GoNintendo Video - Unboxing the Metal Storm Collector's Edition

An insanely awesome package

We see plenty of Collector's Editions for new games, but what about one for a retro release? Retro-Bit has put together a Collector's Edition for Metal Storm, a hidden gem of the NES catalog. Let's unbox this bad boy and see what it has to offer!

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Switch Online Famicom Controllers 40% off until Jan. 10th, 2020

Nintendo's deal extends to Japan

Just as is going on with the Switch Online NES controllers in NA/EU, Nintendo is offering a special deal for Switch Online Famicom Controllers in Japan. The controllers are up for grabs at 40% off until Jan. 10th, 2020, dropping the price from ¥6,578 to ¥3,900.

Six NES/SNES games being added to Nintendo Switch Online next week

Super NES
•  Star Fox 2 – This 3D rail-shooter and second installment of the Star Fox series was first
designed for the Super NES, but went unreleased until it appeared on the Super
Nintendo Entertainment System™: Super NES Classic Edition system in 2017. This time,
Emperor Andross is on a crusade to conquer the Lylat system and the Star Fox team
itself. After a long wait, Star Fox is back in action.
• Super Punch-Out!! – Featuring the tight gameplay and humor the series is known for,
this sequel to the NES classic sees Little Mac return to the ring with the World Video
Boxing Association belt once again at stake.
• Kirby Super Star – That awful King Dedede is at it again – he’s stolen all the food in
Dream Land. It’s up to Kirby to get it back and ultimately save Popstar from being taken
over. There’s never a dull moment as Kirby dashes, flies and fights!
•  Breath of Fire II – Set 500 years after the original, take on the role of Ryu, the last
member of the Dragon Clan. A cast of unusual and exciting companions join you in your
adventures across a wondrous land full of magic and mystery.

•  Crystalis – An epic story for action-RPG fans is ready to unfold. Set in a world where
civilization lies in ruins, the young protagonist awakes from cryogenic sleep and the
adventure begins. Collect the Sword of Wind and venture into the unknown.
•  Journey to Silius – Join Jay on his run and gun mission to take down the mechanical
army responsible for his father’s death. Defeat endless waves of attack robots and fulfill
his father’s dream of developing a space colony in the Silius Solar System.

Learn more: https://www.nintendo.com/switch-online

MOTHER Original Soundtrack releasing in Japan on Dec. 25th, 2019

The mother of all albums

Sony Music Direct are releasing the MOTHER Original Soundtrack in Japan on Dec. 25th, 2019 as a double vinyl album, which is priced at ¥5,500. Check out the track listing for each record below.


Side A


Side B



Side C




Episode of Pawn Stars features a man trying to get $1,000,000 for an unopened test launch copy of Super Mario Bros.

Best I can do is $5

An opened copy of the test launch for Super Mario Bros. is certainly a rare item, but just how much bank can it bring in? A previous auction for the item got the seller over $100k, but in the clip above, the owner of another copy wants to get $1,000,000 for the game. As you might expect, Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison isn't ready to offer up that much.

Take another look at a 1985 flyer for the NES...before it was the NES

Things could have been extremely different

You may have seen the flyer above, but not in this quality. Friend of the site Phil Summers has gone through the painstaking process of scanning and cleaning up this promo flyer for the NES/R.O.B. from all the way back in 1985. This was before the NES' design was locked in, and it wasn't even being called an NES. The same goes for R.O.B., who was billed as the Nintendo Video Robot.

Game History Secrets - Nintendo's Unreleased Peripherals

Today on Game History Secrets we talk about some unused Nintendo peripherals for the NES, GameCube, and Nintendo Wii.

Jeremy Parish's NES Works #56 - Tiger-Heli and Star Voyager

Another dive back into the NES catalog

A double-header from Acclaim this week, which isn't as bad as you might expect given the publisher's track record. Neither of these games are particular standouts, but neither will have you praying for the sweet release of death, either. Tiger-Heli is a decent-ish adaptation of a decent-ish arcade shooter, and Star Voyager... well, it's ambitious, but not especially good. There were far better NES games, but there were certainly much worse as well.

Jeremy Parish's NES Works #55 - Deadly Towers retrospective

While NES Works normally focuses on contextualizing NES games (especially those from Japan) by defining their place in contemporary video game history, and by explaining the state of the industry at the time of their initial creation (and subsequent release into the U.S., when applicable), sometimes exceptions must be made. Here we have one of those cases. While it's certainly worth understanding the import-only works that inspired Deadly Towers's genesis, a significant portion of this game's legacy came about more than a decade—or even two decades—after its U.S. debut. Here we see that sometimes a game is not nearly so remarkable as the conversation that springs up around it.

8BitDo selling NES controller-style mouse for your PC

Take control

Looking for a way to show off your love the NES while working at your computer? Why not got with 8BitDo's N30 2.4g Wireless Mouse for Windows/Mac OS? While looking like a warped NES controller, it still provides all the standard mouse inputs, albeit with the scroll wheel replaced by a touch strip. Check out more details on the mouse here.


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