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  New World Record 4/14/2021    
       
  From CNet:

Super Mario Bros. on NES has a new, 'impossible' world record. A speedrunner made a perfect run in the classic game, in less than 4 minutes and 55 seconds.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  New Classics 4/13/2021    
       
  This could be interesting. From SyFy Wire:

Mario & Zelda were just the start: Nintendo eyes new franchises to build on old-school classics

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Platoon 4/12/2021    
       
  Platoon has been added to the games database.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Crackle Documentary 4/11/2021    
       
  Much of the NES-related news in the mainstream media (what little there is) has been dominated recently by the sale of a single, very expensive cart. Allow me to offer something different.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pinball Quest 4/10/2021    
       
  Pinball Quest has been added to the games database. Enjoy!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pictionary 4/9/2021    
       
  Pictionary has been added to the games database. Enjoy!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pipe Dream 4/8/2021    
       
  Pipe Dream has been added to the games database. Enjoy!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES -> Famicom Controllers 4/7/2021    
       
  From Rumble:

How to wire an adapter for the Nintendo Famicom to use NES Controllers

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Noah's Ark 4/6/2021    
       
  Looks like Noah's Ark is available on Steam. From PC Gamer:

The good news is that if you've ever harboured a desire to play Noah's Ark, it's on Steam right now. It looks like a fairly straightforward port with no bells and whistles: it vigilantly maintains its old 4:3 aspect ratio, and there's not much evidence of any other improvements or changes, save the box art now adorning the sides of the 4:3 gameplay window.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Another List 4/5/2021    
       
  What's one more NES games list?

This time it's the Top 50 NES games ever, over on Nintendo Life.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  $$$$ 4/4/2021    
       
  Welp, it finally sold, and it sold for a ton ($660,000). Ridiculous.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Whomp 'Em 4/3/2021    
       
  Whomp 'Em has been added to the site.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pin Bot 4/2/2021    
       
  Are you ready for some HOT SWEATY PINBALL ACTION?

Well you're probably in the wrong spot then. But... Pin Bot has been added to the site.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendulator 0.985 beta 4/1/2021    
       
  From Zophar's:

Nintendulator 0.985 beta is available for download

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pricing Disappointment 3/31/2021    
       
  This probably won't come as a surprise to regular visitors to this site, but:

Classic Nintendo Games That Aren't Worth As Much As You Thought

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Sealed SMB 3/30/2021    
       
  This is getting out of hand:

This Copy of Super Mario Bros. Is About to Sell for a Record-Setting Sum

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Gameboy Bitcoin Miner 3/29/2021    
       
  Well, this is pretty rad:

Youtuber Builds a Bitcoin Miner Out of a 31-year old Nintendo Game Boy

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Housekeeping 3/23/2021    
       
  Nothing too exciting to note today. Just did some housekeeping and cleaned up some dead links.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  What the what 3/22/2021    
       
  What the ...? I can't with these people. I should have known better when I saw the title:

How Much The Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Game From Pawn Stars Is Really Worth

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Mother to Earth 3/17/2021    
       
  From Ars Technica:

Mother to Earth: When an NES prototype lands on eBay and inspires a documentary

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nightshade 3/15/2021    
       
  From Inverse:

You need to play this forgotten noir mystery on Nintendo Switch ASAP

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Playing With Power 3/13/2021    
       
  From Pirates and Princesses:

'Playing With Power' Documentary Is a Nostalgic, Educational and Entertaining Look At Nintendo's History

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Better With Age 3/12/2021    
       
  Ah, what the hell, why not:

From Screen Rant - 10 Classic Nintendo Games That Have Aged Remarkably Well

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Happy MAR10 Day 3/10/2021    
       
  Happy MAR10 day. Pretty weak in my opinion, but I guess even Nintendo is getting in on the fun.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Lego NES Sets 3/1/2021    
       
  I guess Lego NES sets are still available if anyone is looking to quickly part with a couple hundred bucks.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Blowing on Games 2/28/2021    
       
  Here's a fun PBS video about blowing on video games.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Hardest NES Bosses 2/25/2021    
       
  Although I suspect regular visitors to this site will disagree, may I present the following:

10 Hardest Boss Fights In NES Games That Are Borderline Impossible To Beat

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Legend of Legend of Zelda 2/23/2021    
       
