20 posts tagged tiny
Tiny Cartridge & Etrian Odyssey IV QR code
Etrian Odyssey IV owners, here’s one more quest you can send your party to complete in the game, if you don’t mind taking orders from some Tumblr blog’s mascot. Though you’ll need to have reached The Hall of Darkness (6th Maze) to access the quest, if you’re not at that point yet, you’ll have this whole weekend to fight your way there! :oP
I was supposed to post this forever ago, I know, but at least more of you will have played enough of the game to be able to unlock the quest now! Much thanks to @oliviactually and @kamiwoo for their help.
Someone made a tiny appearance in They Bleed Pixels, the gothic lolita action-platformer from Spooky Squid Games. I heard a lot of great things about this when it released for PC last week, but now that we know Tiny is in it, it’s safe to say They Bleed Pixels is Game of the Year material.
I’ve no idea what compels people to drop Tiny into their games, but we’re super appreciative that they love him enough to do it, and can’t thank them enough for it. We actually have a few other Tiny games we’ve been meaning to mention here… We’ll get to them really soon!
Buy: Tiny Cartridge sticker packs for DS/3DS
See also: More Tiny posts
[Thanks, Rich and everyone who sent this in!]
I can’t believe how many platforms Tiny has now appeared on because of Wizorb — Xbox Live Indie Games, Windows/Mac, PlayStation Network, and now iPhones!
It’s a fantastic game that combines brick breaking with a fantasy RPG. And it has a charming retro look from Paul Robertson, maker of rad pixelart and animations.
Buy: Wizorb for Windows/Mac/Linux See also: More Wizorb posts
Happy holidays from Tiny Cartridge! We hope Santa left you lots of portable games (or a console) under your tree! Why not share your Christmas spoils in our comments?
This fabulous art, by the way, comes from the awesome Ashley Davis — who you might remember teamed up with us to create the Meteor Night cartridge art for this year’s My Famicase exhibition. If you’re not already following her personal or No Marios blog, you should!
See also: More Ashley Davis art
Tiny Cartridge turns 3(D) birthday microgame by Duncan Robson, proprietor of this fine WarioWare snapshot blog.
There’s still time to leave us birthday wishes and win free stuff in the process! To thank our readers for sticking with the site, we’re unloading a bunch of free stuff we’ve been sent over the past year — just tell us why you love/hate Tiny Cartridge here for a chance to win some prizes:
- LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3D shirt and ocarina
- Star Fox 64 3D scarf
- Dragon Quest VI and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
- Two Mystery / Sports games for Wii
- A frickin’ awesome set of double-sided Mega Man posters from the super talented Adam Sidwell
Remember that this is just a mini-giveaway we’re throwing to hold you over until our REALLY big contest with huge prizes. And! We also have a very neat competition coming up for Bit.Trip Saga/Complete really, really soon.
See also: More Nintendo 3DS news
Tiny Cartridge is growing up! Today is the third anniversary of when we decided to supplement our blogging jobs with blogging hobbies, and start posting random DS and import posts, and embarrassing Cutman videos to the weird site you see before you.
Although it might seem at times that we don’t do much outside of putting up our 3-5 posts every day, we actually accomplished a lot this year! We appeared in an EGM article, participated in the Retronauts podcast, provided live moral support during an Adventure Island session, kicked off DS Dates, popped up in an awesome indie game or two, looked at a donkey, and took part in the illustrious My Famicase exhibit with an awesome cart we designed with Ashley Davis. And of course we covered the hell out of the newly launched Nintendo 3DS.
We have a crazy giveaway planned for this birthday, but since we’re running our Bit.Trip Saga / Complete contest soon, you’ll have to wait a few weeks for that.
We’re still going to to get free stuff in your hands, though! Come celebrate with us in the comments by telling us what you love (or hate) about Tiny Cartridge, and we’ll hand out a few goodies and games to the best b-day wishes.
Tiny comedy and tragedy masks by J.S. Dresch (click for a larger image). J.S. created this rad wall sculpture for our Birthday Contest Of Forever event several months ago — it kind of inspired the “disapproving” expression we use for lackluster releases at DS Dates.
And while we’re talking about masks, we hope you enjoy our new “Super Tiny Cart” banner featuring Tiny as Super Mario Bros. 2’s Phanto. Jess Ragan (The Gameroom Blitz, GORF GBA) donated this awesome art for our use, and we hope it will dissuade any readers from picking up any scattered keys that clearly do not belong to them.
Though we’re awful at returning your emails and tweets, we do love our readers. When we built Tiny Cartridge, we never dreamed anyone would care enough about our little site — much less the silly mascot we whipped up on a whim — to invest their creative talents into Tiny art.
[A Thousand thanks to J.S. and Jess]
The Monster From The ’80s, a cute, pixelart-illustrated children’s book about “monsters, skates, video games, friendship,” and the ’80s from Andrea Interguglielmi.
Formerly a technical artist at Lionhead, Interguglielmi created this 32-page book as a way for you to “show your kids what it was like in the ’80s”. You can buy The Monster From the ’80s at Lulu for $15.90 and preview more pages at this Tumblr blog. As you might have noticed in the images above, there’s a Tiny cameo!
See also: Video game zines
Long before Tiny met Petite (through a mutual, lizardy friend) and set up DS Dates, our blue mascot had a reputation for playing the field, hooking up with any game media format that gave him the time of day.
Since it’s Valentine’s Day, and some of you are at home alone reading this site, we thought we’d let you live vicariously through Tiny with a story about one of his dates way back in the day, originally written by Andrew H. for last year’s Birthday Contest of Forever.
It’s super corny at times, but so is much of the other junk we fill this site with every day. Read on after the break!
I’m unsure where he found it, but reader Offal stumbled upon what appears to be a Chinese bootleg of a Nintendo 3DS emulator. Either that, or it’s a virtual 3DS sent back in time by
SkyNet Nintendo to assassinate the PSP2.
Offal points out it’s a poor facsimile of the advanced device: the top screen displays only six colors in 2D (the bottom shows four shades of gray), and the analog pad, touch screen, cameras, and microphone are inoperable.
It does play a single game, but it’s nothing we’ve heard announced from either Japanese or Western developers. The emulator’s existence was strange enough, but what we found really unsettling is that the (possibly haunted) game features our own Tiny! More info/download link below!:
As dreadful as Mondays are to employees/students returning to the toils of the workweek, having a friend at the office/classroom can make the grind bearable.
Tiny Cartridge reader Randy V., who spends his Mondays-through-Fridays at game developer Big Blue Bubble (Fighting Fantasy), recently brought our mascot Tiny to work to keep him company at the studio. He captured photos of the blue scamp and put together a little comic of Tiny’s adventures, which you can read after the break:
We don’t want you to miss out on an opportunity to win tons of Reformat the Planet merchandise, import Nintendo DS games (Love Plus and Maestro!), collectible Dragon Quest figures, and a bunch of other tchotchkes, so here’s a reminder about our Tiny Cartridge birthday contest!
Again, if you want to win free stuff, just send us something creative featuring or inspired by our mascot, Tiny, to the following email address: contest at tinycartridge dot derp (replace “derp” with com, of course).
We’ve already received some Tiny fanart and even fan fiction — to be honest, we only have a few submissions so far, so if you enter anything cool, it’s likely you’ll win one of our major prizes. Just make sure to send something in by September 12, 11:59 PM EST!
See also: Full details on the contest/prize list
[The algebraic Adventure Time/Tiny Cartridge mash-up above is a contest entry from fastturtle.]