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News: Zelda Rock Album Available Now

Zelda Rock Album Available Now

Suitably epic

The Legend of Zelda is a franchise with immediately recognisable themes and soundtracks, which naturally prompts fans to produce their own arrangements and covers of the iconic music. In an interesting approach, one musician has opted to, in his words, produce a 'post-rock inspired rearrangement of Koji Kondo's music', giving it a new...

News: Nintendo World Championships Finalist Looks Back

Nintendo World Championships Finalist Looks Back

The only female finalist

Nintendo may be in a battle for supremacy in the gaming industry at the moment, but there was a time when, in North America at least, the company was truly on top. With NES and Game Boy flying off the shelves in 1990, this period of pop-culture dominance was perhaps best represented by the Nintendo World Championships 1990...

News: New Fan-Made Mega Man Games Emerge

New Fan-Made Mega Man Games Emerge

The Mega Man Revolution is here

The Mega Man franchise has one of the most loyal fan-bases in the gaming industry, as shown by the Mega Man Legends 3 campaign reaching 100,000 followers recently. Will Capcom cave in and produce Mega Man Legends 3: Prototype Version for the 3DS eShop? It seems unlikely, but we can hope. With the 25th anniversary for...

News: 2D Platformer on 3DS Web Browser Jumps Into View

2D Platformer on 3DS Web Browser Jumps Into View

Not quite Mario

Just as we're getting used to the idea that someone is developing a 3DS web browser MMORPG, we hear about a 2D sidescrolling platformer from the same creator. Step forward, Sidescroller, a demo level of which is available to play for free right now. If you go to URL http://www.3dsplaza.com/apps/sidescroller/ on your 3DS, you'll...

News: Kid Icarus: Uprising on SNES Might Have Looked Like This

Kid Icarus: Uprising on SNES Might Have Looked Like This

Pit's on fire

Forget for a moment that Kid Icarus: Uprising is one of the best displays yet of the 3DS console's stereoscopic screen, and imagine it existing in an altogether simpler time: the 1990s. Talented pixel artist jmatchead (via Pixel Art Guild) has done just that, creating two SNES-style illustrations of Pit's new adventure. Both images...

News: LEGO Zelda Concept Nets 10,000 Supporters

LEGO Zelda Concept Nets 10,000 Supporters

Toys could enter production

A while ago we became aware of an intrepid fan's campaign to persuade LEGO to produce a series of figures based on The Legend of Zelda. By entering their designs on LEGO CUUSOO, a site that allows people to submit ideas for the famous toy brand, the user known as Mingles set out on a quest to accumulate enough support to...

News: May's Club Nintendo Rewards Are Up Now

May's Club Nintendo Rewards Are Up Now

Here's what they are

It's a new month and that means new rewards for Club Nintendo members in North America. Here's what you can spend your coins on before 31st May. WiiWare: Snowpack Park (Nintendo, 150 coins) — A game full of penguins, read our Snowpack Park review. Eco Shooter Plant 530 (Nintendo, 200 coins) — Developed by Fire Emblem studio...

News: Fan Video Gives a Tease of Star Fox HD

Fan Video Gives a Tease of Star Fox HD

A bit better than Mode 7

The Star Fox franchise hasn't had a great deal of love recently, the only recent glimmer of hope being Star Fox 64 3D, a remake of the highly regarded Nintendo 64 title. Will Wii U revive the franchise, or was the N64 remake a warmup for a new title on 3DS? Who knows, but we'll always have the power of nostalgia. YouTube...

News: How Running to the Right is Heroic

How Running to the Right is Heroic

An epic montage

For gamers of a certain age that grew up in the era of 2D pixel-based platformers and action titles, there are a lot of happy memories of one simple activity: running to the right. Yes, a lot of games did involve some backtracking in the other direction, but the main task was to keep moving right until you'd reached the goal or...

News: Shaun the Sheep Reveals All in 'Raising the Baaaaa!'

Shaun the Sheep Reveals All in 'Raising the Baaaaa!'

He's not too sheepish

European 3DS owners have been lucky enough to enjoy weekly animated shorts of Shaun the Sheep in Nintendo Video for a number of weeks. From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, these episodes each give about 60 seconds of charming animation and humour. Each episode involves...

News: Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Real Life Skyward Sword Controls Don't Work

Though kids have better luck

We rather liked The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, stating that it's 'as good a Zelda game as we've ever played' in our perfect 10 review. We simply felt that everything blended beautifully, including the immersive MotionPlus controls. Not everyone felt the same about the control scheme, however, with some complaining...

News: Charity Game-A-Thon Starts Today

Charity Game-A-Thon Starts Today

Prepare for sore thumbs

Earlier in the week we posted about an upcoming 24-hour game-a-thon being taken on by gaming research company FanCensus to raise money for Game Aid. Well, it kicks off today, so consider this a reminder. A number of Nintendo titles, both old and new, are included in the schedule along with games from other consoles, each...

News: Play NES With a Coffee Table Controller

Play NES With a Coffee Table Controller

Like a boss

There are a number of tests that determine the degree of your NES mastery, such as beating Contra without using the Konami code, or speed running Super Mario Bros. without using any power-ups. Alternatively, you can beat Super Mario Bros. by using your coffee table as a controller: that'll take some real skill. Thanks to furniture maker...

News: This Giant Paper Samus Must Scare Off Burglars

This Giant Paper Samus Must Scare Off Burglars

Postmen, milkmen unaffected

If you want an effective — though unbelievably time-consuming — way to ward off would-be burglars, a 6'10" paper model of Samus Aran would probably do the trick. Flickr user IAmThatOneGuy (via Nintendo-Gamer) decided to recreate Samus in her Varia Suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes out of just paper. As the...

News: Monster Hunter and Jazz Finally Brought Together

Monster Hunter and Jazz Finally Brought Together

Swing that giant sword

When battling huge monsters in Monster Hunter Tri, and no doubt desperately hoping to hunt down some extra meat to gorge on, have you ever wished that there was a jazz soundtrack to keep you going? Well, the day has finally arrived, if you live in Japan. As reported by Andriasang, Capcom has released a new soundtrack with a...

News: 24-hour Game-A-Thon to Raise Money for Games Aid

24-hour Game-A-Thon to Raise Money for Games Aid

That's a lot of gaming

Playing games for charity is a fun way to do some good, with SingStar dad Julian Hill being an example. Also planning a 24-hour gaming session for charity is FanCensus, a small gaming research company that will play 24 different games for one hour at a time. The event kicks of at 6pm (UK time) on Friday 20th April, with plenty...