Let’s take a look at video games’ favorite scene from the Star Wars series: the battle of Hoth. Developers have been trying for over 30 years to get it right.
It’s been nearly 20 years since the release of GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64, but we’re still learning new tidbits about the game’s fascinating creation.
Final Fantasy shows up on every platform under the sun these days, making it hard to remember the RPG juggernaut used to be one of gaming’s biggest exclusives. But over the course of Final Fantasy’s more than 30 years of video games, it’s twice shifted alliances in ways that had huge rippling effects.
Thanks to the release of Rare Replay today, Xbox One owners will now be able to play seven Nintendo 64 classics on Microsoft’s console. Nintendo’s current console, the Wii U, only sells people the chance to play six.
Rare’s creative director, Gregg Mayles, has been going through the company’s dusty drawers pulling out old design documents to share on Twitter.
When most of us see a goomba, our instinct is to try to squash it, get rid of it. Turns out, though, that goombas can be way more useful than that.
People are pouring money into a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to the 1998 Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie. Why? Because Banjo-Kazooie was a wonderful game and no mere Mario 64 me-too, as some detractors claim.
Now that Super Mario 64 is out on the latest Nintendo console, lots of people have picked up the classic yet again. Some people are even playing it for the first time—and it’s heartwarming to see what these players have to say about Super Mario 64.
I cannot begin to fathom the exact reasons for Mario 64: Chaos Edition's creation. All I know is that it is patently, unpredictably nutso, and it's not meant to be beaten. So of course, somebody beat it.
There's a new world record for getting all 120 stars in Super Mario 64 quickly—and it's kind of amazing that it happened at all.
Eiji Aonuma has overseen the development of many of the major Zelda games, from Majora's Mask to Wind Waker to Skyward Sword to A Link Between Worlds. So I figured he probably knows how to make a Zelda dungeon. Last week, I asked him.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask has aged more than you remember. The game came out 15 years ago, after all! It's why Nintendo's releasing a remake next month. Thanks to YouTuber Master0fHyrule, we have a pretty excellent comparison video of the two versions.
Remember Perfect Dark? The N64 spy shooter that was a lot like Goldeneye because it was basically a sequel to Goldeneye? Someone's gone and made it into a horrifying glitched out hellscape.
We live in the age of remakes, some more necessary than others. Even Nintendo's gotten in on the action with games like Zelda: Wind Waker Wii U. But in the background of all that, a fan's been rebuilding the original Paper Mario for almost half a decade.
You've seen the famous Christmas video. You know how important Super Mario 64 is to the design history of video games. But there are a few other nuggets of information about the Nintendo 64 that you may not know. Let's learn, shall we?
Yes, Super Mario 64 has been around for nearly 20 years. No, that doesn't mean people have stopped coming up with new ways to play it. Introducing Mario 64: Chaos Edition. It's the strangest, most frightening thing.
I dare say the Nintendo 64 is The Most Interesting Game System Nintendo Ever Made. It's interesting for a laundry list of historical reasons:
The entire 164 track Banjo Kazooie soundtrack is available on Bandcamp. Ex-Rare audio maestro Grant Kirkhope put up the whole thing, which includes everything from level themes to cheerful, five-second victory chimes. You can name your price. Go revel in glorious bird/bear nostalgia and the happiest main theme ever.