Nintendo Wire’s favorite Nintendo controllers

Categories: Retro, Wii U

Nintendo’s controller designs have repeatedly defined and redefined the standards of video game inputs for as long as it’s been making them. It’s true that these days we tend to associate Nintendo hardware with quirky, experimental ideas; but frequently, these offbeat concepts go on to become permanent fixtures of both…

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Fan recreates Metroid soundtrack using ’80s-style synths

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Retro

One of the most effective soundtracks of the NES-era belongs to the first Metroid game. Composed by industry icon Hirokazu “Hip” Tanaka, it perfectly encapsulates the atmosphere of the planet Zebes, with its immersive and creepy sci-fi stylings perfectly suiting the alien-infested caverns that Samus must venture through to defeat…

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Super Mario Bros. world record broken… again

Categories: News, Retro

Speedrunners are always looking to break boundaries (and frame data) in their quest to speed through games in the fastest time possible. A new record has been set, as Super Mario Bros. speedrunner Darbian has beaten his old record by .316 seconds, setting a new world record in the process….

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eShop Update: Week of 10/6/16 (North America)

Categories: 3DS, Retro, Wii U

This week in the Nintendo eShop: Paper Mario paints the town red, Mega Man mops up Sigma’s leftovers, and 1987’s Psycho Pigs gets a reboot. For the first time in forever there’s nothing truly notably in the discount aisle of the Nintendo eShop, not even good ol’ reliable Atlus! If…

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