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Posted on Feb 21st 2011 at 05:00:00 AM by (noiseredux)
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Today marks the one year anniversary of Game Boy Player Land. And with that I thought it might be nice to organize all of the first year posts into a nice table of contents that might make it a bit easier to browse through previous posts. Enjoy!




Games

Adventure Island Series http://www.rfgeneration.c...re-Island-Series-1541.php
Alien Hominid http://www.rfgeneration.c...ux/Alien-Hominid-1520.php
Alone In The Dark: The New Nightmare http://www.rfgeneration.c...he-New-Nightmare-1471.php
Anguna: Warriors Of Virtue http://www.rfgeneration.c...rriors-Of-Virtue-1413.php
Backyard Sports Basketball 2007 http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Basketball-2007-1403.php
Battletoads http://www.rfgeneration.c...edux/Battletoads-1289.php
Bonk's Adventure http://www.rfgeneration.c...Bonk-s-Adventure-1352.php
Bubble Ghost http://www.rfgeneration.c...dux/Bubble-Ghost-1472.php
Castlevania: The Adventure http://www.rfgeneration.c...ia-The-Adventure-1468.php
Centipede http://www.rfgeneration.c...eredux/Centipede-1572.php   
Chunkout http://www.rfgeneration.c...seredux/Chunkout-1532.php
Contra GB Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...Boy-Contra-Games-1301.php
Double Dragon GB Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Dragon-GB-Games-1580.php
Ecco The Dolphin http://www.rfgeneration.c...Ecco-The-Dolphin-1428.php
Gargoyle's Quest http://www.rfgeneration.c...Gargoyle-s-Quest-1473.php
Godzilla: Domination! http://www.rfgeneration.c...zilla-Domination-1528.php
Ghostbusters II http://www.rfgeneration.c.../Ghostbusters-II-1464.php
Ghosts 'N Goblins http://www.rfgeneration.c...Ghosts-N-Goblins-1465.php
Kid Dracula http://www.rfgeneration.c...edux/Kid-Dracula-1469.php
Kunio-kun Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Kunio-kun-games-1423.php
The Legend Of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures http://www.rfgeneration.c...words-Adventures-1426.php
Mega Man X Remakes http://www.rfgeneration.c...ga-Man-X-Remakes-1616.php
Monster Force http://www.rfgeneration.c...ux/Monster-Force-1466.php
NBA Jam Series http://www.rfgeneration.c...x/NBA-Jam-Series-1433.php
A Nightmare On Elm Street http://www.rfgeneration.c...re-On-Elm-Street-1481.php
The Pinball Of The Dead http://www.rfgeneration.c...ball-Of-The-Dead-1495.php
Puzzle Boy http://www.rfgeneration.c...uzzle-Boy-Series-1626.php
Rebelstar: Tactical Command http://www.rfgeneration.c...Tactical-Command-1369.php
Resident Evil Gaiden http://www.rfgeneration.c...dent-Evil-Gaiden-1480.php
Riviera: The Promised Land http://www.rfgeneration.c...he-Promised-Land-1606.php
Scooby-Doo! Classic Creep Capers http://www.rfgeneration.c...sic-Creep-Capers-1467.php
The Simpsons: Night Of The Living Treehouse Of Horror http://www.rfgeneration.c...ehouse-Of-Horror-1470.php
Malibu Beach Volleyball http://www.rfgeneration.c...Beach-Volleyball-1365.php
Outrun http://www.rfgeneration.c...oiseredux/Outrun-1398.php
Phantasy Star Collection http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Star-Collection-1325.php
Robocop http://www.rfgeneration.c...iseredux/Robocop-1334.php
Skate Or Die Bad 'N Rad http://www.rfgeneration.c...Or-Die-Bad-N-Rad-1315.php
Spider-Man 2 http://www.rfgeneration.c...dux/Spider-Man-2-1336.php
Super Mario Series http://www.rfgeneration.c...per-Mario-Series-1534.php
Super Puzzle Fighter II http://www.rfgeneration.c...uzzle-Fighter-II-1343.php
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles GBA Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...urtles-GBA-Games-1446.php
Tempest http://www.rfgeneration.c...iseredux/Tempest-1558.php
Tetris GB Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...Tetris-GB-Series-1588.php
Urban Strike http://www.rfgeneration.c...dux/Urban-Strike-1487.php
World Reborn http://www.rfgeneration.c...dux/World-Reborn-1546.php


