Listen to this young girl playing her sheng, a Chinese instrument invented 1,000’s of years ago. The woodwind may be ancient, but the sound is pure 1980s nostalgia — it’s the Super Mario Brothers theme, right down to the sounds of Mario collecting coins and mushrooms. Awesome!
Music has always been a big part of the retro Nintendo experience, and it’s crazy how the notes coming out of an instrument you probably never heard of sound so shockingly familiar.
Vice: Project Doom published by American Sammy in 1991 for the Nintendo NES has elements similar to Spy Hunter and Ninja Gaiden. It has driving, fighting, first-person shooting and cinematic sequences when passed levels.
In the above video you will see game play from the beginning of the game all the way to the end. If you know how to play this game, it can be finished in about an hour. No cheat codes or save states were used in this gameplay footage.
I highly recommend getting your hands on really fun game for your NES collection. You can typically pick it up as a loose cartridge for less then $15.00 USD at the time of this video posting.
The video game console wars explode into song in this “School House Rock” parody!
If you’d like an mp3 of the song, you can get it from the following sources:
This song will now be a staple in my retro gaming play list.
An original a-cappella arrangement of the Overworld song from the Nintendo Super Mario World video game:
To find out more about Smooth McGroove, check out these links:
- Watch his videos at: http://www.youtube.com/user/SmoothMcGroove
- Download his songs at: http://smoothmcgroove.bandcamp.com/
- Smooth McGroove T-shirts at: http://sharkrobot.com/smooth-mcgroove
Smooth McGroove does a ton of other a-capella arrangements of video game songs. You should definitely check out his links above!
DuckTales is back and shinier than ever thanks to Capcom and WayForward.
Check out this side-by-side comparison game footage and see how the Nintendo NES classic has changed:
Just the other day I was playing the original on my Nintendo NES. IMHO it’s still a really playable game, but this remastered version looks amazing!
In North America, DuckTales: Remastered will launch on Tuesday, August 13th on PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC. The Xbox 360 iteration will be available on Wednesday, September 11th. It will cost $14.99 USD when downloaded digitally. There will also be a retail version of the game released for PlayStation 3; it will cost $19.99 USD.
I wish they would release a retail version of the game for Xbox 360, but apparently it’s only going to happen for the PS3.
Reverse Enginears is a digital creative agency that specializes in A/V re-sequencing. AKA “remixes.”
Their remixes have been featured in advertising campaigns for Disney, Marvel and GM, and have been watched millions of times on YouTube and elsewhere.
Source: Video at Polygon
Walt Disney Animation Studios and director Rich Moore (TV’s “The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph.”
Ralph is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Below you can watch the official “Wreck-It Ralph” movie trailer:
I can’t wait to see this movie! “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D in select theaters!
Check out this remake of the intro to MegaMan 2 that showcases sweet HD graphics and a killer rocking soundtrack:
Mega Man 2 for the Nintendo is in my Top 10 games for the NES.
Source: YouTube Video by rickonami
I’m a huge fan of Donkey Kong and as a child I loved playing with Legos. Put the two together and you get the following video:
Of course this isn’t a perfect reproduction, but it’s still a really good stop motion interpretation of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong IMHO.
Well most of the framework is now in place for my collection pages, so now comes the fun part… to add pictures and detailed console pages for each system.
I’ve also got my Flash arcade game room up and running too, so be sure to check it out and see if you can get a high score on some of the games.
As the saying goes, I’ll be adding more content to Golden Age Of Gaming as time permits. With that being said, the game is never over.
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