Game Boy

Super fandom: Minecrafters recreate Super Mario Land with 18 million blocks

[youtube][/youtube] Speechless at the seemingly hundreds of hours this probably took to build. (Thanks, Milo)

Nintentunes can’t get enough Skyward Sword, so it’s an all Zelda edition!

Today I finished what may be one of the finest Zelda adventures yet in Skyward Sword, and to celebrate this edition of Nintentunes is all Zelda, all the time! This time we will travel through the handheld versions of the Zelda franchise which contain fantastic music in their own right. For all those playing Skyward Sword, how do you think the music in the Wii adventure holds up?

The 10 most gameplay enabling Nintendo systems

Nintendo has a rich history of innovative and gameplay contributing hardware. You know: new hardware twists that improve the way we interactive with games. Having played all of the company’s systems since 1986, here’s how I’d rank ’em in terms of most gameplay enabling to least gameplay enabling: Nintendo DS. Whose to blame for the ongoing touch gaming revolution? This litt...

Did Nintendo just admit the death of dedicated handheld gaming?

Like many of you, I awoke to news yesterday that Nintendo had cut the price of the 3DS by an unprecedented 32% in one fell swoop. Wired Magazine called it a “fire sale.” More unprecedented was how quickly it happened; only four months after the 3DS launch. (NOTE: Nintendo’s other slow selling systems, N64 and GameCube, saw 25% price drops six months after launch. Virtual Boy was ...

This game wasn’t worth $3.99 in 1989

[youtube][/youtube] Let alone 2011. Although it was an undeniably significant Game Boy title, Super Mario Land has never been a very good one, and the asking price of $3.99 to relive this awkward and inferior Mario misstep is absurd. As Blake said on this week’s podcast, “it’s a bad game.” What about you, Infendo? Agree with our criticisms of ...

Celebrate Game Boy Advance’s 10th birthday today with these 10 games

Ten years ago to the day, Nintendo released the Game Boy Advance. Slightly more powerful than a Super Nintendo, the handheld was and still remains the epitome of sprite-based gaming. It’s awesome, even in a post Wii, DS, Xbox, and PS3 world. To commemorate, Nintendo Power this month named what they believe to be the system’s 10 best games, as follows: 

eShop details emerge, Super Mario Land and Alleyway rated for ESRB

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) are rather notorious for leaking titles before they were ment to be revealed, and thanks to them we now have a good idea of what to expect for next week’s eShop launch. The ESRB website has rated Super Mario Land and Alleyway for the Nintendo 3DS, giving each a rating of E for Everyone. No price has been announced for either title. In other eSho...

My GBA recase is better than yours

My backlit GBA used to be babysitter blue. But thanks to a tip from Infendo reader richufc, it’s now jet black with all new buttons. The skinny: I bought what is seemingly an official replacement case from Hong Kong for dirt cheap: $4.30 with shipping. Bought a couple of drivers for $5 more smackers. Then followed doginmylense’s wonderful tutorial for navigating the more trickier par...

In case you missed it, Super Mario Land 2 stands the test of time

[youtube][/youtube] A lot of “classic” games haven’t aged well. Sure, some have nostalgia, but they also rely on outdated gameplay. Super Mario Land 2 isn’t one of the games. On the contrary, it’s downright delightful, on par with what you would expect from a high-profile console version of Mario. And since it was produced by ...

Poll: Do you play video games on the toilet?

You know, like with a handheld or smartphone… {democracy:144} (Thanks, ghettoska)

Where do you take your gaming hardware for custom paint jobs?

Anyone know a good place to custom paint a GBA SP and how much I should expect to pay? It’s hard to play my light blue AGS-101 in public because it looks like a baby sitter. I’m only kidding. But I’d still like to get a smoking hot paint job. Any recommendations, Internet?

This week’s Infendo Radio talks console wars, peer pressure, and Game Boy love

We also identify the first Zelda sidekick (if you didn’t know it already) and answer your emails. Enjoy the show, everyone! Radio Feed iTunes Feed Download links below Have something to say? Email or leave us a voice message at 434-535-2446. We’ll play your call on the air! Plus, if you haven’t already, please support Infendo Radio with an obscene donation. Than...