IGN Video - Speedrunning Wario Land 4 in Less Than An Hour

Speedrunner Mr_Shasta from Calithon 2018 drops by to complete Wario Land 4 very quickly, all while answering all of your speedrunning questions!

Metroid Fusion - New any% speedrun record set using just-discovered exploit

The speedrunning community for Metroid Fusion just got a lot more competitive, as a brand-new exploit was found. That exploit is put to use in the video above, with the method explained below.

โ€œLaying power bombs while out of bounds will access memory addresses that are way past the clipdata and background 1 values. In particular, save data starts at 0x2038200, which can be reached by using this trick.โ€

Funko is apparently licensed to make Earthbound merch

Funko has put out an infographic showing the different brands and franchises they've obtained licenses for in order to create merch. Tucked away inside the massive infographic is the Earthbound logo. Now we haven't heard anything from Nintendo on this front, nor has Funko mentioned any specific plans on what they'll be doing with Earthbound. I guess we'll just have to sit back and wait to see what they're doing.

Retro-Bit puts Super Retro Boy put on hold

Not too long ago, we talked about the Super Retro Boy. It's a device that lets you play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance carts. The project was due out last year, but never saw the light of day. Wondering what happened to it?

According to developer Retro-Bit, they decided to shelve the project for now. In a statement sent to Nintendo Life, the company said they made the decision following Nintendo's application to renew the Game Boy trademark. Looks like Retro-Bit wasn't looking to get into a legal battle, even if they don't know what Nintendo is up to with the Game Boy re-upped trademark.

Blast from the past - Artist releases concept sketches from Shrek Superslam

As you probably know, the internet is still obsessed with Shrek. At one time the character was popular for his movies. Nowadays he's popular for his memes. Today's post takes a look back at when Shrek was extremely popular in cinemas, and not so popular in social media posts.

The artwork above comes from Shrek Superslam, a game which graced the GameCube, DS, and even GBA. Brandon Luyen, an artist from the game, has opened up his archives to share some concept art for the title. That simplistic Shrek design actually tugs at my heartstrings a bit!

Check out more concept art here

Kickstarter - Mother's Cookbook hits funding goal

With 8 days left on the campaign, Mother's Cookbook hit its funding goal of $10,000. The total is actually sitting just shy of $30,000 right now, showing that Earthbound/Mother fans are quite eager for an unofficial cookbook. We shared this Kickstarter awhile back, and it seems like it really resonated with fans around the world. Now we sit back and wait to see if Nintendo lets the project continue on, or squashes it!

Ubisoft's Davide Soliani almost proposed a Zelda: The Wind Waker GBA port to his director

Wow, think about what could have been if this proposal actually went through. We might not have seen Minish Cap! I mean, even all these years later, I'm down for something like this. Perhaps Davide needs to retool the idea for Switch!

Gekido Kintaro's Revenge coming to Switch

Well here's something I never expected. It looks like the GBA title Gekido: Kintaro's Revenge is coming to the Switch! We don't have any other details on the project right now, other than the dev team saying the game is coming soon. We'll try to get some more info for you.

Thanks to ContraNetwork for the heads up!