Monthly Archives: April 2017

Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran

Koneko Monogatari: The Adventures of Chatran has the some-what dubious distinction of being the first game on the Disk System based on a licensed film property. Movie or TV parentage almost always make for bad video games. Unsurprisingly, this game does little to disparage … Continue reading

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A landmark of video game exploration, Metroid would eschew many console video game conventions and give birth to a new breed of adventure game; complex, engaging, and at times both vast and claustrophobic.

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Namida no Sokoban Special

The first Disk System game published by a company other than Nintendo, Namida no Sokoban Special is actually the sequel to developer Thinking Rabbit’s massively successful Sokoban, the original box pushing puzzle game.

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The only true stinker of the early Disk System titles, Vollyball is composed entirely of esoteric mechanics and half-baked design choices that make the game a near-unplayable mess. Nintendo missed the mark, and future vollyball games would do it much, … Continue reading

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Super Mario Bros. 2

Essentially a hard version of the original Super Mario Bros. with new levels and new challenges, Super Mario Bros. 2 was released exclusively to the Disk System for the specific purpose to push sales of nintendo’s add-on disk drive.

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