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News: Rare Originally Conceived Dinosaur Planet As A Racing And Adventure Crossover

Rare Originally Conceived Dinosaur Planet As A Racing And Adventure Crossover

Until Miyamoto had his say, of course

If you're familiar with Nintendo's history then you'll know that Star Fox Adventures on the GameCube actually began life as Dinosaur Planet on the N64. Created by UK studio Rare — then a first-party Nintendo developer — the game had progressed quite far before Shigeru Miyamoto decided that it would make a...

Soapbox: Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Zelda's Magic Creates A Link Between Generations

Damien McFerran on how Nintendo's new 3DS Zelda has created a vital bond

More than two decades ago, an excitable 12 year-old boy huddled down in front of his Super Nintendo console armed with a copy of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Having witnessed the critical acclaim directed towards this new action RPG the youth expectantly flicked...

News: Mega Drive: Collected Works To Include Input From Creators Of Ecco, Comix Zone And Vectorman

Mega Drive: Collected Works To Include Input From Creators Of Ecco, Comix Zone And Vectorman

US developers on-board for the definitive history of Sega's 16-bitter

We recently reported on the Kickstarter campaign for Sega Mega Drive / Genesis: Collected Works, and are happy to report that the project has already passed its initial funding goal of £30,000. However, Read-Only Memory founder Darren Wall has gotten in

Video: CNET Pays Homage To The Nintendo Game Boy

CNET Pays Homage To The Nintendo Game Boy

The legendary monochrome system gets some welcome recognition

Portable video gaming would be very different were it not for the Nintendo Game Boy. Although it was technologically outdated by the time it launched — rival systems like the Sega Game Gear and Atari Lynx offered better displays and superior processing power — it nevertheless became...

News: Full Screen Mario Web Game Closed Down Following Nintendo's Copyright Complaint

Full Screen Mario Web Game Closed Down Following Nintendo's Copyright Complaint

Popular HTML5 remake is no more

In mid-October we told you about Full Screen Mario, a free, open-source HTML5 web version of the original Super Mario Bros., the work of college student Josh Goldberg. The site attracted publicity due to its recreation of the original game, as well as a random map generator and level creator. With publicity came the...

News: Nintendo to Release Special 30th Anniversary Album of Famicom Music

Nintendo to Release Special 30th Anniversary Album of Famicom Music

And it looks to be a Japan exclusive

Amazon Japan has added a new product listing for Nintendo FAMICOM MUSIC, an upcoming music album to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Nintendo's breakthrough games system, the Famicom — or Nintendo Entertainment System as we know it in the West. Due to release on 4th December, the album is being produced...

News: SNES Generation Album Merges 16-Bit Sounds With Modern Game Music, and is Awesome

SNES Generation Album Merges 16-Bit Sounds With Modern Game Music, and is Awesome

The Wind Waker's 'Outset Island' with Link to the Past sounds, oh my...

We do like a bit of top-notch video game music here on Nintendo Life, and a new retro-infused album by Alex Roe has been serenading our ears. The album SNES Generation takes modern games and recreates their music with sounds and samples from equivalent Super NES titles, with...

News: Fangamer Announces Earthbound Charity Event

Fangamer Announces Earthbound Charity Event

Weekend marathon of the timeless RPG for a good cause

Fangamer has been hinting at something big and Earthbound-related for a while now, which should come as no surprise to those who know the company. They wear their passion for the cherished Mother series on their sleeves, so using this love to raise money seems like the perfect marriage...

News: Publisher Read-Only Memory Is Creating The Ultimate Retrospective On Sega's Mega Drive

Publisher Read-Only Memory Is Creating The Ultimate Retrospective On Sega's Mega Drive

Or the Genesis, if you're American

We recently investigated Read-Only Memory's excellent Sensible Software 1986–1999, a book which uncovers the history of one of Britain's most iconic games studios. Now, the publisher is back with another Kickstarter campaign, and this time it's Sega's legendary 16-bit console which is the main focus.

