The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gets its "YAHOO!" back


Here's a small bit of Legend of Zelda trivia for you. Back with the original release of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, there was one old lady character who spouted "YAHOO!" has her catchphrase. When we got to the 3DS VC release of the game, Nintendo had yanked the "YAHOO!" and changed it to "HELLO!" and other words. This is probably because Nintendo was worried about the Yahoo! web service provider taking issue with the word due to their trademark.

Well, even if that was the issue, Nintendo has decided that they're good to go with the use of "YAHOO!" again. The old lady character has had her "YAHOO!" exclamation added back in for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch. A small change, but nice to see the game come full circle.

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works #115 - The Tower of Druaga retrospective

We're briefly jumping one month out of chronological order here in 1990, from Nov. 30 to Dec. 31, to look at a game that keeps showing up in Video Works: Namco's The Tower of Druaga. While admittedly it's the arcade game from 1984 and the Famicom port from 1985 that keep getting mention for their formative impact on Japanese games design (rather than this port from five or six years later), this is a more or less direct conversion of the original with a few quality-of-life tweaks. Anyway, with this episode in the can, I don't have to explain The Tower of Druaga every time I reference it. We all win.

Pokemon Blue beaten without taking any damage

Now that's how to be the very best

Watch VG Myths Live - No Damage Pokémon Blue *FINALE* from Gamechamp3k on www.twitch.tv

You may have been able to make a decent amount of progress in Pokemon games without taking damage, but losing a few points of health here or there is inevitable. Unless you're Pokemon streamer GameChamp3k, that is. He's managed to make his way through the entirety of Pokemon Blue without taking a single point of damage, and that's without any save game abuse. You can check out the finale of his run above.

Fan gives Super Mario Land a SNES makeover

A Mario classic gets a loving remake

Super Mario Land might be one of the quirkiest entries in Mario's long-running history, with some very unique settings, one-off tunes, and more. While Nintendo hasn't ever tackled a remake or remaster of the game, one fan decided it was about time. He took the original Game Boy game and gave it one hell of a makeover for an SNES release.

This version, called New Super Mario Land, overhauls the original's visuals to fit more in line with the 'New' series. On top of that, 4-player multiplayer has been added, which definitely pushes the capabilities quite a bit. Unfortunately, due to worries of Nintendo swooping in and swatting it down, the developer behind this remake has decided to keep it to himself. Instead of playing, all we can do is watch.

Believe it or not, a Diablo game almost released for the Game Boy

Diablown away

Diablo is a long-running franchise for Activision Blizzard, and is certainly loved by millions of fans around the world. It took quite some time for Nintendo fans to get a taste of Diablo via Diablo III on Switch, but it turns out we almost had a chance to go hands-on with an exclusive Diablo game back in the Game Boy days.

As crazy as it seems, there was actually a Diablo title in development for the Game Boy. This would be a game tailor-made for the Game Boy, looking to give Nintendo fans a taste of Diablo's grand adventures on a bite-sized scale. Unfortunately, after a number of months, the call came from higher-up to can the project, as Blizzard had never released a game on cartridge before, and they were worried about a number of factors.

If you want to read more about what the project offered, and how it came to an end, make sure to check out the feature here.

Grab DMG Deals Damage on a Game Boy cartridge today

Yes, a new Game Boy game in 2019!

Looking for a new Game Boy game? To celebrate the Game Boy's 30th anniversary, Ludoscience has released an actual physical version of their new Game Boy game, DMG Deals Damage. The game has you playing as a Game Boy, fighting off other mobile gaming devices. Grab yourself a copy right here!

More details released on 'Analogue Pocket', priced at $199, 1600 x 1440 resolution with 5.6-inch LCD screen, ability to play on TV via HDMI, and more

New details, Oh, boy!

Earlier today, it was announce that Analogue will be releasing a Nintendo Game Boy clone for the modern era. More details have now been released on the upcoming product, and it's looking to be a pretty advanced piece of hardware.

The price for the handheld is a bit steep, with an MSRP of $199. Adjusting for inflation, the original Game Boy costed $169 ($89.99 in 1989). Taking that into account, the price seems a bit more reasonable.

The specs on the system are pretty impressive. Playing Game boy games on a 3.5-inch LCD screen with as high of a resolution as 1600 x 1440 has got to provide a very sharp and clean picture. The ability to play on the TV through a dock via HDMI is a huge plus, and the handheld will support Bluetooth controllers.

Analogue Pocket is a rechargeable, clean, and impressive Game boy redesign launching next year!

Modern Game Boy clone 'Analogue Pocket' announced, supports every Game Boy cartridge (+ other handhelds with adapters)

Game on, boy!

Exciting news this morning! After rumors of the system's development, Analogue has officially announced a Nintendo Game Boy re-imagining for the modern era. The company has previously launched NES and SNES clones in the past with critical acclaim, and now it's time to see what Analogue is capable of in the handheld market.

Upfront, the system is compatible with the Game Boy's entire library from 1989 - 2008, including the original Game Boy, Game Boy Colour, and Game Boy Advance. Adapters will also be available separately for the system, allowing for support with Sega Game Gear, SNK Neo Geo Pocket Colour, and Atari Lynx. This results in a massive game library available immediately for the Analogue Pocket.

Features for the upcoming handheld include many upgrades from the original Game Boy, including an HD display, USB-C charging, improved battery life, and fully mappable controls.

The system does not include built-in ROMs, and is not an emulator. The Analogue Pocket is a revolutionary and faithful recreation of the Game Boy we all know and love, providing cartridge support for each of the system generations. However, the portable system will include a pre-loaded tool known as Nanoloop. This is a synthesizer and sequencer for musicians to have some fun with. Developers will be free to develop their own applications for the hardware.

This information was released earlier than expected. More details can be found in this newly published article.

Nintendo UK reveals the winner of their Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Fan Art competition

Congrats to Chris McAleer!

After numerous entries, Nintendo UK has revealed the winner of their Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Fan Art competition. The winning art, seen above, was created by Chris McAleer, does a great job of tying the original Link's Awakening release to the Switch remake. Chris will get to take home a Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition bundle for his winning entry.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening tribute featuring nearly 40k dominoes

Now that's a tribute

The Domino King returns with yet another gaming-themed tribute. This time around, we see a creation that celebrates The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. All it took was nearly 40k dominoes laid out with painstaking attention to detail, and then a couple minutes to watch them all fall!


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