NintyBeats – April 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has dampened our spirits one way or another. Lately, I’ve been needing music to energize and inspire me to accomplish the new challenges associated with this pandemic. Thankfully, there are a lot of really great Nintendo music tracks that make feel like I can take on any task ahead.

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Eric Zavinski

I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was 3 years old, and my earliest memory is watching my dad play Super Mario 64.
Since then, I’ve become as big of a fan as you might imagine: YouTube video projects, fan fiction, owning just about every amiibo — you name it!
I’m also a stalwart defender of underappreciated games like Skyward Sword, Other M, Super Paper Mario, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Zero and more. I love to see passion in a gaming product, and my desire on this site is to share a similar passion in what I write.

NintyBeats – March 2020

Today marks the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, and to celebrate, I wanted to take a look back at some of my favourite themes from the series in this special edition of NintyBeats!

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-08-07T17:40:28+01:00March 20th, 2020|Features, NintyBuzz, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

NintyBeats – Valentines Day 2020 Edition

NintyBeats returns for its first feature of 2020. As its February, we are celebrating the theme of romance. But there will be no need to check into a Love Hotel! For this feature, I have chosen four themes that feature some kind of romantic connection, but which ones come up smelling of roses?

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-08-07T17:43:03+01:00February 14th, 2020|Features, NintyBuzz, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

NintyBeats – November 2019

The music of Nintendo games make them truly remarkable and memorable. To show our love of the music, we aim to share a selection of tracks from various Nintendo titles, new and old.

Welcome to another NintyBeats feature! To kick things off, I wanted to start from the beginning, and share music from some of the first Nintendo released games I ever played.

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-07-13T22:01:50+01:00December 9th, 2019|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

NintyBeats – Halloween 2019

After a long hiatus, we are reviving the NintyBeats features once again! Leon asked me to resume this series of features, that aims to highlight the vast catalogue of music found in Nintendo games. I am a keen video game music fan, and I feel that Nintendo has some of the greatest and most memorable music of all.

Today is Halloween, and wish to take this opportunity to delve into some eerie sounding music from across some fantastic Nintendo titles. Try not to be too spooked as I share a selection of my favourite eerie music from across the years.

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Darren is a huge Nintendo fan from the days of the Gameboy Color and his copy of Pokémon Blue. Over time, he developed a passion for many Nintendo franchises, including Metroid. His favourite system is the Wii.

By |2020-07-13T22:03:01+01:00October 31st, 2019|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Continues Trend Of Vocal Themes For Nintendo Games

Before the end of the Wii U era, it was rare for a Nintendo game to feature vocals in its prominent songs for its flagship games. The release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in July will mark the fourth year in a row a landmark title will include singing in its main theme, of all places.

Vocal Nintendo songs have existed since the Nintendo GameCube. Captain Falcon had a theme song in F-Zero GX. The credits theme for Xenoblade Chronicles, “Beyond the Sky,” is an underrated gem of emotion, and one could argue that Zelda from Skyward Sword, K.K. Slider and the Squid Sisters had been singing all along before 2016.

That was the year when vocals finally started to appear for the masses, however. With the growing popularity of Fire Emblem, the Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem Fates titles brought with them “Lost in Thoughts All Alone,” the main theme sung in both English and Japanese for those highly successful titles.

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Eric Zavinski

I’ve been playing Nintendo games since I was 3 years old, and my earliest memory is watching my dad play Super Mario 64.
Since then, I’ve become as big of a fan as you might imagine: YouTube video projects, fan fiction, owning just about every amiibo — you name it!
I’m also a stalwart defender of underappreciated games like Skyward Sword, Other M, Super Paper Mario, Star Fox Adventures, Star Fox Zero and more. I love to see passion in a gaming product, and my desire on this site is to share a similar passion in what I write.

Countdown to Smash – Five smashing NintyBeats

Only five more days until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches on Nintendo Switch. Nearly halfway through the week, and already I can feel the tension, so today’s countdown to smash aims to alleviate said tension.

What’s a better way to do so than reviving an old NintyBuzz feature yet again? Yup, NintyBuzz is coming back for another smashing special, showcasing five preview tracks of Ultimate. Check ’em out after the break!

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Leon Fletcher

I am a huge Nintendo fan, hence why NintyBuzz exists. I especially love all things Zelda and Metroid. NintyBuzz was started by me back in the Summer of 2014, it started out mainly as a hobby, though the site has gradually grown, and I hope it grows for many years to come!

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