With all the talk of how our gaming world is becoming more and more like reality, sometimes I like to slip back into the “good old days”, when gaming was done on platforms, with 16-bit characters and third person perspective. Games like Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Mortal Kombat and Tetris.
Are you feeling a bit nostalgic yet? I remember my first gaming system ever, the first generation Nintendo, complete with Duck Hunt and Super Mario Bros [Editor’s Note: Mine too!]. The long nights spent trying to make sure I found all the coins, and saved the princess, or just made sure that dog didn’t have anything to laugh about. So I often find myself wishing I could just fire those games up again. In lieu of running out and purchasing a “retro” system, which have gone up in costs considering the new wave of retro gaming enthusiasm, I decided to do a little bit of searching online. This is where NESbox.com and SNESbox.com come in.
Both sites are made the same way, offering a list of top games that you can play not to mention endless other choices that you may never have even heard of. Using the Adobe Flash technology located in your browser, you can control the game much like you would on screen, and the differences are hard to even see. The biggest problem for me was just becoming accustomed to using the keyboard keys for movement. You can customize the keys to your preference, and create an account to save where you stop in each game. “Load State” and “Save State” are your options to save or load a previous game play, and some games offer “full screen” options as well. Most games will also include a set of walkthrough links below the gaming area to get you through the tough spots.
Bottom line: Grab your favorite snack and settle in for some long hours of retro gaming. This site has it all!
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