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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 stuff for the last week of coverage, I keep seeing Diskun as I look around…

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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, Mario began to show up in various Nintendo games. Sometimes as an active participant, such…

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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 Iwata, who would later become the President of Nintendo. With the recent news of his…

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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 were redesigned to create a sequel to Super Mario Bros. for a Western market after…

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