Posts Tagged ‘Famicom’

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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Interview with Kinuyo Yamashita

Original Sound Version has a fascinating interview with Kinuyo Yamashita, composer of the original Castlevania game score. In the interview, she touches on the creation process, her other work, and her inspirations. OSV: How were you discovered by Konami? And how was it working for them? I believe you were employed by Konami for 2 […]

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Nintendo Life reviews Retro Bit’s Retro Duo

Nintendo Life-Retro has recently reviewed the Retro Duo console, with the results sounding pretty good. It’s a compact system that will play NES (North American and European carts only, no Famicom games because of a different pin-out) and SNES cartridges (North American, European and Japanese carts will fit). Supposedly compatibility is improved over previous “Fami-Clones”, […]

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My Famicase Exhibition 2009

Spotted at OffWorld.com: Japan’s finest hipster retro/game culture store Meteor has announced via its blog that its Famicase art exhibit will be returning to the shop from May 2nd through the 31st. What’s Famicase? A curated selection of original 8-bit Nintendo cartridges given new labels by the local finest design houses and illustrators, each imagining […]

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Famicom Disassembly

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nintendo Famicom, Benj Edwards of Vintage Computing and Gaming decided to document a disassembly of the red and beige juggernaut. This unassuming little box sure redefined the industry and was the first home to many genres and franchises that still continue to this day.

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Famidas “Famicom Reverse Side Skill Compilation”

Published October 10, 2006 by Micro Magazine, the Family Computer Dictionary Allround Series: Famidas ファミダス ファミコン裏技編 (Famidas Hidden Secrets or Tricks Collection) showcases some of the more interesting hidden secrets and techniques of Famicom games. One of the most recognizable codes of all, the Konami Code, is emblazoned on the obi strip that surrounds the book.

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