NEStalgia

NEStalgia

By Michael Esposito
NEStalgia is a chronological exploration of EVERY NES game released in North America. Join us and play along on our journey to EVERY Nintendo Entertainment System game.
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127 - MICKEY MOUSECAPADE
One of Mickey's friends is in trouble, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse are on a rescue mission! Mickey Mousecapade is an action platform game. In order to reach your goal (and find out which of Mickey's friends is in trouble), you'll need to jump and climb your way through various levels which take place in different locations (including a fun house, a treacherous sea side, a pirate ship, and a castle). SHOW NOTES Mickey Mousecapade NES LongPlay Famicom Version IGN rates it 89th Best NES Game Hidden Mickey on the cart Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse or Garfield or Ghostbusters?
46:14
July 10, 2020
126 - MAGMAX
An alien menace has attacked the worlds of civilization and laid waste to their planets. However before the being conquered, a group of scientists has managed to create one last weapon and hidden it underground. The name of the weapon is Mag Max and only it might be able to defeat the alien invaders. Mag Max however is incomplete and for security reasons, his component parts are scattered across the land. Through their collection, Mag Max's strength increases. SHOW NOTES MagMax Longplay Arcade Archives Port LUFTRAUSERS
40:16
July 3, 2020
125 - JOUST
Climb into a suit of armor and grab your lance--you're entering the medieval world of JOUST! Fly your faithful ostrich steed into battle against the fearless Buzzard Riders. But hold on tight--they'll knock you off your bird if they can! SHOW NOTES Joust NES Longplay The Making of Joust Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest Cancelled Joust N64 Game Joust Movie Details
39:17
June 26, 2020
124 - GHOSTBUSTERS
Catch those ghosts, and confront the ominous Marshmallow Man. Use your Laser Stream Throwers, ectomobiles and lots of other ghost-catching gear. So come on. Show 'em how they do it downtown.  SHOW NOTES Developer Interviewer Japanese Ending to Ghostbusters Ghostbusters NES Longplay THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS - Arcade 1987 Extreme Ghostbusters Ghostbusters - 2009 360/PS3 Ghostbusters - 2016 PS4/XBONE
1:03:00
June 19, 2020
123 - DONKEY KONG CLASSICS
In DONKEY KONG you’ll duck barrel bombs and flaming fireballs as you help Mario save his girlfriend Pauline from the clutches of Donkey Kong. In DONKEY KONG JR., you’ll join forces with these madcap monkeys to help Donkey Kong Jr. rescue his father from Mario’s prison. Are you ready for laughter? You’d better be. Because this double dose of monkey business will have you rolling in the aisles!  Show Notes Donkey Kong Classics Menu Episode 18 - Donkey Kong Episode 19 - Donkey Kong Jr. Chrono Trigger Versions Cranky Kong is Donkey Kong More evidence Cranky Kong is Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Jr. Cereal
47:07
June 12, 2020
122 - 1943: The Battle of Midway
The most crucial and decisive battle of World War Ills about to be fought. .. by you! Enemy forces are descending upon Midway Island. Enemy bombers, dive bombers, and zeros are roaring over the island like a typhoon. The surrounding Pacific waters are teeming with enemy aircraft carriers. SHOW NOTES Manual 1943 NES Gameplay The Battle of Midway (For true immersion) 1943: The Battle of Midway Mark II 1941: Counter Attack 19XX: The War Against Destiny 1944: The Loop Master
45:10
June 5, 2020
121 - XEVIOUS: THE AVENGER
The Xevians are returning to claim the Earth as their own. Only you and your sensational Solvalu super ship can hope to penetrate their defenses and save the planet. Battle your way through air and ground targets, avoid the menacing flying mirrors, and destroy the immense Mother Ship. SHOW NOTES Xevious Longplay Scramble Super Xevious Xevious: Fardraut Saga 3 Part Novelization Xevious 3D/G Lost Xevious Film Nintendo Power Sep/Oct 88
52:12
May 29, 2020
120 - WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Based on the popular Merv Griffin-produced TV game show of the same name. The goal is to solve for the missing letters in the given place, person, thing, phrase, etc. Spin the eponymous wheel for money, guess consonants, buy vowels, and try to solve the puzzle. SHOW NOTES Wheel of Fortune Longplay MOST Wheel of Fortune Video Games Pat Sayjak on the Rugrats
29:48
May 22, 2020
119 - MILON'S SECRET CASTLE
Milon lives in the land of Hudson, where people use music to communicate with each other. However, Milon does not possess this ability. One day, he decides to visit Queen Eliza, who lives in Hudson's Secret Castle, but finds that the people have been robbed of their musical instruments and the castle overtaken by the Evil Warlord from the north region. Milon must explore the depths of the mazelike castle while defeating monsters that roam its corridors. SHOW NOTES Manual Milon's Secret Website Milon's Secret Game Boy Game DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure Milon no Hoshizora Shabon: Puzzle Kumikyoku Saturn Bomberman 10-Player Famicom Rocky Manga
48:05
May 15, 2020
118 - LEE TREVINO'S FIGHTING GOLF
Never before in a home format have so many options been available to a player of video golf. - U.S National Video Game Team SHOW NOTES U.S National Video Game Team Lee Trevino Documentary Nassau Game Rules Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge Trevino LCD game Tiger Electronics Top Players Golf - 1990 Neo Turf Masters - 1996
58:41
May 8, 2020
117 - JEOPARDY
