There are plenty of themed Switch cases in the wild, and some of them are pretty schmick. But if you'd like something that's a little more tasteful, these might be up your alley.
You read that right: A mint-condition sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. from one of its earliest print runs sold at auction for $US30,100.44 ($37,784) on eBay yesterday afternoon, and the seller confirmed to Kotaku that the buyer has paid up.
The Nintendo Switch exists, and is a fantastic gaming system that you can, in a pinch, play in a bar, a car, or on the train. Phones exist too, and the games on them are better than ever. So why the hell should you own anything else? Because games. The Switch's library is still small, and smartphones still lack those games you can get lost in for days. So if you want a mobile system that can go anywhere and play some of the best games ever designed, you need something from the Nintendo 3DS family, which despite being seven years old, shows no signs of being at the end of its life any time soon.
Anyone that breathed a sigh of relief after locking down a SNES Classic pre-order from Walmart last week just started hyperventilating again, because the retailer has cancelled the orders en masse.
Hey! Pikmin, you are a disappointing game. Kotaku features editor Chris Kohler and I recently discussed our disappointment in this week's 3DS/2DS adventure that neither of us has been compelled to complete. He's halfway, I'm earlier in and even with the help of Captain Olimar, we just can't find the old Pikmin magic.
During the Wii U years, things didn't always look so good. This time last year, Nintendo was losing more money than expected. But now, Nintendo has the Switch, and it's doing just fine, thank you.
For $US13 ($16), the recently released Wii U game A Day At The Carnival doesn't give you much. The mini-game collection takes place in a desolate wasteland, with nothing to be seen except gravel, sky, and oddly coloured tents. Sound will only come from the Wii U controller's speakers. Sometimes, its graphics don't fit on the screen. If you decide to play skeeball, good luck figuring out how to aim. If you throw the ball, you can't even see where it lands.
The first Splatoon gave us a new way to play multiplayer shooters, a genre that sometimes feels stale. Two years later, Splatoon 2 doesn't revitalise shooters all over again but instead refines Nintendo's unusual, brilliant take.
Splatoon 2's been out for a few days now, and players keen to post their images in-game are moving beyond hasty scribbles and into the realm of painstaking recreations of real-world people, places and things. One guy's even created a program to do it automatically.
Chatting with your friends is great and all, but the Switch online app's best Splatoon 2 feature is Annie's SplatNet Gear Shop, featuring a rotating stock of exclusive items for the discerning squid kid.
After finding 98.59 per cent of everything Breath of the Wild had to offer, programmer and mathematician Axel Wagner was stumped. He had to find that last 1.41 per cent. Manually trying to identify the last few locations using an online map got him to 99.58 per cent, but turned out to be too error-prone, leaving Wagner with one option — a Hilbert curve.