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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
Freddy Krueger

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine


Jason has a playmate
Aug 08
And the world becomes a little bit better. Hot on the heels of NECA's incredible videogame Jason Voorhees, which sold out super fast at San Diego Comic-Con, comes videogame Freddy Krueger. Like his Friday the 13th counterpart... read
And it gets better...
I just got the coolest lunchbox in the universe in the mail. Really, a DuckTales lunchbox is good enough to win me over (thanks, Capcom!), but what was inside was as good as gold. Under a bunch of shredded money I found a go... read feature

Super Mario Crossover

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out


Work on the team's original game, Super Retro Squad, is progressing slowly
Aug 03
Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now a... read
Driving a car with NES

Researchers drive a car with an NES controller


Weird!
Jul 26
I didn't expect to see this today -- it appears as if individuals have rigged a car's computer system to respond to inputs on an NES controller. It's very rudimentary in terms of how far they can push the car, but the resear... read
Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson: 'I couldn't even beat Glass f**kin' Joe!'


Guess the kid ain't so dynamite after all
Jul 26
Out of 100 fights, Glass Joe only won a single match. Now we know who that one guy was. Mike Tyson -- I SUCKED AT PUNCH-OUT ... Couldn't Even beat Glass Joe [TMZ via NeoGAF] read
Donkey Kong NES Wii U

Reminder: Donkey Kong NES is $0.30 on the Wii U VC


It's discounted until August 13th
Jul 18
As a reminder, Donkey Kong (NES) is $0.30 on the Wii U Virtual Console. It's the last game in the Wii U Virtual Console Anniversary Sale, and the deal will continue until August 13th. Sadly, Nintendo hasn't announced whether ... read
Mega Man 2 box art

Why does Mega Man use a pistol on MM2's cover?


Interview with box art illustrator shines light on this mystery
Jun 27
If you were asked to list the worst videogame cover art of all time, the gold-and-blue monstrosity that appeared on the original Mega Man's box would appear undoubtedly be mentioned. Nowhere near as bad but still pretty bad ... read
Tony's Top 5 Mega Mans

Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Tony's picks)


The REAL list of the Blue Bomber's greatest
Jun 25
I don't know if you are aware, but I'm something of a Mega Man nut. The bulk of the Mega Man articles that appear on Destructoid are penned by none other than yours truly, and I sometimes wonder if I'm going overboard. Should... read
Chris' Top 5 Mega Mans

Ranked: The five best Mega Man games (Carter's picks)


The Blue Bomber's best, ranked
Jun 25
It's no secret that fellow Destructoid author Tony Ponce and I enjoy a hearty serving of Mega Man on a daily basis. While I'll let Tony speak for himself in his own "Ranked" article, the reasons why I love the Mega Man series... read
Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST


Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
["Rockman Rockman 6" by Kinniku] After being denied a release on Wii's Virtual Console, the final NES Mega Man has at long last made it to the American 3DS eShop. Before we graduate to the synth goodness of the SNES, let's en... read
Miyamoto on Zelda

Miyamoto wasn't pleased with his work on Zelda II


I was, however
Jun 19
After following up on a comment legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto made about making a "bad game," Kotaku got a fairly surprising answer: that game was Zelda II. Miyamoto confirms this outright stating, "I wouldn't ... read
Yoshi

Yoshi NES is now available on the Wii U for 30 cents


Play this adorable puzzle game
Jun 14
In the madness that is E3, it was easy to miss the release of Yoshi on the Wii U Virtual Console for the special price of $0.30, but lo and behold, it happened. For those of you who never played it, Yoshi is an NES game that ... read






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