I’d been 16 for about 2 months when the N64 launched a decade and a half ago today (I’m old!) and had just landed my first job ever at Little Caesars specifically to make enough money to afford the system and Super Mario 64 (which along with Pilotwings 64 were the only 2 games available at launch). This was the first time in my life that I was able to buy games for myself instead of having to wait until holidays or birthdays.
This financial “freedom” has steadily become a problem over the years. READ MORE
Specifically a port of Four Swords Adventures for the GBA complete with a brand new single player campaign? Count me in! You 3DS and DSi owners can hop online and download this sucker anytime beginning right now and through February 20th. Isn’t that nice? Altogether now:
With the 3DS hogging the spotlight these days and a new home console on the horizon, we can officially report that the Nintendo Wii’s days are numbered. So with that in mind, I think it’s a good time to take a look back at some titles for the system that unfortunately slipped under the radar and were never met with successful sales. For whatever reason, a lot of people like to claim that the Wii has a crippling lack of quality content available, but this ongoing (?) feature intends to illustrate simply how wrong that notion is. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that there is a boatload of shovelware out there clogging up store shelves and bargain bins, but hidden amongst all of the Petz Family Partyz and M&M Go Kart Racers and whatever are more than a few flat out incredible games unfairly collecting dust.
Today we feature…you guessed it: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor.
No, not really but in completely unrelated news, Nintendo has finally caved in to absolutely no demand and will begin offering unfulfilled plus-size girls and teenage boys in denial yet another way to disappoint their parents with the release of the new “clitoral pink” 3DS.
No word yet on a North American release but this yummy new shade will be kicking that closet door open and embracing stereotypes in Japan this October.
I can clearly remember the first time I saw screenshots for StarFox 64 back in an issue of Gamepro. They were included in a massive preview article for the then titled “Ultra 64.” The little blurb under a shot of the cockpit view went like this:
“The Ultra 64 was designed specifically for games like StarFox, so this one should be God-like when it’s released.”
And while the final product did indeed turn out to be one of the best games of the N64 era, I’d say that it wasn’t until this re-make for the 3DS that the game earned the status of “God-like.”
The rumors that Nintendo would be releasing a second analogue stick attachment for the 3DS had been pretty deafening during the last half of August. So much so that I’d written it off as unlikely because nothing in Nintendo’s history of hardware releases suggested such a blatant admission of a fundamentally flawed design. Let alone one that somehow managed to make it out onto store shelves. Imagine my surprise when this fat plastic crutch turned out to be legit. READ MORE
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I finally cracked and bought a 3DS for my birthday after months of bitching about not being able to afford it. What can I say? That whole ambassador program thing Nintendo cooked up suckered me in like a charm. So now after having spent countless hours dicking around with all of the little bells and whistles this shiny little bastard has to offer, was it worth all of the self inflicted emotional torment? Well let’s takes a look shall we? READ MORE