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Thursday25th Jun 2020

Monday22nd Jun 2020

  • News Supercade Returns With A Visual History Of Console Gaming's "Golden Age"

    From the NES to the Xbox

    Fans of video game art books may well be aware of the name Supercade; written by Van Burnham (Wired, Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official US PlayStation Magazine, Retro Gamer), the first volume charted the period between 1971-1984, when arcade gaming drove video games into popular culture. Packed with written history,...

Sunday21st Jun 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #48 - Wild Guns

    Wild world

    Welcome to Box Art Brawl, our weekly dust-up to find out which of three regional box art variants is the best. Last week it was Shadowrun's turn to battle itself. Japanese Shadowrun obliterated the competition with over 70% of your approval, leaving second-place North America and third-place Europe to mop up the remainder. This week...

Sunday14th Jun 2020

  • News The Super Game Boy Is Now 26 Years Old

    Only for Super Nintendo

    If you're as old as some of us here are at Nintendo Life, you might have fond memories of the Super Game Boy. It was an adapter cartridge for the Super Nintendo that allowed you to play Game Boy and dual-mode Game Boy Color cartridges on the big screen - aka your television. Some games, like the Pokémon titles, even had...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #47 - Shadowrun

    What we do in the shadows

    Welcome back to the Box Art Brawl, our weekly poll to find out which regional box art variant of an old video game is best. Last week we looked at the three main cover variants for Sonic the Hedgehog 3. The North American Genesis version won out in the end, with Japan not too far behind and Europe trailing in third place...

Tuesday9th Jun 2020

Monday8th Jun 2020

Sunday7th Jun 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #46 - Sonic The Hedgehog 3

    2's company

    Welcome to Week 46 of Box Art Brawl, the poll to find out your favourite box art from a selection of three regional variants. Last week we looked at SNES shmup Phalanx. Surprisingly, the infamous North American cover picked up over 50% of the vote for an easy victory. Japan came in second and Europe trailed in a distant third pl

Wednesday3rd Jun 2020

Tuesday2nd Jun 2020

Monday1st Jun 2020

Sunday31st May 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #45 - Phalanx

    Dueling banjo

    And we're back with another edition of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to peruse covers of video games past and pick your favourite. Last week we checked out Super C, although Super C didn't actually win the vote. Nope, it was the European Probotectors who took the title with a small but significant (and surprising) margin over...

Thursday28th May 2020

Tuesday26th May 2020

  • News Fan Transforms Broken NES Into A Fully Functioning Switch Dock

    Always remember to recycle!

    It's never nice to see a games console finally bite the dust, never to play another game or take centre stage underneath the TV again, but some talented folk save the day by repurposing the poor little things for future use. Take the talented Joe Heaton, for example, who we've previously featured on the site for...

  • News Check Out This New And Improved Portable Nintendo 64

    Headphone jack and built-in Expansion Pak included

    A couple of months ago, we shared a video from YouTube user smackedsam that showed off a fully working, portable Nintendo 64 console design. We thought it was a pretty cool creation at the time, but this new take has taken things up a notch. Dubbed the 'Slipstream 2' by its creator, the console has...

Sunday24th May 2020

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #44 - Super C / Probotector II

    Return of the evil forces

    Welcome all to Box Art Brawl, the weekly series where we scrutinise regional box art variants from around the globe and vote on the best. Last week we examined the European, North American and Japanese covers of Super Turrican. At the time of writing, the easy winner is Japan with 66% of the vote. However, both Europe and...

Friday22nd May 2020

Tuesday19th May 2020

Monday18th May 2020

Sunday17th May 2020

  • News Perfect Dark's Joanna Dark Was Based On Winona Ryder

    "She had this great pixie haircut"

    It’s been said in the past that Perfect Dark protagonist Joanna Dark was modelled on historical figure Joan of Arc, but we've been speaking to the guys behind the game and they've put us right on that score – and have revealed exactly who inspired the design of the famous secret agent. “I think that’s the...

  • Poll Box Art Brawl #43 - Super Turrican

    Turrican't decide

    It's time for another round of Box Art Brawl, your weekly opportunity to get uppity and opinionated over regional cover art that once adorned the packaging of video games around the globe. Last week the European cover of Pikmin 2 emerged victorious after scrapping with its brethren from Japan and the United States. Yes, the EU...

Saturday16th May 2020