Chris Kohler over at GameLife has a great post about three of the best “homebrew” NES titles, new games for the original Nintendo built by enthusiasts who simply can’t leave 8-bit behind:
Nomolos is the least polished of these three new games, with floaty controls and simple artwork. That said, it’s flawed in the exact same ways that classic 8-bit games were flawed. The fact that it feels exactly like playing a budget game from 1993 (I could see THQ releasing this with some random Saturday morning cartoon license) is an interesting accomplishment in creative anachronism, in and of itself.
This pursuit strikes me as insanely noble, in the same way as the behavior of the Japanese soldiers who didn’t know World War II was over.