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Cleaning NES Game Pins with Alcohol

How to Clean Video Game Cartridges

By Trevor Harley | February 24, 2017 | 2 Comments

Everybody who grew up on cartridge based video games remembers having trouble getting them to work, especially those who had a Nintendo Entertainment System. With the growing popularity of retro gaming a lot of gamers have decided to pull out their old systems again only to find that they don’t work. They plug the cartridge in and get a jumbled mess of graphics or a blank screen and think something is broken, especially when blowing in the cartridge doesn’t fix the issue. What these people…

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Retro Game Shops Map

By Trevor Harley | February 12, 2017 | 15 Comments

Have you ever been travelling somewhere and wondered if there are any good retro video game shops in the area to check out? I sure have. I have spent hours searching google for game shops in different areas and writing down addresses when travelling for whatever reason. I thought it would save time and help gamers and collectors everywhere to just have one map with all known retro game shops on it so that we could quickly check whatever city we are in. The map…

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The Different Iterations of the Super Game Boy

By Trevor Harley | February 5, 2017 | 2 Comments

In June of 1994 Nintendo released a piece of hardware that would change how people played their portable Nintendo games at home. It was called the Super Game Boy and it allowed consumers to play their Game Boy titles on their televisions by putting real Game Boy hardware into a SNES cartridge. Then in late January of 1998 Nintendo released a new version of the hardware exclusively in Japan called the Super Game Boy 2. Which Super Game Boy provides the best experience for playing Game Boy games…

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NES Classic Edition Review

By Trevor Harley | January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nintendo released their first plug ‘n play console, The NES Classic Edition, on November 23rd, 2016 and now that I have had some time to play around with it I’ve got some things to say. HARDWARE Yes, the NES Classic Edition was and is still nearly impossible to get a hold of. Let’s just get that right out of the way. Nintendo vastly underestimated the demand for this product and the online stock was gobbled up in only a few minutes. Fortunately for me, I…

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The Sharp Twin Famicom

By Trevor Harley | January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 1986 Sharp produced their own version of the Nintendo Entertainment System for the Japanese gaming market with an official license from Nintendo. What they came up with was a new version of the console combining the Famicom and Famicom Disk System together in one neat package. They called it the Sharp Twin Famicom, it came in three different colour configurations and it has some advantages over Nintendo’s own original hardware. Sharp was able to add convenience for Nintendo fans in Japan by making it so that…

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Complete Nintendo DS Library List

By Trevor Harley | January 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Complete Nintendo DS Library List

  A complete list of all games released on disc for the Nintendo DS in North America. This list does not include digital games or re-releases. The list can be sorted, searched and easily copied into a spreadsheet to help you when hunting for games in the wild. If you find any errors in any of our console library lists please let us know through our contact page.

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Complete Nintendo 3DS Library List

By Trevor Harley | January 11, 2017 | Comments Off on Complete Nintendo 3DS Library List

  A complete (we think) list of all games released on cartridge for the Nintendo 3DS in North America. Games are still being released for the 3DS and this list is being updated periodically. This list does not include digital games or re-releases. The list can be sorted, searched and easily copied into a spreadsheet to help you when hunting for games in the wild. If you find any errors in any of our console library lists please let us know through our contact page.

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Gun-Nac Review – NES

By Trevor Harley | December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gun-Nac is a fast paced, action packed, vertical scrolling shoot-em-up that was published by ASCII in North America for the NES and released in September of 1991. It was developed by a company called Compile which I had never heard of before this game but it seems they favoured the shoot-em-up genre. They were the company behind other notable shoot-em-ups such as Zanac and the Spriggan games. I normally don’t enjoy shoot-em-ups very much but this is one that hooked me, I couldn’t put the controller down.…

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Paper Mario: Color Splash Review – Wii U

By Trevor Harley | November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

The latest installment in the Paper Mario series is out now on Wii U and I just finished playing it, so let’s dive right in. Released on October 7th 2016, this game appeared in my mailbox at just the right time. I had no long games on the go and I was feeling ready to jump into something completely new, and this game is certainly completely new. It takes the Paper Mario series in a new direction, different than anything I have played before. A HILARIOUS EXPERIENCE…

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Review Rating Scale

By Trevor Harley | October 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Review Rating Scale

When rating things it helps to know what the numbers actually mean. I feel it is important to have a scale and for it to be available to the reader, so here it is. This scale and the reviews that pull ratings from it are entirely my opinion. You are entitled to your own and I love to debate differing view points on games. If I don’t like a game that doesn’t mean I think everyone should feel the same way and there are games…

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