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Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

Or you could hit up ReplacementDocs, I reckon
May 16
// Brittany Vincent
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...
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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
// Jordan Devore
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...
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NES Remix 2

I want NES Remix 2 in my Wii U right now

Mario 3 and Kirby!
Apr 10
// Chris Carter
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...
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Zelda NES

Waste some time today with this Zelda demake

Blocks on blocks
Apr 02
// Chris Carter
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...
Mega Man NES photo
Mega Man NES

The original Mega Man NES commercial has been digitally restored

A piece of gaming history
Mar 28
// Chris Carter
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...
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Rescue Rangers

Check out Rescue Rangers NES reimagined by the Owlboy artist

Mar 17
// Chris Carter
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...
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This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive

I didn't even skip ahead
Feb 20
// Jordan Devore
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...
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NES Remix

Japan is getting NES Remix 1+2 at retail

I really like that box art
Feb 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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The Legend of Zelda's Moblins have an identity crisis

I feel like some bacon
Feb 09
// Wesley Ruscher
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 ...
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Nintendo World Championship won't sell for $99,902

Top bidder retracts offer
Jan 26
// Wesley Ruscher
[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...

Every NES title screen in alphabetical order

Sure, why not
Jan 21
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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)
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Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release

The clumsy bootleg becomes fully playable
Nov 14
// Audun Sorlie
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...
RoboCop NES photo
RoboCop NES

New RoboCop figure is based on his NES sprite

I'm loving all these NES style toys
Oct 24
// Chris Carter
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...

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

Oct 08
// Dale North
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...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Hip Tanaka

Composer Hip Tanaka honors Yamauchi with Nintendo remixes

Famed Nintendo musician pays respect to his old boss
Sep 23
// Tony Ponce
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...
Mega Man art photo
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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Super Mario Bros. 3

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

Aug 23
// Tony Ponce
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...
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High School Video Game

High School, the Video Game High School videogame

NES-inspired Flash game based on the web series
Aug 17
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Freddy Krueger

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine

Jason has a playmate
Aug 08
// Tony Ponce
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...
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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...

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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
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Driving a car with NES

Researchers drive a car with an NES controller

Jul 26
// Chris Carter
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...
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Mike Tyson

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

Guess the kid ain't so dynamite after all
Jul 26
// Tony Ponce
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]
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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
// Chris Carter
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 ...
Mega Man 2 box art photo
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
// Tony Ponce
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 ...
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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
// Tony Ponce
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...
Chris' Top 5 Mega Mans photo
Chris' Top 5 Mega Mans

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

The Blue Bomber's best, ranked
Jun 25
// Chris Carter
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...
Mega Man 6 OST photo
Mega Man 6 OST

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST

Fighting robots 'round the world
Jun 21
// Tony Ponce
["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...
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Miyamoto on Zelda

Miyamoto wasn't pleased with his work on Zelda II

I was, however
Jun 19
// Chris Carter
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 ...

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