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Revenge of the License: Five NES Games That Missed the Point

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I love licensed NES games. I love the sound they make as I yank them out of my system and hurl them against the wall. The relentless plundering through the morass for this column in search of something worth playing and finding the occasional surprise is always delightful, and why I keep coming back to […]

Valuable SNES Games Earning Cash Today

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Are you sitting on a goldmine of rare and valuable Nintendo games? Video games are fast becoming the valuable antiques of the future. Read on for the top ten valuable SNES games that sold on ebay recently.

Today in Japan Retro Gaming: Dragon Slayer IV (NES)

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Dragon Slayer IV: DraSle Family is one of those lesser-known but still classic titles for the NES. Five playable characters, each with different abilities, must work in tandem to explore a dungeon, find essential equipment, and SPOILER ALERT!! slay the dragon. If that sounds somehow familiar, it’s probably because you’re a North American gamer who’s […]

Wisdom Tree Arkade Plug n Play Brings 7 Christian Classic Nintendo Entertainment System Titles

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Ah Kickstarter.  The service that just a few years ago was heralded as the savior of independent video game creation.  It is interesting the amount of damage a few very high profile failures can do to that reputation.  Fans are now quite cynical of the service and just about anything using it to secure funding […]

Was Final Fantasy the End for Square?

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For as long as Squaresoft has been popular in the West a rumor has plagued the internet. Final Fantasy was named after being the last opportunity for a failing company to come become successful. But, many have discredited this rumor based on interviews with series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi . Sakaguchi, however claims he named it […]

Nintendo 64 Disk Disk Drive Development Kit Including Disk Surfaces

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The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive, aka N64 DD, was never released in North America but did see a very limited release in Japan.  The limited release in Japan was not because Nintendo didn’t make enough- apparently they made 100,000 units available but only sold 15,000 of them over a 14 month period.  Along with the […]

Square Enix Launches Final Fantasy and Saves Company – Today in Retro Gaming – July 12th, 1990

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While it may seem like a faery tale to fans of gaming, it is true that 26 years ago- Square Enix was on the edges of bankruptcy.  They had enough money to release one more game, a role playing game was ready so they released it.  Since this could have been their final game, they […]

Duck Hunt Gets VR Treatment by Fan

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Anyone that played video games back in the 1980’s, and more recently, probably has played Duck Hunt.  You at least know what it is.  This was a simple light gun game that actually used very interesting techniques.  The game was a pack-in for the Nintendo Entertainment System for years along with the light gun it […]

5 New Independently Developed Game Boy Games Released

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The Nintendo Game Boy is a popular hand held.  Independent developers seem to love it and we have five new games that were just released for it.  Some are from competitions such as bitbitjam and others are just games someone thought would be cool to release.      

Pocket Meat Aims to Port Super Meat Boy to Game Boy Advance

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Ever want to play Super Meat Boy on your Game Boy Advance?  Well, a fan with the skills to make it happen has apparently had that same thought.  Pocket Meat looks like it will be pretty faithful to the source material, down to the extremely high difficulty level.


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