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Virtual Console Monday – Harvest Moon and Lords Of Thunder

Two cult classics get a Virtual Console release this week: Harvest Moon – SNES – 1997 – 800 Wii Points You bought the farm, so now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and try living off the fat of the land. Your challenge is to dig in and build your life as a farmer from the ground up. How you manage will determine the outcome, but remember: You always reap what you sow. Lord...

CNET agrees with Infendo – SNES best console

Don Reisinger of CNET blogged about the best console ever and he picked the SNES.  This concurs with Infendo’s recent poll on a similar subject, where our faithful readers chose it above all other Nintendo consoles.  Big difference with his post, though, is that he claims it to be superior over all consoles. You picked SNES above other Nintendo systems, but do you think it deserves to be c...

The WiiWare folder: King Arthur’s World

While driving amongst the frozen snowbanks of Massachusetts today, I had an epiphany. Or a revelation. Or something. Basically, I wanted to play a new, updated, wonderfully 2-D version of Jaleco’s Super Nintendo maserpiece King Arthur’s World on either the Wii or the DS. Since I’m a sucker for video games (Nintendo in particular), I figured this could be the beginning of a series...

Retro Profile: Super R-Type (SNES)

The R-Type series is regarded by many as one of the biggest icons of the 2D Shooter. In 1991, developer Irem created Super R-Type to go alongside the launch of the Super Nintendo. It proved to be a fairly successful game, since it was basically the home console port of R-Type II. Personally, I’m a bigger fan of the Gradius series, but Super R-Type will always have a special place in my heart.

Retro Profile: Flashback (SNES)

Upon seeing Flashback for the first time, I remember being shocked that the Super NES, or any 16-bit system was capable of producing a game of this caliber. Being a game that originated on PC and later ported to a good number of home consoles, all of the fluid gameplay still stayed intact. For me, I think the most impressive thing about this game was the inclusion of CG cut-scenes to help move the...

Retro Profile: Kirby Super Star (SNES)

Kirby sucks—enemies, that is. That’s something that made the series so unique to me ever since playing Kirby’s Dreamland on the Game Boy. Well, Kirby Super Star is by far, one of my most favorite SNES games. I remember being surprised at the opening scene when you first turn the game on. It shows a 3D-rendered Kirby moving quickly across a grass field. After seeing that, I knew that I...

Nintendo Spotting: Chrono cosplay edition

No, that’s definitely not a Big Daddy. He is, however, also from another great game you might have heard of.

The Blue Ocean is deep

I worry this morning that the table has been set for a repeat of the early 1990’s. The industry is healthy, with two of the three console makers selling their wares briskly, and the slow trickle of software that was the first six months of the “next generation” is set to increase as we head into and out of the summer doldrums. Well, it’s set to increase in the Nintendo corn...

Mother 3 music soothes the soul

Any Mother 3 fans out there? Word on the street there are plenty, as well as plenty of angst about the fat that this game has not been localized for the North American audience. Sacrilege, some say, if they know what the word sacrilege means. If not, they probably say poopsky. Today however, in what could be seen as both throwing fans a bone and rubbing salt in their wounds at the same exact time,...