A lookback to the start of Nintendo!
‘The Toys that Built America’ is a documentary series that covers the origins of many iconic toys and games and the companies that produced them and a trailer for the newest season (posted above) promises a spotlight on Nintendo Games.
Below is a description for the series.
“The Toys That Built America” returns for a third season to continue chronicling the untold stories and rivalries that gave rise to the modern toy industry. This season turns the lens on an exciting new selection of bold visionaries and creators behind history’s biggest-selling toys, games, and action figures as they build billion-dollar empires against the backdrop of a changing world in the 20th century. From robots and picture games to trivia and mind games, each one-hour episode brings nostalgic products to the forefront as driving forces behind untold cultural and economic shifts unveil competitive rivalries between iconic brands that changed the fabric of our nation forever. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with surprising historical connections, unexpected facts, and expert interviews, “The Toys That Built America” brings to life the surprising tales of the men and women who created some of America’s most beloved and enduring toys.
While there have been episodes covering Nintendo in the past, the above clip promises a look at the origins of the The Legend of Zelda series including the famous story of Miyamoto’s childhood adventures that inspired the games.
The series is premiering Sunday, October 15th on the History Channel but it is currently unknown when the episodes based on Nintendo games will air.
Is Pikachu the very best?
Hello and welcome back to GoNintendo’s Smash Character Review series, where we look at Smash Ultimate’s massive roster and see how will the characters have held up. Today, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Pokémon Yellow, we’ll be taking a look at the Pokémon fittingly numbered 25 in the Poékdex – Pikachu!
What is there to say about Pikachu that hasn’t already been said? Despite not having a major role in the original release of Red and Blue thanks to some genius marketing tactics and a universally appealing design, Pikachu was pushed to be the mascot of the entire series. You would be hard-pressed to find a Pokémon product with no relation to Pikachu whatsoever so it makes sense that he would be the first Pocket Monster considered to join the world of Smash.
How does the electric mouse Pokémon fair today however? Well, that’s the question we intend to answer. As always, we suggest checking out our first article in this series for a breakdown of how the grading system works. With all that out of the way let’s get started!
Equip yourself with these bonuses!
With every new game release there comes pre-order bonuses and the return of Super Mario RPG is no different!
GameStop have announced their exclusive pre-order bonus for Super Mario RPG, a button set featuring the game’s main characters and logo.
If this offer entices you follow the link below to pre-order your copy!
More Kombatants enter the ring?
While we already know the characters coming in Mortal Kombat 1’s first Kombat Pack new datamined info seems to point to what characters we could see in future DLC Packs.
If you want to see the list of character click on but if you want to remain unspoiled turn away.
SHMUP it Up!
Final Exerion, an updated version of the 1983 arcade shooter ‘Exerion’, is coming to Switch September 21st.
Developed by City Connection and HappyMeal, this version features enhanced graphics, online ranking, and English Language Support.
You can watch a Japanese Trailer for the game above or check out the official overview down below.
Year 3000 of the Integration era. The invasion from outer space of genetically mutant monsters called “Gene Beast” put Earth in unprecedented danger.
As a countermeasure, the Earth Protection Army completed the Ex Fighter, an ultra-state-of-art fighter with forbidden technology excavated from ancient ruins.
Our mission now is to claim Earth back from the Gene Beasts!
Dominate the battlefield with the Ex Cell On system
Master powerful shots with the 7 CELLs.
1.Max out the CELL gauge During a battle, the CELL gauge rises little by little. When the gauge is maxed out, call on a new CELL.
2.The carrier comes out of the base The item carrier comes to you with a countdown. Wait for it to reach you.
3.Carrier’s arrival & Support attack activated! As soon as the carrier arrives, it covers you with fire attacks. You’re invincible so go catch the item you requested!
4.Replace your CELL with the new one and fight! All the 7 CELLs you can randomly get are powerful, although limited in ammo. When you run out of ammo, you can ask for a new CELL to come. Sometimes, running out of ammo can be a good strategy.
- Instruction panel: An instruction panel is available in-game. Just like before in good old game centers.
- Online ranking: In Normal and Hard difficulty, the online ranked mode is available.
- Languages: You can play in Japanese or in English. The demo manga featured in the game is also available in English.
- Volume options: You can change the BGM and SE volume as you like.
What is “Exerion”?
Exerion is an arcade game developed by Jaleco and released in 1983. It was one of Jaleco’s most popular titles, with its three-dimensional scrolling ground that pops out from the background, and its gameplay in which the player shoots at enemies while controlling the inertia of the fighter.
