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4:30 PM on 02.20.2015

These old Pokémon ads and toys bring me back

I went down an Internet wormhole last night when I really, truly should've just gone to bed. It began with this Imgur album of old Pokémon ads, but as someone who grew up alongside Pokémania, it couldn't end the...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 02.10.2015

Sony's canceled Game Boy title would have beaten Link's Awakening to the punch

Today in cool old videogames I'm only now hearing about for the first time, we have Castaway Boy Keith, an unreleased action-RPG for the Game Boy from Epic/Sony. As much as the screenshots resemble a certain handheld Nintendo...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 01.05.2015

All hail TASbot: Twitch chat on a Super Nintendo, complete with emotes

"If you've ever wondered what would happen if you pressed your buttons perfectly -- if you pressed them a little bit earlier, a little bit later, or if you had perfect timing, perfect reactions, and you knew exactly what ...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 12.10.2014

I wish I had the artistic talent to make a sweet Charizard Game Boy

You can't comprehend how bad I am at drawing and painting. Impossibly bad. Like, I'm not positive I'd pass a kindergarten class if that's a thing five year-olds get judged on. Then there are people like this who can flawless...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 PM on 08.11.2014

Super Smash Bros on 3DS is getting this neat Game Boy stage

I had ever intention to just play the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. I think I'm going to have to check out the 3DS version now though after seeing there's going to be a Game Boy stage.  Sakurai even threw in a "ba-d...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:30 PM on 08.04.2014

Do you recognize this latest Super Smash Bros. Assist Trophy?

I vaguely knew of the game but not the character. Do you know who this guy is? It's the Prince of the Sablé Kingdom, of course! (Who?) He's from Intelligent Systems' Japan-only Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, which rele...

Jordan Devore

1:15 PM on 07.31.2014

Celebrate the Game Boy's 25th birthday with this free OC ReMix album

25 years ago, the Game Boy launched in North America. Do you still have yours? The folks at OverClocked ReMix have put together a celebratory arrangement album, Legacy: Game Boy 25th Anniversary, featuring 15 songs from game...

Jordan Devore

6:00 AM on 07.08.2014

Surprise! Kids today are spoiled, jaded, and kinda dumb when you show them older technology

Completely removing nostalgia from the equation, these Kids React videos rub me the wrong way. For one thing, kids just don't have any relevant opinions that I'm interested in. I don't find them funny or insightful. And hone...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Did You Know Gaming hits us with Part 2 of its Game Boy series

Did you know, the Game Boy Color had wireless capabilities via an infrared sensor? Or that the system also had motion controls? Did you know that the Game Boy Advance was supposed to have online and wireless multiplayer at o...

Abel Girmay

11:00 AM on 05.24.2014

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box

Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 05.19.2014

Check out the inner workings of a Game Boy and learn something while you're at it

Vsauce3 is back at it again, with another stop-motion video like the previous Oculus Rift Fact Surgery we featured not long ago. This time, it's delving into the inner workings of the Game Boy while delivering some facts abo...

Brittany Vincent

2:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

If you've got a ton of Nintendo games just laying around without manuals and there are no gamer yard sales around to pillage, Nintendo has just the answer. The online store is selling a bevy of replacement manuals for games l...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Artists sure have gotten good at customizing the original Game Boy

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 ...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 05.05.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

10:30 AM on 05.01.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 04.21.2014

Happy 25th Anniversary, Game Boy!

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...

Brittany Vincent

8:30 PM on 02.20.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon causing chat issues

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon viewed over 7.5M times so far

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Twitch Plays Pokemon is the best thing since Salty Bet

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...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 01.17.2014

Chiptuner Dr. Popular to release album on GBA cartridge

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 ...

Ian Bonds

8:30 AM on 10.30.2013

Mega Man V hits the Japanese 3DS eShop next week

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...

Chris Carter



Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes photo
Pokemon Reorchestrated will double team your ear holes
by Jayson Napolitano



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 generations of the Pokemon franchise and feature a live string ensemble.

But they can't do it without your help.They're running a 21-day Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the recording session with only three days remaining and nearly $5,000 to go. In the final days of the campaign, they're releasing a special Halloween arrangement, and backer rewards include their previous albums and the ability to watch or attend the live recording session.

Pokemon Reorchestrated has done some excellent work in the past, so I'd like to see this project succeed. And they've said that there's a chance that the wildly popular Pokemon X/Y may be featured as well.

So, are you sold on more orchestrated Pokemon music? Do you think the live recording will make it even sweeter? 

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Top Ten Legit Pokemon photo
Top Ten Legit Pokemon
by Jim Sterling

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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8:30 PM on 09.26.2013

English version of the Pokemon Origins anime in the works

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 09.25.2013

JonTron died and on the third day rose again

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...

Tony Ponce

2:00 AM on 09.23.2013

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

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...

Tony Ponce

1:00 AM on 09.07.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

7:00 AM on 08.03.2013

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

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...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 07.19.2013

Pore over Shantae's original design sketches

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...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 07.18.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter





6:30 PM on 07.10.2013

Shantae FINALLY boogies onto 3DS on July 18

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 ...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.25.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

2:00 PM on 06.19.2013

More games should use the Zelda Oracle link system

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...

Chris Carter

2:00 PM on 06.13.2013

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 06.01.2013

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos

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...

Jonathan Holmes

8:00 PM on 05.22.2013

Super Mario Land finally gets a graphics patch

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...

Tony Ponce

9:28 AM on 05.17.2013

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop

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...

Chris Carter

11:30 PM on 04.28.2013

WayForward to bring Shantae to Nintendo 3DS in June

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 04.28.2013

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner

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...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 04.25.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce