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New Nintendo GameBoy Homebrew - Retroid
« on: September 25, 2016, 03:47:55 AM »
Jonas Fishbach has just released a new game for the Nintendo GameBoy:  Retroid.  The game is available for free and can be played on real hardware (using a flashcart) or through emulation. 


Retroid is a Game Boy game based on the classic arcade game that was originally published as “Breakout” by Atari and later brought to perfection as “Arkanoid” by the Japanese software firm Taito. The player controls a paddle at the bottom of the screen that reflects a ball to destroy bricks at the top of the screen. That simple but addictive game principle has probably been copied more often than “Space Invaders”, “Pac-Man” or “Tetris”. For the Game Boy, there are at least two versions, a simplistic knock-off called “Alleyway” and a much more sophisticated interpretation titled “Kirby’s Block Ball”. “So, why then create another clone for an obsolete game console?”, you might ask.


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Re: New Nintendo GameBoy Homebrew - Retroid
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 20:09:37 PM »
Great to see some Gameboy love..

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Re: New Nintendo GameBoy Homebrew - Retroid
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2016, 20:14:37 PM »
And it does look like a pretty good clone. 

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Re: New Nintendo GameBoy Homebrew - Retroid
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 22:31:34 PM »
Looks good, always nice to see new releases on older hardware. For all its monochrome restrictions I always thought the Gameboy was a great system.