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Zelda

More games should use the Zelda Oracle link system


It was a pretty revolutionary feature in 2001
Jun 19
I was playing the two Legend of Zelda Oracle games -- Seasons and Ages -- on my 3DS recently, and found myself once again appreciating the fairly innovative game-link feature that was implemented by Capcom and Nintendo so man... read
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Shantae delay

WayForward delays Shantae 3DS release until July


Game Boy Color platformer no longer planned to hit eShop on June 20
Jun 13
The original Shantae will no longer be coming to Nintendo 3DS next week, Wayforward Creative director Matt Bozon has announced. The acclaimed Game Boy Color platformer will now be hitting Virtual Console someti... read
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Pokémon

Early Pokemon design documents reveal whips and weirdos


Catch a Japanese man's head
Jun 01
A lot of people assume that the Pokémon games are for kids because they tend to be popular with that demographic, but that's not necessarily the case. From the sounds of it, the first Pokémon was developed large... read
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Super Mario Land

Super Mario Land finally gets a graphics patch


Everybody's been waiting ages for this!
May 22
Super Mario Land: 1989 launch title for the Game Boy and the weakest traditional Mario game in retrospect. You aren't going to find many players claiming this to be the best in the series, even though it was influential in th... read
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Zelda

Oracle of Ages and Seasons discounted at launch on eShop


These games are unsung heroes, by the way
May 17
Nintendo announced today during their Nintendo Direct event that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons will be $4.99 for three weeks (down from the price of $5.99) after the May 30th launch. This is basic... read
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Shantae on 3DS VC

WayForward to bring Shantae to Nintendo 3DS in June


Get hype!
Apr 28
One of the rare gems of the Game Boy Color era is making a return on Nintendo 3DS. WayForward has announced that the original Shantae is set to arrive on Virtual Console in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand at... read
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Super Mario Crossover 3.0

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner


Third major version of the star-studded fan game coming in May or June
Apr 28
Three years ago as of yesterday, indie dev Exploding Rabbit's Super Mario Bros. Crossover was unleashed online, and the reception couldn't have been warmer. For the benefit of the unfortunate few who haven't heard of this da... read
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3DS mock-ups

Poke Ball and Game Boy-themed 3DS mock-ups are delish


Nintendo must not like our money
Apr 25
A week doesn't go by without Nintendo announcing about a dozen new colors and designs for the 3DS in Japan. Meanwhile, Americans and Europeans get fed scraps once every blue moon. We may be getting the Animal Crossing XL, but... read
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Tetris

Apple co-founder shows off his legendary Tetris skills


Woz the Tetris wiz
Apr 12
Steve Wozniak is an oddity. Though many know Wozniak for his work at Apple, in his earlier days he was known for his work with videogames, both as a designer (creating Atari's Breakout) and player. This video shot by Game In... read
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Dj CUTMAN

NeverEnding Story and GoldenEye chip mixes plus more


MOONCHILD!
Apr 10
Atreyu! Falcor! Atreyu? Falcor? Game music remixer Dj CUTMAN has organized a bunch of tunes that he's produced for the video group Underbelly into a nifty pay-what-you want pack. Underbelly Beats & Remixes contain a few s... read
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Club Nintendo

Club Nintendo offers Mario 64, Super Metroid, and more


Also, Kirby's Pinball Land, and Urban Champion
Apr 08
If you're a Club Nintendo member with 150-200 coins, you're free to go explore the Club's website and nab one of the following four games: Super Metroid (Wii VC - 150 Coins), Kirby's Pinball Land (3DS VC - 150 Coins), Mario 6... read
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RetroN 5

Hyperkin's new RetroN console will also support Famicom


Along with a new name
Mar 25
Ahead of release, Hyperkin's upcoming RetroN 4 console has become the RetroN 5. With the change comes increased support: the new system count is NES, Famicom, Super Nintendo, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, and Game Boy A... read
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Chiptunes

halc delivers sweet Game Boy chiptune perfection


Pixel Perfect Micro is halc's gift to his fans
Mar 16
Game musician Drew "halc" Wheeler has a treat for you. The OverClocked ReMix champion promised a new musical gift if his fans showered love on his Facebook page. The incentive worked, and the man held true to his word. Pixel ... read
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Tyrannosaurus Tex

Lost footage of Game Boy FPS Tyrannosaurus Tex is found


YEEEEHAWWW!
Mar 15
In 2001, Tyrannosaurus Tex, a first-person shooter for the Game Boy Color was all set to change the world as one of the only portable FPS games on the market -- the only problem is, it was never released, as publisher Eidos ... read
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Big Lebowski chiptunes

The Dude abides! The Big Lebowski has a chiptune album


8-bit Lebowski by Chipocrite celebrates 15 years of White Russian cocktails
Mar 07
You ought to know by now if you dig the Coen brothers' classic The Big Lebowski. If you haven't seen it, you probably should. If you have and didn't enjoy it, that's just, like, your opinion, man. The Big Lebowski celebrated ... read
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Game Boy never sounded better than with this Spanish gold


Dive into the treasure chest of Alberto Gonzalez
Mar 04
Euros did crazy sh*t with videogame music; this is a well established point by now with legendary folks such as Chris Hülsbeck, Rob Hubbard, Reyn Ouwehand and Tim Follin walking this fine earth and crunching out the... read
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Link's Awakening

Link's Awakening was supposed to have co-op?


