I want to apologize to all our listeners for our show taking a two month break. It wasn’t planned and unfortunately, couldn’t be helped. As always, thank you so much for continuing to listen. There were many games to discuss in this episode and felt good after a slow year. One of the games we discussed was Mario Kart 7 and the creation of the Wii Are Fanboys community. Above is the search code for our community. If you would like to download the show click HERE and I hope to race all of you soon.
Have you downloaded Super Smash Land yet? If you haven’t yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a free PC game (created by Dan Fornace) that was inspired by the Super Smash Brothers series. It was just recently released on 9/14/11. Super Smash Land is Smash Brothers as if it were released on the Nintendo Gameboy. Think of the game, Battle Kid for the NES, except that it never went to cart. The visuals, and sounds of the game are of 100% pure Gameboy retro goodness. As if you had to have another reason to download it, I’ve gotten some serious hands-on with the game, and I’m happy to report that, for a non-Nintendo made game, it plays extremely well. Well done. I am very excited for this game. Curiously enough, we have never gotten a Gameboy version of Smash Brothers. This game fills in nicely in that regard. If you love the Smash Brothers series, you’ll naturally love this game.
How arrogant of me. How utterly arrogant. All these years I had always assumed I knew mostly everything there was to ever know about the Nintendo Gameboy. I was wrong. About a month ago, I discovered a rare Gameboy peripheral that I’d never seen before or ever knew existed until now – the Konami Hyperboy. How could I have not known about this for all these years is beyond me. It’s a peripheral that was released by Konami in 1991 (never released in the US) that turns your Gameboy into a tabletop arcade. I had always viewed the Gameboy itself as a hybrid system; a cross between an NES and a Game & Watch. With this peripheral, it pushes the Gameboy more into the Game & Watch tabletop territory, which is what I love about it. This has got to be the coolest GameBoy peripheral ever made.