Composers David Wise And Grant Kirkhope talk about working within their signature style

RARE finds

Both David Wise And Grant Kirkhope are known for their amazing work in multiple RARE games, as well as more recent games like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Yooka-Laylee, and so on. They both have a signature sound that screams classic RARE, and you can usually pick out their pieces as soon as you hear them. In an interview with Nintendo Life, both Wise and Kirkhope talked about working within the confines of their motifs.

Wise: "We’re hired to have a certain sound and character, and with that comes certain preconceived expectations. Which is both good and also somewhat challenging at times. However, I still push myself to find a new angle to work with."

Kirkhope: "Definitely, I think you can’t escape that. With the first Yooka game it was obvious that it needed that Banjo-Kazooie-ness so I had to find a way to not make it exactly like BK but just enough that people got that flavour. With Yooka 2 it wasn’t so much of an issue as they didn’t want it to sound like that."

Did You Know Gaming - Obscure Mario Games

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at some facts, secrets and Easter eggs surrounding obscure Mario games.

Capcom shares their final set of tips and tricks for Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Good luck, Zero

Capcom is back with one more special feature on Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection. The team once again focuses on Mega Man Zero to give you some helpful tips and tricks for some late game content. Since this is deep into spoiler territory, I'll refrain from sharing actual details here. So long as you don't mind spoilers, you can find the final blog here.

San-ei Boeki reveals Animal Crossing "All-Star Collection" plush series

Isabelle is priced at a premium!

San-ei Boeki has a new round of Animal Crossing plush dolls seeing release in Japan. The Animal Crossing "All-Star Collection" is set to launch on April 22nd, 2020, and the lineup includes Isabelle, Mr. Resetti, Brewster, Fauna, Bunnie, Rover, Porter, Kapp’n, Timmy, Tommy, and Tom Nook, K.K. Slider, and more. Most of the plush dolls are priced at ¥1,630, but K.K. Slider and Tom Nook are ¥6,380, while Isabelle is ¥7,800.

If you're interested in importing this series, you can do so through Play-Asia. There listings show every single doll in the series priced at $14.

Japanese eShop charts for March 26th to April 1st, 2020

You already know who's at the top

No surprises here, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the #1 spot. Check out who else made the list for March 26th to April 1st, 2020 below.


1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
3. OF MICE AND SAND -REVISED- (Arc System Works)
4. Cube Creator X (Arc System Works)
5. Good Job! (Nintendo)
7. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo)
8. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
10. Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay


1. Monster Strike (Mixis)
2. Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Special (Arc System Works)
3. Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works)
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
5. OF MICE AND SAND (Arc System Works)
7. Cube Creator 3D (Arc System Works)
8. Gotcha Racing (Arc System Works)
9. Chou Charisou Atsumete! Choujuu Hunter (Spicysoft)

Musicians spend their time in self quarantine collaborating on a fantastic cover of the 'Fever' theme from Dr. Mario

Playing feverishly

The Dr. Mario series may not have a ton of music, but what's there is really great stuff. The 'Fever' theme is probably the favorite of most fans already, but if it's not, the above cover will certainly change a few minds!

A bunch of musicians gathered together virtually to work on one hell of a cover for the Fever theme while they're stuck in self quarantine at home. Seems like a really great way to keep busy, and the end result is definitely a toe-tapper!

Thanks to Lorenz for the heads up!

3DS eShop charts for April 2nd, 2020

Animal Crossing hangs tight

Animal Crossing managed to snag the top spot on 3DS last week, and a week later it's still sitting there. Looks like Animal Crossing madness is still going strong!


1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
2. Pokemon Crystal
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Yellow
5. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
7. Pokemon Red
8. Pokemon Gold
9. Super Mario 3D Land
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Pokemon Silver
12. Pokemon Omega Ruby
13. Super Mario World
14. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
15. Pokemon Ultra Sun
16. Mario Kart 7
17. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
18. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
19. Pokemon Blue
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds


1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
7. Introducing Tomodachi Life
8. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
9. Pokemon Bank Trailer
10. Super Mario 3D Land Video
11. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
12. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
13. IronFall Trailer
14. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
17. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. Super Mario World Trailer
20. Slime Slayer Trailer with Song Lyrics

Artist turns a Game Boy into a living Legend of Zelda scene

A tiny tribute

The Game Boy played host to countless top-tier franchises, including The Legend of Zelda. Artist RetroEtched is paying tribute to Zelda's numerous appearances on the Game Boy with a one-of-a-kind piece that brings the series to life in a whole new way.

In the Instagram post above, RetroEtched shared a look at how the whole project came together. The Game Boy itself was just a shell to begin with, so don't worry about a working Game Boy being gutted for this piece. The sword and plinth were custom modeled, and the Game Boy's screen void was filled with foam to seat everything together.

As we said, this is a one-of-a-kind piece, so you can snatch one for yourself. You can check out RetroEtched's Etsy shop though, where he sells some other Zelda-inspired items.

Terraria hits 30 million units sold worldwide across all platforms

A new milestone hit!

Terraria was launched all the way back in 2011, and all these years later it's still selling millions. We now know that Terraria has moved 30 million units worldwide across all platforms. The dev team took a moment to announce this feat via their official forums, and you can see the full message below.

We wanted to take a moment out of our final push to complete the eagerly-anticipated Journey's End update and celebrate a little something with our loyal and awesome community.

Terraria has officially reached the epic milestone of having sold 30 Million copies across all platforms!

Some fun details:
14 Million sold on PC
7.6 Million sold on Consoles
8.7 Million sold on Mobile devices

What is even more crazy is that the momentum behind our game remains as strong as it has ever been - even in advance of Journey's End arriving soon, which is sure to blow the lid off once again!

To say that this floors all of us in regards to the sheer level of support and love you have shown us over the years is a massive understatement. We can only hope to return the favor by continuing to provide amazing gaming experiences for years to come (whether it be on Terraria or future games that we create).

Capcom Shares More Tips and Tricks for the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection

Need a bit of help?

Capcom is giving the Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection a lot of love on their blog, featuring fan-art and features to help players out. They're back today with yet another blog that aims to offer some tips and tricks specifically for the first entry in the series, Mega Man Zero. If you need some help making it through the game, hopefully Capcom's suggestions can help!


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