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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


Pokemon X & Y Mark Leap To Nintendo 3DS, Releases This Fall

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Rae Michelle Richards

Those little Pocket Monsters have been confined to the Nintendo 3DS for the better part of seven years now, but no longer are they stuck in the previous generation with the announcement of Pokemon XY. Two new games, Pokemon Y and Pokemon X are in development for the Nintendo 3DS, marking the series’ six generation of games, after the release of Black & White for the DS in 2010.

Pokemon X & Y will utilize the system’s 3DS capabilities as well providing a large graphical leap in terms of character animations and presentation.  In the new debut trailer we get a really good look at how crisp and smooth the game is when compared to its predecessors. Battles still take place in the traditional “behind the back” style but are spruced up with gorgeously detailed and fluid artwork.

Pokemon X & Y will be released worldwide this October for the Nintendo 3DS!

Check out the embedded trailer to find out why I am excited for a Pokemon game for the first time in half a decade!

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