Returning to his classic video game shop Neo Japan Games in the weeks after Hurricane Maria, Jerry Robles thought business would be quiet. But he opened his doors just south of San Juan to find more customers than usual crowding around to look at old game cartridges and classic consoles.
People like to argue over which controller is the all time best. John Milner decided to side-step that debate entirely and just hook them all up.
No, yesterday's game was not the Australian Industry Super logo. Good God. Here's another clue.
These days it’s not unusual to read stories about game collectors buying rare game cartridges for thousands of dollars. But what is in those cartridges? Typically just code and data stored in one or more ROM (Read Only Memory) chips.
In my last story, Fixing Gran Trak 10, I documented the first arcade game to use a ROM. The problem was which ROM? Was it the one we found over and over again with the number 74186 or was there an earlier, much rarer ROM with the number 74181?
So, I was a bit cheeky with yesterday's ScribbleTaku. As Johnpond1989 guessed, it was from Super Mario Odyssey. Tad unfair given the game isn't out yet, but people are hyped enough that I figured someone would recognise it.
So as a mea culpa of sorts, here's a game that's a little more recognisable.