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4:07 AM on 06.16.2009

Plushie center DX: Recent game purchases (1)

Be gentle its my first time. ;)
Part 1

Part 2

Big thanks & hugs to the following:
John from VideoMastersTV   read

7:37 AM on 06.08.2009

Retromans personal jukebox #7 - Pop'n music GB

On this edition of personal jukebox I look at 8-bit renditions of my fave pop n music songs with 5 picks from pop n music GB.

About the game: Pop'n music was originally released in the arcades back in 1998 by legendary music game makers bemani and distributed by konami.

The game is normaly played using a 9 button controller but for the gameboy version you are limited to a 5 button layout due to the lack of buttons the gameboy has.

The gameboy version is pretty good for what it is, certanly alot better than the dance dance revoloution gbc games .

The music is pretty good in the GBC version with most songs being very reconiseable as you can see with the five songs I picked.

This episodes are What I want(euromix), Rockabilly, Holiday, Quick master & I really want to hurt you.







Remember if you have any requests, fan/hate mail or just something nice to say email me @ [email protected] . also add me on twitter @ TheRetroman .


sam.a   read

8:55 PM on 05.22.2009

Retromans personal jukebox season 1 marathon.

As promestd weeks ago, here is season 1 of personal jukebox which ran from late 08 - early 09.

I have posted it in playlist form which contains all 4 episodes in the one video.

Episode guide under video


Episode 1
My personal picks from Haunted castle
Track 1: Bloody tears
Track 2: Cross your heart

Episode 2
My personal picks from sonic R
Track 1:Can you feel the sunshine (instrumental)
Track 2:Living in the city

[color=yellow]Episode 3 [/color]
My personal picks from Daytona USA :Circut championship edition.
Track 1:The American dream
Track 2:The king of speed
Track 3:Lets go away

[color=darkred] Epsode 4[/color]
My personal picks from Haunted castle......again.
Track 1:Level 2 theme
Track 2: Battle with Dracula theme

Again, I am sorry that alot of my stuff is running late.

Well I hoped you liked, New episode should be up after I get that damn happy B'day day 5 article done.

sam.a   read

2:04 AM on 05.07.2009

Plushie center DX - Marvel vs capcom 2 preview

Game: Marvel vs. capcom 2 HD
System: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Developer: Capcom
Release date: June 29 2009

Marvel and capcom fans rejoice marvel vs. capcom 2 is set to be released this June and we PSTripple owners were given a taste with an exclusive demo.
Sadly the 360 owners probably wonít get the demo until the game gets released on XBLA which is still better than the wii owners who are hoping to play this as thereís no planned release for it.(They do have that other vs. capcom game however grrrrr.)
So to those 360 owners who want to play it and those PS3 owners who are unsure whether to download it, I have written a little preview just for you all.

First Iíll give some details on the game for those who have not played or heard of this game before.

Originally an arcade game back in 2002, you get to pick 3 fighters from the capcom and/or marvel rosters and you go at it till the last team is standing.
The demo contains 6 fighters, Ryu, Chun Li, Strider Hiru, Ironman, Wolverine, Spiderman, a decent choice for a demo as they are all simple characters to control.
The demo is sadly limited to local multiplayer only so if you only have one controller or hope to own ass online well....youíre fucked quite frankly.
I was lucky myself to have a second controller lying around, but nobody wanted to play me as my younger brothers were busy.
In the video you can see that I have no one on player 2 minus me setting it up.

The graphics I was inexpertly impressed with as it had some new visual options which made the game much more clear & crisp which was an enjoyment on the eyes.
The sound and controls are the same as the previous versions of this game but I do recommend you use a hori fightstick as it will make the game far more enjoyable.

Well thatís all that really needs to be said about the demo.
Overall I thought the demo could have been a bit better (like adding a single player mode for people that play alone.)
Would I recommend you download it though, hmmm only for the really hardcore players as I donít think it will be a standard gamerís cup of tea.
I would recommend downloading it for parties when there a bunch of your mates around.

You can expect the full version to hit June 29.

