Nintendo was still new to the sequel rituals when they released Super Mario Bros 2 on the NES, and boy did they go away from the norm for what a sequel was supposed to be. Being almost a complete departure from the original NES title, in Japan the title used for the US SMB2 was [...]
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Today in History: April 27th 1990 – Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest on the Nintendo Entertainment System
Taking place seven years after the original Castlevania, this installment takes a rather large departure from what fans knew from the first title. Simon is on a pilgrimage to visit his family’s resting place and meets a lady that tells him that Dracula has placed a curse on the Belmont family (bummer). Unlike the first [...]
Ducktales is a cartoon that I grew up watching as a kid, and was the main reason I wanted Disney Channel but my parents were apprehensive to adding to the monthly cable bill (I had to do chores and odd jobs to pay for it). When Ducktales, and its sequel, hit the original Nintendo Entertainment [...]
Konami have been a dependable gaming company since they started back on the original NES in the 80′s thanks to mainstays such as Contra and Castlevania. Castlevania is one of those rare titles that has hit nearly every console released since it debuted (can you name the few systems that DID NOT receive a Castlevania [...]
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!
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 [...]
Fans of Contra have been hard pressed for a new title in the style of Konami’s classic series- that wait is now over thanks to Gunman Clive on the Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Battletanx on the Nintendo 64 may not have set sales records, it certainly did open, even if ever so briefly, a new genre of gaming that few companies jumped in on (Sega did with Alien Front Online which was “similar”). The year is 2001, a virus has wiped out the feminine side of the human [...]