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  Insanity 11/21/2020    
       
  The entire world was already insane right now, with 2020 and COVID and all, but this? I don't have words to describe how insane this is:

Sealed Copy Of Super Mario Bros. 3 Sells For $156,000

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES... Shoes? 11/20/2020    
       
  This... uh... This is something...

Puma Reveals New NES Sneakers

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Embracing the NES in America 11/11/2020    
       
  There have been a lot of anniversary NES articles recently. This one is a new take and kind of interesting:

Gail Tilden tells the story of how they made 1985 America embrace NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The 10 Best Selling NES Games 11/10/2020    
       
  This is kind of interesting, although there aren't really any surprises on the list:

The 10 Best Selling NES Games, Ranked By Sales

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  DW3 in ... Excel 11/4/2020    
       
  I am consistently impressed by the developers and hackers still creating new NES games and updating old ones. With that in mind, I bring you ...

Dragon Quest III has been recreated in Excel

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Flea! 11/3/2020    
       
  Well this is pretty daggum rad: Meet Flea! A New Game for NES and DreamCast . Available from the developer, Lowtek Games    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Emulator News 11/2/2020    
       
  Some interesting Emulator news, from Zophar's domain regarding Mednafen 1.26.0. From ZD:

"Mednafen is a portable, utilizing OpenGL and SDL, argument(command-line)-driven multi-system emulator. Mednafen has the ability to remap hotkey functions and virtual system inputs to a keyboard, a joystick, or both simultaneously.

And yes, support for the NES!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 6:00 PM    
       

  Another One Bites The Dust 11/1/2020    
       
  Two more NES Sites gone: NES Mods and NintendoAge have been removed from the Links page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendo's Darkest Days 10/31/2020    
       
  This will probably interest readers of this site:

Nintendo's Darkest Days

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:30 PM    
       

  How the West was Won 10/30/2020    
       
  This, from Ars Technica, is fun:

War Stories: How Nintendo sold the NES to a skeptical country

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:30 PM    
       

  Old Updates 10/29/2020    
       
  Welp, I sat down with hopes of capturing some of the past updates for the site from 2018 in the past site updates section but turns out I didn't actually update the site in 2018. Sooooo there goes that plan.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:30 PM    
       

  Links Work 10/28/2020    
       
  As previously promised, I've started cleaning up the Links page, removing several sites, including Pimp my Nintendo and Pimp my Nintendo. RIP.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:00 PM    
       

  Bayou Billy's Bungalow 10/27/2020    
       
  Every once in a while a site reappears from the ether. Tonight was such a case and I'm happy to report I added a link to the glorious Bayou Billy's Bungalow on the Links page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  RIP 10/22/2020    
       
  One of the things I need to do for the site, as far as housekeeping is involved, is remove some dead links from NES sites that have disappeared. Along them, some that I didn't realize had left us too early: NES Mods, NES Bit, and one of my favorite-named NES sites of all time, Pimp My Nintendo. RIP.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Defining Games 10/21/2020    
       
  GameRant has an interesting article out today, something of a new take on the '10 games...' list:

10 Games That Defined The NES (That Weren't Made By Nintendo)

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Coming to America 10/20/2020    
       
  This is fun: 35 Years Ago: Nintendo Brings the NES to America    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Rankings 10/17/2020    
       
  Hello friends, back after a few days off. Today for your NES consumption I have something that I'm sure won't be contentious at all:

Slate's take on The Switch's 55 NES Games, Ranked

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  TV -> NES 10/8/2020    
       
  I always enjoy when the NES still makes news on the Interwebs. Today's is:

10 TV Shows You Never Knew Were Made Into NES Games

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Links Work 10/7/2020    
       
  Having recently gotten back into the swing of updating this site near-daily, I realize some work needs to be done to remove potentially outdated info.

Chief among those is updating the Links section, which appears to currently have links to several dead sites. RIP, Pimp my Nintendo, we hardly knew ye.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  I Love Softball 10/6/2020    
       
  For all of you who have been anxiously wondering when 'I Love Softball' for the NES would be available in English, I'm happy to report that ...

The time is NOW!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Commercials 10/4/2020    
       
  This is pretty great:

The Best, And Worst, Nintendo Commercials Ever

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES World 10/2/2020    
       
  Somehow I missed this last month, but... Congrats to NES World, which celebrated its 25th birthday last month. Pretty rad!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Smash Bros for ... NES? 10/1/2020    
       
  Hah, this is fun:

Someone is making an online Smash Bros. game for the Nintendo Entertainment System

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:50 PM    
       

  Kid Niki 9/30/2020    
       
  Ending September on a strong note: added Kid Niki: Radical Ninja to the K Games page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 4:50 PM    
       

  Kings of the Beach 9/29/2020    
       
  Alright dudes and dudettes, grab your best volleyball and your highest SPF sunblock because Kings of the Beach has been added to the K Games page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 4:50 PM    
       

  Orbital Tracking 9/28/2020    
       
  This is wild:

Someone made an NES Game to track the International Space Station

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Krazy Kreatures 9/27/2020    
       
  Another K game: Krazy Kreatures has been added to the K Games page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 AM    
       

  Kick Master 9/26/2020    
       
  Whoooo, on a roll! Kick Master has been added to the K Games page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 5:30 PM    
       

  Kickle Cubicle 9/25/2020    
       
  For the first time in ages I've actually added a game to the site. Kickle Cubicle has been added to the K Games page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Celebrate 9/24/2020    
       
  I think we can all celebrate this, from yesterday:

This Day In Market History: Nintendo Is Founded

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Housekeeping 9/23/2020    
       
  Just doing a little housekeeping tonight...