What is Rare’s faithful NES recreation of the long-running international quiz show? Up to three contestants can play at once! SHOW NOTES NEStalgia Jeopardy Game
58:56
May 1, 2020
116 - JACKAL
Your brothers-in-arms are hostages behind enemy lines, and you're their only hope for freedom. But the firepower you'll face to rescue them is awesome. Cannons, tanks, submarines and snipers will blast you with horrific cross-fire, while jet fighters zero in from above. SHOW NOTES Jackal Longplay TOP GUNNER Red Fortress (FDS Jackal) Jackal Rebirth (Cancelled Wii game)
44:45
April 24, 2020
115 - GOLGO 13: TOP SECRET EPISODE
He's Golgo 13, the legendary agent who's never failed on a mission. Now, he's facing his toughest challenge: to recover a stolen vial of "Cassandra G", the deadliest weapon in the history of biological warfare. But he can't do it without your help. SHOW NOTES Golgotha Golgo 13 Intro Golgo 13 Longplay Golgo 13 manga The Mafat Conspiracy Longplay Golgo 13 Live Action Movie Golgo 13: The Professional (‘83) Vic Tokai
1:04:53
April 17, 2020
114 - Galaga: Demons of Death
You are on your first Combat Mission and must outsmart and destroy the Galagan fleet. A foolish moove could cost you the battle - and the planet!  SHOW NOTES Galaga NES Longplay Galaga Strategy Tips from a Pro Galaxian Gaplus Galaga '88 Galaga: Destination Earth Galaxian3 TOUR (need to see it to believe it)
48:10
April 10, 2020
S097 - SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
I am the Eggman, that's what I am I am the Eggman, I got the master plan I am the Eggman, that's what I am I am the Eggman, with the master plan
55:51
April 1, 2020
112 - WORLD CLASS TRACK MEET
This action packed game turns your home into an exciting stadium! With the performance of the Power Pad, this will dare you to increase your phsyical ability and surpass your athletic goals. SHOW NOTES NES Advantage NES MAX Street Fighter 1 Sid Meier's Pirates! R-Type NES Conversion PC-Engine Master System Games Fantasy Zone Alex Kidd Space Harrier Wonder Boy OutRun AfterBurner
47:36
March 27, 2020
111 - LIFE FORCE
You've saved the innocent people of Gradius from the vile Bacterions. But now an even deadlier plague has slimed into the neighborhood. It's Zelos, an all-engulfing, planet-eating alien who's hungering to take a bite out of you!  SHOW NOTES Manual NEStalgia Gradius Episode Salamander II Salamander Arcade Version Life Force Anime (FULL EPISODE)
1:08:57
March 20, 2020
110 - LEGENDARY WINGS
Legendary Wings is an arcade shooter influenced by Greek mythology.  A  heroic figure from ancient times thrust into a strange futuristic world,  you must fight your way through six levels to defeat "The Devil" and  save the day. SHOW NOTES Legendary Wings Longplay Michelle Heart - Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes Namco x Capcom Michelle Heart - Project X Zone 2
46:57
March 13, 2020
109 - IRON TANK
The Date: June 5, 1994. The United Forces are preparing for their final assault on the Normandy Coast. The Mission: Establish a beachhead, break through the front lines, and infiltrate and destroy enemy headquarters. SHOW NOTES Iron Tank Gameplay Colonel Ralf TNK III Gameplay Guerilla War
32:31
March 6, 2020
108 - GAUNTLET
GAUNTLET, the arcade phenomenon, is finally available as a Nintendo Game Pak! Choose one of four legendary characters as your hero: Thor, the Warrior; Thyra, the Valkyrie; Merlin, the Wizard; or Questor, the Elf. The unique two-player option lets you compete against a friend; or join forces to defeat hordes of swarming monsters and to collect food, treasure and magic potions. SHOW NOTES Gauntlet Commercial Creator Ed Logg on Gauntlet Gauntlet NES Gameplay Gauntlet Arcade Gameplay Gauntlet Legends Gauntlet Dark Legacy Gauntlet: The Third Encounter Gauntlet III: The Final Quest Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
52:43
February 28, 2020
107 - DEFENDER II
Alien marauders are attacking your planet. They're kidnapping resident humanoids and turning them into mutants! Y ou pilot your ship along the planet surface, blasting away. But first you go for the Landers--the most treacherous of the aliens. SHOW NOTES STARGATE DEFENDER I The Joy of Difficult Games - Defender Defender 2000 Defender Strike Force
31:34
February 21, 2020
106 - BASES LOADED
Here’s voice, action and graphics so real, you’ll believe you’re in the lineup. The characters look like real baseball players, not cartoons. The action moves at the same pace as a real game. Sounds real, too! The crack of the bat, the calls of the ump, the roar of the crown when you score. SHOW NOTES TV Baseball in the 80s Game Boy version of Bases Loaded Super Bases Loaded Super Bases Loaded 2 Super Bases Loaded 3 Bases Loaded '96: Double Header
42:32
February 14, 2020
105 - R.B.I BASEBALL
Move up to the big time with R.B.I. BASEBALL. Only R.B.I. BASEBALL has rosters and player stats _officially_ licensed from the Major League Baseball Players Association for MVPs like Reggie Jackson and Cy Young winners like Roger Clemens. These stats make all the difference on every play. It's time to stop playing with no-names and step up to the plate with superstars in R.B.I. BASEBALL! SHOW NOTES R.B.I Baseball Fan Site Pro Yakyuu Family Stadium Atari Games vs Nintendo Lawsuit - Gaming Historian RBI Baseball 20 First Look! Major League Baseball Rules
44:11
February 10, 2020
104 - METAL GEAR
As FOX-HOUND's (an elite black ops unit) newest recruit, going by the codename of Solid Snake, your mission is to infiltrate Outer Heaven and rescue your missing comrade, Grey Fox (who was captured after a failed infiltration), while gathering intelligence on Metal Gear. 
