Is the Nintendo Switch Online membership worth it?
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Is the Nintendo Switch Online membership worth it?

Is the Nintendo Switch Online membership worth it? This online service allows you to play compatible games from other Nintendo consoles on your Switch. A Nintendo Switch Online membership may be worth it if you’re interested in playing or replaying classic games Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) which had games like Super Mario Bros trilogy, Metroid,…

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Game Soundtrack Pre-orders Sell Out Immediately
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Game Soundtrack Pre-orders Sell Out Immediately

For the first time on vinyl and it sold like hotcakes! If you are between the ages of 25 and 40, you have probably enjoyed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This classic cartoon of very special heroes defined the childhood of many. And so was the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game! That’s why everything…

Jack Black as Bowser is the best thing about The Super Mario Bros. Movie
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Jack Black as Bowser is the best thing about The Super Mario Bros. Movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuted over the weekend. Despite receiving mixed reviews, I went to go see The Super Mario Bros. Movie over the weekend. To my pleasant surprise, it was actually pretty good. No, it’s not going to win any awards at next year’s Oscars, but the film does what it set out…

World’s largest Donkey Kong arcade game to debut at The Strong Museum
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World’s largest Donkey Kong arcade game to debut at The Strong Museum

All the museum’s visitors can play with the arcade just like the original (only a little bit bigger) Donkey Kong has always been present in some form in video games. The character, the soundtrack, the easter eggs, or even the game mechanics introduced by this franchise. He was even part of the new Super Mario…

Fan remakes classic The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft
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Fan remakes classic The Legend of Zelda in Minecraft

Minecraft surprises once again with its versatility when it comes to using in-game tools. The classic Doom, in addition to its success in the 80s, is recognized for having been ported to everything you can imagine with a screen. We’ve even talked about a Windows Notepad version of Doom! But, recently, the need to port…

Metal Gear series sales figures approach 60 million units
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Metal Gear series sales figures approach 60 million units

The beloved Metal Gear series is approaching 60 million units sold. Konami has updated Metal Gear series sales figures. The stealth-based game – which saw its first release back in 1987 – has more than 59.3 million units sold as of September 2022. According to Metal Gear Informer: Total sales of the Metal Gear series…

What are the most iconic video game characters in history?
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What are the most iconic video game characters in history?

From Mario to Master Chief, these are the characters that will never be forgotten in the video game industry. If you’re an avid gamer, you know that some iconic video game characters are more important than others—and definitely more memorable. While some games have managed to stick with us over time, others just haven’t stood…

The Ms. Pac-Man arcade game remains an important part of gaming history 40 years later
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The Ms. Pac-Man arcade game remains an important part of gaming history 40 years later

Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade game that made the leap to video game consoles thanks to its great popularity. Few games in the history of video games have marked the industry forever. Among those that come to mind are Super Mario Bros., Final Fantasy VII, and the original DOOM. But, the game that really marked…

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum launches on PC and consoles
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Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum launches on PC and consoles

Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum is out now. Today’s the day! The folks at iam8bit are launching Retrotainment Games’ love letter to NES gaming, Garbage Pail Kids: Mad Mike and the Quest for Stale Gum. This is a platforming adventure where four heroes from Topps’ controversial trading-card series travel…

Watch the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest concert
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Watch the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest concert

Nintendo celebrated the 30th anniversary of Kirby with a special concert. If you haven’t heard, Kirby is turning 30 this year. Nintendo is celebrating with all kinds of Kirby-related games and events including the well-received Nintendo Switch game Kirby and the Forgotten Land. If you’re a regular reader of our site, you may have also…

Question of the Week: Are you subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online?
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Question of the Week: Are you subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online?

In addition to letting you play online multiplayer, Nintendo Switch Online keeps expanding its free game catalog. If you’re a Nintendo gamer, the chances are pretty high that you are subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online. After all, the service is required for online multiplayer. In addition, players also enjoy “free” monthly games and a broad…

Co-op hack and slash Black Jewel Reborn coming to NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy
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Co-op hack and slash Black Jewel Reborn coming to NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy

The retro-inspired hack ‘n slash Black Jewel Reborn is fully funded on Kickstarter. Thanks to the support of 785 backers, indie developered PSCD Games exceeded their initial goal of $41,000 on Kickstarter. They raised $65,851 to fully fund the development of Black Jewel Reborn. The cooperative hack and slash game is set in a fantasy…

Sunsoft is back with a digital event later today
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Sunsoft is back with a digital event later today

Retro publisher and developer Sunsoft is back with a new event. The publisher of NES classics like Batman, Spy Hunter, Aero the Acro-bat, Blaster Master, and Uforia: The Saga is back. Founded in 1978, Sunsoft just announced that it is hosting a new digital-only event on its YouTube channel. Although the company re-released several of its games on…

Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest concert streaming live next week
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Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest concert streaming live next week

Nintendo is celebrating Kirby’s 30th anniversary with a special concert known as the Kirby 30th Anniversary Music Fest. Kirby is having a great year. In addition to the release of the well-received Nintendo Switch game Kirby and the Forgotten Land, we’ve seen the pink puffball all over the place. For instance, Kirby 64: The Crystal…

Wonder Boy Collection launches on PS4 and Switch
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Wonder Boy Collection launches on PS4 and Switch

Inin Games and Bliss Brain released Wonder Boy Collection today. Popular throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the Wonder Boy franchise received several entries and remakes over the years, building up a following all over the world. An adaptation known as Adventure Island came out on the NES. “With very few releases in the West, Inin…

Pinball, Rival Turf, Congo’s Caper confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online in June
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Pinball, Rival Turf, Congo’s Caper confirmed for Nintendo Switch Online in June

Next month’s free NES and SNES games for Nintendo Switch Online subscribers were just announced. Rival Turf and Congo’s Caper are being added as part of the SNES lineup. Meanwhile, Pinball is being added to the NES lineup in June 2022. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was added to Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack. Rival Turf…

Super Game Boy, the forgotten SNES peripheral
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Super Game Boy, the forgotten SNES peripheral

Playing your favorite Game Boy games on your living room screen in the ’90s just blew your mind! Nintendo has always been known for its peripherals. In the ’80s and ’90s, Nintendo made peripherals for its consoles practically every few months. In 1993, a peripheral hit the market known as the Super Game Boy that…

Speedrunner beats Batman: The Video Game for NES in under 10 minutes
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Speedrunner beats Batman: The Video Game for NES in under 10 minutes

Batman: The Video Game is one of my favorite games on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Based loosely on Batman (1989) starring Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Billy Dee Williams, and Jack Nicholson, this classic is one of the best licensed video games on the NES. The Sunsoft game is a mix of platformer and old-school action….