This month, our Cinelinx Gamer’s Club is putting the spotlight on Nintendo’s seminal console, the NES. Released in the early 80s, the console still holds a special place in gamers’ hearts the world over with a multitude of games that remain fun to play even by today’s standards. Being such a big retro gamer myself, I thought I’d take this chance to talk about some of the most enjoyable NES games that remain as fun to play today as they were when they released!
Nintendo’s latest addition to the Mario Kart series will be with us on the 30th of May, and has 7 additional shelled racers available.
Last night Nintendo held a brand new Nintendo Direct video to talk about some of their upcoming Wii U and 3DS games. While we've covered a couple of the announcements, we figured it'd be easier to wrap up the bulk of them into one neat and tidy package. Come inside to see who's joining the Smash Bros. crew, release dates on some previously announced games, and more!
With the Wii U and Nintendo having struggled quite a bit last year, they're doing everything possible to step back up and make their newest home console as awesome as possible. The other week we got word that new updates would bring faster load times to the system and the much requested addition of Nintendo DS games to their Virtual Console. Now they're digging a little further back to bring something else fans have been clamoring for, for a while...GameBoy Advanced games.
Let's face some facts here, the Wii U isn't doing so hot, and Nintendo is looking to change that. During an investor's meeting last night they outlined some of their upcoming plans to fix things, one of which includes giving the Nintendo faithful something they've been looking for; DS games on the system's Virtual Console.
Today during a Nintendo Direct video, the company revealed the very first new Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U console...though it's not at all what fans were expecting. Rather than a traditional adventure as we're accustomed to, this new game makes Link the badass we all know he is in a Dynasty Warriors style beat 'em up. Come inside for the first trailer and details!
For this entry in my 'Reboot' series of articles, I decided to pull from one of my all time favorite genres. Aside from RTS games, the flying/dogfighting genre is top on my list. I can't tell you how many hours I've wasted flying around and blasting anything that happened across my virtual cross-hairs in various games. Today I'm talking about one of the best franchises in the genre: Star Fox.
Nintendo was on hand at this year's VGX and while their announcement wasn't a brand new game as many had hoped, it's still kind of exciting for those fans of Donkey Kong Country and old-school style platformers. On top of giving the new game, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, an official release date they also announced a brand new playable character in Cranky Kong!
There are very few things in life I love as much as Star Wars, but among them would probably be my passion for retro video games. This new animated short film from James Farr combines both of those into one of the best things I'll see all week for sure. Come inside to see what happens when the world of Nintendo combines with Star Wars, and try to spot all of the various references!