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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
[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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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