Tag Archives: NES

MONG Podcast 153 | Game of the Year

Join the podcast crew of Myles Farrington, Adam Leonard and Chris Cobb as they mull and converse over the most topical of news. They touch on the stories of Phantom Dust breathing again, Square Enix tackling the Avengers, Final Fantasy XV sentai rangers and so much more. They cover it all! Don’t forget the always hilarious, or relatively deep, Thought from Nowhere! Welcome to the MONG podcast, enjoy! Continue reading MONG Podcast 153 | Game of the Year

Retro Grade: Mega Man 2

A Mighty Reminder

The Mega Man series has long held a reputation for a perfect blend of incredible level design, diverse arsenal of weapons, and challenging platforming and combat. As Capcom let the franchise wither on the vine, creator Keiji Inafune took matters into his own hands with the inarguably terrible Mighty No. 9. After spending a weekend with Mega Man 2, the most fondly remembered of the original NES series of games, I fully comprehend the extent of the injustice that Mighty No. 9 did to the Blue Bomber and am reminded of what true gameplay supremacy looks like.

Continue reading Retro Grade: Mega Man 2

Nintendo confirms NES Classic Edition has several display modes, instant saves

Today, Nintendo of Canada Communications Manager Julie Gagnon revealed on a French-language radio interview that the upcoming NES Classic Edition will have multiple display modes and instant saves. Continue reading Nintendo confirms NES Classic Edition has several display modes, instant saves

Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore

Super Mario 64 is one of my favorite video games ever. I remember getting my Nintendo 64 a few months after the system was first released and it was my first game. I loved Mario games before that, especially Super Mario World, but Mario 64 blew my mind. The freedom from running around in three dimensions, all the moves Mario could do, the clear blue water. Holy crap, the water looked good! I remember that feeling so well. The joy from a brand new Mario game. Whenever a new Mario game was coming out, it meant something new and innovative was coming. Something that would push the industry into new territory. Whether it was analog control, multiple playable characters with different abilities, or a non-linear world, Mario furthered the industry through design. So it makes me sad that Super Mario 64 was the last time I was truly blown away by a Mario game. Continue reading Mario Doesn’t Try Anymore

Retro-Grade: The Legend of Zelda (NES)


There is a short list of video games that can be considered timeless classics. Games like Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man endure in the hearts of gamers who played them as young, bright eyed children. But do these games really deserve such lofty labels? Continue reading Retro-Grade: The Legend of Zelda (NES)