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So I got my DS Lite charger today and....

By : Luis Zena

I'm happy to announce that my DS Lite works! As many of you might have seen, I picked the DS Lite at the flea market for ten dollars. The problem was that it didn't had a charger so I went on eBay and bought one. I still didn't know if it was going to work or not as I didn't have a way to try it out. Anyways, I got the charger I ordered from eBay in the mail today and gave it a go. At first, the handheld wouldn't turn on but I was guessing the battery was so drained that it needed some minutes to charge for a boot. Finally, it turned on and everything looks to be in order! I'm so happy to have a DS Lite and for such a cheap price, I can't complain! Now I have a good DS Lite to exchange my Pokemon with for my upcoming battle. I only have so little time left! AHHHH!!!!



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Six Spooky Picks From Yours Truly!

By : Luis Zena

So it's Halloween and it's time for me to let you in on a little secret by telling you six spooky games you should not run away from. Why six? Because it's my lucky number! I know people usually pick thirteen and so on so just want to be a little different. As you can tell, the main photo for this post says it all. I have personally played all these games so I can guarantee a freaky time with them all. Let's check it out, BOO!

Happy Halloween From Retro Gaming Life

By : Luis Zena

Hello there! Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Halloween and hope all of you have a awesome but safe time. You know how crazy things will get. I myself will spend Halloween working so not much fun to have. Guess I'll have to attend the ritual at the cemetery next year.....plans always get ruined blah! Anyways, enjoy!


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Happy Birthday PC Engine!

By : Luis Zena

Today has been twenty years of PC Engine madness! Just wanted to give a quick happy birthday wishes to such an awesome console. There are many games for this console that we will probably never forget. Although, there were some gems that didn't made it to American soil, we can now through the magical magic of the internet and eBay be able to enjoy them with no problems.


Lets of course not forget the American brother of the PC Engine which is the Turbo Grafx. I actually own one of these and I gotta say, I'm impressed by the games there are for it. Best wishes to the PC Engine. Long live the PC Engine!


Ho-Oh Spotted in Chicago!

By : Luis Zena

Look what my beautiful girlfriend spotted in her trip to Chicago! It's the legendary pokemon Ho-oh ! She couldn't catch it as she ran out of pokeballs a while back. Better luck next time ^_^


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Finds 347: Persona 2 Innocent Sin Box Set !

By : Luis Zena

So after dropping my mom off at the airport, and my brother at the card shoppe, I decide to visit the good old Gamestop. I had one objective which was to get a game I really wanted. I didn't see it on the shelves but once I got to the counter I asked for it! Behold, Persona 2 Innocent Sin Boxset! It's beautiful isn't it?
Persona 2 Innocent Sin Boxset (PSP)



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Let There Be Famicom Converter!

By : Luis Zena

So I heard a lot of rumors that some of the first release line of NES games come with Famicom converters. The reason for this is because they had way too many Famicom boards so Nintendo was savvy enough to use them in the USA release of some of these games. Of course, only with a little tweaking and presto! You have a NES game! Anyways, these are the test subjects that I picked out from y recent finds so lets check each one out!

Retro Gaming News 068: Bubble Bobble Arcade Edition

By : Luis Zena


"An overhaul of NES Bubble Bobble so it looks more like its arcade parent. Several levels were changed back to their arcade originals and normal levels have had their colours tweaked to match the original version.

Finally we altered entirely, all the bonus levels after you pass level 100."


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Finds 345: Clear gray Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS Lite, 20+ NES lot, and Tons More!

By : Luis Zena

There is a little bit of everything this time around but I highly suggest NES fans step up and check out this find post! Lots of NES!!! NES EVERYWHERE! Although there is more of every other console :p Another successful hunt comes to an end with a bang! Check these totally groovy finds!

Ads From The Past 184: Drakkhen (SNES)

By : Luis Zena

A game about dragons was very common back in the SNES era especially involving them in any type of game. For example, you had Ryu's dragon fist or the dragoons of Final Fantasy 2. There is just something about them that makes a video game more interesting when mentioned in them. Why not check this one out? You might like it!



