Once again, it's time for the best of celebration! Season 4 (1988) is officially complete and now Mike, Sean, Joe, and Sam will recap the highlights and reveal the TOP 10 GAMES of 1988. Who will take the #1 spot?
The land of Hyrule is in chaos. As Link you'll be sent on a treacherous journey to return six precious Crystals to their origins in six stone statues. Only by defeating the guardians of the six palaces will you gain passage to the seventh Palace, take on the ultimate challenge that awaits you and wake the Princess Zelda from her sleeping spell. On your way, helpful villagers you encounter will offer clues and secret messages invaluable in your quest. As you guide Link through the levels of Hyrule, close-ups and overviews will enhance your video vision.Are you up to the challenge?
Zelda II Longplay
2 hour Legend of Zelda 1 episode
Tadashi Sugiyama Development Interview
Shigeru Miyamoto's 'Bad' Game
Dark Link OOT fight
Adventure of Link in N64 engine?
Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld.
Xenophobe Lynx Commercial
ALIENS affect on Video Games
Why are Aliens green?
WHEREVER THERE'S TROUBLE IN THE GREAT CITY OF METROPOLIS, SUPERMAN SOARS INTO ACTION. THE INCREDIBLE HERO FROM THE DOOMED PLANET FIGHTS AN NEVER-ENDING BATTLE AGAINST ALL MANNER OF EVIL MEN AND MONSTERS WHO THREATEN OUR WORLD'S SAFETY AND SECURITY.
Chibi Superman Longplay
Superman on Atari 2600
Superman: The Game
The good Superman 1988 game
Superman 64 (New Adventures of Superman)
Superman Returns Game
All Star Superman
Zodd gets his neck snapped
Superman Theme Song
Batman Theme (1989 film) - FF7 Overworld Theme
Smokin' the half-pipe: Roar down the ramp and fly up the other side. Live on the edge where yo go for rock'n rolls, hand plants, leg plants, rail-slides, even methods. Get airborne for 720's, ollies, front & backside aerials, and tweaks.
Skate or Die Longplay
EA vs Epyx vs Atari
Ski or Die
Skate or Die 2
Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad
Skate or Die: Tour de Thrash
Cancelled Reboot in 2002
THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO 150+ EPISODES OF NESTALGIA
You're Zed, half man, half cyborg. The one-man battalion with a human heart and a computer's brain.
Bomber King full Theme Song
The Bomberman connection
Blaster Master Jr.
Zed's dead baby
Tips and Tricks Magazine
FEELING FRUSTRATED? WANT TO CUT LOOSE? THEN GO ON A RAMPAGE!
Rampage NES Longplay
Rampage Atari Lynx Version
Rampage: World Tour
Rampage 2: Universal Tour
Rampage Through Time
Rampage Puzzle Attack
Rampage: Total Destruction
Rampage Movie Trailer
Spy hunter film
War of the monsters
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
Pacific Rim Trailer
IN the jungle, everything is invisible. Including the enemy. Suddenly, a firefight explodes all around you. That's jungle combat as you saw it in the movie Platoon.
Now, Sunsoft's Platoon takes you right into the action, You'll fight for your life against deadly guerrillas and hidden snipers, always on guard against the booby traps and napalm air strikes that could end it all in an instant. Jungle combat, as close as you'll ever want to get to the real thing.
You've got it right in the palm of your hand.
Platoon NES Longplay
Golgo 13 Episode
Hop on your bike for a free-wheeling ride up the avenues of not-so-typical suburbia. There are papers to be delivered, robbers to be foiled, and fame and fortune to be won as you brave the mean streets. Avoid motorcycles, tricycles, traffic, tires, gratings, curbs, dogs, skateboarders, breakdancers, bad guys, and other hazards as you deliver to your customers. Earn bonus points by hitting targets along the obstacle course at the end of your route. With superb animation and sound effects, Paperboy brings home all the thrills, spills, challenge, and excitement you loved in the arcades.
