Daily Briefs (May 25) – GameBoy: a Hardware Autopsy / retro freak / Nintendo facts

Today’s Daily Briefs:

  • GameBoy
  • retro freak
  • Super Mario colouring pages
  • Star Fox / Nintendo facts
  • Battle of Elemental REBOOST


Remember Part 1 of the “GameBoy, a hardware autopsy”? If yes, there’s some good news for you: Part 2 is now available!

retro freak

retro freak is a retro console that can play the actual cartridges of many consoles (though some of them do require additional accessories). Today, Cybergadget announced that an adapter would be released in July in Japan, and would let users play NES cartridges. It will cost 2 000 Yen (+ taxes).

For those who were too young to have known the NES, you should know Nintendo’s console was region-locked. But unlike the Wii U or 3DS, it was a “physical” lock: you simply could not use NES cartridges (Europe / North America) on a Famicom (Japanese name of the NES), as they wouldn’t fit. With this adapter, retro freak users will be able to play the western version of games (or western exclusive titles) on their console.

Here’s some pictures of the adapter:

Source: Cybergadget

Super Mario colouring pages

Looking for some colouring pages for your kids? Why not some based on Super Mario characters? Nintendo upload some templates to print: just give them to your kids along with some colour pencils, and you’re all set!


Head after the break for the rest of this post!

Star Fox / Nintendo facts

During a recent livestream, Dylan Cuthbert shared some interesting facts about Star Fox and Nintendo in general, debunking some myths (such as the one stating that Star Fox’s legs were amputated) GameXplain compiled them in the video below, which is highly recommend to everyone interested in juicy behind-the-scene details!

Battle of Elemental REBOOST

Here’s the latest two character trailers for Battle of Elemental REBOOST (Nintendo 3DS), which is coming next month in Japan, on the Nintendo eShop:



Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat. Also known as Maintenance Guy by some.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.