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Review: Game & Watch Gallery 3 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

Game & Watch Gallery 3 (3DS eShop / Game Boy Color)

A gallery worth visiting

As over 50 different Game & Watch titles were released during the eighties, Nintendo had the clever idea to give a select few a fresh coat of paint, giving them a visual makeover, adding music, turning them into Mario-themed titles and then putting them together in a collection which allowed you to play both the new and...

News: Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won't Be Compatible With Other Wii U Software

Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won't Be Compatible With Other Wii U Software

Works with "Wii U & Smash Bros. for Wii U specifically", says Nintendo

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday we reported that the forthcoming GameCube controller adapter — being launched alongside Super Smash Bros. for Wii U — would allow the classic pad to be used with other Wii U games. The source was Nintendo's own online store, which...

Video: You are Hereby Ordered To Surrender Nearly Three Hours Of Your Life To Game Boy Title Screens

You are Hereby Ordered To Surrender Nearly Three Hours Of Your Life To Game Boy Title Screens

Strangely mesmerising

Ever wondered what it would be like to sit through every single Game Boy title screen? Ponder no longer, as YouTube user NicksplosionFX has given us the chance to do just that. The video below is almost three hours (2:42:02, to be precise) of Game Boy title screens — that's every known original game for the console — and...

Video: Check Out this Adorable Tribute to the Mother Series

Check Out this Adorable Tribute to the Mother Series

That's 'Earthbound' to us

Regardless of who wrote them, fans are the ones who can really tell the story of a game better than anyone, and that statement is no truer than in this video which pays homage to the Mother series, which sadly still only exists as a single game outside of Japan. All of the peculiarity, all of the charm, and all of the...

News: Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take Shape

Miniatures for Mega Man: The Board Game Take Shape

You can keep your stupid Monopoly car

While many are enjoying a new way to play as everyone's favourite super fighting robot in Smash Bros., let us not forget the fully unplugged experience coming in the form of Mega Man: The Board Game. Developer Jasco games has been working steadily on the project since blasting their Kickstarter goal early this...

Video: Take a Look at All of the 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Take a Look at All of the 3DS HOME Menu Themes

Characters, patterns and cards

Nintendo recently released the most recent 3DS system update, which includes HOME menu themes. The idea of snazzy wallpapers and sound effects to accompany the front-end of the portable's user interface is exceedingly simple and inevitably popular, with Nintendo offering non-branded designs at a budget price and others...

Gallery: A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo Figures

A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo Figures

Oh Luigi, you lovable scamp

Earlier today Nintendo confirmed release dates and details for amiibo figures, with the pleasing announcement of a 'second wave' of six toys that will arrive in December — they're confirmed for the 19th of that month in Europe and are yet to be pinned down in North America. They'll bring more of the Super Smash Bros...

Video: Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Mighty GameCube

Here Are Some Fun Facts About The Mighty GameCube

GCN or NGC?

The GameCube may be Nintendo's lowest-selling home console to date, but for some it's a special part of the company's history. It was the last occasion when a Nintendo system competed toe-to-toe with contemporaries in terms of raw graphical power, it brought us some absolute classics in its library, and it had a handle. Its controller...

News: Satoru Okada, Director Of Game Boy And DS Hardware Development, Is No Longer With Nintendo

Satoru Okada, Director Of Game Boy And DS Hardware Development, Is No Longer With Nintendo

Departed way back in 2010

There have been recent reports that Satoru Okada, a prominent figure within Nintendo, has retired from the company. Nintendo has now confirmed to us that he has indeed left the company, but that he did so way back in January 2010 — it was certainly a quiet departure. While Okada-san may not be immediately recognisable...

News: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North American Adventure on 5th December

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North American Adventure on 5th December

amiibo support coming in 2015

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a surprise announcement during E3, spinning off the basic principles of the bonus levels in Super Mario 3D World for a full release. It's the first time that the captain and his brethren have been the stars of their own game, and we were rather impressed in our first imp

News: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over 2.8 Million Copies, amiibo Update Planned

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over 2.8 Million Copies, amiibo Update Planned

Doing well, then

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has now completed its global release, giving a whole lot of happy Nintendo gamers a chance to enjoy the first portable entry in the series. It's done well in Japan at launch, but with launch weekend sales now added for the West, how has it fared so far in terms of raw numbers? Rather well, it...

Nintendo 64x64: Turok 2

Turok 2

Acclaim Entertainment took the successes and failures of its original first-person shooter for N64 and used them to influence the creation of a sequel that was superior in virtually every single way. The campaign mode is much more tightly designed, although getting lost is still quite easy at times. When played using an Expansion Pak, the game...

News: Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure in the UK

Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure in the UK

All staff to be relocated to other roles

Nintendo UK and publisher Future have confirmed that the next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine — known affectionately as ONM among fans — will be the last. In an official statement it's been confirmed that issue 114 on 14th October will be the concluding release, while the magazine's website and social...

News: Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Masahiro Sakurai Shows Off amiibo Interface in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Trophy evolves into a figure player, as a fun extra

With the portable entry now here, attention inevitably turns to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, with Masahiro Sakurai no doubt preparing to reveal more about the HD entry ahead of its Winter release. A key feature of the home console version, of course, will be its support for amiibo figurines. We've...