Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Atari Lynx Marlboro Go

Not the best video on YouTube, I know, but still a rather interesting look at the unreleased Marlboro Go game for the Atari Lynx. Oh, and should you care to actually give it a try, you could download the prototype ROM from Atari Age and grab a free copy of the Handy Lynx emulator to run it.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Video Game Take-Out

This is what I've been keeping up my sleeve! Unfortunately it didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but hey, we can't have it all, can we? Video Game Take-Out is the creation of Ben Hall, a fellow gamer who one day decided to make videos about hand-held games, with the interesting title of Video Game Take-Out. I first had contact with it through Racketboy's forum and I quickly became a fan of it, thanks to Ben's great voice-work, game footage and the focus on more obscure games we rarely see people talking about, and I decided that it was more than worthy of being posted here on Gnome's Gaming on the Go.

Unfortunately, when I talked with him about it, he told me that I couldn't post the actual videos, due to his relationship with the site that hosts them, but that he would be more than happy if I were to write a post about a particular video and add a link to it, so here it is. Just click the picture above and you'll be taken to the Retroware TV site, where you can watch another great VGTO video, this time about the GBA version of Sega's cult hit Super Monkey Ball.

Hope you'll like it and don't forget to check out the previous episodes.

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

XtenDS: Nintendo DS homebrew made easy

I wont say I actually tried fiddling with XtenDS, but I'm pretty sure you more enthusiastic homebrew game developers would probably like to give it a try, what with your rampant creativity and all that free time. After all XtenDS seems to be an incredibly easy to use program and a mostly free (shareware actually) game creator with an apparently sleek interface. You can download a copy here and perhaps let us know if it really is worth the effort.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

PPC RPG (heh) Creatonia released as freeware

Creatonia Pocket PC RPGIf a top-quality RPG has been what you've been looking to enjoy on your trusted Pocket PC, well, search no more. Creatonia: Champion Uprising truly is as good as these games get and evenhas the added quality of suddenly becoming freeware! Yes, indeed! Better get downloading methinks.

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Tekken Advance For Gameboy Advance

Well dear readers, as stated in my previous post, I have been checking out my Gameboy collection since my DS screen started to die on me. Having played and rather enjoyed Street FighterII Turbo Revival, I was in the mood for some more Gameboy themed fighting goodness...

Welcome then, to the rather fabulous Tekken Advance. It's the Tekken you know and love, all scaled down and squeezed onto a single Gameboy Advanced cartridge... Made by those good fellows over at Namco, Tekken Advance features a lot (if not all) of your favourite Tekken characters (Law, King, Gunjack, Xiaoyu, Nina, Hwoarang, Paul, Jin and of course, the Soul Calibur crossover favourite, Yoshimitsu!)

One of the first features of the game that strikes you is how faithful the graphics are to the PS1 original, better even, like playing Tekken 3 on Bleem for Dreamcast. For the GBA they are simply stunning! the soundtrack and fighters trademark cries are pretty amazing too. It's perhaps the most impressive GBA port I've seen...

Disappointing, to an extent, is the ease of gameplay. On 'easy mode' its too easy, yet on 'normal mode', it's too hard! Still that's probably just me... this fighter surpasses Street Fighter II TR in my eyes. Even though you know it's not a 3D game, it feels like one... Does that make sense?

I'm still hoping for unlockable content or characters, (beating every fighter allows you to fight Heiachi, but I can't play him as a character yet) none of which are apparent so far, but I live in hope! I'd like to get another cartridge and a link cable for some versus battles with friends... Until I've anything further to report, enjoy the screenshots and links!

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Monday, March 03, 2008

The King of Zing and mobile gaming

If 250 levels of action-oriented puzzle gaming are what you are looking for and all you got to enjoy them on is your trusted phone, well, despair not! The interestingly named King of Zing phone game has just been released by Ojom complete with the aforementioned 250 levels, 3 game modes and 4 difficulty levels. Oh, and the game is as simple as controlling a bouncing ball and keeping it in play.

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