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Zelda: Accept no substitutions

With exception to Zelda II, I’ve played and adored every major Zelda game. Last summer, I had the brilliant idea of trying something new that plays like Zelda. You know, sorta like Amazon’s “You might also like this” recommendation. Well someone on the internet recommended Neutopia, an old TurboGrafx 16 game (now on Virtual Console) that shamelessly ripped off Zelda. “...

Hank Chien is the New King of Kong

I’m sure you are all familiar with The King of Kong, the documentary about the fierce battle between Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchel for the coveted Donkey Kong high score. But, just recently, a new champion emerged. Hank Chien of New York, New York reached a baffling 1,061,700 points in 2 hours, 35 minutes, topping the previous 1,050,200 record set by Billy Mitchel. Chien’s score was ve...

Ten things you might not know about Super Mario Bros.

Most Infendo faithful probably already knew these fun facts about Super Mario Bros., but just in case…

Top 15 moments in SNES history

According to UGO: 15. Actraiser, Bloodpool 14. Pilotwings, Jetpack 13. NBA Jam, Super Dunk 12. Super Castlevania 4, Gold Level 11. Star Fox, Giant Face 10. Final Fight, Take that, Car 9.  Turtles in Time, Wild West 8. Super Mario Kart, Lightning Bolt 7. Chrono Trigger, Back to the Future 6. Super Mario World, Yoshi! 5. Final Fantasy II, Tellah Dies 4. Out of this World, Alien Tank 3. Super Mario ...

Solitary Castlevania Rebirth screenshot is enough

Here’s a single screenshot from the upcoming Castlevania Rebirth WiiWare title. It’s like Konami went back in time and colored my green and gray Game Boy memories.

Top 10 NES intros remembers your childhood

Bam! Kapow! has compiled their list of favorite NES intros, and I have to agree with their No. 1 pick, Ninja Gaiden. I remember cycling through the thing several times by hitting the reset button—it’s that awesome. What’s your favorite NES intro?

How I cheated Christmas with an NES in 1988

This story comes from the personal files. Given the Christmas season and its strong association with new video games for boys and girls the world over, here is one of my most memorable experiences as a video game enthusiast. Though I dabbled with an Atari 2600, I was raised on the NES. I have so many fond memories of that system because I associate with it so many good times from my childhood. Don...