Thursday17th Jan 2019
New datamining efforts reveal
Yesterday may well have introduced a few more NES games to play on your Switch, but it appears that they might not have been the only things added to the Nintendo Switch Online service in the update. Just a few days ago, datamining efforts uncovered a total of 22 SNES games listed in the NES online app's code, and...
Tuesday15th Jan 2019
What are your must-have picks?
While it's by no means written in stone, a recent datamine suggests that we may soon be playing SNES games on our beloved Switch consoles via the wonder of Nintendo Switch Online. The games uncovered in this datamine are Super Mario Kart, Super Soccer,
Sunday13th Jan 2019
22 in total
The Nintendo Switch Online service has been chugging along at a steady pace since it officially launched in September last year. When it did arrive, a digital library of NES titles was made available as part of the subscription package, with more classics added to the service each month. Although Nintendo's focus is currently on NES...
Monday7th Jan 2019
The Geno for Smash debate continues
Almost everyone knows and loves the likes of Mario, Link, and Pikachu, but what about the slightly more obscure bunch of video game characters who fly under the radar of mass attention? Whether it's the weird and wonderful Tingle from The Legend of Zelda series, or the "top percentage of Rattata" Joey from...
Saturday29th Dec 2018
The inside story on the game launch that made $50 million in a single day
No, you're not suffering from déjà vu; this article originally appeared on the site in September this year, and we're republishing it as part of our 'Best of 2018' series which celebrates what we feel were our finest features of the past twelve months. Enjoy! September...
Wednesday26th Dec 2018
Alex Norton talks of TV fame and people in ape suits
No, you're not suffering from déjà vu; this article originally appeared on the site in August this year, and we're republishing it as part of our 'Best of 2018' series which celebrates what we feel were our finest features of the past twelve months. In this special one-off piece, reader Alex...
Thursday13th Dec 2018
Focus shifts to Switch Online
Nintendo's NES and SNES Classic systems have had an interesting time on the market over the last couple of years. Initially, consumers struggled to get their hands on the NES console as shipments sold out faster than they arrived, but things slowly started to improve over time and the SNES had a much smoother launch...
Wednesday5th Dec 2018
Recreated by the original team
It may well have been around 25 years ago that SNES classic King Arthur's World invaded our screens for the first time, but a brand new remaster for modern platforms is currently in the works. If you need a quick refresher, or if you're simply too young to have been around, the game has you playing as the titular King...
Monday3rd Dec 2018
Limited to 1,000 units, so be quick
If you're a fan of your fancy tech and intriguing video game consoles, you may already be aware of the Analogue Super Nt. Inspired by the design of the Japanese and European Super Famicom / SNES systems, this machine can play your original games on your modern 1080p setups with beautiful ease, and a new Limited...
Thursday22nd Nov 2018
But how is it not on fire?
The famous arcade basketball game NBA Jam was originally released by Midway in 1993 and made available on the Super Nintendo the year after. Anyone who played it will no doubt remember the game's cover art depicting a basketball exploding through a paper-like banner. For those who didn't know, this wasn't a CGI render or...
Wednesday21st Nov 2018
No, not that one
A 39-year-old man located in Japan has been arrested by police for selling modded Super Famicom Classic Mini consoles to three individuals in online net auctions. According to a report by Asahi via Nintendo Soup, the man added a total of five games to each of the modified systems and then resold them for approximately 61,500 yen...
Wednesday14th Nov 2018
Colour me excited
The Super Game Boy was great, especially if you were a Nintendo fan who was short on cash and wanted to extract as much enjoyment as possible from your small library of games. Being able to experience your Game Boy games on the big screen was a real boon, and if you're anything like us then you'll have many happy memories of...
Wednesday31st Oct 2018
The SNES and NES Classic Mini have proven to be a huge success for Nintendo since the systems were launched and resulted in many companies trying to emulate this success with their own retro devices. It turns out, both of Nintendo's miniature systems have been so successful, combined global sales have now surpassed 10 million units...
Monday22nd Oct 2018
Using the Satellaview
Back in 1995, Nintendo released a satellite modem peripheral for the Super Famicom in Japan called the Satellaview, allowing the console to receive data transmissions at any given time. Bundled with this peripheral was a game called BS-X: The Story of The Town Whose Name Was Stolen, and sure enough, Nintendo sent magical waves...
Monday17th Sep 2018
Buy now or miss out
If you were hoping the Super Nintendo game Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden would eventually be added to the Switch eShop or upcoming online service, we've got some unfortunate news to share. Bandai Namco reportedly has no intentions of making the classic fighting game publicly available on Nintendo's latest system. When Nintendo...
