Monday, April 23, 2007
Formerly the "Angry Nintendo Nerd", everyone's favourite ranting games geek takes a peek at Rocky on the Master System, in honour of Rocky VI coming out. Funny stuff! Oh and I will start playing and reviewing more games just as soon as the biggest Ginger tells me where he's stashed my bloody Master System games collection. Yes that's right! He's only gone and displaced the Master System from it's place in the loft room (now his bedroom *HARUMPH!*) and stashed it somewhere without telling me! Pesky Kids!
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Saturday, April 21, 2007
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Friday, April 20, 2007
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
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Monday, April 16, 2007
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Sunday, April 15, 2007
The Gamate, which I admittedly tried playing with once, back in the mists of time when I was 12 or 13 years old and wasn't impressed and for which the worse video gaming mag ever to grace the planet (USER, they called it) waxed lyrical, was a travesty. It was a poor man's Game Boy, and considering the lacklustre quality of the GB screen, well let's just say the player's imagination was put to good use.
What's more,the games, all 40 or something of them, that is, were derivative and uninspired. If I remember correctly they were horrible too, despite cartridges that looked decent enough to pass for proper games. But, really, I don't believe I've tried anything worse than that Tennis thing. It was virtually unplayable on that crappy blurry little screen. Just to think it was supposed to take on the Game Boy version of the sport is heresy.
Then again, other Gamate games tried to take on Tetris. Yes, pathetic, I know. Shockingly though, rumor has it that King Fu Fighter and Treasure Hunter were pretty ok games.
As for the machine itself, well, it was obviously an 8-bit console with a particularly passive (a.k.a. barely visible) dot-matrix 128x96 screen, running on 4 AA batteries, manufactured in Korea, that sold poorly; mainly in Europe and Australia. 2 or 3 Gamates must have reached the Americas and another 5 must have been scattered in the wider Asia region. Surely Retro Treasures will investigate further, but I wouldn't be shocked if a single Gamate game set you back 15$ to 20$.
Further Gamate info can be found lurking inside the Ultimate Console Database, Wikipedia, Press Start and Pelikonepeijoonit.net. MobyGames, on the other hand, seems to ignore the thing.
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Saturday, April 14, 2007
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Thursday, April 12, 2007
Developed by the wonderful Sonic Team, Project Rub is as much fun as anything else out for the DS. The game was given to the Team with the brief that they needed to show off all of the innovation that the DS has to offer. Thus there is lots of rubbing (hence the name) with the stylus, blowing and shouting into the mic and so on. The graphical style is very original and the music 'quirky' to say the least! the best thing about the game to an old skinflint like me is the price. At a time when new games cost anything up to £30(ish),
I picked up Project Rub for £4.99 pre-owned. Lovely really!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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Monday, April 09, 2007
It's a perfectly simple, but really great game. I once even played it for 20 hours without a break. You must absolutely give it a try. It's 100% freeware, well polished and will run on virtually any Pocket PC. Download Warring States here.
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Sunday, April 08, 2007
How? Simple, really. Download the excellent PSP7800 Atari 7800 emulator for the Sony PSP and enjoy Atari retro gaming moments on the go. The emulator is of course free and lots of Atari 7800 ROMs can be found right here (just scroll down a bit). Enjoy. I'm sure The Elderly Gamer would approve.
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Saturday, April 07, 2007
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Thursday, April 05, 2007
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Wednesday, April 04, 2007
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Tuesday, April 03, 2007
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Monday, April 02, 2007
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Sunday, April 01, 2007
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