It seems a lot of people are freaking out over the 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of both the Wii and DSi XL, but how many people that are buying those can say that they have a 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Game Boy Micro? Not many, I assume, but I’ll elaborate on that in a moment.
This thing is way cooler than the 25th anniversary items. It has an all-metal casing which, while it looks nice, is prone to fingerprints and it does make your hands warm quite warm (and inevitably sweaty). Putting it in the protective case that it comes with usually wipes all that off perfectly. The anniversary edition doesn’t come with any extra faceplates like the regular systems, but that’s fine, because this one looks bad-ass - it’s made to resemble the player 1 Famicom controller way back from 1983, just what a retro-gaming nerd wants.
(Side note: funny how they’re going in the opposite direction than they were five years ago. Each rehash of the GBA system was progressively smaller. They took that one step with the transition from the original DS to the DS Lite, but have been getting progressively bigger with the DSi and now the DSi XL. Strange.)
You may have heard of chiptunes and may have even listened to them, but David E. Sugar takes them to a whole new level with “We Weren’t Put Together”. It could possibly be dismissed as your average pop song if it weren’t for the vast majority of the track being sequenced on a Nintendo Game Boy. That’s right, that brick of a thing that you used to play games on in the 90s. Mostly everything you hear in the song besides the vocals and some of the drums all come out of that little thing, and it sounds pretty amazing. People have developed MIDI sequencers using the Game Boy’s sound chip to create music, and David E. Sugar uses it to produce full-fledged songs like this one. That in itself makes it interesting; I for one was quite surprised the first time I heard this song; I wasn’t expecting for the vocals to kick in as I had expected it would be instrumental, as most chiptunes are. I don’t know much about the artist’s other music as his other stuff is very hard to find, but from what I understand, he doesn’t exclusively write music on the Game Boy, nor am I sure if he still does in his releases.