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I have a feeling there's not enough room in the ROM, but I would love it if I could use this for the credits music in Super #GameBoy 2: #Vaporwave Edition. This is from Torchkas, the same person who gave us the incredible #VLDC 9 "abstract map" tune. Recorded from real #SNES hardware.
RT: @kenney.bsky.social (tags added)
I have pulled together 30 extra physical copies of Super JetPak DX for #GameBoy DMG & Color compatible devices. Get them from the Pocket Pixel Design webstore
If you already have one, leave a review, tell your friends, it all helps
Pokemon Trading Card Game [Pokemon Card GB] (ポケモンカードＧＢ) [DMG-ACXJ-JPN] Manual now available: https://archive.org/details/pokemon-trading-card-game-jpn-manual
Pretty cool, I like manuals that use things like comics and such to explain things. It's fun and colorful, a lost art really. I think this and Game Boy Wars 2 are the only games I can think off the top of my head that do this, but I'm sure there is more out there. I wonder if Comix Zone does this? It would be very fitting.
I do actually own a copy of Game Boy Wars 2, so I'll get around to scanning that at some point as well.
When I was 11, I had an emergency appendectomy. While I was recovering, my dad gave me a #GameBoy Color, which had _just_ come out, and was _the_ coolest gadget. This year, I pulled it out of storage and it was ruined. The batteries had exploded and corroded everything. Well for my birthday this year, my dad gave me _another_ Game Boy Color, specifically to harvest the parts from and fix mine. Here it is! My childhood Game Boy Color running #Zelda Link’s Awakening, my favorite childhood game.
Wooooooow I just had a monster nostalgia bomb. I was checking out the games in the Konami Collection Vol 2 for #gameboy color when I came across “Block Game”. This was actually #Quarth, a game I played a LOT of on my original DMG back in like 1989-90 or so. The music and the graphics made me feel like a little kid again. Amazing. Here it is on my resto/mod DMG in its original form. #retrogaming
Block game happened to be the name of a game Konami released back in like 1979 I believe.
Exploring the Gameboy Memory Bank Controller · Brendan's Website
Addams Family : Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt for the Gameboy is an awful demake of Addams Family for the SNES at least the snes version had music but hey check out my #Twitch stream and please boost this post as I'm a #smallstreamer
Finally picked up the parts to resto/mod one of my 2 #Gameboy Colors. I think this is the goat for Gameboy games. As always, I get all my parts from Heldheld Legend. This particular GBC got new capacitors, new power board, new speaker, buttons, shell and new screen. Screen is a little bigger than the stock one. I’m a sucker for translucent shells but the classic grey called to me haha. Backlit GBC logo can be different colors too. #retrogaming
Will be going live on #Twitch at 12:30 AM CST I will be checking out another Gameboy game called Addams Family : Pugsley's Scavenger Hunt I'm a #smallstreamer so please boost this post and raids are greatly appreciated.
Shoot ‘em up fans! We’re hosting a high score competition for our next Game Club picks: caravan shooters Flight of Pigarus and Omega Blast, and boss rush Dangan GB2. All games are free to download. Deadline to enter is Dec. 18. Details here: https://www.videogamesage.com/forums/topic/14027-homebrew-game-club-shmups-competition-2023/
On débute la semaine avec une publicité française pour Hook (1992), développé par Ocean Software.
Il s'agit évidemment ici du #pointandclick sorti à l'époque sur #Amiga, #AtariST et DOS.
À ne pas confondre avec le jeu d'action sorti la même année sur consoles (#MegaDrive, #MegaCD, #Nintendo, #Snes #GameBoy, #GameGear) et développé par Sony Imagesoft.
RT: Iván Delgado @toruzz.bsky.social (@toruzz)
How to colorize Game Boy games — Part 3: Sprites. We finally begin applying our custom palettes in sprites.
Embark on an interstellar review with **Goodboy Galaxy** for the *Gameboy Advance* where the gameplay steals the cosmic show!
