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Mortal Kombat Advance

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Basically, what you have here is the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 title ported to the Game Boy Advance. Now, since we’re dealing with a fairly old title that has been successfully ported to just about every system known to man, you might expect that this game would be a pretty decent GBA fighter right? Wrong.

There’s so much wrong here that I don’t even know where to start. Seriously, other than the music — which is actually quite good — this is one of the most unplayable titles that I’ve ever encountered. First of all, the control is hideous. All too often it seems as if the game is changing your character’s moves on you, because performing a specific button/d-pad combination will usually result in your character pulling off an action that differs from what you intended. But that’s not the worst of it…

GBA Online?

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I’m sure there’s been numerous times when you’ve been sitting around playing your GameBoy Advance and thought to yourself, “Boy, I sure wish I could play Britney’s Dance Beat over the internet”. No? Me either. However, that soon may become a possibility as the nReach company has announced that it is designing a device that will allow users to take their GameBoy Advance and connect to the Internet for network play. Here’s a sample of the press release:

All Hail the Mighty Return of the Gameboy’s Grandaddy

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Mattel Electronics Classic Football HandheldYou know, sometimes stumbling across an old toy that you haven’t seen in years is very much akin to meeting up with an old friend; especially if it’s a toy that you used to absolutely love.  For many of us from the Pong/Atari 2600 generation, Mattel’s electronic Football handheld game was one of those toys.

Virtual Insanity

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Virtual Boy boxThe poor ol’ Virtual Boy…  The most misunderstood of all of Nintendo’s children.  Although quite groundbreaking when it burst onto the American scene in August of ‘ 95, very few people actually gave Gunpei Yokoi‘s little machine a chance.  Virtual Boy, it’s too bad that you weren’t more accepted, old friend.  You coulda been a contendah

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