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The Cheapest Nintendo NES Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which […]

Review: R.C. Pro-Am – NES

Note from racketboy: With so many unique and interesting games from the past out there, I obviously don’t have time to review them all myself. This time around we have racketboy.com contributer, fastbilly1 reviewing one of his favorite Nintendo classics, R.C. Pro Am for the Nintendo Entertainment System… Introduction In 1987 Rare released what many […]

The Lost Levels: Ultimate Test of 2D Super Mario Bros Skill

My wife grew up with the original Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Bros. 3 on the NES and still enjoys playing the classics to this day. I also recently bought her New Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo DS to give her some fresh 2D Mario action. However, she routinely plays through these platforming […]

PDF: Nintendo Power #5 – Jan/Feb 1989

I’m getting back into the whole magazine thing again and this time I have number 5 of the ultimate fanboy mag, Nintendo Power. This time around, we are welcomed by a cover story of Ninja Gaiden. I hope he doesn’t kill me for pointing this out, but it looks like the Ninja from Ask A […]

The Best Undiscovered Nintendo NES Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console or you boot up an emulator for the first time (try NesterDC, for instance), you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My […]

Review: The Battle Of Olympus – NES

With so many unique and interesting games from the past out there, I obviously don’t have time to review them all myself. This time around we have racketboy.com contributer, SegaVega reviewing one of his favorite under-appreciated gems, Forgotten Worlds for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Introduction Back in the days of the NES, if a game […]

Make Your Own Wireless NES and SNES Controllers For The Wii

When the Wii (or Revolution) was announced I was so happy to hear that the standard controller would be wireless. However, once the “Retro Controller” was displayed, I was disappointed to hear that a wire was tacked on. However, we are now aware of the project to turn authentic NES and SNES controllers into wireless […]

Visual Comparison: NES, Virtual Console, and NES Clones

Within the last year, the options for playing classic Nintendo games has multiplied via the Wii’s Virtual Console and a small handful of NES clones now available. While all the options sound very nice on paper, Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica’s Opposable Thumbs has taken the initiative to actually try all the different retro Nintendo […]

FC Twin: Play NES and SNES Games On The Same Console

In the past, I’ve discussed a couple of different NES clones and how they can be an decent alternative to the dying population of original NES consoles (see Generation NEX and NeoFami). This past November, a new NES clone upped the offerings by adding SNES support in tandem with NES capabilities. That’s right, with the […]

Final Fantasy III Walkthrough

We begin our journey in a cave with our ambidexterous quadruplet orphans, unless you are playing the DS version and you have a “well thought out” party of heroes…  Head the only way you can, looting as you go, until you are met with your first boss.  The land turtle should be a fairly easy […]

Final Fantasy II Walkthrough

  You begin in a fight with four darkknights.  This fight is ofcourse a loosing battle and soon after you loose Firion will wake up in a room with two white mages.  They ofcourse state the obvious in their cliché phrases: “You are lucky to be alive” and what not.  Soon after you begin to […]

Final Fantasy I Walkthrough

We begin with the party of Light Warriors outside of the providence of Coneria.  All the towns are the same, so no reason to go to each of them (this applies throughout the game).  In the original game you did not have to go talk to the king and you could just head out on […]

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