Welcome to my NES Nostalgia section! Anyone searching for detailed reviews of the very best NES games out there has found a gold mine! I have attempted to write in-depth reviews that are informative yet entertaining and just a lot of fun to read. Out of the hundreds of NES sites out there, I have only come across a handful that really impressed me. My hope is that you will really enjoy your visit and that you will want to come back time and time again!
Ever since the days when the NES was king, I have enjoyed reading video game magazines such as Nintendo Power and Game Pro. I remember when Nintendo Power released a "Pak Source" guide back in 1990 that rated literally hundreds of games. It was so helpful because I could tell which games were worth playing; it prevented me from buying a dud like Back to the Future or X-Men.
I have tried my best to include a variety of games in my review section. While I will certainly review popular classics like Mega Man 2 and Contra, I'll also review games that I feel are underrated; games that for some reason or another could never shake the obscurity tag. Dusty Diamond and The Lone Ranger are two games that definitely qualify in this area.
All of my NES reviews will have the same format. I will include a few high-quality screenshots in every review to spice things up a bit as well as some general information about the game like its release date and genre. At the beginning of every review, I will include an intro excerpt that pretty much gives you my overall opinion of the game. The Overview section will give you a general idea of what the game is like and will discuss some of the features that make the game unique. The rest of the review will deal with specific areas like Graphics, Music, and Funfactor.
At the conclusion of each review, you can view my personal ratings to see how the game scored in six different categories. I will rate games on a 1 to 5 scale (with 5 being perfection incarnate...lol) and these ratings will figure into the "Overall" score (a sum of all six scores). The Overall score should paint a very clear picture of how good the game really is and, depending on the Overall score, the game will also receive a special title.
If you want to know what I look for when rating a game and what the various titles mean, check out Matt's Rating System. Alright, enough from me. Enjoy the reviews!