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  • Blog Post: Punch-Out!! Secret Found 29 Years After Release

    It's been nearly 30 years since the NES classic Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! was released, and today a Reddit user has found a secret that's been kept hidden all these years. Reddit user midwesternhousewives discovered that, during the second fight against Piston Honda, as well as the second... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] 3D Smart Phone NES Zelda Fan Project No Longer Available

    Update: The fan project that was making a 3D port of the original Zelda for mobile devices is no more, but its creators are planning for its Zelda-free return. Nintendo requested the removal of the project and the creators Scott Lininger and Mike Magee shared the news on its Zelda30Tribute.com website... More
  • Blog Post: Wild Gunman, Adventures Of Bayou Billy, And Hogan's Alley All Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Two NES shooters and a New Orleans swamp adventure are now available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Hogan's Alley and Wild Gunman are Nintendo-developed games, but The Adventures of Bayou Billy is a beat 'em up, shooter, racing, adventure game starring Bayou Billy from Konami. They're $4.99... More
  • Blog Post: Blast Your Way Through Baddies With This Contra Action Figure Two-Pack

    NECA toy makers are blasting their way through another classic video gaming icon. A new Contra 2-Pack featuring Bill Rizer and Lance Bean is slated to release next year. The pack features Bill and Lance standing at seven inches tall, both sporting the standard unlimited ammo rifle and the bullet-spraying... More
  • Blog Post: NES-Inspired Friday The 13th Figure Ships This Week With Musical Packaging

    Collectibles manufacturer NECA is celebrating the 13th figure in their line of retro gaming figures with a wide re-release of its original 8-bit Jason Vorhees figure. Originally a Comic-Con exclusive, NECA’s video game Jason Voorhees action figure comes packaged in a musical box. Before the Kickstarter... More
  • Blog Post: Save Professor Einstein J. Cinnamon In Stinger On The Wii U Virtual Console

    Konami's Stinger for the NES is now available on the NES Virtual Console. I'm not personally familiar with Stinger, but its description on Nintendo's website reads, "Aliens from the planet Attackon have kidnapped Professor Einstein J. Cinnamon," which is frankly all I need to know... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Celebrates Back To The Future Day By Bringing Wild Gunman To Virtual Console

    Back to the Future fans likely remember Wild Gunman as the game Marty McFly plays while visiting the '80s café in Back to the Future Part II. The kids of 2015 weren’t particularly thrilled with his display, but maybe you’ll have better luck impressing today's youth when Wild... More
  • Blog Post: Play With Power At The Strong Museum's NES 30th Anniversary Exhibit

    October 18 marks the 30th Anniversary of the launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. The NES ushered in a new era of gaming from the ashes of the 1983 video game crash, and you can trace its history, as well as Nintendo’s, at The Strong National Museum of Play’s NES... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: River City Ransom Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The NES beat 'em up classic, River City Ransom, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. You can now take your stocky heroes, Alex and Ryan, and battle a collection of stocky villains to free River City from Slick and save Ryan's girlfriend, Cyndi, on the Wii U. The game is $4.99 – the... More
  • Blog Post: Freddy Krueger Gets A New Figure Inspired By NES A Nightmare on Elm Street

    Freddy Krueger has come back to haunt the dreams of figure collectors and horror fans. Collectibles manufacturer NECA has announced a second Freddy Krueger toy from the NES adaptation of A Nightmare on Elm Street. NECA previously released a 7-inch Freddy Krueger toy in 2013 based off of the same game... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of Exploiting Infinite Lives Out Of Nearly Every Mario Game

    YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently put together a compilation of how the infinite lives exploit has changed over the years. The video covers just about every Mario platformer game, revealing many exploits that I wasn't personally aware of. We've all got Mario's design mechanics on our... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Golf For N64 And Never Released In America VS. Excitebike Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    The Nintendo 64 is getting more real-estate on the Wii U's Virtual Console. A formerly Famicon disc exclusive title, VS. Excitebike, also released this week. Released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64, Mario Golf was not Nintendo's first golf title, but it was the first one to take full advantage of... More
  • Blog Post: Blaster Master Now Available On The Wii U Virtual Console

    The story of Jason, a normal guy, and his underground adventure to save his frog, Fred, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. Originally released in 1988 by Sunsoft, the game has players switching between playing as a tank and as Jason as he searches for his frog, Fred. It's a tough game, but... More
  • Blog Post: Mega Man And Shenmue Animated Short Crossover Offers A Real Conclusion For Ryo

    Animator Peter Sjöstrand recently released a new video that mashes up Mega Man and Shenmue in unexpected ways. You'll see a Mega-fied versions of Ryo and his enemy, Lan Di duke it out, as well as special soccer and forklift abilities, and capsule toy miniboss. Sjöstrand said he put together... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Peek Inside This $499 NES

    The Nt from Analogue Interactive isn't just any old NES emulator. This sleek, $499 machine is custom-built around the original NES' Ricoh 20A3 and Ricoh 2C02 microprocessors. Besides being a functioning console that can play your back library, it's beautiful to look at. The body is carved... More
  • Blog Post: Teens React To The Brutal Gauntlet That Is Contra For NES

    Contra for the NES is notoriously difficult – especially for young players who didn't grow up with Nintendo's console. Below, the folks over at React on YouTube have put together a compilation of teens trying out the game for the first time. They don't know the Konami code, or how to... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend of Zelda To Be Played At 2015 Nintendo World Championships

    With E3 2015 coming at us fast, Nintendo is continuing to give information about its 2015 Nintendo World Championships, which will be held during the expo. The event, which is happening 25 years after the Nintendo World Championships in 1990, will feature 16 of the best Nintendo players coming together... More
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