Paperboy Arcade Tour
Mike's favorite version of Paperboy
GDC lecture on Paperboy by Co-Creator
A Minute to Learn…A Lifetime to Master
Black and White. The battle of opposites…as old as time itself…comes to life in Othello. Its origins are part Western, part Eastern. Othello is face-paced, as easy to learn as checkers, yet as fascinating as chess.
Othello NES Longplay
History of Reversi
Othello World Championships
First Computer Chess Match EVER
Pictionary OST (but still listen to the episode)
So you want to wear Indy's Stetson hat? Dress up in his beat up leather jacket? Snap his trusty bull-whip? And go on the most exciting adventure of your life? Well, here's your chance!
Penetrate deep into the Temple of Doom to free enslaved children and recover the sacred Sankara Stones.
Fight your way through treacherous caverns, twisting tunnels, narrow ledges and fiery chasms. Take on Thuggee guards, giant spiders and dive-bombing bats.
Survive all this and you'll meet the evil High Priest, Mola Ram, on the dangling rope bridge for a battle to the death!
Temple of Doom Longplay
Temple of Doom Arcade
Raiders of the Lost Ark 2600
Young Indiana Jones Trailer
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures
Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings
Blades of Steel are in reference to the blades on their skates, not the sticks they use to shoot the puck.
Blades of Steel Longplay
Blades of Steel Manual
ICE HOCKEY EPISODE
NHL Video Game Power Rankings (Bleacher Report)
Castlevania was a cake walk compared to this bloody curse.
You thought you had the Prince of Darkness defanged - eh, Simon Belmont?
Well think again, 'cause according to a damsel in distress, evil Count Dracula has left a horrifying curse in his wake. And the only hope you have of ending the terror is to destroy his missing body parts!
Talk about your frightening quest, searching a maze of mansions, graveyards and dark eerie forests - each guarded by man-eating werewolves, fire-throwing zombies and other devilish demons.
Your grim chances are kept alive in Transylvania, where cowardly villagers offer clues to the whereabouts of Dracula's remains. And where you'll purchase magic weapons, including silver knives and flame whips.
But beware the night. For when the sun disappears, Dracula's curse grows deadlier. And your chances grow dimmer and dimmer.
Castlevania 2 Tiger LCD
Castlevania 2 Tiger Watch
LOOK WHAT THEY DID TO MY BOY
The Maze of Galious
Bump 'N' Jump is an action racing game played from a top down point of view. As you race through the treacherous and ever changing roadways, the numerous enemy cars will be trying to bump you off the road. You need to make sure you bump the cars out of the way before you get bumped and crash into the sides yourself!
Bump N Jump Longplay
Spy Hunter Episode
City Connection Visual
Get set for rapid fire action as you're transformed into the Bionic Commando. This best-seller from Capcom is a dynamic adaptation of the original arcade classic. Expect an onslaught of challenges and extraordinary graphics when you battle enemy forces in their futuristic lands. Your powerful extending bionic arm and incredible arsenal of weapons gives you all you need to become an unstoppable one-man army.
Bionic Commando NES Longplay
Bionic Commando Manual
Bionic Commando GameBoy
Bionic Commando: Elite Forces
Bionic Commando ReArmed
Bionic Commando ReArmed 2
Bionic Commando (2009)
World of Power
Super Team Games is a side scrolling game where two players compete in races on an obstacle course. The game utilizes the Nintendo Power Pad; to control your on screen character you will need to run in place on the Power Pad to make your character run, and actually jump to make him jump.
Super Team Games Longplay
Tony Hawk Shred
NES DDR Might Exist?
Nintendo Power #3
Active Life (Spiritual Successor on Wii)
Hot off the heels of our Super Mario Bros. 2 episode we finally take the time to review Super Mario Bros. 2!
Episode 4 - DUCK HUNT
Episode 17 - SUPER MARIO BROS.
NES ACTION PACK
Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan Longplay
The warp zone experiments of the brilliant Dr. Chaos have gone horribly wrong. They've unleashed armies of bloodthirsty creatures, trapping him in his remote research facility. Now only his brother Michael can rescue him.
To succeed, Michael must brave a haunted house filled with vicious monsters. Can he fight his way through dangerous passageways? Track down the concealed weapons? Find the secret vials of strength? And assemble the ultimate weapon, Canbarian?
