Tag Archives: Nintendo

Nintendos Forgotten Franchise: Startropics

Warm up your yo-yo arm, get those bananas out of your ears, and tune to 747MHz! Do me so far do me?

Pokemon Go Isn’t The Solution to Nintendo’s Problems. It’s a Symptom of Them

It’s a sad fact of life that–if they can’t see the error of their ways–Nintendo’s hardware hubris may turn them into the next Sega. Sonic and Mario already share billing in quite a few games as of late. Nintendo has always been an entertainment company first (even before video games), and they would do well to remember that.

Nintendo didn’t make Pokemon Go, and its huge success only proves that the products Nintendo does make are not what its fans want.

Source: Pokemon Go Isn’t The Solution to Nintendo’s Problems. It’s a Symptom of Them | WIRED

Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games

I might buy one of these if just to get the housing. With a few modifications, I could get it to play a lot more than 30 games….

Either way, this is pretty freaking cool, and it’s going to be sold out in about .3 seconds.

Source: Nintendo is releasing a miniature NES with 30 built-in games | The Verge

Seattle: Here I am now, entertain me

Seattle: Here I am now, entertain me

Glock .45 Caliber Nintendo Zapper

As completely impractical as this is, it’s pretty cool. Granted, there’s a whole host of petty “liberal” arguments as to why this is a bad idea, but as an art piece, I love it!

Source: Oh My: Nintendo Zapper Automatic Glock .45 Conversion | Geekologie

 What Made F-Zero Great

You mean, besides everything? I still grin uncontrollably when I hear that SPC700-powered fanfare that opened the original game!

F-Zero GX was a critical hit that, 13 years later, stands as a racing game classic for Sega and Nintendo. It was the latest in a string of excellent F-Zero games. It was also the last one ever made for a console. Nintendo has largely neglected the series beyond the mid 2000s, and as such F-Zero sits on the margins of Nintendo’s portfolio of games.

Source:  What Made F-Zero Great

1996 Video game ads

1996 was an interesting year in the history of gaming. DOS was still the king of PC gaming while Microsoft was pushing Windows 95 compatibility (anyone remember the “Game Reboot to MS-DOS” shortcut?). Cartridges were singing their swan song with the N64, Sony was yelling that we were “not ready” for their (technically inferior) Playstation, and Sega…. Poor, poor Sega.

Sony Playstation was starting to rule but Sega and Nintendo would not go down without a fight… well one of them did…

Source: 1996 Video game ads