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The Emulation Situation

I think it’s safe to assume that most gamers have dabbled in emulation at one point or another. It’s a quick and easy way to play rare, foreign, and classic games. It is also a handy way to keep all of those games together without taking up a lot of physical space. To its detractors, emulation is as bad as stealing. You’re playing a game you didn’t pay for on hardware the c...

Tuesday Time Warp: Top 10 SNES RPGs

While every system has had its own unique role-playing games, no system has had a deeper, more brilliant selection than the Super Nintendo. Not only did the SNES boast one of, if not the, biggest selection of RPGs, it also carried easily some of the best games the genre has ever seen. From the fantastic stories to the endearing characters, from the addicting gameplay to the moving soundtracks, the...

Tuesday Time Warp: Top 10 NES Games

What better place to start our new retro feature than the very system that kickstarted this wonderful journey, the Nintendo Entertainment System. For many gamers, the NES was the system that changed our lives and sucked us into a world of endless possibilities. Whether it was World 1-1 of Super Mario Bros, the first dungeon in The Legend of Zelda, or the initial creepy moments of Metroid, the NES ...

Coming Soon: Tuesday Time Warp

With the sad departure of our beloved editor, Holly Fellmeth, and the increasingly busy lives of the rest of the Infendo staff, the pages of Infendo have been eerily silent as of late. Do not fear, great things are on their way. One of these things is a new bi-weekly feature, beginning next week, entitled “Tuesday Time Warp.” This new feature will focus on retro games, particularly the...

N64 games are on their way to the Wii U Virtual Console

That’s right, folks, Nintendo 64 games are officially coming to the Wii U eShop. A subtle change to Nintendo’s Wii U Virtual Console page hints at “the future addition of titles from the…Nintendo 64.” The only caveat? We have no idea when this will actually happen. I mentioned this was a subtle update, which suggests that the launch of N64 games on Wii U is still a wa...

The calm before the storm: Infendo’s E3 2014 predictions

E3 2014 is upon us, which is a blessing (and a curse for the stress and writing workload) for many game journalists and bloggers like us at Infendo. In a span of a few short days, Nintendo will be unveiling new games for the Wii U and 3DS and possibly some other surprises along the way. The excitement and anticipation alone has made myself included continue to dub E3 “Gamer Christmas.” We have alr...

Review: 1080° Snowboarding (Wii Download – No, N64 games aren’t on the Wii U eShop yet!)

It would seem I’m not the only Infendo staff member who has recently had 1080° Snowboarding on my mind, as our very own Colin included the game and its successor (1080° Avalanche for the GameCube) in a list of “The Forgotten Franchises” (forgotten by Nintendo, it would seem, but not by us!). Now the game is currently available on Club Nintendo at a cost of 200 coins, and I feel t...

Nintendo Adds Wii U eShop Offer

For anyone that receives email updates from Nintendo, this is likely something you have already seen.  For those that missed it or do not receive email updates, Nintendo is running a short promotion on the eShop.  An important note: this promotion is only listed for the Wii U eShop, not the 3DS one. Basically it works like this:  If you add funds to your Wii U eShop balance between now and July 28...

Eathbound now available on the Wii U Virtual Console

The wait is finally over. Nintendo has announced that the cult-classic SNES RPG, Earthbound, will be available on the Wii U Virtual Console in North America and Europe starting today. First announced for the Virtual Console during an April Nintendo Direct, Earthbound has been on many fans wish list for the online service since its inception in 2006. Aside from the game itself being available for t...

Super Metroid Sale On Wii U Virtual Console

For you Metroid fans out there, Super Metroid is on sale on the Wii U eShop. Through their Virtual Console service, Super Metroid is now $0.30 instead of the regular $7.99 during this promotional period until June 12. Wii  U owners out there, go out and snag it before this deal gets blown up like Zebes!

[Update] Wii U Virtual Console Service To Release On Tuesday

Nintendo of America has revealed on its Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will make its official debut on the console this Tuesday. The service’s release will come a few days before the first major Wii U system update, which Nintendo announced during their last Nintendo Direct. Many early Wii U adopters were disappointed (including myself) weeks leading up to the console’s r...

Possibly More Earthbound News

Many Nintendo fans were delighted this week when Nintendo announced during their latest Nintendo Direct that Earthbound is destined for the Virtual Console on the Wii U later this year.  I was glad to see this game make its way to the states in a much more accessible manner than it exists currently. After this news had fans of the game salivating in anticipation, the Mother 3 Fan Translation Team ...