Talking Point: Why Did Nintendo Give Up On Its ‘Classic Edition’ Concept So Soon?

© Nintendo Life We don’t exist in a bubble here at Nintendo Life, and there’s many a time we’ve glanced over other sites and spotted a feature that makes us jealous we didn’t think of writing it first. One such piece is this excellent RetroBeat feature by Mike Minotti over on VentureBeat, which asks one … Read more

More Retro Games Are On The Way To Capcom Arcade Stadium

If you were hoping for a little extra from the Capcom Arcade Stadium, you’re in luck. It’s been announced this nostaglic-packed collection will be expanding with more arcade classics in the future. More information about these new (but old) additions – including the timing of the release – will be revealed at a later date. … Read more

The Konami Code Turns 35 With A Special Album Of Lo-Fi Gradius Tracks

We’ve had a lot of 35th Anniversaries this year, including the Mario celebrations and the Zelda… non-celebrations, and this weekend — specifically, the 25th April, 2021 — is the birthday of the Konami Code, perhaps the most famous sequence of buttons in history (not that there’s much competition for that title). For the 35th anniversary … Read more

Terra Trilogy Brings ’80s Arcade Vibes To Nintendo Switch This Summer

© Funbox Media Ltd Everyone has their own definition of retro, though we suspect a number of gamers only go as far as the NES-era when they think of old-school classics. Gamers of a certain age remember pre-Nintendo console days, however, when arcade machines made comforting beeps and bloops and made good use of vector-based … Read more

This Christmas, We’re Getting A NES-Like Console That Plays Physical Carts

Remember the Evercade? Blaze’s handheld was a noble attempt to revive physical media in handheld form, and since release has seen some fine collections of classic games from the likes of Namco, Jaleco and Atari – many of which are packed with NES and SNES titles. Well, the company is back with another related product … Read more

Limited Run Republishing Another Two Game Boy Titles, Pre-Orders Open This Friday

© Nintendo Life Physical distributor Limited Run Games has announced it will be republishing not one, but two Game Boy classics. The first is StarHawk and the second one is Metal Masters – both titles will be available for pre-order this Friday over a four-week period. Metal Masters is a 2D beat ’em up fighting … Read more

Memory Pak: The First Time I Saw The Rocket In Tetris

This is Memory Pak, where we’re going to be doing a deep-dive into some of the most memorable moments in gaming – good and bad. Kate takes a trip around the memory block, exploring a formative memory for many of us: our first time playing Tetris, and our first time actually being good at Tetris. … Read more

Feature: Bringing SNK Vs. Capcom: The Match Of The Millennium To Switch After Two Decades

© SNK / Capcom For anyone old enough to remember the initial 1999 release of SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium, its recent surprise arrival on Switch was a real event. This crossover fighter is part of a celebrated series that pits the finest combatants from the stables of both companies’ fighting series … Read more

Takaya Imamura Describes Star Fox 64 As “The Game Of My Life”

© Nintendo In an excellent feature interview published on IGN, the outlet spoke to Takaya Imamura about his career at Nintendo following his retirement from the company earlier this year. For decades he worked under Shigeru Miyamoto, and his vital contributions shaped the look and gameplay of various Nintendo classics. Originally an artist with no … Read more