Tag Archive: nes

The Weekend Album: Ninja Gaiden (NES)

Image obtained from Retro-Treasures

When most people think about the NES version of Ninja Gaiden, they usually think about the brutal difficulty, or the wall-clinging abilities of Ryu Hayabusa, or the extremely well done cutscenes. But what about the soundtrack?

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20 years later: Blaster Master

After twenty years, I return to the top-down shooting, vehicle platforming world of Blaster Master.

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20 years later: Faxanadu

After playing Faxanadu for the first time in 20 years, I’m happy to say that it’s even better than I remember.

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Revisiting some favorites

Every gamer has a few titles they can play over and over again, with each playthrough providing an abundance of joy.  Here are my experiences with ten such games, in order of release date.

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Games From my Childhood: The Guardian Legend

the guardian legend nes box

Released in April of 1989 here in North America by legendary publisher Brøderbund, The Guardian Legend stands in a class all of its own.

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20 years later: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)


With brutal difficulty, slightly stiff controls, and decent visuals, how has Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the NES aged?  Read on to find out.

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5 Games to Improve Your Reaction Time


Tired of getting destroyed in fighting games?  Want to be able to get a headshot whenever you please, instead of when you get lucky?  Wishing you could beat Contra without the Konami code?  Here are five games you should play to help improve your reaction time and overall control.

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Games You May Have Missed: Base Wars

RBI Baseball, Tecmo Bowl, Hockey…there are a large number of classic sports games that were released for the NES.  One of the most fun, however, doesn’t get the respect it deserves.  Here’s a game you may have missed:  Base Wars.

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