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Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe Kickstarter shares a progress update on the game's release

Shipping out soon!

Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe's Kickstarter was a success, which means that not only will customers have access to a ROM for the Game Boy Color game, but an actual GBC cartridge as well. The Kickstarter has shared an update on the manufacturing process for that cartridge, which you can find below.

We'd like to give you a detailed progress update about the production of the physical version of the game this time.

1. The packaging and manual design of the Japanese style version are ready for print now, the new US/EU version is currently in the works and as things stand, it should be ready soon and possible to release the Western version at the same time as the one with Japanese packaging.

2. No news regarding the extra sticker set yet, but this will be tackled by our designer very soon. It's not exactly the most complex part of this release.

3. The custom cartridge and new PCB design are finalized and went into production. They will be with us in time for the release end of August and are currently the bottleneck of our release, since the unique plastic molds and PCB designs needed a long sampling and preparation time.

4. We finished the vinyl-style packaging of the Mini CDs and with the new soundtrack version being released by potato-tan, it will go into production shortly. Being fully manufactured in Japan, the soundtrack will have an amazing production quality and the layout and artwork came out extremely beautiful. If you pre-ordered our Limited Edition of Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe, we hope you look forward to this!

5. The mass production of the collector coins concluded and they are currently in transit to us.

Take a deep dive with the GBA Consolizer

The best breakdown yet

Last week, we posted up a feature on the GBA Consolizer, which takes your Game Boy/GBC/GBA games and lets you play them on the big screen in 720p. In a follow-up to that, the gang at My Life in Gaming has put together an absolutely exhaustive look at the hardware and what it can do. If you're considering buying one of these, there's no better or more informative video to check out.

Jeremy Parish's Game Boy Works Color #1 - Tetris DX retrospective

Tetris...now in color!

Game Boy Works travels forward in time eight years to the invention of a radical new concept in portable gaming: Color! Well, maybe it wasn't so new for the industry at large, but true color was a first for Nintendo portables. And to kick things off, the Kyoto giant went back to the well to reprise the block puzzler that helped make the original Game Boy a smash hit: Tetris.

In addition to a color palette, Tetris DX also tweaked the vintage release with new modes and modified physics. It's not so much a remake as a sequel, but it's a fitting kickoff to the Game Boy Color lineup (even if it wasn't technically the first Game Boy Color release, having been beaten to the punch by Dragon Warrior Monsters).

The 'GBA Consolizer' hardware mod lets you play Game Boy/GBC/GBA games in HD

This thing is too damn cool

High-def Game Boy, GBC, and GBA games on my TV? Hell yes, that sounds wonderful me! The GBA Consolizer is the latest fan-made hardware mod to give players a way to enjoy their classic portable games on their TVs, and the results are so fantastic. A bright, sharp, and chunky look that I just can't get enough of. You can even use an SNES controller, or wireless 8BitDo option! I might have to pick one of these up!

Want to see how the games themselves look? Check out some footage of a great example below.

Treat Yourself To An Upgrade With The Game Boy Color Watch

Time to preorder

Step back in time to the 1990’s, the Spice Girls ruled the world, Friends ruled the airwaves and Nintendo blessed us with an upgrade of the Game Boy; the Game Boy Color. Now you can keep a retro classic with you at all times with the Nintendo: Time To Step Things Up Game Boy Color Watch

In a striking turquoise design, the Nintendo: Time To Step Things Up Game Boy Color Watch pays homage to yesteryear, allowing you to carry a miniature version of the classic handheld system on your wrist. With a digital interface including time, date and alarm features, the watch is controlled by the buttons on the console interface itself, without having to remember any cheat codes.

The Nintendo: Time To Step Things Up Game Boy Color Watch is available to order here: https://www.merchoid.com/product/nintendo-time-to-step-things-up-game-boy-color-watch/

KEY POINTS

High quality, licensed Nintendo item
Iconic Game Boy Color design
Console buttons control the watch functionality
Available at Merchoid.com

Grab your preorder here

Detective Pikachu gets a fan-made Game Boy Color tribute

Simpler times

No, this isn't a game you can actually play. It's just a tribute to the upcoming Detective Pikachu, which is just hours away from launching in the states! Enjoy this bit of nostalgia before you take in Hollywood's next blockbuster.

Kickstarter - Tobu Tobu Girl Deluxe aiming to release on Game Boy Color

Yes, the Game Boy Color!

Taking the cat for a walk with a balloon wasn't the best idea after all! After an unfortunate accident, the girl's pet friend went floating into the atmosphere and she needs to go skyward to save her furry companion. She must now jump, stomp, dash and flap her arms to maneuver around perilous obstacles while racing against the clock to retrieve her pet friend before it is too late!

Tobu Tobu Girl is an arcade-style platforming game for Game Boy® that will challenge even the most skilled players with new, randomly generated obstacle patterns in each run. The game will enchant you with its beautifully crafted pixel art, tight controls and an earworm-inducing 8-bit soundtrack. Longivity is ensured with unlockables, various difficulty levels, battery backed-up highscores and motivating scoring mechanics.

If you'd like to help bring this original, 2017 Game Boy title to the Game Boy Color, you can kick in some cash for the project right here.

GoNintendo Video - Great Musical Moments in Games: Shantae's Bait-and-Switch

Shantae magic

That's right, damnit. Great Musical Moments is back! Today we take a look at a moment from Shantae and the Pirate's Curse that gives a nod to longtime fans.

If you like what you see, we'd love to have you subscribe!

Fans remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the SNES

A Link to the Past...again

Move over, Switch remake! Nintendo fans have taken on the task of remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening themselves, and they want to bring the game to the Super Nintendo.

The team behind this remake has put a ton of work into it, and there's still a lot more to be done. They don't plan on releasing their remake until sometime in 2020! You know, as long as Nintendo doesn't swoop in and put a swift end to things.

You can check out more details on this fan project here!

Nintendo grabs trademarks for Link's Awakening, Astral Chain, and...Nintendo

Three more trademarks from the Big N today. Nothing crazy here, as it's all stuff we're already familiar with. Check out the breakdown of each trademark below.

Link's Awakening

- trademark applies to Japan
- purposes including ‘video game program’, ‘downloadable video game program’, and ‘program for smartphone’

Astral Chain

- trademark applies to Japan
- purposes including ‘video game program’, ‘downloadable video game program’, and ‘program for smartphone’

Nintendo

- trademark applies to Japan
- purposes including marketing and advertising, including the planning and management of exhibitions

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