Friday, 30 March 2012

Stop...JAMMA Time! - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Welcome to a new feature here on the blog entitle; "Stop...JAMMA Time!". As you may have noticed from the last few posts, I've developed an interest in JAMMA circuit boards that are used in arcade machines and so in honour of that I'm going to have a look at some of my favourite arcade games that I remember playing on my holidays as a youngster.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

JAMMA Arcade Circuit Boards

It’s not just the home consoles I’m interested in here on the Video Games and Electronics blog and recently I’ve been looking into arcade cabinets and remembering the fun of playing the latest games at the seaside such the Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games 4-player arcade games.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

1992 Nintendo Challenge Game Cart

The other week we posted about the Nintendo Powerfest '94 game cart and how it's the only one left. Well if you enjoyed that then have a look at the 1992 Nintendo Challenge game cart.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Sonic & Knuckles Lock-On Cart

Sonic the Hedgehog was the mascot for Sega during the 16-bit console war of the 90s, with Nintendo and Mario in the other corner. Sonic was meant to be seen as a faster, cooler alternative to the slower pace of the plumber’s adventures. The first Sonic the Hedgehog game was released in 1991 which was then followed by two more sequels in 1992 and 1994 but the game we’re going to focus on, also released in 1994, is Sonic & Knuckles and its lock-on technology.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Monday Screenshot Quiz: Number Ten

It's the turn of everyone's favourite speeding blue hedgehog to appear in a screenshot but which of the games is it?

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The NES Bed

Whilst looking at this memory foam mattress blog I came across this NES design bedding set. Do you want to know the first thing I thought...

"I wonder if there is a printed circuit board design sheet
underneath when you pull the quilt back?" :-)

Friday, 9 March 2012

Console Spotlight: Nintendo 3DS

All week I've been giving you a run down of the different iterations of Nintendo's handheld over the years leading up to this, a console spotlight and a look under the covers at the printed circuits that make up the newest addition to Nintendo's handheld army; the Nintendo 3DS.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Nintendo DS Revisions

Following on from the other days post about the different Game Boys over the years, here's a look at the changing face of the Nintendo DS. You may notice that the outer changes aren't as drastic as with the Game Boy but the inner workings and printed circuits inside are enhanced to improve the network connectivity and the addition of a camera from the DS model to the DSi model. As for the DSi XL, that was just a big chunky version for older people that liked Brain training and 100 Classic Book Collection.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Many Faces of the Nintendo Game Boy

Nintendo dominated the handheld market throughout the 90's and saw many different redesigns until it was replaced with the touch screen Nintendo DS in 2004. These redesigns continued with the DS which was replaced last year with the 3DS. The process of shrinking the size of the handhelds whilst maintaining all the same functionality shows how good at electronic manufacture Nintendo is. Here's a look at the different hardware revisions for the Game Boy and we'll take a look at the DS iterations soon, all in preparation for my look at the 3DS in a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Nintendo PowerFest '94

An article recently caught my eye about the Nintendo PowerFest '94 game cartridge which appeared on ebid recently with a 'buy it now' price of $300,000! Here's a look at why the asking price was so much and why this particular game cartridge is so rare.

Monday Screenshot Quiz*: Number Eight

*on a Tuesday (sorry its late)!

A bit late this week because of a electronic manufacture job but here it is, better late than never.