Dr. Chaos Longplay
The Real Dr. Chaos
The most advanced Cobra attack helicopter ever built is at your command! You'll fly alone into a deadly no-man's land where enemy choppers, tanks, soldiers, cannons, and warships are all aiming to blast you out of the sky. Helpless hostages are counting on your to rescue them, as you make your way to enemy headquarters for your final assault!
Cobra Command Longplay
Bubble Bobble is the story of two humans, Bub and Bob who wander into the mysterious cave of monsters and magically turn into dinosaurs. The only way to transform back is to reach the end of the cave...
Bubble Bobble NES Gameplay
Update Day - Nirvana The Band The Show
Bubble Bobble Part 2
Final Bubble Bobble
The New York sewers were never like this!
You've fallen down a hidden manhole into a world of creatures so terrifying they’d scare the rats away. You can panic and perish, or blast your way through an endless maze of tunnels, searching for the secret passages to your escape. And that’s the easy part. Because the Masters of the Caverns lay waiting - prehistoric creatures so powerful, so gigantic, they literally fill your screen! So load your arsenal and get ready for Blaster Master.
Blaster Master NES Gameplay
Blaster Master 2
Blaster Master Boy
Blaster Master: Blasting Again
Blaster Master: Overdrive
Blaster Master Zero
Blaster Master & Scholastic
Yoshiaki Iwata Interview
Bored with board games? Tired of pursuing trivia? Had your fill of ethical questions? Then you’re ready for ANTICIPATION. This zany, unpredictable, totally wacked-out video board game begins with a giant connect-the-dots puzzle. Suddenly, a video pencil starts connecting the dots and, before you know it, you’re in a maddening race against the clock, trying to solve the puzzle.
This time it's a fierce action-packed battle to free the land of Subcon from the curse of the evil Wart. It's up to you, along with Mario, Luigi, Toad and the Princess, to fight your way through bizarre multi-level worlds and find him! This time you've got a brand new kind of power - plucking power - and now anything you find can be a weapon. But beware! You've never seen creatures like these! Shyguys and Tweeters! Ninji and Beezos! And you've never had an adventure like this! Only cunning and speed can save you now...
Super Mario Bros. 2 Gameplay
Doki Doki Panic
Super Mario Bros. 2 Japan
Super Mario All-Stars (SMB2)
BS Super Mario USA Power Challenge
Super Mario Advance
Super Mario Bros. Super Show (Mouser Clip)
The Story of Super Mario Bros. 2
The black spy and the white spy are out to outsmart each other before the time bell rings. Find the needed objects (money, passport, secret plans and airport door key) by searching rooms in the embassy, which include desks, file cabinets and other furniture. Foil your opponent by setting creative booby traps in the various rooms (a bomb in a dresser drawer, for instance). Traps can be disarmed with objects found in rooms (a water bucket from a firebox on the wall will disarm the bomb in the prior example). When all the items are together in the secret briefcase, head for the airport door.
Spy VS Spy Longplay
Spy vs Spy II: The Island Caper
Spy vs. Spy III: Arctic Antics
Spy vs Spy (2005)
Mountain Dew Commercial
Spy vs Spy (TV Show)
Mad Magazine #60 (First appearance of Spy vs Spy)
Two different tribes existed on planet Colura, the Petras and the Basrah. The Basrah were aggressors and eventually drove the Petra underground. However many Petra survivors were trapped on the surface of the planet. To that end, a rescue bike named the Gilgitt Petras was created. It must venture up to the surface and save as many Petras as possible.
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
TRON LIGHT CYCLE
This is no amateur hour. This one's for keeps. The national finals. Will you play tough enough to hear the umpire call "point, set, match!" A million eyes bore into you from the stands. Moments to start... RACKET ATTACK
Racket Attack Longplay
Racket Attack Manual
Moero 6!! Shin Moero!! Pro Yakyuu
Moero 7!! Juudou Warriors
Tennis Elbow Manager 2
One of the most popular and influential games of the 1980's, Pac-Man stars a little, yellow dot-muncher who works his way around to clear a maze of the various dots and fruit which inhabit the board.
