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Retro Spotlight | Final Fantasy

Embark on a great adventure with us as we endure the Final Fantasy. Well, at least the first of many final fantasies... To commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of Final Fantasy...

/ December 8, 2017

Retro Spotlight | Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

It might not be the most straightforward game in the series' history (or any game series' history) but when you give Castlevania II a proper look, you can see how...

/ December 6, 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...

/ 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...

/ 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 &...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ 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

The Free Cheese Special: Alex Fraioli Interview

This week on The Free Cheese Podcast: Joe sits down with Alex Fraioli of the No More Whoppers podcast and the bar CRITICAL HIT. We discuss living in Japan and...

/ March 9, 2015