Tag: japan

Gyromite

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.

R.O.B.

The Robot Operating Buddy! R.O.B. has an interesting history, considering the way Nintendo abandoned him almost immediately.

Wild Gunman

Nintendo’s debut title for its light gun peripheral, based on an innovative film-based arcade installation from the ’70s.

Zapper

A light gun peripheral built on the concepts of best-selling pre-video Nintendo toys from the 1970s, included as a pack-in with American consoles.

Pinball

A basic but timeless interpretation of video gaming’s coin-op granddaddy, Pinball gave programming prodigy Satoru Iwata a foot in the door at NCL.

Tennis

The first NES game ever to reach American shores, Tennis has a remarkable pedigree for such a simple game.

Baseball

Nintendo’s “first” NES game, Baseball feels sadly simplistic compared to modern takes on the sport. Top-tier stuff back in ’83, though!