Batman the Video Game Spreads its Wings on the Game Boy: Today in History- April 13th, 1990
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Batman the Video Game Spreads its Wings on the Game Boy: Today in History- April 13th, 1990

The original Game Boy was a seminal system for Nintendo, it set the pace for the hand held market and did things prior hand helds of the time couldn’t. The Game Boy was different enough to warrant millions of units sold which was able to solidify Nintendo in this new market that up to that ... Read More»
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Pokemon Trading Card Game Brings Trading Card Game to Game Boy: Today in History- April 10th, 2000
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Pokemon Trading Card Game Brings Trading Card Game to Game Boy: Today in History- April 10th, 2000

To say Pokemon has been a cash cow for Nintendo is quite an understatement. From the original cards to the cartoon/movies and games based on this franchise, Nintendo definitely made the right choice in bringing it over to North America. One game in particular would seem to go against the spirit of the card game ... Read More»
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Dr. Mario 64 Diagnoses the Nintendo 64: Today in History- April 8th, 2001
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Dr. Mario 64 Diagnoses the Nintendo 64: Today in History- April 8th, 2001

Back in the day Mario did more than run and jump games and kart racers. From edutainment games to playing doctor, Nintendo’s little Italian plumber got around the world of games. Dr. Mario was promoted by a rather catchy commercial (embedded below), thankfully the game was good and able to back the hype that swelled ... Read More»
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Airaki Game Play Video Released
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Airaki Game Play Video Released

Airaki, the new Game Boy Color puzzle game that is similar to Puzzle Quest, now has a game play video available. In this video the battle system is shown off, along with some explanation of the festivities that are shown off. Check the video out afte the jump... Read More»
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New Game: Airaki for Game Boy (Puzzle Quest style game in black and white)
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New Game: Airaki for Game Boy (Puzzle Quest style game in black and white)

Puzzle Quest, or “Battle Bejeweled” as it is called around the Hyper Focused Media Group offices, is definitely a title that changed the puzzle world around a bit. By adding an opponent and turn based gameplay, Puzzle Quest turned the Match 3 genre into its next iteration, one that gamers are still enjoying across the ... Read More»
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Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor Now Available in English for Game Boy
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Wizardry Gaiden II: Curse of the Ancient Emperor Now Available in English for Game Boy

The first Wizardry title on the Game Boy has already been translated and now the second title in this series has made the leap across languages thanks to fans. In Japan this title is called Wizardry Gaiden 2 – Kodai Koutei no Nor for anyone interested in following the naming scheme on both sides of ... Read More»
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Game Boy Adventures of Lolo Ported to NES Using Adventures of Lolo 3
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Game Boy Adventures of Lolo Ported to NES Using Adventures of Lolo 3

Game hacks are fun and entertaining. Game hacks exist in many different variations though this one is a port, the more interesting of the variations. While the original Game Boy Adventures of Lolo was slow and, honestly, not that great looking, it was still a good game. Thanks to talented hackers, gamers can now enjoy ... Read More»
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Fan Translation: Samurai Lord Musashi Now Available in English for Nintendo NES and Game Boy
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Fan Translation: Samurai Lord Musashi Now Available in English for Nintendo NES and Game Boy

Fan translations of titles that we never got in North America are quite cool and interesting because these are, for the most part, new games to enjoy. Here, gamers get two games, one for the NES and one for the Game Boy both based on the same historical figure in new re-imagined adventures... Read More»
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Wizardry Gaiden: Suffering of the Queen for Game Boy Now in English
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Wizardry Gaiden: Suffering of the Queen for Game Boy Now in English

Nintendo can probably safely say that their Game Boy, the original salad green screened one, ran without opposition because it decimated everything that was put against it. One reason for this success was the fact that Nintendo was able to get a plethora of games across many genres to market which pushed more sales of ... Read More»
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Hack Slash Loot Coming to the Atari Lynx
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Hack Slash Loot Coming to the Atari Lynx

The Atari Lynx was one of the systems to die at the feet of the venerable Nintendo Game Boy (as chronicled here). The Lynx was released during a time that Atari was coming off the slow demise of the Atari 7800 (another system they handled extremely badly). This should have left Atari open to focus ... Read More»
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A Brief History of Hand Held Gaming and Why Microsoft Needs to Be Involved
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A Brief History of Hand Held Gaming and Why Microsoft Needs to Be Involved

Many have tried to dethrone the mighty Nintendo from their pedistal built around hand held gaming. Those same companies have failed, some damn near into bankruptcy over their failed hand helds. It takes clout, it takes deep pockets and exclusive titles to even make a dent in the armor that the Game Boy built... Read More»
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Tetris Blitz Review by Gaming on Batteries
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Tetris Blitz Review by Gaming on Batteries

Anyone that was a gamer from the early 80′s onward probably remembers when Tetris was released on the original Game Boy (the pea salad green screen version). Tetris was THE first portable selling game ever- thanks to Nintendo smartly packaging the game with the system. Yes, back then when you bought a system you got ... Read More»
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Wacky Wednesday – Godzilla (GB)
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Wacky Wednesday – Godzilla (GB)

So here’s the deal: each week (on Wednesday, assuming we can beat our lazy editors hard enough), we’re going to bring you a look at something silly, weird, or downright bizarre involving Nintendo. It might be an ad, it might be a screenshot with some strange dialog, it might be game packaging, it might involve ... Read More»
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Hacker plays god: combines WiiMote, Game Boy and Android phone into one console
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Hacker plays god: combines WiiMote, Game Boy and Android phone into one console

In a display of Frankenstein-grade scientific quackery, a hacker has created a portable console that emulates retro games on an old school Game Boy using a WiiMote controller. It’s alive! Aliiiiive! Nintendo Life reports that a hacker known as alpinedelta has successfully married all of these components into a portable device that emulates retro titles ... Read More»
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Fanta Enters the Dodge Ball Arena with Fanta Fruit Slam for iOS
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Fanta Enters the Dodge Ball Arena with Fanta Fruit Slam for iOS

Anyone that has been a portable gamer for long will probably remember the various dodge ball games that we have seen over the years, my personal favorite being Penguin Wars on the original Game Boy (others include games for the Game Boy Advance). Fanta, the sugary carbonated drink, is entering this competitive playground pastime with ... Read More»
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