Enjoy this footage of me playing the game; sorry for the big glare on the bottom of the screen, I kinda forgot to close the blinds.


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3:51 AM on 04.27.2009

What games you want to see on happy B'day Gameboy day 5?

Well folks, for the very late day 5 edition of happy B'day GB I've decided to record gameplay footage on some of my fave gameboy games.
However I don't think thats enough for something like this so I am also going to record footage of your fave gameboy games also.
For me to find that out you will have to leave a comment on this post and you also may get a mention in the post.

Don;t just sit there.......well sit there you can do and reply now.

I don't have a deadline but I will end it when theres enough request to go around.

Retroman Strawberries.   read

8:17 PM on 04.25.2009

Happy B'day gameboy - Day 4 - The hump (my gameboy collection)

What do you get when you have been up all night, had a few drinks and found yourself completely nakerd?

You get crap like this.

Day 4 of 7 done(Cheaply)   read

12:02 AM on 04.24.2009

Happy B'day gameboy - Day 3 - Personal jukebox episode 6

Day 3 of 7.

On todays episode of Happy B'day gameboy I bring you my 6th installment of personal jukebox with some tracks that came from games which played a big role in my gaming lifestyle.

well since this is the 6th episode of personal jukebox, you may not know what it is.
Personal jukebox is a show where I highlight my fave tracks from certain video games.
I will post a season 1 marathon once I've done with the gameboy party.

Todays tracks are:
stage 1 theme - Kirbys dreamland
stage 1 theme - Super Mario land
theme b - Tetris
FEVER! - Dr.Mario
Intro theme - Pokemon Red
Intro theme - Donkey Kong land 2


I will do this again on the 6th day but with gameboy color games.






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11:35 PM on 04.22.2009

Happy B'day Gameboy - Day 2 - The ads

Day 2 of my 7 day party for the good ol gameboy.

Today I take a page out of my friend flamecondors book and post some of the gameboy ads I have in my magazine collection.

Again, sorry for the quality of the pictures, I have no scanner

Lets start with the Australian ads:

^This has to be the most threatining pokemon ad I have seen, blackmailing us to buying a copy of the gameguide.
This ad was from NMS (nintendo magazine system) .

^A 90s ad from NMS that actually made sense and still holds up today.
This ad was from Pokemon power issue 2 which came with NMS.

Ads from the UK:
While the US & AUS got some pretty wacky ads the UK was more down to earth when trying to sell off a game or add on.
All ads were taken from Gameboy action.

^Tiny toons ad.

^Ads for the following games released bu ocean
From left to right:Prince Valliem, Parasal stars (rainbow islands 2), Super hunchback.

^Ad for gameboy screen.

^LJN gameboy ad and yes I do believe I see Bart,Spiderman, Alien queen, Bill, Ted & Hulk Hogan demanding refunds.

^Ad for kick off.

^More gameboy addons.

^ADs for pop up & Bomb jack.

^A bizzare ad trying to sell of tun & Burn, top gun & pit fighter as good games.

^Gameboy add ons & elite games ads.

^Retrogoggles at its best with the ad for Dr.Frank and I quoted what fistful said about the game.

^More damn gameboy add on ads.

^Action replay ad.

This concludes day 2 of 7 of my gameboy week.

Expect to see either another gameboy review or a gameboy themed episode of personal jukebox.

Retroman strawberries.   read

11:39 PM on 04.21.2009

Happy birthday gameboy: Famicom mini Nazo no MurasamejŰ

Well its the gameboys B'day, to celebrate it I am going to do a ton of gameboy related posts from my old reviews on GB games to ads (like my friend flamecondor did).

Hope you enjoy the first post in the series which is my review of the famicon mini version of Nazo no MurasamejŰ which came out in 2004.

EDIT: This review was originally done in november last year but was redone in Febuary due to a virus wiping my archive clean.

Retroman Strawberry

Lets start the review off with, I LOVE Nazo no MurasamejŰ.

Nazo no MurasamejŰ was originally released in japan for the illfated famicom disk system back in 1986.

It wasnít untill 2004 that we saw a release of this game ported to the gameboy advance under the famicom mini line, which is the version Iíll be reviewing.

You take the role of a samurai apprentice named Takamaru who is on a mission to stop an alien creature who has givin some of his evil power to the bad guys in which they use that power to take over castles.

To stop these really really bad people you must invade these castles and defeat the boss.

Be warned this game is super hard with enemys coming at you nonstop from every corner of the screen, you do have power ups that can help you like the death stars and fireballs which can be trippled with another power up.

You can say this game plays like the legend of Zeldas long lost brother with the top down screen but unlike zelda its not freeroaming but you have to make it to the end of the level.

There are a few different paths to get to the end of the first half of a level, for the second part however there is one path but many dead ends.

You should defenently becareful on which rooms you go through on the second half of a level as you may end up with a flying head chasing you nomatter where you go, sorta like the mask from super mario brothers 2 when you pick up a key.

You may also be lucky as not all the time this head will be in there but a beautiful princes witch gives you bonus points.

As I said this game is very hard but for some of the harder rooms you can use some ninja skills by becoming invisable, so you can attack enemys but they cant get you back which is a good feature for the more frustrating rooms.

Downside to this game is its controlls, they do feel a little stiff at times and you can also get stuck right on the corners of doorways if not careful.

The soundtrack is basically one song but donít worry its actually very good which wonít leave you turning down the volume and honestly is one of my favourite nintendo songs of all time.

The same song was also in super smash brothers brawl that came out for the wii last year.

Also as a bonus, at the start up screen if you hold A+B you get the famicom disk system start up screen.

Takamaru has also appeared in the wii game captain rainbow which I hope to review someday.

Overall this is a classic that we never officially to play, so if you see a copy Bowser & I wholy recommend you buy it.

I give Nazo no MurasamejŰ a 4 out of 5.

How to find a copy!!

The game can be found pretty easily on Ebay, I got my copy for about $15USD for the GBA version but you can get the disk system version for about $10USD.

For Japanese gamers, you can get it off the wiis virtual console for 500 wii points, for the rest of the world it should hit at this years hanibi festival (Donít take my word for it though.).   read

7:55 AM on 04.18.2009

Cover showcase #1 - Nintendo mags

While digging through my retrotomb I managed to find my old nintendo magazines which got me so excited that I just had to scan them and thus cover showcase was born.
On cover showcase I will post covers of all my videogame related magazines and books along with some info about that particuler issue.
On this edition I highlight my nintendo magazine collection with some issues from Australia and the UK.
I might scan the whole issues someday but I need to save up for a scanner.

Enjoy and dont forget to lock your doors at night or I might just sneek in.

Magazine: Nintendo magazine system
Issue: December 1994
Parodius review
Super empire strikes back review
Flinstones review

While the US had nintendo power, us aussies had our own version called nintendo magazine system.
I grew up reading this as a child and I also remember being cheesed off that the US got games like chrono trigger and kirbys dream land 3.
The magazine ran from 1992 to mysteriously ending in the early 00s, some people say that they were chased out by the time traveling ghost of Steve Irwin but I think I have no idea what happend......anyway this was a really good magazine and I was really sad when they ended.

Magazine: Nintendo magazine system
Issue: January 1999
Zelda OOT review
Gameboy gallery 3 review
Tetris DX review
Pokemon checklist

Magazine: Nintendo magazine system
Issue: July 1999
E3 1999 article
Super mario deluxe review

Magazine: Nintendo magazine system
Issue: November 1999
Jet force gemini review
Pokemon yellow version review
Super smash bros gameguide

Magazine: gameboy action
Issue: Issue 1 June 1992
Gameboy color preview

I never read this mag growing up but I did see it in stores, it wasnt to last year when I picked them up from a book store for 50c each.

Magazine: Gameboy Action
Issue: Issue 7 December 1992
A preview of super mario land 2
Super huntchback playerguide
Revenge of the gator playerguide
Ducktales playerguide

^This is just some evil I found on the back cover.   read

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