1:14:26
January 31, 2020
103 - DOUBLE DRAGON
Billy is faced with his greatest challenge. His girlfriend, Marian, has been kidnapped by the Black Warriors, the savage street gang of the mysterious Shadow Boss! Using whatever weapons come to hand – knives whips, bats, rocks, oil drums, even dynamite – Billy must pursue the gang through the slums, factories and wooded outskirts of the city to reach the hideout for his final confrontation with the Shadow Boss… his brother Jimmy!
1:04:22
January 24, 2020
102 - RAMBO
John Rambo is a Special Forces solder that is currently spending time in military prison, well until Colonel Trautman decides that Rambo is the ideal solder to be sent on a special mission. Rambo’s mission is simple, go to Vietnam and photograph the POW camp there. SHOW NOTES Back of the Box Manual Ending Sequence Rambo (1985 video game) Rambo (2008 video game) Rambo: First Blood Part II (Master System video game) Rambo: The Video Game Evolution of Rambo Games
37:25
January 17, 2020
101 - CITY CONNECTION
DRIVE FOR YOUR LIFE! Race your speed demon car from New York to Tokyo. Tour city after city on the way and make points. With the cops and the enemy on your tail. SHOW NOTES Manual Flohwalzer “Highway Star” by Deep Purple. 1985 Honda City Hatchback Auction City Connection Commercial Cruisn' Cruis'n Franchise City Connection Rocket 
34:52
January 10, 2020
100 - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
You choose your starting line-ups. You make managerial decisions. You pitch, catch, hit. This is Real baseball…for Real baseball fans!
1:05:28
January 3, 2020
099 - IKARI WARRIORS II: VICTORY ROAD
Our heroes from lkari Warriors are back! And this time, they're up against the most fearsome enemy of all — the monstrous Stonehead and his army of bizarre, inhuman creatures!
1:26:58
December 27, 2019
098 - FREEDOM FORCE
MISSION: Neutralize Extremist Element! The fate of the airport is in your hands.  SHOW NOTES Back of the Box Manual VS FREEDOM FORCE
49:00
December 20, 2019
097 - R.C. PRO-AM
Grab your controller and pull up to the starting line. It's you against four other all-star racers in this thrilling Nintendo R.C. racing competition! SHOW NOTES NINTENDO FUN CLUB ISSUE #5 RETURN OF DONKEY KONG CHAMPIONSHIP PRO-AM SUPER R.C. PRO-AM R.C. PRO-AM II Back of the Box Manual
47:06
December 13, 2019
096 - ICE HOCKEY
It’s fast skatin’, hip checkin’, high scoring action. Lead your team into center ice, over the opponent’s blue line. Pass over to the point and set-up for the tip in – Score! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
39:47
December 6, 2019
095 - DRAGON POWER
Goku and Nora are on a quest to find seven crystal balls. By finding all of these crystal balls, the Dragon Emperor will grant them one wish. It won't be easy though, there are rumors of a mysterious army that is also looking for them. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:07:40
November 29, 2019
094 - TOWN & COUNTRY SURF DESIGNS: WOOD AND WATER RAGE
O.K. dudes, the time has come to really get radical. You and the rest of "DA BOYS," T&C's famous group of skate and surf crazies, can kick out and pull off some awesome maneuvers together. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
45:21
November 22, 2019
093 - GUN.SMOKE
IT'S HIGH NOON. YOU'RE ALONE. YOU'RE QUICK. OR YOU'RE DEAD. It's a bad day at Hicksville. In Gun.Smoke, you're lightnin' quick, gun-totin' Billy Bob. Come home to find your peaceful mining town overrun by no-good varmints. So you'd best be gettin' to work.
1:13:49
November 15, 2019
092 - CONTRA
You’re about to come face to face against Red Falcon, the cruelest life-form in the galaxy. If you succeed, well…it doesn’t matter, because I doubt you will.
