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  Famicom Party 11/8/2021    
       
  Added a link to Famicom Party on the Links page.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Duck Hunt 11/4/2021    
       
  Who knows if there's any truth to this, but:

Nintendo Just Renewed the Trademark for 'Duck Hunt', Is a New Version of the Game Coming Soon?

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Rando 11/3/2021    
       
  Kind of random, but what the heck:

13News Now Vault: How Nintendo changed the video game industry forever

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Hardest Games 11/2/2021    
       
  Hello, friends and neighbors. I'm back, after nearly a month off. In honor of Halloween last week, why not kick things off with this:

10 Scariest NES Games

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Hardest Games 10/5/2021    
       
  Hey everybody, how about another list:

The 20 hardest games for the original NES console

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  SF2 9/28/2021    
       
  This is a terrible website but the news is cool, so here ya go:

Someone is developing an NES version of Street Fighter 2

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Let's Argue Some Titles 9/22/2021    
       
  Something to argue over tonight, another NES games list! From Den of Geek:

15 Best NES Games of All Time

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  The Saga Continues 9/21/2021    
       
  Credit to Seth Abramson, who is still doggedly pursuing the WATA saga/story. The latest is available on his Substack:

America's Video Game Scandal Continues: More Evidence of Deception By Grading Company WATA

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  36 Years 9/14/2021    
       
  From Kotaku:

Thirty-Six Years Ago Super Mario Bros. Went On Sale In Japan

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Speculaaaaators, Mount Up 9/9/2021    
       
  Looks like this is all going to continue getting more mainstream press coverage:

Boosted by a record $2 million 'Super Mario Bros.' sale, the retro video game collector's market is being overrun by speculators looking to cash in

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Giant Lego Super Mario Question Block 9/8/2021    
       
  From the rad files:

Lego is teasing a large buildable Super Mario question block

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Top-5 Rarest NES Games 9/7/2021    
       
  Eh, what the heck... From CBR:

The 5 Rarest NES Games

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  More Wata News 9/6/2021    
       
  The latest from the ongoign Wata saga:

Proof Responds to WATA Co-Founder Mark Haspel

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Bummer 9/5/2021    
       
  Well, this is a bummer:

Hand-Drawn and Popular Nintendo Entertainment System Game Guides Get Cancelled

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  More Wata Info 8/31/2021    
       
  The situation surrounding the Wata drama is, to quote one famous NES enthusiast, quite the saga. The situation is still unfolding, and Seth Abramson has uncovered and reported on more sleazy Wata behavior. Read the latest at his Substack.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Pyramids of Ra 8/30/2021    
       
  Pyramids of Ra has been added to the games database.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Google Maps 8/27/2021    
       
  Filed under 'impressive':

A Determined Hacker Has Brought Google Maps to the NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Graded Games Scandal Deepens 8/26/2021    
       
  Thanks to some tremendous reporting, we now have a lot more insight into the deepening graded games scandal:

National Video Game Scandal Deepens As Purchaser of Historic Super Mario Bros. Game Is Revealed to Be Co-Founder of Company That Graded It and Set Its Value

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  And Now... A List 8/25/2021    
       
  A list, why not:

20 Best NES Games Of All Time

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Graded NES Game Controversy 8/24/2021    
       
  Figured this was coming, sooner or later, given the astronomical numbers graded games have been going for lately. Stay safe out there, folks.

