Raiders Of The Lost Games
Between the eclectic selection of NES and SNES games served up as part of everyone’s Nintendo Switch Online subscription, Fire Emblem's long-awaited (if time-limited) English language release thirty years after its Japanese debut, and the upcoming remake of their Disc System adventure game Famicom Detective Club, it
Fancy a round?
Just the other day, we heard how Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics would include all of our favourite Mario characters as card decks, and now more Nintendo references have been discovered within this upcoming release. The latest one is tied to the golf game, which allows you to take a break from the tables and have a swing. An...
A "watershed moment"
A video game fan named Eric Naierman, who also happens to be a dentist, recently forked out $US1.02 million for a bunch of first-edition sticker-sealed video games. While he's not the first person to do something like this, it's a reminder of the inflating retro market prices. So, what do you get for parting with this amount of...
Imagine heading out to a market, picking up some copies of classic retro games to add to your growing collection, and accidentally coming home with a small stash of illegal drugs at the same time. It seems almost unimaginable, yet this was a recent reality for one unlucky gentleman. Retro game collector Julian Turner recently uploaded a...
FLOG is no more
Way back in September, some rather nosy hackers discovered a treasure hidden in Switch's base code - an emulation of Golf, an old NES sports sim - leading many to assume it was a quiet tribute to the late, great Ninty president Satoru Iwata. Considering Iwata himself helped code the game back in the '80s, and that it could only be...
"So that’s that"
Remember the secret game of NES Golf hidden inside each and every Switch console? It would seem Nintendo is prepared to officially acknowledge the existence of this hidden gem - taken by many to be a tribute to the late Satoru Iwata - but that's about it. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, when asked by
"Nintendo imbedded Iwata’s game to watch over every unit"
A while back we reported on the news that each and every Switch console has a hidden copy of the NES game Golf inside it, and now we're seeing evidence that would suggest its placement is a tribute to the late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, who passed away in 2015. Switchbrew has...
(hidden) Hole in one!
We already knew that every Switch firmware comes with a built-in NES emulator. But further investigation by some very dedicated people has uncovered quite the bogey: the codename of the emulator "flog" spelled backwards is "golf"... that happens to be exactly what those 24 kilobytes happen to be, the NES version of Golf! You...
Mega Man times two, Xtreme Sports, Rabi Laby, discounts and more
It's Monday morning, which means it's time for the Nintendo Download Update news in Europe, as we're informed of the delights on the way this week. There's a double helping of Mega Man, more retro treats, a new title and a host of discounts. Let's get to the details. Wii U Virtual...
Pokémon, retro sports, water racing, lots of zombies and more
It's Nintendo Download time, North America, with a certain Game Freak title dominating attention this time around. There are some other offerings, retro and new, to consider, including two(!) zombie-themed games on Nintendo's handhelds. Let's stop blabbering and get on with it, shall we?...
Pokémon, Pokémon and more
It's Monday morning, European Nintendo gamers, which means happy download news to bring smiles to our faces. This week is dominated by a game where you collect creatures and explore a vast land, which has had a teensy bit of hype in recent months. There are also a couple of retro goodies on the Wii U Virtual Console,...