Category Archives: NES

All the hottest Black Friday deals… from 1985

It’s Black Friday, why not enjoy these old, video game sales flyer scans courtesy of the old Lost Levels. Lots of non-video game related nostalgia here: other toys, board games, old logos, stores that no longer exist, CRT televisions, Casio … Continue reading

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Telling stories without words

Metroid turned 30 earlier this month. Though I had played video games before–Golf, Baseball Stars, and a dozen or so Atari 2600 titles–it was the first game with a true narrative that I encountered. I got an NES for my seventh … Continue reading

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Game Genie and other stories of postmodernism

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Thanks, Hydlide

I have a lot of great, video game related Christmas memories. I got a Game Boy along with Kirby’s Dream Land and Tetris for Christmas 1992, a Genesis in 1994, and a PlayStation a few years later. Like a lot … Continue reading

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Ready, Down, Hut, Hut, Uh…

Here’s a neat little Tecmo Super Bowl reference making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook. For those of you who aren’t sports inclined, it’s a reference to a play made in last night’s Patriots/Colts game, which was widely considered to be … Continue reading

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Famicom commercials

I recently stumbled upon this wonderful YouTube playlist of old Famicom commercials. They’re so beautifully simple, completely devoid of frills and gimmicks. In the early first party commercials, it’s just the hardware and the software presented in a clean and … Continue reading

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Golf (NES)

 I don’t remember exactly what the first NES game I ever played was. I know it was at my uncle’s sometime in 1989 which meant it was one of his games: Life Force, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Baseball Stars, Gyromite, … Continue reading

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