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Chuck E. Cheese Birthday and "Boo-tacular" Halloween Event

Introduction  I visited Chuck E. Cheese last month in September. The restaurant chain wasn't a very big part of my childhood, and it wasn't even really on my mind until just a couple months ago. After watching videos and finding out more about it, I was interested in visiting. I enjoyed my visit. My Birthday is in October. After finding out that there's no age limit for having Birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese, I decided I wanted to celebrate my Birthday there. I hadn't celebrated my

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The First (SECOND!) Wolfenstein Was The Best Wolfenstein

Many years ago, I stumbled upon a couple of overly large files in the file area of one of my local BBSes.  Dialing in at a blazing fast 2400 baud, I was left scratching my head as to what on Earth anyone could be wanting to download that would take up two whole (low density) 3.5" floppies!  The next time I went over to a friend's house for an after school, I discovered the answer:  Wolfenstein 3D.  The game simply blew our minds.  3D?!  What?!  Shooting Nazis?!  Yes please!  Digitized audio?!  W

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Phantasy Star IV or how it finally reconciled me on this series

A Look Back My history with the Phantasy Star series has been a really rocky one. I first encountered it back during the GBA era where I was browsing through a store and came upon a game cartridge that boasted three games in one! And as someone who really loved all kinds of RPGs I just had to buy it wiht my pocket money. So I booted up the first game in anticipation and was quite surprised at how old-fashioned it felt at that time. However, it was still playable and enjoyable. Or at le

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The Ugly, Uppity Umpire

For a long time, I thought that the Lynx/Windows game "Chip's Challenge" would be a perfect fit for the Game Boy. Years went by and nobody attempted to do it. Well, I took it upon myself to try my hand at it. My attempt is called "Ugly, Uppity Umpire." Why? I like video game titles that begin with the letter U. Must be because I don't have very many. Uniracers, Up 'n' Down and... well. Anyway, here is a screenshot of level 1. I attempted a second time drawing a pair of underwear.

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#66 - Obscure Horror Movies V - A New Beginning

In the 5th installment of under-appreciated horror movies the guys loosen the reigns and talk a bit about some movies that were popular but don't get brought up in conversation as much anymore. They also discuss what they have been doing to get into the Halloween spirit and Matt and Luke talk about Halloween Ends. Keep up with everyone: Matt Video Game Blog Movie Review Facebook Group Movie Review YouTube Channel Luke Luke wrote a novel, Into the Wallwood, you can buy it HERE  Jason Follow his

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Windows for Game Boy

So I was having trouble drawing the window shade on the window Frank enters in in "Frank the Fruit Fly." I tried using sprites, but that didn't work because of the fact that when two sprites overlap, it gives preference to the left-most one. This cut off a bit of Frank if you happened to stop at a certain place. Settled on an ugly window solution and went to sleep and woke up and while I was in the bathroom. Where I do some of my best thinking. Another place I do my best thinking is laying in be

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Billy Blazes: Rescue Heroes (GBA, 2003) | Review

Billy Blazes, a standout title of the Rescue Heroes series, is a solid romp of platforming fun. Your job is straightforward: to put out fires and save people.  Your missions are likewise straightforward, but varied across unique locations and scenarios. As you progress the stages, you'll unlock new tools/gadgets to use, adding extra depth to the gameplay. The controls are responsive and feel satisfying.   The game as a whole can be beaten in an hour or two. While the difficulty wasn't dire,

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Episode 8: Dungeons & DoomKnights

GET THE EPISODE HERE: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/f7UxpEy7dub Nick and Bart crush some undead 8-bit skulls in Dungeons & DoomKnights, a "Zeldavania" action adventure for the NES. There's also a conversation about barbecue on the menu, and Nick finally reveals the origins of his cryptic internet handle, Dvertov. Still need to play the game? Grab it here: https://www.heromart.com/collections/dungeons-doomknights-collection Our next games are Traumatarium and Phobos Dere

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Frank dries off

Today is the big day: I'm supposed to get my 5200 RF switch. After a couple weeks of my 5200 console sitting on the floor, I can finally hook it up and see if it works. I have an AC adapter, I have a console, I have a controller, I have a couple of games (Galaxian should be great for testing the "refurbished" controller I bought) So I should be all set for when it comes. In the meantime, I worked on Frank the Fruit Fly again. Level 4 has been completed and work began on level 5. I composed

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Top 10 Horror/Haunted Games

Introduction While not my favorite genre, there are a fair number of horror/haunted-themed video games that I like. And since it's October, I thought now would be a good time to make a blog sharing my top 10 horror games. Some of these aren't really "horror" games, but still have a sense of the season by having haunted levels or enemies such as ghosts or bats.  Top 10 Horror/Haunted Games 10.Monster Party Monster Party deserves a spot on this list just for the fact

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Episode 26: Alwa's Awakening

A Homebrew Draws Near! A blog series by @Scrobins Episode 26: Alwa’s Awakening Introduction: The deep catalog of 8-bit inspired games has fired up enthusiasm for retro content, leading to the development of similar new games, hunger for the old games that served as the catalyst for this new appetite, and adding momentum to the homebrew games that bridge the gap between them. Some of the most popular of these retro/modern hybrids hew so closely to the limits of the hardwa

