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In August of 1991, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System launched in North America, kick-starting what would eventually be the biggest boom in console roleplaying games. Granted, some of us had been playing RPGs on consoles like the original NES, but RPGs didn't see as big a console boom as the...

August 3rd 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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We usually write off Nintendo Week as nothing more than the usual PR flim-flam, but this week's episode on the Nintendo Channel is one to watch. The segments on Muscle March, Super Mario RPG and Little King's Story are nice, but there's an important lesson to be learned here: New Super Mario Bros....

February 1st 2010 at 5:15pm 0 Comments
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Good news for the new year from Touch Arcade: Hironobu Sakaguchi is developing games for the iPhone. Just in case that name doesn't ring a bell for you, maybe the games he's helped create might: Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and Xenogears. Yes, those of you who know your console RP...

January 4th 2010 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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There's been a lot of Virtual Console releases this year (been keeping up?), and we were wondering which were among your favorites? We've received Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG, and River City Ransom, to name a few. So, which sit at the top of your list for this year? Sure, we were hoping we'd ha...

December 3rd 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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For many of you, your dream came true yesterday, as one of the most desired titles for the Virtual Console released. We figured it was appropriate to ask about any other games you wanted to hit the Virtual Console, so what are they? What game are you dying to see release on the Virtual Console?

September 2nd 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Our commitment cannot be measured. Here we are on a holiday, bringing you another VC Monday Madness. This week is a big one, so we decided to take the most care possible with this week's video. The level of professionalism within will likely blow your mind. Hit it up above, then head past the...

September 1st 2008 at 6:08pm 0 Comments
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That's right, folks. North America finally gets one of the most anticipated Virtual Console releases. If you have the day free (with it being a holiday, it's likely you do), then you've got a date with destiny. We're sure if you try really hard, you can get through it today.Head past the break for...

September 1st 2008 at 10:01am 0 Comments
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Well, this is certainly a great surprise for Labor Day. We're pretty sure one of these Virtual Console games needs no introduction or description. It just needs your money. Clu Clu Land (NES®, 1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Obviously the greatest game about a sea urchin ever conceived. Obvi...

September 1st 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments

The strangest thing about this Hanabi Festival video, found on the Dutch Nintendo Channel, is seeing Nintendo promoting the Virtual Console at all. Nintendo of America grudgingly allows the bare minimum of content to be released to the (apparently) hated service, and would never dream of going so fa...

August 27th 2008 at 6:21pm 0 Comments
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It's only been three months since the previous Hanabi Festival ended, but a third has already kicked off, bringing us PAL gamers a slew of (usually) fantastic U.S. and Japan-only games that never saw the light of day in Europe or Australia. In the coming weeks, we'll be buying Wii Points for Bio Mi...

August 22nd 2008 at 12:54pm 0 Comments
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Do you crave awesome, quite rare SNES games? Do you wish you could buy said games without feeling guilty about coughing up the kind of money that would go a long way on the Virtual Console? Then we have a solution, dear reader -- head over to one of the two auctions we've linked below and bid away...

June 29th 2008 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

In case you were wondering what all the fuss is about, the first footage of Super Mario RPG on the Virtual Console has surfaced. It's a rather speedy video showing bits and pieces of the acclaimed RPG, and it should be just enough to get fans excited and newcomers intrigued.Japanese gamers a...

June 26th 2008 at 10:15am 0 Comments