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Mega Man 6 Retro Review

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.

DuckTales Cartoon Turns Classic NES "Moon Theme" Into a Lullaby

The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.

Destroying Video Games—Even the Bad Ones—Isn't Funny. Here's Why

The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.

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Mega Man 6 Retro Review

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.

DuckTales Cartoon Turns Classic NES "Moon Theme" Into a Lullaby

The "Moon Theme" is now an official part of Disney canon.

Destroying Video Games—Even the Bad Ones—Isn't Funny. Here's Why

The high-priced Super Mario Bros. auction offers a reminder to treat all video games with respect.

Mint Sealed Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for More Than $100,000 at Auction

A world record price for one of the most famous video games of all time.

This is What Zelda and Doom Look Like When Mashed Together in a Mod

When a game about an elf boy and another game about rampaging hellspawn love each other very much...

Zelda 2 and Blaster Master Are the Two NES Games on the Switch This Month, but Another Is Japan-Only

The "weird" Zelda game and an NES classic are coming to the Switch.

Legend of Zelda Hack Uncovers Creepy Hidden Minus World

Visit eerie Minus Hyrule, where Octorocks moonwalk and graves stretch as far as the eye can see.

For Super Mario Bros 3's 30th Anniversary, Let's Look Back on This Mario Fanfiction I Wrote When I Was 10

Brought to you by a Mac Plus, ClarisWorks, and no idea how paragraphs are supposed to work.

Only '80s Kids Remember: Breaking Into Houses to Get an NES Fix

The Reagan administration's "Just Say No" campaign left out one particularly powerful drug.

Nintendo Switch Online: The NES Games You Need to Play, and the Ones You Can Safely Ignore

You get a mess of NES games with your Nintendo Online subscription, but not all of them are worth your time.

Nintendo's Wireless NES Controllers for Switch are Exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online Subscribers

As part of the Nintendo Switch Online's Special Offers program.

Ducktales NES Moon Theme Gets Tribute in New Ducktales Cartoon Season Finale

A beloved bit of game music crosses time, space, and mediums.

The Famicom Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary: The Console That Changed Gaming Forever

The Famicom (and the NES that followed) was a game-changer. Take it from someone who was there.

NES Classic Review

Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.

Would You Pay $129 to Play NES Duck Hunt on Your New TV?

A Kickstarter campaign wants to give you reason to drag your Zapper out of storage.

Here's an NES playing Super Mario World for the SNES.

The NES is Mario's world now.

The NES Golf Game Hidden on Every Nintendo Switch Could be a Tribute to Satoru Iwata

The late Nintendo President has a presence on all Nintendo Switch consoles.

NES Classic Edition F.A.Q.: UPDATE: New Stock Coming in 2018! Everything You Need to Know About Nintendo's NES Mini

Fully updated! Your questions about Nintendo's new mini-console — answered!

Sympathy for the Vampire: Castlevania II Is Way Better Than People Give It Credit For

STARTING SCREEN | Happy 30th anniversary, Castlevania II: Simon's Quest! You're not a perfect game, but you're a damn ambitious one.

Metroid Game By Game Reviews: Metroid

Nintendo's classic sci-fi adventure can be a tough sell today, but it redefined action games.

Konami's NES Box Art: So Good, So Bad

Konami deserves to be singled out in the grand, ongoing discussion about video game box art -- though not always for the best reasons.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Let's Celebrate Good NES Box Art for a Change

Sometimes this stuff was really, really cool.

Only '90s Kids Want to Remember: Game Genie's "Thank You Canada" Ad

Totally an innocent "Thank You" note and not engineered to tempt US buyers into crossing the border. Scout's honor!

Authorities Bust Attempt to Smuggle Spiders in Famicom Cartridges

Sign my petition to turn the national anthem into a single sustained scream.

Starting Screen | All I Want in Life is an Authentic NES Controller

STARTING SCREEN | Sometimes a real controller can make all the difference. Plus: Hail to the Hungry Crab, 7th Saga, and a new addition to the USgamer team!

Retro Game Fans Get Riled Up by the Twitter Poll from Hell

You need to make a choice. What's it gonna be, kid?

The SNES Classic Won't Get Nearly as Much Hype as the NES Classic

OPINION: The SNES Classic (assuming it's a thing) is meant to capture a time in gaming history that was much more divided than the NES era.

Nadia's Midboss Musings: Learning About Capitalism the Bart Simpson Way

To love video games as a child was to quickly discover that some game-makers weren't obligated to offer you a fun experience for your cash.

Is Storage Wars' "Huge Game Find" Really Worth $45,000? Probably Not

Bargain hunter Rene Nezhoda allegedly made a lot of money off old Atari games on Storage Wars. Get ready for an excited phone call from your grandmother.

"Nuts for Nintendo" 20/20 Video from the '80s Proves the More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

"Chip shortages?" Still got 'em. "Games make kids violent?" Check. "Japan will eat American industry alive?" Well ... that remained in the past, thankfully.

Let's Play, '90s Style: YouTuber Uploads Footage of Himself Playing Chip 'N Dale's Rescue Rangers for NES

With the Disney Afternoon collection around the corner, one YouTuber decided to upload camcorder footage of himself playing Chip 'n Dale. Hot tips and tricks within!

Rough Entry: My First Zelda Game Was Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II has problems, but it should also be praised for showing us a side of Hyrule we usually don't get to see.

The NES Mega Man Games Are on Mobile, and They're Six Kinds of Awful

Mega Man's classic adventures suffer in six sloppy mobile ports.

USgamer Community Question: What's the Best Game-Related Deal You Ever Found?

The USGamer team dishes on their most successful bargains for games and systems!

Thanksgiving is Over as Retronauts Explores Terrible Games of The ’80s

A look at the dicey boom-era games of ’80s Japan and the vanished studios that made them.

As Nintendo Wii Turns 10, So Too Do Retronauts' Complaints About Virtual Console

A decade of lamentations for a potentially brilliant service that never quite lived up to its promise.

The NES Classic Was Always Going to be a Hit

It's not just artificial shortages driving demand for Nintendo's little collector's item.

NES Classic Edition Guide: Details, Game Cheats, Tips, and More

Everything you need to know about the NES Classic Edition and its games.

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