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News: Cabbage Is The Dream Nintendo Game That Never Was

Cabbage Is The Dream Nintendo Game That Never Was

Shigesato Itoi, Shigeru Miyamoto and Tsunekazu Ishi all involved

We recently ran a feature on Star Fox 2, one of Nintendo's most famous cancelled projects. This SNES-based sequel had all the ingredients to be a sure-fire classic, but never made it to market. However, there's another game in the company's past which had the potential to be even more...

News: Super Metroid Was Planned As An Extra In Metroid Prime Before Nintendo Had It Removed

Super Metroid Was Planned As An Extra In Metroid Prime Before Nintendo Had It Removed

A third-party emulator ended the dream

It may seem like distant history now, but there was a relatively recent time when the Virtual Console was merely an idea rattling around in Nintendo HQ. Super Metroid is one classic that's now been available to buy on two separate occasions, but there was a time when it was almost a bonus feature in a more...

Feature: Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chaos Of F-Zero

Go Fast - An Ode To The Glorious Chaos Of F-Zero

Gonçalo Lopes explains why he will be hoping for a new F-Zero at E3 2015

Colours. Music. The Captain. Speed. Very, very fast speed. Those are the things that race to my mind when anyone mentions "F-Zero". I am also quite certain my eyes widen and sparkle a bit. Is it just a series of games? Not to me. Off to the starting grid… Knight League:...

Ninterview: Patrick Scott Patterson is Geared Up For the Nintendo World Championships Qualifiers

Patrick Scott Patterson is Geared Up For the Nintendo World Championships Qualifiers

"For me personally this is as awesome of a scenario as could be"

Patrick Scott Patterson (also known by some as OriginalPSP) is familiar to plenty of gamers, especially those that follow his reports on retro gaming and world records; he also has a strong record of media appearances talking about the medium as a whole. His public gaming history goes...

News: Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Makers Of Wonder Boy, And It Now Has An English Translation

Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Makers Of Wonder Boy, And It Now Has An English Translation

Another Japan-only release gets localised

When you say Westone, you think Wonder Boy. The recently-defunct Japanese studio created a series of amazing action-RPG titles for Sega which have since become legendary slices of retro gaming, but outside of that particular franchise the company's work is somewhat less well known - at least in the West...

Weirdness: You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

You Can Buy About 300 Copies of Jurassic Park on SNES for $1500

Fridge and Bacardi not included

It's no secret that we find some corners of eBay rather baffling - whether it's scalpers flogging pre-orders or just downright goofy goods, it's a Wild West of commerce. This example is certainly the latter, as it celebrates the upcoming Jurassic World movie in the most bizarre way possible. As you can see below, you...

Feature: The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

The Full Story Behind Star Fox 2, Nintendo's Most Famous Cancellation

"The series was never intended to be limited to linear 3D scrolling stages"

This year will see the launch of another entry in Nintendo's long-running space battle series, Star Fox. It's an indication of how popular the franchise is with fans that last year's relatively detail-free E3 announcement was one of the biggest stories of the entire event,...

News: Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Metroid: Rogue Dawn is coming later this year

Will we see a new Metroid game at this year's E3? Fans will certainly hope so, but in the meantime we can all get excited about a fan-made prequel which uses the original NES hardware for that extra degree of authenticity. Metroid: Rogue Dawn takes the original title and hacks it apart, building an...

News: Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking To Topple The RetroN 5 In The Downright Awesome Stakes

Plays Sega, Nintendo and NEC games

We reviewed the RetroN 5 a while back and found it to be an excellent way of playing your original retro game cartridges in glorious HD. However, Hyperkin's wonder-console has a challenger in the shape of Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak - a clone system which out-does the RetroN 5 by offering support for PC Engine...

Video: The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital Star Fox Question - What's With the Metal Legs?

The Game Theorists Tackle That Vital Star Fox Question - What's With the Metal Legs?

Busts some old myths

Assuming that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata doesn't appear in this year's E3 Digital Event and ask us to "please understand", we should have a new Star Fox game for Wii U this year. We may know very little about it, but we won't deny that it's pretty near the top of our hype list for the upcoming LA event. There'll be plenty...

Weirdness: Fred Savage Seems Very Much In Favour Of The Nintendo World Championships 2015

Fred Savage Seems Very Much In Favour Of The Nintendo World Championships 2015

"California!"

Nintendo is bringing its World Championships event back from the dead for this year's E3, and this relic from the past has attracted the attention of another part of Nintendo's history - the actor-turned-director Fred Savage. Savage was arguably the world's biggest child star when he appeared in The Wizard, a 1989 Hollywood movie...

News: You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

You Need These Exclusive Sega-Themed Artworks On Your Wall

Golden Axe! Streets of Rage! Shinobi! More!

What happens when digital art studio Cook & Becker enlists talented artists - working in the fields of Sci-Fi, gaming and comics - to create original art for their favourite Sega titles? Awesome happens, that's what. Kilian Eng, Gerald Parel, Julien Renoult, Roman van der Haven and Emmanuel Malin...

Video: Let's Remind Ourselves How Totally Radical The 1990 Nintendo World Championships Really Were

Let's Remind Ourselves How Totally Radical The 1990 Nintendo World Championships Really Were

"Woo! Yeah! You ready? Woo!"

Following the glorious resurrection of The Nintendo World Championships, we thought it would be a good time to reminisce over the events of 25 years ago, when the original competition took place at Universal Studios, Hollywood. The video below is a handy summary of this epic period, showing the hopeful contestants and...

Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus

REVO K101 Plus

Hands-on with the ultimate hardware GBA clone

Love them or loathe them, hardware clones of vintage gaming platforms are here to stay. Technical wizards operating on the fringe of the gaming hardware arena are constantly dreaming up new products which ape the performance and feel of classic consoles, and in the past few years we've seen imitations...