Tag Archives: Nintendo


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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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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Nazo no Murasame Jō

The first Nintendo developed Disk System exclusive which was never released outside of Japan, Nazo no Murasame Jō’s steep difficulty and decidedly Asian influence may have been instrumental in preventing a Western release. 

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Disk Writer

  The Disk Writer kiosks took full advantage of the Disk Cards capability to be written and rewritten. This device best exemplifies Nintendo of Japan’s ingenuity and in many ways foreshadowed the non-retail DLC marketplace prevalent in the modern video game industry. 

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Super Mario Bros.

  The standard against which all future platforming video games would be measured, Super Mario Bros.’ popularity made it integral to the launch of Nintendo’s new add-on, and also paved the way for its much anticipated Disk System sequel.

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  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.

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