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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Learn About Sharp's Failed Nintendo Television

    Nintendo and Sharp have had a business relationship for decades now, but one of the oddest creations to stem from that is showcased in the latest video by Gaming Historian. The video runs down a brief history of the relationship between the two companies before discussing the Sharp Game Television, a... More
  • Blog Post: Punch-Out Simulation Sums Up The Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao Fight

    Last night saw one of the biggest bouts in boxing history. If you missed it, here's a hand Punch-Out video that sums it all up. You can check out the video below which comes from Noober Goober Gaming . It sums up the fight in three minutes, shows Mario telling the duo to stop hugging, and features... More
  • Blog Post: Jackie Chan Once Endorsed An Unofficial NES Console Clone In China

    The latest Did You Know Gaming video covers the Nintendo's first home console, the NES. In the video you will learn all about the console and its upbringing, and how Jackie Chan was able to help sneak the console into China after recreational video games were banned. The system was sold as an educational... More
  • Blog Post: Classic NES And SNES Playable Scenes Will Be Unlockable With Amiibo This Year

    Nintendo still has plans to release an Amiibo reader for the original 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS systems. The company says the device is on track for release some time this summer. More importantly, the publisher has revealed plans to make each figure have significantly more value. The company is planning... More
  • Blog Post: Godzilla Is Next To Join NECA's 8-Bit Video Game Figure Line

    NECA has found success creating ironically unattractive, but blissfully nostalgic figures inspired by 8-bit video games, and Godzilla is the next in line. Announced during Toy Fair NY , which is happening right now, 8-bit Godzilla has pixelated color scheme that doesn't quite line-up with the movie... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Teaches Capitalism In Super Mario Bros. 2 Video

    Technically it's actually YouTube channel Wisecrack , but it uses Super Mario Bros. 2 as a groundwork for delivering an overview of capitalism. You can check out the video below from creators Matt Reichle and Jared Bauer, and their narrator Nathan Lowe. The video discusses the assorted theories of... More
  • Blog Post: Bandai Namco's Mappy Land And The NES Dig Dig Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Bandai Namco released two NES games on Virtual Console this week: Mappy Land and the NES port of Dig Dug. Most are familiar with Dig Dug as it is an Atari and arcade classic, but Mappy Land is a little more obscure. In the game you play as Mappy the mouse as he tries to save his girlfriend Mapico and... More
  • Blog Post: Shadow Of The Ninja For NES Heading To Wii U And 3DS Virtual Console

    Natsume is bring the 1991 NES ninja platformer Shadow of the Ninja to 3DS and Wii U Virtual Console very soon. The game is somewhat reminiscent of Ninja Gaiden which released a few years prior. Here's Shadow of the Ninja's story as it appears during the attract screen: United States of America... More
  • Blog Post: NES Platformer Shmup S.C.A.T. Available Now On Wii U Virtual Console

    S.C.A.T., short for Special Cybernetic Attack Team, stars characters named Arnold and Sigourney as they try to fend off an alien invasion. Originally released in 1991, S.C.A.T. is a bit of a cross between Contra and R-Type – a combination that looks very strange, it turns out. In Japan the game... More
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