SNES Classic Mini Announced and Set for September Release!

As of 5pm BST today, Nintendo have announced that they are following up the hugely popular (and worryingly understocked) NES Mini with the SNES Classic Mini on 29th September. Much alike its predecessor, this little console (which fits pretty much into the palm of your hand) will plug into your TV and run 21 different … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Metroid II: Return of Samus

Following on from Conor’s wonderful review of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, we continue our celebration of Nintendo’s futuristic adventure platform franchise, Metroid. This time, I’m turning my gaze way back to 1991 to look at Metroid II: Return of Samus, which has had a recent return to the limelight in the quickly removed fan remake … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Corruption

Continuing with our look back at some classic Metroid titles, we now cast our eye to the final instalment in the Metroid Prime trilogy: Corruption. We have covered the original Prime and Echoes in the past, so Corruption is a suitable focus for discussion. Just a quick warning of minor plot spoilers; anyone who is still waiting … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Super Metroid

Continuing our celebration of the fantastic Metroid series on its 30th Anniversary (which Nintendo appears to have forgotten), I have the wonderful task of tackling the incredible Super Metroid. But first, a story for you all. When I was really young (we’re talking around 8 years old), I was taken shopping in the local big … Continue reading

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Metroid 30th: In Retrospect – Zero Mission

Given the amount of attention it’s received (none), it’s easy to forget that 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of another acclaimed Nintendo franchise. Metroid was first released on August 6th 1986 in Japan, and we were introduced to the heroine bounty hunter, Samus Aran. Revolutionary for its time, the original NES game pioneered a special … Continue reading

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Coming soon: The Nintendo Classic Mini

Nintendo Classic Mini

That’s right everyone Nintendo have announced a new console. No it’s not the NX, it’s even better (depending on your love of classic games). Nintendo have made a brand new NES. Complete with HDMI output, powered by USB, packaged in with 30 great games and it’s teeny tiny.  It also comes with a really cool … Continue reading

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NS Monthly Most Played – June 2016

We’re halfway into 2016 and what better time to start a new series of articles? Created by our very own b00ts, please welcome what I hope to be an ongoing installment to Nintendo Scene; our monthly most played games! I’ll be getting as many of the team on board as I can to write up … Continue reading

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Turn your Android phone into a cartridge using Gameboy

Smart Boy

The fine folks over at Hyperkin (makers of the Retron series of consoles) have announced they are making a “Smart Boy”. It’s an attachment for Android smart phones that turns it into a Gameboy, reading real cartridges and all. As you can see from the image it looks pretty awesome, however the price tag is … Continue reading

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eShop Sale Selects – Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)

On the year of Pokemon’s 20th Anniversary, there’s no better time to replay past games and see how much this franchise has grown, and although it is an unusual spinoff title, Pokemon Trading Card Game for Gameboy Color is one of those games that can be looked back on fondly. This was one of my … Continue reading

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In Retrospect – Metroid Fusion

I thought I would try something new, in this period of post-E3 blues and with a definite gaming drought in terms of games, replay some retro titles and review them, So welcome to the first In RETROspect review, and this time I’ll be tackling the last game in the Metroid canon: Metroid Fusion. Originally released … Continue reading

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