Category: NES

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Retro Spotlight | Mega Man

Capcom recently announced Mega Man 11 in celebration of the series' thirtieth anniversary. We're spending the month honoring games that defined new genres, created new worlds, and kept us playing....

/ December 15, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Where's the candle? The answer to this question and many more live inside this video as we celebrate thirty years of Zelda II. A hard change from the first title...

/ December 13, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Final Fantasy

Embark on a great adventure with us as we endure the Final Fantasy. Well, at least the first of many final fantasies... To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Final Fantasy...

/ December 8, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

It might not be the most straightforward game in the series' history (or any game series' history) but when you give Castlevania II a proper look, you can see how...

/ December 6, 2017

You Should Play Blaster Master Zero

Blaster Master is a game published by Sunsoft for the NES. As the player, you control SOPHIA, a tank vehicle, or its driver Jason, through an apocalyptic world to rid...

/ August 1, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Kirby’s Adventure

Kirby’s Adventure was released on May 1, 1993 in North America for the NES. It was one of the final games to see release on the console and its launch...

/ June 14, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Pin Bot

We continue to explore the best of 8-bit pinball in Williams' Pin Bot. Converted from the 1986 table, this NES game features a scrolling field of play and impressively reimagines...

/ April 5, 2017

MLB Opening Week 2017 | Baseball

To celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, we play Baseball on NES. Matt and Joe play through one game on the 8-bit outfield that Shigeru Miyamoto...

/ April 4, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Pinball

Pinball for the Nintendo Entertainment System was first released in 1985 as a launch title for the NES in North America. Nintendo based the game on the 1983 Game &...

/ February 15, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Mega Man

This month's cover story is really about nostalgia. Not just the simple idea of remembering something just to remember it, but to carry its legacy forward and help breed new...

/ January 4, 2017

Making Our Own NES Classic Edition

Nintendo couldn't make enough of the NES Classic Edition for us to be able to obtain one on launch day. After driving around and meeting disappointment bit after bit, Marc...

/ November 11, 2016

The Sound of Castlevania

Video game music has now reached the point where it rivals the best of film scores. Modern releases over the last decade host within them grandiose orchestral scores that provide...

/ October 31, 2016