Author Archives: John Riggs

About John Riggs

A professional radio DJ by day and father of three, two of which have been diagnosed with autism, John Riggs enjoys hacking (or "Rigging") NES games to include his family and friends which you can see on his YouTube channel Riggstalgic which has even been featured on ABC's 'Right This Minute'. He also has a knack for anything nostalgic and has an almost unhealthy obsession with breakfast cereal. Although Riggs claims he loves all systems, he's very fond of NES, SNES, Genesis and TurboGrafx-16/TurboDuo. A few of his favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, ActRaiser, Sword of Vermillion and the Fire Pro Wrestling series from Japan. LIKE on Facebook | FOLLOW on Twitter | FOLLOW on Instagram

Bootleggers Invented a NES Classic Edition Clone

    After Nintendo announced they were going to discontinue the NES Classic Edition, I knew bootleggers would come up with a cheap rip-off. I was right and it didn’t take long. But does it do the same? Is it …

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The Market Isn’t Dry! Riggs’ Epic Yard Sale Haul

  Don’t let anyone tell you that the market is dried up. I found one of my best finds ever just the other day. I filmed a recent community yard sale adventure where I stumble across an awesome haul while …

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How to Make Your Own N64 Repros

  If you’ve ever wanted to play Ocarina of Time: Master Quest or a translated Sin and Punishment or Wonder Project J on physical hardware, here’s how you can make your own Nintendo 64 repros. For additional posts by John …

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Making Altered Beast for NES Using Tengen Carts

  A few years ago, a friend and I were saying if they had released Altered Beast in the US it would definitely be on a Tengen cart. I made that a reality. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here …

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Can Miracle Fruit Tablets Make Switch Games Taste Better?

  I kept hearing how bad Switch games tasted so I thought I’d use this ‘miracle fruit’ to improve their flavor. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister …

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Open Cart Surgery – Bonk’s Adventure for NES

  I was sent a copy of Bonk’s Adventure in hopes to get it working again. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister site: http://swnut77.com

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Riggs’ 10 Best Nintendo 64 Games

  There’s only a few games I do like from the N64 library, but of those games I like, I really, really like them. Here’s my top 10 N64 games. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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10 ‘Alternative Facts’ about the Nintendo Switch

  Now that the Nintendo Switch has been unveiled, there has been a lot of talk of what it can and can’t do. Here, I present my 10 alternative facts about the Nintendo Switch. Make sure to leave yours in …

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New SNES Book Focuses on Personal Memories

  Jeffrey Wittenhagen has published several books about NES, SNES and more. His latest book doesn’t feature video game reviews, but focuses on video game memories. Here’s a preview inside. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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Open Cart Surgery – Batman for NES

  I was sent a copy of Batman for NES that wasn’t working. Let’s see if I can change that!

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Watch for These Channels to do Big Things in 2017

  These are five YouTube channels I enjoy and I have a feeling they’ll all grow leaps and bounds in 2017. Check’em out!

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Emulation Station Inside a NES Cart

  As Raspberry Pi computers are become more and more popular, here’s a look inside a emulation machine housed inside of a NES cartridge. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check …

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Can I Fix Ninja Gaiden 3 for NES? Open Cart Surgery

  In an effort to make broken games work again, I try to fix them and, if fixed, I give them away. Today it’s the very uncommon Ninja Gaiden 3 for NES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join …

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Riggs Kids Play ‘Hello Kitty World’ for Famicom

  Introducing my daughters to new games, I thought they’d like Hello Kitty World for Famicom.

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Five NES and/or Famicom Games that are Different, but the Share the Same Name

  Did you know there was a cute version of Maniac Mansion that came out a couple of years before the NES version in Japan? Or that Airwolf for Famicom was a shmup? There are several games that came out …

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[Open Cart Surgery] Trying to Get ‘Goof Troop’ Working Again

  Can I get Goof Troop working again? This unappreciated action/puzzle game wasn’t working. I’ll try to diagnose the problem and, if I can figure it out, I’ll get it working again and give it away to someone. For additional …

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A Peek Inside the ‘Art of Atari’ Book

  When I saw they had an Art of Atari book, I knew I had to have it in my collection. So many great memories, label art pieces and stories all in one low-priced, high quality book. Get yours via …

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Open Cart Surgery – Trying to Fix Three Tengen Games for NES

  I was gifted three Tengen NES games in hopes to get them working again. I’ve never worked on a Tengen game before to this is a first for me! For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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Open Cart Surgery – The Immortal for NES

  In my latest attempt to fix classic games, I try to fix D-Pad Danny’s personal copy of The Immortal. Wish me luck! For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out …

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Import Spotlight: Download and Download 2 for PC Engine

  Download and Download 2 for PC Engine and PC Engine CD respectively are two awesome shmups for the NEC system that need more recognition. Both are very importable.

