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Gunpei Yokoi's Withered Technology: Virtual Boy, Game & Watch, Wonderswan, etc. Let's laterally think!

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
The sound effect when you push blocks in Link's Awakening is wrong. Minor complaint, I know, but something is up with that. Everything else sounds good in that game so far (haven't played Zelda 1 or 2 yet).

Don't sleep on Vermin, which is included in this new Zelda G&W - I think it's my favorite old school G&W game. Plays well in this version, too.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
I just remembered that I own a Microvision, arguably the first cartridge-based handheld. Unfortunately, I also remembered that I didn't want to try to play it, because the dial needs to be fixed, it may not have a usable screen (they're susceptible to deterioration), and I only have one game... some casino crap. Maybe for the pack-in Blockbuster, I'd think about it.
 

Sprite

(He/Him/His)
I’m sad that the new Game and Watches are apparently a huge pain to hack, because I’d love to turn one into a G&W Gallery machine.
 

Ixo

"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
Found last night at one of the game shops here in town:

 

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
I just remembered that I own a Microvision, arguably the first cartridge-based handheld. Unfortunately, I also remembered that I didn't want to try to play it, because the dial needs to be fixed, it may not have a usable screen (they're susceptible to deterioration), and I only have one game... some casino crap. Maybe for the pack-in Blockbuster, I'd think about it.
Oh wow, we had one of those. I think we got it from a garage sale & it barely worked. I completely forgot about it until just now.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
Found last night at one of the game shops here in town:

That's a pretty great price for that, sealed. Did you pick it up?

I’m sad that the new Game and Watches are apparently a huge pain to hack, because I’d love to turn one into a G&W Gallery machine.
I am definitely 100% hacking my Zelda one, as soon as instructions come out (they may have already, haven't looked in a few days). Having a Start and Select button makes so many more games viable on it compared to the Mario G&W.

I'll post about it here if I'm successful, and if then you want me to hack yours, we could work something out.
 

ArugulaZ

Fearful asymmetry
Yeah, the Microvision was made back in the late 70s and as such was super primitive. The CPU was built into the carts rather than the system and the screen had a whopping 16x16 pixel resolution. It made the Game Boy seem like a Rolls Royce by comparison. And yet there was just enough there in 1985 (when I got my first) to be entertaining.
 

Kazin

did i do all of that?
(he/him)
You all should send me your Microvisions (I've never even held one, much less seen on IRL lol)
 

ThornGhost

lofi posts to relax/study to
(he/him)
I've been meaning to post this in here for a while now, but if you are looking for a cheap and easy to find way to display your new G&Ws, I have found that a phone pop socket works great. It preserves the clean look of the device unlike a lot of the cradles you find, plus you can just pop it in when you want to play.

 
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