Tristan and Jeff dive deep into the 2023 NESDEV Competition, meticulously playing through all 24 entries. Together, they offer insightful synopses for each game, discussing various facets and sharing their personal gameplay experiences. Assigning a letter grade to each entry, they also ponder whether these titles would have graced the shelves as full-fledged physical releases during the Nintendo Entertainment System era. Leveraging their collaboration with a licensed third-party publisher, they extend potential avenues and opportunities for aspiring developers to have physical releases on both modern and retro consoles.
They also provide awards based on the following categories:
- Art and Style
- Polish and Completeness
- Overall Favorite Game
Here is a link to all the games covered: