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Hamburgers on Virtual Boy

A year ago or so, I released this Game Gear game called "Hamburgers En Route To Switzerland." I figured I needed to keep my C skills up, so I was looking for a project to do on the Virtual Boy. So I decided to make that game for it. Work started a couple of days ago. Testing the game out on a real Virtual Boy with my FlashBoy cartridge. I haven't touched my Virtual Boy for a long time now, glad to see it still working just fine. I got it for about $15 at a flea market. Guess what game was i

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Gamegearguy in Virtual Boy

Episode 6: Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl

A Homebrew Draws Near! A blog series by @Scrobins Episode 6: Jay & Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Introduction: Ask any homebrewer what inspired them to create a particular game or why they became a brewer in the first place, and many will point to a cultural icon of yesteryear that still resonates with them. Some games serve as an homage to a beloved game from a console’s licensed era. Other games are a thinly veiled adaptation of a beloved world that never received the vid

Scrobins

Scrobins in A Homebrew Draws Near!

Technically a game

After working for days and days I finally have a working version to show. I gave up on it, but then got some advice and it worked. I put music in it, but I don't know if it will be in there for long. Depends on how much feedback I get on the game part aspect, as I want it to stay at 2k and with the music in I have 35 bytes left. The version with music just has temporary music in on the title screen and if you're interested in seeing it it's in the AtariAge forums. It has music like MidSpace

Gamegearguy

Gamegearguy in Atari 2600

Happ SE-M21C - Horizontal Jitters

So this was a quick one. I got a monitor about a month ago as just a tube and chassis, as the original owner wanted to keep the frame. I assembled a new frame out of the sides of what I believe was the sides of a WG19K4900 and the base of a G07.  After it was all assembled again, I jst needed to test it. Looking at the screen, it was obvious that it had a case of the jitters. I also realized I plugged the yoke in the flipped image plug.  After looking closly at it, I noticed that

A change of looks

I had a box planned for the game, but in order to fit it in, I needed to change the play field drawing code I had because it was too large and wouldn't support me having another sprite in there, even if it was just a missile. So yesterday was tons of work. Today was adding back the animation. I finally got this: It looks a little different. Gone is the green strip at the bottom. The two sprites are 2x bigger. The nosehair is now thinner, due to it being the ball instead of the play fie

Gamegearguy

Gamegearguy in Atari 2600

Moving the nosehair demon around (and try the game out)

For those who are interested in my Nosehair game project, I've created a website where you can learn and try out the game. It's perhaps the only website dedicated to nosehairs. I got the nosehair demon to move around after a few HOURS of work. Well, it didn't take that long to code it, but I began having display issues where the sprite shifted pixels vertically when it got to a certain X position. So most of the time was spent on trying to get that taken care of. And then when it finally worked,

Gamegearguy

Gamegearguy in Atari 2600

The nosehair demon. (Atari 2600)

I put in the nosehair demon in the game and someone was kind enough to help me figure out a problem with the sound so now I can use both channels. Previously, I was only able to use channel 1 but now I can use channel 0 as well. Other than that, not much has been worked on for the game. I hope to work on it later today. I just woke up and had breakfast (it's almost 10 a.m. here.) I also made some artwork for the game. This happened when I got bored programming it. I like to draw pictur

Gamegearguy

Gamegearguy in Atari 2600

Nosehairs (Atari 2600)

So I've begun making a game for the Atari 2600 about nosehair trimming.  What I'm envisioning is a game where you dodge the nosehair demon, get powerups and periodically going over to the left side of the screen to trim the nosehair so it doesn't get so long that it ends the game. So sort of like Tapper, or, a more obscure reference, Dishaster for the 2600. Right now I have the nosehair growing, you can guide Mr. Scissors around the screen and can cut the nosehair, but that's about it so fa

Gamegearguy

Gamegearguy in Atari 2600

#41 Punishment (An Audio Play)

This episode is a departure from our regular nostalgic look at 80’s and 90’s culture. To get everyone in the mood for Halloween our lovable co-host Luke wrote this horror story about a serial killer named “Jack the Machine” and it was turned into a short audio play. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely

Hoskat

Hoskat

#42 Punishment (An Audio Play)

This episode is a departure from our regular nostalgic look at 80’s and 90’s culture. To get everyone in the mood for Halloween our lovable co-host Luke wrote this horror story about a serial killer named “Jack the Machine” and it was turned into a short audio play. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author's imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely

Hoskat

Hoskat

Retro Review: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Fresh off the visceral feast that is Paper Mario: The Origami King, I decided to immediately look back and dive into the game that most fans of the series hold dearer than anything, and apparently the game that makes it hard for people to accept that none of the sequels have been following directly in its footsteps. Free from nostalgia towards one of the few Mario RPGs that I still had yet to play I tried understanding what made this one so special, and to be honest, it's not as clear cut as I