Other Articles

Beach Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...edux/Beach-Games-1396.php
Behond The 2-Player Cube Setupd! http://www.rfgeneration.c...layer-Cube-Setup-1474.php
Beware GBA Bootlegs! http://www.rfgeneration.c...are-GBA-Bootlegs-1390.php
Cheap Game Boy Display Shelves http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Display-Shelves-1391.php
The Cover Project Needs Your Help http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Needs-Your-Help-1539.php
Game Boy 101: A Beginner's Guide http://www.rfgeneration.c...Beginner-s-Guide-1611.php
Game Boy Launch Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...Boy-Launch-Games-1386.php
Game Boy Color Launch Titles http://www.rfgeneration.c...or-Launch-Titles-1401.php
Game Boy Color Sewing Machine http://www.rfgeneration.c...r-Sewing-Machine-1455.php
GameCube Arcade Sticks http://www.rfgeneration.c...be-Arcade-Sticks-1338.php
GameCube Retro Controller Options http://www.rfgeneration.c...ntroller-Options-1568.php
GameCube Shmups http://www.rfgeneration.c.../GameCube-Shmups-1491.php
Games Beaten: 2010 http://www.rfgeneration.c...ames-Beaten-2010-1564.php
GameSpite Quarterly No. 1 http://www.rfgeneration.c...e-Quarterly-No-1-1317.php
Go Buy Invader! http://www.rfgeneration.c...x/Go-buy-Invader-1486.php
Hello World http://www.rfgeneration.c...edux/Hello-World-1286.php
How To Get Ahead In Handheld Advertising http://www.rfgeneration.c...held-Advertising-1309.php
Iridion Soundtrack Gets Digital Re-Release http://www.rfgeneration.c...gital-Re-Release-1529.php
It's A Secret To Everybody http://www.rfgeneration.c...ret-To-Everybody-1605.php
Jamie Woodhouse's GBA Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...ouse-s-GBA-Games-1330.php
Konami Hyper Boy http://www.rfgeneration.c...Konami-Hyper-Boy-1535.php
Nintendo Player's Guides http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Player-s-Guides-1294.php
Nintendo Power Advance http://www.rfgeneration.c...do-Power-Advance-1371.php
October Spooktacular! http://www.rfgeneration.c...ber-Spooktacular-1457.php
Pocket Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...dux/Pocket-Games-1553.php
Pokemon Creepy Black http://www.rfgeneration.c...mon-Creepy-Black-1435.php
Qwak GBA Gets Digital Release http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Digital-Release-1360.php
Racketboy 2010 Charity Auction http://www.rfgeneration.c...-Charity-Auction-1544.php
Some Game Boy Fighting Games http://www.rfgeneration.c...y-Fighting-Games-1377.php
Some GB and GBC Shmups http://www.rfgeneration.c...B-and-GBC-Shmups-1376.php
Some GBA Beat-em-ups http://www.rfgeneration.c...-GBA-Beat-em-ups-1345.php
Some GBA Fighters http://www.rfgeneration.c...ome-GBA-Fighters-1405.php
Some GBA Retro Compilations http://www.rfgeneration.c...tro-Compilations-1358.php
Some GBA Shmups http://www.rfgeneration.c.../Some-GBA-Shmups-1341.php
Some More GBA Shmups http://www.rfgeneration.c...-More-GBA-Shmups-1368.php



Posted on Jan 28th 2011 at 01:18:03 AM by (noiseredux)
Posted under Blog, PS1, PS2, PSP



It's been a couple of weeks since my last big post. Some of you may be wondering why the lull. Well there's lots to talk about, so I've decided to just jam it all into one big, unstructured post. So let's begin with a post-Holiday story. Being a "gamer," I received a fair share of gift-cards to video game stores for Christmas. And understandably. I don't expect family members to keep track of my constantly in-flux collection. So the day after New Year's my wife and I went out from store to store using up various gift cards (and "mad money" from Grandma) that we received. Here's where the story takes an interesting turn. Most of the gift cards that I received were for GameStop. I went to four of them in a single day only to find that their GBA sections were almost gone. The games they did I have, I already owned. And then I'd start to notice things out of the corner of my eye. And by "things" I mean Playstation 2 games that I wouldn't mind playing.

