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4:00 PM on 08.17.2013

The Chaos Engine hits Steam and GOG.com this month

Abstract Games, the folks responsible for porting Hotline Miami to PlayStation 3 and Vita, has also been working to restore The Chaos Engine / Soldiers of Fortune. The classic top-down shooter will have some additions, like ...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 08.16.2013

Super Mario RPG battle system inspired by children's toy

Of the two Mario RPG sub-series, Mario & Luigi is much closer in tone and spirit to Super Mario RPG on the Super Nintendo. That's because M&L developer AlphaDream consists of former Square employees who worked on the ...

Tony Ponce

4:00 AM on 08.16.2013

And now, 50 SNES final bosses bite the big one

A few months ago, Cinemassacre and Angry Video Game Nerd collaborator Mike Matei uploaded a video quiz challenging viewers to guess the 50 NES games on display just from their final boss death animations. The bits have now d...

Tony Ponce

10:30 PM on 08.15.2013

This Killer Instinct cover song is pretty killer

One of the reasons I love videogames is because of how passionate the entire community is. There's an insane amount of respect payed to retro games that paved the way for the modern era, and this soothing SNES Killer Instinc...

Chris Carter

11:00 PM on 08.14.2013

Super Smash Bros.' Pilotwings stage up close

The first screenshot of the Pilotwings stage in Super Smash Bros. was so zoomed out that I wasn't even sure it was a stage. This new image from director Masahiro Sakurai, on the other hand, is much easier to make out. At the ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 08.14.2013

Celebrate 20 years of Secret of Mana with fan remix album

It's really been 20 years since Secret of Mana was released. I still listen to the game's amazing soundtrack composed by Hiroki Kikuta on a weekly basis, so it's great news that a group of musical masterminds have combin...

Jayson Napolitano





10:00 AM on 08.11.2013

A Link Between Worlds map compared to A Link to the Past

Thanks to GameXplain, we have another crazy side-by-side comparison between the overworlds of the upcoming 3DS game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and its Super NES predecessor The Legend of Zelda:...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 PM on 08.10.2013

SICK NASTY! Check this rockin' Mega Man X fan medley

Self-taught Chilean guitarist Satou Brainchild was inspired by Video Games Live in Santiago to spend several months assembling a medley of tunes from the first five Mega Man X games, i.e. the PROPER series before Capcom f*ck...

Tony Ponce

3:00 AM on 08.09.2013

Mr. Wilson was TERRIFYING in the Dennis the Menace game

The Game Grumps have been playing a lot of random old games as of late in one off videos, such as Dennis the Menace for the Super Nintendo. The game, as one would suspect, isn't that great. It's also pretty terrifying once Mr. Wilson makes his appearance. Stick around for the Mr. Wilson song at the end of the video.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Fan-made Chrono Trigger Symphony coming later this month

Blake Robinson is a beast. Earlier this year, he produced a symphonic arrangement of the Super Metroid soundtrack. A couple months later, he did the same for Banjo-Kazooie. Now Chrono Trigger is up on the block. Does the man...

Tony Ponce

6:30 PM on 08.06.2013

Peek into the development of Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy VI on the Super Nintendo marked a grand change in direction and tone for the series. The shift wasn't as noticeable out West, which didn't receive the second, third, and fifth games and thus didn't have much of ...

Tony Ponce

6:00 PM on 08.06.2013

What the? There's a Pilotwings stage in Smash Bros.?

This screenshot from the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. was taken by director Masahiro Sakurai and uploaded to the game's official site today. Does it look familiar? That's the island from Lesson 3 of Pilotwings for the S...

Jordan Devore



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out
by Tony Ponce

Super Mario Crossover, the pixel-for-pixel recreation of Super Mario Bros. that features a selectable cast of NES stars, was all set for the big 3.0 update this past June. It was unfortunately delayed a month, but it is now available for your pleasure. Head on down to developer Exploding Rabbit's site to give the new revision a spin.

New to 3.0 are the levels from Super Mario Bros. Special, a Japan-only port / remake for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1; a difficulty system that drastically alters level layouts; and more skins for levels and characters to make them look like various other games on the NES, SNES, Game Boy, and so on. More tweaks and skins are planned for the future, but this is likely the last big update.

Exploding Rabbit is now hard at work on Super Retro Squad, which follows the style of Super Mario Crossover only with original characters and levels. While originally looking like an NES game, the graphics have been beefed up to a more detailed 16-bit style, though it looks like there may still be skins to "downgrade" the look to 8-bit and handheld styles. The game will also feature four-player online and local co-op. You can check the new screens below.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover 3.0 Released [Exploding Rabbit]

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5:00 AM on 07.31.2013

The tale of Final Fantasy VI in kickass fresco form

If you love videogame art, it would be criminal not to know who Mikaël "Orioto" Aguirre is. He is a French digital artist known for his spectacular renderings of notable videogame scenes painted using the brush of the go...

Tony Ponce

11:30 AM on 07.30.2013

EarthBound director Itoi reflects on what it means to him

The nearly twenty-year-old cult classic EarthBound means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. On EarthBound's official page, series creator Shigesato Itoi reflects on what the game means to him after all th...

Darren Nakamura

5:00 AM on 07.29.2013

Spacious Anxious sounds like Metroid boss music

Musician sleepytimejesse has graced the Dtoid front page before. Last year, he directed I Miss You - EarthBound 2012, in which various artists used the sound library from EarthBound to produce an entirely new score. He later ...

Tony Ponce