Category: NES

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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 & Watch game of the same name. It was one of...

/ 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 ideas from what we've learned. January is about the 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 and Joe decided to take matters into their own hands....

/ 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 a sense of environment and depth to the game that...

/ October 31, 2016

Retro Spotlight: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest was first released for the Famicom in 1987 in Japan, followed by the NES in 1988 in North America. The game was developed and published by Konami and continues the story from the franchise's debut title,...

/ October 27, 2016

Diskun, The Lost Mascot

Have you ever seen this little dude? His name is Diskun. He was Nintendo's mascot for the Famicom Disk System and he won't leave me alone. As we bring our month of Castlevania to a close and I finalize some...

/ October 25, 2016

The Future of Retro Gaming?

The retroUSB AVS is potentially (and hopefully) creating a new future for our old video game consoles.

/ August 11, 2016

Retro Spotlight | Metroid

Celebrate 30 years of the Famicom game with this look at what made the NES game so special

/ August 3, 2016