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Importable – No-Ri-Ko for PC Engine CD

If you’ve ever wanted to play as the best friend of an 80s jpop idol, this is the game for you. It’s a light-dating sim featuring music from the title character, Noriko Ogawa, but there’s so much more than that. …

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New Game for TurboGrafx-Cd! Introducing ‘Henshin Engine’

  Henshin Engine is a new homebrew for TurboGrafx-CD coming soon. Here’s a sneak preview and how to get your hands on a copy when it comes out. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star …

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How to Make Your Own ‘Pokemon Yellow’ for NES

  The quick answer is, “you can’t,” but I’ll show you what I did to make mine. I’ll bet it’s pretty similar to others you see locally. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars …

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Can I Fix Moonwalker for Sega Genesis — Open Cart Surgery

  In ‘Open Cart Surgery’, I like to fix broken games and walk you through the process. This game was severely water damaged. I’m up for a challenge! For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star …

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How to Make Genesis Repros

  After doing the NES and SNES repro tutorials, I’ve had plenty of requests on how to make Genesis repros. Not only do I show you, but it’s your chance to win the game I made! For additional posts by …

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Can I Fix Golgo 13 for NES? – Open Cart Surgery

  I was gifted a broken copy of one of my guilty pleasure games for NES — Golgo 13. Instead of using my usual methods for fixing games, I’m going to try something new. I hope I can get it …

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Who Are Your Favorite Rivals in Video Games?

With the help of Lucious T, I tell you my favorite rival in video games. What’s yours? Tell us in the comments. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our …

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Who is the Greatest Ghost in Video Games? – Prove Me Wrong!

    In ‘Prove Me Wrong’, I tell you the best in any given topic and invite others to prove me wrong. In my latest video, I ask SushiRobo to prove why my favorite video game ghost isn’t the best. …

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The Likes and ‘Unlikes’ of Gunsmoke for the NES

  I take you through a few things I like about Gun.Smoke and even a few things I unlike about it. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister …

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Can I Fix ‘Final Fantasy 2’ for SNES? – Open Cart Surgery

  My friend Nintenjoel sent me his broken Final Fantasy 2 cart. It’s one of my favorite games – I hope I can get it working!

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Rigg’s Top Five Most Nostalgic Games

  I was recently tagged in a video to do a Top 5 most nostalgic games. Before I do that I give you a quick tour of my childhood home (where my parents still live) and showcase 5 games that …

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Can I Fix Grind Stormer for Genesis? – Open Cart Surgery

  Someone sent me a copy of Grind Stormer for Sega Genesis in hopes to fix one of their favorite games in their collection. Can I fix it?

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‘Basic Championship Wrestling’ Pulverizes With This New NES Homebrew

  BCW! BCW! Introducing Basic Championship Wrestling! It’s a homebrew originally programmed in QBasic and ported to work in a NES. It’s kind of like a turn-based RPG wrestling game. Wait, what?

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New TMNT NES Game Puts You in the Party Wagon

  For fun, I thought I’d combine two things I love — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the NES game, City Connection.

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Long-Lost Unreleased NES Game, Happily Ever After

Every so often new prototypes of unfinished and unreleased games are found. If we’re lucky, someone will dump the rom so we can see what could have been released. In this case, someone found and rom dumped the unreleased NES …

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Covering the Likes and Unlikes of Faxanadu for NES

  It’s odd for me to say one of my favorite NES games is all about saving a tree. I cover what I like and ‘unlike’ about Faxanadu for NES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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How to Make NES Repros Using a UNROM Circuit Board [TUTORIAL]

  The UNROM board is great for Castlevania hacks, Mega Man hacks and so much more. If you’re interested in putting games onto physical cartridges, here’s how to to make NES repros using the UNROM board. For additional posts by …

