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Mario History: New Super Mario Bros. - 2006

New Super Mario Bros. - 2006

The 'New' new

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario games per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. Assessing 2D Mario games in the 'New' series in 2015 naturally features arguments of repetition, frequency of releases and some calls for fresh ideas. Those...

Mario History: Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

Super Mario 64 DS - 2004

3D Mario on the go

In this series of articles we'll write about one or more Mario game per day, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. If you'd have said that one day it would be possible to play Super Mario 64 on a handheld console back in 1996, you'd likely have been laughed out of the room...

News: Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Sonic Classic Collection On Nintendo DS Cut Content Including A Crazy Taxi 4 Pitch

Plans for extra games

Remember the Sonic Classic Collection released on the DS in 2010? As neat as it was, it was also slightly underwhelming when there were far more extensive Sonic-themed collections already available on other platforms for much cheaper prices. Fansite The Sonic Stadium has now uncovered new information regarding this...

News: Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Nintendo Wraps Up Another Patent Win in Defence of the DS and 3DS

Secure Axcess loses out this time

Nintendo doesn't have a 100% record of winning patent cases, but it does win the majority. It often comfortably sees off particularly frivolous claims on broad technology patents, too - notable defeats have generally come against companies with which Nintendo has previously worked or liaised, not businesses that...

News: Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Unseen64 Digs Up Development Insights Into Metroid Prime: Hunters, Dread and Federation Force

Dread "literally looked like a port of Fusion on DS"

Just recently we shared the most recent work of Unseen64, which produced a devastating expose of the doomed Project H.A.M.M.E.R., highlighting the problems between North American studio Nintendo Software Technology (NST) and Japanese management. It was an episode that, ultimately, didn't reflect...

News: There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

There Are Now Over 600 DSiWare Games And Apps

Not dead yet

The 3DS may be entering its twilight years but that doesn't mean that DSiWare - the downloadable software service which launched with the 3DS console's forerunner, the DSi - is completely dead. In fact, thanks to the large helping of DSiWare games in this week's Download Update, there are now 604 games and apps available for DSiWare...

News: New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

New Super Mario Bros. Releases On The North American Wii U eShop This Week

Will be available for $9.99

After yesterday’s ESRB rating for the 2006 release, New Super Mario Bros., it was expected the title would launch soon on the North American eShop. It appear fans of the DS hit won’t have to wait much longer with Nintendo’s official game page revealing the now classic Mario adventure will be made available thi

News: New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

New Super Mario Bros. Receives ESRB Rating For Wii U Virtual Console

That'll be three New Super Mario Bros. games playable on Wii U

About a month ago, Nintendo finally got around to expanding its Virtual Console service by fulfilling its promise to add Nintendo DS games to the catalogue. The titles announced for the launch have all since released, but Nintendo has since remained silent on what we can expect to arrive...

News: Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Renegade Kid Twice Pitched Silent Hill DS Projects to Konami

Was quickly and then politely rebuffed

Renegade Kid is best known to most Nintendo fans - we suspect - as an indie download developer, in particular stepping up a notch in popularity with Mutant Mudds on the 3DS eShop. In the DS era, though, the studio released a variety of respected retail efforts, very much part of the mid-tier market subsequently...

Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $1,000 Of Nintendo DS Gear From 8-Year-Old Boy

How low can you go?

We all know that Nintendo's portable gaming hardware is pretty desirable, thanks to the countless number of amazing games available for platforms like the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. However, would you risk a prison term just to get your grubby hands on some sweet Ninty action? 43-year-old Dave A...

Video: WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

WarioWare Touched! Arrives On Wii U Virtual Console

We check out Wario DS mayhem on the Wii U

The WarioWare series is an excellent detour into the absolutely mad world of Wario and his friends, so it's great to see this DS game released on Wii U Virtual Console. We thought we'd show you how great this game is via the medium of video. Watch and enjoy Like this video? Subscribe to our channel then!

News: Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Buy Three Nintendo 64 and DS Virtual Console Games and Get the Fourth Free in Europe

Knocks the average price down a little...

During this week's Nintendo Direct we had the news that Nintendo 64 and DS games are coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in force. In the madness then and since we didn't notice a particular deal that's running in Europe as a result of the region having four games available right from the off. As was...

News: Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Nintendo DS And Nintendo 64 Games Finally Coming To The Wii U Virtual Console

Update: Four games available in Europe right now

If you feel that the Virtual Console on Wii U has been a neglected of late then today's Nintendo Direct should have put a big smile on your face. Nintendo not only reconfirmed its commitment to bringing Nintendo DS titles to the service, but also revealed that N64 games are on the way, too. DS...

Feature: A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

A History of Full Fat Games - From Nintendo Portables to Smartphones and Back Again

"I'm just pleased to have a game on the 3DS"

In the past week we brought you the news that Flick Golf 3D is coming to the 3DS eShop, which will be an interesting test to see whether a hugely popular smartphone game can grab a sizeable audience on Nintendo's portable. To those unfamiliar with developer Full Fat Games there could be a perception...

News: Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyalty Programme Coming Later in the Year

Flipnote Studio 3D will be free to existing members

Club Nintendo has been a consistent part of the dedicated Nintendo fan's world since the Wii / DS era, with purchases registered for coins and stars - depending on region - to be traded for extras. At times the programme has been criticised for slowly updated catalogues, but it's been relatively...

News: One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2014 Isn't What You'd Expect

One Of The Most Successful Nintendo Games Of 2014 Isn't What You'd Expect

It's on the Nintendo DS, for a start

Disney's Frozen is officially the most commercially successful animated movie of all time and has spawned a merchandising juggernaut which shows absolutely no signs of slowing, even a year after its initial cinema release. The DVD and soundtrack are best-sellers, with the signature tune — Let It Go — clogging...

News: Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry Almost Made Our Day On Nintendo Wii And DS

...but it was cancelled. Do you feel unlucky, punk?

Detective Harry Callahan is one of Clint Eastwood's most enduring characters, and starred in some seminal action movies back in the '70s and '80s. Eastwood's no-nonsense cop would inspire countless clones in both movies and video games, and back in 2004 Warner Brothers decided that it was time that...

News: Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Crash Tag Team Racing Emerge

Assets For Cancelled Nintendo DS Version Of Crash Tag Team Racing Emerge

Was apparently only months from completion

Back in 2005 Sierra released Crash Tag Team Racing on a variety of formats, including the Nintendo GameCube. The game was a sequel of sorts to the well-received PlayStation classic Crash Team Racing and its follow-up Crash Nitro Kart, and was also due to hit the Nintendo DS at the same time. That port...

News: Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Now Costs as Much as a Posh Sandwich on Amazon UK

Learn With Pokémon: Typing Adventure Now Costs as Much as a Posh Sandwich on Amazon UK

Good value just for the keyboard

Update: We told you to be fast. Having checked the listing around an hour after it went live the stock is now all gone. Based on the comments this can be found at various retailers for just a few pounds more than the Amazon deal, however, so all is not necessarily lost if you still want to pick this up. Original...

Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old

The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old

Went from baby phat to slim

It's a big day for the original DS, as it's 10 years to the day since the first model in the iconic family of systems — commonly referred to as the 'phat' — arrived in North America. Few will forget the E3 reveal of the DS by Reggie Fils-Aime, and its clamshell Though it signalled the beginning of the end for the...