Formation Z / Soccer / Championship Lode Runner / Space Invaders retrospective: NES Works Gaiden #29

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It feels like Famicom is kind of playing catch-up with SG-1000 this episode, as every game appearing here arrived on shelves in the wake of a Sega-published equivalent—either the exact same game (as in Space Invaders), one exploring the same root concept in different ways (Soccer), or a game with almost suspicious conceptual and mechanical similarities (Formation Z). Of course, the Nintendo version of these games absolutely eclipsed Sega's, right? Well... maybe not always. 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! Production notes: NES and Famicom footage in this episode was captured from an @Analogue Nt Mini via RGB out. Arcade footage (when possible) was captured from MiSTer (special thanks: @MiSTer Addons). Standard definition video upscaled to 720 with xRGB Mini Framemeister and @Retro Tink 5X.


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