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Can I Fix Rad Racer for NES? #OpenCartSurgery

CaptNRetro sent me a broken copy of Rad Racer in hopes I can fix it. If I can, it means you have a chance of winning it. It’s time for some Open Cart Surgery. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click …

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Jason vs. Freddy: DK Edition NES Hack Now Available

  A few months ago Pacnsacdave released a Freddy vs. Jason hack of Donkey Kong. If you prefer Jason over Freddy, we have you taken care of in this new NES hack. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join …

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Like or Unlike – Finding the Pros and Cons in Crystalis for NES

Crystalis is one of the best games for the NES that many may have passed up. I’ll show you what there is to LIKE and UNLIKE about this wonderful title. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 …

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Big Trouble in Little China is Now a NES Game in this Playable Hack

  Out of all the movies that should have been NES games, we were never blessed with the classic Big Trouble in Little China. Now, thanks to pacnsacdave, that dream is a reality. In the description of the video, itself, …

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Open Cart Surgery 4 – Fixing Firepower 2000

I do a series where I attempt to fix broken video games using various means of fixing games. In this one, I try to fix Firepower 2000 for SNES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum …

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Tutorial on Making SNES Repros [GIVEAWAY]

  If you’ve ever wanted to know how they make SNES repros or wanted to know so you can make your own, here’s a tutorial on how to make your own SNES games. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here …

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Can’t Wait for Miitomo? Download Now! Here’s How…

  If you’ve been looking forward to Nintendo’s new app, you don’t have to wait for its North American release. You can download it right now! For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? …

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[GIVEAWAY] How to Make ‘Holy Diver’ NES Repro

If you’ve wanted to know how to make yourself a copy of Holy Diver, an awesome Nintendo game we never got in the US, here’s a tutorial on how to make your own. I’m also doing a giveaway so you …

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A Look at a Pokemon Pirate Multicart from South Korea

  South Korean copyright laws are pretty lenient, to say the least. Since retro game collecting is a rich-man’s hobby (more-so than it is in the United States) there is an abundance of pirate and bootleg carts. I have several …

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How to Make a ‘Zelda: Legend of Link’ NES Repro [TUTORIAL]

I’ve had some requests to see how to make a Legend of Link repro. Although I don’t recommend it as the board used isn’t cheap, I show you how to make one. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join …

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GameStop Adds GameCube, Saturn and More to Retro Selection + Local Finds

  My friends in PR at GameStop just notified me to say they’ve expanded their retro selection to include GameCube, Game Boy Color, Gameboy Advance, Xbox and Sega Saturn. They’re also starting to take trades in-store as well as having …

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Tutorial on How to Make a ‘Sweet Home’ NES Repro + Giveaway

In this video, I show you how you can make your own Sweet Home repro and I’m doing a giveaway for the copy I made. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then …

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Can I Fix Super Mario Bros.? – Open Cart Surgery

  People send me broken games for me to try to fix. This time I try to save a classic – Super Mario Bros. for NES. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? …

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Four New TMNT NES Hacks From the Sewers to your Nintendo

  Pacnsacdave just released four new NES hacks, each staring your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

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Using New Circuit Boards for NES Repros Without Sacrificing Existing Games

  Soon you’ll be able to make NES repros without having to use an old game as a ‘donor’. I test out some boards made by Muramasa. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars …

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Man Proposes Uses Legend of Zelda NES Hack

In today’s age of creativity there have been a lot of fun ways to propose to your significant other, but I’ve never seen one like this.

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A Special Look at Balloon Fight: Iwata Edition

  I was interviewed by SushiRobo about the Balloon Fight hack I did in honor of Satoru Iwata live at the PRGRE Swap Meet. Here’s a special look at the game.

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Blow Me Down! Popeye: Donkey Kong Edition for NES

  Did you know Donkey Kong was originally going to be a Popeye game? I decided to hack Popeye back into Donkey Kong just for fun. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? …

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Taking a Look at ‘Bishi Bashi Special 2’ for PS1 – Importable

  Looking at some Japanese games that anyone can play without needing to know Japanese, I wanted to show one of my favorite variety games – Bishi Bashi Special 2 for the original Playstation.

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Makes Its Way to the Nintendo Entertainment System

  I was watching Bob’s Burgers when I started to think about Burger Time. I had to make this hack happen.

