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Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy


Vadu Amka's Red and Blue design
May 05
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 ... read
Kirby

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


Double down on Kirby
May 05
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... read
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
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... read
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... read feature

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues


Start
Feb 20
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... read

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far


Cooperative gaming taken to a whole new level
Feb 17
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 ... read
Pokemon

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet


Can they get defeat the Elite Four?
Feb 14
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... read
Chiptunes

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge


If his Kickstarter gets funded, that is
Jan 17
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 ... read
Mega Man V

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week


Hopefully a US release is coming soon
Oct 30
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... read
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... read feature

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. read feature

English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works


Go back to where it all began
Sep 26
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... read
JonTron

JonTron died and on the third day rose again


He also plays some Hercules games
Sep 25
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... read
Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
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... read
Link's Awakening

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


A fresh Zelda remix EP straight out of GameChops
Sep 07
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... read
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
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... read
Shantae

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches


And don't forget to buy the game on eShop, fools!
Jul 19
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... read
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
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... read
Shantae

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18


A month-long delay can't stop the sprightly half-genie lass
Jul 10
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 ... read
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
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... read
Zelda

More games should use the Zelda Oracle link system


It was a pretty revolutionary feature in 2001
Jun 19
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... read
Shantae delay

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July


Game Boy Color platformer no longer planned to hit eShop on June 20
Jun 13
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... read
Pokémon

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos


Catch a Japanese man's head
Jun 01
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... read
Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land finally gets a graphics patch


Everybody's been waiting ages for this!
May 22
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... read
Zelda

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop


These games are unsung heroes, by the way
May 17
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... read
Shantae on 3DS VC

WayForward to bring Shantae to Nintendo 3DS in June


Get hype!
Apr 28
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... read
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
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... read
3DS mock-ups

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


Nintendo must not like our money
Apr 25
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... read
Tetris

Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills


Woz the Tetris wiz
Apr 12
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... read
Dj CUTMAN

NeverEnding Story and GoldenEye chip mixes plus more


MOONCHILD!
Apr 10
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... read
Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo offers Mario 64, Super Metroid, and more


Also, Kirby's Pinball Land, and Urban Champion
Apr 08
If you're a Club Nintendo member with 150-200 coins, you're free to go explore the Club's website and nab one of the following four games: Super Metroid (Wii VC - 150 Coins), Kirby's Pinball Land (3DS VC - 150 Coins), Mario 6... read
RetroN 5

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom


Along with a new name
Mar 25
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... read






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