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4:00 PM on 03.27.2014

Impressions: Shin Megami Tensei

I've drained my iPhone's battery a few dozen times playing Shin Megami Tensei ($5.99, iPhone, available now) these past few weeks, so I felt it was time to weigh in with my impressions on this vintage role-playing game.

Dale North

1:00 PM on 03.25.2014

Advance Wars is Europe's first GBA title for Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo UK announced on Twitter that the region's first Game Boy Advance title to hit the Wii U Virtual Console will be none other than Advance Wars. Intelligent Systems' masterful turn-based strategy game is coming to the p...

Jordan Devore

8:00 AM on 02.20.2014

Australian Classification Board rates two GBA games

Nintendo recently revealed that GBA games would be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console, and we're already aware of Metroid Fusion, Mario and Luigi Super Star Saga, and Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3 would be ...

Chris Carter

3:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Natsume confirms that Nintendo is working on GBA VC

Once upon a time, Nintendo delivered a handful of Game Boy Advance classics (like Metroid Fusion) to the 3DS as part of the Ambassador program. The only problem is, they never really followed up on adding any GBA ga...

Chris Carter



Time lapse: Nine Nintendo handhelds battery tested photo
Time lapse: Nine Nintendo handhelds battery tested
by Jordan Devore

In this pleasant little video from Family Gamer TV, nine Nintendo handhelds are battery tested including the brand new 2DS. The results aren't terribly surprising -- the 3DS line all kick off fairly close to one another, at around three to four hours of maximum screen brightness -- but those Mugen batteries come off looking like champs. I hadn't even heard of them before.

The video also serves as a reminder that the Game Boy Advance SP was a tremendous system, though that's probably something you all don't forget. Too bad they couldn't dig up a Game Boy Micro for the test. There's always next time.

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9:00 PM on 09.30.2013

Pokemon grave stone fills me with all the feels

Among the readers here, I'm sure there are a few who are so engaged in videogames that they've effectively become your identity. Will your game-playing habits be what you are remembered for long after you've passed on? A man ...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 06.25.2013

Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Carter's picks)

It's no secret that fellow Destructoid author Tony Ponce and I enjoy a hearty serving of Mega Man on a daily basis. While I'll let Tony speak for himself in his own "Ranked" article, the reasons why I love the Mega Man series...

Chris Carter

2:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Super Retro Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GBA

The Super Retro Console and Adapter by Retro-bit doesn't have the best name, but I like what it could do for my old game collection. It accepts carts from the SNES, NES, Genesis, and through an adapter, GBA, covering mos...

Dale North

1:30 PM on 04.25.2013

Every (Japanese) GBA cartridge ever released for sale

Wouldn't it be cool to own every Game Boy Advance cartridge ever? It's still one of my favorite systems, and I've become obsessed with owning as many carts as possible these last few years. Trips to Japan have me bringing bac...

Dale North

7:00 PM on 04.20.2013

Mother 3 fan translators offer their patch to Nintendo

Nintendo recently announced that they're releasing EarthBound on the Wii U virtual console in the U.S. and Europe. Then they debunked the theories that it hadn't been previously re-released because the music sounded too ...

Jonathan Holmes





12:30 PM on 03.25.2013

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom

Ahead of release, Hyperkin's upcoming RetroN 4 console has become the RetroN 5. With the change comes increased support: the new system count is NES, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, and Game Boy A...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 03.05.2013

RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis, and ... GBA?!

Ahead of a full reveal later this month, Hyperkin has begun talking about its latest system, the RetroN 4. This bad boy has slots for NES, Super Nintendo, Genesis, and Game Boy Advance cartridges, as well as six controller po...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 02.05.2013

Ranked: The five best Fire Emblem games

Fire Emblem is a pretty mysterious series to many gamers out there. Firstly, it's a strategy RPG (SRPG), which already places it in an established niche. Then you have to consider the fact that Nintendo didn't release the ser...

Chris Carter



Double the Trouble! OC ReMix's massive DKC3 album photo
Double the Trouble! OC ReMix's massive DKC3 album
by Tony Ponce

I remember when OverClocked ReMix started producing full arrange albums nearly a decade ago. The second official release was 2004's Kong in Concert, a tribute to the SNES classic Donkey Kong Country. It clearly shows it's age, and all the contributing artists have since honed their skills immensely. Still, it remains on my music rotation to this day.

Fast forward six years, Serious Monkey Business drops. The level of overall improvement was readily apparent. I seriously believe it's one of OCR's strongest projects.

Now the trilogy is complete. Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble! is manages to dethrone Maverick Rising as the biggest OCR album to date, clocking in at 77 tracks from 69 artists across five discs at five-and-a-half hours in length. It covers not only the Super Nintendo tunes but also the radically different Game Boy Advance soundtrack. Even series composers David Wise and Robin Beanland offer up an arrangement of their own!

The time is "ripe." Get it? Don't look at me like that. Just... just go download the damn thing, foo'.

Donkey Kong Country 3: Double the Trouble! [OverClocked ReMix]

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11:00 AM on 12.01.2012

Who wants to buy every Japanese GBA game ever?

There is something very awe-inspiring about seeing every game for a particular platform in one place, like looking out an airplane window while flying over a major city and feeling like a god who could reshape the land with b...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 09.26.2012

100% Series Retrospective: Kingdom Hearts

[Read on for a description of every Kingdom Hearts game ever released in the US, and my completion of all of them in 2012.] So I kind of realized that I was powering through both the Resident Evil and Tony Hawk...

Chris Carter