Opinions: If I could design a NES Classic 2…

Nintendo plans to re-release the NES Classic next year, but that’s sort of old hat. If Nintendo came over to me to generate a NES Classic 2 (modeled after the late second model of the console) with the same number of games, this would be what I would supply. Now in this case I’m giving…

Opinion: Blaster Master Zero is the best game in the series

Sunsoft’s Blaster Master is one of the NES’ B-tier classics; not as iconic as Super Mario, Mega Man, Legend of Zelda or Castlevania, but still fondly remembered and a good game in its own right. However, it is a flawed one, primarily for its decision to handicap the player with a gun meter that drains…

Music: Fire the Blaster Rifle from Blaster Master Zero

I bought Blaster Master Zero today and gave it a bit of a testfire, and it’s so far a splendid remake of the NES classic. And this brand new composition Inti Creates’ composers brought to the early dungeons is pretty damn awesome, I have to say. It fits the overhead sections so well I would…

Art: Blaster Master Zero

I’m posting this because I like Jason and Sophia the 3rd a lot more than the mysterious cat thigh woman above. :p

Music: Journey to Silius’ “Stage 3”

As I wrote a few months ago, Naoki Kodaka is (in my opinion) by far the greatest composer for the NES, and his masterful work on Journey to Silius is a testament to how amazing he was. This track from Stage 3 is my favorite; an excellent beat and bassline builds to a dramatic melody…

Opinion: Best NES Composers

Opinion pieces will be my take on the five best…of something. In this case, I want to share my votes for the five greatest composers for the NES hardware. 5) KONAMI KuKeiHa Club (Konami) Yes, I’m cheating slightly by including the entirety of Konami’s sensational musical staff from the 80s, so I won’t let them…