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Turn Spare Change into New Games with the ‘Chump Change Challenge’

  Every year, I do something called the Chump Change Challenge. The idea is simple. Collect all of your spare change for an extended period of time, Cash it in when you’re ready and use those funds to buy something …

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Retro Gamer Magazine Featured My Name + UK Snacks Unboxing

  My buddy, Andy from the UK, pointed out to me that Retro Gamer magazine had my name in it, featuring the Balloon Fight: Iwata Version hack I did a while back. We worked out a trade so he’d send …

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Can I Fix a Broken Wii U Charging Cable? I’m ‘A Frayed’ To Find Out

My daughters stretched out my Wii U charging cable to the point of no return. It finally snapped. Instead of snapping, myself, in anger, I looked it over and looks like I can fix it. Let’s find out! For additional …

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Can I Fix Spy Hunter? – Open Cart Surgery #1

  I was gifted a lot of NES games found to be broken. Can I bring them back to life? Here’s my first attempt with a few tricks they may not have tried. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here …

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Peeking Inside ‘The Complete NES Officially Licensed US Releases’ Book

  Even in today’s high-tech world there is still a demand for printed materials. Jeffery Wittenhagen successfully kickstarted a campaign to release a book that would not only feature all 678 licensed US NES games, but also list developer, publisher, …

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How to Make Your Own NES Labels [DOWNLOAD]

  Whether you need to replace a label or use your creativity and come up with your own design, here’s how I make my own NES labels. I’ll also include a link to download the template I use. I print …

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Empty NES Shells – INL or Retroscribe Cases? [REVIEW]

  When it comes to making your own NES games, whether it be homebrews or repros or just looking for a cool new case for a custom project, you have a few options. I picked up a few cases from …

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8-Bit Eric Stars in His Own NES Adventure [CONTEST]

  One of everyone’s favorite YouTubers, 8-Bit Eric, is starring in his own NES hack. Don’t slip and miss out on this one! You can also enter to win your own copy to have for your collection. For additional posts …

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OKCheif420 Gets a NES Hack treatment in ‘OKCheif’s Time Zone’ for NES [CONTEST]

  I thought OKChief needed his own NES game so I took the easy-to-edit Famicom title ‘Time Zone’ and put OKChief as the main character. No dumpster diving required to enjoy this game. Enter to win a special edition copy …

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The Old Ass Retro Gamer, Nintenjoel and John Riggs Share Some Terrible Licensed Games

  The Old Ass Retro Gamer gets some help (and sarcasm) from Nintenjoel and John Riggs to cover some terrible licensed games for all platforms. What games did we leave out? For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the …

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How to Make NES Repro Carts – Part 1: Games Without Wires

  If you’ve ever wanted to know how Nintendo Reproduction carts are made or have wanted to make your own, here’s the first video of many on how to make them.

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‘Sherlock’ Visits from 221b Baker Street to your NES [ENTER TO WIN]

In a new game hack for NES, we get an 8-bit version of everyone’s favorite detective.

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Crash Course on How to Hack NES Games PRGE’15 Panel

    I hosted an interactive panel at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2015 with a crash course on how to hack NES games. How much can we get done in just 45 minutes? Let’s find out! For additional posts …

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Riggs’ ‘Balloon Fight: Iwata Version’ Featured in NintendoForce

  As someone who grew up obsessing over Nintendo Power and other great video game magazines, reading them cover to cover multiple times, the fact my name was in print and in a full-page article in a Nintendo magazine is …

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Taking a Bite out of a Promotional ‘Mario Party 8’ Lollipop from 2007

  I was gifted a Mario Party 8 lollipop from 2007 at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2015. I decided to see if it still tasted good. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars …

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Doctor Who Teleporting to the Nintendo Entertainment System

  In another great game hack, we get the Doctor Who game we’ve always wanted for NES.

