The Best NES Games for your kids to Experience & Play

Long before Will Smith was slapping grown men on live television, he and Jazzy Jeff taught us that “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” And it’s true. There's always an unavoidable gap between one generation and the next. Those who grew up in the 80s played Nintendo and wondered why their dads were so fascinated by baseball. Kids today watch TikTok videos and wonder why parents do anything that requires more than 34 seconds of their attention. But, once in a while, we find those rare activities that both generations can enjoy together. Case in point, the following guide lists the best NES games to share with your kids. These games nourish your child’s mental development (seriously) while bridging the generation gap. Plus, they’re addictively fun for all ages. Enjoy these games together for some glorious, 8-bit family bonding. 1. Super Mario Bros 1-3 You can’t go wrong with a classic. And few...

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Explore the History of the Legend of Zelda NES Video Games

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link The Legend of Zelda games are seriously one of the best video series ever made. Still, the larger this series gets, the more questions it raises. Are the Zelda games connected and if so, how? And why does Link always start the game empty-handed? Where are the items he won in the previous games? Perhaps the most common question is, “What’s the correct order in which to play the Zelda games?” That’s easy: play them oldest to newest. Honestly, we may never understand the overly complex in-game chronology. But we’ll gladly give you a guided tour through the History of the Zelda Games.  Besides, it’s more fun to see the series progress as you play through in the originally-intended order. Together, let’s explore how it all started with the first 2 classic games in the series. 1. The Legend of Zelda - Nintendo NES The Legend of Zelda original game release...

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Do it! Why you need to Buy an Original Nintendo NES Console

Yes, we know that there are plug-and-play retro NES consoles that are very cheap to buy. We also know that these systems are pre-loaded with hundreds of games and that they include two controllers. So, why would anyone buy an original NES console for over $100, no games included? Two words: Duck Hunt. Can you play the beloved classic Duck Hunt on a plug-and-play system? No, you can’t. These systems don’t include or even support the Zapper light gun accessory that’s required to play this title. Along those lines, can’t you just play Duck Hunt on the Wii U Virtual Console, you ask? Yes and no. Yes, there is a playable version on the Wii U Virtual Console. But no, this port does not provide the same experience. Namely, it displays crosshairs where you are aiming, making it impossible to miss. This dumbed-down perversion of the original game is so dull...

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10 of The best NES RPGs Ranked - Nintendo Role Playing Games

For those of us who were young when the Nintendo Entertainment System first hit markets, it represents a childhood filled with countless gaming memories. Finally beating the last level on Super Mario Bros, giggling maniacally as we shot down ducks in Duck Hunt and nearly tossing the controller after a single bullet grazed my leg and killed me in contra. All the nes rpg games considered for the list are only NTSC "North America" NES version of the games.  For the Record: I have the original game The Legend of Zelda on the list.  Yes I'm full aware its more of an Action/Adventure game, but it's my site, my blog and Zelda ROCKs so it's listed! NES games & Role-Playing games have always been a staple of console gaming, and today we are going to take a look at the 10 of the best nes rpgs the Nintendo Console had to...

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Nintendo World Championships – The History & Explanation

One of the most enduring traditions of video games has been the ‘Nintendo World Championships’ – players from around the world getting together and pitting their skills against each other in their favorite games. Some of the most iconic moments in gaming history have happened at these tournaments.

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Does Blowing Into an NES Cartridge Actually Work?

Everyone who grew up playing the NES is familiar with the concept of blowing into an NES cartridge to make it work right? So here is a breakdown of what this looks like, and why or why not it works.

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Games That Are Hilariously Different From the Movies They're Based On

When modern gamers think of video game based movies, they might recall awesome titles like Jurassic World Evolution. Old-school gamers have a different association—namely, a horrible one.

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