1:29:04
November 8, 2019
091 - RENEGADE
The city is under siege. A gang of hoodlums has taken over and is destroying everything in its wake. Like a pack of rats, they're skittering through the subways, lurking along the dockside and plotting more destruction in the dark places of the inner city. Only you can protect the helpless townspeople from their brutal attack. Back of the Box Manual Target: Renegade Renegade III the final Chapter  Super Dodge Ball  River City Ransom  Nintendo World Cup.
48:59
November 1, 2019
090 - KARNOV
The Treasure of Babylon has been kept secretly for centuries in the tranquil city of Creamina. But the peace of the city has come to a gruesome end with the vicious attack of a greedy dragon. Back of the Box Manual Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja Fighter's History KARNOV’S REVENGE The Bull that appeared in the bonus rounds in Karate Champ secret boss if the player completes the game on the Normal setting or above without losing a round. Street Slam Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
56:47
October 25, 2019
SPECIAL 003 - BEST OF 1987
Welcome to the BEST OF 1987 episode. If you've been with us from the beginning, enjoy this special episode to look back on all the 1987 episodes. If you're brand new, welcome to a great introduction of the NES in 1987. SHOW NOTES: NES Australian Commercial Zelda Commercial 1 Zelda Commercial 2 THE WORST GAME OF 1987 Winter Games THE TOP 10 GAMES OF 1987 10. Rygar 9. Raid on Bungeling Bay 8. Slalom 7. Kid Icarus 6. Stinger 5. Metroid 4. Mega Man 3. Castlevania 2. Mike Tyson's Punch Out 1. The Legend of Zelda
2:12:58
October 18, 2019
089 - WIZARDS & WARRIORS
You are Kuros, a powerful knight who enter the woods of Elrond. Legend says that a powerful wizard named Malkil has has gone completely mad during his years and turned his powerful magic to the dark side. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:08:49
October 11, 2019
088 - MEGA MAN
It's MEGA MAN versus the powerful leaders and fighting forces of Monsteropolis - that strange multi-layered land of robot-like Humanoids created by the wrongly-performed experiments with human beings by Dr. Wily. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
2:23:42
October 4, 2019
087 - SIDE POCKET
Chalk up your favorite cue stick and challenge your friends to the ultimate game of skill... pool! It takes a pretty cool dude to sink the tough shots on this pool table. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
59:21
September 27, 2019
086 - TOP GUN
The F-14 jet engines roar as you launch off the carrier deck into the wild blue yonder on a mission to save us all from World War III. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
1:15:53
September 20, 2019
085 - SUPER PITFALL
Pitfall Harry returns to adventuring! Harry’s mission: to recover the famed Raj Diamond, and also to rescue his niece Rhonda and loyal lion sidekick, Quickclaw. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
52:16
September 13, 2019
084 - STAR FORCE
Hope you know the Greek alphabet! And like SHMUPS! And like US! Because it's time to hear us talk about the latest game in our never ending library, STAR FORCE. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
36:12
September 6, 2019
083 - KID NIKI: RADICAL NINJA
Kid Niki must rescue his beloved Princess Margo who has been kidnapped by the Stone Wizard. You are equipped with a Spinning Sword to clear any minions that stand in your way. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
59:54
August 30, 2019
082 - THE KARATE KID
You are Daniel-San, student of the martial arts. Your options are to fight one-on-one against Chozen or play an exciting game progressing through four different stages and three bonus stages. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
57:40
August 23, 2019
081 - JAWS
This can't be! There has never been a Great White in these warm tropical waters before. NEVER! This is more than a coincidence... this shark appears to be possessed... as if it's hunting you down... like it's personal. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
48:13
August 16, 2019
80 - GOTCHA! THE SPORT!
