Happy 25th Birthday, SNES!

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Features, Retro

On August 23rd, 1991, one of Nintendo’s most significant consoles released in North America – the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES. The 16-bit successor to the massively successful NES, the Super Nintendo played host to hundreds of iconic games that undeniably shaped the modern gaming landscape. Much like the…

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Character Column: The Duck Hunt Dog became an early example of negative encouragement (and catharsis)

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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Sonic Sunday: Kicking off the Franchise Five

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Features, News, Retro

Welcome back to Sonic Sunday! This week, we’re kicking off a new series that will continue on Nintendo Wire throughout the coming months. Titled Franchise Five, this series collects votes and opinions from all of the writers at Nintendo Wire to come up with top five lists for various video…

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Sonic Sunday: Why Sonic Mania could appear on NX

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Features, Switch

Welcome back to Sonic Sunday! While last week the spotlight was focused on Project Sonic 2017, the new Sonic game already confirmed for NX, this week we’ll look at the other major announcement that came out of the Sonic’s recent birthday bash. First, some basic details about the new title……

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Character Column: Waluigi is a character defined by equal parts irony, sympathy and pity

Categories: 3DS, Features, Retro, Switch, 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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Sonic Sunday: Tears of Joy

Author: Logan Plant
Categories: Features, News, Retro, Switch, Wii U

Welcome back to Sonic Sunday! Sonic’s 25th birthday party took place on Friday, and there was a lot of good news that came out of the event. As promised, today I’ll be concentrating on the announcement of Project Sonic 2017, the next Sonic game from Sonic Team. This article will…

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