Sumez

Sumez in Full reviews

Working list of World DMG Carts Part 1 NINTENDO POWER Cartridges

As I was working on the Tetris list I realized that the little known NP Carts have not been discussed much.  A quick Google search and there are a handful of good solid reference(see below) to the Nintendo Power Kiosk and how they were intended to be the "new way" to distribute games without real carts.  Sadly it never took off and so we are left with stuck in time game carts that are loaded with unknown games until you power up with your retro GB. Summary: There were 129 known titles

JVOSS

JVOSS in Gameboy Talk

Working list of World Gray Carts Part 11 Europe (EUR)

This weeks list is the EUR list as best i have found. DMG-98003-EUR Twin Pack Big Value - Super Mario land - Super Mario land 2 DMG-98110-EUR Twin Pack Big Value - Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Land DMG-A2JP-EUR Jurassic Park Part 2: The Chaos Continues DMG-A3BP-EUR Batman Forever DMG-A3GP-EUR PGA Tour '96 DMG-A3MP-EUR Mortal Kombat 3 DMG-A3VP-EUR Bust-a-Move 3 DX DMG-A65P-EUR Un Indien Dans La Ville DMG-A6BP-EUR NBA Live '96 DMG-A6HP-EUR NHL '96 DMG-A6MP-EUR Madden '96 DMG-A6SP-EUR FIFA Soccer

JVOSS

JVOSS in Gameboy Talk

Games #250-201 are now up

...along with a ton of changes to the UI. ...and I sorta overlooked a page that lets you easily skip around to different sections of the rankings.  I'll work on that tonight. ...and the dropdown menu is pretty annoying and covers up the other links.  I'll work on it tonight. ...and some of the links are dead because I had to cut them at the last second.  I'll work on those soon. ...and I sorta broke how it looks on mobile.  I'll work on that next. ...and there's still a

#40 Michael Jordan

The guys sit down to discuss the man who is synonymous with basketball, Michael Jordan. On the journey of Jordan's life through high school, college, NBA, baseball and his father's murder they detour back to some stories of growing up playing basketball.

Hoskat

Hoskat

#41 Michael Jordan

The guys sit down to discuss the man who is synonymous with basketball, Michael Jordan. On the journey of Jordan's life through high school, college, NBA, baseball and his father's murder they detour back to some stories of growing up playing basketball.

Hoskat

Hoskat

Episode 5: Rollie

A Homebrew Draws Near! A blog series by @Scrobins Episode 5: Rollie Introduction: Homebrewing is a level of NES-fandom defined by both discipline and creativity. If we lived in an RPG, learning to code and develop would mark the class change/level up from being a fan who merely talks about what a fun game would look like to becoming the fan capable of actualizing it. While learning to code, brewers also discover how to implement gameplay features, and thus learn how to m

B&K 467 CRT Tester/Restorer

This is a bit different than what I normally do, in fact this is the first peice of equipment that uses a vacuum tube in it that I have acually worked on. So for those unfamiliar with the B&K 467, it is a peice lf test equipment meant for analyzing the health of CRT-based displays and if necessary, attempt to "rejuvenate" the tube in order to squeeze a bit more life out of it. It is particularly useful in the arcade world as many of those cabinets still have a well-used CRT in them. It is ca

Skyblazer

Next game up was Skyblazer recommended by @Reed Rothchild and @Magus. Thoughts: Insanely fun platformer with a variety of interesting levels that never got boring. Good challenge, but not overly easy or hard. Highlights: Solid platforming with great controls Enjoyed the ability to stock to walls and diverse range of powerups A variety of levels and mechanics (loved the stage when you climb the tower and it moves with you) Great visuals Not so fun:

Shmup

Shmup in Review

Shadowrun

First recommendation on the list from @Tabonga was Shadowrun. Thoughts: Absolutely amazing game. Never had heard of this series before, it started as a pen/paper role playing game. I will now have to read the books. Highlights: Winning my freedom by killing The King The music Diverse and interesting dialogue and characters Tight gameplay Interesting environment and level design Not so fun: Bloody snipers! Can be frustrating if yo

Shmup

Shmup in Review

Part 5: Nice Eyes (The What the...?)

So much for keeping to a schedule postings these every Friday... geez. When work gets in the way, work really gets in the way. So from now on I'll just be posting these whenever  I can.    Super Mario RPG for the Super Nintendo was an epic game that I often rented with my cousin during the summer holidays of 1997. During those memorable sleep overs, we played it nonstop the entire time only taking a break for a few hours to sleep. I had always wanted it in my collection but it constantly e

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killerkobra in Kijiji Tales

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