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Nintendo TV

That time Sharp built an NES into a television


Cool controllers
May 15
A television set with a built-in Nintendo Entertainment System sounds like the sort of extravagant purchase I'd make if, as a youngster, I was nearly run over by a bad man and he handed me a blank check that I could then pro... read
Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Panic Restaurant


Keep calm and beat your meat
May 09
So this week I decided to go crazy and review a game that actually saw release in the US. I still consider it pretty obscure, though. The game is Panic Restaurant, a 1992 NES release from the late, legendary game designer Ken... read
Startropics music glitch

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years


The bass is finally picked up
Feb 22
There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in t... read
Mario

Mario will haunt your dreams


... forever
Jan 27
Here's a photo for your nightmare file. It's '80s versions of Wil Wheaton and Jason Bateman kickin' it with possibly the worst version of Mario that Nintendo marketing could ever dream of. According to the "article," Wheaton ... read
Woah Dave! NES

You could play Woah Dave! on an actual NES cart


What other games would you like to see in cartridge form?
Jan 19
Do you ever think about what it would be like to play your favorite sprite-based indie games on the consoles they were influenced by? Well, you might be able to do just that with Woah Dave!, an NES-inspired game which could p... read
Mario Lost Levels

I didn't expect this to be my favorite AGDQ 2015 speedrun


Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels of all things
Jan 09
First, a quick thank you to Destructoid reader lunarwhale for bringing this Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels speedrun to my attention. I naively thought I'd watch a minute or two, tops, right before going to bed, but ended... read
I'm not going in the deep end
If we're all confessing our gaming-related fears, I might as well share mine. I can't stand the water. More specifically, I can't stand what lives under the water. If there is ever a section of a game that will make me want to stop playing, it probably involves getting your toes wet and taking a little swim with, well, whatever. I can thank Super Mario Bros. 3 for this phobia.  read feature

A lot of rodents
I don't like funhouses, although, I suppose I haven't given them a fair shake. I've never been inside one, but I'm pretty certain that makes no difference. You see, videogames trained me at a very young age to hate funhouses.... read feature

The Dream of the 70s-90s is alive in Portland
If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey... read feature

Life lessons

Super Mario Bros. 2's 8 rules of a super player contain life lessons


#1 - 'Do not sleep while playing'
Jul 19
While a lot may be lost in translation here, this Japanese "player's guide" for Super Mario Bros. 2 (spotted on the Ultra Scrub Quotes IV's twitter) still paints an vivid picture of a different time in videogame history. Most... read
8-bit Destructoid

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!


Just like a NES box cover!
Jun 20
It's about time we did something like this! The Destructoid Videogame News System captures the retro Nintendo Entertainment System box covers with an 8-bit Destructoid. The new design was created by the talented Drew Wise, an... read
NES Remix 2

NES Remix 2 has a secret unlock code


Here's a hint
May 26
I'm still messing around with NES Remix 2, and naturally, I have all the games unlocked. But some people may not be as tenacious, still noodling around with some of the tougher Dr. Mario or Wario's Woods stages, and... read
Nintendo

Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store


Or you could hit up ReplacementDocs, I reckon
May 16
If you've got a ton of Nintendo games just laying around without manuals and there are no gamer yard sales around to pillage, Nintendo has just the answer. The online store is selling a bevy of replacement manuals for games l... read
3DS

Don't expect the NES Remix games to come to 3DS


Lack of power cited as a reason for going with Wii U instead
Apr 21
I'd be playing NES Remix 2 right now were it not for my tragic lack of a Wii U. (Almost made an impulse purchase the other day.) With the sequel out this week, one question that might've crossed your mind is, "Why not also pu... read
NES Remix 2

I want NES Remix 2 in my Wii U right now


Mario 3 and Kirby!
Apr 10
Although I enjoyed the original NES Remix for what it was, the upcoming sequel is packed with more games that defined my childhood. Classics like Kirby's Adventure, Metroid, Mario 3 -- the call of enhanced challeng... read
Zelda NES

