Lunar Ball & Karateka retrospective: Castle crasher | NES Works Gaiden #049

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This week, a pair of games that have both been covered before on this channel... twice! So, rather than belabor the point, this episode works more as a treatise on the rapid rise and shakeout of the Japanese games industry around this point—the brief Nintendo-led gold rush of 1985 and the harsh reality that followed. Production notes: Video Works is funded via Patreon ( — support the show and get access to every episode up to two weeks in advance of its YouTube debut! Plus, exclusive podcasts, eBooks, and more! NES/Famicom footage captured from @Analogue Nt Mini; arcade footage captured from MiSTer with thanks to @MiSTer Addons. Video upscaled to 720 with @Micomsoft xRGB Mini Framemeister.


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