mistook the C in the original game’s logo as a T. Unfortunately, the only video I could find online for the original title is this short clip with the Game Over screen.
Buy: Dracula: Crazy Vampire

See also: More bootlegs
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Dratula: Crazy Vampire for the Game Boy Color. Can you imagine a vampire spinning into the screen of your Game Boy, yelling out, “Somebody stop me!”

At first I presumed this was either a prototype for The Mask's cancelled GBC game, or a hack of Sony Imagesoft's mediocre GB platformer Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but it looks like Universal Studios and Dreamcatcher actually released a top-down action game for the GBC called Dracula: Crazy Vampire back in the day.

I have a feeling that whoever created this artwork mistook the C in the original game’s logo as a T. Unfortunately, the only video I could find online for the original title is this short clip with the Game Over screen.

Buy: Dracula: Crazy Vampire

See also: More bootlegs

[Via Polk]