Category Archives: NES

That time Nintendo made two different NES Super Mario Bros. 2 Games

…This happens far less today than it did 30 years ago but often, a game maker would make two or more prototypes of an upcoming game and then pick the one they like the most to focus on. Depending on … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, NES, Nintendo Wii, Retro Gaming, Serene Adventure, SNES, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Postgame Review: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

  Yeah, BOEY! Pun intended. While it is true Nintendo has alot–and I mean A LOT–of experience remaking old games (Starfox and Pokemon both come to mind), never before has Nintendo taken a game from the 8-bit NES era and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Fire Emblem, NES, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS, Retro Gaming, Review, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Legend of Zelda Series continues to defy expectations

Each game in the series follows a very simple formula: When a threat appears, a hero clad in green appears to counter it. That’s it. That’s all you need to know about The Legend of Zelda series. Actually, one other … Continue reading

Posted in Brendan Aurabolt, NES, New Nintendo 3DS, News, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, Preview, Retro Gaming, Review, RPG, Serene Adventure, The Legend of Zelda, Video Games, Wii U | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nintendo announces Fire Emblem Gaiden remake is coming to the Nintendo 3DS this Spring

…Before there was Eirika and Ephraim, there was Alm (Alum in Japan) and Celica. Before Magvel, there was Valentia. One the four new Fire Emblem titles announced in this week’s Nintendo Direct was Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Echoes … Continue reading

Posted in Brendan Aurabolt, Fire Emblem, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Preview, Retro Gaming, RPG, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retro Gaming: Sequels that outshined the originals

Here we are with the first of many posts this summer on retro games I have played. This post will focus on video game sequels that quickly made folks forget about the original game. I’ll say this now: Putting this … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, NES, PC, Retro Gaming, Sega, Sega Genesis, Serene Adventure, Simulation, SNES, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

This summer, we’re going WAY Back

I broke the news on FantasyAnime first but every week, I will highlight games I played between 1988 and 2002. That’s the same span of time I was in grade school, actually. Anyway, I have two reasons for doing this. … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, NES, News, PC, Retro Gaming, Sega, Sega Genesis, Serene Adventure, Sonic The Hedgehog, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gamestop selling Retro games and consoles once again

Click the picture to go to their website on the subject. A new window will open. For those who are interested here are the prices of the consoles, all preowned: NES (both models): $60* SNES: $60* Genesis: $35* Nintendo 64: … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Browser Games, NES, News, Retro Gaming, Sega, Serene Adventure, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Must-Haves: 3DS Part 1

…Whew. This is going to be a long one so I decided to break it into two blog posts. This list contains two games released on the 3DS this year, one of which I consider Game of The Year. Both … Continue reading

Posted in Atlus, Blog, Brendan Aurabolt, Fire Emblem, NES, Nintendo 3DS, PC, Review, RPG, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Gamestop Controversy

Note: This was originally posted On the original site and reposted on the forums. This version has been updated from the original. I figure I talk about this given how famous–or imfamous–Gamestop is on various gaming news websites and fan … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Game Boy Advance, Gamecube, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, Retro Gaming, SNES, Wii U, Xbox 360 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RPG Game Reviews: Personal Faves Part 1

Below are some quick reviews of a couple of RPGs I’ve played over the years spanning multiple game systems. In another blog I’ll talk (via You Tube video) on what a game must have to be an RPG. Don’t read … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Game Boy Advance, NES, Nintendo Wii, PC, Review, RPG, SNES, Xbox 360 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment