“The Rainbow Curse” is a solid entry in one of Nintendo’s longest running franchises. If you are a “Kirby” fan or Nintendo completionist, it might be worth picking this one up for $40 digitally — before it becomes impossible to find for under $60. Wild to think fans almost didn’t get Kirby as a video game character all those years ago, and now he’s such an important part of gaming. The Wii U eShop was unfortunately not as rife with hidden gems as the 3DS, likely due to the flop of the console itself, which led to low sales of its best games . However, there is one small game that Wii U owners should put on their radar before the shop shuts down. “Affordable Space Adventures” is an immersive sci-fi exploration title in which you control a small craft stranded on the planet Spectaculon.

Or if even if they made an extension cord for it, like charge 10 bucks for an extra 2 meters or so. Copyright gives the copyright holder the legal right to control distribution of the copyrighted work. Downloading is not distribution, so you cannot violate copyright by downloading something. They will arrest the bootlegger selling the copies, but don’t do anything about the people buying the bootleg CDs because they haven’t done anything wrong . Since you paid for and own the right to play the game, where you get the bits which allow you to play the game should be irrelevant in the eyes of the law. Their answer cannot be “buy another license, but oops, sorry, we’re not selling them anymore.”


We answer your questions about downloading ROMs, emulation, and the confusing legal state of it all. After 18 years of operation, EmuParadise is closing down, based on this report from Reddit. While we won’t link to the site itself, we were able to get our hands on a letter regarding its closure. Downloading a copy of a game that you already own, or creating a digital copy by dumping a cartridge or disc of a game in your collection is a grey area at best tetris classic online.

You should unplug GBxCart, move the cart and then plug GBxCart back in. If that doesn’t help, you should open the cartridge and clean the cartridge pins either with isopropyl alcohol or the pencil eraser method. Extract the software zip file and plug in GBxCart RW. Windows will look for the CH340G driver. If the device isn’t automatically detected, you will need to open up Device manager, find the “USB 2.0 Serial” device and update the driver using the files in the Drivers folder. Slightly faster, change cartridge powered state using a button or software control and 2 more status LEDs – Completed & Error. If an MSU-1 mod for a commercial game offers “emulator” and “hardware” versions of the patch file, it means the audio tracks are already boosted.

Is there such a thing as a legal ROM?

No one wants to lose a save because the battery runs out so we’ve made the backup and restore process simple. Join the Ars Orbital Transmission mailing list to get weekly updates delivered to your inbox. Even old GBA Video cartridges work swimmingly on the Pocket. Thanks to the wide berth and OG Game Boy cartridge size of the back plate, any Game Boy-branded cartridge will fit in there. Here’s the motion-sensitive Yoshi Topsy-Turvy cart. After testing hundreds of games over three weeks, the results are fantastic.

SixtyForce is the only one worth downloading and the only one that is a Universal Binary and plays commercial games decently. If you need help playing games and customizing Stella, the developers have included an in-depth user guide. Mednafen is a multi-system program that leads the pack in emulating the original PlayStation, Sega Saturn, and TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine.

Hi, sorry for the late reply, I must have missed this comment. Yes, you’ll want to put each game in its own folder, so that they don’t confuse the emulator. I also put my discs in their own folder, so like for FFVII, you would have three distinct folders. It’s kind of a pain but will make everything simple for you and the emulator. You need all 35 of these .bin files, as well as the .cue file. Below is an example of the .cue file for Eternal Champions opened in a text editor.

It is a replacement for the software that comes with the Game Boy Player and it includes several enhancements over the original software. This software requires a method to run homebrew on your GameCube (perhaps, PicoBoot?) but it can also be used to dump games and saves. Tested and reads/writes perfectly with GB/GBC/GBA games. Not gonna find a better device on market at this price point. Really easy to use, simple user friendly interface to back up all your GB/GBA games + saves and RW carts.