Welcome to the Daily Wiretap: Weekend Edition! Each day the team here at Nintendo Wire works tirelessly to bring you the best, most relevant late-breaking Nintendo news this side of the Mushroom Kingdom. To help make ingesting all these meaty stories easier than Kirby hopped up on Miracle Fruit, we’ve compiled a handy list of noteworthy announcements and general industry happenings regarding the Big N in the last 48 hours. Without further ado, here’s a few things we’ve picked up over the wire this weekend:
SNIPPERCLIPS CHARMS WITH DAPPER DELIGHT
Ben Fruzzetti — Nintendo Wire’s Shovelware sneering crafts expert– tackled the adorable paper craft puzzles of Snipperclips over the weekend. Do paper pals Snip and Clip make the cut? Read his full review to find out!
Read more: Review: Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!
THE BEST SONIC SONGS OF ALL TIME
Logan Plant — Sonic super fan and lover of all things sportsball — is back with another edition of Sonic Sunday: just in time for Project Sonic 2017’s big reveal event later this week! Join us as we take a look back at some of the Blue Blur’s greatest tracks.
Read more: Sonic Sunday: The Top 5 Sonic Songs
HOW TOEJAM & EARL GOT THEIR GROOVE BACK
The long-awaited fourth installment of the classic ToeJam & Earl series is groovin’ onto Nintendo Switch later this year! Be sure to check out planet Funkotron’s radical new look!
LINK’S HATLESS SCALP IN BREATH OF THE WILD EXPLAINED
It’s not easy being green. Outside of amiibo unlocks, fans have no doubt noticed the absence of Link’s iconic green tunic and cap in Breath of the Wild. Art Director Satoru Takizawa explains how the Hylian hero’s cap has slowly been changing over the years to increase Link’s cool factor.
AN ANALYSIS OF BREATH OF THE WILD’S DEVELOPMENT HISTORY
It feels like just yesterday fans were fawning over Nintendo’s vague announcement of a new Zelda title during an early 2013 Nintendo Direct. Beta64 lovingly provides an analytical link to Zelda’s development past, comparing early footage to the breathtaking adventure we’re all experiencing today.
SPEEDRUNNER SAVES HYRULE FROM THE CLUTCHES OF CALAMITY IN RECORD TIME
It was just a matter of time before speedrunners took to the challenge of beating Breath of the Wild in hasty fashion. Notorious speedrunner gymnast86 broke the world record today for an ‘any percentage’ run, saving Hyrule from Calamity Ganon’s blight in just under an hour.
THE CLASSIC GAME OF CHESS GETS THE TRIFORCE TREATMENT
Hey! Listen! Navi finally makes herself useful as sacrificial pawns in the latest Legend of Zelda themed board game. Stock looks to be pretty limited, so be sure to purchase this premium Ocarina of Time inspired chess set while supplies last!
WILD ASH HAT PIKACHUS SPOTTED IN JAPANESE POKÉMON SUN & MOON
The latest issue of CoroCoro leaked details of a special Ash Hat Pikachu distribution event hitting Japanese copies of Pokémon Sun & Moon. Here’s hoping the charming little guy surfs his way overseas sometime soon.
That’s all for today! For all your future Nintendo news, stay plugged in to Nintendo Wire.