Kirby’s Dream Land 3: Hand drawn heart

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Features, Retro, Wii U

The Super Nintendo was approaching the end of its console life and the N64 was already finding its way into players hands; HAL Laboratory decided to give Kirby another starring role on the SNES. As the last Nintendo published game on the Super Nintendo, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 was a…

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Kirby Super Star: A deluxe collection

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Features, Retro, Wii U

Here we are at last, to what I consider the pinnacle of the Kirby series, and my personal favorite. Kirby Super Star saw the return of Masahiro Sakurai as director, and in the time between Kirby’s Adventure and this he managed to find a way to make a larger, more…

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Kirby’s Dream Land 2: Making friends

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: 3DS, Features, Retro

Knowing me for any period of time will inevitably lead to the realization that I absolutely adore the Kirby series. Plenty of that will come to light in any of my other entries in this celebratory miniseries, but every love has a beginning. For me, that beginning was Kirby’s Dream…

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Preview: 7th Dragon III Code: VFD

Author: Bryan Finch
Categories: 3DS, Features, News

The dragons are coming! The dragons are coming!!! This is the core concept of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD, a new 3DS dungeon-crawler JRPG from SEGA. VFD is the fourth game in the series, but it’s the first to make its way out of Japan. This newest title is a…

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Kirby’s Dream Land: A star is born

Categories: Features, Retro

Back in the early ‘90s, Masahiro Sakurai, who at the time was working at HAL Laboratory, was tasked with creating a new Game Boy game in which players of all ages and skill levels could enjoy and complete. During production and testing, a portly, bulbous blob named Popopo was hastily…

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Character Column: The Legend of Zelda’s Ganondorf is a villain with both menace and nuance

Categories: 3DS, Features, Retro, Wii U

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 20th, Resident Evil

Categories: Features, Retro

You might want to sit down for this… The original mansion-exploring, zombie-slaying, Jill-sandwiching horror game, Resident Evil, was first released exactly 20 years ago in the United States today. Once a synonym for the entire survival horror genre, the Resident Evil series has seen ups, downs, thematic shifts, and extended…

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