It's just you now... you're alone... no one to turn to for help. Sure the odds are against you, but this is when you can really show your stuff. You've got your Nintendo® Zapper® in your hand and a pretty good supply of paint pellets. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
30:20
August 9, 2019
079 - THE GOONIES II
The Fratelli fraternity is at it again! Ma Fratelli, her two nitwit sons and crazy Cousin Pipsqueak have kidnapped your Goonie buddies and Annie the Mermaid. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
1:07:27
August 2, 2019
078 - ZANAC
Mankind's only hope is AFX-6502 ZANAC in a one-on-one fight to the death confrontation. Now, it's just you against the system, and to the victor goes the remains of the human race. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
1:13:01
July 26, 2019
077 - RAD RACER
This is no ordinary game pak. This is Rad Racer. Nintendo’s thrilling 3-D video game. Rad Racer comes action-packed with revolutionary 3-D technology and 3-D glasses (they’re free inside) that will have you really believing you’re in the middle of a cross country rally race – cruising along at 200 miles per hour! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
55:00
July 19, 2019
076 - MIKE TYSON'S PUNCH-OUT
It's a right jab, a left hook, and uppercut - it's Mike Tyson's Punch-out!! where you'll get the chance to compete against boxers from around the globe. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
1:30:36
July 12, 2019
075 - LUNAR POOL
This is it! The biggest billiards game in the universe: Sixty different tables to run, eight levels of power, 255 levels of table friction. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
42:46
July 5, 2019
074 - ALPHA MISSION
In the far away galaxy of Tetranova, a fierce war between seven stars has given new meaning to the worlds "cutting your nose off to spite your face". FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
43:30
June 28, 2019
073 - WINTER GAMES
The quest for the gold continues...And it's all here - the strategy, the challenge, the competition, the art and pageantry of Winter Games! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
54:41
June 21, 2019
072 - TIGER HELI
From their mega-fortress hidden deep inside the country of Cantun, power hungry terrorists plan the ultimate next move. Total World Domination. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
43:28
June 14, 2019
071 - STINGER
From the noxious planet Attackon a billion light years beyond the Milky Way, hungry aliens invade Earth. Their mission: capture the genius creator of a bio-nuclear sweetener, the amazing Professor Cinnamon. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
1:06:58
June 7, 2019
070 - STAR VOYAGER
Adjust the warp meter. Check support systems, laser cannons, defense shields, enemy location. And strap yourself in for the ultimate starfight! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
51:20
May 31, 2019
069 - STADIUM EVENTS
For a mere $30k you can own your very own copy of WORLD CLASS TRACK MEET...I mean STADIUM EVENTS! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com 
44:23
May 24, 2019
068 - SQOON
When the rulers of planet Neptune find that they are running out of their main food source – man-ham – they invade the nearby planet earth and melt the polar ice-caps, thus sinking all cities. It’s up to Sqoon to save the day! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
44:38
May 17, 2019
067 - Spy Hunter
This is hardly a game. It’s a high-speed test of your secret agent skills. Meet the challenge and survive Spy Hunter! FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
39:57
May 10, 2019
066 - SPELUNKER
A fabulous fortune, believed to be that of legendary King Tut's richer brother, Tut-Tut, lies within a pyramid, buried in the deepest part of the deepest cave in the world. The treasure is guarded by the ghosts of dead spelunkers who descended, never to return. It is said that the mere sight of the glittering treasure drove them first to blindness, then madness, and ultimately death. FOR MORE NESTALGIA as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
42:33
May 3, 2019
065 - SKY KID
The world is at war and heavy action is in the air. You are the Red Baron and your good buddy and sometimes flying partner is Max, another ace pilot. But you have to be more than a flying ace. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
23:11
April 26, 2019
064 - RING KING
Boxing fans await the match of the century, a World Championship title bout in which challengers with varying abilities and styles contend for the coveted title, Ring King. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and links check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
21:40
April 19, 2019
063 - RAID ON BUNGELING BAY
An interplanetary reconnaissance team has discovered that the tiny, but dangerous Bungeling Empire is creating an awesome War Machine. Their plan: to conquer Earth! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
38:33
April 12, 2019
001 - 10-YARD FIGHT
In the very first episode of NEStalgia we take a look at 10-Yard Fight. The 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito. See below for timecodes to jump ahead to a specific section. For more on 10-Yard Fight and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more! 00:00 - Welcome! 2:04 - NES Launch 3:48 - Initial Impressions 10:26 - Controls 11:07 - Mike's beef With 10-Yard 12:48 - Would Madden Exist Without This Game? 14:00 - What Happens When You Win... 15:56 - Sound Design 20:11 - THE ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST 25:15 - Post Show Real Football
30:57
April 6, 2019
062 - LODE RUNNER
You are a highly trained Galactic commando deep in enemy territory. Power hungry leaders of the repressive Bungeling Empire have stolen a fortune in gold from the peace loving people, and you've just discovered their secret underground treasury. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
49:34
April 6, 2019
061 - DOUBLE DRIBBLE
The crowd roars. The game is yours to win or lose. But to win you’ll need speed in the lane, touch for three pointers, muscle to power past picks, and the skill to crash the glass. And, if you break free underneath – watch out! Because now you can power home a rim rockin’ slam. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
35:07
March 29, 2019
