Handheld Underground

dream & adventure in underground

posted by taizou @ 2012-07-19 02:03:38 Site News

welcome! (to the fantastic underground!) (yes i've quoted japanese mr. driller packaging twice now and i've barely started, what of it!)

THIS thing you're looking at is a brand new and entirely amazing site set up to shine the world's brightest terrible after-market lighting solution into some of the most obscure corners of the amazing pocket-sized world of handheld gaming. unlicensed games! weird consoles! bootlegs! and other stuff, possibly, if I feel like it! stuff that only, like, five people have heard of. but no longer!

now due to various timing/laziness issues the associated youtube channel has been around for a good few months, despite the site itself not existing in any meaningful fashion, so you can look at that for an idea of the sort of stuff i'll be covering on here. there's also handheld stuff on my other website, Neo Fuji, some of which I'll be updating and moving here at some point in the future (probably)!

so grab your gameboy, or your expensive phone with its gameboy-style case and installed gameboy emulator, and let's drill!

(PS - apologies to anyone using IE8 or earlier or another older browser, some things probably aren't going to look the way they should - I don't have time to sort all that out just yet, sorry!)



2posted by taizou @ 2012-07-21 17:54:26

nah, it's entirely fictional.

3posted by Picrodus @ 2012-07-22 02:25:16

Oh ok I'll probably visit this site often as bootlegs from the gameboy line are my favorite so I hope to see more games and updates soon.

4posted by Picrodus @ 2012-07-22 06:41:24

Also rbrady700 on PGC forums;)

7posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-03-12 05:35:17

LOL! How did you make that image of that cartridge? :D

8posted by taizou @ 2014-04-21 17:13:19

just photoshop and boredom really

9posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-06-29 04:49:41

Huh. :|

10posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-10-19 04:52:54

One hack that I made of the Mani 4-in-1 multicart was a robot warrior fighting pack, and note this parodied Japanese/Chinese Engrish on the title of the multicart: "Supar Robotao Woruriar Figheting 2 in 1". What do think?


12posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-12-16 10:08:30

LOL! :D Mr. Driller quotes.

13posted by Chowdit1 @ 2014-12-16 10:27:42

Speaking of obscure games, what about Josh Bender's games, like "Dr Goo"? (LOL.) Although, Josh Bender's games, I don't think, are bootleg, just really obscure. Dr Goo is pretty much his main series. If you're wondering, like some people who remember it, I used to play ALOT when I was child. :) :D I mostly remember "Dr Goo 2 - The Plague". Funny thing is, I swear *I* was the one who made it become more popular on the internet, around back when I was Chowdit (on YouTube), instead of Chowdit1, and probably still, I am. Yay me! :D Of course, the way everyone played it back then before more of the internet, was on a Multi-CD pack called, "100+ Great Games" Even more so, this CD could *seem* somewhat like it's bootleg, but it's not. Especially, with how *I think*, I'm not sure completely, over the years with so many copies and versions, I've tried to get back, from my old first copy and/or version cracked, is that it seems like, at least, if I remember with other copies and versions, is that it has less than *even* 100 games. It's more like 50, to 51, to 52, or so. >_> Seem like a bootleg? Hmm? <_< >_>

14posted by taizou @ 2014-12-21 01:43:49

oh yeah there were tons of cds like that full of public domain/freeware/shareware software, they had close enough to bootleg production values in many cases but they weren't breaking any laws. like the dvds you get of like 1930s cartoons that have fallen into the public domain, quality-wise a lot of them look like bootlegs but it's legal.

15posted by Agumonfan1 @ 2015-03-01 07:34:29

Just a note for some reason showing the fake cartridge artwork reminds me we still have yet to dump the graphics hack of harry potter ii by skob called chikorita platformer.

16posted by babydmon45eyi @ 2017-05-13 07:20:44

gowin will release 25 waixing color titles on 25th of january tomorrow. ///this is just a quick sample quote I wrote down÷÷=÷

17posted by Panfu @ 2018-03-01 21:40:59

are you dead or something? ;-;

18posted by taizou @ 2018-03-07 16:58:04


19posted by guyzis @ 2020-05-31 13:31:11

taizou I used a time machine to travel 8 years in the past and say that you're awesome :)

20posted by taizou @ 2020-06-01 12:17:00

no you went through every single post on this blog and left a pointless comment on each one & they all come up on my latest comment feed so it floods out the ones i actually need to pay attention to

please don't do that

21posted by guyzis @ 2020-06-09 22:31:31