March 4, 2016

Broken Bootlegs- Pocket Monster Famicom

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Erika

Broken Bootlegs is a weekly series covering unlicensed games (also known as bootleg games) for mainly 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. This week’s edition covers an entry that some people may not be familiar with, but people are quite familiar with in regard to the source material: Pocket Monster!

Several years back while scouring eBay for reasonable-priced bootlegs or prototype games, I happened upon a YH-4126 4 in 1 cart Super Game, advertised with Pokemon Yellow, Blue, Silver, and Red. For $25, I thought I’d try my luck and see if I could get my hands on either infamous Pokemon Red or Pokemon Gold games. After waiting about a week, it finally arrived and was really excited to try it out to see if it would even work. Much to my dismay, it didn’t work in my NES with the pin converter, but I got lucky as it somewhat worked in my Famicom. After turning it on, I tried a few of the games only to see that they’re small sprite hacks of games like Little Nemo and Wacky Races. One game stood out though, as when selecting Pokemon Yellow, it went to a game called Pocket Monster.Read More


H1Z1 King of the kill the first hours:

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

So I have heard a crap ton about this game, seen in on Youtube and seen it on stream. Honestly I thought it wasn’t for me. So when our Editor in Chief @kitsune86 said “hey you wanna explore some H1Z1?” I was pretty eager.  I had started looking in to this game when I wrote a news story about how the game was splitting off in two separate games; the survival aspect and the battle royale. I was given a chance to try the battle royal by the developers and this is my log of the results.

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Star Fox Zero Will Ship An Additional Game, Star Fox: Guard

Posted on March 4, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Star Fox Zero

Nintendo kicked off their huge 42 minute Nintendo Direct the same way that they kicked off last year’s E3 – with new information about the upcoming aerial space combat game Star Fox: Zero. Perhaps the juiciest piece of information revealed is that Star Fox Zero’s physical release will come bundled with two  games, the previously announced Star Fox Zero and a new title Star Fox: Guard.

Star Fox: Guard is a tower defense game set in the Star Fox universe. In this new title players must assist Slippy Toad and his uncle defeat waves of oncoming enemies by placing down canons and other defenses.  Over 100 pre-designed missions will be available on the Guard disc as well as an online mode that will allow players to upload custom made enemy placements on a number of pre-defined maps.

The physical release will bundle both games together in a dual disk package. Digitally Star Fox Zero and Star Fox: Guard will be sold separately with the price of the two games combined to equal the physical retail release. This is great news for folks who might want to just pick up Zero and skip Guard for the time being.

Both games will be out in North America on April 22nd.

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