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  • Blog Post: Nanoloop, The Amazing Game Boy Music Creation Cartridge

    Recently, I was cleaning out my basement, and found an interesting bit of of video game history: one of the original Nanoloop Game Boy cartridges. I remember receiving this in the mail -- or at least grabbing it out of a pile of unopened Game Informer mail when I was an intern. It came as pictured, a... More
  • Blog Post: Pokémon’s Developers On Virtual Console Absences, Twitch, And Super Smash Bros.

    We had a chance to speak with Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire producer Junichi Masuda and director Shigeru Ohmori recently, and decided to ask them general questions about the Pokémon series. Masuda has been with the Pokémon series since Blue and Red and served as a director... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Games That Are Better On Handheld

    The original version of a great game is always special, but it doesn’t always provide the best or most complete experience. Remakes, ports, and special editions can add features and make tweaks, creating definitive versions that surpass the initial release. While that isn’t a rare event,... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

    We need to unearth more handheld games on Replay, so we're doing that this week with a Game Boy classic. This follow up to the popular Super Mario Land improved things across the board. Better power-ups, a creative overworld, and an iconic final boss battle. Join Andrew Reiner, Dan Ryckert, and myself... More
  • Blog Post: The 25 Best Game Boy Games Of All Time

    Newer handheld systems like Nintendo’s 3DS and Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita might be garnering a lot of excitement, but all their innovation is built on the backs of the handheld systems that have come before. Though it had lesser predecessors, the undisputed granddaddy of handheld gaming... More
  • Blog Post: Looking At Metal Gear’s Non-Canonical Entries

    Metal Gear has been all over Game Informer this month, on both our cover and the site . While it has me excited about the main story of Big Boss and Solid Snake, it also got me curious about the Metal Gear games that exist outside of the main universe canon. These games stand completely separate from... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Steve Wozniak Dominate At Tetris

    As the co-founder of Apple Computer, an original board member for Electronic Arts, and renowned philanthropist, Steve Wozniak has a lot to be proud of. But "Woz" holds one honor particularly close to his heart: claiming the high score in Nintendo Power magazine for Tetris on the original Game... More
  • Blog Post: Editorial: My Personal Trade-In Woes

    Left to their own devices, kids don’t always make the best decisions. Children are often attracted to newer and shinier toys, leaving their old favorites behind to collect dust (e.g., the entire plot of Toy Story). However, some kids don’t just tuck away their old toys. Instead, they cash... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda 25th Anniversary: Remembering Link’s Awakening

    When the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening came out, I was doubtful. The Game Boy was a cool system, but my favorite games had a habit of losing something in the portable transition. Mega Man lost entire stages. Mortal Kombat was an indecipherable mess. Even Mario wasn’t immune. Through the... More
  • Blog Post: From The Vault: Nintendo's Handheld History

    Yesterday’s announcement of the 3DS has many gamers reflecting on Nintendo’s long lineup of handheld game consoles. From minor updates to massive hardware changes, Nintendo has been driving the evolution of portable gaming for over 20 years – and we’ve been there for it all. Join... More
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