The Quest to Review Every NES Game has been Completed

 

To those who have stumbled onto this antiquated blog – strangers in a strange land – welcome. Let me tell you what Questicle.net is all about.

 

For about 3 1/2 years – July 2010 to March 2014, give or take a couple months off – I, Dylan Cornelius, reviewed every North American NES game in alphabetical order. In my List of NES Games, you will find reviews for all 754 NES games – from 10 Yard Fight to Mega Man 2 to Zombie Nation. You will not find (many) reviews of European or Japanese games, though there are a few scattered about.

 

My NES reviews are not your typical “graphics, sound, controls, gameplay” focus, though I do talk about those features at times. Rather, they are abrupt, strange, nonsensical. I took a different approach to game reviews because I found the standard way conventional and boring.

 

These reviews are very personal, sometimes visceral, responses to old Nintendo games. They are not for everyone. If you just want to know if a game is good or bad, you should probably use GameFAQS or some other random reviews site. If you want to explore the curious thoughts of a lifelong gamer who grew up with the NES, but never explored the system’s depths, Questicle might be for you.

 

My new vainglorious gaming quest involves tackling all of Sega’s console libraries, beginning with the SG-1000 and ending with the Dreamcast at SegaDoes.com. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you there.

 

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  • You my friend deserve a very good and long vacations, thanks to your reviews I have purchased more NES games than the ones from this past two generations, sincerely thanks from Mexico.

    • DylanCornelius

      That's awesome, bro! Glad to hear it.

  • Enjoyed taking this trip down memory lane with you. Having grown up and played a LOT of these titles over the years with my buddies, it is always fun to relive some of those moments and see how certain games resonated with someone completely different in a different gaming era as well. 🙂 Glad our sites found one another early on in the process! 🙂

    • DylanCornelius

      Hey chalgyr, always a pleasure to read your comments and read your own articles as well. I'm a terrible lurker on your site, don't always comment, but enjoy what I read. Thanks for sticking with me all these years!

  • Some anonymous guy

    I like this place a lot. Reading a lot of GameFAQs reviews, I came to the conclusion that I didn't really like the conventional game reviews the site has. I read from time to time but I get annoyed when I read stuff that is poorly written.

    What I like the most of your blog is how every review feels different from the other ones. I get confused by your writing sometimes (probably because I'm not a native english speaker) but if something makes me scratch my head, I go out there and browse around for words that I don't understand. Makes me learn more too!

    I appreciate how you stuck to this place for more than three years and never gave up. That's something you don't see often.

    Thank you for all the reviews you wrote. It's been great reading material and I've had great laughs with some (F-15 City War, the made-up story cracked me up for days). Cheers!

    • DylanCornelius

      Thank you, some anonymous guy. Your kind words touch my heart. Cheers to you!

  • Just wanted to congratulate you on finishing your quest! Very impressive to see someone actually do it. Best of luck to you tackling the Sega archives!

    • DylanCornelius

      Thanks JMan!

  • Can't stand NES :S

  • elbitxo

    Great job, your reviews helped me discover some new games and point out some good ones to add to my collection. I hope after well deserved vacations you will consider reviewing also europeand and especially japanese releases.

  • Do you plan to review 21st century NES cart releases such as “Battle Kid” and “Action 53 Vol. 1: STREEMERZ”?

    • DylanCornelius

      Anything's possible…