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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

1:00 AM on 05.29.2013

Super Mario Bros. 3 had major regional differences

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...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 05.25.2013

The ecstacy of Smooth McGroove's VG a cappellas

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...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 05.18.2013

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

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...

Tony Ponce

6:45 PM on 05.13.2013

New Jason Voorhees figurine based on his NES sprite

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...

Tony Ponce

12:00 PM on 05.12.2013

Pray at the altar of NES chiptune metal with Diad

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...

Tony Ponce

10:00 AM on 05.07.2013

This custom backlit Mega Man NES is awesome

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 ...

Chris Carter

9:00 PM on 05.05.2013

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

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 ...

Chris Carter





6:00 PM on 05.04.2013

Final Fantasy IV, the Chinese Famicom demake

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...

Tony Ponce

4:15 PM on 05.02.2013

Famicom was red because Nintendo prez owned a red scarf

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...

Tony Ponce

2:30 PM on 05.01.2013

Super Retro Console plays SNES, NES, Genesis, GBA

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...

Dale North

12:30 PM on 04.29.2013

Deja vu! River City Ransom sequel coming next year

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...

Tony Ponce