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Introduction on How to Make Nintendo Repros

  If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your own repros, here’s an introduction and all the tools you’ll need to get started. In the weeks to come, I’ll show you how to make different games using the …

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‘The Incident’ for NES Combines Box Pushing Puzzles with Sci-Fi

  The latest homebrew from KHAN Games is a very challenging box pushing game with a sci-fi storyline. Here’s a one-minute review of The Incident. The Incident follows a story of several character through over 100 rooms. It features game …

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Five Games that Involve Sleep [5-in-1]

  In my 5-in-1 videos, I showcase five things in one minute. Here are five games that involve sleep. —–LIKE-FOLLOW-SUBSCRIBE—– https://facebook.com/riggstalgic http://twitter.com/johnblueriggs http://instagram.com/johnblueriggs http://patreon.com/johnblueriggs —————————————-­——- All music and video used are the property of their respective owners. “Copyright Disclaimer Under …

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The Sequel We’ve All Been Wanting! Mr. Gimmick 2 NES Hack Available Now

  NES game hacker, Pacnsacdave, thought he’d treat the world to a sequel many have been asking for. Introducing Mr. Gimmick 2 for NES. If you need your copy, it’s available directly through pacnsacdave’s website. For additional posts by John …

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Freddy vs. Jason: DK Edition – NES Hacks

  Love Friday the 13th? Love A Nightmare on Elm Street. Love Donkey Kong? Pacnsacdave found a way to combine all of those elements into this awesome NES hack. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum …

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Let’s Visit ‘Recycled Video Games’ in Tillamook, OR (Game Store Tour)

  Hitting up local game stores is one of my favorite things to do when I visit other towns. I found this awesome place in Tillamook, Oregon called ‘Recycled Video Games’. Let’s check it out! For additional posts by John …

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Can You Beat ‘Contra’ Without Dying? Here’s How!

  I can’t beat the first level of Contra with the 30-man code. I can’t even cross the first bridge without falling in the water. Speedrunner Mega RetroMan shows you how you can beat Contra without dying on this ‘no …

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How to Edit In-Game Text in Nintendo Games

  If you want the people in your Nintendo Games to say something silly or just to simply correct the game’s ‘Engrish’, here’s how you can edit text in Nintendo games. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the …

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Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time… on NES?! Well, Not Really.

  I made one of these the other day just for fun. Now… who should I give it to. Hmm… For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check out our sister site: http://swnut77.com

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Top Five Guilty Pleasure NES Games – Riggs’ 5-in-1

  I’m going to give you my five guilty pleasure NES games in one minute. What are yours? Tell us in the comments below. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then check …

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How to Edit Colors in NES Games [NES Hack Tutorial]

  Do you wish Mario in the first Super Mario Bros. was wearing his iconic blue instead of brown? Do you laugh at Batman being purple? Would you rather have a red Pac-Man? I’ll show you how you can edit …

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Celebrating Satoru Iwata by Putting Him in Balloon Fight for NES [PATCH]

  Iwata-san was a loss not just for Nintendo, but the entire gaming community. I thought I’d celebrate his life by hacking him in a game he helped create — Balloon Fight. If you’d like to play this for yourself, …

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How to Hack NES Games – Part 2: Importing Graphics

  In another video demonstration, I show how you can import photos and turn them into NES graphics. It’s far from perfect, but it is do-able.

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Aaron Stapish of ‘Retroliberty’ Gets His Own NES Game in ‘Aaron’s Time Zone’

  Making Aaron’s life-long dream of being in his own Nintendo game come true, I hacked (or “Rigged”) a game to start Aaron Stapish of Retroliberty. Take a look and enter to win your own copy! a Rafflecopter giveaway For …

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New Record Set for Super Nintendo Campus Challenge 1992 – Can You Top It?

  Paul Tesi (Mega RetroMan) is a competitive gamer and has quite an arsenal of speed runs that are poetry in motion. He recently set a new record for Super Nintendo Campus Challenge 1992. Can you beat his score of …

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How to Hack NES Games – Part 1: Editing Graphics

  Have you ever wondered how to edit your own Nintendo games? In this first video of many, I’ll show you how to edit the game’s graphics and even how to import graphics from other Nintendo games into your creation …

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Enjoying 25-Year-Old Nintendo Cereal System + Contest

  Two of my favorite things, video games and breakfast cereal. Although Nintendo cereal hasn’t been around for 25 years, that’s not going to stop me from enjoying a bowl of it.

