Sunday, September 9, 2007

What Is Chrontendo?

You might be asking yourself, "What is Chrontendo?" By some strange coincidence, we have the answer you are seeking.

Chrontendo is an attempt to chronogame the Nintendo Entertainment System. That is, we will be playing every game released for the NES in chronological order. More accurately, we will be playing every game produced for both the NES and its Japanese equivalent, the Famicom. Furthermore, we will be documenting this project with regularly updated video weblogs. Production on the first three episodes is underway, and the first installment should be availalbe shortly.

This naturally raises a question. "Since our time on Earth is so limited, and life is such a precious commodity, why in God's name would anyone spend the enormous amount of time, effort and bandwidth on such a pointless, fruitless endeavor?" That question really cannot be answered here, but we are able to provide some details about the project.

The period of time covered will be from 1983 to 1994. An exact figure has not been reached, but we estimate around 1300 games will be covered. Each episode will cover around 15 games. It is our sincere hope that these episodes will be released on a very regular basis, and that this project will be realized in our lifetimes.

Chrontendo Episode One will contain the following games:

Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Gomoku Narabe
Mario Bros
Popeye no Eigo Asobi
Donkey Kong Jr. Math
Wild Gunman
Duck Hunt
Hogan's Alley

This episode will run approximately 45 minutes.

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