Archive for the ‘ NES ’ Category

I’ve completely forgot to write about Dragon Quest VI when It’s came out. I’ve written about Dragon quest VIII  probably the best available dragon quest (and rpg in general) on tablet, we talked about Dragon quest I & II which are both great game and Dragon quest III is on the way (released in japan not elsewere)

The fourth installment of dragon quest, Dragon quest IV: Chapter of the chosen, is very different from other dragon quest in the way the story is structured. You play different chapter to learn about the story of each of your characters until chapter 5, which is basically 80% of the game, where (spoiler alert) you reunite with all of them. Another welcoming addition the introduction of the wagon. Everything else the game is pretty similar to the others except that you can’t change classes like in DQ III.

If you don’t want to be spoiled, go buy it and play it immediately on itune, Google play, Nintendo DS or on the old school nes. If you don’t mind move along.

The first chapter is the shortest Ragnar a fighter who need to investigate the missing children for the king and they go on to find the chosen one.
The second Chapter is about a rebel princess named Alena that want to prove her strength. The third chapter is with Tonerko, a merchant that wants to build is own shop. The fourth chapter is with two sisters, Meena and Maya, that seeking revenge for the death of their father. The final chapter (in the original game) is with the chosen hero who will travel the world to find the characters from the previous chapters and legendary gear to defeat the evil Psaro.

The recent remake of the game include a sixth chapter, where you discover more of the story of Psaro & Rose and who the bad guy really is. You can to be able to have Psaro join you to fight that new bad guy (I don’t want to spoil you to much). Note that Psaro is freakingly OP compare to the other characters, only the hero seems to be not so bad compare to him.

Note: since it’s an old school RPG, expect a lot of random encounter, if you’re playing a recent version they are tuned down a bit but still annoying.

Related news:

Dragon Quest IV (pocketGamer)

Dragon Quest IV: Review (TouchArcade)

Zelda & Link caught my attention this week. Remember Zelda: Adventure of Link in 3d, this time it’s someone who made a fan game base on the style of play of second installment of Zelda instead of having a different take on the same game. The other article is an unlikely crossover that will probably interest you, keep on reading you’ll understand .

Legend Of Zelda: The Last Oracle

Zelda is know for it’s distinct style either the 3D third person format from Ocarina or the top down perspective 2D format from the initial game. But that leave Zelda II: Adventure of Link as the odd ball of the series that tried to bring Zelda has a platformer in a time where platformer was the thing. A fan decided to revive that era by creating a game inspired by that style and gave birth to Legend of Zelda: the last oracle.


The game is in development but you can see it’s really have a nice polish to hit bringing the old style with more modern artwork.


Legend Of Zelda: The Last Oracle – A fan made tribute game in progress. (indieretronews)

Epona USA : Daytona USA +Link = unusual marriage of awesome

For those who played Daytona USA on the Saturn you probably remember the famous Horse mode, Link and Epona taking to the track for a day at the races. Oh, and Link is not going after other racer he’s going against stock cars. You can shoot the stock cars in front of you. Check the video you’ll get a good idea of what I’m talking about.


It’s a crossover you never knew you wanted (retrogamer)

Pier Solar

if you miss those old school 16-bit era RPG, Lufia and the one alike, well Pier Solar is a game for you.
The game is available on Playstation 3 & 4, steam and the ouya. If PC is your thing the game is available on Linux, window or Mac too. If you want to get an idea of the games visual and music check out this promotional trailer:


Pier Solar and the great Architects (indiegames)


8 Bits Fun

Oh 8 bit is more of your thing. Fear not the recent NES JAM gave birth to a dozen of nice 8-bit gem (and other not that much of a gem)

Super Cell Dungeon

One of the notable entry is Super Cell Dungeon, Super Cell Dungeon developed by a multi-talented team and a recent #NESJAM entry, is a NES inspired clone of Super Crate Box that can be played in a two player team.

Lognes Island

A actually really nice teaser of a game a developer is thinking about doing. You play a mega man like character lost on an island. You have to search the island for power up like a blaster and double jump. Once you found the boss for the first level the teaser is done. Check the dev on twitter and ask him to do more.

Gracie & Mike – Interstellar Mercenary Exterminators

A Co-op Contra but in split screen is probably the best way to describe this game. You can only play 2 players or 1 player control 2 players. The game can be played on xbox and ps3 controllers or with the keyboard.


This one is kind of weird there a bunch of guy hitting you but you don’t seem to lose health. You can hit them with Z and they get thrown into the sky with a single punch.


NESJAM – Lots of great games in a NES flavour

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Archeomania  – A Tetris look alike where you save the princess

Another nice puzzle game in 8-bit greatly inspired by Tetris. You get the bloc similar to Tetris but instead of pilling them to make more point when you clear them out, you need to clear the line to save the green girl. Once you clear all the line under her you save her, they’re spike that slowly move toward you, if they manage to hit the princess before you clear all the block under her, she done and it’s game over for you.

Archeomania Tetris


Brilliant Tetris Plus inspired ZX Spectrum remake (indieretronews)

Final Fantasy VI


Final Fantasy VI as probably some of the best music of the series (Final Fantasy VII is pretty Rad too) and has given countless beautiful interpretation. The opera scene sure come to mind has one of the iconic scene and music of the series.