This game will release in a few days, so have a listen!
Chat with us: https://t.ly/RdDKv
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Disclaimer: All links in this post lead to Twitter (X). Also tooting my own horn here.
Quite interesting to see that the work I've put into VGCollect has helped No-Intro.
Eventually a Datter from No-Intro reached out to me by leaving a review on the scan of the Greek Ratatouille box for the GBA on The Internet Archive and I ended up providing another set of dump data of the UKV copy for them.
So hey, I did something :B
Oh! And you can too! Seriously, every little bit helps :)
Advertisement for the Game Boy Color from Nintendo Official Magazine 83 - August 1999 (UK)
Showing the six different version of the Game Boy Color:
Atomic Purple (translucent)
This magazine can be downloaded here:
Nintendo Official Magazine 83 - August 1999 (UK) has just been added to the magazine catalogue.
Oh crap, page 31 hasn't been edited yet... Hold off a little to download this one!
ok, the page has been fixed and the corrected file is ready to download. 😙
Feels...right, to be buying a new Gameboy game in 2023. More of this.
So much good stuff in this issue, it's a little difficult to pick and choose. 😅
Review for Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land on Game Boy from Nintendo Magazine System 19 - April 1994 (UK)
This issue can be downloaded here:
Finally home from the final day of the early shift.
Even more tired than usual so I won't be able to stay awake very long. oh well.
Quickly going to post a new release before I forget how to put sentences together...
Nintendo Magazine System 19 - April 1994 (UK) has just been added to the magazine catalogue.
Edit 2: Ok, the page has been fixed. Download away! 😊
RT: moonflowers (cohost)
Hemlocks and i finished our second game. we made a short #horror adventure / #pointandclick game inspired by #giallo horror movies. it's about 5 minutes long. i'm so unbelievably proud of all ashley's artwork, they really went above and beyond on this one. hope you enjoy
Errr, it seems I've created something akin to my own unit test framework. In assembly. For the Nintendo Gameboy.
It's literally just a Gameboy ROM running in an emulator, but it's purpose is only to share some functions with my main game and put tick boxes on the screen if calling the functions gives expected results.
(The "why" in a reply toot...)
New minor release of #gbtoolsid: 1.4.7
Console build: (Linux, Windows, Mac): https://github.com/bbbbbr/gbtoolsid/releases/tag/v1.4.7
And now for something slightly different:
I just finished Wendy: Every Witch Way. The game is more known for being somewhat rare rather than its gameplay. It's a short (1 to 2 hours) platformer feature invertible gravity. Very easy overall. What's standing out is the main character with cute and upbeat sprite animations. Perfect for taking a short break from bigger games/things.
I started doing some reviews of licensed and homebrew #gameboy games on backloggd if anyone is keen to follow my journey.
It's a more casual personal approach than a proper review service. But I'll be sharing my thoughts on Licensed Nintendo GB games and commercial homebrew GB games as I play them casually.
Link to backloggd profile:
This week I took some time to get my old Gameboy Zero up and running again. Inside is a Raspberry Pi Zero and a small RP2040 board powering the Neopixel strip that illuminates the case while charging. I also designed and 3d printed a custom stand so I can display it without falling over every three seconds!
Success with assembly programming! I wrote a tool that converts a PNG to a byte sequence the #GameBoy understands correctly as tile data; then modified the BG tile loading sequence to overflow to the shared memory to fit my artwork. Spaghetti code, sure, but I wrote every byte of it myself 😊
#gbstudio Slopes Initiative Update:
Thanks to Canight, Gearfo (and many others helping out), we now have slopes running in the sample project... on DMG even!
But we are not done yet! We are still working on making slopes an even more feature rich release!
If you want to stop by and help out, then join my discord. Or simply jump in and pick the "Fly on the wall" role if you want to see how things are progressing.
Discord Invite link in footer of my website:
The demo for Pizza Delivery Re-Heated is now available!
After almost a year of work I can finally put a demo out with the same content as the original and more. Hope you all enjoy it 💚.
