• Poll Box Art Brawl: Duel #78 - Super Mario RPG

    Seven-star game

    Welcome back, you lovely lot, to Box Art Brawl — our poll-filled series to find out your favourite regional retro box art variants from two or more contestants. It's been over a month since the last Brawl but following some time off to train up and recuperate, we're back once again to wreak havoc on video game covers of yesteryear...

  • Anniversary It's Super Mario RPG's 25th Birthday!

    Don't get too excited - Nintendo likely won't do anything for this one, either

    Let's just ignore the woeful approach of the end of Mario's 35th anniversary, or the completely-ignored 35th anniversary of the Zelda series for a moment. 2021 is also a big year for Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars


  • Poll What's The Best Final Fantasy Game On Nintendo Consoles?

    You've got the 'Final' word

    Update: We've switched out Famicom's Final Fantasy V in the poll below for Final Fantasy V Advance on the GBA, the version available worldwide rather than Japan-only. We've left FF2 for Famicom as that's only available internationally (on Nintendo systems) in the GBA dual pack with FF1. What does this mean to you? Well,...






  • Feature NES Mini Classics - Final Fantasy

    A final fling that launched a dynasty

    With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition (NA) / Nintendo Classic Mini: Nintendo Entertainment System (PAL), we're going to (eventually) provide short profiles of all 30 games included on the system. This time around we look at Final Fantasy. The Mini NES is packed...


  • News Square Enix Graphic Designer Manabu Daishama Passes Away at Age 45

    Best known for his work on Chrono Trigger

    Ask any RPG fan to name their top 5 favorite games in the genre, and Chrono Trigger is likely to show up somewhere on the list. The development staff was a dream team of talent, most notably with the creators of Dragon Ball, Final Fantasy, and Dragon Quest all collaborating to create one of the most...