The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Didn't like the story for Metroid: Other M? Here's something a little wilder.
From the Game Boy to the Nintendo Switch, this is the best (and worst) Super Robot Wars has to offer.
Say, I know a gal who's available to help with the script. Her name rhymes with Nadia Ploxford.
Flush Lego Mario down your toilet to send him to the Minus World.
What a perfect night to pay tribute to Castlevania games that deserve it.
Some "research" led to a company-wide obsession in 1978.
In light of the past day's events, some top players are also stepping away from Evo Online.
Nintendo Power mainly existed to sell games to kids, but to collector Stephan Reese, it represents something more.
There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.
From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.
There's a functional build, and the story of how it was put together is fascinating.
Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?
"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."
USgamer spoke with six filmmakers about their work and how it makes gaming history accessible to viewers.
Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.
Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.
Also, Moogles were originally supposed to be a throwaway race.
In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.
Mario's Uniqlo birthday suits aren't much fun compared to last year's Pokemon line.
The Hyrule Historia is slimming down.
The developer of the infamous series of inputs reportedly died yesterday.
If video games are a chaotic digital sea, narrative and endings are its lighthouses.
Bees, boats, and tennis.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | We're giving away passes to PAX East to anyone who answers this week's CQ.
When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.
Totally unbreakable. Totally insurmountable. Totally Master Lock.
Just make sure any pipes you jump down don't lead to the park's septic tanks.
Super Mario Bros. 2 is a major part of Nintendo's history, but it seems scared to dish out relevant nostalgia.
See the Nintendo plaque, $5. Touch the Nintendo plaque, $10.
Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.
If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.
You'll probably come in last at whichever game you're playing, but you'll look good while losing.
The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.
As the NES Tetris community grows, newcomers and hyper-tapping players are rising to the top.
"After working on non-graphical stuff for so long, I took a moment to reflect on what I had with the visuals. It wasn’t great."
In 1982, Kirby assisted with legal gorilla warfare.
Erdrick's violent kids are about to run rampant on your Switch.
Nintendo tried its best to make the West love RPGs, but culture—and more importantly, timing—was against the attempt.
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.
Inti Creates boss would like you to know he's not working on it.
If you can't mix Super Mario Bros. with Billy Idol, then what's the point of life?
And publisher Limited Run Games says more are on the way.
They can manipulate the big guy into the most optimal run.
To be fair, losing your girlfriend to a giant ape will make you tear your hair out.
For a gang of idiots, they were pretty smart.
Not even DMCA Royale was safe from lawyers.
Those old Star Wars games can be yours if you're that attached to them.
The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.
Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
The Angry Sun's relentless urge to burn has been replaced by a robotic drive to obliterate all living things.
What NES sprites have to teach us about the darkness in men's hearts, and more philosophy delivered in 8-bits.
A tale of two vampire hunts.
Anyone who says licensed cartoons were better in the '90s has vapor for brains.
Donkey Kong Jr. and two more games are coming to the Switch in May.
Like the Commodore 64 itself, its spirit will not easily fade.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Three new games headline this month's free NES classics.
Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.
It's been 25 years since Mega Man 6 came to North America. Nadia plays it again to see if it deserves the thumping fans and critics tend to administer.
The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.
The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.
A world record price for one of the most famous video games of all time.
Fingers crossed for Ice Climbers.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
When a game about an elf boy and another game about rampaging hellspawn love each other very much...
The "weird" Zelda game and an NES classic are coming to the Switch.
Visit eerie Minus Hyrule, where Octorocks moonwalk and graves stretch as far as the eye can see.
Brought to you by a Mac Plus, ClarisWorks, and no idea how paragraphs are supposed to work.
The Reagan administration's "Just Say No" campaign left out one particularly powerful drug.
You get a mess of NES games with your Nintendo Online subscription, but not all of them are worth your time.
It's "Save the Princess," and then some.
As part of the Nintendo Switch Online's Special Offers program.
From a horrible curse comes a symphony.
A beloved bit of game music crosses time, space, and mediums.
It's obvious! Right? Right??
The Famicom (and the NES that followed) was a game-changer. Take it from someone who was there.
Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.
A Kickstarter campaign wants to give you reason to drag your Zapper out of storage.
The late Nintendo President has a presence on all Nintendo Switch consoles.
Fully updated! Your questions about Nintendo's new mini-console — answered!
STARTING SCREEN | Happy 30th anniversary, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest! You're not a perfect game, but you're a damn ambitious one.
Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventure can be a tough sell today, but it redefined action games.
Konami deserves to be singled out in the grand, ongoing discussion about video game box art -- though not always for the best reasons.
Sometimes this stuff was really, really cool.
Totally an innocent "Thank You" note and not engineered to tempt US buyers into crossing the border. Scout's honor!
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