Atari Jaguar Phear Brochure

by NFG - 30th August 2016 in Games

If you’re at all interested in the Tetris/Phear Saga I’ve got the full text of H2O’s brochure here. At the time it was written it’s pretty clear that they were a small team of bedroom coders. I wonder where they […]

WonderBoy Sprite History

by NFG - 5th April 2013 in Games

This is one of a series of articles about sprite histories (see: Mario, Sonic, Castlevania, Bonk, and MegaMan). There’s an updated version of this page right here!

Famicom Disk System Manual

by NFG - 27th November 2007 in Games

It’s a sad truth that modern manuals don’t encourage consumers to learn technical things about the stuff they buy. Back in the day if you bought a home computer it’d have a descirption of every connector, a copy of basic […]

Nectaris on Wii VC

by Blaine - 14th December 2006 in Games

NFG’s Patron Saint of Strategy Games, Military Madness, hits stateside next week. Audible waves of angst from Australia expected to coincide. According to a barely cryptic message on the Hudson forums, Wii owners will soon be blessed with Nectaris on […]

Send Anonymous Email To My Wii – I subject myself to hell for the greater good.

by Blaine - 23rd November 2006 in Games

Wiimail at you! While the Wii is in its infancy, people sending cute little messages to one another is still a good deal of fun. The only problem is the hoops that Nintendo makes you jump through in order to […]

H2O’s Phear brochure – full text

by NFG - 1st November 2006 in Games

If you’re at all interested in the Tetris/Phear Saga I’ve got the full text of H2O’s brochure here. At the time it was written it’s pretty clear that they were a small team of bedroom coders. I wonder where they […]

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One game that gets too little press in the Wii’s launch lineup is the Japan-only release of Kororinpa from Hudson.

Bottom line: It’s a great 3D Cameltry. Read the Review.

Tetrisphere, the Jaguar and the Nintendo 64

by NFG - 1st September 2006 in Games

Back when the Nintendo 64 was new and the Jag was still clinging to life, I was at CES. This would have been January 1995. Atari was flush with cash from a settlement with Sega, I believe over Atari’s game […]

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I really wish I had thought of this. Someone’s taken an N64 controller and blown it up, suspending all the components with pieces of wire. It looks fantastic.

Hudson Announces Nectaris DS

by NFG - 27th February 2006 in Games

“Hudson Announces Nectaris DS”, that’s the headline I long to hear. Nectaris, released in North America as Military Madness, is fantastically popular in Japan, and it has a cult following overseas. Unlike most hex grid strategy games Nectaris focuses on […]


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