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» 24th December, 2000

Merry Christmas everybody - here's my small gift for you!

- Donkey Angler (Gakken - LCD Card Game) 1.00 (final)

The game simulation is complete, but the package still lacks the instructions manual browser. :-(
If anyone wishes to contribute by providing scans from it, please contact me!

Get the game from the downloads page and enjoy it!

» 1st December, 2000

New sections added to the website:

  • an automated mailing list to always keep users up to date about handhelds simulators new releases and updates. Don't miss to subscribe it! [update 01/12/2007: mailing list removed]
  • a credits page listing the stuff I need to complete my simulators. There's a list of all the people who helped me with my projects, too.

» 17th November, 2000

New game release:

- Snoopy (Nintendo, Game & Watch Table Top) 1.00 (final)

The game is basically the same as the Panorama Screen version, just with different plastic casing.

Thanks to Andy Cole from the UK for providing scans and pictures taken from the original tabletop game! Unfortunately, the simulator still lacks the instruction manual. Please contact me if you wish to contribute by providing scans!

Also updated:

- Mario's Bombs Away (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.01 (manual added)

The new archive now features the Manual.EXE application letting you browse the original instruction booklet. Thanks to Entreri for sending the scans!

Get them both from the downloads page and enjoy! :-)

» 13th November, 2000

New game release:

- Mario's Bombs Away (Nintendo , Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.00 (final)

The game simulation is complete, but the package still lacks the instructions manual browser. :-(
If anyone wishes to contribute by providing scans from it, please contact me!

Get it from the downloads page and... happy bombing! :-)

» 4th November, 2000

Updated game today:

- PuckMan (Tomytronic) 2.01 (shaped form, Artificial Intelligence, manual featured)

I believe this is the real ultimate release for this game - so don't miss to get it from the downloads page.

» 28th October, 2000

Two game updates today:

- Motor Cross 2.01 (shaped form, new sound engine and much more)
- Grab Man (Inno-Hit, Game & Time) 2.01 (shaped form, Artificial Intelligence and much more)

Get them from the downloads page.

» 17th October, 2000

Again a big delay in the release of new simulators. This time I've been busy with new project: the CreatiVEmu (CreatiVision computer/console emulator). Anyway, here's the brand new game:

- Snoopy (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.00 (final)

It's been fully beta-tested and it's 100% complete!
Get it from the downloads page and... enjoy it! Don't miss to also check the CreatiVEmu website!

» 12th October, 2000

WOW! Over 50,000 visitors! Who's been the one? :-)

» 6th October, 2000

One exact year ago I released Motor Cross, that's my first handheld simulator and my very first experience as a professional videogame programmer.

I programmed 15 handhelds simulators during the past year, and I got satisfied with most of them. But the very most satisfactions come from the several nice emails I receive from users almost daily. I really couldn't figure out I would score such a big success!

It's been a busy year and I wish I'll be more capable in programming. My goal is to release better simulators for you. Thanks to the friends I met through the web, fans, webmasters and contributors!

THANKS PEOPLE!

» 23rd August, 2000

I just got an e-mail from my good friend Robert Kacsich, the talented programmer behind the Coleco Head to Head Soccer and Neko Don Don! simulators. Robert told me about his own way to retouch game graphics. I found his suggestions very interesting and I wish to share them with you.

I believe they might turn useful to people who are planning to program their own handheld game simulator. The file has been added to the tutorial - end of chapter 2).

» 30th July, 2000

Sorry for such a big delay in the release of new stuff. I've been very busy with my studies. The wait is over. New game:

- Towering Rescue (Gakken, LCD Card Game) 1.00 (final)

Get it from the downloads page and enjoy it!
PS: the game lacks the instructions manual. Please consider contributing by sending me scans. Thanks in advance!

On a side note, I just received an e-mail from Robert Kacsich, author of the great Coleco Head-to-head Football Simulator. He told me that he's releasing his second simulator soon, that's Neko Don Don! by Katatoku. The simulator will be ready in a few days!

