NES Stories April 25, 2016

8bitdo and Analogue have brought some some very interesting retro gaming gear to market thus far from the iOS/Android/Mac controller to the Aluminum/Gold remake NES console and even a Nintendo-Themed Bluetooth speaker. And now, the two companies have teamed up on the new wireless Retro Receiver so we can play all those glorious 8-bit titles with no strings attached.

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NES Stories December 21, 2015

The original DuckTales game for NES is one of the most beloved 8-bit games ever, so it was no surprise when it did quite well as a remake for consoles. Back in April, Disney brought the adventures of Scrooge McDuck in DuckTales: Remastered to the App Store for iOS devices and today we are seeing our very first price drop. Regularly listed at $9.99, you can download the game on all your iOS devices for just $1. Android gamers can actually grab the game for free right now courtesy of Amazon’s Underground program.

For more app sales, head over to our ever-expanding Holiday iOS/Mac games and app list and head below for more details on DuckTales: expand full story

NES Stories July 14, 2015

Just in time to get your baseball fix during MLB’s All-Star break, R.B.I. Baseball 15 for iOS is getting its very first price drop today. Originally released at the end of April this year for $4.99, today you can download it on your iOS devices for just $1.99.

You can also grab R.B.I. Baseball 14 for $1.99 today (Reg. $4.99). While we did it see it drop down to $1 during the holiday season last year for 7 days, this is matching the best price we have seen outside of that sale. More details below: expand full story

NES Stories July 10, 2015

The original NES Battletoads soundtrack has been immortalized in this epic new vinyl LP

Battletoads and vinyl records, two seemingly disparate items that have both seen a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. Now the two are coming together for one epic LP release courtesy of vintage collectibles company iam8bit.

Being shown off on the show floor at Comic Con 2015, the vinyl record contains David Wise’s soundtrack from the original release. The (amazing) art work you’re seeing on the exclusive Sound Chip jacket and Dark Queen gatefold is a limited run of 300 specially made for SDCC. You’ll also find a sweet looking green and yellow print centered with the Battletoads logo on the record itself.

For those who unfortunately won’t be making it out to San Diego this week, the $25 LP will be made available sometime after the show as well, but it will feature different artwork, according to reports.

Battletoads first debuted on the NES back in 1991, and recently found its way back into popular culture after rumors of a remake, an appearance in Shovel Knight and the upcoming Xbox One release of Rare Replay from E3 2015. The excruciatingly difficult beat’em up is also being immortalized alongside the rest of the Rare Replay titles in a limited edition art print by DKNG.  The 18 by 24-inch hand-pulled screen print goes for $50 and there is only 400 of them. Unfortunately it is unclear whether or not it will be made available elsewhere, but you can bet it likely won’t be hand-signed and numbered like these are.

NES Stories June 22, 2015

GameStop took to its Twitter account this morning to announce the launch of the new Retro Classics section on its online storefront. The national gaming retailer is stocking everything from refurbished vintage consoles to a wide selection of pre-owned NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, PS1 and Dreamcast titles: expand full story

NES Stories June 2, 2015

Nintendo’s Game Boy handheld console has inspired a wealth of mobile gaming devices over the years, from its own 3DS XL to tiny custom made players the size of a credit card, and many more. While Nintendo’s archive of famous titles and consoles have been emulated and hacked to death over the years, the new Game Boy XXL might be one of the biggest nods to the beloved gaming company yet.

Nearly as tall as a person, and capable of playing all your favorite Game Boy, NES and SNES titles, this is one giant bit of Nintendo nostalgia you won’t want to miss: expand full story

NES Stories January 14, 2015

While we have covered a number of NES emulators and other classic Nintendo inspired products, today we are featuring a premium option for the purists out there.

There are a wide selection of emulation options around for older Nintendo titles, but some prefer the real thing, with original cartridges and a console. Designed from a “single, solid block of 6061 aluminum”, the new Analogue Nt certainly isn’t the most affordable way to do that, but it might be one of the most elegant and authentic, outside of buying an original NES

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NES Stories December 19, 2014

Forget Destiny and Call of Duty. The best game you’ll fire up Christmas morning will be Duck Hunt.

Nintendo’s classic shooter will be available for download through Virtual Console on Wii U for $4.99 starting next Wednesday. Even though it won’t be compatible with the original NES Zapper (you’ll have to use the Wii remote), there’s no doubt it’ll still be crazy fun.duck-hunt-super-smash-bros

The Duck Hunt dog and one of the ducks (shown to the side) recently joined Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U. Just imagine if Nintendo goes all out and gives us a Duck Hunt Duo Amiibo?!

The original hit the shores of the US in October of 1985 before releasing nearly a year earlier in Japan. While receiving mediocre reception upon release, the game has since become a classic among gamers. expand full story

NES Stories December 10, 2014

There are many ways to enjoy classic 8 and 16-bit games from the past, whether it be emulators or just dusting off the old SNES. There are also a number of newer dedicated consoles that can play old cartridges and run emulators, but none quite like Pitendo.

