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The Making of Super Mario Bros. 3 from Nintendo Power.
Starship Hector (Hudson Soft - NES - 1987/1990)
Starship Hector was one of those 8-bit shmups on the NES that had one type of fire for airborne enemies, and another for attacking ground targets. Also, the players’ ship looked suspiciously like the starship Voyager from above. Well, it would be suspicious if Hudson Soft had a time machine, anyway. What made the game particularly interesting was that it used this air and land attack method in both vertically and horizontally scrolling levels.
Well worth playing. Definitely check it out if you like shooters.
Super Mario. Bros. (1985) for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Developed and published by Nintendo.
Metroid (1986) for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Developed by Nintendo R&D1 & Intelligent Systems. Published by Nintendo.
Ice Climber (アイスクライマー) (1985) for the Famicom Disk System. Developed by Nintendo R&D1. Published by Nintendo.
Mega Man (NES) Capcom 1987.
Mega Man: Dr. Wily’s Revenge (Game Boy) Minakuchi/Capcom 1991.
Mega Man (Game Gear) Freestyle/Capcom 1995.
Mega Man: The Wily Wars (Sega Genesis) Minakuchi/Capcom 1994.
The Legend of Zelda (1986) for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Developed by Nintendo EAD. Published by Nintendo.
For a game that is basically Joust with helium, Balloon Fight has graced many a screen since its debut in 1984.
Before entering the home console market, various first generation NES titles started life in the arcade, under Nintendo’s Vs. arcade machine series. Balloon Fight was ported to the Japanese Famicom in 1985, then a year later on the NES for US/Europe. In 1986 Balloon Fight returned to the arcades under Nintendo’s Playchoice-10 arcade machine. Rounding out the pack of original releases for Balloon Fight was a Game & Watch edition that same year.
Nintendo’s 8-Bit and 16-Bit catalog was revisited with the release of Game Boy Advance in 2001.The Nintendo e-Reader was the GBA’s first (and only) add-on, a curious device that scanned information from thin data cards. Balloon Fight was among the NES ports included. 2004 marked the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Famicom which lead Nintendo to release the mini-Famicom/Classic NES Series collection that included yet another Balloon Fight port.
The full version of Balloon Fight was also included as a item in the 2001 GameCube classic, Animal Crossing.While that technically be a digital version of Balloon fight, the game would eventually get a proper Virtual Console release on the Wii (2007), 3DS (2011- Ambassador Club only) and Wii U (2013, first title for the service).
The game was published by Nintendo while being developed by its internal team, Nintendo Research & Development 1.
Balloon Fight has one true sequel: Balloon Kid (1990, Nintendo)
Bonus katakana and romaji: バルーンファイト Barun Faita