Looking for Gameboy ROMs & Emulators? The game that launched the career of a certain plumber, Nintendo’s 1981 arcade hit was pivotal. Having failed to crack the US, president Hiroshi Yamauchi convinced young designer Shigeru Miyamoto to create a new game. Jumpman (renamed Mario, after the US arm’s landlord, for the game’s Stateside launch) and his simian nemesis gobbled enough quarters to keep Nintendo afloat and launch countless Kong spinoffs (pictured). The rest is history.
Have the sticks on the new Nintendo Switch Lite Joy-Con controllers been upgraded? One of the biggest questions with the Nintendo Switch Lite has been whether or not the Joy-Con sticks have been upgraded in any way to address the drift issues. Sticks on the Nintendo Switch are known to suffer from this issue, which causes the sticks to continue to register an action after the sticks are released. After two tear down videos, it appears the Nintendo Switch Lite Controllers are largely unchanged. In one video from YouTube channel Span Wave, it appears the sticks have the same construction and design in the original However, in another video from YouTube channel The Retro Future (https://youtu.be/_YubjiHXGDs) it appears the new Nintendo Switch Lite Joy-Con controllers do have a new design, specifically in the metal casing for the sticks. Hopefully, this is enough to address the drifting issues in the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch Lite.
Analogue also have solutions available for the likes of the Genesis/Megadrive and the Super Nintendo, which shows that they’re working on accommodating different consoles. This is definitely a premium way of playing your old games that may be overkill for a lot of gamers needs. If the options of emulation and replicated hardware are still a bit niche for your liking, your childhood console manufacturer may have a solution available for you. See even more details at Pokemon Fire Red.
Doom 2 is everything Doom was but better. Doom 2 has more enemies, bigger levels, and a devastating new weapon, the super shotgun. In case you lived under a bridge in the early to mid 90’s, Doom is a first person shooter where you shoot demons. Sounds simple enough, but it was one of the first of its kind and the gameplay, while very simple (you can’t aim up or down), is endlessly gratifying. Killing demons is just fun, and Doom 2 is the definitive way to do it. Also, the final boss, the towering Icon of Sin, will keep you awake at night. My favorite old school shooter. Duke Nukem 3D is just hardcore. In a time when games were all appealing to be kid-friendly, Duke Nukem 3D just busted down the door to awesome. From witty one-liners to badass weapons, Duke had it all. The greatest part of Duke 3D is just how non-linear it is, it’s great to just explore a level and find things to play around with. Also, blowing up aliens with the rocket launcher produces an endlessly entertaining paste of red goo. The babes loved Duke, and so did we.
The NES Classic Mini is perfect for Nintendo nostalgists. The slick presentation of the hardware, an adorable, miniaturised design, and a list of games that are a whirlwind tour of 80s essentials make it a must-have. There are issues, yes (the controller cables are too short and there’s no way to download additional games), but the 30 titles that are included here are stone-cold classics. Metroid. Super Mario Bros. The Legend of Zelda. Excitebike. The list goes on. When coupled with the ability to save and display in HD at 60Hz, the NES Classic Mini is a welcome return from an old favorite. Read more details on ROMs.