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Next 33 1/3 volume to analyze Super Mario Bros' soundtrack

Publisher Bloomsbury announced that the next volume in its 33 1/3 book series will focus on Koji Kondo's iconic soundtrack for Nintendo's landmark 1985 platformer Super Mario Bros. Launched in 2003, the 33 1/3 series provides critical analysis of historically significant music albums, with past ...

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Introducing the Analogue Nt, a $500 1080p NES

You say you want to play some classic retro games, but you want to do so in the most modern, fiscally irresponsible way possible? Analogue Interactive has just the thing. According to its lengthy, almost fetishistic feature list, the Analogue Nt is crafted from a single block of "6061 aluminum,"...

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Video: An impressively unimpressive completion of Super Mario Bros.

YouTube user NotEntirelySure has achieved the lowest possible score in a beginning-to-end, warp-assisted playthrough of Nintendo's 8-bit Super Mario Bros, finishing the game with an impressively unimpressive 500 points. The recent run beats NotEntirelySure's previous anti-record of 600 points....

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NES World Championship cart auction ignites sales rush

Last week a tremendously rare Nintendo World Championship cartridge appeared on eBay, immediately sparking a bidding frenzy. Despite its torn label and crude ink scrawl reading "Mario," the auction has now ended at a top bid of $99,902. While that number is impressive, you should always view any...

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One video, three hours, every NES title screen

Draw the curtains, smash your phone and tell your boss that you've contracted ebola, because thanks to YouTube user "NicksplosionFX," you're going to spend the next three hours reliving the games of the late 80s and early 90s via pixelated title screen montage....

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1 of the 116 copies of Nintendo World Championship is up on eBay

A copy of rarest-of-the-rare NES game Nintendo World Championship is going for sale on eBay, and despite it having a ripped label and "Mario" written on it in ballpoint pen, the current highest bid is a whopping $5,500. That's because the cartridge is one of only 116 made for the 1990 nationwide NE...

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Mighty Bomb Jack leaps to Wii U Virtual Console this week

An unexpected blast from the past hits the Wii U Virtual Console on Thursday in the form of NES cult classic Mighty Bomb Jack. Originally based on an arcade game of the same title, Mighty Bomb Jack is a relatively standard NES-era platformer. The game's protagonist uses the titular bombs as his ...

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Final Fantasy 7 unofficial NES port restored, improved by modders

ROM hackers have overhauled an unofficial 8-bit version of Square Enix's Final Fantasy 7, turning what was once a barely-playable bootleg into a demake that's surprisingly faithful to its source material. Released as an unlicensed Famicom cartridge in China, Shenzhen Nanjing's unsanctioned port ...

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Yoshi's Cookie being yanked from Wii's Virtual Console this week

Nintendo's 1993 NES puzzler Yoshi's Cookie will be delisted from the Wii's Virtual Console service on October 18, after which it will no longer be available for purchase or redownload. Though it stars Nintendo's franchise characters, Yoshi's Cookie was developed by Bullet Proof Software, the stu...

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Travel to the Nebula of NES Games in this handy chart

Who wants to sift through a spreadsheet or massive lists of text? This is the 21st century, and as such we expect information to be presented to us in an entertaining and stylish manner. Enter: Pop Chart Lab's NES Nebula piece, which presents over 700 NES releases spanning 1984 to 1993. Super Ma...

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