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how can I play classic nintendo games with save states?

Is there a way (legal/ethical) that I can play classic Nintendo games with save states? I have an original Wii, a GameCube and a 3DS, and between those platforms, I own (i.e. I paid for) several Zelda games and other 80s NES favorites. I want to play these games all the way through again, but I'm lazy and don't have time/don't want all the grind. [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Two-player side-scrolling action: oldschool edition!

Looking for recommendations for retro (think mid-80s to mid-90s) console side-scrollers that have two-player support. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Sep 29, 2015 - 10 answers

Can anyone identify a video game from the 90s I vaguely remember?

I believe it was for NES and came out before '97. In the long prologue, a female character ends up trapped on one side of a broken floor in a collapsing building. A male love interest remains with her instead of escaping with the group. Does anyone remember what this is? I've tried Google and it sounds like it might be in the Final Fantasy series, but I'm not at all certain.
posted by Tick Tock Tourmaline on Sep 27, 2015 - 3 answers

Is Ouya the Emulation Panacea That I Wish For?

I want to play old school videogames (Atari 2600, NES, SNES) with my kids. I have a Wii right now with Homebrew Channel and a handful of Virtual Console games, but the controller feels clunky with NES games and it is not very easy to do SNES or 2600 games. I have read about Ouya at various places and it looks like a pretty smooth system. For those who have an Ouya - is it very easy to load emulators and ROMS? Do they play naturally? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Apr 17, 2014 - 9 answers

Retro USB Controllers for NES/SNES/Saturn

Looking for a quality build of classic console controllers with USB. [more inside]
posted by lkc on Nov 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Emulator like NESten for Mac os?

My favorite NES emulator is NESten because it has an amazing "cheat finder". I loved finding cheats for old games but I only have a Mac now. If anyone is familiar with the cheat finder in NESten can you recommend a similar emulator for Mac os? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Sep 28, 2013 - 3 answers

How can I play classic NES/SNES games on my TV?

I want to do NES/SNES emulation, and play the games on my HDTV. What's the best way to do this (details inside)? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Games That Talk About Their Own Buttons

I know that some fairly recent video games, at least as recent as Ocarina of Time, have moments where characters (or physical signposts) inside of the game talk about the buttons that the player has to hit. I have a vague memory of this occurring in much older games, maybe characters in NES games saying "make sure you equip your weapon on the start menu" or things like that , but I can't locate them. Can anyone verify times where this happens?
posted by pacmanides on Feb 17, 2011 - 20 answers


MeFi, Help me name that game I played over 10 years ago! [more inside]
posted by QueenHawkeye on Jun 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Where can I get NES carts in NYC?

Where can I buy original working Nintendo (NES) cartridges in NYC?
posted by Damn That Television on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Jumpman? Who the F@&% is Jumpman!?!

If you're old enough to remember NES and SEGA, What words do you think of when you reflect on your youthful gaming? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Apr 3, 2009 - 112 answers


Recommend me some good head to head games for the NES (aka: Famicom or old-skool nintendo). [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Jan 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Good emulators for OS X Intel?

Please recommend good entertainment console emulators for Mac OS X Intel. [more inside]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Mar 11, 2008 - 8 answers

What is a "Reverse Miracle Putt"?

What is Miracle Chosuke's "Reverse Miracle Putt", exactly? [more inside]
posted by britcoal on Aug 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Good multiplayer old console games.

I'm looking for your favorite multiplayer games for older consoles/emulators. [more inside]
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo on Feb 19, 2007 - 32 answers

I need help identifing a NES game!

What was the name of that side scrolling game for the NES in which you where a space ship that shoots flying enemies that look like hamburgers? [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Feb 1, 2007 - 12 answers

Can't remember this NES game's name.

I can't remember the name of this game, but here is a description: [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Nov 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Emulation on an iMac, I want to get all of my old Nintendo favorites...

Recent switcher with iMac Intel Core Duo (purchased new in August). I have been trying to get some emulators up and running, but have really run into difficulties. I was able to accomplish this years ago on the PC, but the Mac hasn't proven as easy as I thought. [more inside]
posted by jmugrapler on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

I wanna play Super Mario Bros.!

Help me make my old-school Nintendo (NES) work. [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Jul 7, 2006 - 12 answers

What games are these?

I'm looking for the names of two video games I used to play in the early 90's... [more inside]
posted by Venadium on May 22, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I legally publish game screenshots in a book?

I'm considering writing a book about game systems in the 80's and would like to be able to include screenshots of many of the games. What do I need to do to be able to include those screenshots without being sued? Does this fall under the copyright law's "fair use"? Does the fact that they are older games make any difference? Apologies if this has been asked before - I couldn't find anything related to publishing game screenshots.
posted by aceyprime on May 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Mobile Game Fun

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posted by gaby on Feb 28, 2005 - 3 answers

NES Adaptor

I'm missing an adaptor for my Nintendo Entertainment System. it takes 9v, 1.5a but I've found a 9v 4.5a adaptor that fits and works but I wonder if there are any consequences to the addition current strength? well, are there?
posted by mcsweetie on May 29, 2004 - 9 answers

Nintendo Entertainment System

What's the best way to get Nintendo Entertainment System games to play?
posted by drezdn on May 28, 2004 - 14 answers

Cryogenic storage for Mario

I have a pretty substantial collection of old Nintendo and Super Nintendo games (100+). I realize that at some point either all that silicon or whatever inside is going to rot away, or the batteries inside will die.

How can I either prolong the cartridge life or halt this terrible procession? Cold Storage? Some sort of Vacuum? Are new batteries available for NES or SNES games? It would pain me so to see my precious Earthbound be reduced to nothing.
posted by hughbot on Mar 1, 2004 - 14 answers

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