Waste some time today with this Zelda demake


Blocks on blocks
Apr 02
For the upcoming Ludum Dare Game Jam, developer benpurdy produced a demake for the original Legend of Zelda titled "Zelda in 16x16 pixels." This is more or less the entire game here, with all eight pieces of the Triforce in t... read
Mega Man NES

The original Mega Man NES commercial has been digitally restored


A piece of gaming history
Mar 28
Americans fondly remember the "box art" version of Mega Man for the original NES game, but over in Japan, they had a perfectly appropriate commercial that showed in-game footage and a cartoon approximation of the charac... read
Rescue Rangers

Check out Rescue Rangers NES reimagined by the Owlboy artist


Whoa
Mar 17
As I've said many times in the past, Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers for the NES is one of my favorite retro games. It has a host of secrets, optional paths, tight controls, and it's infinitely replayable due to its quick sp... read
Mario

This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive


I didn't even skip ahead
Feb 20
It may not be a flawless run, but YouTube user NotEntirelySure's playthrough of Super Mario Bros. is a riot all the same. He cleared the game with the lowest possible score, 500 points, without the aid of save states or slow... read
NES Remix

Japan is getting NES Remix 1+2 at retail


I really like that box art
Feb 17
NES Remix 2 looks better to me than its predecessor by virtue of the new featured games and one can only imagine where Nintendo could take this concept if it kept going -- if it didn't restrict itself to the same console agai... read
Moblins

The Legend of Zelda's Moblins have an identity crisis


I feel like some bacon
Feb 09
Bulldogs or pigs? Why can't The Legend of Zelda's Moblins make up their minds on just who they want to be? Actually, it's quite interesting to see how these absent minded minions of Gannon have continuously bounced back and ... read
Nintendo

Nintendo World Championship won't sell for $99,902


Top bidder retracts offer
Jan 26
[Update 2] I reached out to the seller and unfortunately the winning bidder has retracted his offer. "The unfortunate reality is the second I approached the winning buyer with payment options, they retracted their bid claimin... read

Every NES title screen in alphabetical order


Sure, why not
Jan 21
Here's something you needed that you never thought of before: Nearly three hours worth of title screens from every Nintendo Entertainment System game ever. In alphabetical order too! (Via GoNintendo) read
FFVII

Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release


The clumsy bootleg becomes fully playable
Nov 14
It’s always impressive to see crafty modders making enhancements to fan-favorite games or allowing us to go zombie hunting in Russia, but I myself am more intrigued with the world of retro hacking. The endless imaginati... read
RoboCop NES

New RoboCop figure is based on his NES sprite


I'm loving all these NES style toys
Oct 24
Jason Vorhees got a pretty killer figure based on the NES game Friday the 13th, and now, that same company is producing a RoboCop figure based on the retro adaptation of the film. NECA seems to be going all-in with 8-bit trib... read

A slick twist on the Super Mario Bros. 1UP trick


Fancy!
Oct 08
Check out the above video to see some slick moves at the 0:50 mark. You know that end-of-level trick where you can trap a turtle on a single stair step to get a bunch of 1UPs? The maker of this video has some smooth moves th... read
The Adventures of DnB

Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls


NES all up in this beast with LP of Devastation [Remastered]
Sep 30
It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane &a... read
Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes


Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who made Nintendo a gaming empire, passed away last week. Though he may have been a cutthroat codger while at the company's helm, his influence cannot be denied. His former employees have no doubt fo... read
Mega Man art

This is the big one, guys: Orioto's Mega Man fresco


It's like it was made just for me
Sep 14
I knew it would happen eventually. It was inevitable. Now my wallet is starting to get very antsy. To bring you up to speed, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre has been whipping up tasteful spreads of games like Fina... read
Super Mario Bros. 3

Next-level art magic: The Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco


VERY YES
Aug 23
Last month, digital artist Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre made this happen. Now this is happening. Orioto is a classy fellow, and a classy game deserves to be treated like a classy lady. His Super Mario Bros. 3 fresco gives you... read
High School Video Game

High School, the Video Game High School videogame


NES-inspired Flash game based on the web series
Aug 17
In last week's episode of web series Video Game High School, the character Ki created a videogame based on lead protagonist Brian D's troubled first week of class. In other words, it was a game adaptation of VGHS Season 1, ap... read






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