Here it is: My friends and other destinations that form a collection of some of the best NES websites and retro gaming resources on the web today.
1 More Castle – This is my other website, that I co-founded along with Andrew Carreiro. While Nintendo Legend is dedicated to the NES, 1MC features quality content that covers the broad expanse of retro gaming altogether, tapping into the culture we know and love. Updates provided by a team of talented contributors, along with other exclusive features. We produce content with the intent to make 1 More Castle the best retro gaming website on the web.
Flailthroughs – The tagline says it all: “We play games in Japanese. We don’t know Japanese.” Follow the team’s hilarious exploits as they conquer foreign games, with blog-style updates complete with vivid screenshots and humorous commentary.
HeadFirst – This would be the guy who did the redesign for NintendoLegend.com, which I am very happy with. Check out his top-rate portfolio. He could not be a classier person to deal with.
Classic L337 – I do not listen to many gaming podcasts, but I like this one. Just some gamers who run a well-organized, roughly hour-long weekly podcast, covering both modern and retro topics.
NES-Bit – While I am on a quest to play and review every North American release for the Nintendo Entertainment System, this retro gamer NES fan is doing the same thing for the PAL region. He hosts dozens of nice reviews, along with a discussion forum solely dedicated to NES topics, and even publishes a magazine, along with other quality features.
Tigmo55 – A blast from the past run by an all-around classy gentleman, Tigmo is a website stuck in a previous generation in the best way possible, serving as a pleasant solution to your need for a nostalgia fix, along with some solid NES and SNES commentary as well.
J2Games – Buy video games here, new or used, latest releases or that NES CIB you want. Use promo code “NLegend” to receive 20% off! Check out their Featured Products sidebar for crazy-good deals.
Twin Galaxies – The official world record-keeping resource for video games, including NES titles. Do they really need any further description than that? If you think you are any good at a game, here is where you find out.
Nintendo Age – This is my favorite site for NES instruction booklet scans, which is handy.
GameFAQs – GameFAQs needs no introduction, with their providence of game screenshots, walkthroughs, cheats, data, and other information across all console generations, including by-system discussion boards.
NES Guide – And to fill in the information gap between GameFAQs and Nintendo Age, NES Guide has a beautiful layout where every NES title has its own informative page, complete with items such as box art and a conglomerate review score calculated from multiple sources. Their YouTube channel is outstanding too, with gameplay clips for every NES game.
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