Game not included since it never came out.
Game not included since it never came out.
Legend has it Sunsoft was developing a Superman game. The Lost Levels has an article about Sunman, another unreleased NES game that looks like a Superman game. Now a build of the Superman game is out, also graciously provided by the Lost Levels team.
8-bit recreations are always neat to see and while some sites are buzzing about Guitar Hero recreated for the NES we’re going to take a look at a “Famicom” (note the quotes) version of Pac-Man Championship Edition. Give it a quick glance and the video looks like bread and butter Pac-Man. However, this clip […]
Fitting somewhere in between a Game Boy Micro and a PSP is the Dingoo, a portable system only available in China. Similar to Sony’s handheld the Dingoo has an XMB interface where users can select entertainment functions like listening to music, reading eBooks or watching movies. You can even hook the Dingoo up to a […]
Hearing the news about the Castlevania movie being in a standstill sparked my memory about another Castlevania movie. The film I’m thinking of is based on Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse and it’s animated. Originally, it was supposed to be a direct DVD release, but a few months ago the production blog claimed the project was […]
CinnamonPirate, the site that unearthed a pirated version of Final Fantasy VII for the Famicom, has an excellent article describing a pirated version of Chrono Trigger for the Famicom (via GameSetWatch!). The thought of 8-bit Chrono Trigger sounds like a technical feat, but CinnamonPirate describes the game as a miserable failure. It’s not the scaled […]
While we’re looking at the sillier side of video games hidden in the corners of the internet, Insert Credit got tipped off to an amusing YouTube video where a user created lyrics to the Mega Man 3 theme. This “vocal” version is pretty catchy and good for a few laughs. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL30lU26egw[/youtube] Brandon also […]
The NYAFF premiere of Game Center CX, soon to be known as Retro Game Center, isn’t a one shot deal. I got in touch with a Retro Game Master representative that clarified the screenings are the start of the KACHO in North America. “They have produced the English subb'd DVDS and are now looking […]
Jim Henson’s 1980’s cartoon series did more than splice Star Wars clips with toddler Kermit the Frog imagining himself as Luke Skywalker. In one episode the Muppet Babies got a brand new Nintendo Pretendo, which gave the writers a chance to parody video games. Kermit enters Frogger, Fozzie is thrown into Tetris, and Miss Piggy […]
While the Pokemon franchise is immensely popular Nintendo has yet throw any of their cuddly creatures into a proper platformer. However, some pirate company did and created Pka Chu. I got a chance to play the pirate ROM, which is essentially a sprite swap of Super Mario Brothers. I guess this yellow thing […]
Every year Los Angeles is home to I am 8 bit, an art gallery specifically catering to the taste of gamers. The gallery showcases retro art like Mr. & Mrs. Pac Man grenades and the pictures above. This photo was taken from the first show. This year marks the fourth I am 8 bit exhibit, […]
Double Dragon, also known as this week’s lonely Virtual Console game for North America, is quite different from the arcade version. At the beginning of the NES adaptation Billy can only punch and kick. Want to do the signature spinning kick? You have to level up first. However, there is a trick to amass […]
Should I call the game by its proper name, Dragon Quest? Or should I go with the original title Dragon Warrior, which was used since the Dragon Quest trademark was owned by TSR at the time? In any case we’ve been talking a lot about Dragon Quest with trademark reveals, ESRB ratings and so forth […]
Electronic Arts announced Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for every console under the sun today. News, but predictable news. A few weeks ago I played a Famicom shmup with Harry Potter soaring over Arabian skies on his broom. I’m covering the latter. Surprisingly, the game isn’t awful like most pirate carts. Harry […]
If you are thinking, “Contra III never came out for the NES!” you’re technically correct. Konami had no hand in the pirate ROM. However, the work put into the downscaled Super Nintendo classic is pretty impressive. Not graphically, but content wise. The first level of Contra III replicated fairly well as seen in a series […]