Tengen and Nintendo Lawsuit
Super Bowl Pac-Man Ad
Baby Pac-Man (pinball/arcade)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX NES VERSION!
Pac-Man TV Show
Pac-Man Fever (song)
Millipedes, cousins of the Centipede, are all over the garden. This will ruin anything trying to grow there unless they are stopped. But there are other insects as well; spiders, bees, dragonflies and earwigs. Nature is dangerous. Luckily, there's a bug zapper that can shoot arrows at these insects and destroy them.
Millipede NES Longplay
Centipede 1998 (PC)
Centipede Infestation (Wii)
HAL and IBM?
IBM Millipede Memory
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).
Mickey Mousecapade NES LongPlay
IGN rates it 89th Best NES Game
Hidden Mickey on the cart
Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse or Garfield or Ghostbusters?
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.
Arcade Archives Port
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!
Joust NES Longplay
The Making of Joust
Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest
Cancelled Joust N64 Game
Joust Movie Details
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.
Japanese Ending to Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters NES Longplay
THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS - Arcade 1987
Ghostbusters - 2009 360/PS3
Ghostbusters - 2016 PS4/XBONE
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!
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
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.
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
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.
Xevious: Fardraut Saga
3 Part Novelization
Lost Xevious Film
Nintendo Power Sep/Oct 88
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.
Wheel of Fortune Longplay
MOST Wheel of Fortune Video Games
Pat Sayjak on the Rugrats
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.
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
Never before in a home format have so many options been available to a player of video golf. - U.S National Video Game Team
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
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.
Red Fortress (FDS Jackal)
Jackal Rebirth (Cancelled Wii game)
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.
Golgo 13 Intro
Golgo 13 Longplay
Golgo 13 manga
The Mafat Conspiracy Longplay
Golgo 13 Live Action Movie
Golgo 13: The Professional (‘83)
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!
Galaga NES Longplay
Galaga Strategy Tips from a Pro
Galaga: Destination Earth
Galaxian3 TOUR (need to see it to believe it)
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.
Street Fighter 1
Sid Meier's Pirates!
R-Type NES Conversion
Master System Games
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!
NEStalgia Gradius Episode
Salamander Arcade Version
Life Force Anime (FULL EPISODE)
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.
Legendary Wings Longplay
Michelle Heart - Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Namco x Capcom
Michelle Heart - Project X Zone 2
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.
Iron Tank Gameplay
TNK III Gameplay
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.
Creator Ed Logg on Gauntlet
Gauntlet NES Gameplay
Gauntlet Arcade Gameplay
Gauntlet Dark Legacy
Gauntlet: The Third Encounter
Gauntlet III: The Final Quest
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
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.
The Joy of Difficult Games - Defender
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.
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
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
Back of the Box
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
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.
“Highway Star” by Deep Purple.
1985 Honda City Hatchback Auction
City Connection Commercial
City Connection Rocket
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!
NINTENDO FUN CLUB ISSUE #5
RETURN OF DONKEY KONG
SUPER R.C. PRO-AM
R.C. PRO-AM II
Back of the Box
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
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
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
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.
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
Renegade III the final Chapter
Super Dodge Ball
River City Ransom
Nintendo World Cup.
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
Bad Dudes Vs DragonNinja
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.
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
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.
NES Australian Commercial
Zelda Commercial 1
Zelda Commercial 2
THE WORST GAME OF 1987
THE TOP 10 GAMES OF 1987
9. Raid on Bungeling Bay
7. Kid Icarus
4. Mega Man
2. Mike Tyson's Punch Out
1. The Legend of Zelda
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What to fix? 1:15:28
Developer Interviews 1:21:55
Sequels and Spinoffs 1:35:47
Essential Games List 1:44:40
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
Power Up and Progression 19:19.947
Map Layout 27:03.093
Boss Battles 51:22.379
What is Satisfying about Metroid? 54:20.935
Female Protagonist 1:06:28.833
Sequels and Spinoffs 1:12:11.462
Essential Games List 1:15:33.878
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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