Tag Archives: Nintendo R&D1
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.
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
Originally a Famicom cartridge release, Soccer plays surprising well for its age. Nintendo RD&D1 succeeded in synthesizing a robust and entertaining adaptation of the worlds most popular sport.
Tennis. You guessed it, it’s Tennis. One of Nintendo’s simple yet dependable early sports titles actually introduced some new ideas that took video tennis well beyond the Pong-styled clones previously tasked with representing the sport.
Mahjong is an adaptation of the massively successful, near impenetrable and mystifying Chinese tile-based board game. The disk system version is a re-release of the first in a long line of 8-bit Mahjong games home to a Japanese Nintendo … Continue reading
Baseball is lacklustre, at times boring, often frustrating and an overall badly dated video game experience whose importance lies not in lasting innovation, but rather in unique historical context.