060 - DEADLY TOWERS
The game where the towers are deadly and the gameplay even deadlier. Try to remember what “fun” is after playing this one! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
49:06
March 22, 2019
059 - THE 3-D BATTLES OF WORLDRUNNER
Light years from earth, there's a world in trouble and pain. Graz, the alien Serpentbeast, and his gang of galactic thugs are terrorizing the eight worlds of Solar System #517. The citizens are losing ground fast--and hope. They need a hero to save their solar system from disaster. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
48:22
March 15, 2019
058 - THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
Long ago in the faraway land of Hyrule, a dark army led by the evil Ganon stole the legendary "Triforce of Power." Now the only one who can save the kingdom and its fair Princess, Zelda, is Link. But he is only a young lad! And the task is great! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com Release 06:22 Music 07:41 Tales from the Manual 11:03.1 The State of RPGs before Zelda 18:00 The Adventure 23:21 Dungeons and Items 33:39 Difficulty and Fairness 37:07 On Hints 45:42 More on Bosses/Weapons/Enemies 51:09 What did you look up? 58:47 Final Dungeon 1:05:42 Timeline 1:11:27 What to fix? 1:15:28 Statistics 1:20:07 Developer Interviews 1:21:55 Sequels and Spinoffs 1:35:47 Essential Games List 1:44:40
1:59:35
March 8, 2019
057 - METROID
The Galactic Federation Police are running scared. A strange life form, held in suspended animation and suspected of causing the destruction of an entire planet, has been stolen by space pirates. The pirates have hidden this "Metroid" deep within the fortress Planet Zebes where they plan to make it multiply, and use it to destroy galactic civilization. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com Tales from the Manual 2:53.907 Making Of 5:25.665  Gameplay 10:39.927  Power Up and Progression 19:19.947  Map Layout 27:03.093  38:29.827  Boss Battles 51:22.379  What is Satisfying about Metroid? 54:20.935  Development 57:36.370  Female Protagonist 1:06:28.833  Sequels and Spinoffs 1:12:11.462  Essential Games List 1:15:33.878 
1:36:11
March 1, 2019
056 - THE LEGEND OF KAGE
The Legend of Kage, where expectations are high and the ninjas jump even higher! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
32:04
February 22, 2019
055 - ELEVATOR ACTION
You have the choice between riding an elevator or listening to this episode of ELEVATOR ACTION! What? Oh, okay. I can give you a minute to decide. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes for this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
30:00
February 15, 2019
054 - ATHENA
Athena, the beautiful Goddess of Wisdom, has grown weary of her life in the castle. She yearns for the excitement of Fantasy World, where she can fly through the air or explore the ocean depths. More than adventure, however, awaits Athena. Strange and fearsome creatures lurk at every turn, threatening her very life.
36:23
February 8, 2019
053 - ARKANOID
You are the commander of the Vaus! A spaceship required to hit a giant spaceball at enemy hats and aliens. Do I need to repeat? For more NEStalgia and show notes visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
38:52
February 1, 2019
052 - SOLOMON’S KEY
For more NEStalgia as well as show notes from this episode visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
45:39
January 25, 2019
051 - SECTION Z
In space you can shoot in TWO directions! For show notes and more visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
46:59
January 18, 2019
050 - RYGAR
Technically the first "open-world" RPG for the NES, RYGAR yo-yo's onto the screen in a surprisingly fun way! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:15:16
January 11, 2019
049 - MIGHTY BOMB JACK
Tecmo’s just barely famous mascot Mighty Bomb Jack finds his way on the NES after a rich history of Arcade and Computer games that weren’t as mighty. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
29:44
January 4, 2019
048 - KID ICARUS
A First Party Nintendo game filled with Reapers, Crosses, and super catchy music? It’s gotta be a franchise they would forget for years to come only to revive via Smash Bros…welcome KID ICARUS! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:25:54
December 28, 2018
047 - BREAKTHRU
Tried to run, tried to hide! Now play BreakThru to get to the other side! Or just enjoy a DOORS reference from us. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
27:55
December 21, 2018
046 - ATHLETIC WORLD
This winter, welcome to summer camp! Break out your Power Pad for some “Family Fun Fitness” as we go through the adventures of ATHLETIC WORLD. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
33:10
December 14, 2018
045 - IKARI WARRIORS
It's like Commando, but now there's tanks! And terrible porting! And the ability to softlock yourself out of the game! But is it fun? Just listen and find out! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
32:44
December 7, 2018
044 - CASTLEVANIA
Dracula awaits in a massive castle that is just one bad knock back away from plummeting to your death. Are you the vampire killer? For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:40:58
November 30, 2018
043 - BURGERTIME
Forget Thanksgiving leftovers, we're hungry for burgers! But only the kind that chase you and haunt your dreams. For more NESTALGIA as well as show notes and articles go to www.nestalgiacast.com
32:10
November 23, 2018
042 - TRACK & FIELD
On your mark! Get set! MASH THE "A" BUTTON! Konami classic Track & Field is off to the races. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
44:36
November 16, 2018
041 - RUSH'N ATTACK
Who doesn’t like a good play on words? It’s time to Rush and Attack the Russians in…Rush’n Attack! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
33:33
November 9, 2018
040 - VOLLEYBALL
SERVES UP! Nintendo is putting their spin (and spike) on Volleyball. Just don't expect much. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
23:29
November 2, 2018
039 - SLALOM
It's time to hit the slopes with the very first Western developed NES game! RARE skis up a unique experience that is guaranteed to be nothing like Banjo-Kazooie. For show notes and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com. And a BIG Special thanks to our first subscriber John B!
