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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

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

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

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: 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