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The Reason You will NEVER Master Toejam & Earl!

Toejam and Earl is one of those game franchises that's fallen into undeserved obscurity over the years. Behind its funky soundtrack and undeniably dated look, was a revolutionary game that popularized game design that was decades ahead of its time. But, it's a timeless classic for a far more simple reason: no matter how many [...]

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Every Secret to Beating Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

It's been 25 years since gamers first got their mitts on Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! The NES Classic Boxing Game. And for a quarter of a century, countless pixellated pugilists have tried and failed to take down Iron Mike in this NES dream match. Tyson's widely regarded as one of the hardest boss battles in video game [...]

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Do You Suffer From "Nintendo Neck?"

Recently I discovered a great article from the August 10th, 1989 edition of the Beaver county times. It's an exemplary piece of of investigative journalism by Barbara Beck, entitled: "Too much fun can compute to Nintendo neck." And it's every bit as amazing as it sounds. You can read the entire expose below. THE MALADY THAT [...]

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The 10 Best Retro Batman & Superman Games!

Welp, today's the day. We're finally getting the movie that audiences have been demanding for decades. A film that promises to settle that generations-old schoolyard debate: Batman vs. Superman. Regardless of how Zach Snyder decides to end the greatest superhero smack-down in history, there's one thing that I can contribute to the discussion: which character [...]

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What was the Biggest NES Game Ever Made?

The Nintendo Entertainment System was host to tons of epic video games. RPGs like Final Fantasy could take days (if not months) to complete. Platformers like Super Mario Bros. featured a dizzying number of worlds and enemies to overcome. And some titles like Punch-Out!! just featured some the biggest sprites ever put onto an 8-bit [...]

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The Most Ambitious NES Game Ever Made!

Everyone has a favorite genre of video game. Some people love driving games. Some love beat 'em ups. Others just love to shoot things. And while the NES provided players with loads of titles that offered these experiences, I can only think of one that was ambitious enough to try and fit them all into [...]

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10 Reasons why this is the Greatest Zelda Game Ever Made!

Top Ten Reasons why Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time for the N64 is the Best game ever made.10. Lock on FightingZelda managed to create a dynamic sword-based combat system with the invention of "Z-Targeting." The ability to lock onto any enemy, while the camera automatically panned around the action set a precedent that is [...]

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Did you Own Illegal NES Games?

Ever wondered why some of your Nintendo game cartridges have a different shape, or are made out of non-grey plastic? Well, believe it or not the answer is that they were likely illegally produced. The 80s were the heyday for rogue developers, cutthroat counterfeiters, and any one else looking to making a quick buck off [...]

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Why were there Two Versions of Metroid for the NES?

If you owned a Nintendo, you remember Metroid. It was a sci-fi platformer that featured a huge arsenal of weapons, health, and armor upgrades that could only be discovered through careful exploration. Metroid was an early milestone for the NES and showcased the upper-limits of what the 8-bit system could do. Today, it's a certified [...]

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10 Best & Cheapest NES Action Games

The Nintendo was home to some of the greatest action games of all time! And you might be surprised how affordable most of them are. Here are my top 10 NES action games you can pick up for under $20!10. The Adventures of Bayou BillyBuy The Adventures of Bayou Billy - For the NESBayou Billy's [...]

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