Posts Tagged ‘SNES’

“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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Phalanx Remake coming to Wii

Despite the unbelievably strange box art, Phalanx is a good looking shmup. In 2001 it was ported to the GBA (with much better box art). Zoom, Inc. is working on a remake for Japanese Wii players. Hopefully it will be released elsewhere, since so-called “Wii-makes” are apparently the rage right now. Check out some screenshots […]

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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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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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