And Here’s How Teens React To Mega Man On The NES

I know you all love them so here’s another Teens React To video. This time the team have given a number of teens the chance to go hands on with the original Mega Man on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Naturally some are a little bewildered and there are plenty of cringe worthy moments, but it wouldn’t be a Teens React To video without them. Enjoy.

Thanks, Conor P

Super Mario Bros On NES Has Been Beaten In Less Than 5 Minutes

The world record for beating the iconic Super Mario Bros on the NES has been smashed by speed runner, Blubbler. The previous record for the game was 4:58:09, but Blubbler finished in 4:57.69. The record-breaking speed run was achieved by a bullet bill glitch at level 8-2, which allowed Blubbler to skip the walk to the castle.

Thanks, Tony

Super Mario Bros. 3 Gets New Virtual Console Trailer

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Super Mario Bros. 3. The NES classic, which originally launched over 20 years ago, is now available as a Virtual Console title on both Wii U and NIntendo. 3DS. The game features more than 70 courses and stars Mario and Luigi as they venture into seven worlds to defeat Bowser and the Koopalings. Super Mario Bros. 3 can be purchased from the Nintendo eShop for $4.99.

Rare Nintendo Game Is Expected To Fetch Thousands On eBay

Nintendo World Championships, an extremely rare NES game, is up for auction on eBay. The game is expected to fetch thousands of dollars, as there were only 116 ever made. The game has already attracted 46 bids and the highest bid at the time of writing is for $15,500.00. Sadly for the collector the sticker on front of the cartridge has been ripped off and the words Mario have been scrawled on the front. Still, despite it’s condition it’s still a highly sought after item. The Nintendo World Championships cartridge still has one day left for bids, so it will be interesting to see how high it goes.

Iconic Video Game Illustrator Greg Martin Has Passed Away

The renowned box art illustrator, who was most famous for his designs in the NES era, Greg Martin has sadly passed away. Last week, a post on the Nintendo Age forums confirmed his death, and shared a wonderful homage to his huge catalogue of work.

A former Hanna-Barbera animator, Martin first launched his career when designing for the likes of series such as The Flintstones and The Jetsons. But it was his work on video game box art that will be the most memorable to gamers and fans today.

The late illustrator created artwork for Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the Adventure Island series, DuckTales 2, and both The Flintstones and The Jetsons adventures on the Nintendo Game Boy.  Martin regularly produced 24-30 inch airbrushed paintings, taking a week, or less, to complete. You can see all his artwork in full, here. Which box artwork do you have fond memories of?