There are many ports of the original Donkey Kong Country but this Gameboy Color version is the only one that has these exclusive 2-player mini games. However, you’ll need to grind through the single player campaign to unlock them… along with a bunch of Gameboy Printer stickers and images.
This week, Gillman and I play through some Super Mario RPG, the 2023 Switch remake. Here, we discuss our time with the original game when we were both youngsters and I am glad to know that the one missable frog coin in the beginning of the game is now gettable later!
Since it was released after the excellent Mario Tennis, Snoopy Tennis on Gameboy Color was an overlooked licensed sports game. However, despite being developed by a very small team, it included a robust multiplayer mode for 2 linked players. There are five 2-player link cable modes in total and one of them is Squash!
Ported from the original NES version, Blades of Steel is still a fun, arcadey hockey game even if there are not any options to tweak. Here’s a look at the 2-player link cable vs mode.
This is the ending that triggers when you unlock all stars for all games in Game & Watch Gallery 3 on Gameboy. This music is awesome! Doesn’t get enough credit. And Peach totally makes out with Mario and releases a bunch of hearts and turns beet red.
From Below Pocket is an indie developed puzzle game that has been ported from its NES origins complete with 2-player multiplayer support over a link cable. This is a Tetris clone with a twist; a Kraken’s tentacles push your pieces upward. It is really cool than an indie dev included link cable support. Plus, there […]
Published by Bulletproof Software, the same company that released the original Gameboy version of Tetris, ported Pipe Dream to the Gameboy. Strangely, it features a pretty robust-for-the-time multiplayer mode despite not showcasing the standard Link Pak icon on the front of the box art and not mention anything about multiplayer on the back on the […]
Nacon released the pro Revolution X ($74) and the ColorLight ($40) controllers for Xbox. Here is a quick unboxing video of both controllers (the packaging is so well done, I had trouble opening it). And don’t confuse the name of the pro-style controller with the Aerosmith lightgun shooter of the same name.
The original arcade version of Popeye and Donkey Kong have a lot in common. Later, this Popeye 2 Gameboy sequel seems to have taken a lot of inspiration from 1989’s Super Mario Land as the gameplay and visual style are similar. However, Popeye’s 2 link cable multiplayer mode might have inspired the Vs mode in […]