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Video: This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This Pixel-Powered Chiptune Tale, Pulse Fighter, Shows The Power of Game Boy

This'll pummel your senses

As you may have read earlier today, it's the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy in North America, another welcome landmark for the venerable portable console. This dramatic three-minute tale is perfect for the occasion, as a result. The video, entitled "Pulse Fighter", is the work of m7kenji (visuals) and chiptune artist...

News: Another Hyrule Warriors Live Stream is Scheduled for Tomorrow

Another Hyrule Warriors Live Stream is Scheduled for Tomorrow

The hype train's reached its platform, but it isn't slowing down

Nintendo and Koei Tecmo really are putting their all into promoting Hyrule Warriors in Japan. This morning we had the Niconico broadcast telling everyone to expect a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct from Nintendo of America next week, and now it's been revealed that there'll be yet...

Video: Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Darunia Rolls and Pounds His Way Through Enemies in Hyrule Warriors

Princess Ruto opts for a little more elegance

Hyrule Warriors is now less than two months away, and Koei Tecmo continues to build hype through new character reveals, screenshots and trailers. Last week brought confirmation of Ocarina of Time stages along with Sheik, Darunia and Princess Ruto, and the latest trailer shows the Goron leader in action,...

Video: Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Nintendo Minute Heads to Capcom For Release Dates, Comic-Con Swag and a Mega Man Masterclass

Mega Man Battle Network Hits North America on 31st July

The latest episode of Nintendo Minute is a little different from the norm, as our hosts headed down the road on a short trip to Capcom where they caught up with Brett Elston, the man often tasked with revealing details on upcoming games through the Capcom Unity forums. This episode is worth a...

Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords & Soldiers II

Sheep transformations, hurling meat to heal and more

Swords & Soldiers on WiiWare, and subsequently on the 3DS and Wii U eShop stores, earned fans through its combination of solid real time strategy and bright, colourful humour. Taking a 2D perspective and tasking you with simply researching and deploying units as the battle unfolds, it's an...

Video: Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Returning To Rainbow Skies with Fantasy Zone II Double

Twice the fun or double the trouble?

After a brief break with the excellent 3D port of racing classic Outrun, M2 has turned its attention back to shooters with this release of Fantasy Zone II Double in Japan, a neat little compilation of the previously Playstation 2-exclusive System 16 remake of the Master System game Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of...

Video: This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' Guide is a Thing of Beauty

Entertaining and helpful

Shovel Knight isn't just a terrific game, but part of its appeal is its ability to prompt nostalgia for the 8-bit era. Its visuals are too sharp and detailed to actually be a game on the NES, yet it represents how we remember that era — with retro rose-tinted eyeballs, in other words. It's that combination of excellent...

Video: Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Midna's Unique Fighting Style Brings Extra Chaos to Hyrule Warriors

Link is the star again, sort of...

Koei Tecmo has been steadily releasing new videos of Hyrule Warriors to show the various playable characters in action, though curiously has been slow to release its Midna equivalent. It's been a slightly odd omission as the Twilight Princess star was revealed as playable a good time ago. Yet still, we now have...

Video: DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jeremy Ellis and The Roots Perform an Awesome Super Mario Bros. Remix

Which DJ wins?

With the recent Independence Day celebrations in the US, there were plenty of events and concerts taking place around the country. One of these was the 2014 Philly Jam, and for those watching there was a bit of a retro Mario treat to enjoy. In the clip below DJ Jazzy Jeff — who most may know as Will Smith's buddy and musical...

News: An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

An Iconic Super Mario Bros. 3 Overworld Theme Gets the Smooth McGroove Treatment

Who can resist that?

We imagine many of you are already familiar with Smooth McGroove, a hugely popular presence on YouTube that's highly regarded for his weekly Acapella music videos. His rise to prominence has been particularly impressive, with his focus on retro titles also helping to establish a dedicated audience. While all of his videos are...

Video: Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

Shovel Knight Release Trailer Delivers Epicness in Spades

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

We'd like to think that video game journalism has progressed past the era when we mindlessly slathered over screenshots of games and reviewed things in terms of heads that looked like they were about to explode, but if anything is to make us don our old neon shirts and bring "Radical!" back into style, it's the...

News: A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick Has Been Discovered

It never stops

Super Mario Bros. is a title that, even after all this time, remains as a central pillar and identifying feature of Nintendo — as a launch title for NES and the game that brought Mario to prominence as a mascot, it's still played and loved to this day. It also helps that it stands up to modern standards in some respects, even if...

Weirdness: Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Eiji Aonuma Does a Cucco Dance, For Realsies

Because why not?

What does Eiji Aonuma do when answering a fan question — with colleagues from Tecmo Koei — about the inclusion of Cuccos in Hyrule Warriors? He dances, he dances without inhibition or fear. We're not even kidding, the video below may be one of the best things we've ever seen. Stop reading and watch it right away. It's...

Video: Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014 Highlights

Three minutes of E3 goodness

The lights are going off at E3, and Nintendo is packing up all of those lovely debug systems that are home to titles that, we hope, will be future classics. It certainly seemed like Nintendo kept us busy over the three days, especially with its rolling Treehouse coverage. Now that the doors are closing the company has...

E3 2014: Check Out These Videos of Masahiro Sakurai's Roundtable and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational

Check Out These Videos of Masahiro Sakurai's Roundtable and the Super Smash Bros. Invitational

Because we always need more Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS has been a focal point of E3 for Nintendo, unsurprisingly, with the live Invitational Tournament being a stand-out event, while Masahiro Sakurai also revealed Pac-Man in a developer's presentation. Nintendo has now produced handy highlight videos of both, ideal if you...

E3 2014: Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Time for Another Blowout of Nintendo Videos

Because we don't want to miss anything

It's been a manic day so far, yet Nintendo has unveiled some footage and trailers that's not appeared in its Digital Event or follow-up articles. Clearly it's time to resolve that. There are a host of additional trailers to enjoy, covering retail and download titles on both Wii U and 3DS. Without further ado,...

E3 2014: Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

Nintendo Reveals A Slew of New Trailers for Previously Announced Games

And there's a lot of them!

It's that time of the year where the video game industry goes absolutely bonkers for a few days and unveils a ton of new information about upcoming games for various systems and devices. In true keeping with this tradition, Nintendo of America has uploaded a shed-load of new trailers for previously announced Wii U and 3DS...