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7:00 AM on 08.23.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce



High School, the Video Game High School videogame photo
High School, the Video Game High School videogame
by 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, appropriately titled High School Video Game.

Though that version of the game is exclusive to the show's universe, Joel Sinclair of Newgrounds used the art from the fake game to create a real one in Flash. Each event in Brian's life is represented as a clone of a popular NES game, such as Mega Man, Super Mario Bros., Punch-Out!!, and Contra. Not perfect recreations by any means, but you get the idea.

It's very short, so you can clear it in no time at all. Just something to occupy yourself on a lazy Saturday evening.

VGHS the Flash Video Game! [Rocket Jump]

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6:00 PM on 08.08.2013

Now Freddy Krueger is getting an NES-themed figurine

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...

Tony Ponce



DuckTales: The coolest lunchbox in the universe photo
DuckTales: The coolest lunchbox in the universe
by Dale North

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 golden DuckTales NES cartridge. These babies are numbered (my certificate reads 113 out of 150 total), so I'm guessing these are pretty rare.

This is, of course, to promote the upcoming release of DuckTales Remastered

I'll dig out my NES tomorrow, but from what I hear, the cartridge works perfectly. It looks brand new.

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Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by 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 available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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8:00 PM on 07.26.2013

Researchers drive a car with an NES controller

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...

Chris Carter





8:30 AM on 07.26.2013

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

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]

Tony Ponce

10:15 AM on 07.18.2013

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

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 ...

Chris Carter

5:00 AM on 06.27.2013

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

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 ...

Tony Ponce

4:00 PM on 06.25.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

3:00 PM on 06.25.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter

6:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Savor the international flavor of the Mega Man 6 OST

["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...

Tony Ponce

9:30 AM on 06.19.2013

Miyamoto wasn't pleased with his work on Zelda II

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 ...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 06.14.2013

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

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 ...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 06.11.2013

Mega Man 2-4 are out on the Wii U VC RIGHT NOW!

The original Mega Man was available on the Wii U prior to today, but evidently Capcom has decided to announce that Mega Man 2-4 are available on the Wii U eShop right now, with Mega Man 5 and the underrate...

Chris Carter

8:30 AM on 06.09.2013

Retro games in Animal Crossing 'not happening ever again'

When people that don't really like Animal Crossing talk about what they want in a new Animal Crossing, they often call back to the GameCube title's inclusion of playable NES games (Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., Punch-Ou...

Jonathan Holmes