Super Metroid has one of the most famous themes in video games. If you've ever wondered where it came from, you have the nightmarish working conditions of 1990s video game development (and some impromptu one-man karaoke) to thank for it.
When a Switch owner named Setery told a gaming forum about how NES Golf randomly appeared on her Switch's screen, commenters accused her console of being haunted. Switch hackers' subsequent race to unearth NES Golf now indicates that there's a hidden game on the console and, actually, it appears to be a heartwarming tribute to the deceased Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata.
“Only one person so far,” said the very nice Nintendo rep, “didn’t change Mario into his swimsuit.”
That didn’t surprise me.
It’s a gorgeous Friday afternoon. I am the last appointment of the day. The last person this nice lady will guide through Super Mario Odyssey. A video game that will almost certainly be ‘brilliant’. Brilliant is a dead word, but it applies. Super Mario Odyssey will sparkle, dazzle, it will shine brightly.
But here I am thinking about nipples. Talking, even, about nipples.
Nipples. Nipples. Nipples.
In early August, Zen Studios' latest game, Infinite Minigolf, was removed from the Nintendo Switch eShop following a sudden shift in the game's rating from E for Everyone to T for Teen. The racy artwork responsible for the shift is now gone, and the game is finally back up for sale.
"Shirtless Mario!" is a skin mod that lets the Italian fighter trade his iconic overalls for swim trunks.
You just bought a new Nintendo Switch. First of all, good job! They're still kind of hard to find. Now it's time to figure out what games you want to play. We've got you covered.
Metroid: Samus Returns comes out this week, a full overhaul of the very dated Metroid 2. Released for the Gameboy, the original is a challenge to play due to tricky controls and flat black-and-white graphics. Yet despite the limitations of its platform, Metroid 2 introduced many elements that were — and still are — unique to the Metroid series.