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Chrono Trigger

What is the most life-changing game you've ever played?


Mine involves a time machine
Jul 30
Although many people like to have a conversation about what the "best" game of all time is, the conversation about the most "important" game you've ever played in your life doesn't happen with the same frequency. Some games j... read
Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7 will drop on the Japanese Virtual Console next week


Go play that secret fighting game
Jul 30
As Capcom previously revealed, the polarizing Mega Man 7 will arrive on the Virtual Console at some point in the near future. Japan is getting it sooner than later though, as the game is scheduled to drop on August 6. 7&... read
Boss Battles for the Soul

SNES-style battle music album Boss Battles for the Soul is out now


Better than chicken soup
Jul 02
Last year, electronic music creator Mark Reichwein ran a little Kickstarter campaign for his pet project: to produce an album of boss battle music in the style of various 16-bit era games. The catch is that these track would ... read

Speedrun through Super Mario World without finishing the first level


Faster than a speeding bullet
Jun 04
After watching a great deal of the week long Awesome Games Done Quickly charity livestream, I've gained a new appreciation for the ingenuity and thought process of speed runners. Still, it's crazy how many new tricks are bei... read

F-Zero helped inspire the creation of Mario Kart


Long live Koopa Troopa Beach
May 30
Nintendo producer Hideki Konno recalled the origins of Mario Kart in an interview with IGN, and it seems F-Zero helped inspire the beloved kart racer. F-Zero became a successful single-player racer, and the Nintendo team back... read
RetroN

The RetroN 5 is my childhood of gaming in one box


Coming real soon
May 24
Hyperkin's RetroN 5 console will be released in the Americas for $140 beginning June 6, 2014. It seems to be sold out for the time being, so I hope you got your pre-order in. This thing is a beast, supporting NES, Famicom, SN... read

Today is the anniversary of the best Super Nintendo game of all time


Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
May 13
18 years ago today, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars was released in North America (though if you want to get really technically the game was first released in Japan on March 9, 1996). Normally I don't really keep ... read

The World is Square


Stay awhile and listen
May 11
Boston-based VGM folk band The World is Square just released their sophomore album Stay Awhile and Listen, a followup to their 2012 album No Phoenix Down Can Save You Now. Featuring songs from Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigg... read
NES Remix

Click your heels together and wish for SNES or GBA Remixes


Of COURSE we want additional games
Apr 23
When Nintendo feels like we get too close, it puts us right down. It's not the lover man that we want it to be, at least when it comes to fulfilling what can sometimes seem like lofty requests. For instance, remixes featuring... read
Super FX

Super FX chip and Mode 7 helped extend the SNES's lifespan


How Nintendo was able to skip the 32-bit era
Apr 01
The Super Nintendo is still my favorite console of all time, due in no small part to the huge amount of SNES titles made for it. It was the ones developed towards the end of the system's lifespan that left such an impact on ... read

Have 9 hours to kill? Every SNES title screen in alphabetical order


That's some insane dedication
Mar 31
Remember that every NES title screen in alphabetical order video that was just under three hours long? Well the creator of that video did a sequel focusing on every Super Nintendo game, and this one is over nine hours long. NINE! HOURS! LONG! That's some insane dedication. read
Metroid

Let's celebrate 20 years of Super Metroid with fan art


Someone's got to
Mar 19
If you're counting the game's original Japanese release, it's Super Metroid's 20th birthday today! As much as I'd be content to mope around given that Nintendo isn't doing much to please series fans right now, we should inste... read
Mario Kart

Mario Kart SNES coming to the UK VC, with a special deal


Get £5.49 off Mario Kart 8
Mar 06
The UK is getting Super Mario Kart by way of the Wii U Virtual Console on March 27th, and there's a deal in tow. If you buy the game before June 30th, you'll get a £5.49 discount on the upcoming Mario Kart 8, which is s... read
Aladdin

Aladdin designers weigh in on which version was best


Shinji Mikami and David Perry speak up
Feb 21
Which is the better version, Aladdin on Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo? It's a question that will never be resolved given the varying strengths and weaknesses of these distinct games and our personal preferences. One looks be... read
One of the best RPGs ever made
[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. I... read feature

Moblins

The Legend of Zelda's Moblins have an identity crisis


I feel like some bacon
Feb 09
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 ... read

Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World


Trust me, you want to watch this video
Jan 13
There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared... read
AGDQ Metroid

This AGDQ Metroid race is an excellent teaching tool


All four runs shown at once
Jan 13
Awesome Games Done Quick just raised over one million for charity, and one of the most interesting events had to be the four way Super Metroid run. In short, speedrunners Garrison, Krauser, Zoast, and Ivan all "race" ea... read
Get to know the people who make great videogames
Last week on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes), we spent a fast hour and a half with Marcus Lindblom, localization and translation head on Earthbound. Having gotten his start as a tech adviser and game counselor, he was eventually ... read feature

Earthbound

Fan recreates Earthbound with HD visuals


Artist Christopher Behr gives the retro cult hit a new look
Dec 18
To say that Earthbound, or Mother as it's referred to in Japan, is a much loved and admired game, is an understatement. From fans creating charity drives, to organized campaigns to get the game on Nintendo's virtual console -... read
Boss Battles for the Soul

Boss Battles for the Soul emulates SNES boss themes


Original music in the style of 16-bit boss battles
Oct 31
Retro game inspired music speaks to me (as I'm sure it does for many of you), and while I do enjoy a good remix/remake/remaster here and there, a lot of my favorite pieces are original compositions. Electronic music creator ... read
Chrono Trigger Symphony

Chrono Trigger Symphony Vol. 2 is hot and ready


Blake Robinson's second Chrono album takes the fight to Magus
Sep 24
Blake Robinson is in the process of reproducing the entire Chrono Trigger soundtrack into synthesized orchestral form, and the project started bearing fruit last month. For such a massive game with an equally massive score, ... read
Marcus Lindblom is happy that his writing is now remembered fondly
With EarthBound tearing up the Wii U eShop and finding its way into some gamers' hearts for the very first time, those responsible for breathing life into that world can look back on their handiwork with pride. Series creator... read feature

Chrono Trigger Symphony

Gotta get back in time! Chrono Trigger Symphony is out


Grab the new fan album for eight bones
Aug 22
I hope you enjoyed our little snippet of Blake Robinson's Chrono Trigger Symphony, because now it's time for the real thing! The first volume of the three-part fan symphony is live on Loudr and iTunes for $7.99, less than wha... read
Chrono Trigger Symphony

Sneak peek at Chrono Trigger Symphony fan album


First volume of three-part set releases tomorrow
Aug 21
On August 22, 1995, Chrono Trigger released in the US and changed the RPG paradigm forever. Exactly 18 years later, Blake Robinson is paying tribute with Chrono Trigger Symphony: Volume 1, the first in a three-part set celebr... read
Chaos Engine

The Chaos Engine hits Steam and GOG.com this month


Online co-op, you say? August 29, you say? Have some money!
Aug 17
Abstract Games, the folks responsible for porting Hotline Miami to PlayStation 3 and Vita, has also been working to restore The Chaos Engine / Soldiers of Fortune. The classic top-down shooter will have some additions, like ... read
IGN spoke to Nintendo and AlphaDream about Mario RPG and Mario & Luigi
Of the two Mario RPG sub-series, Mario & Luigi is much closer in tone and spirit to Super Mario RPG on the Super Nintendo. That's because M&L developer AlphaDream consists of former Square employees who worked on the ... read feature

SNES final bosses

And now, 50 SNES final bosses bite the big one


Cinemassacre's Mike Matei has a 16-bit gaming quiz for you
Aug 16
A few months ago, Cinemassacre and Angry Video Game Nerd collaborator Mike Matei uploaded a video quiz challenging viewers to guess the 50 NES games on display just from their final boss death animations. The bits have now d... read
Killer Instinct music

This Killer Instinct cover song is pretty killer


Music by On Being Human
Aug 15
One of the reasons I love videogames is because of how passionate the entire community is. There's an insane amount of respect payed to retro games that paved the way for the modern era, and this soothing SNES Killer Instinc... read
Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.' Pilotwings stage up close


Otherwise known as the 'Minecraft' stage
Aug 14
The first screenshot of the Pilotwings stage in Super Smash Bros. was so zoomed out that I wasn't even sure it was a stage. This new image from director Masahiro Sakurai, on the other hand, is much easier to make out. At the ... read






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