Last but not least: I'll leave for a holiday in a couple of days, so don't expect more news until August 15th: the seaside awaits me! :-)

» 23th June, 2000

Very good news today! First of all, I am very pleased to announce my first official "mirror" website in Italian! Go to www.madrigal.emuita.it and check it! [update 07/10/2013: website removed]

New release:

- Snoopy Tennis (Nintendo, Game & Watch Wide Screen) 1.00 (final)

It's the first public release, fully beta-tested and should work fine. Thanks to Mano Hassan from Paris for sending me scans from the original instructions booklet. In case you're a devoted fan to Snoopy and his friends, don't miss to visit the great click on this image to visit the great Peanuts official website.

Also updated:

- Turtle Bridge (Nintendo, Game & Watch Wide Screen) 1.01 (more accuracy)

Get the new files from the downloads page and... enjoy!

» 10th June, 2000

New release:

- Turtle Bridge (Nintendo, Game & Watch Wide Screen) 1.00 (final)

It's the first public release (already beta-tested) and should work fine. Thanks to Harry Yiannakis from London for sending me scans from the original instructions booklet.

Also updated:

- Donkey Kong Circus (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.03 (manual)

It now features the Manual.EXE application, letting you browse the original instructions booklet. Thanks to Hiroshi Kaneko for sending me the precious scans.

Get the new files from the downloads page and... enjoy!

- REQUEST FOR HELP!!!
My "Snoopy Tennis" simulator is about to be completed and released. Actually the game is fully playable since 5th June but I have decided to delay the release since the simulator still lacks the instructions manual browser. If you own the original instructions booklet, and you wish to contribute by providing scans, please contact me soon!

» 27th May, 2000

While working on my next two simulators (Turtle Bridge and Snoopy Tennis by Nintendo) I have discovered a couple of bugs in two previously released simulators of mine. :-( I just fixed them and here are the new files:

- Donkey Kong (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.02 (bug-fixes and more)
- Lifeboat (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.02 (bug-fixes and more)
- Donkey Kong Circus (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.02 (bug-fixes and more)

Get the games from the downloads page.

» 11th May, 2000

Updated game:

- Donkey Kong (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.01 (more accuracy)

The game simulation should be a little bit more accurate now.
Thanks to Werner Buttner from South Africa for giving me several important pieces of imformation!

Get the new file from the downloads page.

» 8th May, 2000

New release:

- Donkey Kong (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.00 (final)

The game's been extensively beta-tested and it's 100% complete!
Get it from the downloads page and enjoy it!

» 15th April, 2000

Game & Watch collector Hiroshi Kaneko, who is a brilliant fashion designer from Tokyo and works for Ronde-Belle, has asked me to promote his company's wonderful site through a link exchange.

Well I just visited the website and I was stunned at seeing their incredible autumn/winter collection of modern fashion.
I highly recommend to visit it: www.ronde-belle.com

» 14th April, 2000

New release:

- Armor Battle (Mattel Electronics) 1.00 (final)

I'm willing to include scanned images of the original booklet with next release.
If you own it and you want to contribute, please contact me. Till then, get the simulator from the downloads page and... enjoy!

» 10th April, 2000

New release:

- Sub Chase (Mattel Electronics) 1.00 (final)

It's the first public release (fully beta-tested) and should work fine.

Get it from the downloads page.

» 7th April, 2000

Wow, over 20,000 unique visitors served!

I use this occasion to thank all the webmasters, programmers and friends who made this website become a point of reference in the handhelds simulation scene:

Atila (Retrogames), Logoff (M3), PeterD and Glide (EmuHQ), Opi (EmuCamp), PTS and Dev (Emulatronia), Tim (ArcadeAtHome), Luke Skywalker and The Guru (EmuUnlimited), Pheeraphat, Nok, Yokisoft, Jaro and... well... too many to list!

And obviously thanks to all the people who daily visit this humble website and send me emails with very nice words! :-)
I hope I'll become more capable in programming and release better games for your entertainment!

» 6th April, 2000

I just found and fixed a couple of bugs to:

- Penguin Land (Bandai, LCD Double Play) 1.01 (bug-fix)

I wish no more bugs will surface anymore. Get it from the downloads page (again).

