The game that defined the NES, redefined Mario, and had a permanent impact on the shape of video games. It’s kind of a big deal.
A showcase for the NES’s Trojan horse peripheral R.O.B., Gyromite is in fact a lot more fun than it really needed to be.
Less a game than an interactive demo for R.O.B., Stack-Up feels rushed out the door moreso than any other NES launch title.
Irem’s Jackie Chan-based arcade brawler was the first of two third-party releases to be brought under Nintendo’s wing for the NES launch.
Playing the role of demolition worker, this was Mario’s final dilettante outing before settling down into a career as the Mushroom Kingdom’s hero.
Leap to the pinnacle of the mountain, alone or with a friend, in order to rescue abducted eggplants from a dino-bird. 8-bit games were weird, man.
An odd, belated attempt to clone Pac-Man that nevertheless has its own interesting legacy.