To celebrate the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Build-A-Bear Workshop teamed up with Nintendo to create a giant Snowlax that stands 16 inches tall, making the large cuddly creature anything but a snooze. It even comes with an exclusive Pokémon: The Trading Game Snorlax card with its abilities listed as “Stir and Snooze – If this Pokémon is Asleep, flip two coins instead of one between turns. If either of them is tails, this Pokémon is still asleep.” Read more for a video and additional information.
8Bitdo, best known for their game controllers, has unveiled their latest product, the N30 Wireless Mouse. At first glance, this may appear to be an NES controller, but it’s actually a 2.4GHz wireless mouse for your computer, complete with a D-pad navigation button, a 3D touch panel, and rubber pad buttons. Read more for additional pictures and informationo.
Super Mario 64 Land has been released, and while it may not be a standalone game, this ROM Hack by Kaze Emanuar features a more linear design as well as more diversity with its level design. It boasts every power-up featured in the original and then some, complete with 130 stars spread across eight worlds, each of which with 5 to 6 playable levels. Read more for a teaser trailer and where to download it (click video description).
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Retroflag’s GPi case transforms the Raspberry Pi Zero into a Game Boy-like console that can play various titles through emulation. There have been many custom-built handhelds similar to this one, but now, Retroflag has taken all of the drilling, cutting, and soldering out of the build, since their case comes completely assembled. Simply install the included Raspberry Pi Zero-W in the cart (pogopin connector), put in AA batteries, and you’ll be ready to play. Product page. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nintendo Switch V2 not only features NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 T214 chip, but also a larger battery, and it can be picked up for $274.99 after clipping the on-page coupon, today only, originally $299. This model includes battery life of approximately 4.5 – 9 hours on a full charge, depending on the games you play. For example, the battery will last approximately 5.5-hours when playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Product page. Read more for an in-depth look at the new updated model and additional information.
If you’ve been waiting for a modernized Nintendo Game Boy, the Analogue Pocket should do the trick. Priced at $199.99, it’s powered by a chip that acts like a supercharged version of the original hardware, and can play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges natively, but that’s not all. With optional adapters, you’ll also be able to play SEGA Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color and Atari Lynx titles, thanks to a dual Field Programmable Gate Array (configurable chip) setup. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The Nintendo Wii was released on November 19, 2006, and was pitted against Microsoft’s Xbox 360 as well as Sony’s PlayStation 3. The company stated that its console targeted a broader demographic than that of its competition, but things didn’t go as planned, especially since there wasn’t a portable version of the console. GmanModz decided to change that by creating the Wiiboy Rev 3. Read more for a hands-on video demonstration, additional pictures and information.
First released on the Nintendo 64 in August 1997, GoldenEye 007 is a first-person shooter developed by Rare and based on the 1995 James Bond film with the same name. The single-player campaign has players assuming the role of British Secret Intelligence Service agent James Bond as he fights to prevent a criminal syndicate from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown. However, the game is best known for its split-screen multiplayer mode where up to four players can compete in different types of deathmatches. Read more for a video of a fan-made remake called GoldenEye 007.
Nintendo’s long-awaited Mario Kart Tourarrives on iOS and Android devices tomorrow, September 25, and to kick things off, players will also be able to experience the game’s first “Tour,” a biweekly event that takes place in different locations and give players a chance to unlock special characters. Unlike previous games in the series, this one features courses inspired by real-world locations, with the first based on New York City. Read more for a video and additional information.
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On June 23, 1994, Nintendo announced the “Ultra 64”, the official name of its still in development console. By purchasing and developing upon SGI’s Project Reality graphics supercomputing platform, Nintendo and its Dream Team of developers could start prototyping their games according to SGI’s estimated console performance profile, prior to the finalization of the console hardware specifications. This meant that several controller prototypes were also developed around that time, including the device you see above. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.