45:07
October 26, 2018
038 - PRO WRESTLING
Another wrestling game so soon?! And this one comes straight from Nintendo! Is it an improvement or just another suplex on our hearts? For show notes and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
39:46
October 19, 2018
037 - TROJAN
Welcome to 1987! Capcom strikes again with a Ghost 'N Goblins style game that isn't nearly as hard. Think you're tough enough for the Post-Apocalyptic challenge of defeating the evil Achilles? For more NEStalgia, show notes, and articles visit www.NEStalgiacast.com
44:51
October 12, 2018
SPECIAL 002 - BEST OF 1986
Another year so soon? Don't skip this special just because you heard all of the episodes! This one is filled with everything you need to know about Nintendo and 1986. AND OUR TOP 5 GAMES OF 1986! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:34:15
October 5, 2018
036 - KARATE CHAMP
It made arcade owners a business champ and players a karate champ, but is this champ now well past the limelight? For more NEStalgia as well as show notes, articles, and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
30:23
September 28, 2018
035 - GRADIUS
The first horizontal SHMUP has blasted its way onto the NES! You must manuever the Vic Viper through seven bullet hell levels to defeat the Bacterion Army! For show notes and more check out www.NEStalgiacast.com
1:21:00
September 21, 2018
034 - GHOSTS 'N GOBLINS
This podcast is merely an illusion! You'll have to listen to it twice if you want the real episode! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
56:19
September 14, 2018
033 - COMMANDO
BACK TO THE FRONT! Super Joe, will do, what you say, when you say, back to the front. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
38:30
September 7, 2018
032 - 1942
Will it be victory? Or defeat? It's in your skillfull hands to master the SUPER ACE and make your way to Tokyo! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
34:39
August 31, 2018
031 - NINJA KID
Ninja Kid is everyone's favorite least stealthy ninja who fights ghosts, cyclops, summons familiars and other non-ninja lore related things. So if Ninja Kid is barely about being a Ninja, how does it fare as a game? For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
39:50
August 24, 2018
030 - TAG TEAM MATCH M.U.S.C.L.E
Kinnikuman and company belly splash onto the NES in the second tag team wrestling game to be released in October of '86. Is it any better than Tag Team Wrestling? FIND OUT! For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
23:46
August 17, 2018
029 - CHUBBY CHERUB
Cupid's arrow tries to strike our hearts to love this game, but it's going to take more than a little naked angel for us to like this one. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes and articles head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
32:27
August 10, 2018
028 - TAG TEAM WRESTLING
Data East becomes the first third-party publisher to make a game for the NES, but is it any good?! For more NEStalgia as well as in-depth articles and show notes, go to www.NEStalgiacast.com
26:51
August 3, 2018
027 - URBAN CHAMPION
Take all of your rage out on your opponent in Urban Champion! Or the game itself, like we do here on another episode of NEStalgia! For more NEStalgia as well as in-depth articles and show notes, go to www.NEStalgiacast.com
28:25
July 27, 2018
026 - MACH RIDER
YOU are MACH RIDER...or maybe it's just Joe. The stand alone entry in this pre F-Zero gaming world offers a heck of a lot than just style points. For more NEStalgia as well as show notes from this episode head over to www.NEStalgiacast.com
59:00
July 20, 2018
025 - GUMSHOE
Mr. Stevenson is about to have a crazy 24 hours as his daughter has been kidnapped by King Dom...and be shot at by the player more than a thousand times. For more NEStalgia as well as the show notes for this episode, head over to NEStalgia.com
32:40
July 13, 2018
024 - BALLOON FIGHT
This Nintendo twist on Joust has been a classic for more than three decades now. Flap your way to your opponents and POP their balloons! For more NEStalgia as well as the show notes for this episode, head over to NEStalgia.com
34:44
July 6, 2018
023 - POPEYE
It's Miyamoto's dream come true as Popeye finally makes it to the NES! Also, we now have all the launch titles from the Famicom. For more NEStalgia as well as the show notes for this episode, head over to NEStalgia.com
38:05
June 29, 2018
022 - MARIO BROS.
In this PIPIN' HOT episode of NEStalgia we go into the sewers to join the Mario Bros. before they head out to the Mushroom Kingdom. For more NEStalgia as well as the show notes for this episode, head over to NEStalgia.com
44:49
June 22, 2018
021 - DONKEY KONG JR. MATH
It's the first (and last) game in the EDUCATION SERIES for NEStalgia. For links to EVERYTHING we talked about here, check out the shownotes on www.NEStalgiacast.com
25:50
June 15, 2018
020 - DONKEY KONG 3
Donkey Kong 3 marks a departure from just about everything that made the classic Donkey Kong gameplay worth the quarter. For links to EVERYTHING we talked about here, check out the shownotes on www.NEStalgiacast.com
22:37
June 8, 2018
019 - DONKEY KONG JR.
Donkey Kong had a kid?! And Mario is the villain? Everything is bananas in DK JR! For links to EVERYTHING we talked about here, check out the shownotes on www.NEStalgiacast.com
27:50
June 1, 2018
018 - DONKEY KONG
We're going APE for Donkey Kong in the first episode of 1986 for NEStalgia. You don't want to miss this extra long episode where we cover one of the greatest arcade games of all time (but not one of the greatest NES games). For links to EVERYTHING we talked about here, check out the shownotes on www.NEStalgiacast.com
49:38
May 25, 2018
Special - Best of 1985
NEStalgia has finished 1985 and we're celebrating with a special recap episode and OUR TOP 5 GAMES ON THE NES...so far! This episode is full of fun little anectodes so stick around until the end!
