The Best NES Games Under $8, $10, and $12

The NES is probably my favorite console ever. Yes, the Super Nintendo is technologically superior and has a ton of really really great games. And the best SNES games are arguably better than the best NES games, but you just can’t beat the NES for pure nostalgic greatness. There’s the added benefit that the original Nintendo Entertainment System has about the same number of games … Continue reading The Best NES Games Under $8, $10, and $12

16 Underrated NES Games

The Nintendo Entertainment System is one of the most successful and most enduring video game consoles ever invented. Following the North American console crash, the NES emerged not only as the dominating force in home gaming, but as a pop culture icon so ubiquitous as to be almost unmatched in its ubiquitatious ubiquitosity! Mario, Metroid, Zelda and Kirby have all become mainstays of this legendary … Continue reading 16 Underrated NES Games

The NES had Some Pretty Good Shmups

Despite hardware limitations, the NES was a haven for some fantastic scrolling shoot-em-ups. For its time and even by today’s standards, the NES is one of the most versatile game consoles ever created. For the most part, action/adventure platformers were the meat and potatoes of the NES library, but there was no shortage of RPGs, top-down adventures, run & guns, a crap-ton of arcade ports … Continue reading The NES had Some Pretty Good Shmups

“The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

When people think of retro platforming games, they typically think of a few standouts, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot, etc. All of those are featured on consoles that are well known and are great in their own right, but what about games on systems that don’t get a lot of acknowledgement? How about the Philips CD-i? I’ve already discussed Hotel Mario in a … Continue reading “The Apprentice” on CDi is Fantastic

Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

If you’ve visited this site before, you might already know how deep my hatred for scalpers and overzealous eBay sellers runs. It’s a topic I revisit again and again.  And if I seem a little extra upset, it’s because I really do take this issue personally. I started this site (and the YouTube channel it was originally based on) with the intention of spreading retro … Continue reading Retro Game eBay Sellers are Completely Unhinged

Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat

C’mon in, young’uns. Have a seat; settle in. I’ve got a yarn to weave and someone with your interests ought to find it fairly interesting. It all begins long ago, when I was just a wee little gamer, all dewy-eyed and full of wonder. A little bit like you used to be, before you heard the Call of Duty and spent too many Fortnites Crafting … Continue reading Story Time: Here’s the Real Reason Retro Games are So Hard to Beat