Design docs from Hyrule Historia reveal multiplayer boss battle
Feb 19
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is an incredible book. So incredible, in fact, that at least one unscrupulous person tried to capitalize on demand by scalping numerous copies of the book's Limited Edition -- that guy wis... read
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Mega64

Does Missingno exist!? Mega64 will solve this mystery!


The VG Fact Checkerz are on the case!
Feb 08
Pokémon's elusive Missingno! Where is it? What is it? Is it based on a real-life animal? Are there any other undiscovered creatures in the wild as mysterious and incredible as Missingno? The VG Fact Checkerz take to t... read
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Kanto Symphony

New Pokemon Reorchestrated album out in February


Kanto Symphony: The Lost Diaries contains two original compositions
Jan 25
Did you buy Braxton "Skotein" Burks' amazing Kanto Symphony, the Pokémon Red / Blue orchestral arrangement album? You should have already because it is hot cinnamon rolls, but if you haven't, go part with $10 on either... read
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Chiptunes

Game Boy sex! Parallel Processing by Danimal Cannon & Zef


They made a beautiful chiptune baby
Jan 16
I had a chance to meet the bald and beautiful Danimal Cannon (Roots, Armcannon, Metroid Metal) at MAGFest this year, and I've gotta say, he's one chill dude -- lounging at the merch table in a night robe, what a rebel! Still,... read
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL KULOR! has got the chips


And I've got the dip, know what I'm sayin'?
Oct 24
I've got another kickin' chiptune album for your twisted pleasure. You people make me sick! Between 2008 and now, Richard "Kulor" Armijo composed a bunch of tunes based on the NES, Game Boy, Master System, Game Gear, Atari 80... read
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Available on iTunes for $9.99
Back in July, I shared a preview of Kanto Symphony, a reworking of the Pokémon Red / Blue soundtrack originally composed by Junichi Masuda. This orchestral update, influenced by the Zelda Reorchestrated project, was s... read feature

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brentalfloss teams up for 'Super Mario Land With Lyrics'


Mario's got some big superballs
Oct 11
Did you know that Mario doesn't throw fireballs in Super Mario Land? They're superballs -- you know, like the kind you'll find inside capsule machines at the front of the supermarket. Surprised? Fresh from his interview with... read
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Carter's Quest
[Read on for a description of every Resident Evil game ever released in the US, and my completion of them all in 2012.] Why Resident Evil? This year, Capcom is pushing out three entirely new Resident Evil games -- it's also t... read feature

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On Christmas of 2009, the Zelda Reorchestrated team finally released its grand rearrangement of the entire Ocarina of Time soundtrack, which used high-end sample libraries to make the music sound like a live symphonic perfor... read feature

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The Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon opening... NES style!


May 29
Action cartoons in the 80s and early 90s were in the business of selling lies to children, convincing them that the shows were much, much better than they actually were. Nowhere was this more obvious than in the opening segm... read
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Rayman rated for the 3DS Virtual Console


Apr 30
Nintendo Life is reporting that Rayman has just been rated by PEGI for the 3DS Virtual Console. But this isn't your regular ol' Rayman; this is the Game Boy Color version of the game, which oddly mixes both Rayman 1 and 2 int... read
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LEGO Game Boy Transformer!? F**kin' A!


Mar 12
The art of the mash-up is simple enough to explain: take concepts from at least two different media and blend them together into one seamless amalgamation. Here on Destructoid, we've showcased various mash-ups from over the y... read
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Pumping deadmau5 through your Game Boy's speaker


Mar 05
Any deadmau5 fans in the house? You might wanna dig out your ears for this one! Chiptune maestro Dj CUTMAN has teamed up with fellow musician an0va for a tribute to "Strobe" from deadmau5's For Lack of a Better Name album. Us... read
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Danimal Cannon knows how to rock chiptunes HARD


Feb 07
You ought to know Danimal Cannon even if you don't know Danimal Canon. If you've jammed out to Armcannon or Metroid Metal Live, you'll be familiar with his shredding expertise. He also dabbles in chiptunes here and there -- h... read






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