NESmaker – A Streamlined Way to Create 8-bit Nintendo Games

NESmaker is quite possibly one of the coolest things to have been created in the NES homebrew community that I’ve seen. It reminds me of Game Maker on the PC, but it allows you to create games within the specific restrictions of the NES which you can then burn straight to an actual cartridge and play on real hardware!

The question is, will it be everything they say it will be and what impact will it have on the NES homebrew scene? It’s time to dig in and talk about this crazy program and device that will let us create brand new NES games with no coding experience required…

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VGBS 85 – Ninja Spirit (TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine/Arcade)

Bullshit Homework time! We tackle Ninja Spirit for the TurboGrafx16!~

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Ms. Pac-Man – 3DNES Remastered Version

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Mario Bros – 3DNES Remastered Version

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Eskimo Bob – NES Homebrew Review

Newer web series nostalgia is the name of the game with Eskimo Bob, which was funded on Kickstarter in June of 2017. In terms of NES Homebrew releases, I don’t think we’ve gotten a game based on a newer licensed property. Fortunately it doesn’t follow suite of all the poorly-created licensed games from the heyday of the NES and is solidly designed.

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Xeno Crisis – New Genesis / Dreamcast / Switch Game Preview

My first thoughts looking at Xeno Crisis was that it seems like a throwback to the 90s arcade scene; with inspiration from classics like Smash TV and Alien Syndrome… which was okay but nothing we haven’t seen before with retro-style games. Then I clicked the trailer link! Continue reading

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VGBS 84 – Black Box Challenge (NES Homebrew)

Bullshit Homework is back. It’s time to explore Jeffrey Wittenhagen’s Black Box Challenge! This is supreme badassary unbound, straight from the ever brilliant Rob Bryant and Sly Dog Studios.

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