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Behind the curtain, Making of “The Wizard”

By Spencer . January 14, 2008 . 6:08pm

Remember the theatrical advertisement for Super Mario Brothers 3, the Wizard? Geoffrey sent a link with an interview with the director, Todd Holland (thanks!). Holland’s responses are an interesting peek into the dull plot, which could have been much worse. The paper thin traveling through California plotline was Holland’s recommendation. Holland also explains the success […]

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Found at CES: the Genesis / NES hybrid

By Spencer . January 9, 2008 . 9:44am

I can’t see much personal use for the line of RetroDuo consoles since all my old consoles work, but there is some novelty in having the “Gen-X” a third party hybrid that plays Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis games. Remember when the two companies were mortal enemies?   There are two other models of […]

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Zenny free Rockboard translation patch

By Spencer . January 3, 2008 . 11:29am

Back on the Famicom, Capcom developed a Mega Man party game. However, Wily & Light's Rockboard: That's Paradise!! isn’t a mini-game collection like Mario Party. Rockboard shares more in common with Monopoly or Enix’s Itadaki Street series. You roll dice, move on a board, purchase properties and make bets to collect the most Zenny. While […]

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Sudoku remade for the NES

By Spencer . July 24, 2007 . 4:30pm

Many years after it has become a treasured memory people are still developing games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Occasionally, homebrew games come out in gray cartridge shells, but Sudoku for the NES also has a rare gold cartridge edition. Only five of these were made and one of them will be auctioned off at […]

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Move over Mrs. Pac-Man, make room for Mr. Pac-Man

By Spencer . June 27, 2007 . 12:16pm

The title alone makes this rom hack worth mentioning, but there is more to Mr. Pac-Man besides a clever name. The repurposed release of Mrs. Pac-Man has new maps to check out and a new ghost. Granted it’s not nearly as lavish as Pac-Man: Championship Edition, but the NES never had widescreen support or HD […]

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Flying into retail stores tomorrow, The Adventures of Super Mario Brothers 3

By Spencer . June 25, 2007 . 12:31pm

After a successful run of the Super Mario Brothers Super Show, DiC dropped the live action segments for the Adventures of Super Mario Brothers. The cartoon only series is set in the Super Mario Brothers 3 timeline (complete with raccoon tail power-ups!), but there are some differences. The most notable change is the names of […]

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Watch: Mega Man 3, 4, 5 and 6 beaten simultaneously

By Spencer . June 7, 2007 . 6:05am

Hands down this is the most impressive tool assisted speed run I have ever seen. Four NES Mega Man games completed at nearly the same time with a single joystick in under forty minutes. The challenge is long to watch, but it wasn’t to show off the skill needed to complete all four games in […]

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The most popular Virtual Console games are…

By Spencer . June 1, 2007 . 5:27am

Nintendo is about to make another milestone when they release Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on June 4th, 100 classic games titles on the virtual console store. The amount of virtual console games vary greatly by region, Japan is already up to 130+ and some of those games we will probably never see localized […]

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Mario meets Lode Runner

By Spencer . May 31, 2007 . 2:28pm

  Ahh… Lode Runner we meet again and you’ve come a long way from being a stick figure. When Hudson picked up the rights to make a Famicom game they replaced the enemies with robots that look like Bomberman and a hero who bears a resemblance to Mario.   Maybe that was the inspiration for […]

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Return of the Nintendubs! Lack of Social Awareness Mega Man

By Spencer . May 29, 2007 . 1:19pm

Overtime Comedy who released the set of Mario in MySpace videos has a new Nintendub out that uses footage from the 1994 Mega Man cartoon. In the clip Mega Man is trying to convince Protoman to watch Six Feet Under with him. Can Mega Man succeed and find a friend other than Veronica Mars? [youtube]COvUGvx1a3I[/youtube]  […]

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Watch: Rockman dancing to Para Para

By Spencer . May 23, 2007 . 5:09pm

Dan found an excellent machinima video earlier today where orcs from World of Warcraft sing “A Pirate I was meant to be” from The Curse of Monkey Island. I’m not sure this is going to beat his find, but this retro machinima clip has 8-bit Megaman and the robot masters do Para Para to Harehare […]

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Super Mario Brothers redesigned to frustrate you to no end

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 8:14am

Many of the Super Mario Brothers hacks on the market are designed to test how well you can exploit bugs in the game. This hack discovered by the Lost Levels is different, it’s designed to test your patience. Level 1-1 starts with Mario falling on a question mark block and a huge gaping pit to […]

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Watch: Japan’s Super Mario Brothers 2 and Zelda TV spots

By Spencer . May 9, 2007 . 5:47pm

Nintendo is about to release Super Mario Brothers 2 (aka Super Mario Brothers: The Lost Levels) on the virtual console later this month for Japan. Super Mario Brothers 2 was originally released for the Famicom Disc System along with the Legend of Zelda. The TV spot below is one of the ads back in the […]

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Watch: Conquering Hard Relay Super Mario Brothers

By Spencer . May 6, 2007 . 2:26pm

Hard Relay Mario Brothers is a sadistic hack of Super Mario Brothers that requires players to exploit glitches to complete the game. While an emulator is used, it still takes skill to do tricks like bouncing off a moving koopa shell and passing through solid objects. TAS videos explains how to do some of the […]

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Retro Bomberman shirts

By Spencer . May 6, 2007 . 2:11pm

  Banpresto who makes all kinds of video game swag has a collection of three Bomberman t-shirts based on the NES game. NCSX, who is selling the shirts and has pictures of the neato packaging describe them as:   A) White t-shirt with an explosive combination in progress that travels the upper length of the […]