So I heard about this web series of videos called Chrontendo while listening to a recent episode of 1ups Games Damit! podcast. The premise behind the series is one guy is playing through the complete NES/Famicom library in Chronological order, from first game to last, from 1983 to 1994, the whole library of around 1300 games. Each episode covers 15 games and runs about an hour. And its not just footage of Doctor Sparkle (thats the guy who runs the site) playing the game and thats it. He talks about the game, its history, will sometimes show other version of the game to compare, maybe show where the game came from, other versions of the same genre from other systems and so on. He goes quite in depth into the games.
Its quite interesting watching the progression of NES games from the very early arcade ports to the point where the system starts getting original games of its own. Its also amazing seeing just how far it came from its early days and how things just started to snowball with the system. The first ep covers more or less the first 12 months of the Famicom's life with its first 15 games, but after that the games start pouring out. As he plays every Famicom release there are a few games in there you would have never seen, some for a good reason as there are some real stinkers in the systems library, but its also nice to get the history on some of the bigger games.
So yeah highly suggest you check this series out, each episode as I said is about an hour, hes gotten 36 or so done so far and I'm guessing its going to be a few years before this is all finished but its well worth it. I'm only up to episode 6 and really enjoying it, hopefully someone else here will as well. Link below.
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