Accusations Of Foul Play Surface Around Record-Breaking Graded NES Game Auctions

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Old Friends... 8/23/2021    
       
  Old friends are the best friends:

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System Is Officially 30 Years Old Today

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  RomUniverse Slammed 8/15/2021    
       
  Occasionally in the history of NES HQ people have asked me why I don't host ROMs. Welp, here you go:

RomUniverse owner previously fined $2.1M, now ordered to destroy pirated Nintendo content

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Controller Resuscitation 8/14/2021    
       
  From Hackaday:

Thrashed, Damaged NES Controller Gets Brought Back To Life

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendo, Conquerer 8/13/2021    
       
  From Mental Floss:

How Nintendo Conquered the Gaming World

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Some of the Worst 8/11/2021    
       
  Everyone's always doing 'top games' lists. How about this, for a change:

15 Worst NES Games of All-Time

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Left-Handed Controller 8/10/2021    
       
  Ever wanted a left-handed controller? Welp, here you go.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Ex-Nintendo Employee Interview 8/7/2021    
       
  Here's a fun one from Nintendo Life:

Ex-Nintendo Employee On 'Holy Grails', Meeting Heroes, And Preserving A $10K Kirby Card

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Here we go again... 8/6/2021    
       
  Here we go again:

A Super Mario Bros. game sells for $2 million, another record for gaming collectibles.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Archaeology 8/5/2021    
       
  Tonight, some NES Archaeology:

The Honourable Father Sqwirl hath uncovered the long-dormant remains of the paNESian press. I went ahead and added a link on the Links page.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Zapperemote 8/4/2021    
       
  This is inspired:

Guy Makes a Wireless Remote Using a Nintendo Zapper; Can Turn On His Drill Press

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Quiz Time 8/3/2021    
       
  Here's a fun little quiz.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  SMB3 Special Version on Switch 8/2/2021    
       
  Hello, friends, I'm back from vacation. So let's resume updates, shall we? For today, from Nintendo Life:

Super Mario Bros. 3 Special Version Jumps Onto The Switch Online NES Library

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Nintendo Considering More Classic Consoles 7/20/2021    
       
  Some interesting news:

At a shareholder meeting at Nintendo, President Shuntaro Furukawa says that future Classic Mini consoles are under consideration.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Some Lost Titles 7/19/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

Four Lost NES, SNES And N64 Games Have Been Brought Back To Life

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Spawning Genres 7/18/2021    
       
  From IGN:

Video Game Genres That Spawned From the Glory Days of the NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Slow Mole 7/13/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

Slow Mole Is A New And Free NES Platformer, Cartridge Version Incoming

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES-Level Difficulty 7/11/2021    
       
  Hah, this is great:

Think modern games are tough? You haven't experienced"NES tough."

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES Platformers 7/10/2021    
       
  From CBR, and sure to inspire some debate:

The 5 Best Platformers for the NES

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Make it stop 7/7/2021    
       
  You know what is now over $115,000.

There are some other hilariously expensive NES games for sale along with the Zelda cart - a $36k SMB3, a $3,000 copy of 10 Yard Fight, and so on.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Here we go again... 7/6/2021    
       
  Welp, here we go again:

This Ultra-Rare Copy Of The Original NES Zelda Is Already Going For Crazy Money

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Back in Action 7/5/2021    
       
  Hello, Internets. I'm back after a long vacation, so updates to the site should resume normally again, starting with a site-related update:

Since we're roughly halfway through the year I went ahead and archived the Jan-Jun 2021 updates on the Misc page.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  NES-Themed Pop-up Stores 6/24/2021    
       
  From Nintendo Life:

Nintendo Tokyo Pop-Up Stores Are Getting NES-Themed Gashapon, And They're Impossibly Cute

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Paperboy 2 6/23/2021    
       
  Stop the presses!

Paperboy 2 has been added to the Games Index.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  This Guy Gets It 6/22/2021    
       
  This guy gets it:

You need to play the best Kirby game ever on Nintendo Switch ASAP

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Whoaaaaaaaa baby 6/21/2021    
       
  Things are getting PRETTY RACY around NES HQ today:

Peek A Boo Poker has been added to the site.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Spare some change? 6/20/2021    
       
  This is getting absurd:

There's currently a gold NWC cart on sale for ... $1,000,000.

   
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  Panic Restaurant 6/18/2021    
       
  Happy Friday! Panic Restaurant has been added to the Games Index.    
       
  Posted by: Andy 10:00 PM    
       

  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