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About NESComplex

Chris “NESComplex” has been blasting aliens and saving princesses since he was seven. His first gaming memory is “hitting a white dot into a rainbow wall” in Atari’s Breakout, but his passion began when he was given a Nintendo Entertainment System for Christmas in 1987. Exploring the Mushroom Kingdom, Hyrule, and Planet Zebes opened his eyes to the possibilities of video games! While his videos focus primarily on nostalgia for NES games and Nintendo Power Magazine, references to classic 80’s toys, television shows, and movies abound as well. Be warned: You may start feeling nostalgic for the 80’s whether you remember them or not! Chris began making videos so that he could make friends who share his passion for retro games, entertain his fellow gamers, and (most of all) have fun! While he loves the past, he is still and avid gamer who hangs on the razor edge of the industry. Favorite Systems: SNES, NES, GBA, XBOX 360, and Nintendo 64 Favorite Games: Super Metroid (hands down!), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Fallout 3, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow, Super Mario 64, Shadow of the Colossus

5 Tips to Avoid FAKE Video Games | Don’t get DUPED!

As the price of games increases so does the drive to counterfeit them and it makes collecting a bit more precarious.  With 5 simple Tips and his quirky humor, NESComplex explains what to look for to spot and avoid fake …

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Garbage Pail Kids | Retro Rewind #1

In the mid 80s Garbage Pail Kids took the playgrounds of America by storm! They were foul, disgusting and highly irreverent… but they were awesome and we loved them! I hope you enjoy this new series that’s part retrospective, part …

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“Is It Fun?” Faxanadu

On this episode NESComplex plays Faxanadu!  Elves, magic, wingboots, and lots of blinking shopkeepers!  Also Faxanadude stops by for a visit…  If you like side-scrolling action adventures and aRPGs then maybe this is the game for you.  If not, maybe …

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Nintendo Power Time Machine Issue #6

Travel back to 1989 and relive a page from your childhood.  In each episode NESComplex blends humor, nostalgia, and information all wrapped up between the pages of Nintendo Power Magazine..  In this issue he makes Mike Tyson’s Punch (it’s an …

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A Link to the Past Review and Retrospective

NESComplex breaks A Link to the Past down and examines its history and great legacy for the franchise and for video games in general.  It’s a full review and a full retrospective of one of the greatest games of all …

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Super Metroid Review and Retrospective

    I’m an unashamed lover of all things Super Metroid.  This is not really a review but a declaration for my love for the masterpiece called “Super Metroid”.  I hope you’ll enjoy it… and be inspired to get this …

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Nintendo Power Time Machine – Issue #4

In the January/February 1989 issue gamers finally got the spread on: Zelda 2.  The game had been delayed forever… but this issue also featured Metal Gear and Marble Madness.  Other cool things in this episode are Bill and Ted, the …

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The Cover Project and Universal Game Cases

    This is an UPDATE to an earlier video and explains how to easily print covers from thecoverproject.net and modify Universal Game Cases for NES games.  There are a few other odds and ends, too.  Thanks for watching! For …

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“Is It Fun?” – The Empire Strikes Back NES Review

  Star Wars games have certainly had their ups and downs.  In this episode I am joined by a very special guest as I finally sit down to play The Empire Strikes Back for the Nintendo Entertainment System.  Thanks for watching. …

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My NES Collection

    Several people asked me to make this video… so here it is: An overview of my NES collection and a vignette style retrospective on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In this video I talk about childhood memories, good games, …

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“Is It Fun?” – Darkwing Duck NES Review

Let’s get Dangerous!  Following in the footsteps of amazing Disney cartoons like Duck Tales and Chip n Dale’s Rescue Rangers, Darkwing Duck was part of Disney’s animated line-up in the early 1990s.  The show was a delightful puree of Batman, …

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“Is It Fun?” – Bucky O’Hare NES Review

Join Captain Bucky O’Hare as he attempts to rescue the valiant crew of the Righteous Indignation and stop the evil Toad K.O.M.P.L.E.X.  Are they worth rescuing?  Do you really want to spend your time trying to stop the evil Toad …

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Luna Video Games – Video Game Store Happy Fun Time

I was in San Diego last week and I thought I’d film a little video about a local game store called “Luna Video Games”.  As it turns out, Pat the NES Punk visits the store often.  I met with Treg …

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“Is It Fun?” – Xenophobe NES Review

Nothing looked cooler to a kid in the 80s than an red-eyed, dagger-toothed alien exploding throughout the box of a video game… especially after Ridley Scott’s classic film.  Plus, what kid can resist the allure of a game that starts …

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“Is It Fun?” – Metroid NES Review

Is Metroid fun?  What a stupid question!  Of course it is, but some newer gamers haven’t discovered anything past Brinstar.  They give up too soon.  In episode 6 of “Is It Fun?”  I attempt to explain to gamers new and …

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My Top 20 Super Nintendo Games

The Super Nintendo, perhaps more than any other system, has a vast number of top-notch, triple-A titles that could easily grace a Top 20 list. The task of choosing only 20 favorite games and putting them in some sort of …

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“Is It Fun?” – Astyanax NES Review

Characterized by large sprites, an interesting power-up system, and terrifying enemies like Blackhorn and his evil sidekick Thorndog, Astyanax is certainly a unique game… There are a lot of questions a review should address, but if you just want to …

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