Added past updates for 2019 to the Misc section. It was pretty east since there was only one for update for all of 2019...

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Worst 9/22/2020    
       
  There are plenty of 'best of' lists around for the NES, even nowadays. but what I want is more of this:

5 Great NES Games Only Released In Europe (& The 5 Worst)

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Palette 9/21/2020    
       
  This is interesting:

Not even Nintendo knows what Super Mario Bros. should look like anymore

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Ummm, what? 9/19/2020    
       
  If you hang around NES fans long enough, well, my first piece of advice would be to find some different folks to pass your time with. But if you can't abide that advice you eventually will hear them lament the insane prices of NES merchandise. And with that in mind, I bring you:

A hacked up, absurd Super Mario Brothers 3 prototype selling for $31,200

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  On Nostalgia 9/18/2020    
       
  From TechCrunch:

Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Karnov 9/16/2020    
       
  And now, a completely unprompted very thorough review of Karnov.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Best Video Game Music 9/15/2020    
       
  Stumbled across this Techspot journey tonight it's worth a look: Revisiting Some of the Best Video Game Music From the 8-bit and 16-bit Era.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Lamest 9/14/2020    
       
  There are so many THE X BEST NES GAMES ON THE SWITCH articles running around that it's great to see one like this:

The 5 Lamest NES Games On Nintendo Switch Online App

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Rare Games on Emulators 9/8/2020    
       
  Hello friends, I'm back from vacation so we've got an update tonight. A decent article frm GameRant on the NES: 10 Rare Nintendo Games You Can Only Find On Emulators    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  8BitDo Arcade Stick 8/31/2020    
       
  From engadget: 8BitDo is making a customizable arcade stick for Switch and PC players

Controller: rad

Price: not rad

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Archived Updates 8/28/2020    
       
  I had mentioned this in the past, but as I've recently been more likely to post updates about NES news I realized it'd be good to start saving these updates somewhere for posterity's sake. I figured that six months at a time would be a-plenty, and since we're over halfway through 2020 (side note: THANK GOD) now would be as good a time as any to start work on this.

This seemed best suited to the Misc section, so if you cruise over there you'll now see a section for old updates, starting with the first half of 2020. Also, since those updates have now been archived to this brand spankin' new section I've removed them off the front page to clear up some clutter. Enjoy!

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Mini Console Revolution 8/27/2020    
       
  Hack A Day has a new piece up that will probably be of moderate interest to visitors of this site:

The Mini Console Revolution, And Why Hackers Passed Them By

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Housekeeping 8/22/2020    
       
  Housekeeping day around these parts. Nothing exciting to report 'round here.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Lego NES 8/21/2020    
       
  The previously-reported Lego NES seems to be swallowing up most of the NES news as of late. This is fine, since it's freakin' awesome and all, but there isn't much other news out there.

So, with that in mind, why don't you watch someone put one together.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Battletoads - Legacy Cartridge Collection 8/20/2020    
       
  So I guess these Battletoads - Legacy Cartridge Collection carts are a thing.

I personally find it a little offensive that these folks are selling $2 of plastic for $99 but I guess it's still good to see something novel re: the NES.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:00 PM    
       

  Odds and Ends 8/19/2020    
       
  At some point in the past NES HQ had a section dedicated to old updates. I figured this was a good part of the site to have less for site-specific updates and more for information and news on the NES from external sources. Anyway, I was going to archive some of the 2020 updates to-date but can't find where I used to stash these, so I'll leave them for now.

Also today I noticed that the old site statistics are now password protected. I don't think anyone *ever* looks at those but making a mental note to see about removing the password from there.

That's it for tonight, nothing too exciting.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 8:30 PM    
       

  Pour one out 8/18/2020    
       
  Pour one out for our beloved NES: the Switch has overtaken the NES in lifetime sales.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 8:00 PM    
       

  Lego NES, Part 2 8/17/2020    
       
  A couple weeks ago I posted about the Lego NES

Well, as a follow up, here's where you can buy it

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 8:00 PM    
       

  Hockey RPG 8/3/2020    
       
  Filed under category 'Fun':

In the dying days of the Nintendo Entertainment System, well into the early 1990s, Taito had plans to bring arcade game Hit The Ice to the console with some pretty substantial additions

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 8:00 PM    
       

  Lego NES 7/28/2020    
       
  This is pretty amazing: Lego made a 2,600-piece replica of playing Mario on the NES    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Zapper 7/27/2020    
       
  Been a few weeks since the last update around here but I'm back, and here with an old but decent article on How Did the Duck Hunt Gun Work?.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Stadium Events 7/8/2020    
       
  Always rad to see the NES still making headlines in the mainstream media, like this ESPN article on Stadium Events.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Dirt On Nintendo's Early Days 7/7/2020    
       
  This is good stuff:

The Designer Of The NES Dishes The Dirt On Nintendo's Early Days

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 8:40 PM    
       

  Break out your wallet... 7/6/2020    
       
  Up for auction: An Original Boxed Copy Of Super Mario Bros.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Rad! 7/5/2020    
       
  This is pretty rad!    
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:00 PM    
       

  Pfffffffffft 7/1/2020    
       
  Anyone who visits this site regularly (all seven of you!) could have told you this: Mario and Mike Tyson lead sale of rare Nintendo video games at Heritage    
       
  Posted by: Andy 9:00 PM