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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...
Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
Super Mario Bros. 3

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


VERY YES
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...
High School Video Game photo
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...
Freddy Krueger photo
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...
DuckTales photo
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...

Super Mario Crossover photo
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...
Driving a car with NES photo
Driving a car with NES

Researchers drive a car with an NES controller


Weird!
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...
Mike Tyson photo
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]
Donkey Kong NES Wii U photo
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 ...
Tony's Top 5 Mega Mans photo
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...
Miyamoto on Zelda photo
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 ...
Yoshi  photo
Yoshi

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


Play this adorable puzzle game
Jun 14
// Chris Carter
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 ...
Mega Man 2-4 on Wii U photo
Mega Man 2-4 on Wii U

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


What a Mega Man kind of day!
Jun 11
// Chris Carter
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...
Animal Crossing photo
Animal Crossing

Retro games in Animal Crossing 'not happening ever again'


Pooh Pooh on Clu Clu Land
Jun 09
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
Super Mario Bros. 3 photo
Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3 had major regional differences


Japan had the harder game, of course
May 29
// Tony Ponce
I've mentioned on several occasions that my family lived in Japan for a few years, thus my first games console was not an NES but a Famicom. I grew up playing the Japanese versions of famed Nintendo classics, and it was only...
VG a cappellas photo
VG a cappellas

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas


Two months of Sonic, Chrono Trigger, DuckTales, and more
May 25
// Tony Ponce
I've tried my very best to avoid sharing too much of Smooth McGroove's kickass a cappella arrangements. Not because I think he's lost his Midas touch, but because I didn't want to be held responsible for making heads explode...
Mega Man 5 OST photo
Mega Man 5 OST

Buy the Mega Man 5 OST and fend off the 'Blues'


It's been a while, brother!
May 18
// Tony Ponce
After nearly a month since the last soundtrack release, Capcom has made available the Mega Man 5 OST to celebrate the classic platformer's arrival on the 3DS eShop. As with the MM4 OST, the album costs $8.95 and contains both...
Jason Voorhees photo
Jason Voorhees

New Jason Voorhees figurine based on his NES sprite


Well... never saw THAT one coming!
May 13
// Tony Ponce
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, a.k.a. NECA, has just revealed a new San Diego Comic-Con-exclusive figurine of Friday the 13th's Jason Voorhees. Now, why would I be talking about film merch on a videogame...
Chiptune metal photo
Chiptune metal

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad


Rock hard tasty abs
May 12
// Tony Ponce
Chiptunes are cool and all, but you know me -- I gotta have that little extra edge. When chip music emulates face-melting metal, it's one of the nine most beautiful things in the world (maybe some day I'll tell you what the o...
Mega Man NES photo
Mega Man NES

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome


Blue console + blue lights
May 07
// Chris Carter
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Mega Man, mega-fan Platinum Fungi, in conjunction with Custom NES Guy, has created a fully functioning piece of art -- a 25th anniversary NES. The mod was made solely by hand, with the art ...
Punch Out!! book photo
Punch Out!! book

Kickstarter Punch Out!! book co-creator meets Mike Tyson


Although the Kickstarter failed, the project succeeded
May 05
// Chris Carter
Once upon a time, gamers Daniel Lanciana, Matt Turk, Sinister1, Daniel Teixeira and Adelikat started a Kickstarter. With a goal of $25,000, they set off to create an unofficial 240-page encyclopedia covering the original NES ...
Final Fantasy IV bootleg photo
Final Fantasy IV bootleg

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake


The world's only multi-cart Famicom game!?
May 04
// Tony Ponce
The world of Chinese bootleg software is a fascinating one. Sometimes, these wares go beyond mere copies to exhibit a healthy amount of sheer effort. You are no doubt aware of the Famicom demake of Final Fantasy VII, which t...
Famicom photo
Famicom

Famicom was red because Nintendo prez owned a red scarf


Yeah, that sounds about right
May 02
// Tony Ponce
Of the myriad facets of game hardware design, the big honking truth behind a console's color scheme may not necessarily rank among the most fascinating of details. It's something that we don't give too much thought about, esp...
 photo

Super Retro Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GBA


May 01
// Dale North
The Super Retro Console and Adapter by Retro-bit doesn't have the best name, but I like what it could do for my old game collection. It accepts carts from the SNES, NES, Genesis, and through an adapter, GBA, covering mos...
River City Ransom 2 photo
River City Ransom 2

Deja vu! River City Ransom sequel coming next year


Indie dev Combit Studios is working closely with IP holder Million Co.
Apr 29
// Tony Ponce
A sequel to classic NES brawler River City Ransom? Hmmm... now where have I heard that before...? That's right! Back in 2011, a Japanese studio called Miracle Kidz was working on just such a project for PC and home console di...
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
// Tony Ponce
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da...
Mega Man 4 OST photo
Mega Man 4 OST

Download Mega Man 4 OST now for Mother Russia


Stereotypes are fun!
Apr 25
// Tony Ponce
Greetings, comrades! Defend motherland from blue capitalist robot by purchasing Mega Man 4 soundtrack and showing what Soviet power can do! Ahhh... Cold War stereotypes. I miss 'em! I only informed you of the Mega Man 3 OST r...

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