1:11:46
May 18, 2018
017 - WRECKING CREW
Let's tear it up for the 17th and final episode of the NES launch games! For more NEStalgia visit NEStalgiacast.com and don't forget you can always contact as at contact@nestalgiacast.com
39:59
May 11, 2018
016 - WILD GUNMAN
In this episode of NEStalgia break out your holster, BUT not too soon. You'll need great reflexes for Wild Gunman! For more NEStalgia visit NEStalgiacast.com where we host every episode and offer in depth reviews!
25:27
May 4, 2018
015 - TENNIS
In this episode of NEStalgia, get ready for a game that's a lot like Pong but with better graphics! It's TENNIS on the NES. For more NEStalgia and the show notes, visit NEStalgiacast.com
32:25
April 27, 2018
014 - SUPER MARIO BROS.
In this episode of NEStalgia, we take our longest jump into an NES game yet with the genre and system defining game that saved a medium: Super Mario Bros. For more NEStalgia and the show notes, visit NEStalgiacast.com
1:38:21
April 20, 2018
013 - STACK-UP
In this episode of NEStalgia we're going off the honor system and pretending like podcasts matter. It's STACK-UP!
33:04
April 13, 2018
012 - SOCCER
In this episode of NEStalgia, we’re taking a deep dive to make the save in Soccer. For more NEStalgia and links discussed in the episode visit NEStlagiacast.com
28:23
April 6, 2018
011 - Pinball
In this episode of NEStalgia, we're moving to a different section of the Arcade. Get ready to flip out for Pinball! For more NEStalgia and links discussed in the episode visit NEStlagiacast.com
25:58
March 30, 2018
010 - KUNG FU*
In this episode of NEStalgia, we're earning our stripes through 5 floors of really random action. Can we save Sylvia and defeat DR. X? For more NEStalgia and links discussed in the episode visit NEStlagiacast.com
35:59
March 23, 2018
009 - ICE CLIMBER
In this episode of NEStalgia, we're climbing our way to the top…that is if we can time the jump correctly. It's the NES Launch Title, Ice Climber!
29:11
March 16, 2018
008 - HOGAN'S ALLEY
In this episode we reloaded the NES Zapper for our second foray into light gun games: Hogans Alley. For more on HOGAN'S ALLEY and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more
28:07
March 9, 2018
007 - GYROMITE
Our buddy R.O.B attempts to prove his worth in the NES launch game, Gyromite. For more on GYROMITE and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more!
18:59
March 2, 2018
006 - GOLF
It's time to hit the links with some Minimalist Golf! See below for timecodes to jump ahead to a specific section. For more on GOLF and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more! 00:41 - First Impressions 3:25 - Gameplay 7:11 - The Seven Elements of Golf 9:13 - Read the manual 12:00 - Replay Value 14:20 - Putting 16:15 - The Holes 21:44 - Stray Thoughts 23:39 - Wii Sports Classic 24:43 - Early Golf Games 25:28 - Iwata Tribute 26:44 - ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST
33:54
February 23, 2018
005 - EXCITEBIKE
Rev your engines because in this episode we're taking a look at the motocross launch title, Excitebike! See below for timecodes to jump ahead to a specific section. For more on 10-Yard Fight and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more! 01:18 - First Impressions 2:58 - Mode A 7:35 - Strategy 9:40 - Mode B 12:44 - Difficulty 15:15 - 2 Player Mode 16:16 - Design Mode 19:10 - Game Design 21:13 - E-Reader 22:19 - Other Versions 23:19 - ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST 29:31 - Contact 30:10 - POST SHOW: Hot Wheels
37:54
February 16, 2018
004 - DUCK HUNT
In this episode, we're breaking out the Ol' CRT in order to play some NES Zapper Goodness. Does it still hold up in 2018? For more on Duck Hunt and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more!
37:43
February 8, 2018
003 - CLU CLU LAND
In this episode we take a look at Nintendo's arcade classic, Clu Clu Land. For more on Clu Clu Land and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more! 00:00 - Welcome 1:00 - Initial Impressions 3:29 - Gameplay 5:19 - Objective 6:52 - Strategy 7:29 - Kinesthetic 12:37 - What We Liked 16:27 - ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST 21:54 - Contact 22:35 - POST SHOW: Arcade Experiences
33:21
February 3, 2018
002 - BASEBALL
In this episode we take a look at Baseball, a 1983 arcade game based on... you guessed it, baseball. See below for timecodes to jump ahead to a specific section. For more on 10-Yard Fight and EVERY NES game be sure to check out NEStalgiacast.com. At our website you can find detailed information about every game we play, our ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST, and links to our Twitch, YouTube, and more! 00:00 - Welcome! 00:35 - What we mean by Chronological 01:49 - Introductions 02:08 - First Impressions 04:53 - Fielding 06:40 - Hitting 08:05 - Pitching 09:56 - Strategy 11:15 - Sam's Game 13:20 - Joe's Game 14:20 - HBP? 15:04 - Sound 15:55 - Other Thoughts 18:09 - NES Remix 19:52 - ESSENTIAL GAMES LIST 24:28 - MLB: The Show 26:11 - Post Show: Real Baseball
32:50
February 2, 2018