Proficient programmer and accomplished nerd Greig Stewart has managed to do something that most people might view as seemingly impossible, by recreating the popular Game of Thrones theme song using a modified synthesizer based on an NES.
You don't have to thank us right now, but we're bringing back the good with the bad, allowing you to reminisce on just how challenging and nerve-wrecking the original Contra on the NES used to be.
The video is an addictive bit of propaganda, showcasing what a bit of thumb-acrobatics and timing can achieve in one of the most difficult 8-bit platformers ever released.
In the traditional version of Donkey Kong, Mario must rescue a blond damsel named Pauline. However, one father tweaked the game for his 3-year-old daughter so that Pauline would be the hero this time around.
Oh man, I just watched the video for Oniken, an 8-bit inspired action-platformer from JoyMasher and I must say that I'm in love. The best way to describe Oniken is like if there was a time machine, JoyMasher set the era to awesome.
Battletoads was a bash ‘em, smash ‘em, wreckin’ ball crash ‘em game that was unique for its day and still provides some pretty cheap thrills today. But I have just one question for all those out there who still talk about the game like it just came out last week. Why?
August 29, 1989 is a date that no one gives a flying crap about. This was the date that Hudson released the TurboGrafix-16. Despite featuring support for 5 players and superior graphics, the console never sold more than a few million units. Regardless of this, a number of fantastic games were released for the system.
Chair Entertainment, Undertow developer and Epic Games subsidiary, revealed today that they have hired Howard Phillips. Phillips was the former "President" of the Nintendo Fan Club and one half of the "Howard & Nester" comic strip that appeared in Nintendo Power.
As we all know, the economy is being flushed down the toilet of financial despair. With that said, it’s imperative that gamers budget wisely, pick titles intelligently and purchase video games with a keen eye on price and replay values. And what better way to game frugally than with a bargain bin guide?
The rumored Wii remake of NES title A Boy and His Blob was formally announced today by Majesco Entertainment today. Accompanying the announcement were a dozen screenshots of the platform adventure.
I’ve been on a Gaiden kick the last few days. At least when I’m not playing Rock Band, which has finally gotten its claws into me. Just two nights ago I decided to see how far I could get before dying in Tecmo’s original Hyabusa adventure. The answer was 5-2, not bad but certainly a failing compared to my younger days. This week brings Ninja Gaiden III and Phantasy Star II to the Wii Virtual Console.
Between mingling with the relatives upstairs, there was a good ten or fifteen of us crowded down in the basement at any given time—only about a third of my cousins. We would all take turns on the games and rotate between the air hockey table, the computer (which had a fancy game called Myst that I wouldn’t try for another four years) and the pool table. Even so many years ago
Let’s face it—Hollywood has had an increasing influence on game production over the last decade. From A-list actors lending their voices to flesh out characters to an overall cinematic approach to games such as Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect. It’s no surprise that the gaming industry often surpasses the film industry in terms of sheer annual revenue. So why haven’t we seen the same amount of remake cash-ins in games?
So here are five terrible games that will never, ever, ever, ever, make an appearance on the Virtual Console. Unless of course a sequel comes out for the Wii or one of the characters makes an appearance in Smash Bros. Then, expect a port in the next few months or so.