Friday, November 20, 2015

Pokemon's 20th Celebrated With 3DS Virtual Console Release

Well Pokemon fans, it’s finally happening. Nintendo will be releasing our beloved Pokemon games for the 3DS Virtual Console. That’s right, on February 27, 2016, which also happens to be the 20th anniversary of this incredible series, Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, and Pokemon Yellow will finally grace our presence on the 3DS.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Collector Bits: Mischief Makers

A wildly under appreciated game for the N64, Mischief Makers will forever be a staple among my retro game collection. During a time that saw the vast majority of game developers transitioning to full 3d games, true sidescrollers became a bit of a rarity on the N64. But during this time dominated by the discovery of 3d, a 2D gem was created.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Indev: Super Cave Boy

Well we finally found our way into the modern world of the internet and decided to post our first video review! Today we're gonna dive into an indie game that is still in the early development phase called Super Cave Boy for the PC. We started talking with Cale Anderson (the game designer and developer) over on our Twitter page and decided that this game sounded like a gem in the making. Cale was awesome enough to send over a version of the game for this review. So lets get to it!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Collector Bits: Harvest Moon SNES

Ever dream of becoming a farmer? Have you ever longed to wake up at the crack of dawn every morning to care crops, feed your chickens, and milk your cow? Well look no further, this game was made for you! And even if you have no desire to do any of the stuff I mentioned above, this game is still for you. Over the years, Harvest Moon has managed to establish one of the strongest cult followings of any series.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Rarest And Most Valuable Fire Emblem Games

Due to the amazing cult following coupled with it's incredible tactical/RPG gameplay, it's no surprise the Fire Emblem series is so desirable among game collectors. The series initially launched in 1990 for the Nintendo Famicom and has since produced 13 games across 7 consoles and handhelds. With the initial release being exclusive to Japan, the North American gamers had to wait until the 7th title to finally get their hands on these games. The popularity has since skyrocketed and so has the desirability which has led to some very rare and expensive titles.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Weekly Haul Report: From Ark to Everdrive

This last week in treasure hunting was very kind to us at SRB. While I wasn't able to hit many of my normal locations this past week, I did manage to make it by one garage sale and a local thrift store.  Both of which turned out to be harboring retro goodness. My first attack of the week was a local garage sale. The Craigslist add mentioned they had Nintendo games so I figured I would give it a shot. In all honesty though, when ads mention Nintendo games you really can't be sure what you are going to find once you get there (if anything at all). I once waited almost a week for a particular garage sale that stated they had "old Nintendo games", only to find out once I got there that they had a couple Leapfrog Leapster games....disappointing to say the least. Luckily this week I had a bit more luck than usual.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Collector Bits: Snowboard Kids 2 N64

Today I'd like to introduce a new series of post we like to call Collector Bits. This series will include a wide variety of games and consoles, but focus primarily on why this title should be added to your retro game collection. We will be including games from super rare games with high price tags to relatively common games that are just incredibly fun to play. After all, collecting video games is more than just buying the rarest and most expensive. To some it's about finding that game that you had that emotional attachment to as a child. In those days we didn't care about the money or value of the game, we just wanted to have fun with it. So to launch this new series I'd like to introduce to you a title that is both rare and incredibly fun to play: Snowboard Kids 2 for the N64.