As usual with Nintendo’s classic game services, Switch Online’s NES app now has more games in Japan than it does in the rest of the world. While today’s worldwide update included Blaster Master and Zelda II, Japan also got a very cool fighting game called Joy Mech Fight. Fortunately, since Switch is region-free,…
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Switch Online’s NES classics app now has titles and descriptions for 22 Super Nintendo games buried in its code, according to dataminers who have looked at the program. That’s a welcome glimmer of hope for anyone hoping to play Super Mario World on their Switch, but it doesn’t necessarily mean those games will show up…
Every time Nintendo posts a YouTube video about its NES games for Switch Online, it gets more thumbs down than thumbs up. Some Switch owners are clearly unhappy with how the paid online service is going so far, but they’re not all in agreement about what it is they’re complaining about. That’ll make it a difficult…
If you asked me to list some of the games I bought or played in 1994, I’d probably start off with Donkey Kong Country and Final Fantasy III, and it would likely take me a long time before I ever mentioned Barneystein 3D. But it was part of my gaming world in 1994, and there’s a floppy disk sitting in my dad’s garage…
Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link and Blaster Master are headed to Nintendo Switch Online on January 16. In the immortal words of the teacher from Willy Wonka: “Just two?” Oh well, at least they’re good ones. Looking forward to “special save data” for Zelda II that’ll make it less annoying. Yeah, I said it. Fight me.
The ridiculously adorable Yoshi’s Crafted World will launch March 29 on Switch, Nintendo said today. This would be a good time to start stocking up on insulin for the impending sugar overload. Also, Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, an upgraded version of the Wii game for the 3DS, will hit on March 8.
There’s now an improved version of VGC Online’s Sega Saturn jewel cases on Amazon. I checked them out myself and they don’t have any of the “fall apart immediately” issues of the first run. You can buy with confidence now. (Limited Run Games hasn’t started selling its cases individually yet.)
Capcom once filed suit in an attempt to get Fighter’s History pulled from arcades. And today, you can play it on Switch! So, clearly, the lawsuit didn’t work out.
Over at the indispensable Legends of Localization website, author Clyde Mandelin has rounded up a list of the most-requested official game localizations. Of course Mother 3, the sequel to EarthBound, is #1 on that list, but below that are many other excellent Japanese games in popular series that never made it over.
It’s 2019, which means that for the first time in 20 years, some creative works have now entered the public domain in the U.S., including the first Felix the Cat cartoon and the song “Yes! We Have No Bananas.” It’ll still be a long time before any video games enter the public domain, though, which sucks.
Over my holiday vacation, I played all the way through Phantasy Star, Sega’s classic 1987 Master System role-playing game. I did this by way of playing the new Sega Ages release of the game for Switch—and now that I’m finished, I realize that I’d never have played it any other way.
This day in history: Kids play the Epoch Cassette Vision, an early Japanese home gaming console, in a Tokyo department store on December 20, 1981. Cassette Vision was the most popular game console in Japan until the Nintendo Famicom came along in 1983.
Switch Online is Nintendo’s first paid online gaming service, right? Nope. In 1999, Nintendo added the Internet to its Nintendo 64 hardware, by way of a disk drive add-on called the 64DD. It’s one of the company’s most interesting failures.
Nintendo has shipped out its first batch of classic-style NES controllers for Switch. I got a pair today, and I found them to be much more useful than I originally imagined they would be, in surprising ways.
Whether you want to play your classic games on the Switch, the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, a half-sized wooden arcade cabinet, a tiny PlayStation, or a Genesis controller plugged into your TV, 2018 had you covered.
The much-anticipated PvP Trainer Battles in Pokémon Go are live now, for players level 10 and up. It’s finally time for you and Weedle to go kick some ass.
As sophomore slumps go, the Nintendo Switch’s wasn’t so bad.