There may not have been a space odyssey in 2001, but the Game Boy’s successor, the Game Boy Advance, arrived and completely changed portable gaming that year. Your beloved hosts at the Portable Power Podcast have many fond memories of the device. With newly released Game Boy Advance games on the Wii U Virtual Console and more on the way, a full-length Our Portable Past episode seemed apropos. Listen as your hosts talk about games that are timeless despite their advanced age.
In this episode, the guys sit down with craft beers and discuss battling Cthulu monsters in Elder Sign on Android and staving off an undead apocalypse in Dead Trigger on iOS. Then they delve into an in-depth review on the finer points of governing cute little creatures in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Finally, Emrys reminisces about Advance Wars for the Gameboy Advance before hops-enhanced belligerence sends them spiraling off into tangents.