» 5th April, 2000

New release:

- Penguin Land (Bandai, LCD Double Play) 1.00 (final)

This has been the hardest thing I ever programmed. :-/
The game can be played in 1-player game mode (vs CPU) or against your best (!) friend. It also features good Artificial Intelligence routines which are used it the 1-player game mode. I think the game is well worth a try!

Go download it, and happy bombing! :-)

» 22nd March, 2000

Yet another minor update to:

- Lifeboat (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.01 (more accuracy)

Hopefully this is going to be the very last. Get it from the downloads page.

» 18th March, 2000

Updated game:

- Lifeboat (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.00a (minor fix)

Thanks to Kalle Wallin for warning me about a small mistake in the Splash-Screen :-)
Get it from the downloads page.

» 16th March, 2000

New release:

- Lifeboat (Nintendo, Game & Watch Multi Screen) 1.00 (final)

The simulator was fully beta-tested and it's 100% complete! I think that this one is my best game until now, and I hope you enjoy it!

Get it from the downloads page.

» 10th March, 2000

New release:

- Banana (VTech, Time & Fun) 1.00 (final)

Also updated:

- Donkey Kong Circus (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.01 ("Chance-Time" release)

Get them from the downloads page.

» 5th March, 2000

I scanned the graphics for my next simulator today but... well I don't want to reveal the game name yet! ;-)

I'll just disclose that it's game from the Nintendo Multi-Screen series. Now, guess what it is! :-)

» 2nd March, 2000

My interview at Mini Mania Magazine was translated into English and published today.
Go read it here. Hope you enjoy it. [update 2007: the M3 website has gone offline permanently]

» 22nd February, 2000

Wow, over 10,000 unique visitors served!
"And the winner is..." Jeremy Steffen from Canada! Thanks for letting me know! :-)

» 19th February, 2000

New release:

- Donkey Kong Circus (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 1.00 (final)

Get it from the downloads page.

Also, there's a brand new section: a tutorial to teach you how to code your own handheld simulator!

» 18th February, 2000

Big update today: the following simulators have just been upgraded to version 2.00 (final):

- Motor Cross (Unknown manufacturer)
- Grab Man (Inno-Hit, Game & Time)
- Las Vegas (Bandai, LCD Game Digital)
- Pac Man (Tomytronic)

Get them from the downloads page.

» 12th February, 2000

I'm releasing a quick preview of my fifth simulator:

- Donkey Kong Circus (Nintendo, Game & Watch Panorama Screen) 0.01 (first public beta, 99% done)

Get it from the downloads page.

» 29th January, 2000

Updated games:

- Las Vegas (Bandai, LCD Game Digital) 1.03 (minor bug-fix)
- Pac Man (Tomytronic) 1.01 (better simulation routine)

Get them from the downloads page.

» 24th January, 2000

Oops... who's the 5,000th visitor? Apparently he's visited this site right tonight!

Anyway, it took me five days to clean the graphics for the forthcoming Donkey Kong Circus simulator.
Phew! Now I am finally ready for the programming phase!

» 16th January, 2000

I scanned the graphics for my next simulator today, that's Donkey Kong Circus from Nintendo's Panorama Screen Series.

Unfortunately I won't have much time for programming because I have duties to fulfil at the university for some time. Don't expect to see the simulator ready shortly...

» 14th January, 2000

Happy 26th birthday to... me! :-) I decided to celebrate my birthday with a brand new simulator's release:

- Pac Man (Tomytronic) 1.00 (final)

Get it from the downloads page.

» 13th January, 2000

Updated game:

- Las Vegas (Bandai, LCD Game Digital) 1.02 (bug-fix)

It is an important bug-fix, so don't miss to get it from the downloads page!

» 10th January, 2000

This morning I started coding my next simulator: Pac Man (Tomytronic)

Hey... what's happened? This website served over 700 visitors during the first day of hosting on the Retrogames server! I am very impressed!

» 9th January, 2000

Finally moved the website to the Retrogames server. I used this occasion to renew the graphics and style. I hope you like it!

» 6th January, 2000

Updated game:

- Las Vegas (Bandai, LCD Card Game) 1.01 (bug-fix)

Get it from the downloads page!

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