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Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG photo
Virtual Console Verdict: Super Mario RPG
by Chris Carter

[Virtual Console Verdict is a short column that highlights some of the gems released on 3DS and Wii U eShop marketplaces. For a full list of Virtual Console releases, check out the weekly Nintendo Download series. Image source.]

This week, Nintendo updated their Club Nintendo digital offerings to add Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Although it's technically been a part of the Wii Virtual Console since 2008, many people wanted to know how it held up, and if it really was worth of the hype it's gotten from fans.

There's no two ways about it -- it's absolutely worth it. Legend of the Seven Stars is one of the most entertaining and innovative role-playing games ever made.

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1:30 PM on 02.11.2014

The original Descent is now on Steam

Oh I tell you, it brings a small ray of sunshine to my old and tired heart to load up Steam and see an old favorite of mine has been added to the service. Today is another one of those days as the original Descent has been ma...

Alasdair Duncan

12:00 PM on 02.03.2014

Oniken is coming to Steam with a few updates

The Contra/Ninja Gaiden inspired Oniken is coming to Steam this Wednesday, developer JoyMasher has informed Destructoid. The Steam release will come with a few updates in tow, including updated visuals, new and rea...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 01.29.2014

Get caught up on Lightning's story with this 16-bit recap

With Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII releasing next month, players may need to get (re)acquainted with the (perhaps convoluted) story thus far. Square Enix took up this task, and produced a brilliant video to recapitul...

Darren Nakamura

9:30 PM on 01.28.2014

The Firemen 2 coming to PSOne Classics

MonkeyPaw Games is continuing to release PlayStation games previously unavailable in North America through PlayStation Network and their next title, The Firemen 2: Pete and Danny, launched today. It is playable on PlayStatio...

Conrad Zimmerman

1:45 PM on 01.28.2014

GOG.com Time Machine sale begins

GOG.com has worked up another interesting sale scheme you might want to take a look at. The "DRM-Free Time Machine Sale" started this morning and will be offering deep discounts on games from GOG.com's collection of classic ...

Conrad Zimmerman

10:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Instagram is not useful for Pokemon photography

You know why there's no Pokemon Snap 2? Because Todd grew up to be a hipster punk. 

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Every NES title screen in alphabetical order

Here's something you needed that you never thought of before: Nearly three hours worth of title screens from every Nintendo Entertainment System game ever. In alphabetical order too! (Via GoNintendo)

Hamza CTZ Aziz

10:30 AM on 01.17.2014

Coin-Op Story demo available now

Imagine a tribute/love letter to the days of coin operated arcade games made as a metroidvania-style game. With arcade boards as power-ups, and images and noises from vintage machines, this one will pull at your heartstrings...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 01.16.2014

How to enable 'retro' visuals in Broken Age

In an homage to the classic adventure games which came before it, Broken Age features a hidden visual mode that gives a sense of what the title might have looked like back in the golden age of the genre. The above video...

Conrad Zimmerman

5:00 PM on 01.13.2014

You are a fish with a gun, and you must shoot other fish

Shütshimi is a retro-style shoot 'em up where you are a gold fish with bad memory problems and big beefy arms. With those beefy arms you will shoot up other fish because who cares. You're a fish with beefy arms and guns...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



How casual speedrunning can help you enjoy games more photo
How casual speedrunning can help you enjoy games more
by Chris Carter

Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 has wrapped up, and it raised over one million dollars for charity. If you haven't checked them out before, they basically hand pick a bunch of games to "speedrun" through and complete, with different parameters for each title. Some runs may use glitches or exploits, some may be more open-ended, but the ultimate goal is to master each individual game.

I've never crossed over the professional line, but I've been a speedrun enthusiast for over 10 years now. Here's my story on how I got started, and how you can get involved.

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2:30 PM on 01.13.2014

Watch someone program Pong within Super Mario World

There were a lot of highlights out of Awesome Games Done Quick 2014 this year, but this one in particular takes the cake for me. During the Tool Assisted Videos portion of the marathon, the people behind TASVideos.org shared...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 01.10.2014

The Bad Dudes President is not actually American

Inspired by a comic from Zac Gorman, the Destructoid staff was chatting about Bad Dudes, the old beat 'em up infamous for its abrupt opening and unsatisfying conclusion (pictured above). Upon inspecting the image more closely...

Darren Nakamura

8:30 PM on 01.09.2014

Get retro with the Destructoid shirt and hoodie!

It's about time we did something like this! The Destructoid Videogame News System captures the retro Nintendo Entertainment System box covers with an 8-bit Destructoid. The new design was created by the talented Drew Wise, an...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 01.04.2014

Official NES Remix contest canceled because of exploits

In case you hadn't heard, NES Remix hit the Wii U for $15 after a surprise announcement during a recent Nintendo Direct. While it could have been a whole lot more interesting, retro enthusiasts alike have been enjoying i...

Chris Carter