Tag Archives: Famicom

You’ve Probably Never Played… Ikki

Ikki Developer(s): Tose, Sunsoft Publisher: Sunsoft Platform(s): Arcade, Famicom, PlayStation, Mobile, PC, Wii (VC), PS4 (Arcade Archives) Release Date: November 27th 1985 (Famicom) For a single game to define an entire aspect of gaming itself, it has to do something pretty special. Some … Continue reading

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Bargains, In-flight Entertainment and Carts Galore – Culture Collection #9

There’s no better way to spend your weekend than with some portable games. If Game Boy classics are your style, then FamicomSpirits has got you more than covered with this truly envy-inducing mound of carts! Whilst it’s obviously difficult to … Continue reading

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A Look at Super Potato’s New Year’s Lucky Bags – Culture Collection #8

It’s the first Culture Collection instalment of 2016 and what better way to kickstart a year’s worth of gaming culture coverage than with a look at some New Year’s festivities, Super Potato style! Japanese chain retro game store Super Potato … Continue reading

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DMGs, Christmas Presents and Terrifying Famicom Men – Culture Collection #7

Just like that, christmas has come and gone, but even during the holidays the world of gaming culture never sleeps! As a matter of fact, christmas is the ideal time to share the joys of consoles new and old with … Continue reading

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“8BIT MUSIC POWER” now available to pre-order!

You may remember around a month ago we featured an article about “8BIT MUSIC POWER”, a brand new chiptune album from Japan released in Famicom cartridge format! I was quite excited to discover that Japanese artist and programmer RIKI was working on … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Wily & Right no RockBoard: That’s Paradise

Wily & Right no RockBoard: That’s Paradise Developer:  Capcom Publisher: Capcom Platform(s): Famicom Release Date: 15th January 1993 (Japan exclusive) It seems that these days, almost every major franchise has taken the opportunity to trade their usual fanfare in favour of … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… N.Y. Nyankies

N.Y. Nyankies (Rockin’ Kats) Developer: Atlus Publisher: Atlus Platform(s): Famicom/NES Release Date: 5th April 1991 Long ago, before the likes of Persona and Etrian Odyssey had even been thought of, Atlus was a very different company. This was a decidedly younger Atlus, perhaps one … Continue reading

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Listen to chiptune the way it was intended with RIKI’s “8BIT MUSIC POWER”!

Many fans of chiptune music will tell you that the best and most authentic sounding beats around are those produced by the machines that inspired the genre themselves! Be it the NES or the Game Boy, both of which sport a wide … Continue reading

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You’ve Probably Never Played… Mario Bros. Variations

Mario Bros. is the very definition of a Nintendo arcade classic. It features fun, easy to play single-screen action that earned itself many a quarter in arcades back when it first released in 1983. Sending Mario back to his plumbing roots, … Continue reading

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The HAL Laboratory games you’ve probably never played

It is without argue that developer HAL Laboratory are responsible for some of the most beloved franchises in video game history; from the brilliant platforming adventures of Kirby to the cult RPG classic Mother series, not to mention a certain all-star fighter featuring … Continue reading

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