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Best Top Digger Truck Kids Games For iPad & iPhone

October 16, 2012 – 10:44 am | Comments Off

There are a couple of great truck games on the iPad you might enjoy for your kids that I wanted to share. As far as construction truck and Schoolbus games for kids go, these are …

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Weekend AeroProTip: Mappyland

July 3, 2010 – 3:55 pm | One Comment

GAME> Mappyland (1988)
SOURCE> Game Player’s Strategy Guide to Nintendo Games, November 1990
Nick, I’d say you probably have a couple other problems as well, but I’m kind of an asshole.

Collector’s Clips: the back of the Metal Gear box

April 18, 2010 – 7:33 pm | 2 Comments

As hard as it is to understand Metal Gear games today, it’s nothing compared to the localization train wreck that was the first Metal Gear for NES. I’m not even going to talk about the …

Two of top paid apps on Android Market are Nintendo emulators

April 3, 2010 – 9:37 pm | 20 Comments
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Put this one down on my list of surprises: a check of the top downloaded paid apps on the Android Market, which is the Apple App Store equivalent for devices that run the Android operating …

Collector’s Clips: NES era Nintendo Power promo insert

February 16, 2010 – 12:26 am | 5 Comments

“Plug into the power,” urges this small folding insert that came out of an NES game box. Back in the 1980s, before the World Wide Web, the only feasible way for gamers to get a …

Nintendo Download – Here’s that Princess Tomato game you forgot about

February 8, 2010 – 2:07 pm | 4 Comments

You’d think a game as classically ridic as Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom would be more of an internet meme by now. People would be putting game quotes on kitten photos, knitting Princess Tomato …

Collector’s Clips: The Magic of Scheherazade travel map

February 2, 2010 – 9:15 pm | One Comment

Years ago, I played The Magic of Scheherazade just because it was there. I discovered this obscure Culture Brain RPG on the shelf at my parents’ video store, took it home, and was amazed. This …

Collector’s clips: the back of the Gyruss box

January 17, 2010 – 7:42 pm |

I have a handful of NES games I’ve collected over the years beyond the three Castlevania games. Let’s see… there’s Chip N Dale Rescue Rangers, Gyruss, The Immortal, Legacy of the Wizard, The Magic of …

Weekend AeroProTip: Little Nemo the Dream Master

December 12, 2009 – 9:56 pm |
Weekend AeroProTip: Little Nemo the Dream Master

GAME> Little Nemo: The Dream Master (1990)
SOURCE> Disney Adventures, April 1991
Here’s a twenty year old tip for a hundred year old character. Even today, animals will still do anything for candy.

Weekend AeroProTip: Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team

October 24, 2009 – 11:01 pm |

GAME> Battletoads & Double Dragon: The Ultimate Team (1993)
SOURCE> Nintendo Power #57, February 1994
The code so nice you have to enter it twice.

Weekend AeroProTip: Pinball

September 26, 2009 – 10:17 pm |

GAME> Pinball (1985)
SOURCE> Pinball-e trading card, 2002
Even in Pinball, Mario can’t get a break from chivalry.

Nintendo Download Monday – Astonishing Hot-Blood edition

September 14, 2009 – 8:41 pm |
Nintendo Download Monday – Astonishing Hot-Blood edition

It’s a big week for new Nintendo downloads, with two DSiWare offerings, three WiiWare games, and one NES VC release.
Available now on WiiWare is the umpteenth Texes Hold’Em game, this time with Mii importability and …

Dude, Where’s My Muscle Memory?

July 28, 2009 – 9:37 am | 12 Comments

I’ve been noticing a change in myself lately as I progress through my thirties: I seem to be losing my muscle memory. Muscle memory is what allows you to go back to a game you’ve …

Nintendo NES Game Cartridge Necklaces, cufflinks… where to begin?

July 25, 2009 – 2:17 pm | 5 Comments

A shop on Etsy called The Clay Collector is making tiny clay NES cartridges, complete with the label of your choice (custom is OK), that you can wear either in a cufflink or necklace format. …

Weekend Gaming Score: The Motherlode in 30 Minutes

June 28, 2009 – 4:15 pm | 8 Comments
Weekend Gaming Score: The Motherlode in 30 Minutes

I went to a flea market today, and came back with a number of great deals, which I really didn’t expect. I’ve got games here for NES, Super NES, Sega Genesis, Windows (that was an …

Weekend Gaming Score: A TKO from Tokyo

May 23, 2009 – 6:53 pm | 5 Comments
Weekend Gaming Score: A TKO from Tokyo

It would be hard not to be disappointed with this weekend’s take when last weekend’s was so incredible. That said, I now have excellent cartridge-only copies of Contra and Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! for NES. Both …

Komodo Wants You To Find Your Old School Nintendo Controllers

May 15, 2009 – 12:44 pm | 8 Comments

In all of my gaming years, I have never owned an N64 console, but I have heard from many gamers that feel it had one of the greatest controllers ever.  Gamers felt that the shape …