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The NES / Master System Book

The NES / Master System Book

The NES / Master System Book 2nd Edition

Celebrating two of the greatest consoles ever, this book takes an in-depth look at Sega and Ninendo's iconic machines, and the games that made them both huge hits. Read in-depth guides to collecting the consoles and everything you need to make the most of them. Relive classic game series for the Master System including Alex Kidd, Wonder Boy and Sonic the Hedgehog, and remember the classic NES titles that took the world by storm – Metroid, The Legend Of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. Featuring: Making of - Learn the stories behind some of the most iconic games to hit Sega and Nintendo’s systems. Collector's guides - Make sure you know all there is to know about the most coveted NES and Master System collectibles. Retro revivals - Reminisce about some of the overlooked gems of the 8-bit generation. Greatest games - Count down reader-voted lists of the greatest NES and Master System games of all time.

País:
United Kingdom
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Future Publishing Ltd
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1 min.
welcome to the nes book

The Nintendo Entertainment System was a remarkable success for Nintendo. Redesigned for the Western market – it was known in Japan as the Famicom – it arrived following the great videogame crash and helped to reignite interest in the console market. It wasn’t quite as successful in Europe, but in Japan and America it reigned supreme, and eventually went on to sell over 60 million units-not bad for a machine that many wrote offas a toy when it was first released. Many huge franchises like Metroid, The Legend Of Zelda and Mega Man started offon the NES and it helped turn Nintendo into a huge force in the console market. Indeed, for a long time it was Nintendo’s most successful home console, being only eclipsed by the staggering success of the…

1 min.
metroid

» PUBLISHER NINTENDO » YEAR: 1986 » GENRE: ADVENTURE » FEATURED HARDWARE: NES HISTORY Nintendo’s Metroid remains one of the best adventure games to appear on the company’s 8-bit console. And while it’s clearly been eclipsed by later games in the series, there’s still something magical about returning to the original. For those unaware, Metroid tells the tale of Samus Arun, a bounty hunter who heads to the planet Zebes to retrieve a parasitic organism called a Metroid that has been captured by Space Pirates. It’s a simple plot to be fair, but it’s one that’s rather epic in scale due to the huge environments that make up Zebes. One of the most interesting mechanics of Metroid is that Samus only starts the game with a small number of abilities, with the rest having to be earned…

18 min.
nes

“THIS NEW MACHINE ESTABLISHED NINTENDO AS A WORLD GAMING POWER OVERNIGHT” Not For Your Eyes Over the years there have been many titles which either went unreleased, were altered several times before release, or were simply never translated from Japanese to English – great games which were painfully out of our reach. Thankfully in recent years, with the advent of the internet and obsessive fan groups, it’s now possible to ’acquire’ various unreleased titles, along with Japan-only games which have been fan translated. Frank Cifaldi’s LostLevels.org is one such repository of unreleased games, making available titles like California Raisins (the beta cartridge of which sold for around a thousand dollars), Sunman, and also the uncensored version of Maniac Mansion. Elsewhere you can find the official English translation of the unreleased Earthbound…

6 min.
perfect ten games

DUCK HUNT » RELEASED: 1984 » PUBLISHED BY: NINTENDO » CREATED BY: IN-HOUSE » BY THE SAME DEVELOPER: DONKEY KONG 01Billed as the quintessential game for the clunky NES Zapper, Nintendo’s repetitive duckmurdering simulator allowed gamers to test their aim with the aid of canine-cohort, Mr Peepers. It was his job to startle a ball of petrified feathers into the air and yours to sight them in your pistol’s crosshair. You had three shots per target and the later levels, which included infinitesimal clay pigeons, called for either a swift dead-aim or the cowardly act of pressing the gun barrel against the television. The game had a neat feature, which allowed duck-welfare enthusiasts to control the direction of the fleeing birds with a second pad and save them from a good buckshot stuffing. SUPER MARIO BROS »…

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nes and the rest...

01 DR MARIO 02 PARODIUS 03 SPY VS. SPY 04 DUCK TALES 05 IKARI WARRIORS 06 ROADBLASTERS 07 ARKANOID 08 GALAGA 09 LODE RUNNER 10 SOCCER 11 GUN.SMOKE 12 BALLOON FIGHT 13 MANIAC MANSION 14 ROD.LAND 15 COBRA TRIANGLE 16 KUNG FU 17 THE NEW ZEALAND STORY 18 MIGHTY FINAL FIGHT 19 XEVIOUS 20 LEMMINGS 21 BLUE SHADOW 22 THE GOONIES II 23 PUYO PUYO 24 SUPER MARIO BROS 25 THE LAST NINJA 26 DONKEY KONG 27 PIRATES! 28 SOLOMON’S KEY 29 CASTLEVANIA 30 KICK OFF 31 RAMPAGE 32 GAUNTLET II 33 BASEBALL 34 LIFE FORCE 35 ADVENTURE ISLAND 36 IMPOSSIBLE MISSION II 37 SHATTERHAND 38 DOUBLE DRAGON 39 LUNAR POOL 40 RIVER CITY RANSOM 41 TENNIS 42 METAL GEAR 43 EXCITEBIKE 44 MS PAC-MAN 45 RENEGADE 46 NINJA GAIDEN 47 GHOSTS ‘N GOBLINS 48 CASTLEVANIA III: DRACULA’S CURSE 49 BIONIC COMMANDO 50 MEGA MAN 51 STAR WARS 52 TETRIS 2 53 DUCK HUNT 54 HUANG DI 55 GHOSTBUSTERS II 56 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA 57 ICE HOCKEY 58 SUPER MARIO BROS 2 59 TRACK & FIELD 2 60 THE ADVENTURES OF BAYOU BILLY 61 WARIO’S WOODS 62 DEVIL WORLD 63 SWORDS…

13 min.
ultimate guide: super mario bros. 3

Instant Expert Prior to its release, Super Mario Bros 3 was revealed to the public through a canny piece of product placement in Hollywood movie The Wizard At one stage in development Nintendo considered a centaur suit for Mario. This was later dropped in favour of the raccoon suit Although the Koopalings are all named after celebrities, their appearances were based upon seven of the programmers working under Shigeru Miyamoto At 17 million copies sold, Super Mario Bros 3 remains one of the bestselling non-bundle games ever released. The Virtual Console version and the GBA release have sold a further 1 million and 5 million copies respectively The idea ofMario 3’s ingenious overworld map was later used again, albeit in simplified form, in Super Mario World, and was more accurately copied in both New Super…