All posts tagged: Game Boy Advance

Humble Beginnings – A Look Back At Naruto: Ninja Council

There is something to be said about the evolution of Naruto video games overtime. They sure have come a very long way, developing into the unrivalled spectacle they now are today, with every iteration playing host to crisper graphics and the ability to experience some of the more outrageous events of Naruto’s fictional history. There is something that modern Naruto video games lack though; arguably, they have lost what was once most important to the series these games were based on…heart. While flashy graphics and cinematic battles work wonders to immerse players in the world of Naruto and it’s follow-up series Naruto Shippuuden, it seems as though these games have had to sacrifice their charming nature to do so. That’s not to say the newer Naruto titles aren’t worth the money you pay or the time put into developing them, this is simply what time and exponential curve in popularity does to a series, and it is during periods such as this that I like to reminisce upon the past, thinking back on the days wherein which a …

What’s Old Is New Again – Introducing Cyber Gadget’s “Retro Freak”

Get ready to change your underwear, retro gamers, because this new console will have you far too excited to control yourself. Have you ever heard of a company called Cyber Gadget? Maybe yes, maybe no. They’re a Japanese video game peripheral developer and manufacturer that have only recently decided to begin creating their very own video game console but, oddly enough, it’s not to compete with the current generation juggernauts like the Wii U, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. This new console, titled the Retro Freak, is not so much for fans of new games, rather it is for those of you out there who’re more at home in the past. This upcoming console will feature eleven cartridge ports that each represent a different old-school video game system and the games that were playable on them. Yes, this big, white slab of a video game console will have more holes than a block of swiss cheese but unlike that of the dairy product each will be more than just wasted space. In short; this new …

Snap Play: “Advance Wars” Episode 02

We here at SnapThirty pride ourselves on never forgetting the things that lead us to be the fine young writers we are today. Our passion for Japanese Pop Culture was given birth many years ago during the times of our childhood and each day we try our very best to thank the video games, the Anime, the Manga and everything else from our pasts for simply being able to experience them. “Advance Wars” was one of the very first tactical role-playing games I ever laid eyes on and within but one mission I was hooked. I’d be in constant possession of my Game Boy Advanced whether I was at school, out with my parents, at a friends house and everywhere in between. The chance to play another round of “Advance Wars” would never pass me by simply because I was always prepared. Even though my young brain couldn’t fully understand each and every single gameplay mechanic, I still had the time of my life and now at the ripe old age of twenty I’ve decided to …