Nintendo Download – July 19, 2018

Here’s your Nintendo Download for July 19th!

e3 Press Conferences are outdated

Every year during E3 week, video game publishers talk about the games they’re planning to release in the next couple of years (or, sometime in the next decade at least…). It’s an exciting time to be a gamer,… Read More

Nintendo Download for March 15, 2018

Let’s see what Nintendo has up for grabs this week across their digital network. Brave the wild west of the Switch eShop, let’s find some gems! My top pick this week, “The Long Reach“, I cannot wait to… Read More

WedNESday – Rockin’ Kats (1991)

The NES has no shortage of quality action platformers.  Contra, Ghosts n’ Goblins, the Castlevania and Mega Man series, all while being among the most well-known action entries on the 8-bit behemoth, only scratch the surface of the… Read More

WedNESday: Winter Games

Do you have Olympic Fever?  I have Olympic Fever (two vaccines later and all I have is a rash at the injection site).  I enjoy the overblown bombast and moments of individual triumph that permeate the games.  However,… Read More

WedNESday: Tiger-Heli

Less than a year after its release, the Nintendo Entertainment System was a hot ticket item in the US.  Finally it appeared there was a savior for the dying games industry, which by 1985 had lost roughly 95%… Read More

Nintendo Download for Feb 1, 2018

Welcome to February! A new month awaits and so does this Nintendo Download Update! Let’s see what’s hitting this week! I personally just jumped into “Celeste” but cannot wait to get my hands on “Night in the Woods”!… Read More

WedNESday- The Simpsons: Bart vs. The Space Mutants

1991 was an excellent year for quality video games.  We got Sonic the Hedgehog, Street Fighter II, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and the Simpsons arcade game!  Also released in 1991 was The Simpsons:… Read More

Nintendo Download for Jan 4th, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Intro” _builder_version=”3.0.92″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_layout=”light”] Greetings Koopalings!   I don’t believe it, for once an easy to digest eshop update! Slim pickings this week, but I’m sure everyone… Read More

WedNESday: My Favorite NES Boss Battles – A New Year “Special”, Part 2

5. Jagger Froid – Super C Big bosses are an iconic trope in gaming.  The bigger, the badder, the better!  Jagger Froid (a truly odd name) is one of those legendary 8-bit bosses whose face you’ve seen time… Read More

WedNESday: My Favorite NES Boss Battles – A Year-End “Special”, Part 1

December has been a crazy month for me so I apologize for the lack of articles.  I had planned a year-end special to be published after Christmas but I wasn’t entirely sure what to do.  I landed on… Read More

WedNESday- Dynowarz: Destruction of Spondylus (1989)

The biggest praise I can give Dynowarz is it isn’t quite awful enough to be truly memorable.

Retro Game Review: Color a Dinosaur- A Jurassic Waste of Time!

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.71″] “Ages 3 to 6” is printed on the hideous box for Color a Dinosaur. “3 to 6″… That alone should be a brontosaurus-sized red flag on… Read More

WedNESday: Crystalis (1990)

It’s safe to say that a lot of retro gamers love Crystalis, and for good reason.

Halloween MadNESs: Maniac Mansion (1990)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.71″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Alright!  Last Halloween entry for 2017!  Here we go… In the 80’s, Lucasfilm Games (later to branch off in the 90’s to who we now know as LucasArts) had built up… Read More

Halloween MadNESs – Sweet Home (1989)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.71″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] When it comes to the survival horror genre, a few popular franchises come to mind for most gamers; in-particular, Resident Evil and Silent Hill.  However, there is a game that predates… Read More

Halloween MadNESs – Monster Party

Like in movies, horror games have long been part of the medium through the years.  From Haunted House on the Atari 2600, to 2016’s Salt & Sanctuary, horror is a common and very traditional genre, varying in style… Read More

PSVG SNES Classic Callback Review: Link to the Past

Does it hold water? No. It never has. It can hold red potions and fairies though. Please, shoot me now, I waited twenty-six years to make that joke and I can die peacefully. So you have your shiny,… Read More

WedNESday: The Wizard (1989) – Because Nintendo Dominated the Late 80’s

The Wizard needed to do three things well: Engage the audience, present Nintendo’s latest products, and tie things into a solid story. It did one of those things (guess which one).

8-bit Disney: Darkwing Duck

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.62″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”P1″ _builder_version=”3.0.62″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] The Disney Afternoon is a nostalgia mainstay in the hearts and minds of many young people who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s.  As the block progressed it… Read More

NES Editorial: How the NES Helped Drive the Video Game Collector’s Market

It all started with Nintendo’s accidental hard-reset of gaming in North America…

Nintendo Announces $80 2DS Bundle out Aug 25th

On Aug. 25, a sleek white-and-red Nintendo 2DS system with the New Super Mario Bros. 2 game pre-installed is hitting store shelves at a suggested retail price of only $79.99. And just recently, the New Nintendo 2DS XL system launched in stores the… Read More

8-Bit Disney: TaleSpin (1991)

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”p1″ _builder_version=”3.0.62″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Apologies for the late post.  It has been a hectic week… The games released under the Disney Afternoon brands up to this point had been quite good.  DuckTales and Rescue… Read More

8-Bit Disney: Adventures in the Meh-gic Kingdom

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.62″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Paragraph 1″ _builder_version=”3.0.62″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] By 1990, the NES already had a few years on it and there was a demand for games with a little variety.  There were a surprising few games… Read More

TheNintenDame Does Ever Oasis!

Most of the PSVG crew have opted to not try Ever Oasis in favor of Miitopia later this month.  I am the exception to the rule and downright ecstatic to be so.  The past few weeks have been… Read More