NES Quest

Retro Redux: NES Quest – DuckTales report card

Waiting for a space duck to get through those spikes is like waiting for King Zora to move aside in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. As I move on to Bionic Commando, I move away from DuckTales. It’s time for my first report card! Being the first, I’m not sure exactly how to describe it…it’s not quite a game review. Rather, it’s a review of my progress on the game...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – New Vote

How random selection works on NES Quest. As I promised earlier this week when Bionic Commando was revealed to be the winner of the last vote on NES Quest, here’s a brand spanking new set of four NES games for you to vote on (again, chosen at random): Recommended by Justin Riley, Gargoyle’s Quest II and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. Recommended by Eric Abrams, Metroid. Recommended by ...

Guest Post – Nintendo Blacksheep: StarTropics

For those of you readers who don’t know me (which I’m sure is 99.9% of you), my name is Anthony DeVirgilis, and I’ve been writing at GameGravy.com for around 4 years on and off.  I consider myself a well-rounded gamer, owning just about every console and willing to give a game in any genre at least a chance.  Enough about me though, the reason I am here and writing this article i...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – And the winner is…

Game: Bionic Commando Release Date (North America): Dec. 1988 Developer: Capcom Genres: Action and Platforming The time for voting has come and gone in the latest competition between Super Mario Bros. 3, Bionic Commando, Maniac Mansion, and Adventure Island. As you can see above, the winner is Bionic Commando, a game I know virtually nothing about. I’m waiting for a copy to come in the mail,...

DuckTales: Best Moon Theme Covers

The DuckTales NES soundtrack is fantastic overall, but I think you’ll agree when I say that no track sticks out more than the game’s Moon theme. Before I ever played DuckTales, I heard that glorious melody and loved it instantly. For good or bad, the Moon theme has seen cover after cover on YouTube. The video above this post is the original Moon theme, but here are some of my favorite ...

Retro Redux: NES Quest – DuckTales START

A photo of my TV displaying the title screen (hence the glare…and possibly the warped text). Game: DuckTales Release Date (North America): Sept. 14, 1989 Developer: Capcom Genre: Action Platformer It was a close competition between DuckTales and StarTropics, but DuckTales came out on top, so it has the, uh, honor (I guess) of being the game to kick off NES Quest (if you have no idea what I&#...

Retro Redux: The NES

Any quest to play retro Nintendo games should probably begin with the NES. It’s one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time, and it essentially revived the home console market in the United States single-handedly after the disastrous video game crash of 1983. Since I am trying to recreate (for myself and anyone who cares to read this) the era of the NES, I should probably know a little...

Retro Redux: PRESS START

Surely it’s common knowledge among Nintendo fans that, in the U.S., Nintendo revived the home console industry after the video game crash of 1983. This was possible thanks to one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time: the NES. I’ve just finished reading the book Console Wars by Blake J. Harris. It doesn’t go into much detail regarding the NES, but just reading about a sma...

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