Let your freak flag fly!
Wildbus Studio’s Newest Game ‘Freak Crossing’ is making it’s way to Nintendo Switch on September 28th!
Freak Crossing is an M-Rated take on cozy life-sims like Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, an adventure game utilizing cartoonish graphics to discuss heavier themes. The game features multiple endings but only one save slot so your choices matter to seeing how things shake out for your village.
You can check out a trailer for the game above read a description of the game down below.
The game tells the story of your second uncle, who has been hospitalized unexpectedly and entrusted you with replacing him as the temporary Village Head. The village is in a sparsely populated wilderness where years of mismanagement have led to most residents becoming unruly. The game features multiple endings, but only one automatic save slot is available. Your choice will determine the fate of the villagers. Disabling the Save/Load feature aims to provide a unique gaming experience with each save, forcing players to seize every moment.
The Shocking return!
Following the release of the original game earlier this year Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace makes it’s way to Nintendo Switch September 22nd.
The TurboGrafx-16 game will be available on the eShop for $5.99. You can check out the game’s trailer above or read a description for the game down below.
Initially released in 1992, Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace is bringing its nostalgic flavor of platform action to consoles.
Join bionic heroes Arnold and Sonya on their mission to defend the world from an alien invasion. Jump, fly and blast your way through levels full of robotic alien baddies, take down epic bosses, and save your allies from the clutches of evil.
Rediscover Cyber Citizen Shockman 2: A New Menace today!
- Platform action shooting gameplay
- Co-op 2-player mode
- Battle huge bosses
- Different shader options to adjust how the game looks!
- Sequel to Cyber Citizen Shockman
Hogwarts Legacy Devs share video highlighting how passages from the Harry Potter books were translated to locations in game
Jumping right off the page!
Hogwarts Legacy has been out for other systems for a while now but the devs keep sharing new videos highlighting the detail put into the game and hyping up the game’s Switch release.
The latest video entitled “From Page to Play” highlights several passages from books across the series and how they were used to inform the developers design of the game’s world. Accompanying this tour through the world of wizardry is calming narration of the many passages that inspired the team.
Hogwarts Legacy release on Nintendo Switch November 14th, 2023.
The classic lives again!
oiCabie and QUByte Interactive are partnering up for the release of Bem Feito on Nintendo Switch.
Inspired by spooky creepypasta and ARG stories, Bem Feito is being positioned as a re-release of a fictional life sim game released in 1999 on a fictional console called the JOGAROTO. If you can’t tell from the above trailer and below overview the game is being promoted in a very tongue in cheek way.
Play once again Bem Feito, the great classic originally released for the handheld console JOGAROTO in 1999, now ported to all current platforms! Through the revolutionary and innovative Garotron OS, exclusively commissioned by Megasoft, play the ultimate MEGA gaming experience of Bem Feito today!
You’ll be able to visit Reginaldo in his home on the tiny planet B-613. Take charge of the everyday tasks around his home and yard. Fish, cook, water your garden and flowers, harvest fruits, meet and CAPTIVATE many friends alongside Reginaldo.
In B-613 You Can
- Take care of the general chores of a typical home on this tiny planet.
- Enjoy incredible and unparalleled landscapes of the empty horizon!
- Fish, cook, harvest, water the plants, and much more!
- Keep Reginaldo company!
- Meet and CAPTIVATE many friends!
All of this and a little more you’ll play on the best emulator of today! In Garotron OS, you have available:
- Essential functions to play Bem Feito safely (if you follow the instructions)
- Game manual
- Your own exclusive offline email system provided solely and uniquely by MEGASOFT, the megaNET.
- Advanced user settings for your best and safest experience!
While we don’t know when the game will release (or re-release as it were) we will keep you up to date for news as it develops.
Strike while the Iron is hot!
The Omega Strikers Twitter/X account has shared details for the upcoming micropatch which is now live.
It seems the focus of this patch was to nerf Kazan and buff Finii, you can read the full details below.
The Slip (Closed Secondary)
- Cooldown 10->11
Crooked Leverage (Closed Primary)
- Cooldown 10->11
- Damage 170->140 (0.85->0.7 Power)
- Knockback unchangd
(Open) Secondary + Special
- Damage + Knockback 200->180 (1->0.9x Power)
- Core hits 1380->1340 (2->1.8x Power)
- Cooldown: 13->15
Stagger grow tier: 500->375
- Projectile is now like 15% bigger and a little faster
A Wonderful Showcase!
