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7:00 AM on 08.03.2013

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is finally out

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 a...

Tony Ponce


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11:00 PM on 06.23.2013

Captain N concept art reveals Paperboy as the main hero

Captain N: The Game Master is a show that simply couldn't exist today. A gathering of videogame heroes and villains from all your favorite NES games, of both the first- and third-party variety, interacting and going on advent...

Tony Ponce



Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner photo
Super Mario Crossover 3.0 is just around the corner
by Tony Ponce

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 darling fan tribute, Crossover is a tile-for-tile remake of Super Mario Bros. but with the ability to swap Mario out for a number of NES heroes, like Link, Bill Rizer, Simon Belmont, or Mega Man. The game was later expanded with more characters plus graphical skins to emulate the look of other NES, SNES, and Game Boy games.

Version 3.0, scheduled for some time in May or June, will introduce all new stages taken from Super Mario Bros. Special, an obscure Japanese exclusive for the NEC PC-8801 and Sharp X1 home computers. There will also be rearranged stage layouts depending on your selected difficulty, so what was once a leisurely bridge stroll over a crystal clear lake could now be a perilous platforming challenge across a molten pool of lava.

Finally, I'd like to remind you that Exploding Rabbit is also working on an original title called Super Retro Squad, which is essentially Crossover just with new characters directly inspired by the NES stars. Once 3.0 is out and about, development on SRC will most certainly kick into high gear.

Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Trailer [Exploding Rabbit]

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4:00 AM on 12.18.2012

Check out the new Dead Space 3 and Kid Icarus figures

Kotobukiya is working on a new Isaac Clarke figure based on his latest look in Dead Space 3. The 1/6-scale figure will feature light-up LEDs, a ball-jointed neck, and will be available June 2013. Dear Santa, I need this figur...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 08.13.2012

Kid Icarus: Uprising OST available for special pre-order

Yes, the folks in Japan really got a lot of Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack love. Not only did Club Nintendo put out a single-disc 'best of' compilation CD, but Sleigh Bells, the record label of Yasunori Mitsuda, is releasing...

Jayson Napolitano

11:30 PM on 07.30.2012

Kid Icarus' Pit and P4 Arena figmas give ladies boners

One of the unspoken but generally understood tasks of Destructoid is to make sure you guys part with your hard-earned cash on frivolous crap that you probably don't need, because dammit, I'm poor and all of you should be as w...

Tony Ponce

6:00 AM on 07.11.2012

Sunset for Kid Icarus Uprising dev, Project Sora shutters

Perhaps the studio that revived Kid Icarus flew too close to greatness, Andriasang reports that Project Sora has melted away after the release of its first and only game. According to its official website, the ...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 07.01.2012

The DTOID Show: 2012 in Retrospecticus

I know what you're thinking. "But Tara, the year's only half over!" Well yes, technically that's true, but it doesn't mean we can't stop and take a moment to gather our thoughts on this year's video game releases, does ...

Tara Long

10:00 AM on 06.23.2012

Japan gets 3-disc Kid Icarus: Uprising OST, we get jack

[Header by Casval-Lem-Daikun] Club Nintendo of Japan offered purchasers of Kid Icarus: Uprising a 25-track sampler CD of the game's music for but a handful of points, and the rest of the world got squat. Annoying? Sure, but w...

Tony Ponce

12:30 PM on 05.10.2012

You may have to wait 25 years for another Kid Icarus

Say it ain't so, Lady Palutena! When asked point blank by IGN regarding a potential Kid Icarus: Uprising sequel, project head and famed Smash Brothers creator Masahiro Sakurai had this to say: “because we pushed a lot i...

Chris Carter

7:30 PM on 05.05.2012

Kid Icarus: Uprising anime returns to Nintendo Video

Despite it's flaws, Kid Icarus: Uprising did a lot of things right. The game channels a particular energy that is usually only found in a certain brand of 80's and 90's anime. The light weight, sweet-and-strange narrati...

Jonathan Holmes





10:00 AM on 04.19.2012

Nintendo DLC: Kid Icarus, the good one

Oooh, sick burn! Naw, I'm just playing. Kind of. Kid Icarus: Uprising was all over the place, but some of the downer segments made washing over the good stuff, and the whole mess had me longing for the good ol' days. Today we...

Dale North

9:00 PM on 04.03.2012

Kid Icarus: Uprising soundtrack hits Club Nintendo Japan

Okay, whether you loved or hated the ground combat in Kid Icarus: Uprising, I think we can all agree that the soundtrack was fantastic. Masahiro Sakurai took away an important lesson from Super Smash Bros. Brawl by recruiting...

Jayson Napolitano

7:40 PM on 03.19.2012

The DTOID Show: Kid Icarus, Dishonored, and PANDAS!

Happy Monday, folks! Max and I are back from our weekend vacations in Hangover City, and before you ask, yes - we brought souvenirs. By which I mean, we brought back gaming news thinly disguised as souvenirs. Today, we've go...

Tara Long



Review: Kid Icarus: Uprising photo
Review: Kid Icarus: Uprising
by Jim Sterling

Of all Nintendo's classic franchises, Kid Icarus is one that has sorely been lacking in love, with protagonist Pit's failing to make even a playable Super Smash Bros. appearance until Brawl rolled around in 2008. However, that all changed when the 3DS was officially announced and Kid Icarus: Uprising made itself known to the world.

With its unique control scheme and gameplay designed to show off the 3DS' always impressive visual trickery, Uprising tries to make good on Nintendo's promise of innovative handheld gameplay and graphics that can make jaws drop. However, to do that, you need a plastic stand that comes shipped with every copy of the game.

On that note, all I can say is that if your handheld game needs a static add-on in order to make it less unbearable to play ... you might have a problem.

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10:30 AM on 03.15.2012

Leaked memo: Microsoft, Activision, pull support for GAME

GAME is still dragging its broken legs behind itself as it crawls across a field of broken glass, suffering further indignity today with reports that both Microsoft and Activision have decided to pull back their support of th...

Jim Sterling