Nintendo announced two Metroid titles today: Metroid Prime 4 and a 3DS remake of the 1991 Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus, to be called Metroid: Samus Returns. Metroid superfans haven’t been waiting as long as Beyond Good & Evil fans, but this is still a coup. Best of all, the war between 2D and 3D Metroid…
Grant Haack, who goes by Snip3r95 on Imgur, found an old Pokémon cartridge while wandering around a flea market. The game only set them back $5, but actually getting the Game Boy classic up and running required some serious elbow grease.
Can you believe it? On February 27, 1996, the first games in the Pokémon series were released in Japan. The world has never been the same.
The original generation of Pokémon had 150 special monsters to find. One of the most elusive was the legendary psychic type Mewtwo. But if there was a Mewtwo, that left a question: where was the original Mew?
This might be the wildest thing I have seen in 2017 so far, holy cow. Watch in wonder as someone uses Pokémon Yellow to push the boundaries of what a Game Boy is capable of.
“I battled a Mew and it deleted my save file” almost sounds like a creepypasta and yet, it is completely real. Welcome to the wild world of Pokémon Red and Blue glitches, where terrifying corruptions are possible.
Satoru Okada, who was General Manager of Nintendo Research & Engineering before he retired in 2012, said in a recent interview with Retro Gamer Magazine that no one on the handheld team liked the idea of the DS when it was first proposed. If some folks had gotten their way, Nintendo would have produced a successor to…
When you think about it, it’s amazing this didn’t pop up earlier.
There has never been a good Akira game. There have been bad ones, however, and more interestingly, there have been cancelled ones like this Game Boy effort, the remains of which were recently bought by a video game collector and are somewhat playable.
Fun fact: the Game Boy Color’s memory doesn’t disappear when you turn it off. Players are taking advantage of this quirk in 2016, and using it to bend and break games in entirely new ways.
And you thought the Game Boy Micro was small. Jeroen Domburg’s custom lil’ handheld here is small enough to fit on a keychain. It’s so small you can’t even read the text.
Ah, to be living in simpler times. If only a Nintendo handheld was enough to distract us from 2016's Hellscape of an election (this is from a 1992 issue of GQ Magazine).
Pokémon may be famously cheery, but the series has its share of dark, spooky myths. The most famous of those have got to be the ones about Lavender Town.
By all accounts, the Nintendo Switch looks like the sort of portable-console hybrid that many were speculating about ever since initial rumors about the new hardware first started to circulate. It’s weird to think of Nintendo moving forward without releasing a new, strictly stationary console. For many of us, the…
The fifth annual Game Boy Jam just wrapped up last weekend after receiving over four hundreds of entries. The rules were simple: all assets had to be created during the jam, the screen resolution had to match the original Game Boy, and each game could only include up to four colors. You can currently find all of them…
You can’t stick a Game Boy Color cartridge in a Game Boy. Most of ‘em won’t work. Here are almost 1000 examples of games telling you that.
Fun fact: the concept art for Pokémon Red and Blue games showcased a female character that never actually made it into the final game. Actually, gender options for the main character didn’t appear until Pokémon Crystal, in 2001.
It’s not uncommon for home and handheld consoles to get a drastic makeover in the years after their launch. Sometimes even after they’ve begun playing second fiddle to a new more powerful sibling.
What do you do with your old Game Boy? Some of us try and boot it up for the first time in decades, while others look at this brick that we played with in our childhood and make something of it.
Speedrunners have long been exploiting 8-bit games by “reprogramming” them. Pixel-perfect inputs can be used to trigger memory events, usually for the purpose of beating games in fractions of the time it would ordinarily take. A similar exploit exists in the classic Mario Game Boy game 6 Golden Coins, but it exists in…