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Everyone expects a Mario game to be good -- and it's even easier to expect quality when the new game is a direct follow-up to a game as universally adored as Super Mario Galaxy. However, even given the high expectations, the reception Super Mario Galaxy 2's getting is startling. There are, as of r...

May 21st 2010 at 8:15pm 0 Comments
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Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best Mario game ever. There, I said it. What Nintendo's EAD Tokyo team has managed to pull off in this game is astounding, especially when you consider just how good the original Super Mario Galaxy was. Like expert craftsmen, they've improved upon an already excellent p...

May 21st 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Update: The contest has come to an end. Keep an eye on your email to see if you won! It's time for another Joyswag giveaway, and this time we're giving away the New Play Control! version of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat. Like rhythm-based games? Like big gorillas? Like leaders of the bunch? Then see ho...

May 5th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Click image for more comparison pics Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (Play on Wii) released today in Japan. As such, first footage of the game has hit the internet. We hear you like that sort of thing? Well, after watching the stage above, we're excited for the game. We've had our fair share of qualms wi...

December 11th 2008 at 4:39pm 0 Comments
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It's pretty simple to figure out why Nintendo would choose to rerelease GameCube hits on the Wii. There are a few reasons, including exposing great games to a larger audience, adding fun Wii controls, and, to be cynical, artificially inflating the first-party release schedule with "core" games. Eve...

October 31st 2008 at 4:25pm 0 Comments

Nintendo has released the first (silent) videos of the Wii de Asobu (Play on Wii) series, and, well, it's a nice feeling to know ahead of time that a Wii game is going to look just like a GameCube game, and for that to be okay. We have video of the first two games in the series: one of which...

October 3rd 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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IGN has confirmed that the "Play on Wii" Pikmin port is more than just a repackaging -- it and the other Play on Wii GameCube games will have updated Wiimote controls. Pikmin is actually the second of these to be released, and it'll hit Japan on December 25 of this year for 3,800 yen ($36). It'll b...

October 2nd 2008 at 2:56pm 0 Comments
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There are some new screenshots posted at ToTheGame of the upcoming Donkey Kong title, Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. The game will let you use your conga drum controller to move through the action, ensuring some exercise for us kiddies. Look at all the shiny things!

January 5th 2005 at 11:15am 0 Comments