NES News


Nintendo Adds Three Classic 3DS Games To Selects Library

By Kevin Tucker, Jan 16, 2018 2:00pm PST

Players can now grab three of the most highly-rated 3DS games at a budget-friendly price.


"Why isn't the Ultimate Remix on Switch?! I was ready with my wallet."

- Madwacker see all 3 comments

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2D NES-Style Prototype Is Alive

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2017 11:25am PDT

Okay, not the original from Nintendo, but as a labor of love fan-made creation.


"Ow, the nostalgic part of my brain just seized. BRING IT TO MEEEEE"

- virus see all 5 comments

Shack's Arcade Corner: Spy Hunter

By Greg Burke, Jan 25, 2017 4:20pm PST

*Peter Gunn Theme plays*


"I never was very good at that game, but I really wanted to be!"

- spazzium see all 11 comments

8bBitdo Announces a Wireless NES Classic Controller

By Asif Khan, Dec 01, 2016 3:00am PST

The solution has arrived to the terribly short NES Classic Controller cables!


"It's select + down, makes sense to eliminate any accidental presses."

- skankcore see all 16 comments

NES Classic Edition gets wireless controller and extension cable from Nyko

By Daniel Perez, Nov 03, 2016 8:38am PDT

Want to play the NES Classic Edition at a comfortable distance from your screen? These accessories from Nyko will certainly help.


Shack Reels: Shack's Arcade Corner - 1942

By Shack Staff, Jul 27, 2016 4:20pm PDT

Greg talks about the top down World War II shoot'em up that started it all.


"OH SNAP! Just the sounds and music of the next game made me do a backwards jump throwing daggers ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 7 comments

'NES Classic Edition' rekindles nostalgia this November

By Steve Watts, Jul 14, 2016 5:35am PDT

Nintendo is going back to its roots with a mini-system that recalls the glory days of 8-bit.


"Whoa! This is such a cool and non-Nintendo-like thing to do! Also, a great price! I might ..."

- Gwyndion see all 69 comments

Half Steps: A History of Console Upgrades, Part 1: Famicom Disk System

By David Craddock, Apr 27, 2016 8:35am PDT

To get an idea of the pitfalls and perils littering Sony's path to PlayStation Neo, let's exhume a few half-step consoles from the gaming industry's past. First up: Nintendo's ill-fated disk drive for the Famicom.


"Rad article man, good stuff you totally got to do more I loved it, thanks for this."

- valcan_s see all 17 comments

Old Made New: The RetroN 5

By Robert Workman, Jun 20, 2014 2:00pm PDT

The RetroN 5 is just what the doctor ordered for old-school gaming fans.


"Anyone know if there exists a console like this that works with Atari 2600/7800 games? Mine old ..."

- themoltar see all 15 comments

New infinite 1UP glitch found in Super Mario Bros.

By Robert Workman, Jun 18, 2014 8:40am PDT

Nearly 30 years after its release, it appears someone has found a new glitch in the original Super Mario Bros.


"I always just kicked that turtle that spawned on the stairs in like 4-1 until I got CROWN lives."

- sammyl see all 19 comments

NES creator was 'pessimistic' about console chances

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2013 1:35pm PDT

Masayuki Uemura, the creator of the original Famicom (NES), reflects on his early impressions of building the console and how some of the pieces came together.


"#Fail. I have Gave Over on my shelf, but haven't read it. D'oh!"

- daggot see all 5 comments

Nintendo Knitting Machine prototyped during NES era

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 30, 2012 2:00pm PDT

"Now You're Knitting With Power" - Former Nintendo exec Howard Phillips reveals the Nintendo Knitting Machine peripheral for NES.


"I just want one sweater that was knitted by a NES just as a conversation starter, It would start ..."

- agentboolen see all 9 comments

Google Maps now for the NES

By John Keefer, Apr 01, 2012 8:00am PDT

OK, so it is an April Fools gag, but it is pretty well done. Enjoy the ingenuity.


"it sounds like dragon warrior music at parts. i remember those long 8bit notes from wandering ..."

- chilln see all 17 comments