Retro Redux: NES Quest – Updates, New Vote, and Refresher

095-Retro Redux_NES Quest Games

The NES Quest continues to move forward, albeit at a rather slow pace. I tried to juggle several games over this last week: Hyrule Warriors, Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, and StarTropics. I’d say I’ve done an alright job, especially considering the other demands of life, which continue to bombard. So let’s not waste any time!


Out of the NES games that have been voted on thus far, I’m currently trying to focus on StarTropics. I just beat the fire lord, too! Well, umm, that may not be his official title. There was a lava-y dungeon that ended in a fiery boss fight, so for those of you who’ve played StarTropics, hopefully you know what I mean and about how far I’ve gotten. As far as updates go, that’s about all I can say for now. I’ll be working on a report card soon!

New Vote!

I think it’s high time we decided on what I’ll be playing after StarTropics, don’t you? The new, randomly-chosen, games for you to vote on are as follows:

  • Recommended by Janush and KevIn, Bubble Bobble
  • Recommended by Janush, River City Ransom
  • Recommended by KevIn, Kickle Cubicle
  • Recommended by Justin Riley, Super Mario Bros. 3

You know the drill: leave a comment below voting on your favorite! Whichever one receives the most votes will be played by yours truly after StarTropics.

NES Game Then and NowMy NES game collection has grown! I actually started with 5 games, not 6.


For those who may be new to the NES Quest, here’s the gist: I just want to “replicate the feelings of yesteryear” by playing as many NES games as I can, as I largely missed out on that important era of gaming. It’s a project that’s meant to be shaped by you, through votes and so on. If you have any recommendations, any at all, please let me know! A quick note on report cards: I post report cards when I’ve done the best I can at a game in the limited time I have. I end these posts with a grade. This grade isn’t the score I give the game. Rather, it’s how well I myself played the game.

On lifelines: I allow myself up to three “lifelines” per game. These are: 1) Ask the readers [of Infendo], 2) Ask a friend, and 3) Use the internet [once]. I try my best not to use lifelines. They detract from my final grade, anyway.

Games played and grades earned so far:

That’s all for today. Thank you to everyone who has participated in this so far! It’s been a blast.

In addition to being a girl gamer, Holly prides herself on being a red-head. Consequently, the blue shell in the Mario Kart series is her natural enemy. Don't worry, though: she still loves Mario Kart and is very good, despite the occasional blue shell-sabotaged race. Like any Nintendo fan, Holly also loves Zelda, Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, name it. But she'll try just about anything (besides horror games) and has a soft spot for unique, little-known rhythm games like Rhythm Heaven and Samba de Amigo. NNID: Aeroweth