  This is an interesting read:

The legend of The Legend of Zelda

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Better on FDS 2/22/2021    
       
  How about another list article? Sure, why not... From Nintendo Life:

8 NES Games That Were Better On Famicom Disk System

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Aging (Dis)Gracefully 2/19/2021    
       
  I try to aggregate some NES and NES-adjacent news around here, and that means I end up posting a bunch of "top X games on the NES" lists. Today's is a little different... I strenuously disagree with it, but I guess I'll post it anyway, under the banner of linking to any new NES-related content, regardless of quality:

10 Classic Nintendo Games That Have Aged Terribly

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 5:00 PM    
       

  Mario/Bowser 2/18/2021    
       
  From syfy.com:

Nintendo documentary trailer suggests company has a Mario-side and a Bowser-side

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Mini Review: Fire 'n Ice 2/17/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

Mini Review: Fire 'n Ice - A Fine Puzzler That's Worthy Of Rediscovery On Switch

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Games in Microsoft Edge Extensions 2/16/2021    
       
  Hah, this is fun:

Pirated Nintendo Games Discovered In Microsoft Edge Extensions

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Stupid Money 2/14/2021    
       
  This is indescribably stupid, but I guess noteworthy enough to post here:

This Was The Most Expensive Nintendo Game Ever Sold

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Famista 93' 2/10/2021    
       
  A quick bit o' news from Zophar's:

Famista 93' (NES/Famicom) is now playable in English!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Raspberry Pi Pico Emulates Nintendo Console 2/7/2021    
       
  Missed this when it came out, but here we go. From Tom's Hardware:

Raspberry Pi Pico Emulates Nintendo Console

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Anthology 2/5/2021    
       
  Another NES anthology is now out. From Nintendo Life:

Geeks Line's NES/Famicom Anthology Is The Most Exhaustive Look At The Console Yet

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Design Flaw 2/4/2021    
       
  This won't surprise anyone around these parts, but including it anyway. Why not! From Looper:

The Major Design Flaw Nintendo Made With Its American NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Krazy Kreatures 1/29/2021    
       
  Hands down one of the most enjoyable things about keeping this site running is getting the occasional email from people who are still playing and enjoying the NES - someone who was looking for hard to find information, searching for a code, etc.

Even more enjoyable and rare than that is when we get some kind of brand new content - the rare new FAQ or a previously-lost ad. With that in mind I'm happy to note that Kenny Tritch has created and submitted two new Game Genie codes for Krazy Kreatures. They've been added to the Krazy Kreatures page for consumption.

Thanks, Kenny!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendo Travel 1/28/2021    
       
  Yes, you read that correctly. Courtesy of Fodor's:

7 Sites Around the World for Nintendo Fans

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Classic Mini Controller 1/27/2021    
       
  From Hackaday:

Your NES Classic Mini Controller, On Your Desktop Computer

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Box Art 1/25/2021    
       
  From CBR:

The 5 Most ICONIC Pieces of NES Box Art

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  10 Interesting Facts 1/23/2021    
       
  From Game Rant:

10 Interesting Facts About The NES' Development

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  House Cleaning 1/22/2021    
       
  Cleaning up around here a bit: since we're now well into January, I moved the older 2020 site updates to the Misc page and removed them from here.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Manufacturing 1/21/2021    
       
  This is pretty freakin' rad:

Lost Video Takes Us Inside Nintendo In 1990, Shows NES Consoles Being Made

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  That's a ... Mario? 1/8/2021    
       
  Hah, always love it when NES or NES-adjacent news goes mainstream. Today's edition, from NPR:

Sweater Design? Gin Rummy? Typing? These Are The Mario Games You've Never Heard Of

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Homework First 1/7/2021    
       
  I never saw one of these growing up, or even heard of it until now, but it's a fun piece of NES history:

People Used To Be Able To Prevent Their Kids From Playing NES With A "Souped-Up Bike Lock"

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Weird Box Art 1/5/2021    
       
  I missed this when it came out but it's worth a gander:

10 Of The Weirdest Pieces Of NES Box Art

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The NES Omnibus 1/1/2021    
       
  Well, I guess this is a thing:

The NES Omnibus: The Nintendo Entertainment System and Its Games, Volume 1 (A-L)

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 7:00 PM