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Mario Picross makes a return on the Wii Virtual Console

By Spencer . December 22, 2006 . 8:56am

  The Game Boy game, Mario’s Picross, wasn’t a huge hit in North America, but it was popular enough for a Super Famicom sequel to come out in Japan. Mario’s Picross was a mix of minesweeper and a paint by number puzzle game. You start with a blank board and you fill in squares to […]

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Street Fighter II on the virtual console? Already happened

By Spencer . December 13, 2006 . 8:29am

  The ESRB revealed that they rated Street Fighter II: The World Warrior with a T rating yesterday, which led to speculation that Capcom’s arcade classic was coming to the Wii. It’s not too surprising since Street Fighter II was one of the launch titles in Japan’s virtual console line up. It was one of […]

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Play Link to the Past’s Master Quest

By Spencer . November 29, 2006 . 10:52am

The ultimate Easter Egg in the first Zelda was the hidden Master Quest, a harder version of the game with a new layout. When the Gamecube got a re-release of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time it came with a bonus, the Ocarina of Time Master Quest. While Nintendo hasn’t made an official Master […]

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Hidden song in many Nintendo titles

By Spencer . October 16, 2006 . 2:33pm

Composer Kazumi Totaka worked on composing the score of first party Nintendo games like Mario Paint and the Animal Crossing series. What do the games he worked on have in common? A single hidden melody. If you go up to K.K. Slider in Animal Crossing you can get the song to play in your house […]

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Four new battle arenas for SNES Super Mario Kart

By Spencer . October 10, 2006 . 10:36am

Even though most of the world has moved on from Super Mario Kart to Mario Kart DS or Mario Kart Double Dash, OK Impala has a new enhancement for the classic kart racing game. The Super Mario Kart – Impala Battles patch adds in four new battle mode stages to play on. One of the […]

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CloNES plays Super Nintendo games too

By Spencer . October 4, 2006 . 1:26pm

  Plenty of NES clones have popped up with new functions like remote controllers as seen in the Generation NEX and Famicom compatibility. Now a new company is selling the Super Nintendo Model 3, a combination system with a slot for Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. The device costs $60, which isn’t exactly cheap but […]

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Retro Super Nintendo commercial tells gamers to Play it Loud

By Spencer . September 15, 2006 . 1:52pm

Video games might be mainstream now, but back in the nineties Nintendo tried hard to change the image of gamers with “Play it Loud” commercials. Overtime Comedy dug up one of the seizure inducing ad spots that flashes colors, skaters, clips of Mega Man X and awkward quotes like “Fight Earwax.” Fight Earwax as a […]

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Super Mario World for the NES?!

By Spencer . September 4, 2006 . 11:16am

While not endorsed by Nintendo at all, the pirate copy of Super Mario World for the NES is strikingly similar to its source material. The graphics used re-colored Super Mario World sprites, which are quite impressive on the NES. In this video Mario climbs fences and battles Bowser in the clown face copter at the […]

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History of Front Mission

By Kurt . August 29, 2006 . 9:35am

Front Mission is a mech-based strategy game published by Square, and was initially released on the Super Famicom. Since then, the series has seen five installments in the main series, as well as several spinoffs. Despite its relative popularity amongst enthusiasts in Japan, Front Mission has only seen occasional appearances in the West. Instead of […]

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Classic Mario Paint commercials

By Spencer . August 29, 2006 . 8:22am

Remember Mario Paint from the Super NES? In Japan Nintendo advertised their creative tool with a clay animated Mario flying around on a SNES mouse. Below is a second commercial with Yoshi flying around on a SNES mouse and conduct a musical piece with a Koopa, goomba, bob-omb and a mushroom. At the midpoint of […]

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Exertainment: Nintendo’s take on gaming cross fitness

By Spencer . August 4, 2006 . 2:39pm

Sure this looks like a regular exercise bike from the 90’s, but before Dance Dance Revolution this was one of the ways to get fit from playing video games. The Exertainment cycle was a product designed by Nintendo and Life Fitness. There are only two completed games and unsurprisingly both are biking games. Speed Racer […]

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Rare SNES Mario puzzle game for sale

By Spencer . July 17, 2006 . 9:48am

  Mario has his image in many different games, including this retro puzzle game made by Hudson. Undake 30 Same Game is a puzzle game where you can clear matching shapes off a 16×24 grid. Instead of bricks, Undake 30 Same Game uses Mario’s face, Yoshi’s eggs, coins, fire flowers and mushrooms. The game was […]

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Fond memories of Secret of Mana

By Spencer . July 8, 2006 . 1:28pm

Plenty of retro gamers have fond memories of Secret of Mana (Seiken Densetsu 2), a three player action RPG developed by Squaresoft back in the Super NES days. One gamer took the classic tiny poster packaged with the SNES game and blew it up to make this mega poster.       Cool stuff huh? […]

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What would you buy with 1000 euros? A Burning Crusade beta pass!

By Spencer . June 30, 2006 . 11:13am

A 1,000 euros ($1271 in US dollars) is cold hard cash. You could presumably buy a Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii plus a couple of games with that kind of dough. Or you can splurge on eBay for all kinds of gaming goods. In France on seller has prototype carts of Romancing Saga 3 […]

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Legend of Zelda shield for auction on eBay

By Spencer . May 24, 2006 . 11:20am

This might not protect you from moblins or reflect magic, but this Legend of Zelda promo item is a rare find. The shield is actually a store display for the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Not the Game Boy Advance remake, but the original Super Nintendo game. That makes the cardboard shield […]

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