On October 27th gamers all over the world will be preparing to play the latest instalment to Nintendo’s staple series with Super Mario Odyssey. Returning to an open-world format for the first time since Super Mario Sunshine (2002), fans are eagerly awaiting to get their hands on Odyssey!
Alike many of the Super Mario games, the plot follows Mario battling through worlds to save his beloved Princess Peach from the Evil Bowser (who now has plans to marry the Princess)! However, differing from the usual plot, Mario and Cappy must also save Cappy’s sister – Tiara. Continue reading →
Back in April of this year, Eurogamer published an article with rumours of Nintendo releasing another mini classic console – this time, the SNES. Just after two months of the article being published, Nintendo have finally announced that they will be releasing a mini SNES at the end of September.
Another year of E3 conferences are over! To celebrate this year’s event – we will be summarising which retro and classic game franchises are making a return to our modern-day consoles. As well as listing which games that we are most excited about.
The 3DS is a revolutionary console for its day, combining 3D (without glasses needed) and gaming on a portable device. Unveiled in 2010, the handheld succeeds the NintendoDS, which it is fully backwards compatible with. There have been multiple redesigns of the system with consoles such as the 3DS XL and 2DS being part of the 3DS line.
After the success of the Wii, high expectations were on Nintendo’s shoulders to make the next big thing in gaming. The company had to decide whether to create the Wii U to be alike the Wii and keep their casual gamer audience, or work on more conventional gaming alike the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Shigeryu Miyamoto, who designed the console, planned for the system to support full HD and 3D capabilities to keep up-to-date with the latest television hype of the day. This lead to high demands from Nintendo and the Wii U team to create a top of the range console.
Nintendo’s Wii first came onto the scene in 2006, and took the world by storm. With its modern controllers, the public were experiencing gaming in a whole new way. The console competed against two other giants – the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 – and outperformed both. Though this is debated whether this is down to the broader target demographic or its ‘gimmicky’ nature.
Finally, the wait is over for Nintendo fans across the world as the Nintendo Switch is released this Friday. Although guaranteed many sales from dedicated Nintendo ‘Fan-Boys’ and ‘Fan-Girls’, the console (or tablet) has been met by mixed reviews and sceptics for the future of the Switch and Nintendo themselves. So ahead of launch, we’ve been looking at what the critics have been saying and if it’s worth snatching up the last few consoles on pre-order sites…
Shigeru Miyamoto’s Mario Bros is a spin-off to Donkey Kong (1981) and Donkey Kong JR (1982). Mario, the protagonist in this game, appears in both of the previously mentioned games. In Donkey Kong Mario is also the hero of story whereas in DKJ he plays the role of the antagonist. Another main character was added to the Mario franchise through this game, this being Mario’s brother Luigi.
The Nintendo 64 (N64) is one of the most influential and popular games consoles of its time, rivalling both the Sega Saturn and Sony’s PlayStation. The console differentiated from the new hype in the market wherein most consoles on the market preferred to use CD rather than cartridge to support the games, as Nintendo chose to stand with their cartridge format.