Top 10 Games for Eternity

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Japanese gamers were surveyed as to what games they felt would be the best to leave to posterity, and the results include the expected slew of Nintendo classics and blockbuster RPGs, but also includes surprising entries such as Okami and Clannad.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 15, 2012 11:32

    I played Shadow Hearts and I do like it, but be honest it wasn't near as good as FF X. Both shouldn't be in the top 10 maybe 12 or so but not in the... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 3, 2011 21:51

    long live mario and company.... haha... More


Rockman Madness: “I Won’t Sleep Till I Clear It!”

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Rockman (known as Megaman in western markets), attempts to play the one game in his hit series he could never clear, Rockman I.

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  • Anonymous commented on February 6, 2010 13:04

    Airman is easy in the US version - never played the Japanese version so don't know how it is. In the US megaman 2, all you did was turn on your leaf shield when he jumped... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 6, 2010 05:32

    These videos noever ave any footage for me. All I see is a running timer and black image. Anybody have an idead how to fix this?... More


NES Game “M.U.S.C.L.E.” Fetches $10,000

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Bandai Famicon game キン肉マン マッスルタッグマッチ / Kinnikuman Muscle Tag Match, or Tag Team Match M.U.S.C.L.E. as it is known outside Japan, has fetched an impressive ¥921,000 at auction. There are said to be only eight copies extant in Japan…

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  • Muzaffar commented on February 17, 2009 00:05

    Oh lawl, I can't even imagine who bought that for $10,000. I remembered playing this game on a "Mega Joy" (an NES emulator) before I got a PSX, and also have this game for my... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 16, 2009 19:21

    I wonder if the game even works, nowadays...... More


Complete Famicom Game Collection Selling for $7,200

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A Mandarake store in Tokyo is selling what is billed as a “Famicom (NES) Complete Cartridge Set” for ¥650,000 ($7,200). The set contains 1,051 different cartridges and is reported as having every Famicom ROM cartridge commercially sold.

It is a pity they are Famicom games and not compatible with the Super Famicom that recently went on sale for $5,500, as that combination would have been enough to cement a gaming otaku’s credentials for life…

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  • Anonymous commented on July 11, 2016 03:53

    Legend of Zelda didn't come out on the Famicom so strike that concern (it was a Famicom Disk game in Japan).... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 10, 2010 22:16

    Dood, blowing on the cartridge works, but only if you are the owner, otherwise, it don't do jack. Of course, if you are the owner and it doesn't work, that means the cartridge does... More


Rare NES Game Fetches Over $4,000

Rare NES Game Fetches Over $4,000: 危険物のやさしい物理と科学 / Kikenbutsu no Yasashii Butsuri to Kagaku, or “The Tender Physics & Science of Explosive Materials”

An extremely rare game for the original Nintendo Famicom (the NES) has just fetched a bank-breaking ¥401,010 (some $4,250) at auction.

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  • Chronomaster commented on May 5, 2009 06:50

    Honestly, I'm more curious about the reason for a converter than I am about the game.... More

  • Anon commented on January 20, 2009 06:39

    Using consoles to train employees. The Japanese truly are a generation or two ahead of the rest of the world.... More


Firefox Famicon Emulator – FireNes

Firefox Famicon Emulator – FireNes

A Firefox based NES emulator is not something I would have considered a likely development, but it seems someone has gone to the trouble, so now you can play thousands of NES games from your browser.

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  • Firetribe commented on October 24, 2009 22:13

    I can only see this as increasing the appetite of that resource hog we call FF.... More

  • Kyo commented on August 16, 2009 17:27

    FAINARU FANTAJI!!!!... More


Last Boss Collection

Last Boss Collection - Darius

This rather comprehensive site has within a vast repository of final bosses for a variety of classic Japanese systems – perhaps worth a look if retro gaming is of interest, or if you just want to smirk at bad Engrish. A few eye catching ones are below. The giant robot cephalopods are my favourites.

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  • OniSuika commented on August 3, 2009 10:46

    Darius is made of awesome.... More

  • Kamenoshi commented on February 14, 2009 23:59

    So fucking epic... takes me back :)... More


Controller Hell

NES Controller Hell

A truly huge array of controllers has been released for Nintendo’s Famicon system, many of which have never been seen outside Japan, perhaps something to be thankful for. You are doubtless wondering what on earth the above controller is for; it is a specialised pachinko controller for such famous games as “Pachinko Daisakusen Series”, on the NES. Below is the terrifying JoyBall, as well as the frankly awe-inspiring Meijin-kun, amongst others.

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  • Anonymous commented on August 17, 2010 03:17

    all i can think when i see the joy ball is can you imagine is poke'mon had been around when that came out?... More

  • Anonymous commented on August 16, 2010 23:52

    If Lucas sees the Power Glove on Sankaku, HE IS NOT AMUSED.... More


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