Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Advertisement: Kickle Cubicle

The poster looks silly, but actually Kickle Cubicle is a pretty fun game. It’s a puzzler along the lines of Adventures of Lolo. Scan spotted at VintageComputing.com.

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Twelve Unique Arcade Cabinets

oobject.com has up a gallery of unique arcade cabinets that were unique for their day. During the golden age of video arcade games, arcades were blowing up and reaching all new levels of popularity in the states. However, in the mid 1980s the fad suddenly came to a halt with the production of home computers […]

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“It’s 8:35 a.m. on a Sunday morning…”

“…and I’m lost in Norfair.” Thus begins one of the best discussions I have read on what makes Metroid and Super Metroid so good. And then, something curious happens. A bomb placed haphazardly at the bottom of a vertical shaft explodes… and takes with it a chunk of the floor. This surprises me, because while […]

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Iwata Asks: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Nintendo’s Wii website has a series of articles called “Iwata Asks”. In these interviews Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo Co. Ltd. talks with developers of upcoming Nintendo games to find out their thoughts on the titles they produced and the development process in general. Coinciding with the recent release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii, […]

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Estpolis 2 (Lufia 2) Remake Site Opens

Having acquired Taito, Square-Enix gained the rights to their back-catalog and is getting ready to release a remake of one of Taito’s RPG games: Estpolis 2 (called Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals outside of Japan). Estpolis 2 is an RPG with a lot of Zelda-style dungeon puzzle elements. The official product website has opened […]

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Reaching Back to Promote New Super Mario Bros. Wii

One example of Nintendo of Japan’s marketing for New Super Mario Bros. Wii uses the first level of Super Mario Bros. 3 to evoke a feeling of nostalgia and good times in the viewer. The stylized, but simple, design of the first level in the game, plus Mario with the Raccoon tail, explicitly states that […]

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Nintendo “Ball” Game & Watch LCD Reissued

For many years Nintendo of Japan has had a customer rewards program called Club Nintendo. As you buy Nintendo products you earn points that can be redeemed for premium items direct from Nintendo. If you earn over a certain amount of points in one year, you are awarded different status levels, with Platinum being the […]

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