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Game Boy

Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy


Vadu Amka's Red and Blue design
May 05
// Jordan Devore
I hadn't connected the dots until now, but artist Vadu Amka is responsible for a number of cool custom game system projects I've seen online, some more practical than others. This latest one, a Pokemon-themed Game Boy, makes ...
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Kirby

Kirby's Dream Land 2 free with Triple Deluxe download in Europe


Double down on Kirby
May 05
// Jordan Devore
European gamers who buy Kirby: Triple Deluxe from the 3DS eShop prior to July 13, 2014 will receive a free download code for Kirby's Dream Land 2, Nintendo has announced. This 1995 Game Boy title is a reminder of that phase w...
Game Boy Color photo
Game Boy Color

More Game Boy Color games may be coming to the 3DS, including Lufia: The Legend Returns.


And Harvest Moon 3
May 01
// Chris Carter
I think there's a distinct lack of Game Boy Color games on the 3DS, but that may change soon based on some recent Australian Classification ratings. Harvest Moon 3 and Lufia: The Legend Returns have been rated, noting a poten...

Happy 25th Anniversary, Game Boy!

Apr 21 // Brittany Vincent
Eventually, Dad surprised me with Pokémon Yellow and a green Game Boy Pocket a few years later. Then, when my cousin bragged about his purple Game Boy Color, I knew I had to have one too. It only snowballed from there.  But there's one thing that has never changed: the admiration for this handheld that's stuck with me through dalliances with the Game Gear and other technological goodness. I thought the Cybiko might be my new love briefly, but I was blinded by the ability to have mobile AIM for all my RPs. I was stupid. On May 18, I will be the same age as my favorite handheld gaming system, and it's pretty cool to say I grew up with it. So buy yourself an entire cake and eat it, Game Boy, because we've had a hell of a time, you and I. What about the rest of you? What are some of your stories? Favorite games? Join us in celebrating and let us know!
25 years of Game Boy photo
We're almost the same age!
With fond memories of SolarStriker and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, today I wish the original Game Boy a very happy 25th anniversary. The little handheld that could came into this world kicking and screaming, setting a...

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Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues


Start
Feb 20
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Twitch Plays Pokemon is a huge deal. So huge, in fact, it's been causing enormous stress on Twitch's chat system across the entire service. On Sunday Twitch actually moved the channel off of their normal servers onto a dedica...
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Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far


Cooperative gaming taken to a whole new level
Feb 17
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
So that whole Twitch Plays Pokemon thing? It's been viewed over 7.5 million times already. At present there's 75,000 concurrent users watching, and "the total number of unique Twitch members who have participated via chat is ...
Pokemon photo
Pokemon

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet


Can they get defeat the Elite Four?
Feb 14
// Jordan Devore
It could have easily been a disaster, but it's quite the opposite. I cannot stop watching. Twitch Plays Pokemon is a collaborative stream in which Pokemon Red/Blue is played by people in chat. Button inputs (e.g., "up," "down...
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Chiptunes

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge


If his Kickstarter gets funded, that is
Jan 17
// Ian Bonds
Doctor Popular (whom most may know from the Knifetank games) is preparing to unleash his newest chiptune album, Destroy All Presets, unto the world with the help of Kickstarter. Sure, we've all been there, there's a million ...
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Mega Man V

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week


Hopefully a US release is coming soon
Oct 30
// Chris Carter
It appears as if the Mega Man Game Boy collection (referred to as Rockman World overseas) will be complete next week in Japan, as Mega Man V is hitting their 3DS Virtual Console. Celebrated by fans, Mega Man V is often consid...
Pokemon Music photo
New album seeking Kickstarter funding needs your help
I know there are a lot of fans of Pokemon Reorchestrated's Kanto Symphony and Lost Diaries albums out there. The team is now looking to release a new project titled Double Team, which will cover music from the first five gene...

Top Ten Legit Pokemon

Oct 13 // Jim Sterling
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Too legitty to quitty!
With Pokemon X and Y now out for public consumption, you're probably curious as to what the best Pokemon are for your silky pleasures. Fortunately, Jim Sterling is here to drop knowledge bombs in yo' face, and tell which Pokemon are the most legit.  I know lots of things about Pokemon. Let me talk to you about Pokemon.