Tuesday28th Aug 2018
Double the fun!
The NES Classic Mini and SNES Classic Mini have been a roaring success, with sales for both devices temporarily outperforming modern generation video game systems during certain mo
Sunday19th Aug 2018
Also plays ROMs
One less favourable aspect of Nintendo’s mini line of retro systems is the fixed library of games. As fantastic as the collection is on the SNES Classic Mini, some fans are admittedly disappointed by the closed state of the console - with no ability to update the device or download more nostalgic hits. The Classic 2 Magic...
Friday17th Aug 2018
Dark magic at work?
As technology continues to improve, so does the equipment inside our everyday automobiles. Video game devices in cars aren't exactly new, but we couldn't help but question what exactly was going on in one Facebook commercial posted by Honda Australia last month. The commercial plays out just like you'd expect from any car...
If you think back to the glory days of the Super Nintendo, you might recall how there were two versions of the system available. Even now, the unique controllers are still used to debate which one is the best. A recent post on Reddit has brought attention to the fact SNES controllers include assembly instructions on the inside...
Thursday16th Aug 2018
The hard work behind the scenes
Video game soundtracks can make up a huge part of a player's overall gaming experience; hearing just a couple of notes from your favourite games as a child can instantly transport you back to that world, bringing back all those feelings you thought you'd forgotten. Once they've entered your head for the first time,...
Monday13th Aug 2018
A much more serious design
Rare employee Gregg Mayles is at it again, giving us even more tasty insights into the makings of the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Earlier today, Mayles shared a list of the original names for Donkey Kong Country's characters and even the game itself, including the recent addition to the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate...
Friday10th Aug 2018
A gaming first
If you cast your minds back to 1994, or allow yourself to simply imagine that time if you weren't born yet, you may remember Mickey Mania on the SNES. Developed by Traveller's Tales, this platformer also arrived on Sega Genesis and Sega CD, with one noteworthy element being its 3D, 'into-the-screen' chase - seemingly a first in...
Wednesday8th Aug 2018
And it still works!
Here's a whacky and wonderful one for you: a copy of EarthBound has recently been sent up to the edge of space, presumably being the only copy of the game that isn't actually bound to Earth. 14-year-old student, Ronnie Doyle, was recently given the chance to send an item of his choosing into space through a donation made by his...
Monday6th Aug 2018
Limited to 2,900 copies each
Retro-Bit is doing an excellent job when it comes to keeping the past alive, and has already released a couple of welcome compilations for the NES and SNES. However, the company has really outdone itself with its latest project, which features limited edition versions of Irem's R-Type and Holy Diver, for the SNES and...
Tuesday17th Jul 2018
No tricky soldering required
8BitDo has been gracing Nintendo fans with a whole range of controllers and accessories for some time now, with fancy wireless setups for the NES and SNES-themed pads, Switch controller alternatives, and more. Now, though, the company is giving you the opportunity to mod your own official controllers from home. To...
Friday13th Jul 2018
Elite's PowerSlide might be coming back from the dead
1994 was the year that 3D gaming truly came of age in the console arena. While both Nintendo and Sega had dabbled in the three-dimensional realm prior to this – with titles such as Star Fox and Virtua Racing – '94 marked the point where real-time 3D visuals were the expected norm, rather than...
Monday2nd Jul 2018
The dawn of the Lylat Wars
The story of how a group of ambitious young British programmers gave Nintendo the courage to enter the 3D arena is hardly new; we've covered it on this very site, for example. However, the tale behind the development of Star Fox is one that bears repeating, making this new video from People Make Games well worth a...
Monday25th Jun 2018
Baseball, dodgeball and puzzle variety on a single cartridge
Great news if you're a fan of Kunio and happen to be looking to expand your Super Famicom cartridge collection. A recent Amazon Japan listing has revealed what can be roughly translated as 'Kunio's Triple Play Replica Package', a complete Super Famicom boxed cartridge that brings...
Thursday31st May 2018
Wherever you look, people seem to love hacking into games systems and cartridges to create gameplay experiences that just would never be possible through official means. This latest project is no exception, and amazingly allows SNES games to be played on a real, unmodified NES console. Tom Murphy, aka Tom7, has found a way to...
Friday25th May 2018
There's been a spate of retro re-releases as of late in Japan, with publishers reissuing classic titles (and a few obscure gems) on their original platform. Japanese firm Tommo is the latest publisher to leap aboard the bandwagon, with two Super Famicom titles getting a reprint. It's been confirmed that Shodai Nekketsu Kpuha Kunio-kun...