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SNK shmup Alpha Mission returns on Nintendo Switch

This week, your retro friend and mine, Hamster, has pulled up another classic '80s arcade and given it a new lease of life on a modern platform, as SNK shmup Alpha Mission takes to the skies once more on Nintendo Switch.Released in arcades ...

 
 
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Console Command - Famicom Disk System

[With all the mini consoles being announced, both official and unofficial, it's fascinating to hear about what was essentially the NES in Japan, except not really. But don't listen to me prattle on about what the Famicom Disk System was or ...

 
 
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Review: Holy Diver Collector's Edition

I am ecstatic that I can go online today and buy so many new games for old systems. Just a few years ago, the only options similar to this at least on the NES were reproduction carts – games that either never came out in the west or n...

 
 
 
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Return of Double Dragon is getting a PS4 release

About a month ago, Arc System Works and Tommo Japan announced that they were teaming up to make replica carts of Return of Double Dragon for the SNES. Now, the game is going to get a digital re-release on PS4 later in the year. Since the re...

 
 
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Unearthed Sweet Home commercial has a very grabby torso

Sweet Home is the weird, ugly step-father of the Resident Evil series. Never to be sold outside of Japan, the game's mix of Dragon Quest-influenced mechanics and brutal, feel bad aesthetics weren't likely to find much of an audience on the...

 
 
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Review: Bittboy Mini FC Handheld

I remember the first Christmas I ever worked in a mall at an EB Games, getting geared up for the holiday and ready to lose our minds at the absolute insanity of Boxing Day that was to come. In the mall they had these little kiosks where the...

 
 
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A quick guide to the Fire Emblem series

Fire Emblem. One of the most puzzling Nintendo franchises for sure. Most people's first experience with the series was Super Smash Bros. Melee on the GameCube, which included Marth and Roy. Neither of their games released out...

 
 
 
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The Nintendo Famicom Mini is somehow still stock

There's nothing like rolling out of bed and playing Downtown Nekketsu Monogatari, amirite? That roughly translates to Hot-Blooded Downtown Story or Downtown Fever, which was later localized as River City Ransom: One of the best NES games ev...

 
 
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Takeshi's Challenge is getting a smartphone port in Japan

One of the most famously awful games ever made is Takeshi's Challenge on the Famicom. You can find many chronicles of people attempting to beat the game and getting horribly frustrated. The development cycle of the game, which was based on ...

 
 
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Nintendo shuts down Famicom Mini now too

Following the permanent discontinuation of the NES Classic in America, Nintendo has now decided to do the same in Japan. The only difference is, the company says it's "temporary," leaving them room to fall back on it should they need it. Ma...

 
 
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This custom Famicom Pocket was a good idea

Can you cram a Famicom Mini inside a Game Boy? Yes. But should you? Hell yeah! Well, maybe not you you, but Kei Studio sure managed the feat with an impressive "Famicom Pocket" build. This 25-minute-long video gets into the specifics, as d...

 
 
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Holy shit, Japanese gamers really like old games

The Famicom Mini is exploding in Japan, topping the hardware charts at 261,381 units sold in its first week in Japan. That's nearly triple the amount of second place, PlayStation 4. PS4 Pro, released this past week, is included in the PS4's...

 
 
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I'm down for an NES Classic turbo controller

As a kid, games used to be tremendously hard. While I persevered, sometimes whipping out the NES Max or the Game Genie would be my answer. Back then, I mostly just wanted to fool around instead of trying to prove something; nowadays, I like...

 
 
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Early '90s Super Famicom video unearthed

[Header courtesy of Crystal Blue Dreams] Nintendo of America always had some kind of quirky promotional video to go along with its big releases in the '90s. I have fond childhood memories of playing the Star Fox 64 video and even the Donkey...

 
 
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That's a slick-looking NES visual compendium

A visual compendium for the Nintendo Entertainment System is something I'd happily leaf through and that concept has successfully taken to Kickstarter. A day into its month-long crowdfunding campaign, Bitmap Books has met its funding goal f...

 
 
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Here's a giant playable Famicom controller, because why not

Over at the Game Party event in Japan, one major booth stood out -- a giant NES (Famicom) controller. And not just any controller, as this one actually worked, allowing people to hop up and play Super Mario Bros. with it. As you can clearly...

 
 
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Chiptune musicians release album on Famicom

We've seen new releases for the Sega Dreamcast come to fruition in the past few years, but a brand new Famicom cartridge is an even more potent throwback. 8-Bit Music Power is a chiptune music compilation from Japanese artist RIKI and games...

 
 
 




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