Nintendo Treehouse Live’s segment on Super Mario Bros. Wonder has just ended and now the entire 22 minute gameplay video has been shared on Nintendo’s YouTube channel.
There isn’t really much new that wasn’t previously shown off in yesterday’s direct but if you want to see gameplay of wonder’s frantic multiplayer you can check it out at the link above!
Super Mario Bros. Wonder releases on October 20th for the Nintendo Switch family of Systems.
A warm welcome to Soshiro
Jack Jeanne came to Switch on June 15th, 2023. Following the game’s release, Aksys Games is sharing a series of character trailers. Today brings us a look at Soshiro Yonaga, who you can learn about in the video above.
Soshiro Yonaga enrolled at Univeil Drama School hoping to play male roles, but he was told to portray female roles (Jeanne) instead. He knows Kisa’s secret and how she got into Univeil.
Competition at the school is fierce and the rivalries are real! Will Kisa be able to forge powerful bonds with her male classmates while competing against them? Will she be cast in the lead role in the final performance at the end of the year all while keeping her secret?
See how fans are walking with the dinosaurs!
Modus Games have dropped a new trailer for Paleo Pines, a new dinosaur raising simulation game! This trailer showcases reactions to the game’s Steam demo from a variety of streamers so while the demo is unfortunately not out on Switch you can see how players from all over connected with the dinos.
You won’t have to wait too much longer though as the game releases on September 26th for Switch and all other platforms! You can read a description of the above trailer and the game itself sown below!
We love seeing the cozy game community’s reactions to Paleo Pines! Get ready to be reunited with your beloved dinos on September 26th!
Welcome to Paleo Pines, a charming island known for its friendly dinosaurs, quirky townsfolk, and mysterious past. Here, evolution took a different path, creating a world in which humans and dinosaurs live together in harmony!
Set out with your dino companion, Lucky, to uncover the island’s secrets and discover new dinosaurs. Together with Lucky, build a thriving ranch, assist local villagers, befriend adorable dinosaurs, and unearth the island’s lost history to build your cozy dino sanctuary.
Gotta Hack 'em all?
We previously reported that The Pokémon Company has been becoming more strict with hacked Pokémon in the competitive scene and that doesn’t seem like it’s goign to change anytime soon. As a new report from Kurt, the creator of popular hacking tool PKHeX, shows that almost 50% of VGC 2023 rental teams contained hacked Pokémon.
According to the data roughly 17% of World Championships teams had hacked Pokémon on them, possibly even the 2023 champ Shohei Kimura.
To be clear, just because these Pokémon were hacked does not mean they were stronger than competitors. More often than not players hack Pokémon to save the time of grinding and raising the Pokémon themselves.
Some will even trade with someone else to build teams and are left unaware if the Pokémon they received was built legally or not.
If you want a full breakdown of the data we highly suggest checking out Kurt’s thread above.
Do you think Pikmin can bloom, even on a battlefield?
Hello and welcome back to GoNintendo’s Smash Character Review series, where we look at Smash Ultimate’s massive roster and see how will the characters have held up. Today, in honor of the release of Pikmin 4, we’re covering the first and only Pikmin character in the series Olimar! Oh, and Alph is here too, I guess.
Yes, one of the 3 new leads of Pikmin 3 joins the roster as one of Olimar’s alternate costumes. This means that the two explorers share the same move set so we’ll only really be discussing Alph when he’s relevant like in the aesthetics section for example.
Unlike past characters we’ve covered there isn’t really much to say about Olimar’s inclusion in Smash Bros. – Pikmin was a new I.P. released on GameCube and spearheaded by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, so his inclusion in Smash Bros. Brawl was practically a given.
As for Alph, considering Pikmin 3 was one of the bigger known entities on Wii U pre-release, it would make sense that he would join the Smash Bros. 4 roster. According to internal data it seems that Alph was originally conceived as a clone/echo fighter for Olimar but just became one of his alts.
We highly recommend checking out our Mario review if this is the first of these reviews you read and want a break down on how the scoring works.
It should be noted that similar to Link, we will only be grading Olimar and Alph based on how they represent the games that were out at the time of Smash Ultimate’s release. This means we won’t be docking points for lacking references to Pikmin 4.
With all that said let’s see what Olimar, Alph and the colorful Pikmin are hiding underneath the surface.