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English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works


Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Okay, first of all that remix of the Pokemon Red/Blue theme is pretty damn great. So yeah, the Pokemon Origins four episode anime will be coming to North America. The show will air on Pokemon TV on November 15, and will foll...
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JonTron

JonTron died and on the third day rose again


He also plays some Hercules games
Sep 25
// Tony Ponce
In the climactic war between Grump and Not So Grump, the mighty Jafari fell to the cunning Raptor. Tears were shed for the fallen, seemingly lost to the ether for eternity. Lo, Jafari was merely bidding his time, that he may...
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Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
// Tony Ponce
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo...
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Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening's jams get chopped for MeowMeow & BowWow


A fresh Zelda remix EP straight out of GameChops
Sep 07
// Tony Ponce
While some of us were attending PAX and getting all the ladies, others were back home, hard at work in the studio. My buddy Dj CUTMAN produced a brand new Zelda EP through his net label GameChops, and it's ready for mass cons...
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Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
// Tony Ponce
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a...
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Shantae

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches


And don't forget to buy the game on eShop, fools!
Jul 19
// Tony Ponce
The release of EarthBound on the Wii U unfortunately overshadowed the equally long-awaited arrival of WayForward's Game Boy Color gem Shantae on the 3DS. But I'm not about to sit by and allow our spunky little gal pal to be i...
Mega Man Game Boy photo
Mega Man Game Boy

Mega Man II, III, IV, V, and Xtreme are coming to the 3DS


The rest of the Game Boy lineup is coming to the Virtual Console
Jul 18
// Chris Carter
While the first six NES Mega Man games are currently residing on the 3DS Virtual Console, there's one odd man out sitting there all by his lonesome -- Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge -- the first and only Mega Man Game Boy title...
Shantae photo
Shantae

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18


A month-long delay can't stop the sprightly half-genie lass
Jul 10
// Tony Ponce
Good news, everyone! The critically acclaimed Game Boy Color gem, Shantae, was originally scheduled to release on the 3DS Virtual Console on June 20, but unsuspecting technical hiccups delayed the launch until some time this ...
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Tony's Top 5 Mega Mans

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


The REAL list of the Blue Bomber's greatest
Jun 25
// Tony Ponce
I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should...
Zelda photo
Zelda

More games should use the Zelda Oracle link system


It was a pretty revolutionary feature in 2001
Jun 19
// Chris Carter
I was playing the two Legend of Zelda Oracle games -- Seasons and Ages -- on my 3DS recently, and found myself once again appreciating the fairly innovative game-link feature that was implemented by Capcom and Nintendo so man...
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Shantae delay

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July


Game Boy Color platformer no longer planned to hit eShop on June 20
Jun 13
// Kyle MacGregor
The original Shantae will no longer be coming to Nintendo 3DS next week, Wayforward Creative director Matt Bozon has announced. The acclaimed Game Boy Color platformer will now be hitting Virtual Console someti...
Pokémon photo
Pokémon

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos


Catch a Japanese man's head
Jun 01
// Jonathan Holmes
A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed large...
Super Mario Land photo
Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land finally gets a graphics patch


Everybody's been waiting ages for this!
May 22
// Tony Ponce
Super Mario Land: 1989 launch title for the Game Boy and the weakest traditional Mario game in retrospect. You aren't going to find many players claiming this to be the best in the series, even though it was influential in th...
Zelda photo
Zelda

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop


These games are unsung heroes, by the way
May 17
// Chris Carter
Nintendo announced today during their Nintendo Direct event that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be $4.99 for three weeks (down from the price of $5.99) after the May 30th launch. This is basic...
Shantae on 3DS VC photo
Shantae on 3DS VC

WayForward to bring Shantae to Nintendo 3DS in June


Get hype!
Apr 28
// Kyle MacGregor
One of the rare gems of the Game Boy Color era is making a return on Nintendo 3DS. WayForward has announced that the original Shantae is set to arrive on Virtual Console in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand at...
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
// Tony Ponce
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da...
3DS mock-ups photo
3DS mock-ups

Poke Ball and Game Boy-themed 3DS mock-ups are delish


Nintendo must not like our money
Apr 25
// Tony Ponce
A week doesn't go by without Nintendo announcing about a dozen new colors and designs for the 3DS in Japan. Meanwhile, Americans and Europeans get fed scraps once every blue moon. We may be getting the Animal Crossing XL, but...
Tetris photo
Tetris

Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills


Woz the Tetris wiz
Apr 12
// Allistair Pinsof
Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game In...
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Dj CUTMAN

NeverEnding Story and GoldenEye chip mixes plus more


MOONCHILD!
Apr 10
// Tony Ponce
Atreyu! Falcor! Atreyu? Falcor? Game music remixer Dj CUTMAN has organized a bunch of tunes that he's produced for the video group Underbelly into a nifty pay-what-you want pack. Underbelly Beats & Remixes contain a few s...

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