Animator OrinCreed said I Dream In Retro
is "based heavily on a dream I had that was caused by a long day of playing NES, SNES, and Genesis. In the dream I was moving through different levels from many games. In each level the music was wrong and my sprite (while fitting the bit style) didn't quite work with the game. During the dream I was abusing a cheat ability to use different weapons from pretty much any game I wanted at any time. The game itself behaved as it should, with my actions being the only aberration." The result was this loving tribute and mash-up of video game titles.
posted by ShawnStruck
on Jun 16, 2010 -
It's not Friday and it's not Flash. Eric David Ruth
makes downloadable PC games which generally ape the style of old-school console games. He's got quite a bit of attention recently for Pixel Force Left 4 Dead
, which attempts to recreate Left 4 Dead as it would have been on the NES.
posted by Pope Guilty
on Mar 1, 2010 -
's suite of Java emulators allows smooth, in-browser playback of literally thousands
of old-school video games: 517 Atari titles
, 148 for DOS
, 636 Game Boy games
(and 410 for Game Boy Color
), 2,019 (!) NES titles
, 238 GameGear games
, 802 Sega Genesis titles
, and 284 for the Sega Master System
. Highlights include Space Invaders
, Super Mario Bros.
, The Legend of Zelda
, Zero Wing
, Duke Nukem
, Sonic the Hedgehog
, Earthworm Jim
, and Metal Gear Solid
. Use the search function
to find your favorites! You can also register an account to save games on emulators that support it. Make sure to check the purple bar below each game for control info and links to alternate emulators in case the default one is buggy or slow.
posted by Rhaomi
on Nov 30, 2009 -
(NSFW) The Angry Video Game Nerd
(taking a cue from seanbaby's lead
) has been producing video reviews of some of the most notoriously awful NES games, from Top Gun
to Bible Games
. (Can't miss: The Power Glove
.) Not content to go after one system, he's upgraded his range to take on other colossal failures like the Atari Jaguar
, Superman 64
, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
(the movie). His newest series of videos, You Know What's Bullshit?
, takes on everyday nuances like DVD box sets
. He may be vulgar and his vignettes silly, but damn straight he's got a point
. Enjoy all his archived videos here
, spanning five years of obscenity-laced love/hate for his greatest passions.
posted by Christ, what an asshole
on Jun 23, 2009 -
Reinier van der Ende, an x-ray technician at the largest hospital in the northern part of the Netherlands, decided to combine his work with one of his hobbies and proceeded to x-ray his collection of video game consoles, peripherals and game cartridges. Here are the fruits of his labour
. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on May 2, 2009 -
The History of Mother 1 (NES)
In honor of the new fan translation of Mother 3 (or Earthbound for the GBA), I've decided to post an article explaining what ever happened to the English port of the first game in the Earthbound/Mother trilogy.
posted by AZNsupermarket
on Oct 25, 2008 -
... Solid NES Gold
. Those who remember the game
do so with fondness
. Though critically lauded
on release, and later spawning several sequels
, the game was never as big a hit as its its spiritual predecessors, Metroid and Legend of Zelda. Like Super Mario Bros. 2/Doki Doki Panic
, Blaster Master was based on an obscure Japanese game, in this case Chōwakuseisenki Metafight
although the differences in this case are limited to the story. Blaster Master was also the first (and only "canon") book in the Nintendo Worlds of Power series,
in which various authors novelized third-party games
using the pseudonym "F.X. Nine." Download the Blaster Master book here
(MSWord zipped, "enhanced" by a fan). Lastly, some bonus links: one
, and three (!)
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Bisqwit's NES Time attack videos site
has been mentioned before
, but the site and the time attack community have both grown quite a bit and the redesigned wiki-style site deserves another look. The site now has tool-assisted runs of SNES
, and GB
games in addition to the rather comprehensive NES
collection. You can now check out and vote on submissions
, view works in progress
, or learn the motivations and methodology
, and dare I suggest, make one yourself
- but be you aware, it is both difficult and addictive.
For "speed runs" - as opposed to time attacks - of newer games and older games without using emulators, check out the Speed Demo Archive
(runs listed here
) . And you thought you could beat Contra fast...
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Jul 1, 2005 -
Michael Jackson is guilty
of being totally excellent
in this fantastic whirlwind tour of NES games (a la Sega Fantasy VI
); MJ herein imposes his 16-bit self on a huge amount of games including but not limited to Megaman, Kung Fu, Ice Climber, Super Mario Brothers 1 and 3, Dragon Warrior, Arkanoid, Track and Field, Spelunker, Final Fantasy and more. If you know the Japanese language + games, clue us in. (Flash and hardcore midi dance music warning)
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Mario in the News
A Japanese person (cannot translate the name, sorry) has completed the classic NES game Super Mario Bros. 3 in just over 11 minutes. Fortunately he recorded it for posterity. (uses Windows streaming video.)
have been gaining in popularity lately
. What game would you like to see abused in such as fashion?
posted by patgas
on Dec 2, 2003 -
Do you miss the music from your old NES games?
Well if you do, be sure to check out the minibosses. They're a band that only plays the songs to classic video games from the Nintendo Entertainment System. Great stuff. I particularly enjoyed the Wizards & Warriors track amusing, since I was addicted to that game when I was younger. Also, am I the only one who thinks there should be a new console system DEDICATED to only 2D games? 3D games are neat 'n all, but I don't think enough good 2D games are being made anymore. The Gameboy Advance
is probably the only system doing that sort of thing right now, but it's just a portable.
posted by kingmissile
on Oct 3, 2001 -