One of Nintendo’s most important innovations in video games has been the invention of the d-pad, which is still used prominently on controllers today. To get there, though, they had to go through some less successful prototypes. Some with stupid names.
Satoru Okada, who was General Manager of Nintendo Research & Engineering before he retired in 2012, said in a recent interview with Retro Gamer Magazine that no one on the handheld team liked the idea of the DS when it was first proposed. If some folks had gotten their way, Nintendo would have produced a successor to…
There’s a report from Eurogamer today that the Nintendo NX will be a handheld featuring “detachable” controllers. It’s a neat idea, but it’s also one that Nintendo have a bit of experience with.
There’s something almost serendipitous about this...
"I can't wait to see it work," the Smash Bros. tournament announcer said as he watched one of the fighters struggle to land a mighty blow. "It's gonna be at the top of the subreddit." And so it was. Sometimes, fortune favors the goaded.
Swedish artist Giorgio Cantù has imagined what it would like if Nintendo had come up with the idea for Angry Birds and, instead of releasing it on a phone in the 21st century, had released it on a Game & Watch device in the 1980s.
A man in a blue jacket crouched, lighting a firecracker on a manhole. The children stuck their fingers in their ears.
I may have explained this a few times already, but growing up in Australia in the 1980s usually meant growing up without Nintendo. The NES was here, and people bought it, but it was never the sensation it was elsewhere. Most kids/adults played on computers or Sega machines.
Pica Pic is currently hosting a collection of "ports" of classic handheld game units from the 1980s and 1990s. Some were made by Nintendo. Go play now before lawyers get involved.
Nintendo may have been around for over 100 years, but the Nintendo we know today does video games. And it first hit the handheld gaming big time with its line of Game & Watch units. Here's how they got their start!
Nintendo's most loyal fans in the United States will be able to get their hands on the company's Ball, the Club Nintendo exclusive re-release of the 1980 Game & Watch portable. It's the latest Club Nintendo reward.
It's holiday season, but if you're like us, you may still be at work. What you need in that case is something to pass the time on an office computer. Something like, oh, a Game & Watch version of Sonic.
The Nintendo DS's design was influenced by the dual LCD clamshell Nintendo Game & Watch. But what influenced that?
Mr. Game & Watch gets godly and grisly with Greek & Wicked, God of War reimagined for Nintendo's classic LCD handheld system, as seen on Newgrounds, where it's totally playable and as deep as any Game & Watch game you've played.
Japan's Club Nintendo offered members the chance to redeem their points for this. Just look at it!
It's Cave Story week on the Nintendo Download, and Nintendo has gotten every other WiiWare game out of the way in order to make sure Studio Pixel's eagerly anticipated action adventure has center stage.
In the early 1980s, Nintendo began releasing a series of handhelds. They were created by Gunpei Yokoi, who would go on to create the Game Boy. And now they are keychains!
The Japanese version of Club Nintendo flexes its clear superiority over its Western cousin with even more retro flavored fun for Platinum members. They're getting a real Game & Watch LCD game of Ball.
Game & Watch, the handheld games created by Game Boy creator Gunpei Yokoi, are coming to Japanese DSi Ware. The series was recently released as a Club Nintendo DS cartridge dubbed Game & Watch Collection.