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Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit And Biverted Game Boy DMG-001

Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit And Biverted Game Boy DMG-001

Now you can play anywhere, even in darkened rooms

Not so long ago, we spoke to Shaun Jones of GameBoyMods.co.uk about the services he offers to Game Boy owners looking to breathe some new life into their ageing handhelds. Shaun was kind enough to perform some surgery on our trusty old DMG-001, and we thought you might like to see the results in...

Review: Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (DSiWare)

Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (DSiWare)

Missed connections

From sudoku and crosswords to mazes and more, pen-and-paper puzzle games have found a happy home on Nintendo’s recent dual-screened systems, especially as part of smaller, downloadable offerings. One of the latest examples of this trend is the Mysterious Stars trilogy, a set of DSiWare games that couple classic connect-the-dots...

Review: Tangram Attack (3DS eShop)

Tangram Attack (3DS eShop)

Making the cut or on the chopping block?

Instead of piecing together various shapes to construct a square, like you would in a traditional tangram game, Tangram Attack is about slicing and dicing seven shapes from already-assembled asymmetrical designs. Since the outlines of these shapes are often masked by a single colour and a uniform pattern, the...

Feature: Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer - Community Choices

Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer - Community Choices

Games you're playing in this sunny season

Earlier this Summer we brought you two top 10 Wii U and 3DS game lists for the season, one for retail titles and another for eShop releases. We also promised to take your suggestions from the comments in those articles for a community list; so here we are. Naturally we've only picked 10, five for Wii U and...

News: Super Mario Kart SNES World Championships Race Onto The Grid on 12th August

Super Mario Kart SNES World Championships Race Onto The Grid on 12th August

Watch the event live on Twitch

The Mario Kart franchise continues to thrive since the release of Mario Kart 8, but now it is time again for its eldest brother, Super Mario Kart, to hold the annual World Championships this week between 12th – 17th August at La Suze-sur-Sarthe in France. The original game actually has this huge event held every year...

News: Princess Zelda A "Heroine in Her Own Right", Lucky to Escape a Bungling Rescue From Link

Princess Zelda A "Heroine in Her Own Right", Lucky to Escape a Bungling Rescue From Link

Ganondorf has been compared to the "business end of a skunk"

Earlier this week we brought you a slightly silly update on Yoshi's real name, in which 60 of you voted in our poll to suggest that the T in T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas stood for Tupac; over a hundred of you instead decided it was "the greatest mystery of our times". Not the most serious...

Interview: Two Tribes Discusses RIVE, Starting Again and eShop Support

Two Tribes Discusses RIVE, Starting Again and eShop Support

Currently earning more from the eShop than "any other digital shop"

Just recently Two Tribes lifted the lid on its shooter, RIVE, which it had been teasing for a number of months. It was a welcome landmark for a company that's endured a difficult year, with co-founders Collin van Ginkel and Martijn Reuvers shutting down the development company and...

News: Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Wii U After Mystery Menu Appearance

Die Rise Could Arrive in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on Wii U After Mystery Menu Appearance

You can see it, but can't play it

Update: This stage has now been removed from view, thanks NPaonessa. Original Article: Though the latest entry in the Call of Duty Series — Advanced Warfare — is yet to be confirmed for Wii U, there's still a small but dedicated group of players seemingly enjoying the franchise on Nintendo's system. For those...

Video: Take Another Look at Ganondorf and Adventure Mode In Hyrule Warriors

Take Another Look at Ganondorf and Adventure Mode In Hyrule Warriors

Ganondorf's a bit of a smirker

Koei Tecmo and Nintendo are gradually moving beyond the stage of near-constant reveals for Hyrule Warriors, and on to slightly more reserved pre-launch hype. In a notable change to various sections on the official website there are no longer any "Coming Soon" boxes to tease us, but in their place final pre-launch...

News: Capcom Releases Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on iOS, at a Lower Price

Capcom Releases Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies on iOS, at a Lower Price

OBJECTION!

3DS download gamers have seen a few high-profile titles make the transition to smart device platforms — iOS and Android — over the years, an example being Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy. That release from Square Enix actually turned out to be fairly pricey for those wanting every bit of content on a smart device, making those with the 3DS...

News: This Game Boy Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Is All Retro Charm

This Game Boy Stage in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Is All Retro Charm

A fitting tribute

It's almost hard to believe due to the extravagant length of its hype period, but Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is less than two months away. It's so close we can almost see our Circle Pad / D-pad wearing out from all those extended fight sessions. In any case, Masahiro Sakurai has been particularly attentive to the portable...

News: More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Story and Setting Details Emerge

More Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Story and Setting Details Emerge

Where elite hunters lead, we follow

While gleefully carving a kill or cracking open the post-hunt box, it's easy to forget about the human element of the Monster Hunter series. At its heart Monster Hunter is about people — people who hunt monsters a lot, some of whom get exceptionally good at it. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's story will follow one...

Video: Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Nintendo's Wild Gunman And Sega's Bank Panic Face Off In A Deadly Shootout

Which one is the quickest on the draw?

Back in the '80s, it wasn't uncommon to see Sega and Nintendo launch games with similar themes in order to compete with one another, and a good example of this rivalry is the similarity between the NES light gun title Wild Gunman and the Sega Master System outing Bank Panic. Both had their origins in the...

News: CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Three Mega Evolutions For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Three Mega Evolutions For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire

That's pretty Mega

It's that time again, Pokémon fans, as once again CoroCoro magazine has gone big with information on the upcoming Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire on 3DS. The mag's gone Mega, in fact. The latest update has details of three new Mega Evolutions; details are below, via our friends at Serebii. Mega Altaria —...

News: Cyber Gadget Unveils Gigantic Joystick Peripheral for 3DS XL

Cyber Gadget Unveils Gigantic Joystick Peripheral for 3DS XL

Is your D-pad not measuring up?

There have been all manner of unusual peripherals on Nintendo consoles. The Hyper Boy is the first that springs to mind, but the 3DS hasn't had as much attention lavished on it from the realm of the peculiar and cumbersome – until now. Introducing the Cyber Arcade Stick for the 3DS XL – an enormous grip for the...

News: Cult Classic Plok Transcends from Video Game to eBook

Cult Classic Plok Transcends from Video Game to eBook

Beyond the pixel'd realm

Those who are well-versed in their SNES heritage should be aware of a sadly overlooked game from 1993 or 1994, depending where you were at the time. The name of the game in question is Plok - a platforming game where the titular character can remove and launch his limbs wherever he pleases in a style that's thankfully more...

News: Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Wii U Owners Finally Get The Nuketown 2025 Map For Call Of Duty: Black Ops II

Better late than never?

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is old news to most gamers now — it was a launch title for Nintendo's current home console back in 2012 — but Activision has only just gotten around to granting Wii U owners access to the fan-favourite Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map. The map has been available on other systems for ages, and many...