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Super Mario World for the NES?!

By Spencer . September 4, 2006 . 11:16am

While not endorsed by Nintendo at all, the pirate copy of Super Mario World for the NES is strikingly similar to its source material. The graphics used re-colored Super Mario World sprites, which are quite impressive on the NES. In this video Mario climbs fences and battles Bowser in the clown face copter at the […]

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Wetwo Wiivival: The Franchises Wii Want

By Katie . August 29, 2006 . 1:23pm

By continuing to read this article focusing on the most authentic, most historical of the big three console manufacturers left (said party henceforth referenced as “you-know-who”), you’re agreeing that, despite you-know-who’s rep for listening to their fans and putting out quality merch at an affordable price, not everything said about you-know-who is going to be […]

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History of Front Mission

By Kurt . August 29, 2006 . 9:35am

Front Mission is a mech-based strategy game published by Square, and was initially released on the Super Famicom. Since then, the series has seen five installments in the main series, as well as several spinoffs. Despite its relative popularity amongst enthusiasts in Japan, Front Mission has only seen occasional appearances in the West. Instead of […]

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Classic Mario Paint commercials

By Spencer . August 29, 2006 . 8:22am

Remember Mario Paint from the Super NES? In Japan Nintendo advertised their creative tool with a clay animated Mario flying around on a SNES mouse. Below is a second commercial with Yoshi flying around on a SNES mouse and conduct a musical piece with a Koopa, goomba, bob-omb and a mushroom. At the midpoint of […]

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Exertainment: Nintendo’s take on gaming cross fitness

By Spencer . August 4, 2006 . 2:39pm

Sure this looks like a regular exercise bike from the 90’s, but before Dance Dance Revolution this was one of the ways to get fit from playing video games. The Exertainment cycle was a product designed by Nintendo and Life Fitness. There are only two completed games and unsurprisingly both are biking games. Speed Racer […]

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Rare SNES Mario puzzle game for sale

By Spencer . July 17, 2006 . 9:48am

  Mario has his image in many different games, including this retro puzzle game made by Hudson. Undake 30 Same Game is a puzzle game where you can clear matching shapes off a 16×24 grid. Instead of bricks, Undake 30 Same Game uses Mario’s face, Yoshi’s eggs, coins, fire flowers and mushrooms. The game was […]

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Fond memories of Secret of Mana

By Spencer . July 8, 2006 . 1:28pm

Plenty of retro gamers have fond memories of Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2), a three player action RPG developed by Squaresoft back in the Super NES days. One gamer took the classic tiny poster packaged with the SNES game and blew it up to make this mega poster.       Cool stuff huh? […]

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What would you buy with 1000 euros? A Burning Crusade beta pass!

By Spencer . June 30, 2006 . 11:13am

A 1,000 euros ($1271 in US dollars) is cold hard cash. You could presumably buy a Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii plus a couple of games with that kind of dough. Or you can splurge on eBay for all kinds of gaming goods. In France on seller has prototype carts of Romancing Saga 3 […]

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Legend of Zelda shield for auction on eBay

By Spencer . May 24, 2006 . 11:20am

This might not protect you from moblins or reflect magic, but this Legend of Zelda promo item is a rare find. The shield is actually a store display for the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Not the Game Boy Advance remake, but the original Super Nintendo game. That makes the cardboard shield […]

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Chrono Trigger Continuation

By Spencer . May 23, 2006 . 11:08am

While Chrono Trigger did get Chrono Cross, fans of the Super Nintendo original might have wondered what happened in 1000AD after Lavos. A group of fans from Kajar Laboratories created Crimson Echoes, a direct fan fiction sequel set two years after the events in Chrono Trigger. As Crono, players discover that Guardia Kingdom and the […]

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Breath of Fire complete works

By Spencer . March 31, 2006 . 12:18pm

This Breath of Fire audio boxset contains 11 CDs of music from the series spanning from Breath of Fire for the Super NES all the way to Dragon Quarter on the PS2. Here’s a breakdown of what’s in the package:   Breath of Fire I – 2 discs / 49 songs Breath of Fire II […]

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Super dancing Zelda action

By Spencer . December 6, 2005 . 9:06am

Here’s a blast from the past, a Japanese commercial for the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Instead of showing gameplay footage this video has Link dancing with the monsters from Hyrule. Imagine the Thriller music video… but with Zelda characters.       Watch the video and see it for yourself.

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Expert gamer beats Mega Man X and X2 with the same controller

By Spencer . December 1, 2005 . 4:45pm

This is a computer enhanced play of Mega Man X and Mega Man X2, but what makes it amazing is that both games are being played at the same time. A single controller was split into two signals, which let DeHackEd undertake this challenge. Watch as he dodges deadly spikes and battle Sigma without ever […]

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Roll around with On the Ball.

By Katie . September 20, 2005 . 8:23pm

The recipe for this delectable dish? Take a heavy helping of Sonic the Hedgehog’s rotating special stages. Add a dash of Marble Madness, a pinch of pinball, mix together and chill in a big, soothing new age fridge. What do we get? On The Ball for the Super Nintendo. Read our playtest for more details […]

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Another lost Square-Enix Super Famicom classic.

By Spencer . February 20, 2004 . 6:01am

Live Alive is a relatively unknown Squaresoft game that had a debut on the Super Famicom and was never heard of again. With a creative combat system and unique characters one would expect Square to make a game similar to this or possibly a sequel. Read our playtest of Live Alive for more details. 

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Another story with the girls from Sailor Moon.

By Spencer . November 8, 2003 . 4:14am

If you watched all of Sailor Moon you still haven’t seen the side story in Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story. This tale is brought into a Super Famicom RPG, which fans will eat up. Find out more in our retro playtest of Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon: Another Story.

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