Recently, I learned a well-kept secret about Mine Cart Carnage, the eighth level of Donkey Kong Country for the SNES. My childhood memories of playing this particular level are all negative, nothing but frustration and endless, wasted hours. When I found out what the secret was, I wanted to kick myself. It would have…
Japanese game magazine Famitsu is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the publication polled readers, asking them which games were most memorable on consoles ranging from the Famicom to the PS4.
Most digital download only games don’t get a fancy collector’s edition release. Hyper Light Drifter is not most download only games, and its collectors edition, up for presale tomorrow from iam8bit, is very fancy indeed.
It’s never been strange for Nintendo to delay a game until they’re happy, but Star Fox 2 was a rare moment it canceled a game that was almost done.
Meet the Gameboy Zero. It’s a classic Gameboy shell with a Raspberry Pi’s heart. But the mod isn’t purely cosmetic.
Sinmara Saga is an animated short directed and animated by Jason Hendrich. It’s basically all the bullshit experiences you had with a JRPG as a kid, only blown up with 2016's visuals.
I’ve already talked about how I Am Setsuna’s battle system shares more than a little in common with classic JRPG Chrono Trigger. But it’s not just the battle system. Quite a number of Chrono Trigger’s techs show up remastered in I Am Setsuna as well.
On Saturday, while driving on Long Island with a few hours to kill, I stumbled upon a video game store in Stony Brook called The Revolution.
This was announced as part of Japan’s Nintendo Direct this evening. It’s a New 3DS XL that shares the colour scheme/design elements of the timeless Japanese/PAL Super Nintendo.
Reader Tony has a young daughter who, fingers crossed, will soon grow up to play the classics. And when she moves onto The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past, he’s got a little surprise waiting for her.
The very first stage of the original NES Castlevania, the spooky Ghost House from Super Mario World, our first battle with Bowser in Super Mario Bros. Scenes we probably all remember and encountered one way or another, from the NES days, that Mark Green resurrected with brilliant dioramas.
I’ll make a deal with you, Nintendo: I will promise to buy any console that you release, if you will promise to release a new Punch-Out!! game on it.
Track: Megalomania (Boss Battle Theme) | Artist: Yoko Shimonura | Album: Live A Live Soundtrack
Before Banjo-Kazooie was Banjo-Kazooie, it was Dream, an RPG-adventure hybrid that might have been the best-looking Super Nintendo game ever made.
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.
Custom-themed, limited edition consoles weren’t really a thing back in the day of the SNES and the Genesis, so it’s up to a dedicated few to set things right. Zoki64 picked Super Mario World, the most obvious choice for his custom SNES.