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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Hard-To-Find SNES Title Mega Man 7 Now Available On Wii U

    The only Mega Man game without an X or the word soccer next to it released for the Super Nintendo is now available for Wii U. Physical copies of the game are hard to come by. Currently, new copies of the game are worth about $2,000 according to videogames.pricecharting.com . Even non-new copies are valued... More
  • Blog Post: Final Fantasy V Now Available On Amazon Appstore

    Final Fantasy V has conquered another platform. You can now play Final Fantasy V on your Kindle Fire. The game has been available on App Store and Google Play Store (and a few other platforms) for some time, but this is the first time it is available on the Amazon Appstore. You can grab the game here... More
  • Blog Post: Check Out Nintendo's Presence At CES In 1992

    A video on YouTube shows Nintendo at CES three years before E3's first official show. It's not a new video (it's been on YouTube since 2010), but it's a fascinating peek at the video game trade show as it existed before E3. This video shows Nintendo at CES in 1992. E3's first show... More
  • Blog Post: Retail Special Edition Of Gone Home Now Available In SNES-Themed Box

    The formerly download-only Gone Home is now available in retail form with some added goodies. The special edition of the game is $29.99 and you can order the North America version of the game here , and the European version of the game here . Included in the bundle is the game on a disc, as well as a... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario World Meets Game Of Thrones In Crossover Video

    YouTube channel NicksplosionFX recently created a mash-up I don't think any of us realized we wanted. The video takes the memorable opening sequence from the HBO television show Game of Thrones and crosses it with Super Mario World. It's enjoyable even if you haven't watched the show, and... More
  • Blog Post: Fan-Made EarthBound Documentary Film In The Works

    A pair of brothers, Jeff and Robbie Benson, have been working on an EarthBound documentary surrounding the continued appreciation of the cult classic game. The film, titled EarthBound, USA , is inspired by the EarthBound fan site Starmen.net. The duo has been performing assorted interviews with fans... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Do You Want To See In The Next Nintendo Remix Title?

    Nintendo is great at exploring its history of iconic games, characters, and franchises, and the NES Remix series does that in smaller chunks. A third title in the series hasn't been announced yet, but we're already wondering what it may contain. Recently, series director Koichi Hayashida said... More
  • Blog Post: SNES, Game Boy Games Could Be Remixed Next

    Nintendo's NES Remix and Remix 2 for the Wii U combine a number of classic 8-bit Nintendo games and transform them into a series of challenges and minigames. So far only NES games have gotten the remix treatment, but if fan support is strong enough SNES titles could be next. In an interview with... More
  • Blog Post: Learn About The Harvest Moon Series In This Informational Video

    Learn how the original Harvest Moon almost didn't reach the finish line, and the game's original title in this informational video. In the latest video from Did You Know Gaming, a website and YouTube channel that specializes in obscure video games facts, the Harvest Moon series gets detailed... More
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