Nintendo Wiretap (9/18/17)

Welcome to the Nintendo Wiretap! 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…

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Super September: Unraveling the Secrets of Mana

Categories: Retro, Videos

I’ll never forget the sense of awe and wonder felt when first booting up Secret of Mana’s superpowered cart back in 1993. Instead of being greeted by the electronic blips and pleasant pings I’d long been accustomed to, my senses were sullied by a deep, ominous bellow of a dying…

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Super September: The technology behind Star Fox

Author: Jason Ganos
Categories: Retro, Videos

Every once and awhile, a game comes out that absolutely pushes a console to its limits. It might be difficult in this age of stunning high definition 3D graphics and surround sound to look at a game like Star Fox and see something extraordinary, but all the way back in…

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Super September: Pumpin’ quarters with Contra III

Categories: Retro, Videos

  Back in a time when muscular men boasting buzz cuts and bazookas rained a hellfire of bullets down upon arcades, there was one testosterone-infused series that stood defiantly atop the trash heap of battered meat carcasses and crushed skulls left in its wake. Part Aliens, part Terminator, and featuring…

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