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The Nintendo DSi XL — also known as the Nintendo DSi LL in Japan — is a handheld game console produced by Nintendo. The “XL” simply stands for Extra Large. It is the 4th version of the Nintendo DS and is sold concurrently with the Nintendo DSi.
It was released in Japan in late 2009 and was released in Europe, North America, and Australia between March and April 2010. As with the regular DSi, the DSi XL has two screens bigger than the other versions, one of which is touch sensitive, along with two built-in cameras, and all regular DS and DSi games can be played on it. The features are all the same as the DSi — but bigger.
The actual size differences between the original Nintendo DS and the new DSi XL are not great. However, the screen space, additional features, and better graphics make it much better overall.
Once you play the Nintendo DSi XL you certainly won’t want to go back to any of the other versions of the DS if that’s what you have. Go get one!
I don’t know why it took so long but the Nintendo Game Boy has finally been voted into the national toy hall of fame. It’s a new inductee for 2009 and joins quite a few other classic toys.
Here’s the article from the Museum of Play website:
No video-game platform did more to put gamers “on the go” than Nintendo Game Boy. And go they did—bringing their gaming experience to school, to summer camp, and to the back seat of the family automobile. Over the past two decades, Game Boy has become synonymous with portable gaming fun.
Following the enormous success of their NES home console, Nintendo launched Game Boy in 1989 and the system became an instant hit. The secret to Game Boy’s success was not driven by advanced graphics or processing power, but rather by simple and efficient design, head-to-head connectivity, and scores of intriguing games. Game Boy’s Game Link cable allowed simultaneous multiplayer gaming—a first for a portable system. The classic puzzle game Tetris came bundled with Game Boy and it appealed to a diverse audience, ranging from children to grandparents. Additional launch titles included Super Mario Land, which featured Nintendo’s already-iconic character Mario. The hit titles kept coming as the system evolved.
Gaming technology advances quickly and Game Boy remained relevant through a series of smaller, more powerful versions with enhanced gameplay features. These advanced platforms incorporated backward compatibility, wireless communication, and unique peripherals devices. From its original configuration through to the tiny Game Boy Micro, the Game Boy line of video-game platforms popularized portable handheld gaming.
Here’s a list of all the toys currently in the hall of fame:
Atari 2600 Game System
Easy Bake Oven
Etch A Sketch
Mr. Potato Head
Nintendo Game Boy
Radio Flyer Wagon
Raggedy Ann and Andy
As a kid, I loved my gameboy, and even enjoy playing it today when I decide to get it out. I am happy to see that it will live on in the hall of fame.
Yes, it’s true, you can play the original classic Nintendo 8-bit video games online for free without downloading anything. Just head over to http://nintendo8.com and play your favorite classic Nintendo game.
I just got done playing one of my all-time favorites, Tecmo Super Bowl. I can tell it has been a very long time since I have played because I wasn’t nearly as good as I used to be. I almost lost! But I was alright once I got back in the groove of my childhood days.
Brings me back to the good old days when games were so much simpler but seemed to be a lot more fun. The original Nintendo will always be my favorite gaming system!
It’s got a lot of star power, but this collection of sports-themed minigames isn’t Mario and Sonic’s finest hour.
* Adventure mode makes good use of characters
* Decent variety of events
* Can play with up to four people from a single cartridge.
* Most event minigames are shallow and easy
* Uninteresting mission objectives in Adventure mode.
Two years ago, Mario and Sonic joined forces for the first time to compete at the Beijing Summer Olympics. The result was a middling collection of sports-themed minigames that failed to deliver on the potential of that once-forbidden union. Never ones to give up, Mario and Sonic have reunited to hit the slopes and skating rinks of Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. It offers a slightly more diverse and entertaining assortment of events than its predecessor, but it still falls well short of earning a medal.
Read the rest of the Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games review at gamespot.
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