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Hyperkin's Retron Jr. lets you play your Game Boy/GBC/GBA games on TV

From portable to big screen

Looking to play your old portable games without digging out your Game Boy? Hyperkin has the perfect solution in their Retron Jr..

The new hardware is an all-in-one solution for playing your Game Boy, GBC, and GBA games on TV. The system connects to your TV via HDMI and outputs at 720p, and also includes a 3.5mm headphone jack. It even comes with an SNES-style wireless controller, and the ability to link up with another Retron Jr. via a link port.

The Retron Jr. will be seeing release sometime in 2020, but we don't have word on a price point at this time.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gets its "YAHOO!" back

Yahoo!

Here's a small bit of Legend of Zelda trivia for you. Back with the original release of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, there was one old lady character who spouted "YAHOO!" has her catchphrase. When we got to the 3DS VC release of the game, Nintendo had yanked the "YAHOO!" and changed it to "HELLO!" and other words. This is probably because Nintendo was worried about the Yahoo! web service provider taking issue with the word due to their trademark.

Well, even if that was the issue, Nintendo has decided that they're good to go with the use of "YAHOO!" again. The old lady character has had her "YAHOO!" exclamation added back in for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch. A small change, but nice to see the game come full circle.

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works Color #8 - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

Are you ready Turok?

A quick bit of backpeddling here to catch a launch title I missed: Acclaim's Turok 2, which was only a launch title in Europe (that most poorly documented of regions for console releases). You may think a 64-bit first-person shooter would be a poor fit for the Game Boy Color, but to its creators' credit, the game does its best. Not exactly a timeless classic, but surprisingly playable despite its glaring flaws.

Game History Secrets - The Lost Banjo-Kazooie 2D Platformer

What happened to this one?

Today on Game History Secrets we talk about the lost Banjo-Kazooie platformer for the Nintendo Game Boy Color, which was planned to release as Banjo Kazooie: Grunty’s Curse.

Nintendo UK reveals the winner of their Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Fan Art competition

Congrats to Chris McAleer!

After numerous entries, Nintendo UK has revealed the winner of their Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Fan Art competition. The winning art, seen above, was created by Chris McAleer, does a great job of tying the original Link's Awakening release to the Switch remake. Chris will get to take home a Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition bundle for his winning entry.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening tribute featuring nearly 40k dominoes

Now that's a tribute

The Domino King returns with yet another gaming-themed tribute. This time around, we see a creation that celebrates The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. All it took was nearly 40k dominoes laid out with painstaking attention to detail, and then a couple minutes to watch them all fall!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening official pin set now available

We've got you pinned

Recapture the magic of the first time you awakened on Koholint Island, featuring two versions of Link, his noble companion Marin and the Hylian Shield.

Set of 4 pins:

- Link
- Marin
- Link Strike
- Hylian Shield

Pins - Up to 1.5" tall

Grab yours here

Fan 3D prints Koholint Island in honor of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening launching for Switch

Island-hopping

Redditor Screwyluie wanted to celebrate the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch, which is why he cooked up a special real-life version of Koholint Island! This 3D-printed sculpture is giving me some real Yoshi's Island vibes. I can picture the camera swinging around it, giving us a great look at all the hidden adventures of Koholint. Man, I'd love to have one of these!

GameSpot Video - How Twin Peaks Inspired Link's Awakening

A damn fine game and TV show

Ever wonder why Link's Awakening stood out from the rest of the franchise? Turns out one of the game's inspirations was Twin Peaks. Check out the similarities of these two wildly different mediums.

OC ReMix presents Songs of the Sirens, A Link's Awakening ReMixed Album

The perfect time for a tribute album

Celebrating today's highly anticipated re-release of Link's Awakening on the Nintendo Switch, OverClocked ReMix today released its 71st free community arrangement album, Songs of the Sirens: Link's Awakening ReMixed!

Featuring 14 tracks from 14 artists, Songs of the Sirens pays tribute to Nintendo's 1993 handheld classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, and is co-directed by OC ReMix veterans William "WillRock" Harby & Emery "DaMonz" Monzerol.

The album's artwork -- depicting a stone carving of Koholint Island's mysterious Owl and Wind Fish characters -- was designed by Canadian artist Roxanne Chartrand.

Songs of the Sirens marks OC ReMix's fourth Legend of Zelda series album, following 2017's Mirror Image tributing A Link to the Past, 2011's 25YEARLEGEND commemorating the franchise's 25th anniversary, and 2010's Threshold of a Dream previously honoring Link's Awakening.

Check out the album here

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