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
That banana is ripe for the taking! Perhaps the trickiest and most enjoyable level (particularly when played on hard mode) PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986 Like all good sequels, Donkey Kong Jr improved on the formula of the original. In … Continue reading #183 – Donkey Kong Jr.
It’s lame that Nintendo put an image of Mario circa Mario Bros. 1, as opposed to the original Jumpman image featured below. Other than that, it’s classic black-box, baby. My favorite level. PLAYERS: 1-2 alternating PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Arcade RELEASE DATE: June 1986 I don’t know if … Continue reading #182 – Donkey Kong
At least the cover is accurate. It really is that bland. I think this screenshot is your reward for shooting all of Mario – er, Barker Bill’s kitchenware. PLAYERS: 1 PUBLISHER: Nintendo DEVELOPER: Nintendo GENRE: Zapper RELEASE DATE: August 1990 I always wanted to play more Zapper games … Continue reading #57 – Barker Bill’s Trick Shooting