23 search results for "Gunpei Yokoi"

Metroid Prime 10th Anniversary Retrospective

November 17, 2012, will mark the 10th anniversary of the release of Metroid Prime on the Nintendo Gamecube. It is in this editorial that we’ll look back at the game’s development history and legacy. Every console generation, there comes a game that is remembered for its expansive and addictive gameplay, critical praise, or place in the lexicon of gaming lore. These types of games are the mov...

Nintentunes is on now!

In my short time as an Infendo contributor, Nintentunes has been one of my favorite parts about writing for the site. Although not everyone may care for the weekly (sometimes) segment, I love reliving video games through the fantastic music emerged throughout the years. If you love video game music as much as I do, click on through and enjoy the pure bliss that is Nintentunes!

Could Iwata’s days be numbered?

The evidence is fairly obvious- Nintendo’s change in business strategy under the leadership of CEO and President, Satoru Iwata, brought the company back from the depths. Back in the GameCube days of the early 2000’s, many had ultimately consigned Nintendo to the same fate as Sega. And, let’s face it, some of us didn’t know what the hell to think after seeing the initial DS prototype or hea...

In case you missed it, Super Mario Land 2 stands the test of time

A lot of “classic” games haven’t aged well. Sure, some have nostalgia, but they also rely on outdated gameplay. Super Mario Land 2 isn’t one of the games. On the contrary, it’s downright delightful, on par with what you would expect from a high-profile console version of Mario. And since it was produced by Gunpei Yokoi, the mentor of Miyamoto and inventor of Metroid a...

What if Nintendo had pulled a Microsoft on “red ringing” NES consoles?

Six months after the NES launched in Japan in 1983, Nintendo engineers learned that “certain games caused the system to freeze,” according to Game Over, the best biography of Nintendo you’ll ever read. As for the malfunction, think of it as the “red ring” of 1983, only it didn’t kill your system. Nevertheless, “the circuitry on the chip had to be corrected...

Infendo’s Top 10 Mario Games

[In honor of the Super Mario Marathon, we re-publish our Top 10 Mario Games list!] Now that we’ve had some time to digest his latest adventure, the Infendo offices have been buzzing with debate. It spilled over into last week’s edition of Infendo Radio and has since been the subject of countless e-mails from listeners, readers and tipsters all week long: Which Mario games stand the tes...

Infendo Reader Review – Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin

[Infendo Forums reader, ejamer, decided to hold a contest of his own in which Forum fans would write a game review. The winner, Alucard, nabbed some Wii Points. We’ll be sure to let everyone know when there’s another contest going on in the Forums. Here is the winning review for Advance Wars: Days Of Ruin for Nintendo DS.] Brief Summary on the series: Advance Wars is a series that orig...

Assassin’s Creed DS to feature .. raccoons!?

The differences between Assasin’s Creed on the PS3 and what it will eventually look like on the DS sometime in 2008 are legion, I’m sure. Graphics? Take whatever comparisons and trash talking were made between the PS3 and Wii in 2006 and add a healthy dose of HGH. The sound? The DS might as well be a Game & Watch in this situation, no offense to the great Gunpei Yokoi. Controls? Hm...

10 years after death, Game Boy creator lives on

On October 4, 1997, Gunpei Yokoi, the father of the Game Boy and a Nintendo icon, was struck by two vehicles, pinned and crushed while attending his own damaged automobile. He died two hours later from his injuries. Now, this isn’t some post that asks “what could have been at Nintendo” if Gunpei had remained with us, because he had actually left Nintendo to work with Bandai to de...

Game & Watch video retrospective

RobotBling over at GameTrailers created an awesome retrospective about the Game & Watch. It’s the first part in a series he’s doing about Gunpei Yokoi, one of the original inventors at Nintendo. Grab a cup of coffee before you head over; it’s 12 minutes long, but very worth you viewing time. [Thanks, Graeme!]

Super Popeye Bros?

Whilst reading the latest in the (frankly awesome) Iwata asks series I discovered something about the conception of Mario that I didn’t know, nor would have suspected in a million years: But for a forgotten issue, Donkey Kong arcade would have been a Popeye game and Mario would never have been conceived.