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What if Super Mario Bros was Made in 2016?

This is a what if video that asks the question, what if Super Mario Bros was created in 2016? First, this video is hilarious. Watch it all the way through for an idea of what, sadly, hits close to home.

Cuphead for Nintendo Game Boy

What if Cuphead was Released on the Nintendo Game Boy?

Demakes. They are fun to look at, even though most are just mockups. Some, like Halo 2600 were actually turned into real games, with the blessing of the IP holder (Microsoft in that case). What is great about demakes, at least for me is, getting a chance to see something familiar in a new style – often more limited in many ways, but still the “essence” is there. That is what you need to keep in mind when you look at what Cuphead might have looked like if released on the Nintendo Game Boy back in 1992.

Dracula Unleashed

Five Retro Full Motion Video Games that Push the Genre

Full Motion Video was supposed to be the revolutionary genre of the, then, incoming CD-ROM world. I am talking about the 80’s and early 90’s of gaming. A time when Sega fought Nintendo’s iron grip on gaming with innovative ideas, technologies and knew how to take a freaking chance. Maybe had they been so hard to push Sonic back then like they do today, Sega might have come out better. Um, sorry, just a little upset over how Sega has acted since their success with their Genesis console. Anyhow, back to taking chances, one of those shots in the dark was Full Motion Video with the launch of the Sega CD accessory.

Inferno by Aetherbyte MSX2

Inferno Launches Digitally on MSX2 Gaming Computer

Fans of 2D action adventure games probably know the name Inferno by now. If not, let me tell you a bit about it. This is one of the latest games by Aetherbyte – the company behind games such as Pyramid Plunder and Insanity both for the Turbo Grafx-16 CD-ROM and Atlantean on Hucard for the Turbo Grafx-16. Inferno is on another retro platform though, one that never really made an impact in North America, so it is possibly an all new platform for anyone reading this. Inferno is available now, digitally, for the MSX2 gaming computer. Physical copies will be available later, but it is even cooler how Aetherbyte are handling digital purchases.

Nightmare Boy Nintendo Switch

Nightmare Boy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Fans of Metroidvania style games will want to check out Nightmare Boy as it is now Nintendo Switch bound. Nightmare Boy is a Spanish-made action adventure title that will feature sprawling levels and monsters around every corner. The file size is reported to be about 1.6 gigabytes with a price tag of $15 on the Nintendo Switch eShop on January 16th.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey Sells Three Million Units Worldwide in Three Weeks

Ah, good ole Mario. Where would Nintendo be without their carpenter turned plumber? Probably not where they are now. His breakout adventure on the Nintendo Switch has pushed past the three million units sold worldwide mark in its first month at retail. That is quite an accomplishment. It also speaks volumes to the types of games that we may start seeing more of on the Nintendo Switch when you consider Doom couldn’t break 100k units worldwide in its first week on the Switch.

Doom game

Doom on Nintendo Switch Sells Less than 100k Units in First Week of Retail

The Nintendo Switch is not yet a year old, but we are already seeing lower numbers for third party games. Case in point, Doom from Bethesda Softworks reportedly sold less than 100,000 units in its first week at retail. Does this signal something about the Nintendo Switch that everyone is ignoring or is it just a case of an older game not withstanding fan interest?

Retro Wars

Retro Wars Reimagines Star Wars as Point and Click Adventure

Star Wars fans are a passionate bunch. Nothing wrong with that. Star Wars is a phenomenon in many ways. From toys, games, comics, movies, etc. Speaking of games, there are some fans of this franchise that are not happy that there are genres that Star Wars skipped – namely point and click adventures. Going a bit farther, the fans behind Retro Wars Episode IV ¼ have also made their game exclusive for the Commodore Amiga computer.

Retro Games Released Digitally: December 2017

Rather than doing a weekly, or daily, update on retro games released digitally, I figure a monthly roundup would be better. I already know this is not going to be complete without the help of our readers so please, mention any retro game releases you know of that are not on this list.

Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

Could Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild be Coming to Android?

It is no secret that Nintendo is working on a Legend of Zelda game for mobile platforms. The question is, which Zelda game is it going to be or is it going to be an all new adventure? Breath of the Wild is a major contender for being the title but is there enough evidence to point that way in the Zelda-sphere?

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