Posts Tagged ‘NES’

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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“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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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 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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Jeri’s Nintendo Purse

Spotted over at Make: The amazing and talented Jeri Ellsworth was at Notacon 2009 last week, and among other things, was showing off this awesome Nintendo purse. There are no details on it, but I’ll see if I can’t get more info from Jeri. From Rose White’s Flickr photostream. Thanks, Rose! How about getting one […]

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Inside Edition Tackles Super Mario Bros. circa 1988

Tabloid news show Inside Edition takes a hard, abrasive look at the latest fad sweeping the Nation: Super Mario Bros. and Nintendo. Bonus points to anyone who can identify my favorite NES game, shown at 2:41!

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NES Contra III

It’s amazing what some individuals can accomplish with antique hardware. Someone managed to recreate the first level of the SNES game Contra III: The Alien Wars / Contra Spirits in a form playable on an NES emulator. SNES original: NES port: Spotted at Silicon Era.

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