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New NES Hack Puts Mega Man X in 8-Bit Form

  Someone decided to put Mega Man X into the first Mega Man title for NES featuring new levels and gave it a graphical upgrade. For additional posts by John Riggs: Click Here Join the Gamester81 forums: http://dev2017.gamester81.com/forum Star Wars fan? Then …

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I Received a Broken NES Game. Can I Fix it? [CONTEST]

  A little while back the owner of a local game store gave me a game that didn’t work to see if I could scrap it and make a repro out of it. Can I fix it? Let’s find out. …

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Tetris, Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros. and More Make the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2015

  As someone who grew up playing video games I was wondering when there was going to be a video game hall of fame and now, thanks to The Strong: Musesum of Play in New York, now there is. Introducing …

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Playing NES Game for the First Time – Balloon Fight

  My 10-year-old daughter was never interested in playing video games until just recently. I thought it’d be fun to get her to try out some classics. Today’s game was Balloon Fight.

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Star Wars: Battle Pod Home Version Confirmed, But at a Price

One of the greatest arcade experiences from the past several years is going to be available for home purchase, but at a price. A steep $35,000 to be exact. Owning this will prove how big of a Star Wars fan …

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Shocking Secret about the Bricks in Super Mario Bros. Did You Know…?

  The original Super Mario Bros. is one of my favorite video games of all time. It paved the way for so many video games afterwards. You play the role of a common man trying to save the princess in …

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Ghostbusters on NES Gets “SMS” Overhaul in this Recent Hack

  Pacnsacdave decided to give the NES version of Ghostbusters a graphic overhaul to have it resemble the superior Sega Master System version.

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A Failed Delivery Attempt Led Me to Go Mail Man Hunting

  I was expecting a package from the mailman but, instead of leaving it for me at the office, they left the note for me to pick it up tomorrow. I can’t wait that long! I’m going mail man hunting!

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Taking the ‘Bean Boozled’ A Boy and his Blob Challenge

  A while back, my wife and I thought it’d be fun if I play one of my favorite Nintendo games, ‘A Boy and His Blob’, and, to make it interesting, every time I feed the blob a jelly bean, …

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John Riggs Asks GameStop How They’ll Price Retro Games [Interview]

The Internet broke the other day when GameStop announced they were going to sell retro games and even accept retro games to buy back or use as trade-in credit. Outside of the few tidbits, there really wasn’t many questions answered …

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Inviting You Inside to See ‘The Lost Boys’ for NES [GAME HACK]

  Although I’m known to do some game hacks, myself, this one comes from pacnsacdave. It’s a NES hack so cool that, with his permission, I wanted to share it with you.

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We Should Remove ‘Stadium Events’ From a ‘Complete NES Set’ when Collecting. Here’s Why

  I think it’s about time we remove the elusive Stadium Events as a game to collect when looking for a complete NES licensed set. Here’s why.

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See How Tall You Are in NES Games. At 6’5, I’m 115 NES Games Tall

Because I had them readily available, I decided to see how tall I was in NES games. With the help of my 4 year old daughter, we stacked them as high as we could. I stand at 6 foot 5 …

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Seattle Retro Gamer, ‘Joe Witter’ Stars in ‘Hot Head Joe for NES

  I was playing the Famicom game, Mitsume Ga Tooru, and noticed the main character kind of resembled a friend of mine so I decided to put him in the game instead. A simple hack that meant the world for …

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The Barnacules Nerdgasm NES Game is Full of Cameos from Other YouTubers [VIDEO]

  Metal Jesus, AlphaOmegaSin and even Gamester81 make cameo apperances in the new game I hacked (or RIGG’d) for Barnacules Nerdgasm.

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How to Beat World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros. 3 Blindfolded

  Sometimes I like to give myself these little challenges to breath new life into my old video games. I did some fun ones including eating a Bean Boozled jelly bean every time I fed the blob a jelly bean …

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A Sneak Peek at ‘Blow’em Out for CJAC’ — a Cowlitz Gamers for Kids 2015 Exclusive

  One of the draws to many gaming conventions are finding exclusives that you can’t find anywhere else. I’m honored to be a part of this tradition of a homebrew I edited (or “Rigg’d“) for the upcoming Cowlitz Gamers for …

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‘Metal Jesus’ Gets His Own NES Games in ‘Metal Jesus’ World Tour’ [VIDEO]

  MetalJesusRocks is a popular YouTube channel full of hidden gems, recent finds and entertaining insight to the video game industry. It only makes sense that he would have his own video game. Leave it to me to make one …

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