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Punch-Out!! will always be the most timeless of Nintendo’s NES classics

Screenshot: Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! Punch-Out!! was, in part, literally born from the detritus of Nintendo’s bigger successes. The idea for this cartoon boxing game goes way back to 1983 and Nintendo’s arcade era. With hits like Donkey Kong under its belt, the company was buying tons of televisions to use in its arcade machines and was eventually stuck with a surplus of monitors, so the higher-ups came to designer Genyo Takeda with a strange proposition: …

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Editorial: Nintendo’s Surprising Fanbase is a Major Strength, Which Bodes Well for Switch

As a ’90s kid I was only really aware of two main groups of gamers – kids and teenagers. It was a pre-internet age, so the points of reference were limited, but I doubt I was that far off. ‘Gaming’ had been a thing in the ’70s and ’80s, of course, but a rapid expansion of the industry – after Atari somewhat went off a cliff – was arguably driven by Nintendo and SEGA in …

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Nintendo’s Excuse For Why Mother 2 Isn’t On The Super Famicom Mini

[Image: Nintendo] When the Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom was announced for Japan earlier this year, there was one glaring omission: Mother 2 (Earthbound in the West). Nintendo recently explained to Famitsu why this is. Mother 2’s omission surprised many people! It was one of the titles that came up with Japanese developers said what games they would’ve added to the Super Famicom Mini. The localized version was included on the SNES Mini, which is …

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Splatfest is a reminder of Nintendo’s greatest secret ingredient • Eurogamer.net

It is so rare in games to go to war for something you believe in. And yet going to war is such a bit part of the deal with games. You go to ward against demonic entities in Doom. You go to war against space fundamentalists in Halo. Games are filled with rogue states and splinter groups, with orcs and Chaos creatures: all kinds of things that need a generalised shoeing. But these things are …

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Nintendo’s Arms could make for an amazing graphic novel

A big push for Nintendo of late has involved creating all-new franchises, like the colorful team shooter Splatoon or the wild fighter Arms. These games allow Nintendo to test out new genres, but also introduce brand-new worlds and characters, ones that are pretty far removed from Mario and Zelda. Arms, in particular, is a fascinating detour for the company, featuring a diverse lineup of surprisingly stylish fighters. And now the company is expanding on that …

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SNES Classic: How to find Nintendo’s $80 mini Super Nintendo in stock

Getting your hands on the new $80 mini Super Nintendo isn’t easy. Chances are, if you’re reading this, you didn’t line up on September 29 like these fine folks. The line outside of a New York City Best Buy store on September 29, 2017, when the console launched.Ben Gilbert/Business Insider But don’t despair! Nintendo is re-stocking the console throughout the holiday season, and we’ve put together a comprehensive guide for how best to snag one …

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Nintendo’s Yoshio Sakamoto on the Metroid series’ long-awaited return – Entertainment

In 1986, the video game Metroid put players in the power-armoured shoes of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. The game was a surprise with its moody aesthetic and focus on exploration, compared to the straightforward sidescroller setup of games like Super Mario Bros., on the Nintendo Entertainment System. But the biggest surprise came after defeating the evil alien Mother Brain and saving the galaxy. After finishing the game, Samus’s helmet was removed — revealing that the hero …

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A 21-Hour Gaming Binge With Nintendo’s SNES Classic

I know I’ve been awake too long when I break Super Mario Kart. I’m on the last lap of my first race, but I zone out long enough to start driving in the wrong direction, sending noted savage Luigi on a collision course with Mario, Donkey Kong Jr., and all the rest. The races typically end in two minutes, but the timer ticks up to eight minutes, then nine, then 9:59:99, where it remains fixed …

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Will Tencent and Nintendo’s Team-Up Hurt Sony and Microsoft? — The Motley Fool

Nintendo (NASDAQOTH:NTDOY) recently partnered with Chinese tech giant Tencent (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) to bring the latter’s hit game, Honor of Kings, to the Switch console. Honor of Kings is the top mobile game in China, with over 200 million monthly active players, and generates over half of Tencent’s mobile gaming revenue. Tencent plans to launch the game in Europe and the U.S. later this year. Nintendo will launch the hit MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game under its English …

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SNES Classic: The 5 best games on Nintendo’s mini $80 Super Nintendo

The adorably small, nostalgia-laced Super NES Classic Edition is finally here, and it’s got a mess of killer games built in.  But what to play first? Just some of the many, many games that come with the Super NES Classic Edition console.Nintendo That’s the question! Luckily, we’ve ranked the top five below in an entirely subjective way that’s sure to please everyone.  5. “Super Metroid” Nintendo Whether or not “Super Metroid” is the best “Metroid” …

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Amazon’s ‘Treasure Trucks’ are selling Nintendo’s new SNES Classic in US cities

Antonio Villas-Boas/Business InsiderSometimes, fortune smiles on you. It did on me on Friday — and I ended up with a Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition as a result! There I was, going about my usual end-of-the-week routine, when a colleague mentioned that Amazon was selling the incredibly hard-to-get console on a nearby street corner through one of its Treasure Trucks. To get one, all I’d have to do is place an order through Amazon’s …

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Nintendo’s loyal fans line up to ensure the company doesn’t screw them out of an SNES Classic

Robert Bartkowski arrived outside Nintendo New York in Rockefeller Plaza two days ago around 5PM. His camping supplies are modest: a chair, some blankets, and a lot of patience. His food, as well as his bathroom breaks, are dependent on a smattering of stores across from him. Despite being subjected to the wilds of New York City for hours without end, the 20-year-old is in good spirits. He’s come to buy the SNES Classic, and …

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Why Nintendo’s Fighting Game Scene Struggle

You wouldn’t think that the competitive Super Smash Bros. scene has a money problem while sitting in the mezzanine at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, watching top players grace the stage in front of strobe lights and a giant display for the Red Bull God’s and Gatekeepers Tournament. But, according to the tournament organizers, players, and commentators I spoke to, the scene surrounding the popular Nintendo fighting games has never had enough money flowing …

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8bitdo SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller is a must-buy with Nintendo’s SNES Classic

A new $25 accessory fixes the biggest problem with Nintendo’s miniature Super Nintendo: It removes the wires! 8bitdo The “SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller” from 8bitdo is a near-perfect re-creation of the original Super Nintendo gamepad, except it has no wires. That means no wires to trip over, no wires to snag and pull your console (or TV), and no wires for your dog to chew through. It’s a nice nod to modernity on a console …

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How Good Is Nintendo’s Tech Support? Report Card 2017

Nintendo’s been on a roll lately, launching the red-hot Nintendo Switch and releasing great games like Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2. But how reliable is the company once you need help with those products? Nintendo’s tech support is a tale of two offerings. On one side, you’ve got an incredibly robust support website and helpful phone agents who can solve problems in minutes. But if you’re seeking help from Nintendo on social media, …

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