Category: Nintendo News

Hermano, Game Boy

During the Day of the Dead, Mano visited the grave of Nano, his brother. It is said that during that night the doors of the underworld open so that the dead can reunite with their living relatives. But those same doors let hundreds of lost souls, monsters and demons out into the world of the living people. A demon took Mano…

NESFab – A fast high-level language to create NES games

There is a new kid on the block to help you create NES games without digging deep into the 6502 Assembly. NESFab is a new programming language for creating NES games. Designed with 8-bit limitations in mind, the language is more ergonomic to use than C, while also producing faster assembly code. It’s easy to get started with and has a…

The 10 Must Play NES Homebrew Games of 2022!

Following the usual end-beginning-of-the-year articles or videos showing the best of 2022, The Game Beaters YouTube channel has published a very informative video about the best NES Homebrew games of 2022. The video is a curated list of the best 10 NES games out of almost 100 games, demos and proof of concept releases for the Nintendo Entertainment System released…

NesDev Compo 2022 results have been announced!

NesDev Compo is a game development competition that has been a staple of the NES Homebrew community for over 10 years. The 2022 edition just ended, and the winners have been announced – which means you have a lot of new games to play! Michael Sharpe, member of the Team Disposable, who participated in the compo with the game “They…

Now it is your chance to learn NES Programming with 6502 Assembly

Pikuma has released a new course to teach you 6502 Assembly to be used on the Nintendo Entertainment System through a 22-hour-long video. At the end of the course, you’ll have a working knowledge of 6502 assembly language, a comprehensive understanding of the NES hardware, and a toy homebrew game project that we’ll code together from scratch. We’ll start with…

Malasombra – A new game for the NES has been announced!

After more than 4 years in development, 4MHz’s most ambitious project enters its final stretch and will be shown in playable demo format at GAMESCOM’22. Malasombra is a new videogame in development by the 4MHz team for NES consoles. Set in legends and fairy tales, it presents an epic adventure with an exciting story where nothing is what it seems….

Doc Cosmos coming to Game Boy Color – Celebrate by winning a special edition GBC!

Bitmap Soft are pleased to announce that they will be bringing Doc Cosmos to the Game Boy Color in a physical cartridge format. Doc Cosmos is an award winning game originally developed for the Commodore 64 in 2019 and ported across to the Game Boy Color by original coder Simon Jameson. This flick screen platform adventure game sees Doc on…

Retro Gaming Documentary – Castlevania: The Complete History

I have to start this post by confessing that I’ve never played a Castlevania game to the end, and to make it worst, I haven’t played one at all until recently. Since its debut in the Famicom Disk System in 1986, Castlevania has spawned more than 40 titles across many different platforms. The many games and confusing naming make it…

Where Is My Body? Out Now on Game Boy

Independent retro development studio Green Boy Games release their 8-bit point and click adventure Where Is My Body? on Nintendo Game Boy today. If the name of the studio or the game seems familiar, that is because we featured in one of our Community Showcases back in July! In the game, a hand becomes conscious due to the experiment of Dr. Pentagon….

Mojon Twins’ 2017 game ‘Cheril in the Cave’ has been released for the NES

The Mojon Twins, one of the most prolific active retro game developers, has released one of their gams for the NES. This time it is a game from the famous Cheril Trilogy that was made in 2017. “Great reward for capturing the evil monster in the cave”, Cheril read in a notice placed in her local bulletin board. “Watermelon candy…