Before There Was NES: Part 2

Categories: News, Retro

Please note: This article is Part 2 of a miniseries about the days before Nintendo solely focused on video games. Part 1 dives into the very beginnings of the company, back when it produced playing cards. Check it out here! Up through the first decade or so of Hiroshi Yamauchi’s…

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Before There Was NES: Part 1

Categories: News, Retro

The Nintendo that we know and love, the one that has brought countless innovations turned standards to the video game industry, has a long, inventive past. Perhaps much longer than you realize. It’s no secret that the company we now know as Nintendo was founded well over a century ago,…

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Paying tribute to our favorite pink puff, Kirby

Author: Josh Brown
Categories: 3DS, News, Retro, Wii U

Over the years, Nintendo has introduced many remarkable and unforgettable characters to the hearts and minds of gamers of all ages. Thanks in part to Nintendo’s persistence of establishing long-running, memorable franchises each time it develops a game, the company creates a character and a world for the character to…

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Taking a look back at Super Mario Land

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: News, Retro

A launch game for the original Gameboy, 1989’s Super Mario Land was specifically designed for the handheld by its creator, the late Gunpei Yokoi, and his team at Nintendo R&D1. As a result the title was the first game featuring Mario to be untouched by his creator Shigeru Miyamoto, and…

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The History of Nintendo Competitions: Part 3

Author: Joe Drilling
Categories: News, Retro

Please note: This is Part 3 in a series of articles covering the history of Nintendo game competitions. Part 1 explored The Nintendo World Championships, Super Star Fox Weekend and Powerfest ‘94. It can be found here. Part 2 discussed the Nintendo Campus Challenges in 1991 and 1992. The article…

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Meet the Nintendo PlayStation

Categories: News, Retro

Things could have been very, very different for the gaming industry. It’s funny how sometimes small and easily forgotten ideas can drastically change the way huge corporations evolve. A picture that surfaced on /r/Gaming recently is a perfect reminder of this, and a first look, for many, at a very…

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A history of Nintendo crossovers

Categories: News, Retro

Crossovers. Why do we like them so much? Whether we’re watching the latest superhero team-up blockbuster on screen or laying the smack down on beloved pop culture mascots in whatever new “versus” game Capcom concocts, the crossing over of one property with another is almost always a recipe for instant…

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Capcom reveals the Mega Man Legacy Collection

Author: Josh Brown
Categories: 3DS, News, Retro

Fans of the Blue Bomber are getting ready to go old school as Capcom revealed the Mega Man Legacy Collection coming later this year. The collection of retro titles will include the first six original Mega Man titles, all given a new coat of polish to make the games shine…

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Nostalgia review: The Wizard

Author: Josh Brown
Categories: News, Retro, Reviews

Nintendo Inquirer is taking a walk down memory lane to commemorate the upcoming Nintendo World Championships that are being held in Los Angeles on June 14th. Kicking off the nostalgia trip is a modern day review of the ’80s video game film classic, The Wizard. When I first heard that…

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The History of Nintendo Competitions: Part 2

Author: Joe Drilling
Categories: News, Retro

Please note: This is Part 2 of a series exploring the history of Nintendo sponsored competitions. Part 1 covered the Nintendo World Championships 1990, Super Star Fox Weekend and Powerfest ‘94. To read Part 1, go here. Like all great sports, Nintendo decided that it needed to have a college…

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The History of Nintendo Competitions: Part 1

Author: Joe Drilling
Categories: News, Retro

Everyone here at Nintendo Inquirer is pretty excited about the Nintendo World Championships coming up in June. Several members of the editorial staff are making their way from Milwaukee to Chicago to take part in the qualifiers. Sadly, the nearest qualifier to me in Washington is in Long Island, NY….

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