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Video: How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

How Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Dev Factor 5 Gave Sonic His Home Video Game Début

A tale that gets even more unlikely with each telling

Sonic may be one of the most famous video game characters on the face of the planet, but first appearance in a domestic video game is actually relatively unknown. Sonic's actual début occurred in the arcade racer Rad Mobile (later ported to the Sega Saturn under the title Gale Racer) where he...

Mario History: Mario Kart 64 - 1997

Mario Kart 64 - 1997

A new kind of racing

In this series of articles we'll write about one Mario game every day for 30 days, each representing a different year as part of our Super Mario 30th Anniversary celebrations. In our last entry for this series we covered Super Mario 64, a title that utilised the capabilities of the Nintendo 64 to revolutionise Mario...

Review: G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER (DSiWare)

G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER (DSiWare)

The name says it all

The next title in the G.G series opts to return to the bullet hell genre with generally positive results. Due to the fact it makes little to no effort at creating its own identity, G.G Series SCORE ATTACKER is rather forgettable. That being said the controls are solid, the visuals and sound are suitably old-school, and the...

News: Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

Nintendo of America Opts for 'Real World' Super Mario Maker TV Campaign

"Wanna play?"

Nintendo's marketing in North America has been interesting in the 3DS and Wii U era, as notable TV campaigns have often blended CG effects with real world actors - the latter are normally young teenagers to pitch to the family demographic. It's been a recurring formula and, to be fair to Nintendo of America, a lot of these trailers...

News: Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's 2015 Release Line-Up

It's actually the Wii U rocking the most games

If you've been browsing around the site and wider web today you'll have seen plenty of announcements from Nintendo relating to release dates, bundles and even some new goodies. It's been rather like the news splurge we'd have from a Mini Nintendo Direct, only without the relevant video. In any case,...

News: VS. Excitebike is On The Way Soon

VS. Excitebike is On The Way Soon

Part of 'Builders Week'

Update: We've received the following information on this release from Nintendo of America: This version was originally released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan, and its upcoming release will be the first time it is available in the United States Unlike Vs. Excitebike for the arcade, this version has a track editor,...

News: Rejoice, Rural Professionals, Farming and Lumberjack Sims are Coming to Wii U

Rejoice, Rural Professionals, Farming and Lumberjack Sims are Coming to Wii U

"Live the farming dream"

There have been some notable release date announcements today, but fans of rural life that can't fulfil their dreams of working on the land have some good news of their own - two sim games from Bandai Namco are heading to Wii U. Professional Farmer 2016 is exactly as it sounds - you choose and maintain a tractor before...

News: Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and amiibo Festival Bundle Details Emerge

Including NFC reader info for North America

As part of a detail dump from Nintendo today, information on key bundles and extras for Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival have emerged. Release dates were already known for the 3DS title, and it's worth noting that amiibo Festival on Wii U still has a 'Holiday'...

News: Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Stampedes onto Shelves this November

Your fabric-based Godzilla fantasies realised

The Yarn Yoshi amiibo triplicate was a great move by Nintendo - it brought the idea of toys-to-life into actual toys that aren't glorified statuettes. Three clearly wasn't enough though, as now we can expect a giant variation of these adorable critters to arrive in North America, Europe, Australia, and...

News: Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bundle and Key Release Dates for North America and Europe

Star Fox Zero! Fatal Frame exclusive to eShop! Devil's Third! More!

Nintendo of America and their European counterparts have decided to have an information splurge to kick off the week, which is just fine by us. First of all, it's confirmed that a Super Mario Maker Wii U hardware bundle will arrive in North America, as was previously announced for...

Review: Woah Dave! (Wii U eShop)

Woah Dave! (Wii U eShop)

Woah indeed

Many of the titles released today feel the need to tell a story or develop characters throughout an intricate campaign. Woah Dave! is not one of these games. It is a frantic, arcade-inspired platformer with a dizzying amount of obstacles and a focus on high scores. Players may start out confused, but once they get the hang of the...

News: Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Splatoon and Super Smash Bros. Lead a Lonely Fight for Nintendo in the UK Charts

Tomodachi Life squeezes in too

A little while ago a reader asked why we've not been sharing the UK charts on a weekly basis. The fact is we still check Chart-Track every Monday morning, but there's been little happy news from a Nintendo perspective. These charts cover physical retail sales, of course - no eShop figures here - and there are some key...

Gallery: More Details, Characters and Artwork Unleashed for Project X Zone 2

More Details, Characters and Artwork Unleashed for Project X Zone 2

Chun-Li, Ling Xiaoyu, Morrigan and more

Project X Zone 2 remains one of the most pleasant surprises for 3DS this year, not only for the fact it's been made but also that it's coming to the West. Due this Fall in North America and next year in Europe, it'll no doubt bring its blend of cross-franchise RPG madness back once again. The original wasn't...