Featured Member October 2022: OptOut

What originally brought you to NA? I'd first heard about NA probably sometime around 2014 or 2015 listening to Pat the NES punk bitch about it on his podcast. I was just getting back into collecting at that time after a pretty long hiatus during my college years. I lurked there for a while before finally signing up in the start of 2017, at which point I worked tirelessly to bring the website down from the inside. Didn't take long. 😉 What's the story with your username? OptOut look

Frank underwater

I've been working on Frank the Fruit Fly again. I've got three screens done since October 1, my last blog entry. Also, I got my 5200 in the mail yesterday but I can't test it because I need the special rf switchbox and a controller. I spent big, getting a refurbished 5200 controller instead of all those UNTESTED ones on eBay. Question: If you're selling controllers for a console, why not just take the time to actually test them? Because if you don't have the console, how did you get a

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The League of Darkness

This is the League of Darkness, the oppressors of the Nintendoverse: Main members 0² Aelfric Aesir, The God of Chaos Alchemist Alex Amalgamation Amon Anankos Andross Anglar Emperor Anubis Aparoid Queen Archie Artifice Aion Ashera Aurora Unit 313 Bellum Berserk Leech Hydroe Black Bart King Bowser Koopa, Sr. Cackletta Captain Syrup Car

#65 - Icons - Arnold Schwarzenegger

After taking the summer off the guys are back to talk about the biggest star in Hollywood in the 1980's and 1990's, Arnold Schwarzenegger. On top of his movie career they go into details about his early childhood, his body building career and his political career. Keep up with everyone: Matt Video Game Blog Movie Review Facebook Group Movie Review YouTube Channel Luke Luke wrote a novel, Into the Wallwood, you can buy it HERE  Jason Follow his art page on Facebook - Jason Shepard ArtworX

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Williams Stargate - Missing/Incorrect Sounds

This was a neat one because I have not encountered a soundboard issue like this one before. In my short experience with Williams sound boards for games like stargate and joust, they have been an "all or nothing" kind of deal. This one however was missing sounds. To troubleshoot this one, I did a few things. When I booted the game up I pressed the test button on the soundboard, it should play game sounds in general, but this just played tones. What this told me was that the CPU, DAC (probably)

Game Boy dolphin

So it's a unusually hot October day. It got to be 85 here today for some reason. So this got me thinking about tropics. And how they're as hot as deserts. So in the last screen of level 3, I merged the two. I put palm trees and a dolphin jumping in and out of one of three random ponds. How a dolphin can fit in that tiny pond, I don't know. I was having trouble trying to draw a dolphin. Attempt #1 looked good, but I forgot that white=transparent so it couldn't work. So I changed the white parts t

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Frank in the desert.

Last time we left Frank the Fruit Fly, he was wandering in the desert. I've been working on the game these past few days. I aded a couple of screens to the game. For some reason, the game broke so I had to fix it again. Everything seems to be working again...for now.   I'm almost done with level 3. I'd like to add an oasis with a fish jumping out of a pond that Frank must avoid. That will serve as a prelude to level 4: the ocean. It's like the Pokemon Mini version, where instead o

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Episode 25: Homebrew Magazines

A Homebrew Draws Near! A blog series by @Scrobins Episode 25: Homebrew Magazines Introduction: Nearly every gaming fan, new or old, modern or retro, has or had a regularly published magazine they eagerly awaited, which often contained news on upcoming games, tips for improving their luck/skill at existing games, and shared a general love with the magazine’s creators and fans. Inspired by institutions like Nintendo Power and Game Informer, several enterprising members of

Potato Chips are fun

Yesterday and today I have been working on my Atari 2600 game "Potato Chips En Masse." I made some lovely changes to the title screen and added a new level in. I have room for one more level, so this will be a 4k cartridge with 6 levels. I could put more in, but that would require bankswitching, which I would be new to since I'm using assembly. Potato chips on the moon? Well, one, anyway. The title screen does a color cycle. I have also been working on Frank the Fruit Fly. I added

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Favorite Imports

Introduction For my second blog, I'm going to list my current favorite imports. Imports are my favorite items to collect and I've collected a lot over the years, so it makes sense that I make a blog about them. MegaMan52's favorite video game imports  20.Mario Party 4 Event Disc  An obscure Japanese Mario Party 4 promotional disc. I didn't find out about it until 2018, when I came across some sealed copies of it on eBay. Before buying, I did a Google search. The onl

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Time and Frank: Flies

It seems like only yesterday I posted that blog entry. Oh well, it's 4 days later. I had to give up on the Odyssey 2 program I was working on. I went back to Frank the Fruit Fly. I finally fixed all the major problems that has been plaguing this game. Save sound now works no matter what level you start on. Game now fades out after passing every screen. I changed Frank's sprites, I added two more frames so his flight looks more fluid (at least it does to me.) Health now

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HBGC Interview: Jordan “Raftronaut” Davis

GET THE EPISODE HERE: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/8RIP7PI1qtb Nick and Bart talk with Jordan Davis about adapting his NES game Space Raft for an arcade setting, and what it’s like to get a homebrew game published on the Nintendo Switch. This interview was recorded live at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 1, 2022. Raftronaut on Twitter: https://twitter.com/0000jordan Get Space Raft for NES: https://raftronaut.itch.io/space-raft-nes Or play it

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