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A New Patch Lets You Play the Oppressive Metroid 2 in Full Color

A little color should brighten SR388 right up (oh God it didn't work)!

Why Didn't The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch Remake Follow in the Footsteps of A Link Between Worlds?

The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?

Pokemon Card Inspires Cool Gyarados Wood Carving

The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."

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A New Patch Lets You Play the Oppressive Metroid 2 in Full Color

A little color should brighten SR388 right up (oh God it didn't work)!

Why Didn't The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch Remake Follow in the Footsteps of A Link Between Worlds?

The Link's Awakening remake doesn't appear to be an overhaul like a Link Between Worlds, but does that matter?

Pokemon Card Inspires Cool Gyarados Wood Carving

The scientific name for Pokemon wood carvings is "Oakemon."

Blizzard North Once Planned a Diablo-Themed Pokemon Clone

"Wild Azmodan was caught! Your existence is now forfeit!"

Pokemon Red and Green Beta Images Show Us a Nightmare Alternative Gyarados

Beta Gyarados, I most certainly do not choose you. What do you mean I "don't have a choice?"

Save Me Mr Tako Draws on an Oft-Forgotten Nintendo Platforming Legend for Inspiration

This charming platformer on Nintendo Switch and PC may star a pacifist octopus, but it'll remind you of Kirby.

Nintendo Might be Working on a Way to Bring Game Boy Games to Smartphones Based on New Patent

It's not quite a Game Boy Classic, but it's nevertheless very interesting.

USG Celebrates Pokemon's 20th Anniversary

It's Pokemon Red and Blue's 20th anniversary and we've been celebrating all week at USG. Check out all of our articles here.

When Tauros Was the King of Pokemon

A look back at the earliest days of competitive play in Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow.

The Top 25 RPGs of All Time #14: Pokemon Gold and Silver

Pokemon Gold and Silver aren't just the best games in the series, they have an argument for being the best Game Boy games ever.

The Top 25 Pokemon in Series History: The Best Monsters From Pokemon Red and Blue to Sun and Moon

On the 20th anniversary of Pokemon's release in North America, we rank the 25 best Pokemon to date.

A Bathtub Full of Acid: The Story of How Dylan Cuthbert Went From Making 3D Engines for Game Boy to Star Fox

The Super NES's most impressive tech trick would never have happened without a bit of unauthorized Game Boy hacking.

Playing Pokemon Instead of Doing my Job, And Other Summer Gaming Memories

There ain't no gaming like summer gaming.

Photographer Attaches Telephoto Lens to Game Boy Camera, And it Somehow Works

Nothing a little 3D printing can't solve.

Link's Awakening's Soundtrack Was a Legendary Achievement on the Tiny Game Boy

The music for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening conveys emotion like no other soundtrack in the series.

10 Pokemon That Never Were - A Tribute to the Pokemon That Died Inside the Pokemon Gold Beta

These off-the-wall Pokemon beta children never got their chance to shine, but they deserve to be remembered.

Pokemon Gold and Silver Demo ROM is Loaded With Never-Before-Seen Pokemon

After 21 years in obscurity, a passel of lost Pokemon is finally getting time in the spotlight.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid II: Return of Samus

The constraints of portable design helped Nintendo develop smarter expressions of the Metroid concept.

All of the Kirby Games, Ranked From Worst to Best

In honor of Kirby's 25th anniversary, we ranked them all. Yes, even Kirby Air Ride.

Real Pokémon Masters Play Pokémon Through Any Means Available--However Awkward

No Game Boy? No Nintendo 3DS? No problem for this dedicated redditor.

Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy -- A Game Comic Cursed With Clichés

Whatever the Netflix Castlevania series offers us, let's hope it's more interesting than this tepid take on Vlad Tepes.

Begin Your Week With Fascinating Relics of Gaming's Patchwork Past

Sometimes the best gaming experiences come in the form of desperate hacks, as these obscure Game Boy galleries demonstrate.

It's Another Deep Dive Into Game Boy's History in This Week's Retronauts

Featuring a look at Tetris' essential role in the system's success.

Metroid 2 Fan Remake Released, Immediately Lands on Nintendo's Legal Radar

AM2R: Another Metroid 2 Remake is out in the wild, but Nintendo has already flexed its legal muscle to get it removed from download sites.

A Game Design Near-Miss: Double Dragon for Game Boy

Why the classic brawler's handheld version was almost (but not quite) its best home port.

Retronauts Puts Game Boy Under the "Micro"-scope, Sort Of

A look back at the launch of the legendary handheld in this unusual Micro episode.

Retronauts Catches Up with 20 Years of Pokemon

This week, USgamer's classic gaming podcast examines the portable RPG that became an outright phenomenon.

USgamer's RPG Podcast Celebrates Pokémon's 20th Anniversary

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: Kat and Nadia discuss how Pokémon got them into anime, recall the Pokémon Black and Lavender Town creepypastas, and talk about the Pokémon Sun/Moon announcement.

Stream: On the Cusp of Pokémon's 7th Generation, Kat Kicks Off a Nuzlocke Run

It looks like Nintendo is on the verge of announcing Generation 7, but Kat is too busy playing Pokémon Red/Blue. Join her at 3pm PT/6pm ET.

Inside the Greatest Game Gadget That Never Was

Alex Bahr's homemade SD Card Drive perfected the iconic Game Boy Camera — but it never evolved beyond the prototype stage.

The Greatest Game Gadget That Never Was Gets Even Better

How do you improve on a unproduced masterpiece? Make it even more refined... and a reality.

What I Played This Weekend: Tetris for the Game Boy, Which Remains Immortal

Yes, the Game Boy version is still the best.

What is "Chrongaming"? Let Retronauts Fill You In

This week's episode deep-dives into the archive-fixated obsession of ventures such as Chrontendo.

Game Boy Color and New 3DS: History Repeats

The New 3DS won't launch in America until next year, but history already gives us a sense of how it may go.

Daily Classic: The Final Fantasy Legend, Portable Role-Playing's Esoteric Start

25 years ago, the world's first handheld RPG was also Squaresoft's most daring creation.