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10:00 AM on 02.22.2015

StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years

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...

Jason Faulkner

3:20 PM on 01.27.2015

Mario will haunt your dreams

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 ...

Robert Summa

6:00 PM on 01.19.2015

You could play Woah Dave! on an actual NES cart

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...

Ben Davis

2:30 PM on 01.09.2015

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

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...

Jordan Devore




Dark water and the things below give me the shivers photo
Dark water and the things below give me the shivers
by Nic Rowen

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. 

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I think videogames made me hate funhouses photo
I think videogames made me hate funhouses
by Brett Makedonski

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. I'm sure that wasn't the intention, but the damage was done as I always found two examples particularly unsettling.

The first of the two games is the latter chronologically, but had the most impact. Krusty's Fun House on Sega Genesis was simple and (relatively) innocent in premise. Krusty the Clown from The Simpsons had a titular funhouse that was overrun by rats. He needed to create paths that would lead the rats to an extermination machine run by Bart (or, later, a number of other Simpsons characters).

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Get nostalgic for Portland Retro Gaming Expo with these lovely photos photo
Get nostalgic for Portland Retro Gaming Expo with these lovely photos
by Max Scoville

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 Smith II was kind enough to take for us at this celebration of gaming from the days of yore, featuring cosplayers, special guests, and lots of games that require you to insert coins and/or blow on them to make them work.

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2:25 PM on 10.13.2014

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Dale North

2:00 PM on 07.19.2014

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

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...

Jonathan Holmes

5:15 PM on 06.20.2014

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 PM on 05.26.2014

NES Remix 2 has a secret unlock code

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...

Chris Carter





2:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

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...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 04.21.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 04.10.2014

I want NES Remix 2 in my Wii U right now

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...

Chris Carter

7:00 AM on 04.02.2014

Waste some time today with this Zelda demake

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...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 03.28.2014

The original Mega Man NES commercial has been digitally restored

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...

Chris Carter