Tag: NES Classic Edition

Has Nintendo learned their lesson from previous failures?

What are your thoughts on the NES Classic Edition shortage and how are you dealing with it? Are you willing to pay outrageous prices on eBay or will you wait for Nintendo to finally make the supply fit the demand? I personally think that they should have a “Classics Collection” game, either digital……


NES Classic Review: Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy is one of the most popular series of all time, and this is the game that started it. It might seem like an unfair, monotonous JRPG that’s a lesson in patience and torture, but it’s actually a great game. This is an unapologetically old school game; one that forces you to……


NES Classic Edition and the Nintendo Switch

Could the NES Classic Edition pave the way for the Switch’s Virtual Console?

On a recent video by the good folks down at GameXplain, they covered the superior emulation on the NES Classic Edition (or as I call it, the Mini NES) and compared it to the Wii U’s Virtual Console. It……


Classic NES Review: Donkey Kong Jr.

Donkey Kong Jr. is the charming little sequel to Donkey Kong. This time, Mario’s got a hold of his loose-gorilla situation and has him locked up in a tiny cage. It’s a shame he forgot to imprison the ape’s adorable son who has mastered wearing a shirt. To make things worse for Mario, he leaves……


Classic NES Review: Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong is one of those games that everybody should play just to show respect. It was the turning point that made Nintendo what it is now. Before this, they were a toy company with their fingers in several different pies (and by pie I mean love hotels, but we can get to that later)……


Classic NES Review: Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest might get a bad wrap, but really, it’s not such a bad game. It laid the groundwork for Symphony of the Night. It was one hell of a bumpy road, but the destination was glorious to say the least. The brutal difficulty, lack of clues, and unfair traps make its reputation……


Classic NES Review: Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is a classic arcade game turned childhood favorite NES game. These are also the same characters from the Bust-a-move games, which is a “match the colors” style puzzle game where you ricochet different colored marbles off the walls from a cannon in an attempt to match up orbs stuck to the ceiling. Clearing……


Classic NES Review: Balloon Fight

Balloon Fight is one of the oldest NES games, and has a pedigree that few games do. It was the early work of Yoshio Sakatmoto of Metroid fame, and of the late President of Nintendo Satoru Iwata. The music was composed by Hip Tanaka, who also did the soundtrack for Kid Icarus and Metroid.

(Arcade, NES……