THE HISTORY The NES/Famicom and its games are among the most studied and discussed pieces of gaming history today, and for good reason. The NES revived the American home console market. The Famicom was an unrivaled success in its home country of Japan. The console influenced millions of lives and created millions of … Continue reading Famicom Reviews: The Future is Yesterday
Today – finally – my book, The NES Compendium, is available to back via Kickstarter. Check it out here. This book is not just the blog regurgitated onto paper. All 754 reviews currently on questicle.net have been edited, revised, and in some cases, completely rewritten. Additional screenshots and box art will be … Continue reading The NES Compendium is now on Kickstarter!
Hey, remember that book I promised about two years ago? The one that would feature all my NES reviews, edited and revised? It’s finally, FINALLY, almost here. Within the next week, I will be unveiling The NES Compendium in full. Would you like to see the cover? Here you goooooooo! Two years ago, … Continue reading The NES Compendium is Nearly Here
My quest to review every NES game might have ended, but my love affair with Nintendo rages onward, for better (Yoshi’s Wooly World!) and for worse (Amiibo Festival???). It is said love affair that has forced me into a podcast relationship with two other like-minded gents, Sam (@thepixel_dude) and Sven (@RetroRedemption). On the … Continue reading Hey, I’m a co-host on a Nintendo Podcast
My first encounter with the NES came at the age of four. My parents and I had just moved into a “new” house – new to us, but in its current state, a ramshackle fixer-upper. I was frightened by the house’s dilapidated appearance, particularly my room which was one of the scariest in the … Continue reading Happy 30th Birthday, NES
UPDATE: 09/14/2015 The goal remains: get the NES Compendium out by the end of 2015/early 2016. By 11/2015, you will (hopefully) see what the book looks like, inside and out. The NES’ 30th anniversary is 10/18/85 and I’d like to commemorate the day, particularly as I missed Mario’s 30th anniversary. Thinking about a … Continue reading Updates for The NES Compendium
Greetings, players! It is I, your friendly Dungeon Master, otherwise known as Matthew. I remain locked away within the depths of Questicle’s own Temple of Elemental Evil, but have no fear! For soon the ancient and eldrich magicks needed to escape and enact my vengeance shall be at hand! And then we’ll see just … Continue reading Lost in the Minus World – Review # -3: AD&D: Dragons of Flame
Hello again, Nintendo fanbodies! MC here, still locked inside Dylan’s panic room. Still eating Snickers bars for sustenance. Still wondering what the upside was to take on this gig in the first place… But enough of my problems – today should be celebrated as a momentous occasion! It’s Questicle.net’s first foray into the … Continue reading Lost in the Minus World – Review # -2: Zooming Secretary
Hello, NESQuesters! I’m Matthew Conway, writer of various internet blog-things of no consequence and full-time Retro Gaming Rain Man. I’m here because the proprietor of this fine website asked me to pen a few guest articles for him while he’s busy doing other things. I’ll never forget when I got the call from Mr. Cornelius. Our … Continue reading Lost in the Minus World – Review # -1: Titanic
Hey everyone, Dylan here with a brief update. While the NES Compendium is being sorted out, I thought I’d keep Questicle.net going with some guest posts from retro gamers I trust and respect. First up, we have Tom Badguy from VTW Productions. Tom and I have been Internet buds for a couple … Continue reading What Were the Best Selling NES Games?
Yes, the post title is accurate: a book based on Questicle.net is in pre-production, tentatively titled “The NES Compendium.” The book will focus on revised reviews (all 754 of them), more screenshots, yearly overviews of the NES from 1985-1994, and…? If you were to purchase a book that chronicled the NES in … Continue reading The NES Book is Coming and I Need Your Help
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 … Continue reading The Quest to Review Every NES Game has been Completed