Category: NES

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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 was 8 years after the initial release of the NES....

/ 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 the actual board in a digital format. Join Matt and...

/ 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 designed, and one of them fared far better than the...

/ 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 & 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