Im Kid Dracula Released! Thanks RetroUSB.com

By : Luis Zena

So our friends at RetroUSB have released this beauty of a game. Kid Dracula for the NES can now be acquired through their site and believe it or not it's worth every penny. The perfect retro gift for Halloween and one you can enjoy playing through. Couldn't have asked for a better Halloween related release! Totally awesomeness! You can even pick a different cart color. I would personally pick the see through blue cart as it makes it look even cooler! I wouldn't let this chance pass by! Spookarific!

"I'm Kid Dracula! The Castlevania parody from Konami known in Japan as Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun, has been translated to English and is now available for your Nintendo Entertainment System.

Help Kid Dracula fight his way through 9 stages of classic platform action to defend his honor and defeat the evil dinosaur Galamoth.

Earn new abilities to aid you along way, like an ice shot that freezes enemies in their tracks or the homing shot that will seek and destroy. You can even defy gravity and walk on the ceiling! Don't forget to use your charge shot that makes coins out of the enemies. The coins can be used to win 1up's in the bonus games!

Tired? I'm Kid Dracula also has a password system that lets you continue your adventure at a later time.

Much more than a reproduction, this original game cartridge is built using all new parts. No donor carts were harmed in the making of this game. "
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Wooper Totally Looks Like Axolotl

By : Luis Zena

Just though I would share this with you guys. Stuff like this makes you think where they got their ideas right? Or maybe we are over thinking it ^_^

"Wooper of Pokemon Totally Looks Like Mexican Salamander Axolotl"



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Retro Gaming News 067: Super Mario Bros SUICIDEXTREME

By : Luis Zena


"The difficulty of this game starts off hard and gets extreme. About 1/3 of the levels are underwater. Lots of hidden pipes and power ups. Time to beat Bowser and save Mushroom Land again!

This hack is for the Super Mario Bros (JU)(PRG0)[!]. nes ROM."

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Ads From The Past 183: Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego (NES)

By : Luis Zena

I could never really get into these kind of games. I always found them to be so boring especially when school was already teaching you history and all. I wouldn't mind giving it a go now that my brain has matured....now where do you think this bitch is?


Finds 343: Pokemon Monopoly, Arkanoid 2 for Apple 2, and More!

By : Luis Zena

I actually picked these new acquisitions yesterday but was too lazy to post about them today. I gotta say, yesterday was a very odd day for me and I just couldn't get much done for some reason. Nevertheless, after cycling for 15 miles I got the thrift store and started my hunt. I came up with some interesting items for sure! Lets check them out!

If there ever was a Rockgirl...

By : Luis Zena

She would look like this! I really loved this art. There should be a very sexy game devoted to her! Awww hell there should be more girl heroines period...sounds a bit 1990s right? Well, I want more from the stronger female sex ^_^



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Persona 4: the Animation!

By : Luis Zena

So with such an amazing game and storyline, there had to be something more to give right? Presenting the Persona 4 the Animation! It's currently being aired in Japan but you can find the sub episodes in such sites as GogoAnime among others. Be sure to check out this series as it even explain further the story of each character and guess what? The main character actually talks!!! I still can't get over that!!


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3DS Pic of the Week 005: Samus vs Chick

By : Luis Zena



So this week have a very interesting 3DS photo. It's Samus vs some cosplay chick. I'm not sure but I think she is from the Final Fantasy series. Either way, my money is on Samus! I'm guessing the referee is that security guard in the middle? As usual, 3DS owners are welcome to click the link below so you can download the photo and view it in your handheld.



Retro Gaming News 066: Captain Tsubasa 3/ Super Campeones 3 Spanish Translation Released

By : Luis Zena



"The last game in the Captain Tsubasa series that uses the original game engine. Many consider this the best game in the series, I personally prefer it over all even the PS2 installment. The entire game is playable and can be beaten with the help of this patch, the only parts left untranslated are the last few cut scenes in story mode and a few random events that occur during the final games in story mode. I do not know if the ending is translated since I never actually beat the last team. I made this patch in 2009 after two separate translators abandoned the project, they each worked on different parts of the game and without them we would not have this. In Latin America the Captain Tsubasa anime is known as “Super Campeones” (Super Champions). Special thanks to Spectrum XD and Virgo64."

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