35 search results for "nes zapper"

Iwata Asks sparks an Infendo question

In a recent edition of the Iwata Asks series, Satoru Iwata interviews Hisashi Koinuma of Tecmo Koei.  In edition to talking about the upcoming 3DS game Samurai Warriors Chronicles, they also chatted up a bit about how Koinuma was introduced into gaming. His story got me thinking about how I first became interested in video games. My first memories of anything relating to video games is from my da...

News round-up: Donkey Kong Country Returns nets Nintendo lots of bananas

In case you missed it — some interesting stories from Nintendo that made the headlines this week. Also, whatever you do, don’t look directly at the Kirbémons over there. Their Cuteness Overload is super effective! – Donkey Kong Country Returns sold over 4.21 million copies, joining the ranks of the top 9 best-selling Wii games of all time (a list that Super Mario All-Stars Limit...

Crossfire Pistol Elegantly Designed, but Misfires

Wii owners are long since familiar with the “Plastic Plague” of crappy gaming peripherals that have come our way.  Even Nintendo themselves are guilty, creating a plastic wheel, and the infamous “zapper,” both little more than plastic molds to cram your remote into.  For me, the former always left something to be desired – the official plastic shell places the trig...

Infendo previews the beautiful, constantly surprising Sin & Punishment: Star Successor

At the 2010 Nintendo Media Summit, there was nothing on display – not even the behind-closed-doors demonstration of Metroid: Other M – that looked quite as good as Sin & Punishment: Star Successor. Every other game I sampled due to curiosity or a sense of duty; but with Sin & Punishment 2, the reason I chose to play was because I simply couldn’t keep my eyes off the screen. The...

What was your first Nintendo system?

Excluding a couple of early Game & Watches I acquired through a toy trade with a friend, my moms bought my brother and I the NES PowerPad Bundle with orange Zapper included! Dateline: 1988. With exception to the N64, which spawned during my personal hiatus from games, I’ve owned and enjoyed every system since. What was your first Nintendo system? See also: What was your first Nintendo ex...

Wii AccessoryPlus? A rumination on white plastic with Jack & David

David: Wii MotionPlus = $20? Yeesh. Jack: when people actually use it, that’s going to become a sweet spot price point my prediction anyway David: yeah, but is it just another zapper? an afterthought for devs? games won’t ever require the damn thing. Jack: all i can say is it will be different this time. and that Nintendo might counter that trend by having publishers include it with ga...

Nyko Promises Superior, Uglier Wii Remote

Nyko is a Wii accessory juggernaut. After giving us a zapper alternative that actually looks like a real gun, a wireless nunchuk, and a wireless Classic Controller, Nyko finishes their off brand accessory lineup with a Wii Remote alternative – “The Wand.” In addition to the speaker, motoin control, and standard button layout of the official Wii-Remote controller, the Wand boasts ...

Review: Call of Duty: World at War (Wii/DS)

Are you actively looking for that special kind of typical World War II shooter with a shiny coat of paint? Then look no further, as Activision’s new Call of Duty World at War recently hit the shelves on both the Wii and the DS. Not only does this game feature some dramatic scenes that would even make the “Geneva Convention treaties” cry, but it will also make some of us shout pro...

Review: Bond loses a step, or 007, in Solace

Like James Bond himself, cookie dough is sneaky and deceptive. Sweet and gooey, it tempts an abandonment of the baking process altogether; why finish when something so delicious has already been made? Eat copious amounts, though, and reality sets in with stomach pain and a nagging thought: Why didn’t I just cook it properly? Quantum of Solace prompts similar questions. And bellyaches.

Call of Duty: World at War – Wii, DS fact sheet

CALL OF DUTY®: WORLD AT WAR FACT SHEET FOR NINTENDO VERSIONS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Building on the Call of Duty®4: Modern Warfare engine, Call of Duty: World at War thrusts players into the ruthless and gritty chaos of WWII combat like never before and challenges them to band together to survive the most harrowing and climactic battles in both the European and Pacific theaters. The title re-defin...

Wii Shop Channel Monday – Wild West Guns, Splatterhouse 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog (again)

It looks like even Capcom, Hudson, and SNK don’t know when Nintendo will put their games out for the Virtual Console. No Mega Man today and no Ys Book I & II or Samurai Shodown II either. Instead, we get the 8-bit Master System version of Sonic The Hedgehog (which was already available in a 16-bit Genesis format) and Splatterhouse 2. What is up with the Virtual Console? At least the new ...

Preview – Call of Duty: World at War

Treyarch might have rushed the development of the so-so Call of Duty 3, but they’re not making the same mistake twice. With almost 2 years of development time Call of Duty World at War seems to be coming along nicely. Still no video, or screens for the Wii, or DS versions, but there’s always E3. We’ve managed to compile all we know about CoD5 on both Nintendo platforms. Be sure to check out ...