Combining the power and flexibility of a B+ Raspberry Pi inside a mini NES looking case, Pitendo offers much more than your average classic emulator console.

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NES Stories September 11, 2014

Nintendo just recently introduced us to the new 3DS handhelds which come with a host of new additions like a second analog stick, new shoulder buttons and replaceable face plates. And now the company has unveiled a series of new themed 3DS consoles including two Super Smash Bros. variations (red and blue), a blue Persona Q version and one that is sure to strike a nostalgic chord in many of us:

The new NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL handheld boasts a nostalgic look to anyone familiar with the roots of Nintendo’s home gaming consoles. The hardware itself is designed to look like an old school NES controller on the exterior with matching D-pad and face buttons inside. Nintendo has also created a special edition box for the classic 3DS in the style of the original NES console, look-alike RCA inputs and all.

The GameStop exclusive NES Edition Nintendo 3DS XL will release Oct. 10 at a suggested retail price of $199.99, and is already availble for pre order at GameStop.

The red and blue Smash Bros. version, which is adorned by a number of the upcoming game’s characters, will launch Sept. 19th nationwide in preparation for the October 3rd launch date of Super Smash Bros. The Persona Q edition will come available around November 25th in honor of the launch of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Both models are currently available for pre-order at Best Buy and hold a suggested retail price of $199.99.

NES Stories November 11, 2013

Update: The RadioShack PS Vita deal is now over.

In today’s best gaming/app deals, RadioShack has the PS Vita for $160 shipped, Amazon will be offering Buy 2 Get 1 Free on next gen titles starting tomorrow, and Target’s B2G1 free deal is now live. Head below for you daily does of free/discounted iOS content.

The Nintendo Wii U Limited Edition Legend of Zelda Windwaker HD 32GB Deluxe Set Bundle (or same bundle with Nintendo Land instead) is available from Walmart for $300 shipped with a $25 eGift card. Including the $25 credit that’s as much as $65 off the regular listing and $29 off Amazon’s price, without the $25 gift card.

Regularly listed at $200, RadioShack has the PS Vita Wi-Fi version on for just $160 right now. That’s more than $40 off just about every retailer including Best Buy and Amazon. The sale is online only and will run through to Nov. 16, or until supplies last. This is a great chance to get a discounted Vita just in time for remote play on your PS4.

Head below for today’s free/discounted iOS/Android apps and DVD/Blu-ray deals:

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NES Stories October 23, 2013

In today’s best gaming/app deals, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14 is available at half off on 360 and we have the day’s best discounted/free iOS apps. Apple announced new versions of iWork and iLife at yesterday’s iPad event, and now you can grab the updated versions of iMovie, Keynote, Numbers, Pages, Garageband and iPhoto for iPhone and iPad on the App Store. And here is some info on the best way to back your system up before upgrading to your free copy of Mavericks, which is also now available on the Mac App Store.

Xbox 360: Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 14: $30 (Reg. $60) PS3: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time: $15 (Reg. $40) – Cross-buy purchase includes the game on Vita as well

xbox-LIVE-membership-deal-9to5toysSOLD OUT Today only, the official Buy.com eBay storefront is offering a 12-month Xbox LIVE Gold Membership for just $39.99 with free shipping. It retails for $59.99 and transfers to the soon to be released Xbox One.

iOS Universal: He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: Bitless: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: TrafficVille 3D: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: Snap Clap: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: Popsicolor: $1 (Reg. $3) iOS Universal: Downcast: $2 (Reg. $3)

iPad: Smash Mania HD: FREE (Reg. $2) iPad: Kingdom Builder: $5 (Reg. $7)

iPhone: Timegg Pro: FREE (Reg. $1) iPhone: Turtle Fly: FREE (Reg. $1)

Mac: Gemini: The Duplicate Finder: $7 (Reg. $10) – Mac App Store Best of 2012

30% discount to get your Mac ready for Mavericks…Why waste space on the things you already have? Gemini will quickly find duplicates on your Mac and help you remove them. Make this routine task easy and fun with Gemini!

Mac: Textual: $1 (Reg. $5) Mac: SnapNDrag Pro: $2 (Reg. $6)

PC Download: Battlefield 4 pre-order: $48 (Reg. $60) use code: TAREM-BF4NA-PROMO PC Download: Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-order: $51 (Reg. $60) use code: TAREM-GHOST-PROMO

Accessories: Sega Genesis Arcade Nano Bundle: $18 shipped (Reg. $40) – includes 2 nano consoles w/ Virtua Fighter 2, Shinobi III, Golden Axe, Golden Axe III, Alien Storm, Snake, Spider, Bottle Tops Race, Bomber and Hexagones as well as 10 others.

Accessories: Retro-Bit Duo Twin NES/SNES Video Game System: $40 shipped (Reg. $70) – plays original cartridges from both systems including imported Japanese games.

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