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ONM Remembered – #13

“Amaze your friends. Astound your enemies.”

from Official Nintendo Magazine issue 69 (June 1998)

A small batch of reviews for Game Boy, including games and accessories.

That Multi-Boy looks absolutely ridiculous, and I love it. I’m particularly in awe over those giant joystick controls. I would love to have something like that on the PSP. There are those add-ons that supposedly turn your PSP’s D-Pad into a proper SNES-style cross, or give the stick a bigger grip (ooer), which sound good at first… but then you discover they need put on with glue. With glue. In a few weeks the D-Pad was slipping off-centre and had no option but to be removed. Not to mention I had to clean it with some nail varnish and rubbing alcohol afterward. Major bummer, dude.
Also, the PSP’s stick is fucking terrible and I would like to elbow drop the man who included it. Don’t include analogue sticks unless they’re real sticks, asshole!

Where was I?
Er, yes, the Multi-Boy! It’s a hideously huge piece of kit for a handheld that was already a mite larger than it should’ve been, but I love the look of it.

Not much to say about the games, though either ONM knows something I don’t, or they barely touched Pocket Bomberman and just assumed it had a multi-player mode. Now that could have made the game worthwhile.


  1. CrazySteveFM wrote:

    Wasn’t that Mystical Ninja game the worst of the series? Or am I just stating the obvious?

    Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink
  2. Ragey wrote:

    I don’t think I’ve played the one pictured in the mag, but I can say for sure the one we had was pretty atrocious! It’s one of those cases where had it just been a generic no-name Game Boy cropper, it wouldn’t have stung so much, but the fact I bought it after being pleasantly surprised by the awesome N64 game…

    (I did sink an hour or two into it a couple of months ago and got further than I ever did before, but didn’t manage to extract any fun from it at all. The graphics were cute, I guess!)

    Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Permalink