Back in June, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performed a symphonic poem arranged from the game’s music, entitled Born With The Gift Of Magic. It’s pretty amazing and the performance is available on their website.


Born With The Gift Of Magic by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Watch Final Fantasy VI: Symphonic Poem Now!


Dragon quest I & Dragon quest II

Yes both of these originals games are out, while not has carefully done like Dragon Quest VIII . They stand has the beginning of the series, DQI is probably the first major RPG out on NES (in Japan) and DQII was the first with multi-member party, not just a lone hero try to find is way.

Dragon quest I

Dragon quest I

Contrary to popular lore, Dragon Quest was not the actual first JRPG. But it certainly the first major one. Yuji Horii wanted to simplify the complex systems found in RPG to make it easier and more playable on the NES limited input compare to PC RPG likeWizardry and Ultima. However, he wanted to still offer the player the satisfying feeling of following the narrative of a character who take on a journey to make the world a better place and becomes stronger in the process.

If you don’t know Dragon quest I what is you might be a little surprise with all the hype it gets for what it is compare to modern game you can get today. However, it you want to nostalgic feeling of the NES and educate yourself about a game that started a whole genre itself 25 year ago (yeah it’s that old) you should definitely give it a try.

Dragon quest II

Dragon quest II

Dragon Quest II is probably the game I had a hard time with when I was young. I’ve played it after DQI and Final fantasy so I was not stranger to RPG, but my god that game have too much stuff that you have to just guess and search everywhere for no (insert swear word here) reason. Don’t get me wrong I loved and still love the game but if I replay it, it will be with the walkthrough besides it. Most of my frustration come from finding the mirror of Ra (it’s hidden in a (more swearing)swamp) and find the crest which usually you have not much clue about where they were. However, Dragon quest should be look at what it is, a game perfect for your nostalgic or to get a sense from where all the game come from, it’s definitely a game worth playing (with the walkthrough).

Related :

Dragon Quest I Review

Dragon Quest II Review

Coming tonight Dragon Quest I

Coming tonight Dragon Quest II

A bit of “Nestalgia”

I’m having a bit of nostalgia right now with that video of all nes games screen, my god most of the time the sound is awful but I just love when it hit a game I know / played. Note it’s all in alphabetical order and it almost 3hr.

Notable one Castlevania at 0:22:38, Dragon Warrior/Quest 0:40:25, Final Fantasy 0:49:04, Legend of Zelda 1:22:45,Mega man 1:30:01, Metroid 1:32:00 and our favorite plumber at 2:19:55)

I never realized that they were so many baseball game…

Related : Every nes game title screen in one Youtube video

I found something pretty neat awhile ago, I might already posted it but I’m posting it anyway.

If you’re fan of game in general you probably the gaming icon of Nintendo, Mario. A video series called THE FOUR PLAYERS take some familiar gaming icons in a bold new way. Here, THE FIXER decides he can’t let things stay broken any longer.

Here, THE ADDICT receives a reminder from his past that forces him to rethink his present.

Like our friend at KillScreenDaily say, These are not guys you’d want to run into in a back alley. But it really cool, fun (and dark) take on a old franchise.

Related :

After Contrat another 8-bit Nintendo classic is coming to mobile, the Double Dragon Franchise is back with 3 time the fun.

Yes it’s back and the package will include three full games: the original Double Dragon, Double Dragon 2: The Revenge, and Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone.

I remember having a lot of fun with this game playing coop with friends. Luckily, there is a coop mode via Bluetooth, you’ll be able to grab a friend and help Billy and Jimmy beat the hell out of the turf of the Black Warriors gang again.

Here a Old screenshot from the NES version:


Double Dragon Trilogy is set to release by the end of the year. Meanwhile I can’t wait for a remake of Battletoads & Double Dragon


Touch Arcade : Double Dragon trilogy Review.

Bonus:A trailer from the Abysmal spinoff movie “Double Dragon

If you’re like me and like your good old nes game, this game is definitely a must try. It’s a mix of mario and portal and the result is amazing.

You can download it here.

Related : Super Mario Crossover

I was feeling old school and I decided to bring out my old nes and play a game that really loved then Destiny of an Emperor.

Destiny of an Emperor is old NES RPG game (made in 1989) that is based on the Romance of three kingdoms novel.


It’s not the actual story of the Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel since you control Liu Bei and is general and you can actually take down the Wu and wei Kingdom.


So for you fan of Clash of Kingdom and Three kingdom online, I think you will love that game. You will see all the good old general from the Three kingdom Area.


I don’t know if I’m going to write about it but if you want to check some walkthrough you can check lord Yuan Shu site for there review and walkthrough of the game :

Lord yuan shu site:

You can find the game and walkthrough on Kongming site:

I came across a make over of the super mario bros game a while ago, it’s call super mario crossover from Exploding Rabbit.

You probably already founded it but if you don`t you should try it here. I must tell you that it’s really hard to play on a keyboard. I really need to found my gamepad somewhere.

My favorite character so far is simon with is double jump and is axe that destroy bricks. Mario look really boring compare to the other caracter … 😛

For those who had tried which character is your favorite ?