Let me back up for a minute here. Many of you know me as "the Game Boy guy," and that's certainly understandable. I mean look at the name of my blog, right? But here's the thing: I've had a long history of various systems beginning with the Commodore 64. And believe it or not, when the Playstation launched, it was actually the first console I ever bought with my own money. I had to put it on layaway and pay it off with bits of allowance over a period of months. When I finally got the damn thing, I couldn't even afford a game for quite some time, so I had to settle for the demo disc that came with it. But those demos of Jumping Flash and Battle Arena Toshinden kept me busy. And I really did love that thing.

And though I've always been a bit of a Nintendo Fanboy, I skipped over the N64 altogether. A single friend of mine owned one, and though I was impressed with Mario Kart 64, nothing else really appealed to me the same way that Resident Evil, Suikoden, RPG Maker or the Tekken series did. In fact, the PS1 was awesome enough to me to make me purchase a Playstation 2 at launch as well. This is the last console that I bought at launch to date!

However sometime in 2008 I realized that I just had way too many video games for a married man living in a small apartment. I knew I had to condense. It made sense to focus on a single collection. And thus the GameCube with Game Boy Player made the most sense to me at the time. Though it's true that the PS2 (and it's PS1 backwards compatibility) offers a huge library of games, I decided to focus on the GB/GBC/GBA library based mostly on a handful of series. To be honest, the biggest draw for me was that Zelda didn't exist in Sony's world (unless you count Dark Cloud). So I sold my PS2 along with my PSP and all the games I had for each.

In the time since I've certainly become a bit of an expert on the Game Boy's library. And rightly so, as I've spent enough time with it. But I've also become a far more educated gamer as well. I've spent countless hours reading the amazing wealth of information over at http://HardCoreGaming101.net, http://GameSpite.net and their ilk. I've discovered a new fondness for entire genres (Shmups!) and publishers (Atlus!) and well, I just know a lot more now. It occurred to me that it was time to re-buy my once beloved PS2 and PSP. And so I spent those gift cards.

Now many of you know that I'm a very regular poster in the forums at http://RacketBoy.com. And as I started building up my old PS1, PS2 and PSP libraries all over again, along with new additions, I felt the need to discuss this blog over there. I guess I was looking for permission to expand the blog's horizon. And though I got lots of feedback (some begging I keep it GB-only, others wishing me luck), ultimately I have to go with my gut feeling. And my gut feeling is that this blog is my blog. And my blog will be at it's best when I'm writing about whatever I'm excited about right this very second. So that's what I'm planning on doing, folks. (If you're really bored, you can read the whole soul-searching thread here: http://www.racketboy.com/...mp;st=0&sk=t&sd=a)



My main reason for wanting a PS2 again was to tap into the rather rich library of (both domestic and import) PS1 and PS2 shmups out there. So I picked up a used slim model, and a Hori stick made to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Tekken. A handful of trades yielded me such entries as the US version of Castle Of Shikigami (known as Mobile Light Force II here), along with the second Shikigami, Gradius III & IV, R-Types, Sol Divide, Gekioh Shooting King, and many others. But probably my biggest delight thus far has been Einhander, the infamous Square developed shmup that has proven to be even better than I've heard.

Truth be told I've gone on a pretty serious binge over the past month. Numerous retro collections and fighting games (Darkstalkers 3!) and everything else in between. To put it mildly, I am really enjoying getting back into collecting PS1 and PS2 games again. It has a ton of "hardcore" games that I'm loving attempting to track down, and on the casual front my Celtics are 4-0 in NBA 2K9 and my wife and I are hopefully on our way to a championship in Jeopardy.



Which meant buying another PSP was the next rational step. To be honest I've loved the PSP since it was released. Of course back when I owned one, there weren't as many must-own titles that I knew about. When I first had an original "fat" model PSP, it was mostly used as an MP3-player and retro-emulator to be completely honest. Of course now I'm far more interested in imports and more interesting releases, such as the absolutely amazing Half-Minute Hero which is pretty much blowing my mind right now.

And though I'm not an advocate of piracy by any means (seriously, I hate the Johnny Depp movies even), I can't ignore that the PSP homebrew scene is among the best. There's an absolutely wonderful port of the indie hit Cave Story for the PSP. And the solid Atari 2600 emulator means that I could finally play Halo 2600, which turned out to be one of the finest 2600 games I ever played. It was addicting, and well perfect, forcing me to beat it as quickly as I could.


So there you have it, dear readers. The end of the beginning. Or whatever it is. Of course I'm not abandoning Game Boy coverage, but I am intending to let other stuff in. I hope you all stick around to see where things go from here. Hopefully some of you are just as excited as I am.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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