December 8th, 2014 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, Nintendo, Game Boy, Portable Power, handhelds, portable gaming, flier, Alleyway, Super Mario Land, Tennis, Baseball, Compact Carrying Case, Rechargable Battery Pack, 1989
With great portable power comes great portable responsibility.
The box art for Game Boy's launch titles was brilliant. So distinctive, playful, and irresistible. Even though the games themselves were blurry messes on the original Game Boy screen, the art makes me want to go back and buy those games all over again.
[ From Game Boy pack-in flyer, ca. 1989]
Discussion Topic of the Week: How many items on this flyer do you own?
December 24th, 2012 by Benj Edwards
Tags: Retro Scan, BRE Software, Atari, Atari ST, Christmas, flier, catalog, 1988
BRE Software's Atari ST Public Domain Software Christmas '88 Update
I found this neat holiday-themed BRE Software Atari ST catalog in a pile of documents that I received from my wife's uncle when he gave me his Atari ST collection a few years ago. It features both public domain and commercial software for Atari's 16-bit computer series.
(I wish I could get my hands on the Christmas demo disks mentioned on this page. Only $4.00 each or $9.95 for all four.)
The entire document is four pages long, and I've scanned the whole thing so you can download it in PDF format, complete with searchable text.
Merry Christmas from VC&G.
[ From BRE Software's Atari ST Christmas '88 Update, 1988, p.1 ]
Discussion Topic of the Week: Have you ever given a vintage computer or video game-related present to someone for Christmas (not when it was new, but when it was vintage/retro)?