Hardware Review: Gametech Neo Fami

Gametech Neo Fami

The Famicom Clone To Rule Them All?

The concept of clone retro hardware isn't anything new — in fact, we've already covered the likes of the Retro Duo V2, RetroN 3 and SupaBoy here on Nintendo Life — but as time goes on these cheap and cheerful systems are becoming more and more desirable. Older machines are either failing as

News: Supporters Needed To Rebuild NES Hero Mega Man In Lego

Supporters Needed To Rebuild NES Hero Mega Man In Lego

From 8-bit to 8-brick

Mega Man has always been a cherished icon since his very first appearance on the NES in 1987, and now a designer by the name of Alatariel seeks to immortalise the character further with an official Lego set. Classic stages from Mega Man 2 such as Wily's Castle and Metal Man can be seen recreated on the designer's page, and...

News: Mega Man 2.5D Beta Blasts Into View With Co-Op Play

Mega Man 2.5D Beta Blasts Into View With Co-Op Play

Fan game teams up with Proto Man on PC

So, OK, time continues to pass and we still don't have a new and official Mega Man game to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the franchise. We have soundtracks, USB sticks, plushies and tissue dispensers, but no game. Such is life. Thankfully Mega Man fans often fill the void, and we've seen some fan games...

Weirdness: This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

This Game Boy Color Costume Actually Plays Game Boy Advance Games

Trick or treat yourself to a bit of Pokémon?

A YouTube user who goes by the name of MikeHandidate managed to outdo even the eccentric scientist Victor Frankenstein this Halloween by dressing up as none other than a giant, fully functioning Game Boy Color. While the costume does share some similarities to Frankenstein's monster in that it's a tad...

News: This Beautiful Zelda-Themed N64 Console Must Surely Come from the Sacred Realm Itself

This Beautiful Zelda-Themed N64 Console Must Surely Come from the Sacred Realm Itself

Shinier than a 100-Rupee Piece

You may recall that earlier this week we shared with you a rather nice looking Zelda-themed SNES that was created by Slovenian console artist, Zoki64. Well, he's just added some more pictures to his portfolio, this time showing off a new Zelda-inspired N64 design, and one which looks so good that even the Goddesses...

News: Nintendo Titles Continue To Be Illegally Peddled On Android Google Play Store

Nintendo Titles Continue To Be Illegally Peddled On Android Google Play Store

Donkey Kong Country HD, anyone?

Smartphones may be a growing market when it comes to gaming, but the companies running these platforms seem to have a real problem controlling what kind of content goes up. Android's Google Play market is probably the worst offender, with Google seemingly content to allow developers to sell whatever apps and games...

News: Want to Play PSone Games on PS4? Sorry, You're Gonna Need Your Old Consoles

Want to Play PSone Games on PS4? Sorry, You're Gonna Need Your Old Consoles

Starting over

If our very own Jamie O’Neill’s recent roster of retro reviews have got you frothing at the mouth over some old-school gaming, then you’re going to want to keep your classic consoles hooked up. Revealed as part of yesterday’s colossal PlayStation Blog post, Sony has stated that the PlayStation 4 will not be backward compatible...

News: Sega's Most Successful Console Is 25 Years Old Today

Sega's Most Successful Console Is 25 Years Old Today

Happy birthday, Mega Drive

A quarter of the century ago, Sega released its most successful console. The Mega Drive hit Japanese retailers on October 29th, 1988 and would go on to sell an estimated 40 million units globally. Known in North America as the Genesis, the system was the first to genuinely challenge the supremacy of Nintendo's NES, and the...

News: This Zelda Super NES Design is Rather Pretty

This Zelda Super NES Design is Rather Pretty

A lick of paint can do a lot

It's common for enthusiasts to take existing hardware and apply their own twists with alternate shells, skins and paint; just recently a surprisingly attractive 'Luigi 2DS' looked good enough to be official. The practice of tweaking consoles is perhaps most common with retro consoles, however, as the old are made new...