For a while now, I have been concerned about a trend I see surrounding the public discussion of homebrew titles within the #gameboy scene. This problem is a serious lack of critical reviews of commercial GB homebrew titles.
To address this, I have written a Letter to the GB Community discussing why I think this is the case and why I think this is a serious issue for the overall health of the Game Boy community moving forward.
Link to essay here:
Oh yeah! Bought myself a #GameboyPocket with #PokemonYellow too, buuuuuuut the transaction doesn't show up for some reason, so I'mma have to call them about that because I KNOW HOW MUCH THOSE TWO COST ME.
Mate also gave me his old #PSP 3001, and you bet I'm going to modify the hell out of this thing. 333 or 444 MHz? That's GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME_
RT: Marc Max @email@example.com
Dr. Mario DX is now available!
A hack that turns the 1990 Game Boy classic into a Game Boy Color game and adds three new playable characters!
Download patch at: https://romhacking.net/hacks/5281/
Who wants to make #gameboy platformer games with slopes?
I sure do!
I also want to see it become a feature of #GBStudio that is easily utilized by devs of all skill levels.
So, I'm putting out a $200USD bounty on a GBS slopes system!
Once developed, We can share the system freely and I will write a detailed tutorial article on how to implement the system.
If you are interested in collaborating or want to learn more, please consider joining my Discord Server.
I've now completed this simple Arkanoid/Breakout clone from this Gameboy assembly tutorial. [https://gbdev.io/gb-asm-tutorial/part2/getting-started.html]
Now I'm torn between starting the next tutorial (which I've intially found harder to understand) or learning to code Gameboy in C.
Either way, this tutorial was great to understand what the Gameboy CPU is doing and why some of its limitations and capabilities exist.
@mcc Thought you'd be interested in this: https://twitter.com/RAWRLABGames/status/1720078602568691934 (text of tweet: Well, the cat is out of the bag! 🙌
What you see below is a quick example of what could we do with this game engine...)
I'm making a top-down detective game for the #GameBoy Color. Gather clues, interrogate suspects and solve mysteries! 🕵️🔍
Currently on Kickstarter, help me make this project happen! 😺
New instance, new #introduction :)
Hi all! I'm Jonne from Janakkala, Finland. On the internet I go mostly by the alias "laamaa".
I like to make #chiptune / #demoscene / #VGM influenced music with trackers and #synthesizers as a hobby and I post stuff mostly related to that. I like handheld music devices like the #m8tracker and #gameboy with #LSDJ a lot.
You can find my releases from Bandcamp (https://laamaa.bandcamp.com)
Hey! Did you know I once put #Doom and #gameboy (playable!) on credit card machines? Or ported Wordle to #PalmOS ? I've been plumbing all sorts of #tech into all sorts of other tech professionally for almost a decade now (unprofesionally for 16 years!) with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of computers and low-level embedded code. I can also do killer hand-crafted #webdesign without relying on platforms or frameworks! And I can draw you in #pixelart for a modest price!
I'm currently 99% unemployable due to being legally in Brazil and physically in the UK. I've been without a stable income for 2 years now and I desperately need something my way. If you know of any commission or contract work that won't bug me with where I am geographically, please let me know!
#fedihire #fedihired #getfedihired #jobsearch #jobseeking #jobhunting
Want to hear the story of how we designed, created and published a demo of a Game Boy game, from almost nothing, in less than three months? Read on! 🐧 🐹
it's very smooth now, will post a before/after recording later. :)
lessons: was using a modulo-% somewhere. removed many function calls inline and simplified the calculations. moved stuff out of loops that didn't have to be recalculated.
alright! got about 25% speed improvement! 💪
there's a small bug, but too tired to fix that now...
the screen transition already feels better. need to iterate over 360 tiles, so I would be happy to get it close to 10 frames...
then I might load the next room in chunks in the leftover processing time as you're walking towards it and make it feel instant. 🤯