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Dataminer Shares New Details About The Emulation In Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Dataminer Shares New Details About The Emulation In Super Mario 3D All-Stars

© Nintendo In the short time-frame since the leak and release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars, dataminers have been discovering more and more about this 35th-anniversary collection each day. The latest finding once again comes from OatmealDome. This time, they believe they’ve uncovered additional “GPU features” in the GameCube and Wii emulator within the collection. They go on to suggest how it could be a sign of more to come (possibly other games from these generations), but can’t guarantee anything. It seems likely that NERD implemented a generic GameCube and Wii emulator that can run any game, and then made...

Random: Some 3D All-Stars Players Aren’t Happy About The Visible Debug Cubes In Super Mario Sunshine

Random: Some 3D All-Stars Players Aren’t Happy About The Visible Debug Cubes In Super Mario Sunshine

Nintendo LifeCan you see them? When Super Mario 3D All-Stars was leaked onto the internet earlier this week, data miners quickly discovered the games were running on emulators. As pointed out by Digital Foundry, there are a few side effects of this, and now it seems another one has been discovered. According to The Cutting Room Floor (via data miner OatmealDome) you can now see the little “debug cubes” in a secret area of Super Mario Sunshine that are meant to be invisible. As noted by Twitter user @PJiggles_, these don’t show up in the GameCube release, but are noticeably...

Gallery: Nintendo Recreates Classic 3D Mario Moments In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gallery: Nintendo Recreates Classic 3D Mario Moments In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Just got back from picking up my copy. Haven’t really had a chance to play it yet, though, except for getting the first Shine Sprite in Super Mario Sunshine. And sadly, I have to go to work soon, and I’ll be at work until late tonight, so I won’t be able to play any more of the game today. And with my schedule the way it is this weekend, I probably won’t be able to play much of it these next couple of days, either. =( … Read More

Sonic Creators Bring Their New Game Balan Wonderworld To The Nintendo Switch Next March

Sonic Creators Bring Their New Game Balan Wonderworld To The Nintendo Switch Next March

One of the highlights of Nintendo’s latest Partner Showcase was the announcement trailer for Square Enix’s upcoming 3D action platformer, Balan Wonderworld. It confirms this new IP will be coming to the Switch on 26th March next year. If you missed the initial announcement back in July, it’s a game from Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima – best known as the creators of Sonic the Hedgehog. They also worked on the 1996 Sega Saturn game, Nights into Dreams, which this game seems to draw inspiration from. In the new trailer, we got a look at some of the dreamlike stages...

Nintendo’s Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 26 Million Subscribers

Nintendo’s Switch Online Service Now Has More Than 26 Million Subscribers

During its Corporate Management Briefing for September 2020, Nintendo revealed its online service for the Switch now has over 26 million paid users. Membership numbers have apparently grown alongside hardware sales at a steady pace, and spikes in sign-ups have been promoted by games featuring online play. It was also noted how the consumer base had “quickly adopted” the service in the two years since it had launched. As highlighted in the graphic below, the 2020 release Animal Crossing: New Horizons has played a big part – shifting more than 22 million units worldwide (as of August) and resulting in...

Replay – Mass Effect 2

Replay – Mass Effect 2

Few games truly take player choice to heart and implement it in meaningful ways. With its multitude of branching paths, loyalty missions, and an ending that lived and died on the choices you made before, 2010’s Mass Effect 2 set the... Read More