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GBA Single-Pak Link – Kuru Kuru Kururin

Exclusive to Japan and PAL regions, Kuru Kuru Kururin was a GBA launch title in 2001. Despite the early release, this stick spinning simulator has one of the better Single-Pak link multi-boot modes on the system. Up to 4 players can compete in a race-to-the-finish from 50 levels and a highly customizable handicap system. For […]

Blood Waves (XSX) Review with stream

Originally released a couple years ago on Xbox One and PS4, an XSX and PS5 version of Blood Waves is now available. Published by Sometimes You, this is a single player horde mode where a Lara Croft lookalike must survive waves of aggressive zombie attacks with severely underpowered firearms. To quickly summarize, this game is […]

Catmaze (Xbox One) Review with stream

Catmaze is much more of a Metroid-like as opposed to Castlevania since you do not gain experience points with each kill.  There is a large, interconnected map that progressively becomes fully explorable as the playable witch gains new abilities but there are few elements that hold back the experience. A highlight is the story and […]

Balloon Kid/Balloon Fight GB (GB/GBC, 1990/2000) – VS Mode – ENABLE THE LINK CABLE

In 1990, Balloon Kid released on the American Gameboy, sequel to Balloon Fight (NES/Arcade). A decade later, Japan received an exclusive enhanced edition of Balloon Kid called Balloon Fight GB for Gameboy Color in 2000. This handheld sequel features a 2-player link cable VS Mode. Unlike the original release, players now have the ability to […]

Super Sunny Island (Xbox One) Review with stream

Playing as a penguin armed with a squirt gun, it is your job to platform your way through each of the tiny levels to collect three keys, unlock the stage-ending treasure chest, and defeat simple bad guys along the way. It is a very simple, very basic, highly approachable action platformer that is perfect for […]

Bomberman Quest (GBC, 1998) – 1v1 VS Battle – ENABLE THE LINK CABLE

Bomberman Quest’s 2-player link cable multiplayer mode has some restrictions – it is 1v1 only due to the hardware limitations, and players must unlock items in the single player campaign for use in the multiplayer mode. However, for a 2 player top-down deathmatch, it isn’t so bad considering.

Rick Henderson (Xbox One) Review with stream

Not to be confused with Rickey Henderson of MLB fame, Rick Henderson is a 16-bit horizontal shooter now available on PC and all modern consoles for $7.99.  It might have a strange name but the gameplay is rather familiar. The gimmick behind this shmup is the endless gameplay. Not a roguelite, the game just keeps […]

Tennis (1989, Gameboy) 2-player mode – ENABLE THE LINK CABLE

Tennis, along with Baseball and Golf, released as launch window titles for the original Gameboy in 1989. Out of the generically named Nintendo sports title, Tennis, in my opinion, is the best. I provide 2 reasons in my video why 1989 Gameboy Tennis is great and still worth your time today, specially when it comes […]

Dragon Dance (GBC, 2000) – 2p VS Mode – ENABLE THE LINK CABLE – competitive Pong with a twist

Dragon Dance, by Natsume and Crave, is an Arkanoid/Pong clone for Nintendo’s Gameboy Color handheld that you probably never played. Besides having creative design (your paddle is a dragon that shrinks with each ball lost and curls when not moving), the 2-player link cable VS Mode is also pretty fun. Like Tetris or any other […]