nintendo

All Nintendo, all the time; the latest news and discussion about Nintendo games, accessories and consoles, from Nintendo Switch to retro consoles.

  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published about 15 hours ago
    How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity

    How the 'Boktai' Series Lost Its Identity

    One of my favorite video games of all time is Boktai for the Game Boy Advance. Now make no mistake by Boktai, I meant the original game in the series Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand. While I still think the sequels to Boktai: The Sun is in Your Hand are enjoyable games, I believe they stray too far from the original to deliver a satisfying follow-up. So, to highlight where I feel the Boktai series went wrong, I must break down what changed throughout the series.
  • Christian Garnett
    Published 3 days ago
    Smash Bros. already has a playable gay character

    Smash Bros. already has a playable gay character

    Minecraft’s Steve was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate through DLC recently and, although I have yet to get a chance to play as him, Steve seems incredibly fun and unique from what I’ve seen of his gameplay.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 4 days ago
    What Happened to the 'Mega Man' Series?

    What Happened to the 'Mega Man' Series?

    With its long history and many games, the Mega Man series may at first appear to be a wildly successful franchise up there with Mario and Sonic. However, this isn't true of the Mega Man series as a whole with, only a few games selling more than one million copies worldwide. This fact made me wonder how the Mega Man series could be so well known but rarely be the success we would expect from a long-running franchise.
  • Yaw Amanquah
    Published 9 days ago
    Why are 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' and 'Super Smash Bros. Melee' Still Alive Today?

    Why are 'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' and 'Super Smash Bros. Melee' Still Alive Today?

    An early 2000s cross-over fighting game that is the second installment in a long-running series, very technically demanding, and has a meta-game dominated by a few top tier characters. Given that description, what fighting game comes to mind? If you answered Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or Super Smash Bros. Melee, you would be partly correct because I was thinking of both. At first glance, these fighting games don't appear to have a lot in common, but upon further inspection, they have quite a few similarities. The most significant commonality being the survival of both their competitive scenes more than a decade after their original release.
  • Jack thomson
    Published 2 months ago
    Smash Bros. Ultimate to Include New Spirits in Crossover with Paper Mario: The Origami King

    Smash Bros. Ultimate to Include New Spirits in Crossover with Paper Mario: The Origami King

    Super Smash Bros. is one of the most popular game series. Conceptualized and created in Japan, this series featured crossover fighting video games and characters from various Nintendo franchises. The game had very simple gameplay of players making their characters use numerous attacks to defeat their opponents and knock them out of the fighting arena. It is also famous for its variety of game modes and fighters.
  • Jack thomson
    Published 2 months ago
    Where to Find All MAX UP Heart Locations in Paper Mario: The Origami King

    Where to Find All MAX UP Heart Locations in Paper Mario: The Origami King

    Nintendo, with the help of Intelligent Systems, has expanded its famous Paper Mario video game series. They released the sixth edition of this series last month which is known as Paper Mario: The Origami King. The game has managed to achieve a lot of praise within one month and persists in acquiring more. Besides, several aspects made this game different from its predecessors, including ways to improve HP. Gamers can improve Mario’s HP in Paper Mario: The Origami King by attaining Max UP Hearts. However, finding those Hearts is quite complicated, therefore below we have provided a proper workaround to find all MAX UP Heart locations in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
  • Tracy Nguyen
    Published 3 months ago
    More to come: Animal Crossing New Horizons

    More to come: Animal Crossing New Horizons

    This is going to be a long one.
  • Louis Mihael
    Published 3 months ago
    Nintendo Switch Pro

    Nintendo Switch Pro

    Nintendo Switch Pro & Why Nintendo needs a powerful console.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 3 months ago
    First Place in Iconic Duo Challenge
    Animal Crossing and Quarantine

    Animal Crossing and Quarantine

    Where would this world be without you both? Without you both together?
  • Kittykaze
    Published 4 months ago
    Zelda Games Ranked Part 2

    Zelda Games Ranked Part 2

    Let's get back to it!
  • Em E. Lee
    Published 4 months ago
    Ninjala: First Impressions

    Ninjala: First Impressions

    My hype for this game began when it appeared during Nintendo's Mini-Direct back in March; it seemed like a cute new IP, revolving around Ninja-powered bubble gum and taking place in an appealing world that blends two of my favorite aesthetics together, Japanese culture and architecture with modern-day Western society. The free-to-play battle royale-style gameplay only strengthened my resolve to try it out once it dropped later in the summer, since I haven't had much experience with the genre before, and with the state of the pandemic right now, I felt like I needed something new to keep my spirits up while in quarantine.
  • Ben Hercik
    Published 4 months ago
    10 Characters that I want in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    10 Characters that I want in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    With the release of the next fighter for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate creeping ever closer, fans wonder who else could be joining the cast of 76 characters. Over the years, the Smash Bros games have gone from being a series where you pit your favorite Nintendo characters against each other to being a celebration of gaming as a whole when characters like Sonic and Snake made their debuts in Brawl. Fast forward a handful of years and we have a plethora of third party fighters like Mega Man, Pac Man, Ryu, Cloud and more. After Joker, Hero, Banjo and Kazooie, Terry Bogart and Byleth were added thanks to the first Fighter Pas, it was announced that there would be a second Fighter Pass with six more fighters joining the roster. It has already been revealed that the first of these six characters would be a character from one of Nintendo’s newest IPs: ARMS. That character is set to be revealed on June 22, but there are still five other spots up for grabs. With so many possibilities for those spots, it was rather tough to narrow this list down to just 10, so I needed to set some ground rules first.