Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Bandai WonderSwan: The Japanese Powerhouse

The Original Bandai WonderSwan
The Original Bandai WonderSwan

I remember back in the late 90’s, reading an article in the Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) magazine about a Japanese handheld being developed by Gunpei Yokoi – who’s the father of the Nintendo Game Boy. Gunpei left Nintendo after the Virtual Boy debacle and formed his own engineering company, Koto Laboratory. Bandai, wanting to enter the video game handheld hardware market after the tremendous success of their Tamagotchi virtual pet, approached Gunpei Yokoi and his company in order to create a new handheld. The Bandai WonderSwan was to be a good, low cost handheld system that ran on just one AA battery.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising game review for the Game Boy Advance

Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Box art for the game

This game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance was released back in 2003. When it came to store shelves, I bought it right away knowing that it’s a Nintendo turn-based strategy game and I knew that this will be a quality game... Nintendo always makes fun, high-quality and polished games, I’d always admired Nintendo for that although I’m also a big Sega fan.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

My Personal Favorite: The Nintendo GameBoy Advance SP Model AGS-101

My GBA SP AGS-101 with the brighter screen

Let me start off by saying that this particular model of the GBA is the BEST way to play all kinds of GameBoy games in existence – even the old black and white, and the color cartridges. It will play the best GBA games no problem, and play all the Gameboy games you can think of in the best way possible... Well, I say that because this particular model of the Gameboy Advance has a backlight…