Posts tagged with "NES"

You can now vote to have a new character added to Super Smash Bros.

You can now vote to have a new character added to Super Smash Bros.
While checking out the roster of characters in Super Smash Bros. have you ever thought to yourself, “It would be great if Sora was in this game?” Now is the time to stop wondering, for during the latest Nintendo Direct stream on April 1st it was announced, that you can now vote to have a new character that you believe should be added into the game. All you have to do is visit their website, fill in the form and give a brief description as... 

My Retro Game Box will send you random retro games every month

My Retro Game Box will send you random retro games every month
If you’re looking to build up your retro game collection, or you just tend to whine about how video games aren’t like they used to be, then My Retro Game Box might be for you. Similar to Loot Crate, My Retro Game Box is a subscription based service that sends out a random selection of retro games. And you get to keep the games. Based in Scotland, subscription starts from as little as $35 (around £23) a month and they post worldwide (postage to... 

Console Wars – Sony Plans SEGA vs Nintendo Movie

Console Wars – Sony Plans SEGA vs Nintendo Movie
An Atlantic Books press release has hinted at plans for a movie based on Blake Harris‘s upcoming Console Wars book, Kotaku is reporting. The book, which tells the story of the popularity battle that raged between SEGA and Nintendo during the 90s, isn’t actually due for publication until May, but interest in adapting it has already been expressed by, of all companies, Sony (responsible for creating the console which ultimately overtook... 

Three Nintendo Franchises That Deserve To Be Resurrected For Wii U

Three Nintendo Franchises That Deserve To Be Resurrected For Wii U
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata recently announced that a new 3D Mario game and a new Mario Kart for the Wii U would be shown at this year’s E3 conference, along with the promise of a new Legend of Zelda game at some point. While I’m sure these will all be great, they are not exactly a surprise. Mario and Zelda have always been well-supported by Nintendo, with at least one release on every major console since the NES. But what of Nintendo’s... 

Superpowerless Interview

Superpowerless Interview
What do you get when you take nerd sensibilities, a healthy dose of pop punk and a whole host of retro game console sound boards and put them all in a blender? I’m willing to bet the end result would be the Pixel Punk band Superpowerless. Winner of the 2009 MTV / Vodafone Fast Track competition and having had his début music video “Wasted My Time” played in rotation on MTV in 29 countries, we were recently lucky enough to be able... 

Interview With brentalfloss AKA Brent Black

Interview With brentalfloss AKA Brent Black
Have you ever listened to an old 8-bit video game theme and thought to yourself, “this is good, but it could really use some lyrics sung by a really awesome guy?” Well if you have, then today is your lucky day. I got to spend some time talking to Brent Black, known online as brentalfloss. He chats about his upcoming CD, the differences between old and new video game tracks and the different styles of music he has worked on. He also gave... 

New Luigi’s Mansion 2 Trailer and Screenshots

New Luigi’s Mansion 2 Trailer and Screenshots
Luigi’s Mansion was originally released back in 2002 as a launch game to show off the graphical capabilities of Nintendo’s GameCube, boasting impressive glossy graphics for its time. The game branched off from the widely expansive Super Mario series which has graced multi-platforms ever since its debut on the NES in 1983. Mario, Nintendo’s famous mascot, was the one in danger in the game, which allowed Luigi to take the limelight... 

Price of Nintendo 3DS to be Reduced From August – Free Games for Existing Customers

Price of Nintendo 3DS to be Reduced From August – Free Games for Existing Customers
Nintendo released a statement today announcing that they “will be reducing the European trade price of the Nintendo 3DS to retailers by around a third from 12th August 2011, as part of a global trade price reduction initiative.” Nintendo say: “There have been times in the past when we have marked down the trade prices for our video game machines a certain amount of time after launch to further accelerate adoption of the hardware, but never... 

Classics: The Legend of Zelda

Classics: The Legend of Zelda
This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda,  which is one of the most iconic Nintendo franchises to date. Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takahasi Tezuka of the Mario Bros. fame. The titular hero of the Zelda franchise, Link. The original Legend of Zelda debuted on the Nintendo Entertainment System, back in 1986. Consisting of a vast world with dungeons, monsters, a damsel in distress and the iconic villain Ganon. This game went... 
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