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    So You Wanna Be A Master? Part 2: Pokemon Silver

    The series continues as Luke Davis talks about his first experiences with Pokémon Silver. The year is 2000. The month: October. I’d moved over 4000 miles across the Atlantic to Atlanta with my parents as my dad got a teaching job there. The stay lasted six months but my parents enjoyed it as much as a trip to a Nazi dentist. there were some happy memories to take from the experience though. I’ll start with a little background info… A few weeks into my stay, my Gameboy was misplaced and stolen. Amongst the games stolen was my beloved Pokémon Blue cart. I’d lost my Blastoise and my legendary team. For…

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    The Retro Future does a Let’s Refurb on a faulty gold Gameboy Pocket

    And it looks incredible afterwards. Our parent site LOG!CFACE featured a Let’s Refurb from The Retro Future a while back and his craft has grown from strength to strength. Lately, he’s been tackling more complex fixes on Nintendo 2DS’s and 3DS’s but last week, he went back to an old classic. The unit he got was a corroded Gameboy Pocket. The casing looked like it was being consumed by a sepia symbiote and the circuitry had succumbed to corrosion. The final result has some cleaning and adjustments is amazing. It resonated with me especially as I used to own a Gameboy Color with a special gold outer case. I’m tempted…

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    Maxo Remixes “Catch Me If You Can” From First Pokémon Movie

    Brooklyn producer reworks “Catch Me If You Can” from Pokémon: The First Movie. I still own VHS tapes, and one of my coveted videos is Pokémon: The First Movie. I saw it at the cinema and thoroughly enjoyed watching it back at home. The soundtrack was particularly catchy. The song “Catch Me If You Can”, co-written and performed by Angela Via, was one of my faves and to coincide with Pokémon’s 25th anniversary, Brooklyn’s Maxo “bombmixed” the track into something equally as feverish. The rework is as contagious as Pokérus and preserves the peppy sounds of the ’90s. Stream it below.

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    Someone Made ‘Super Smash Bros.’ For TI-83/84 Calculators

    Who needs Super Smash Bros for the Switch when you can play it on a TI calculator? Andrew Martin investigates. I remember when I had to get a TI calculator for one of my math classes and being all, “WTF, this is the most expensive thing I’ve ever had to own for school.” Then someone showed me how to play games on it and I was all, “Yeah, OK, this is awesome.” Well, none of those games could even compare to what this one person has done—they made Super Smash Bros. playable on a TI-83/84. No, this is not a joke. As noted on Tiny Cartridge, the TI port of the…

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    So You Wanna Be A Master? Part 1: Pokemon Blue

    In this series, I talk about my experiences with each Pokémon game from the first generation to the seventh. This is about Pokémon Blue. I was 9 years old when I felt the adrenaline-fueled rush of tearing away the cellophane from a Pokémon cartridge box. I’ve since experienced other joys and pleasures that eclipse it in intensity but there’s a special place in my heart for a new Pokémon game. Despite red being my favourite colour, I felt a kinship with the cobalt box of Pokémon Blue and the mascot adorning it. I heard from friends that it was called Blastoise and evolved from one of three starter Pokémon. This was like nothing I…