Random: Vanilla ice cream never looked sharper than in 8-bit form on an analog pocket


Picture: Franck Cifaldi

Connoisseurs of game music and rap will no doubt be familiar with Rap Quest, an ill-fated Game Boy title with the working title “Rap City” that originally featured ’90s rapper Vanilla Ice before rights issues meant his music couldn’t be used. As we reported earlier, Equilibrium Software completed work on the game and submitted it to Nintendo, although it was never released.

Fast forward to the Nintendo ‘gigaleaks’ of 2020/21 – when a host of historic Nintendo-related internal development documents leaked on the internet and the Rap Quest ROM pre-release bundle check found its way online – and anyone with an internet connection and the means to write on a blank Game Boy cart can play the game with improved pixel fidelity on one of these cute new analog pockets.

As pointed out by the developer, the game historian and a good full game egg Franck Cifaldi, Vanilla “Cool Q” look unbelievably crisp on the crisp screen of the analog pocket. Observe, if you will, the flattest of the peaks:

If you’re wondering about the game, it puts you in the shoes of the world’s greatest rapper on a quest to save rap music itself by beating thugs and finding hidden records around each of the five city stages. of the game. GameBoyle goes into more detail in the video below if you can’t wait to find out more.

For us, we can’t stop zooming in on Cool Q’s hair – the more we do, the more we appreciate the masterful Impressionist pixel art on display here. It is really very nice. Pleasant. Baby.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one. Let us know your thoughts below on any related topic of your choice: Vanilla Ice, Licensed Gaming Links of the 90s, That Lost Game Boy ‘Classic’, Best Rap X Video Game Crossovers Of All the times, or how everyone but you seems to have one of those cute analog pockets, the gits.



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