Nintendo is going full nostalgia with their new NES Classic, aka the mini-NES, which fits into your palm and will play 30 pre-installed Nintendo games. (The whole thing costs $60.)
On Christmas morning in 1989, I opened a big present, bigger than me. It was the Nintendo Entertainment System, complete with PowerPad and Zapper. Nearly three decades later, I unboxed a futuristic block of aluminum: an NES clone called the Analogue Nt. And I felt that childhood glee all over again.
Inside the NES was a specially-designed chip, and games licensed through Nintendo contained the appropriate key to keep hack publishers from making low-quality games for the console. Wisdom Tree was one of the first companies to circumvent this security measure, and it used its unprecedented edge for one purpose: to…
Announced this morning to much fanfare, the classic-playing mini-NES is an exciting prospect for both old and new Nintendo fans. It’s a $60 device that plays 30 classic NES games ranging from Final Fantasy to Super Mario Bros. If you don’t like that list, you’re out of luck: Nintendo says this mini NES won’t be…
Looks like we might be playing Zelda this holiday after all—just not the one we expected.
Someone made an NES version of The Witness, and it looks wonderful. Check it out right here. (You’ll need an emulator to play.)
Here’s a theory: Final Fantasy is defined by how it sounds.
Proving once more that scrappy hero of Punch-Out!! is actually a dirty cheater, Redditor midwesternhousewives shares the story of the bearded crowdmember whose nod tells Little Mac exactly when to knock out Piston Honda and Bald Bull the second time around.
The very fancy Analogue NT, a replica NES for wealthy adults, is expensive enough at the best of times. Never mind when it literally ships covered in gold.
The fastest anybody has ever beaten the original Super Mario Bros. is with a time of 4:57.427. The man who currently holds that record isn’t happy with it, though. He knows he can do it faster.
Some of the most iconic NES games around have gotten a makeover—and you can experience it first-hand in your browser. If you’re running Firefox, that is.
Pretty neat isometric 3D redesign of Link and the original The Legend of Zelda by French artist Sir Carma. It looks similar to 3D Dot Game Heroes, but that’s absolutely not a bad thing.
The very first stage of the original NES Castlevania, the spooky Ghost House from Super Mario World, our first battle with Bowser in Super Mario Bros. Scenes we probably all remember and encountered one way or another, from the NES days, that Mark Green resurrected with brilliant dioramas.
Even though the NES Turtles game had its issues (something something underwater level), we didn’t really care as kids. And playing it on a Turtles-themed NES, similar to this custom one by Zoki64, would have been an awesome feeling.
I’ll make a deal with you, Nintendo: I will promise to buy any console that you release, if you will promise to release a new Punch-Out!! game on it.
Let’s take a look at video games’ favorite scene from the Star Wars series: the battle of Hoth. Developers have been trying for over 30 years to get it right.
The setting and the story of the third Evil Dead movie would have been perfect for a Metroidvania game. Something similar to the first Castlevania. We never had one, so CineFix imagined how it’d look.
I invite you to feast your eyes on an expert playthrough of the original Super Mario Bros. Somehow, a speedrunner known as Darbian manages to blaze through the old-school classic in whopping 4:57.627.
On October 18, 1985 Nintendo of America took a huge gamble, releasing a console into a North American market that seemed to have washed its hands of video games completely. Thirty years later those hands are filthier than ever.