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Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Explains Why 'Metroid' Can't Crawl

Bravo, Nintendo, bravo

Miiverse is wonderful in various ways, and since its launch with the Wii U in November 2012 it's even thrown up a meme or two. An iconic example is the y cant metroid crawl (sic) thread that was widely spotted following the Virtual Console release of Super Metroid; whether legitimate or the work of a prankster, it was rather...

Guide: How to Unlock the Full Roster in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

How to Unlock the Full Roster in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Big decisions, spoilers included

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is now available around the World, and millions of 3DS gamers will be booting up the game and taking their first tentative steps into the first portable entry in the series. It's always exciting to move into a new generation of Smash Bros. and try out old favourites, or to jump...

Review: Donkey Kong: Original Edition (3DS eShop / NES)

Donkey Kong: Original Edition (3DS eShop / NES)

Whole once again

The legendary arcade title Donkey Kong is slightly infamous for receiving a rather botched NES conversion. Lacking several screens, animations and even an entire stage, it wasn't exactly one of Nintendo's finer porting jobs, especially when other home versions by different companies did manage to include all of the original content...

Review: Art of Balance (Wii U eShop)

Art of Balance (Wii U eShop)

The perfect balance

Art of Balance is a game that was first released on WiiWare, and was easily one of the best titles to grace the platform. Soon after a portable version was released on the 3DS, and now we get the biggest iteration yet on the Wii U eShop; as it's the third title you’d expect it to pull out all the stops, and Shin’en Multimedia...

Nintendo 64x64: Mickey Speedway USA

Mickey Speedway USA

Rare's spiritual follow-up to Diddy Kong Racing didn't contain quite the same level of magic and charm -- surprising given its Disney setting. Nevertheless, Mickey's Speedway USA achieves on a technical level, sporting a mostly consistent frame rate and tight track design to boot. The multiplayer mode is a worthwhile alternative to more popular...

News: Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Actos Games Launches Tutorial Video Series To Explain Wii U eShop Exclusive, psyscrolr

Get psyched!

North Carolina-based Actos Games, the creator of the recently announced Wii U eShop platformer psyscrolr, has released a new tutorial video series explaining how the GamePad will be utilised in the project that promises to feature strong narrative elements, epic boss battles and seamlessly integrated puzzle mechanics. The first video...

News: Nintendo UK Teams Up with Petits Filous Frubes

Nintendo UK Teams Up with Petits Filous Frubes

Fruity Frubes

Starting this month Nintendo UK has embarked on a co-promotion with Yoplait, allowing a cast of iconic characters from the Super Mario franchise to be showcased on the packaging of the popular Petits Filous Frubes snack. Running all the way up until 30th April 2015, the much-loved Nintendo mascots will be divided into Vanilla and...

News: Engine Software Unveils Price And Release Window For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, MindFeud

Engine Software Unveils Price And Release Window For Upcoming 3DS eShop Title, MindFeud

First screenshots also released

Towards the end of last month, Dutch-based outfit Engine Software revealed it would collaborate with Norwegian developer Monkeybin to release the popular iOS, Android and Facebook social board game MindFeud on the 3DS eShop later this year. Now, in the latest developments, Engine Software has announced the game...

News: Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy Powering Onto Wii U

Passing pre-determined profit point provides portable preference!

If you enjoy your puzzle games with opponents and real-time arcade style, then please allow a new Professor to make your acquaintance. Action-puzzler Heroes Never Lose: Professor Puzzler's Perplexing Ploy has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal, and the acquisition of a Wii U...

Video: The Wiivengers is the Latest Marvellous Animated Short From James Farr

The Wiivengers is the Latest Marvellous Animated Short From James Farr

The Avengers had better watch out

If fast-paced animated parodies stuffed with Nintendo characters, references and in-jokes are of interest to you, there are decent odds that you're aware of James Farr's videos by now. To date popular film franchises such as Ghostbusters and Star Wars have been given the treatment in a whirl of bright colours and...

Video: This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

This Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Launch Advert Will Fire You Up

The hype is real

At the time of writing Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is just hours away, bringing us the first portable entry in the series and ending some serious pre-launch hype; then we'll start all over again for the Winter arrival of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. As the brawler is now upon us Nintendo UK has released a suitably dramatic...

News: Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Mega Rayquaza Confirmed for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

Will Mega Evolve in a unique way

There's been a lengthy Niconico broadcast of Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire today in Japan, and as was promised there's been a major reveal to excite fans. Mega Rayquaza has been announced, and looks set to play an important role in the story. To start with the technical details — via Serebii — we're...

Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Everything You Need to Know About Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

The time is now

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is finally here, the latest brawling behemoth from Masahiro Sakurai and his team. It's been critically acclaimed, awarded 9/10 in our own review, and has proven that — despite some initial fears — the franchise arrives on the portable as a full-fat, fantastic game. With midnight launches on...

News: Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Nintendo Confirms Two More Début Releases Coming to the Virtual Console

Wii U and 3DS both covered

The Nintendo of America download update is always a popular arrival, but the region's habit of announcing future arrivals is also a neat bonus. It helps when the announced Virtual Console games are enticing, too, which was certainly the case last week with confirmation of two Castlevania titles making their VC débuts...