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Obscure Video Games

Obscure Video Games: Panic Restaurant

So this week I decided to go crazy and review a game that actually saw release in the US. I still consider it pretty obscure, though. The game is Panic Restaurant, a 1992 NES release from the late, legendary game designer Kenji Eno and his ...   read

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Startropics music glitch
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StarTropics music glitch fixed after 25 years

There's a sub-community of emulation fans out there dedicated to disassembling and modifying the arcane code of yesteryear's classics. Brad Smith, a.k.a. rainwarrior, is one such individual, who after hearing the errors in two music tracks...   read

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Mario will haunt your dreams

Here's a photo for your nightmare file. It's '80s versions of Wil Wheaton and Jason Bateman kickin' it with possibly the worst version of Mario that Nintendo marketing could ever dream of. According to the "article," Wheaton and Bateman wer...   read

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Woah Dave! NES

You could play Woah Dave! on an actual NES cart

Do you ever think about what it would be like to play your favorite sprite-based indie games on the consoles they were influenced by? Well, you might be able to do just that with Woah Dave!, an NES-inspired game which could possibly be comi...   read

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Mario Lost Levels
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I didn't expect this to be my favorite AGDQ 2015 speedrun

First, a quick thank you to Destructoid reader lunarwhale for bringing this Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels speedrun to my attention. I naively thought I'd watch a minute or two, tops, right before going to bed, but ended up sticking th...   read

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Spooky Mario
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Dark water and the things below give me the shivers

If we're all confessing our gaming-related fears, I might as well share mine. I can't stand the water. More specifically, I can't stand what lives under the water. If there is ever a section of a game that will make me want to stop playing,...   read

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I think videogames made me hate funhouses

I don't like funhouses, although, I suppose I haven't given them a fair shake. I've never been inside one, but I'm pretty certain that makes no difference. You see, videogames trained me at a very young age to hate funhouses. I'm sure that ...   read


Get nostalgic for Portland Retro Gaming Expo with these lovely photos

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps you attended the fifth annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo which took place the weekend before last. If you didn't, well -- here's a lovely pile of photos that the talented Geoffrey Smith II was k...   read

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Super Mario Bros. 2's 8 rules of a super player contain life lessons

While a lot may be lost in translation here, this Japanese "player's guide" for Super Mario Bros. 2 (spotted on the Ultra Scrub Quotes IV's twitter) still paints an vivid picture of a different time in videogame history. Most of these tips ...   read

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8-bit Destructoid

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!

It's about time we did something like this! The Destructoid Videogame News System captures the retro Nintendo Entertainment System box covers with an 8-bit Destructoid. The new design was created by the talented Drew Wise, and you can grab ...   read

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NES Remix 2

NES Remix 2 has a secret unlock code

I'm still messing around with NES Remix 2, and naturally, I have all the games unlocked. But some people may not be as tenacious, still noodling around with some of the tougher Dr. Mario or Wario's Woods stages, and I totally get ...   read

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Pick up replacement game manuals at Nintendo's online store

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 like Banjo Kazoo...   read

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Don't expect the NES Remix games to come to 3DS

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 put these games o...   read

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I want NES Remix 2 in my Wii U right now

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 challenges and remixed ...   read

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Zelda NES

Waste some time today with this Zelda demake

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 tow. You'll use ...   read

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Mega Man NES
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The original Mega Man NES commercial has been digitally restored

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 character. Due to the...   read

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Rescue Rangers

Check out Rescue Rangers NES reimagined by the Owlboy artist

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 speed and two pla...   read

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This lowest-score run of Super Mario Bros. is impressive

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 slowdown. That near...   read

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NES Remix

Japan is getting NES Remix 1+2 at retail

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 again. SNES Remix n...   read

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The Legend of Zelda's Moblins have an identity crisis

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 forth in design...   read

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Nintendo World Championship won't sell for $99,902

[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 claiming it was a &ldq...   read

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Every NES title screen in alphabetical order

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)   read

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Final Fantasy VII NES restoration sees release

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 imagination and technica...   read

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RoboCop NES

New RoboCop figure is based on his NES sprite

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 tributes, and RoboC...   read

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