Category: NES

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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

Retro Spotlight: Super Mario Bros.

Where do you begin talking about Super Mario Bros.? Thirty years ago, Super Mario Bros. was first realized on September 13, 1985. The game's titular character, Mario, comes from Nintendo's Donkey Kong, first released in 1981. Increasingly throughout the 1980s,...

/ September 9, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986. The game involves players pressing the button to stay afloat while trying to defeat enemies, or in an alternate gameplay mode collect balloons. Balloon Fight was programmed by Satoru...

/ July 20, 2015

Retro Spotlight: A Boy and His Blob

Is it okay to write fondly about games that we really don't like? Games that actually aren't fun to play at all? Good. A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia is not great, nor good, nor fun. I've tried...

/ June 1, 2015

Retro Spotlight: Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 2 was released on July 10, 1987 for the NES. The game was originally developed from a vertically scrolling, 2-player cooperative title, which would eventually become Yume Kojo: Doki Doki Panic in Japan for the Famicom. Sprites...

/ April 1, 2015

Kyle Never Played Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest | Part II: Is This an RPG?

In this episode, Kyle spends a lot of time in the forests of Transylvania in search of hearts so that he can purchase upgrades for Simon Belmont and progress further. With already a few upgrades and items bought, Kyle needs...

/ March 23, 2015