This month marks the 1990 US release of one of the greatest 8-bit titles ever conceived on the venerable NES. We’ve got some classic gaming magazine ads to offer for your enjoyment as we celebrate River City Ransom’s twenty-third birthday!
Archive for January, 2013
What can really be said about Super Mario Bros 3 for the Nintendo Entertainment System that hasn’t been said already? This was Nintendo’s unofficial swan song of Mario games for the NES that really showed that the system still had “oomph” when taking on more powerful systems such as the Sega Genesis and NEC Turbo [...]
So, as it turns out, Nintendo did announce the Virtual Console for the Wii U during their Nintendo Direct presentation today. NES, SNES, and even GBA titles were discussed. One key item the Wii U VC needed was off tv play on the Gamepad and, thankfully, Nintendo confirmed that this will be available. Unfortunately, this [...]
The Wii U has been very quiet since it launched last November. Nintendo knows it needs to show what is on the horizon and that is exactly what they say they will do with another Nintendo Direct broadcast starting tomorrow at 9am EST. Why did I add that “finally” up there? Click more for [...]
Run and gun shooters have always been a favorite genre of mine. Mega Man on the NES is one that really hooked me on gaming in general. So, when something is compared to that 8-bit classic, I tend to take notice. Gunman Clive on the Nintendo eShop is a game that draws comparisons to Capcom’s [...]
Puzzle gamers will recognize Kirby’s Star Stacker, or at least the game play model it uses. Originally a Game Boy release (black and white graphics folks) now Kirby’s Star Stacker is available for the Nintendo 3DS eSop for more gamers to enjoy.
Luxor is one of those marble shooting games where the line of marbles keeps coming and the player has to match 3 or more to eliminate them before they reach the end of the line. Simple concept that was wildly popular, still is since more games are being released in the series (and copycats keep [...]
Mahjong, Shanghai to many, is one of those “Zen” games where there is no violence and it is just the player against the timer and the game. Simple and fun. Mahjong Mysteries – Ancient Athena is more of the simple stuff with a storyline tied around it to help suck in gamers on the Nintendo [...]