Super Mario Timeline | A Visual History of Mario
Welcome to Timeline, Nintendo Wire’s new series that explores the history of Nintendo’s most famous characters! In our debut episode, we take a look at the plumber himself, Mario! Support us on Patreon.
Blaster Master and Zelda II coming to Nintendo Switch Online
Another month, another batch of new games for the Nintendo Switch Online’s NES service. Some more unmitigated classics are coming, as both the original Blaster Master and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link make their way to the service. For those unaware, Blaster Master is a proto-Metroidvania where players take…
Arcade1Up bringing five new multigame cabinets this year
Arcade1Up has been bringing retro fans a compact and affordable way to play yesteryear’s classics, and that’s not about to stop in the new year. It’s been announced that five more cabinets are going to be produced, with some releasing as early as next month and with enough variety across…
Sonic Mania developer pitched a Darkwing Duck game to Capcom
We always wonder “what might have been,” especially in regards to cancelled or stopgapped game projects. Case in point: Headcannon, one of the developers behind the excellent Sonic Mania, pitched a Darkwing Duck game to Capcom that was never picked up. The game was styled a bit like Ducktales Remastered,…
“Totaka’s Song” finds its way into Pikmin 2 for a second time
One of the best, most recurring Nintendo easter eggs is whenever “Totaka’s Song” pops up. Usually well hidden or requiring direct player input (or rather, a lack thereof) to start it up, this latest discovery of it comes from a game that already featured the song in a different spot….
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Nintendo Wire 2019 Channel Update | Nintendo Wiretap
Welcome to 2019! Take a look at our plans for 2019 and beyond. We have loads of new de-makes, Wiretaps, and more for you to look forward to!
Director of Sonic Adventure, Takashi Iizuka, wants to create a remake
Just days after the 20th anniversary of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Team head Takashi Iizuka has fans dreaming of a remake of the hedgehog’s first true foray into 3D. In an interview with Retro Gamer, Iizuka said that 20 years later, he can see the rough edges in the game, and…
NES version of SimCity released to the public after over 25 years
The Video Game History Foundation has done the world a great service this Christmas by making a playable ROM of the NES prototype SimCity available to the public. Originally thought to be lost to the world, the unfinished game was last seen by playtesters at the Winter Consumer Electronics Show…
Nintendo Wiretap (12/24/18)
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…
Man uses duct-taped NES Zapper to rob bank
In one of the more bizarre stories to come out lately, a man in Hermosillo, Mexico used a NES Zapper wrapped up in tape to rob a bank. More likely than not, you’re already familiar with Nintendo’s electronic light gun most famously paired with the company’s Duck Hunt game…
Streets of Rage composer Yuzo Koshiro mixes Mario and Sonic’s music together
While the Mario and Sonic rivalry isn’t quite as surprising now we’ve had over a decade of spin-off games and Super Smash Bros. putting the two universes together, there’s still something charming about the idea. It seems like famed video game composer Yuzo Koshiro agrees, putting together a cute little…