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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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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....

/ March 23, 2015

Kyle Never Played Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest | Part I: Where’s the Castle?

Kyle missed out on a lot of classic games in his childhood. Most importantly, Kyle never played a single game in the Castlevania series. We've already seen him complete Castlevania...

/ March 20, 2015

Why Final Fantasy Clicked

I grew up during the peak years of the NES, just before the rise of the 16-bit era. I watched as the Nintendo dominance across American homes slipped into the great...

/ November 24, 2014

Kyle Never Played Castlevania | Part XX: Die, Monster!

The time has finally come. Kyle has worked his way through each grueling stage of Dracula's castle; fighting ghouls, skeletons, Frankenstein's Monster, Medusa, some mummies- and now Count Dracula. We've...

/ October 31, 2014