Nintendo’s Forgotten Franchises – Wave Race

Nintendo make wonderful games; I think if you’re reading this then there’s every chance that you agree. However, if there’s one criticism that I could aim at them it’s that they often play it too safe. Whilst the last five years have seen the release of two major new franchises (Splatoon and ARMS), the same five years has also seen the release of close to 30 Mario themed games across various platforms. Now, I love Mario as much as the next gamer, but Nintendo have a wealth of franchises which have been neglected, in some cases for generations and new entries are long overdue. In this series I will explore some of Nintendo’s forgotten franchises and just how they might return in the future, starting with Wave Race.

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James Moulding

I have been gaming for 30 years, starting mostly with PC Gaming, where I developed a penchant for classic point and click games. Over time I discovered Nintendo, starting with the Game Boy and the Super Mario Land games. Here, my love for Nintendo grew as I discovered many of their other franchises, from Zelda to Pokémon. These days I play a bit of everything but Nintendo and their unique creativity always keeps me coming back for more.

By |2020-08-07T17:34:52+01:00July 2nd, 2020|eShop, Features, GameBoy, N64, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Most Controversial Nintendo Moments

It’s been a year since Metroid Prime Federation Force hit shelves. This title also happened to have quite the controversial following, with many fans claiming it wasn’t the game they wanted, aside the fact this was when they hadn’t even played it yet. Some went as far as to creating a petition to stop the the game from being released!

To celebrate the controversy (in a way), I’ve spent the past month researching about some of Nintendo’s most controversial games, or those which were specifically controversial on a Nintendo platform. Check them 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!

By |2017-08-23T12:33:09+01:00August 23rd, 2017|3DS, Features, Lists, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Wii U|1 Comment

Weekend NintyBeats — The Rebooted Mountain Boy

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

It’s the third NintyBeats of 2016, and in honour of this fact we’ll be featuring three pieces this week! That’s the same as usual NintyBeats, you say? No you don’t, nobody reads these…
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Mr. Fuego

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By |2016-01-22T18:51:26+01:00January 22nd, 2016|Features, Uncategorized, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

Weekend NintyBeats — The Angry Block Guru

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

This week, we have a couple of characterful themes from characterful characters from GameCube titles… and one iconic Game Boy tune from a certain block-related puzzle game to finish!

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Mr. Fuego

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By |2015-10-16T23:17:46+01:00October 16th, 2015|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

SmashShot of the Day (8th August 2014)

For the past year, Smash Bros. Director, Masahiro Sakurai, has been showing off Smash Bros. glory by uploading a screenshot from the upcoming instalments for 3DS and Wii U nearly every day on Miiverse… that’s a whole lot of content for your eyeballs! Today Sakurai has a retro surprise… a VERY retro surprise!

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“?Ba-ding!?”

If you turn on the 3D effect, it really looks like there’s a Game Boy inside the screen.

Yup, it’s a Game Boy, and if you turn on the 3D then apparently it looks like there is a Game Boy inside your 3DS [Game-ception much]. It is possible that this is a brand new stage, though Sakurai has yet to confirm this… also, the character sprites are quite different from their usual Smash Bros. one to fit in with the Game Boy theme.

Super Smash Bros. is set to be released for 3DS on the 13th September 2014 in Japan, 3rd October 2014 in Europe and North America, and a day later in Australia. The Wii U version is set to be released during Q4 2014.

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!

By |2014-08-08T21:29:01+01:00August 8th, 2014|3DS, Miiverse, Nintendo, Smash Bros., Wii U|0 Comments
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