Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX excavation

Game Development Archeology it is then and, one of the few places in cyberspace solemnly devoted to assembly coding, has gone digging all over the Game Boy Color Zelda game and its source code. Amazingly, them bright kids discovered quite a few interesting bits regarding the game's history hidden in its ROM image and proved that fiddling with raw dumps can be -at least- as interesting and rewarding as actually playing Link's Awakening.

Now, time to actually read the article here and see what Qbasic, the monochrome Game Boy Zelda, C and Z80 assembly had to offer your first colour Link experience on the go.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Play NES Famicom carts on your DS Lite

Assuming you cant be bothered with emulating the NES (or even SNES) on your DS for free and that you sort of fancy big clunky peripherals with a retro look, then Famireeta Lite is probably what you are looking for. It's a lovely NES adapter complete with TV-out capabilities and speakers, and was discovered by these fantastic guys.

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Friday, November 23, 2007

The PSP corner of the PlayStation Store just opened its lovely swinging doors

Now, that's what I call proper online gaming support and that's where you Sony PSP owners should be clicking yourselves to. It's the brand new PlayStation Store, you see, and it caters to your PSP needs by providing you with demos, trailers, new games and more importantly PS1 ports. Time to spend yourselves silly and abandon all hope for a better future. Yes! Oh, and you can even use a PC to download stuff.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Runaway DS trailer-y video

I can't really see why Lucasarts don't bother porting their classic adventures to the Nintendo DS (heck, half the job's been done for them by the ScummVM team), especially when everybody else is trying to flood the market with their own not-that-stellar point-and-clickers.

Take Runaway DS for example. It was widely known as Runaway 2 on the PC and was a decent, great looking yet not particularly funny adventure on the PC, that has just managed to squeeze itself on a tiny cartridge. See the video above? It's all the proof you should need such ideas work and a promise for a brilliant interface.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Prince Of Persia: Warrior Within Screenshots

Wellit's been a while since I've had a game on my mobile that I thought worthy of a post... If memory serves me well it was Digital Chocolate's "Yakuza". But P.O.P:W.W. ticks all the right boxes. A side scrolling beat 'em up with a good combat system, carefully placed prompts (in terms of which key's to press), a really nice flow and nice graphics, this game is a must have! It actually becomes quite compulsive after a while and easily matches anything the Gameboy Colour has to offer. And that ain't bad for something on your phone is it? Enjoy the screenshots and if you want to see some video look here!

The official blurb goes something like this...

"The Prince is back! Embark on a pirate ship to defy your fate and destroy the Sands of Time. Release the warrior within!

*The highly anticipated sequel to the 2 mobile phone blockbusters, Prince of Persia®: Harem Adventures and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time™.

*A stronger, more impressive Prince, with acrobatic movement and the ability to stop time.

*An explosive mixture of intense, choreographic fighting and traps set to outsmart you accompanied by a captivating storyline!

*10 levels of incredibly realistic and mysterious environments.
Extended gameplay and even more combat, thanks to the Arena mode!"
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Friday, November 09, 2007

The Moon Book Project (DS)

The quality of the Nintendo DS homebrew scene is simply astonishing. Shocking even. Take The Moon Book Project for example. It offers classic entertainment that's both free and NDS friendly and it very obviously is part of the whole homebrew scene. Yes. Right. Well, better quote: The Moon Books Project is dedicated to bringing classic literature, films and other content freely to users of the Nintendo DS game console.

Visit the project's site here, learn how to use the media on your DS and download away. After all, who wouldn't want to read the archived works of H.G. Wells interrupted only by small sessions of Night of the Living Dead and Merry Melodies cartoons? Oh, and guttertalk would definitely appreciate them Heroes comics...

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Deep Red PSP doesn't play Chess

Still, it can be nice enough to let you watch some TV, what with its optional built-in TV-Tuner. Then again, just look at it. It's an absolutely beautiful little PSP and it's got the greatest red a console ever managed. Gawk for another 15 seconds and then head to Kotaku for the details. Mind you, this might be a Japan only thing.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Prey Mobile

Prey is an above average PC FPS with some quirky ideas and great graphics, that simply took too much time to get developed. Prey Mobile, on the other hand, seems like a timely little phone game, that also happens to look like the the most impressive thing to ever hit our gamey phones. Well, according at least to this most intriguing IGN preview, that is. The game is being developed by 3D Realms.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Dracula X Chronicles - Symphony of the Night fullscreen patch

Dark Alex, legendary PSP hacker and provider of fine homebrew solutions, has just managed to patch Symphony of the Night and give PSP gamers worldwide a chance to enjoy this classy classic in glorious fullscreen. All you have to do is click here, download said patch, follow the instructions and voila!

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Friday, November 02, 2007

The Game Boy PC mod thingy...

It's a Game Boy stuffed with proper yet unnaturally small PC components and frankly there's not much one could hope to add... Disagree? Click here and find out more then.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Nintendo DS does Text Adventures

Malinche Entertainment, providers of rare commercial interactive fiction entertainment, have just managed to bring classic text adventure gaming to the Nintendo DS complete with a shiny new stylus enabled interface. The top DS screen displays your position in the text adventure game and provides you with all the lovely text bits, while the bottom screen is used for player interaction. You, provided of course you are the player, can write your commands on the screen using the stylus, use an onscreen typewriter or even click on the handy shortcut commands. Find out more here.

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