NintyBeats – Metroid 34

This month marks thirty-four years since the release of Metroid on the Famicom Disk System in Japan. Since that historic date, the world has been treated to a variety of traditional side-scrolling and first-person adventure games starring the incredible intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran.

For this months NintyBeats, I am delighted to detail my top five favourite Metroid themes! It wasn’t an easy choice, as the music of Metroid has been very inspiring to me over the years. Please check them out below!

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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 |2020-08-14T18:10:25+01:00August 14th, 2020|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

Nintendo Switch Online Service to launch late September

There’s only a month or so to go before the Nintendo Switch Online Service launches. Though it is a premium service which will enable online play, the service will also include things like cloud saves for compatible titles and NES games with online play, and it will all be available at the low price of £17.99 a year.

Nintendo UK just sent a press release regarding the release. Though no specific date was mentioned, they did offer the more specific timeframe of the second half of September. Here’s hoping we get some form of Nintendo Direct before then for them to really promote the service before its launch.

You can read the full press release 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 |2018-08-10T10:42:22+01:00August 10th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nintendo Outlines Nintendo Switch Online Details

Starting September 2018, after a couple delays, Nintendo will finally enable the Nintendo Switch Online service which aims to provide a ‘feature rich’ and ‘affordable’ online service for the Nintendo Switch console. Nintendo has today announced some of the details which we can expect come September.

Firstly, the service will be much cheaper then its competitors (PS Plus and XBOX Live). Entry level membership for one month will cost €3.99/£3.49 (which is about the same price of Dominos’ Potato Wedges), three months will set you back €7.99/£6.99 (the price of a scrumptious waffle from Creams), and twelve months will be valued at €19.99/£17.99.

If you have family members which also want to use Nintendo Switch Online services on their own account, you can get a Family account for €34.99/£31.49 per year. This will allow you to use Nintendo Switch Online on up to eight connected Nintendo Switch accounts, even on different consoles.

Nintendo Switch Online members will also have access to an expanding library of NES games for free which have been updated to use online features, such as multiplayer and leaderboards. The collection will initially include 20 games, and more will be added on a regular basis.

At launch, previously announced games Balloon Fight, Dr. Mario and Super Mario Bros. 3 will be joined by Donkey Kong, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Tennis and 10 others that will be announced in the future. The feature will also allow voice chat with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app, and will even allow players to watch their friends play single player online.

Most Nintendo Switch games will also allow you to save game data on the cloud with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. Never again fear about loosing or breaking your switch and loosing your precious save data, cloud saves are here.

Check out the full press release 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 |2018-05-08T15:36:36+01:00May 8th, 2018|Nintendo, Nintendo Switch|0 Comments

Why Can’t EA Do Naming?! | Gaming News

A slow news week has come upon us but I’ve muddled through and come up with something presentable. (more…)

Snowy Duffield

A lifelong gamer, weaned onto it from a young age through the Gameboy and gradually onto other platforms. I am now a mostly PC gamer but my pet franchise remains to be (somewhat appropriately) Pokémon.

By |2017-04-23T09:59:43+01:00April 23rd, 2017|Nintendo, NintyNews Weekly, Non-Nintendo, PC, PS4, Xbox One|0 Comments

Metroid 30th Anniversary – A Retrospect

30 years ago today, Samus Aran set off on her first adventure on the NES, where she explores the depths of Zebes to stop the Space Pirates from exploiting Metroid lifeforms for their own devious agenda. Since then, she has been an influential game character due to the representation of her gender. She is independent, strong, and a badass bounty hunter who has even wiped out entire species and destroyed planets!

To celebrate 30 years of the series, I produced this little retrospect video which showcases some of her best moments over three decade run of the series. Let’s hope it doesn’t end there and there are many more years to come. Enjoy!

Shout out your favourite Metroid moments in the comments below! (Please make comments via the article thread on the forum as we are experiencing some technical difficulties regarding commenting)

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 |2016-08-06T13:36:18+01:00August 6th, 2016|3DS, Features, Metroid, Metroid Prime, Nintendo, Wii U|1 Comment

Weekend NintyBeats — Video of a Doctor in a Forest

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.

ANOTHER NINTYBEATS! AGAIN! ARGH! WHY DOESN’T THIS GUY STOP MAKING THESE???

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By |2016-03-12T00:05:51+01:00March 11th, 2016|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments

Weekend NintyBeats — Super Iconic Entertainment Castle

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.

Three of the catchiest pieces in video game history feature in this week’s NintyBeats, from Nintendo’s “Entertainment System” days.

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By |2016-01-15T23:49:09+01:00January 15th, 2016|Features, Weekend NintyBeats|0 Comments
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