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  • Blog Post: Super Star Wars Arrives On PlayStation 4 And Vita On Tuesday

    A re-release of the classic Super Nintendo platformer, Super Star Wars, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita this week. The game originall released on Super Nintendo in 1992 and on the Wii Virtual Console in 2009. The PlayStation 4 and Vita versions will be available on Tuesday November 17. Updates to... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: SNES Firefighting Game The Ignition Factor Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The Ignition Factor, a 1995 Super Nintendo game about saving civilians and fighting fires from Jaleco, is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. It's not a classic as it is not widely known, but it is an interesting game. We played it on our The Peace Keepers episode of Replay . The Ignition Factor... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of Exploiting Infinite Lives Out Of Nearly Every Mario Game

    YouTube channel Nintendo Unity recently put together a compilation of how the infinite lives exploit has changed over the years. The video covers just about every Mario platformer game, revealing many exploits that I wasn't personally aware of. We've all got Mario's design mechanics on our... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Here's A Video Of Every JRPG You've Ever Played

    Remember when your mother woke you up at the beginning of your favorite JRPG? And finding the magic crystals? And the important minigames? College Humor pretty much hits the nail on the head with its video lampooning the many tropes adopted by assorted JRPGs. You've got the morning wake up, the important... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: It's The Last Week To Use Your Club Nintendo Points

    Club Nintendo is getting disbanded, and everything goes down on Tuesday, June 30 – so make sure you use your points before then. There's a healthy collection of Virtual Console games to choose from for Wii, Wii U, and 3DS, including many classics. We actually curated a list of what we consider... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On Ever Playing The Canceled SNES Star Fox 2

    During our conversation with Shigeru Miyamoto about Star Fox Zero , he mentioned that some of the features were originally planned for a canceled game. Star Fox 2 never saw the light of day on Super Nintendo, but fans have been interested in checking it out (even in a possibly rough state). Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Super Nintendo Puzzle Game Pac-Attack Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Pac-Man's foray into the world of Tetris-style puzzles is now available on Wii U Virtual Console. In the game, players need to create horizontal lines à la Tetris, but Pac-Man will roll through to help elimate ghosts, and you need to make sure he has a path. The Super Nintendo game is available... More
  • Blog Post: Composers Reimagine Super Mario World’s Amazing Soundtrack

    Brothers Karl and Will Brueggemann are composers heavily inspired by video game music, and the two have a new project that's markedly different from the average video game music song cover. You can check out the video below outlining the project. Basically, the group is trying to use Koji Kondo's... More
  • Blog Post: Konami SNES Shoot-em-up Axelay Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    Released in 1992, Axelay never quite achieve the same status as Konami's other scrolling shooter Gradius. It didn't venture too far from the standard scrolling shooter, but did perform some interesting graphical tricks early in the Super Nintendo's lifespan. The game is available now on the... More
  • Blog Post: Classic NES And SNES Playable Scenes Will Be Unlockable With Amiibo This Year

    Nintendo still has plans to release an Amiibo reader for the original 3DS, 3DS XL, and 2DS systems. The company says the device is on track for release some time this summer. More importantly, the publisher has revealed plans to make each figure have significantly more value. The company is planning... More
  • Blog Post: Capcom's Breath Of Fire Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

    The Capcom and Square Soft (this is before it became Square Enix) team-up Super Nintendo RPG is now available on Wii U's Virtual Console. Originally released in 1993, Breath of Fire features character designs by Keiji Inafune, who is often credited as being the father of Mega Man. In the game, players... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Which Zelda Should Be Remade Next?

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D hasn't released quite yet, but it's never too early to start thinking about the future. To be clear, we are absolutely getting ahead of ourselves. Next month we get to replay Majora's Mask on 3DS, and pending any delays, we should have a brand-new... More
  • Blog Post: Limited Mega Man X Statue On The Way From First 4 Figures

    First 4 Figures is currently taking pre-orders on a nearly one and a half foot tall Mega Man X statue. The statue will be $259.99 and features Mega Man X leaping into the air, mouth agape, presumably in anger (though it could be excitement or hunger). He would go great next to your Mega Man and Proto... More
  • Blog Post: Learn How The Canceled Donkey Kong Racing Turned Into The Canceled Sabreman Stampede

    When Rare was purchased by Microsoft, it retooled and released many of its projects to excise Nintendo characters, but one never saw the light of day – Donkey Kong Racing. Rare retooled it for possible release with Microsoft into a game called Sabreman Stampede, starring the eponymous Sabreman... More
  • Blog Post: Witness The Evolution Of The Video Game Controller

    Animator Pablo Fernandez examines the evolution of the video game controller with a short animation. Fernandez works in the medium of pixel and you can find more of his work by checking out his website, pixelfantasy . Along with his controller evolution animation, seen below, I am also partial to his... More
  • Blog Post: Watch An Impressive Animated Earthbound Tribute

    Earthbound is one of the classic RPGs of the 16-bit era, and many gamers have fond memories of the adventures of Ness and his companions. Now you can relive those adventures in this delightful animated tribute. The movie is the work of animator Sagan Yee , and runs through the major moments of the game... More
  • Blog Post: Hard-To-Find SNES Title Castlevania Dracula X Now Available On Wii U

    One of the hardest to find entries in the Castlevania saga is now available to download on the Wii U's Virtual Console. A remake of shorts of Castlevania: Rondo of Blood , which chronologically takes place immediately before Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Castelvania Dracula X released for the... More
  • Blog Post: Here's What It Looks Like When 13,000 SNES Sprites Are Mashed Into One Image

    An image has been making the rounds on the Internet this morning featuring possibly every SNES character sprite uncomfortably jammed into a single image. It's an impressive game of Where's Waldo for video games characters. If you can think of it, it's probably in this image somewhere. I'm... More
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