Imagine: You’re playing Link to the Past, the seminal Super Nintendo action-adventure game, and you walk into a fortune-teller’s house, where you’d expect to find a soothsayer taking rupees in exchange for hints. Instead, the screen goes black for a few seconds. Suddenly you’re on Zebes, fighting aliens as a suited…
Super Mario Land 2 is one of the more underrated games in Nintendo’s library, with a suite of interesting ideas and some truly weird levels. It was even the first Mario game to let you go to the moon. And now it’s in color.
Thanks to recent ROM hacks, players can enjoy Super Mario 64 online together. The multiplayer hack recently allowed a handful of YouTubers to race against a speedrunner.
Nintendo has issued copyright strikes against multiple accounts belonging to a well-known Super Mario 64 ROM hacker, days after the release of his newest project, a multiplayer hack called Super Mario 64 Online.
For decades, Sonic the Hedgehog has inspired an obsessive fandom that’s been difficult to separate from the uneven quality of the games. Fans have created impressive art, music, and even games that pay tribute to the series and its characters. Some of these creations are so impressive, that SEGA brought on fans to…
Super Dram World is an exceptionally cruel Super Mario World hack. It’s an accomplishment to survive a simple playthrough. Last night, one speedrunner raced through it and secured two world records in a single attempt.
Has it really been three years since the internet collectively tried using Twitch chat to control a single Pokémon game? Time flies. Even more absurd: Twitch Plays Pokémon is still going, and the latest iteration may be the best one yet.
If Nintendo isn’t going to make more Metroid games then it’s up to fans to keep the series going with games like Metroid: Rogue Dawn, an unofficial prequel to the original NES Metroid that’s been over two years in the making and which is now finished.
Pokémon Prism is a fan-made ROM hack for Pokémon Crystal. Over the course of eight years, creator Koolboyman and his team crafted a new Pokémon experience, which they hoped to release this Christmas. Nintendo hit them with a cease and desist four days before release. Thanks to a group of pirates, the project still…
The creator of Pokémon Prism, a fan made hack for Pokémon Crystal that was due to release on Christmas, says he’s received a cease-and-desist from Nintendo and will have to shut down the project for good.
Earlier this year, Sega opened the floodgates on mods of its classic games, enabling Steam Workshop support for Sega Genesis & Mega Drive Classics. This week, dozens of those mods made like the cast of Sonic The Hedgehog (2006) and vanished.
Not only is Twitch Plays Pokémon still going in 2016, this time around it’s working its way through a very cool game that nobody else can play yet.
Fun fact: the concept art for Pokémon Red and Blue games showcased a female character that never actually made it into the final game. Actually, gender options for the main character didn’t appear until Pokémon Crystal, in 2001.
Right now, there’s a course titled “Pit of Panga: P-Break” floating around in Super Mario Maker. Thousands of people have tried this level. Not a single person has beaten it yet. The creator is calling it the “hardest Super Mario Maker level ever made,” and when you see how grueling it is, you’ll understand why.