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How The NES Zapper Worked

Forget about the Wii controller, ever wonder how the NES Zapper worked? Wikipedia writes: “When the [Zapper] trigger was pulled, the game blanked out the screen with a black background for one frame, then, for one additional frame, drew a solid white rectangle around the sprite the user was supposed to be shooting at… Zapper would detect these changes in intensity and send a signal to ...

Retro Redux: The NES

Any quest to play retro Nintendo games should probably begin with the NES. It’s one of the most iconic gaming systems of all time, and it essentially revived the home console market in the United States single-handedly after the disastrous video game crash of 1983. Since I am trying to recreate (for myself and anyone who cares to read this) the era of the NES, I should probably know a little...

E3: Nyko Wand Zapper dissapointing, but okay

Nyko is well known among third party controller manufacturers – so it was no surprise when details about the Nyko “wand” alternative Wii-Remote started to surface.  What was surprising was the “trans-port” features the wand boasted over the traditional Wii remote, series of electrical contacts that would allow Nyko to transfer any button on the wand-remote to any new...

Wii Zapper is soooo worth your $20…

… thanks to Link’s Crossbow Training. It’s a great, albeit short game — most will finish it in about 1-2 hours. But then again it’s $20 and comes with a cool piece of thick plastic. I was initially frustrated with the third-person levels that require thumbstick movement, but after 10 minutes I was moving like a pro and rather enjoyed it. I earnestly look forward to pl...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 2 Electronic Beginnings

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Make sure to check back in everyday for more content! When last we left Nintendo, hanafuda was on it’s way out as toy making was the new profit driver with successes such as The Ultra Hand and the Ultra Machine. Meanw...

Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo – Part 1 Origins

Welcome to the Infendo Presents: The History of Nintendo! Join us as we chronicle Nintendo from their humble hanafuda beginnings, to the dominance of the Wii and DS and beyond! Make sure to check back in everyday for more content!  By now it’s pretty common knowledge that long before Nintendo was in the video game making business, the company got its start producing handmade hanafuda cards i...

Nintendo’s New World

One day, in the very near future I think, we may well all be privy to the land that Infendo contributor Malstrom now inhabits. I’d like to think that I have purchased the ticket, but have not yet stepped foot on the ship. Many of you who have read these epic articles might consider yourselves in that same boat, pardon the pun. In this the penultimate article to Malstrom’s recent series...

Nintendo Spotting

At your local thrift store: curling iron, hair dryer, hair dryer, NES zapper… All in the same department.

Top 10 Popular Old School Games by Nintendo

There is no dearth of video games developers in the world, thanks to the huge demand. However, few have the creativity and capacity to maintain a reputation for decades after decades. Without a doubt, Nintendo lands on one of the first few spots on the list, if you were to make one. With 128 years of history and counting, Nintendo continues to enthrall us with some of the most fun-packed entertain...

Captain N: The Game Master

remember a time when Saturday morning was meant for cartoons?  We would wake up eager to turn on the TV and Veg out in front of the animated awesomeness of the day!  Once a year they would run a half hour to an hour long preview of the upcoming new cartoons as well as the returning favorites.  I remember sitting at my Friend Mike’s house and seeing the preview for Captain N: The Game Master....

Resident Evil Revelations to be bundled with Circle Pad Pro…In Europe

There is nothing I would like more than to have more games to play on my 3DS. I have had one heck of a time recently with Super Mario 3D Land as it has showed me just how much fun the little 3D machine really is. Ever since I got my hands on the demo of Resident Evil Revelations back in June, I have been clamoring to get my hands on a retail copy of the game, and it looks like it may come with a l...

Looking at old Nintendo hardware makes me smile

We play for the games, that’s for sure. But it’s hard not to hold a soft spot for the last thing you see before escaping.