The Legend of Zelda: The first quest

Categories: Features, Retro

I recently sat down with my six-year-old daughter and loaded up The Legend of Zelda on Wii U’s Virtual Console. As a lifelong Nintendo fan and a child of the ’80s and ’90s, I’ve played through the game far too many times to count, and I can barely remember my…

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Happy 57th birthday to the late Satoru Iwata

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Features

Thinking back on Nintendo’s robust history, it’s hard not to immediately think of one of the many contributions Satoru Iwata gave to the company and fans alike. Even though he’s gone, all of us at Nintendo Wire want to take a moment to celebrate the amazing memories that Mr. Iwata…

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Happy second birthday, amiibo!

Author: Jason Ganos

It’s been two years since the very first amiibo were released in North America. Since then, we’ve seen over 13 series, cards, plushes, third party figures and crossovers. With the launch of the Switch only months away, it’s safe to say that amiibo are going to be part of our…

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Nintendo Wire’s favorite SNES RPGs

Categories: Features, Retro

Few consoles boast a library of role-playing experiences as deep and vast as that of the Super Nintendo. Over its seven year lifespan, Nintendo’s second major home system became home to many of the most beloved RPGs of all time. Mostly Japanese-developed, these adventures range from the brilliant refinement of…

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Smash Seminar Tournament Preview: The Big House 6

Categories: Features, Wii U

Welcome to another Smash Seminar Tournament Preview! Here we’ll be taking a look at the road leading to upcoming major tournaments, examining players’ journeys along the way, and making predictions about who will be crowned champion. It’s early October once again, which means it’s quite a season for sports and…

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Character Column: Kefka Palazzo proves to be one of the maddest and most memorable villains in all of gaming

Categories: Features, Retro

Welcome to the Character Column! Each week, I’ll be taking a look at a different character from Nintendo’s long and esteemed history, and I’ll analyze what makes them interesting, nuanced, or just plain memorable. Whether they’re heroes, villains or NPCs, I’ll explain why they deserve respect or love from the…

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Happy 127th birthday, Nintendo!

Author: Lauren Ganos
Categories: Features, Retro

It might seem a little crazy to think that Nintendo has existed for 127 years, but it’s completely true. Believe it or not though, our favorite company wasn’t always producing colorful screens filled with the red hatted, high jumping plumber and the likes of Link – and that’s probably why…

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