AdaBox 012: PyGamer

I recently got the 12th AdaBox.

It’s a cool open source gaming platform, the Adafruit PyGamer, which can be used with CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade, or Arduino games. I remember getting a GameBoy and staying up late to beat various levels of Super Mario Land when I had a sleepover at a friend’s house. I may have to try making my own game for this device.


I’m Going to Play Zelda

Super Mario Run
 has brought back some early video game memories. A game I never played and always wished I had is The Legend of Zelda.

Last week I set up RetroPie, which gives me a bunch of gaming system emulators. Zelda was the first game ROM I looked for. Almost 20 years later, I’m finally going to play.

Fun fact: This was the first home console title to include an internal battery for saving data.



Here’s my Kingdom in Super Mario Run, with each area organized by color of course. The game has been rough on the user experience, especially with the requirement to always be connected to the Internet. Seems to be improving though. It’s a fun game with challenges and unlocks that keep you replaying.

I wonder if the people complaining about the $10 price tag have ever bought a console game in their life because ten bucks is a steal. We’ve become spoiled by free apps and games.

Hole 100

In Dessert Golfing on iOS. Really thought I’d get there in under 300 strokes, but it took me about 15 on #99.