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  Cart NES 6/17/2021    
       
  So this happened:

Fan Builds Working NES System into an NES Cartridge

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendo Museum 6/16/2021    
       
  For anyone who missed this news:

Nintendo is turning one of its old factories into a museum

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Salad Kingdom 6/15/2021    
       
  Minor updates to the Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom page tonight, nothing too exciting.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  5 and 5 6/14/2021    
       
  I disagree with one or two of these, but what the heck:

5 Classic Nintendo Games That Are As Good As Your Remember Them (& 5 That Aren't)

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pro Sport Hockey 6/13/2021    
       
  Pro Sport Hockey to the site.

Meh, such a boring title.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Puss 'N Boots 6/11/2021    
       
  Hello friends, let's get weird! And what better to do that than with a freakin' weird title from the NES catalog?

Today I've added Puss 'N Boots: Pero's Great Adventure to the site. Enjoy!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  SMS vs NES 6/10/2021    
       
  I have mixed feelings about even posting this, but it's almost the weekend, so what the heck:

10 Games That Were Better On Sega Master System Than NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Game Contents FAQ 6/9/2021    
       
  Whoooo boy, this is a good one. Special thanks to the_wizard_666 and Master_Higgins, who have given me permission to post their incomparable Game Contents FAQ to the site on the Lists page. This thing is an impressive work!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Earthbound 6/7/2021    
       
  From Ars Technica:

"Deleted" Nintendo floppy recovered 26 years later, full of Earthbound secrets

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  SMB Fish Tank 6/2/2021    
       
  This is pretty rad:

Super Mario Fan Turns World 1-1 Into Fish Tank

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  ROMs 6/1/2021    
       
  Every once in a while someone emails in to ask why I don't carry ROMs on this site. The reason is that although unlikely, there's still legal risk associated with doing so.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Double Dragon 5/31/2021    
       
  From Inverse: You need to play the best retro beat-'em-up on Nintendo Switch ASAP    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  100 5/27/2021    
       
  From none other than Nintendo:

The classic game library reaches 100 + games for Nintendo Switch Online members! See what was added.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Consoles, Ranked 5/26/2021    
       
  Here's one to argue over:

Every Nintendo Console Ranked

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Game Genie 5/25/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

The Story Of The Game Genie, The Cheat Device Nintendo Tried (And Failed) To Kill

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  #%$(@*(~!^&*@ 5/24/2021    
       
  From Den of Geek:

15 NES Games You Didn't Know Were Censored

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Sure, Why Not? 5/20/2021    
       
  Filed under the "I'll try anything once" category:

What NES Development Looks Like On The Apple II

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  100+ Classics 5/19/2021    
       
  I suppose this is noteworthy:

Nintendo Switch Online reaches more than 100 retro games

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  3D Classics 5/18/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

Remembering The 3D Classics NES Range On Nintendo 3DS:

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Niftski 5/17/2021    
       
  This is fun:

A Q&A Session with the Speedrun champ of Super Mario Bros.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Puzznic 5/15/2021    
       
  Puzznic has been added to the site, a game with what was at one time a surprisingly loyal following.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Power Punch II 5/14/2021    
       
  Boy have I got a treat for you today, loyal visitors to NES HQ:

Power Punch II has been added to the site.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl 5/13/2021    
       
  From Comingsoon.net:

Jay and Silent Bob: Mall Brawl Cruises Onto Consoles This Month

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Famicom Detective Club 5/12/2021    
       
  This might be of interest to folks around these parts:

Nintendo remakes two old school NES games that have never been released outside of Japan before, so how do they work as Switch titles?

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Another one bites the dust 5/11/2021    
       
  Sadly it looks like Ninteno Gamer has bit the dust.

I've removed it from the Links page accordingly.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Solomon's Key 5/10/2021    
       
  Wasn't expecting this, but OK. From Inverse:

One fascinating aspect of games in the NES and SNES era is how they can throw wildly varying concepts together, letting the player figure out how they all mesh. Starfox is a great example: What if ancient Japanese folk gods suddenly became starship fighters? The 1986 Tecmo game Solomon's Key is another: It combines elements as far-ranging as Dungeons & Dragons, the Bible, and the fundamental works of Taoism to create a fascinating and very difficult puzzle game.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Obscure Peripherals for $200 5/9/2021    
       
  Well there are some obscure NES peripherals, and then there's this.

From the article: The Miya 2000 is a gaming peripheral for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was made in 1991 by a company called Miya Epoch, a group that made home golfing simulators and fishing tech. The Miya 2000 was made for one game (Jack Nicklaus' greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf). Its use? You use a real golf club and ball to play.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  They grow up too fast 5/4/2021    
       
  They grow up too fast, and before you know it, your Game Boy is a Game Man.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Yowch 5/3/2021    
       
  Welp, this sure is a bummer.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Classic 4/28/2021    
       
  From Gamespot:

The Nintendo Store is selling refurbished units of the retro console for $50, which is a great price considering the NES Classic routinely sells for more on eBay. Considering you typically can only get the NES Classic from third-party sellers, we imagine the Nintendo Store will sell out fairly quickly.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Princess Tomato 4/27/2021    
       
  Today we celebrate one of the NES catalogs more ... unique games. Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom has been added to the site.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  You did it, you crazy sonofa... 4/26/2021    
       
  Tip of the hat to NES conquerer and all-around swell guy Ratix who has informed me that Project Nested v1.3 has been released.

What is Project Nested, you ask? It's an NES emulator for the SNES, of course. Let that marinate for a minute, and then go check it out.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Public Service Announcement 4/22/2021    
       
  These are on sale.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Best Games? 4/21/2021    
       
  I should know better, but why not... From Nintendo Life:

Best NES Games as rated by Nintendo Life readers

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Immortal 4/20/2021    
       
  Any regular visitors to this site could have forewarned you of the difficulty of this game. Regardless, from Inverse:

You need to play this ridiculously tough retro game on Nintendo Switch ASAP

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Optimization 4/19/2021    
       
  From Hot Hardware:

How To Optimize Your Retro Gaming Experience With Vintage Consoles On Modern HDTVs

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Poke Block 4/16/2021    
       
  Poke Block has been added to the games database.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Switch Classic Games 4/15/2021    
       
  From VGC:

Switch classic games: How to load your console with over 900 retro titles

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  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