In 1995, Nintendo announced the Nintendo 64DD to keep up with their competitor, the Sony Playstation. The add-on would bring the Nintendo 64 online and have improved graphics, bigger games, and the ability to download updates to games. However, it wouldn’t be released until 1999, and was ultimately a complete failure. Learn more about this add-on, which was released only in Japan.
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I have said before that my favorite gaming console is probably the Game Boy. It was the first system I owned that actually belonged to me, and it had so many good games. Not to mention, it was portable! When you are a kid, long car rides become nothing thanks to the Game Boy. Not to be outdone, my brother had a Game Gear. It had a few solid titles, but it really paled in comparison to it’s Nintendo rival. One game I played religiously on my Game Boy was Mega Man . It’s probably my brother’s favorite game series as well, so he would constantly ask to play. Little did we know, that Mega Man was available for him on the Game Gear.
EarthBound is easily one of the hardest cartridges to acquire on the Super Nintendo. The combination of great game and limited quantities has made it extremely sought after.
Recently, a Gold level copy of EarthBound was put on E-Bay. Currently the bid is at $2,325, but estimates show it could go over $4,000. WOW.
Now, thank god I already own EarthBound. Seeing this auction did remind me however, of the day I got my beloved cart. Let’s begin, shall we?
In April of 2010, Derek (Happy Video Game Nerd) and I (Gaming Historian) switched shows! It was fun to do an actual game review, and here is what I decided to cover. Ristar is one of the best platformer games I have ever played, but it was a late release for the Genesis and many gamers simply overlooked it. Despite critical praise, it did not sell well. However, it is an awesome game and worth checking out. Along with the review, I also poke fun at myself and others.