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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – How Far Do We Get In Super Star Wars On PS4?

    Super Star Wars, a Super Nintendo game from 1992, saw re-release on PlayStation 4 and Vita today, so we decided to see how far we could get. The game is included in the recently released Star Wars Battlefront PlayStation 4 bundle , but you can also purchase it standalone for $9.99 as a crossbuy title... More
  • Blog Post: Move Over McFly – Video Games’ Alternate Future Visions Of 2015

    Back to the Future II 's vision of 2015 didn't quite pan out. With the exception of a Skype-like communication service that the McFly family uses within their homestead, most of the technology in the film is still very much science fiction. We don't have flying cars, hover boards, or pills... More
  • Blog Post: Is Yoshi's Island A Super Mario World Game?

    The first Yoshi's Island game's full title is Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island – but is it really the true sequel to Super Mario World? We asked the game's creators. Shigeru Miyamoto is Mario's creator, and served as producer on Yoshi's Island, which released 20 years... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are Our Review Scores For (Almost) All Of Mario's Core Releases

    Sunday, September 13 marks the 30th anniversary of Super Mario, and in celebration we're looking back on all the scores we've awarded the core Mario games. This list is limited to the main platforming experiences, so you won't the Mario Parties, RPGs, or other offshoots from the series. We... More
  • Blog Post: Which Controller Is The Loudest? Sounding Off On Controller Noise

    Recently, while making my way through Infamous Second Son as the rest of my household was asleep, I could distinctly hear my controller echoing through the house. It wasn't from the speaker built into the controller I always forget is there that periodically emits noise to remind you of its existence... More
  • Blog Post: 19 Questions For 2015 Nintendo World Championship Winner John Numbers

    Last month during E3, Nintendo held its first World Championship in more than a decade . We got a chance to speak with its winner, John Goldberg A.K.A. John Numbers about the event. John is familiar with the competitive video games scene as a competitive Smash Bros. player, but flying to Los Angeles... More
  • Blog Post: The Charm Of Yarn And The Reception Of Yoshi's New Island With Woolly World's Producer

    Takashi Tezuka has been with Nintendo since the mid-eighties with important credits on many of Nintendo's most memorable games. He has director and designer credits for games like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Talks The World Championships 2015, The Wizard, And Reveals The Trophy

    For the first time in 25 years, Nintendo is bringing back its Nintendo World Championships at this year's E3. After inviting competitors and holding a series of qualifying rounds across the United States, the tournament begins tomorrow. Ahead of the Champioships, we spoke with Nintendo Treehouse's... More
  • Blog Post: Ignoring Amiibos And The Video Game Collector Itch

    Like most kids growing up, I only got a few games a year on birthdays or Christmas. I would inhale video game magazines to try and soak up information about every video game I could, confident I would only truly get to play a few. It was my way of getting as close to playing a video game without actually... More
  • Blog Post: Replay Versus – Super Street Fighter II

    In the first few episodes of Replay: Season 3, we've debuted a number of new segments, including a weird spin on You're Doing It Wrong . Versus will be familiar to anyone who has watched our annual Super Replay Showdown series. It's meant to be a lead-in for the next Super Replay Showdown... More
  • Blog Post: Kirby Through The Years

    Kirby may just be a pink ball with oval arms and red shoes, but he's gone through a lot of changes over the years. Whether it's small changes, or entire changes in the properties he's made of, Nintendo has done a lot with a character that is ostensibly a pinks circle. In this feature, we're... More
  • Blog Post: Readers Tell Us What Zelda They Would Like To See Remade Next

    The Majora's Mask 3DS remake isn't too far away, but it's never too early to start thinking about what Zelda game deserves to be remade next. Last weekend, I asked readers to share which Zelda game they think deserves to be remade next . After sorting through the comments, I compiled a chart... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Secret Of Mana

    This episode of Replay is dedicated to one Square's classics, Secret of Mana. Watch us attack rabites and deal with banishment. It's no secret that Secret of Mana is one of my favorite games , and I couldn't be more stoked for this episode to air. This action/RPG from SNES era has fantastic... More
  • Blog Post: Six Beyond Awesome SNES RPGs You May Have Missed

    The SNES was truly an amazing system for RPG titles, playing host to incredible titles like Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy IV & VI, Earthbound, Shadowrun, and more. Lots of folks are aware of these incredible games, often spoken in hushed tones when speaking of the glory days of console... More
  • Blog Post: My Real Game Of The Year Might Not Be From This Year

    This year was a contentious year for “end of” lists. Many of the editors on staff have their own opinion about what should have been game of the year, and few of them seem to agree. Personally, I’ve been telling everyone that my game of the year is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Mega Man X2

    This week we're taking a look at X's sophomore effort in Mega Man X2. This 1994 SNES sequel to the fantastic Mega Man X series reboot stars the titular hero on his continuing journey to track down the renegade Marverick robots, steal their varying powers, and turn them against them in order to... More
  • Blog Post: Are The Super Nintendo's 15 Most Valuable Games Available For The Virtual Console?

    Using the website videogames.pricecharting.com , we take a look at the Super Nintendo's 15 most valuable games and see how many of them are available on the Wii U's Virtual Console. Referencing the list, many of the Super Nintendo's most valuable games are titles that will never come to the... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – Tiny Toons: Buster Busts Loose Vs. Buster's Hidden Treasure

    Many of us hold fond memories of the 16-bit era of colorful, cheery platformers. The Game Informer editors love sharing our nostalgia with one another over uncontested classics like Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario World, while other games spark heated debates. One such rivalry exists between two... More
  • Blog Post: Five Video Game Song Re-Imaginings Better Than The Originals

    Classic video game soundtracks are dangerous to play with. It's easy to change them considering the limited palette of sounds they were originally created with, but change them too much and they lose what made them special. Sometimes though, modernizing a soundtrack works, and hearing a classic video... More
  • Blog Post: Exploring Freedom In Pilotwings

    Today, we're taking a look at games that made us feel free. For my pick, I'm going back to the Super Nintendo era. Pilotwings wasn’t the first flight simulator I’d played. It wasn’t even the first flight simulator I played on a console. The SNES launch game was, however, the... More
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