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Donkey Kong Country Devs Reveal Some Details Behind King K. Rool’s Name And Design

By Alistair . August 20, 2018 . 5:00pm

In order to celebrate King K. Rool’s newcomer status in Smash Bros., Donkey Kong Country devs Gregg and Steve Mayles revealed several tidbits behind the creation of the portly crocodile king.

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Return of Double Dragon To Get Limited SNES Cartridge Run This Summer

By Alistair . May 26, 2018 . 11:30am

Return of Double Dragon was a Japan-only expanded release of Super Double Dragon on the SNES, and it’s being released by Retroism for SNES this summer in the form of a limited physical cartridge run.

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Fork Parker’s Crunch Out To Bring Development Hell Onto The SNES

By Alistair . May 13, 2018 . 1:30pm

Devolver Digital announced Fork Parker’s Crunch Out for the SNES, in partnership with Take This charity and Mega Cat Studios. The game is now currently open for pre-order.

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Mega Man X Internal Design Document Shares Some Interesting Insight On Its Characters

By Sato . February 12, 2018 . 4:30am

Capcom shared a look at an official design document from Mega Man X at the recent Rockman Unite 30th anniversary event that took place at the Hirakata and Hanayashiki Park.

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Yoshi Was Originally More Crocodile-Like, Created From The Idea Of Mario Riding A Horse

By Casey . October 1, 2017 . 1:30pm

Super Mario World and Yoshi’s Island creators talked about how Yoshi was created after Shigeru Miyamoto said he wanted Mario to ride a horse. Did you know Yoshi’s “saddle” is actually a shell?

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How Batman And Criticism From Nintendo of America Led To The Heated Creation Of F-Zero

By Sato . September 8, 2017 . 1:30am

In a recent interview to commemorate the upcoming release of the SNES Classic Edition, the original creators of F-Zero talked about how the futuristic high-speed racing game came to be.

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Seiken Densetsu 3 Fan Movie Stars All Six Playable Characters

By Jenni . November 9, 2015 . 10:00am

A group of fans spent over 2 years creating a Seiken Densetsu 3 CG video for the game’s 20th anniversary.

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Umihara Kawase Fan Claims SNES Has Been On For 20 Years So He Doesn’t Lose Save Data

By Chris . October 13, 2015 . 6:00pm

A hardcore Japanese fan of Umihara Kawase claims that he has had the original game running on a SNES for two decades.

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XSEED Teases Upcoming Game Announcements And Future Plans

By Ishaan . August 1, 2013 . 12:40pm

While the Marvelous Online is going to be focused on online games such as MMORPGs and FPSes, XSEED will remain relatively unchanged, says Executive Vice-President Ken Berry.

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Portable Super Nintendo Can Be Upgraded To Play Famicom, Genesis, And GBA Games

By Spencer . April 20, 2013 . 3:02pm

Forget about a Virtual Console, the Poke Fami DX can play retro games. Well, your retro Japanese games. This portable Super Famicom has a 3.5 inch screen and TV out so you can play Treasure Hunter G on a big screen.

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Why Did Nintendo Cancel Star Fox 2?

By Spencer . March 28, 2010 . 1:48am

Nintendo hyped up Star Fox 2 and the leaked beta shows the game was near completion. Actually, Dylan Cuthbert, developer and now founder of Q Games, says it was “fully completed.”

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Kid Kirby: Nintendo’s Canned SNES Kirby Game

By Spencer . September 23, 2008 . 5:59pm

Nintendo is revisiting Kirby Super Star with Kirby Super Star Ultra on the Nintendo DS. The original title was one of three Kirby games in development for  Super Nintendo. Only two saw the light of day as a final product sitting in a story. Kid Kirby got canned.   Concrete details about Kid Kirby are […]

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Contra III NES vs. Contra III SNES

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 12:14pm

If you are thinking, “Contra III never came out for the NES!” you’re technically correct. Konami had no hand in the pirate ROM. However, the work put into the downscaled Super Nintendo classic is pretty impressive. Not graphically, but content wise. The first level of Contra III replicated fairly well as seen in a series […]

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Earthbound punishes pirates by deleting game saves

By Spencer . March 12, 2008 . 7:23pm

Square Enix’s cute and clever “thanks for playing” screen in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates has sparked some interesting discussion about other anti-piracy measures. It’s “officially” unknown if Square Enix developed a new method to thwart pirates, but after twenty or so minutes unofficial copies of the game halt play. Nowadays software pirates […]

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Korea’s NES, N64 and Super Comboy

By Spencer . February 9, 2008 . 3:57pm

Browsing through my photos from Korea I discovered a picture of Korea’s Nintendo Entertainment System. This might surprise some readers, but when Nintendo launched the NES in greater Asia (read: outside of Japan and not mainland China) they released the toaster box NES commonly found in North America. However, by this time plenty of people […]

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