Sega did mini consoles before mini consoles were cool. For well over a decade you’ve been able to buy plug-and-play Sega machines filled with Genesis classics. Of course, they all pretty much sucked, full of emulation problems and mediocre games. But the Genesis Mini is almost here, and it’s ready to restore Sega’s…
Danielle Smith has spent half a million dollars on rare video games, most of it in the last nine months. And she’s just getting started.
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I did another Mario Maker. I wanted to try to do something non-linear this time. I was almost done making it when, while playing around with the parts in the editor, I hit on the idea to use it to pay homage to my favorite YouTube video ever. I really want to make a short level now. Maybe I should enter our contest.
How’s your Super Mario Maker 2 going? Making some Marios? Trying out some of the cool new features? One of the most subtle but powerful new tricks you can do with the Switch version of Nintendo’s brilliant creation game can really change how you build your Mario levels, but it can be tricky to use.
My latest Super Mario Maker 2 level took me quite a while to complete. I might actually use this as an example to write a piece about what happens when you way overscope a project. I did a lot of trimming. As always, let me know what you think! [Update: Deleted and reposted the level with some fixes.]
You’ll be able to complete the trifecta of tiny 16-bit throwback systems on March 19, 2020, when Konami releases the TurboGrafx-16 Mini. It’ll include Dracula X, Bonk’s Revenge, Gradius and many more games, including many Japanese exclusives.
Nintendo’s growing collection of 8-bit NES games available through its Switch Online service are going to get a popular feature that’s been seen in other retro collections: Rewind.
While the standard buttons-and-joystick video game controller has made a fairly decisive return to Nintendo’s games on the Switch, that doesn’t mean Nintendo is done trying to reinvent the way we interact with video games.
I just really want Super Mario Bros. 2 Maker, is I guess what I’m trying to get at, here. DBP-VYW-KMF if you want to see how close I got without the actual tools. It’s not very close, folks. If you’re also making levels, maybe enter our latest contest!
Netflix Japan had the Stranger Things kids meet up with Japan’s most famous gamer Takahashi-meijin, he of the “16 shots in one second” and star of Hudson’s Adventure Island. Watch the brief video to see who had the best Famicom skills.
Apologies in advance, as I expect my latest Super Mario Maker 2 level to occupy much of the video game discourse for months to come. I anticipate many a thinkpiece. If you want to try for yourself, it’s 7JF-QBH-34G. Just know that you, the “player,” are implicated in all that happens.
Proud to announce that my latest Super Mario Maker 2 level “Shlooter!” is pay-to-win. Send me five bucks and I’ll beat the level for you. If you want to try to play it yourself, the code is RSK-QH6-CWF.