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  1. Nintendo 3DS and DS Multi-player Essentials

    Though handheld consoles tend to, quite rightly, be geared towards single-player games, the onset of wireless technology meant that such machines have been able to break free of the awkward link cables of times gone by, allowing for much more convenient multi-player experiences where it's fitting to include them.

    Over time, I've found that there are some Nintendo 3DS and DS games with real multi-player sticking power, and I'm going to share them here, in no particular order.

    Updated 4th January 2015 at 22:13 by NinjaRabbit

  2. Suspiciously retro game-themed craft supplies

    I've noticed, with good-natured amusement, that someone working in the buying or design departments at one of my favourite craft supplies retailers, Baker Ross, must be into retro video games.

    Over time, they've added a couple of products to their line-up that are very obviously inspired by Puyo Puyo, and The Legend of Zelda. Take a look at these bouncy balls, and bracelet charms.

    These are listed as Dotty Eye Jet ...
  3. Scooby-Doo & Scrappy-Doo (8-bit and 16-bit)

    by , 10th September 2014 at 00:58 (NinjaRabbit's Burrow)
    Scrappy-Doo is one of my favourite cartoon characters of all time. Originally created in the late 1970s in order to rescue the Scooby-Doo TV series from its then-impending cancellation, Scrappy was very popular, and kept the show on the air for around another decade, before networks finally found that the formulas had grown too thin to keep viewers' interest at that time.

    If this perhaps sounds like an unusual account of Scrappy-Doo's history to you, that would be because it's factual. ...

    Updated 10th September 2014 at 02:00 by NinjaRabbit

    Miscellaneous , Games
  4. Bloody Adverts!

    I always liked the loading screens of Commodore 64 games - they often gave you a glimpse of a game's world and atmosphere before you got to see it for yourself.

    Yesterday, I revisited an old favourite which was proof positive that some games didn't have very good loading screens...

    And who said that advertising and product-placement in games was a new thing?
    Miscellaneous , Games
  5. Lomax - Last Game of its Kind?

    Lomax is a platform game released for the Sony PlayStation in 1996 (it was released in North America under the name "The Adventures of Lomax", though the title screen still bears the same title that was used for the rest of the world). It is the spiritual sequel to The Misadventures of Flink (Mega CD, Mega Drive, and Amiga CD32), and is part of the four-game lineage of platform games worked on by artist Henk Nieborg and programmer Erwin Kloibhofer, which also includes Ghost Battle (Amiga, ...

    Updated 25th August 2014 at 20:05 by NinjaRabbit