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Some 25 years ago, this very day, I launched a small website as a tribute to my favourite video game system as a kid, the Nintendo Entertainment System. Back then the World Wide Web was still in it's early years and the number of Nintendo related websites was rather sparse, but it was fun times and sometimes I wish I could return to those days and start over, do some things differently, others completely undo, and some kept just as they turned out, not just website wise 🙂
Well back then I did wonder for how long the site would remain online, and bumps along the way, just as the demise of the Parodius Network, which could have put an end to NESWORLD. With that said I'm a very grateful to Jeremy Chadwick for hosting the site though rough times. There are also others who donated bandwidth and space for the site over the years, thanks to every one of you.
With that said I never would have imagined that the site would stay online for 25 years, though the past couple of years I probably have seen it coming and I actually did have several things in mind for the grand 25, but the past 10 years or so of my life have been kind of hectic, house, wife, life, birth, death, troublesome family debacles, adulthood.. I bet most of you know what I mean, everything in life has an impact on you and in the end, spending time on a small website I made ages ago just didn't have a great priority.
I have wanted to do something with the site many many times - it has been a little depressing seeing it wanish into something obsolete and irrelevant, as if it ever was relevant, but I hope you know what I mean.
Either way I have had tons of fun making the site over the years and I better end this now before it turns into a sob story 🙂
I would like to thank every one of you who have visited the site during the past 25 years, it has been a great pleasure to serve you bits and pieces of Nintendo history and information.
And with that said, no the site is not dead, maybe some day there will be new content, who knows, but again Thank you for visiting 🙂
July 22nd, 2020 - 7:35 pm - Posted by Martin
To be honest I pretty much had given up on this old design and wanted to move to an existing CMS platform, but none fits my needs without more tweaking that I am competent enough to do. So I have decided to give the old dinosaur a "brush up" over the next few months.
It should already be visible that I have been messing around with the design a little, there's still a long way to go, but feel free to comment on facebook about the changes :-)
June 27th, 2020 - 3:38 am - Posted by Martin
The funding goal for the Freak Boy prototype release is almost at the finish line, so what better way to celebrate than release a small info page about Freak Boy.
Well if you have followed NESWORLD on facebook you may have seen my post about dumping a mystery prototype that does not boot on actual hardware, but a dump of the cart showed data.... but what did we find?
1st Press has been teasing us with a picture of 3 unknown Switch releases to be released, and now there's more info...
#1 A HOLE NEW WORLD
for Nintendo Switch by Mad Gear Games
Release in August
#2 SHADOW BUG
for Nintendo Switch by Muro Studios
Release in September
#3 CASTLE OF HEARTS
for Nintendo Switch by 7LEVELS
Release in October
All of the games in our first lineup will feature the following:
3000 Regular Editions (RE), priced at 37,99 Euro (later releases may vary depending on the title)
Our Regular Editions will hold the following:
Nintendo Switch Cartridge
dedicated in-depth manual
standard case with double-sided print - slip case with leather-feel surface and shiny golden embossing (exclusive for RE)
silver-colored collector coin (exclusive for RE)
LIMITED RUN GAMES E3 SWITCH GAMES
June 10th, 2019 - 3:45 pm - Posted by Martin
Limited Run Games has just held their 2nd ever "press conference" showing off what to expect for the future, below are what to expect for the Nintendo Switch, but the first ever limited run 3DS game was announced as well...
Night in the Woods, Q4 2019 Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Jun 10 2019 Transistor, July 5 2019 Rogue Legacy, July 19 Bad North, Q3 2019 Dark Devotion, Q4 2019 Blazing Chrome, Q4 2019 Freedom Planet, June 21 2019 Turok 1 + 2: Seends of Evil, Q3 2019 Blaster Master Zero, Q4 2019 Double Switch 25th Anniversary Edition, July 2019 Real Myst, Q3 2019
For the 3DS (released date TBD)... Atooi Collection
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge
Last but not least, LRG will be rereleasing the back catalog from Lucas Arts, which includes:
Star Wars™ (NES, Game Boy)
Star Wars™ Episode I: Racer (PC, N64)
Star Wars™: The Empire Strikes Back (NES, Game Boy)
Star Wars™: Shadows of the Empire (PC, N64)
N64 PROTO SECTION UPDATE
June 9th, 2019 - 3:23 pm - Posted by Martin
A rather quick one but a sign of life at least... I've added a few N64 protos to the list with way more to come...
HYPERKIN PRESENTS THE FIRST HDMI N64 CLONE CONSOLE
June 5th, 2019 - 2:42 pm - Posted by Martin
Looks awesome, the new Ultra Retron from Hyperkin, sofar only a video has been posted but I'm sure more info will be available when E3 comes...
NINTENDOAGE.COM UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
May 27th, 2019 - 3:48 am - Posted by Martin
The biggest site for the last 12-15 years in the Nintendo collecting community, NintendoAge, has been acquired by GoCollect, the following post was made on NintendoAge a few days ago..
My name is Jeff Meyer. I’m the founder of GoCollect.com and I’m on a mission in 2019 to work towards making collecting better… whatever you may collect. GoCollect has focused on comic books for years, but is entering the video game space with various collector tools, including a soon-to-come price guide and robust sale tracking solution that the hobby is currently lacking. When a single game has countless variants, it’s important to appropriately assign each sale to its proper version. And, in my opinion, it’s important to be able to distinguish those variants in your collection.
NintendoAge has been my go-to resource for understanding this hobby. The information available through the database of consoles and various forum discussions is priceless. That’s where the story here gets interesting… GoCollect has officially acquired the NintendoAge web site and its sister sites. As a heavy collector of golden age comics, I’m well aware that news like this can be taken very personally. And I want everyone to know that it’s personal to me too.
The GoCollect team and I are not looking to step in and shake up the site with all sorts of changes. That’s not us. We’re not some big corporation trying to make a buck either. We’re collectors with a passion for technology. The site works great - why make big changes? Instead, we’ll look to maintain NintendoAge as-is while we organize information that can be used on the upcoming preview release of the video games section of GoCollect.
We will debut the preview release at the Charlotte HeroesCon on June 14, 2019. The preview release will be a trimmed down version of the tools to come, with a focus only within NES and NES PAL titles.
I welcome your questions and feedback, good or bad. Over the next week, I will pay close attention to this thread and look to address questions and concerns publicly about once per day.
I’m hopeful that most folks see the good we’ll bring to the hobby. I’m personally very excited by it and can’t wait to meet many of you. Dain has shared amazing stories with me about how awesome the people are out here and I’m ready to experience this season of growth with all of you.
NES HOMEBREW UPDATE
May 26th, 2019 - 5:13 pm - Posted by Martin
Just a quick update to show that the site isn't abandoned. I'm currently working on adding all NES homebrew that I know of that has been made available for the past year or so.
Check the homebrew section for more details and more stuff will be added soon...