Game & Watch: Donkey Kong Jr. – review

Before the GameBoy and before the NES, Nintendo made the Game & Watch series. The first Game & Watch was released in 1980 and a total of 60 games was realesed.

Some of the Game & Watch games have been released in compilations on the GameBoy and Nintendo have now startet to release some of the games on Nintendo DSi as DSiWare at 200 DSi points.

I’ve been playing Donkey Kong Jr. which was released on DSi in Europe on Friday April 23rd, 2010. The game mimics the original game that was released in 1982 very well. The screen looks and feels like the old LCD screens on the G&W. I remember playing this game some 25 years ago, and the game is still fun to play.

There are some good G&W games to wait for, but until then, Donkey Kong Jr. is a great buy. Lots of fun for 200 points.

LEGO Tower – Contructing a Guinness World Record

If you have enough LEGO bricks, you can set a world record. But you need around 500.000 of them. A new Guinness World Record was set in Oslo, Norway on April 24th, 2010. The new LEGO tower record is 30.22 meters tall and beat the record from Munich last year by 25cm.

I recorded a video, which you can watch bellow, when they placed the LEGO modules onto the tower. Pretty amazing.

Photo & video: Frank Eivind Rundholt (Creative Commons)

Retro Gamer #75

I like old videogames, that’s why I like to read Retro Gamer. This is what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer #75:

  • Back to the Eighties – April 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – October 1992
  • The Making of… The Addams Family
  • The Classig Game – REZ
  • Retro Shamer: The Scout Steps Out
  • From the Archives – Tynesoft
  • The Making of… Road Blasters
  • Dizzy’s Eggshellent Adventures
  • The Unconverted
  • Retroinspection: Famicom Disk System
  • Why You Must Play… Wonderboy In Monster Land
  • In the Chair with John Romero

Retro Gamer can be bought from ImagineShop.co.uk.

3D Dot Game Heroes Walkthrough

The 3D Dot Game Heroes for Playstation 3 coming this May, looks real cool. It’s like Zelda in dot matrix, very retro, very 8-bit, but still new and fresh.

I really like the style of this game, and think it will have a great apeal on the older audience of videogaming, the gamers that had their youth in the 80′s and though that there never could anything better than 8-bit.

Bellow is a trailer from the European PlayStation blog and a walkthrough from the US PlayStation blog.