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Dan Bochichio is a web designer living in upstate New York. Dan grew up gaming on a regular basis. Eventually, he stopped buying new consoles and started buying older consoles. Today, Dan finds himself falling back to the classics of his childhood. His favorite games are from the 80s and early 90s arcade and select home-consoles.

Row of Pinball Machines at Funspot, New Hampshire
Gaming BabbleMemories from the Arcade

Playing Pinball on the Go: Pinball Arcade

Pinball Arcade is a multi-table pinball game available for several operating systems, including Windows, Android, and iOS. This review is based off the Android version of Pinball Arcade. As you can imagine, this App is all about pinball. What makes it special, and different from most, is that the pinball tables found in Pinball Arcade are based on real tables. These aren't just digital pinball creations with wild features and table designs.

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Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows Over Mystara
Gaming Babble

Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows Over Mystara

I can’t say that Shadows Over Mystara was a game I ever played as a teenager growing up in the 90s. I’m not even sure if I even saw it in the arcade. With that said, I’m definitely glad I played through it once and I look forward to giving it another playthrough in the future.

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Metal Slug 1 for MAME
Gaming Babble

Metal Slug 1

Metal Slug 1 is a game I was very excited to play. In general, I did not play enough of the Metal Slug games as a kid. The primary reason I didn’t play the Metal Slug series is due to the fact that they ate quarters faster than most games. As a youth with limited funds and limited arcade access, the Metal Slug arcade games were simply not an option.

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Bubble Bobble Map
Mike vs Dan

Bubble Bobble Competition Update (Dan)

Mike and I are halfway through our Bubble Bobble competition. Even though we have both played far too many hours of this game in the past, I think we can both agree that we’ve played far too much Bubble Bobble in the last 7 days, and we’ve got another 7 to go.

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Bubble Bobble
FeaturedMike vs Dan

Mike vs Dan #1: Bubble Bobble

The first game in the Mike vs Dan game competition will be Bubble Bobble. We’re competing for Bubble Bobble high scores! This is a game that we both played as children quite often. In fact, we still play this game together, more than two decades later. It does not get old. With any luck… that’s about to change!

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NES Controller

Pairing the NES30 Pro with Amazon Fire TV

NES30 PRO Controller works great on the Amazon Fire TV, 2nd generation without root. This great bluetooth controller can be remapped for multiple games and programs.

Getting it to work was a bit tricky at first, but once you see how easy it is to pair this controller to the Amazon Fire TV, you too will be able to enjoy the classics!

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