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News: Marcus Lindblom - Writing the English Script for EarthBound Was a Giant Step

Marcus Lindblom - Writing the English Script for EarthBound Was a Giant Step

But it was worthwhile

Writer and EarthBound designer Shigesato Itoi is a cultural icon in Japan and a name well known among longtime fanatics of the game. But the text from the English version of the game came from other, mostly unsung sources. Marcus Lindblom, who chiefly shouldered EarthBound’s localization writing, has had a chance to shine on...

Review: Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)

Depth incarnate

If there's one thing that you could pretty much be assured of when it came to a Koei game back in the day, it was getting a lot of depth to your gameplay experience. Not only were you generally treated to a very high production value visual experience, but the attention to detail and historical accuracy was always of high quality...

News: SNES Platform Hero Plok Makes A Long-Overdue Return

SNES Platform Hero Plok Makes A Long-Overdue Return

Comic book series revealed - could a new game be next?

Those of you with keen memories will no doubt recall a SNES platform title by the name of Plok. Released in 1993 and created by Ste and John Pickford — The Pickford Brothers, to you and me — the title was something of a cult classic and fans have been asking for a new entry for years. It...

Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop)

EarthBound (Wii U eShop)

An RPG experience unlike any other

EarthBound landed on the SNES in 1995 with a dull thud. While the game didn't exactly light up the sales charts in North America and failed to make it to Europe, it has certainly gone on to become one of the most sought-after games in the second-hand market, selling for upwards of $80 as nothing more than a loose...

News: Don't Look Now, But There Could Be A New Shaq Fu Game Inbound

Don't Look Now, But There Could Be A New Shaq Fu Game Inbound

Be very afraid

Those of you old enough to recall the 16-bit era will no doubt remember a fighting game for the SNES by the name of Shaq Fu. It took the famous basketball star Shaquille O'Neal and placed him in a fantasy world when he had to use his intense B-Ball skills to defeat the malevolent Sett-Ra. Despite being created by the respected French...

News: Super Retro Trio Plays SNES, Genesis, NES and GBA Games

Super Retro Trio Plays SNES, Genesis, NES and GBA Games

The RetroN5 has a challenger

It would seem that 2013 is going to be a big year for new gaming hardware — not only will we see the PlayStation 4 and Next Xbox, but we've got two new retro systems to look forward to as well. Hyperkin's RetroN 5 will be joined by the Retro-Bit Super Retro Trio, which plays SNES, Genesis / Mega Drive, NES and (with...

News: EarthBound Delay May Not Have Been Caused By Music Licensing Issues After All

EarthBound Delay May Not Have Been Caused By Music Licensing Issues After All

The full soundtrack will be included

EarthBound will soon be making its way to the Wii U Virtual Console, which incidentally will be up and running next week after the upcoming system update. It seems to have taken an absolute age for Nintendo to release a downloadable version of the game and several rumours naturally cropped up as to why it's...

News: Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The Virtual Console At Last

Believe, People - EarthBound Is Coming To The Virtual Console At Last

The wait is finally over

Nintendo fans have been clamouring for a Virtual Console release of the SNES RPG EarthBound ever since the Wii launched, but during today's Nintendo Direct the happy news was finally delivered: Shigesato Itoi's seminal title is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. Launched in Japan as Mother 2, a North American release...

News: Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Star Fox Developer: I Wanted To Say "Screw That" To Shigeru Miyamoto

Dylan Cuthbert reveals the magic of working with Nintendo

Star Fox is one of the Super Nintendo's most enduring classics, thanks largely to its ground-breaking use of 3D and tight, immserise gameplay. However, had Dylan Cuthbert — one of the game's key developers — had his way, it might have turned out very differently; something he now admits...

News: Harvest Moon Gets The Hollywood Reboot Treatment

Harvest Moon Gets The Hollywood Reboot Treatment

Down on the farm

Hollywood reboots are pretty tiresome these days — it would appear that film-makers have run out of new ideas entirely. Still, every cloud has a silver lining, because the loathsome trend of pilfering ideas from the past has inspired the YouTube series Gritty Reboots, which parodies the process but uses video games for its...

News: Kickstarter Launched For SNES Super 4-in-1 Multicart

Kickstarter Launched For SNES Super 4-in-1 Multicart

$10,000 funding goal in place

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to produce a Super 4-in-1 cartridge for the SNES. The cart will contain four homebrew titles: Mazezam, UWOL: Quest for Money, Skipp and Friends Unexpected Journey and N- WARP Daisakusen. The creators are looking to secure $10,000 to fund the project. At the time of writing, they...

Hardware Classics: Nintendo Super Famicom

Nintendo Super Famicom

Still super after all these years

To many, it's the greatest video game console ever made. The Super Famicom — or Super Nintendo Entertainment System as it is more commonly known outside of its native Japan — is host to some of the finest pieces of interactive entertainment ever made. It was on this console that Nintendo refined so many of the...

News: The Secrets Of The Nintendo Power Line Experts Are Revealed

The Secrets Of The Nintendo Power Line Experts Are Revealed

Game Counselors were mere mortals after all

Those of you in North America old enough to remember the days before the internet will no doubt recall the Nintendo Power Line. This telephone service offered gameplay tips and hints for struggling players, and was your only hope in a period where online FAQs and strategy guides didn't exist. The service...

News: Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Platinum CEO: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts Restored My Faith In Games Development

Tatsuya Minami explains how the SNES classic helped him out of a rut

The latest Iwata Asks focuses on Japanese studio PlatinumGames, which is currently hard at work creating Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U. In the interview, Iwata chats with PlatinumGames President and CEO Tatsuya Minami about his development past, and uncovers an interesting piece of...