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Mod Turns Original Mario Party Into A Platformer

Mod Turns Original Mario Party Into A Platformer

Mario Party 64 is a romhack created by MrComit that takes the eight boards from the original N64 release of the series and turns them into a complete, self-contained platform game, ala Super Mario 64.

In addition to the boards themselves becoming stages, with 70 stars to collect throughout, there are still minigames to play as well.

If you’re familiar with how to play Mario 64 on the...

Feb 20, 2020 at 21:20. 8 comments

Everything We Just Learned About Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Everything We Just Learned About Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Today’s Nintendo Direct delivered a wealth of new information about Nook Inc.’s Deserted Island Getaway Package. Here’s what we’ve learned about island life in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

You know the basics. Animal Crossing: New Horizons drops the player on an island, gives them a tent, and sets them loose to craft, decorate, and get to know their adorable animal neighbors. Players pick...

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Feb 19, 2020 at 05:45. 17 comments

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Info Drought Is Nearly Over

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Info Drought Is Nearly Over

The next Nintendo Direct is scheduled for this coming Thursday, February 20, and will focus exclusively on the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That sound you just heard is Animal Crossing fans around the world letting out a collective sigh of relief.

Nintendo has been slow on releasing official news about Animal Crossing: New Horizons since its delay last year . That’s been a little...

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Feb 18, 2020 at 21:00. 12 comments

I'm Not Sure I Like Snack World But I Keep Playing Anyway

I'm Not Sure I Like Snack World But I Keep Playing Anyway

I do not enjoy questing in Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold. It’s boring and repetitive, killing the same creatures on the same maps for underwhelming rewards. And yet I’ve been playing for eight hours and can’t seem to put down my Joy-Cons. What’s keeping me playing? Is it the puns and poop jokes? It’s probably the puns and poop jokes.

Released today for the Switch in North America, Snack...

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Feb 18, 2020 at 19:30. 17 comments

Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]

Lovely New Nintendo Switch Lite Color Announced For Japan [Update: And North America]

Say hello to the newest member of the Nintendo Switch family. It might look like a pink Switch Lite, but the color is actually coral, a pink or red shade of orange named after sea creatures of the same color.

Living Coral was Pantone’s color of 2019, which might explain the choice?

Slated for release on March 20 in Japan, it joins turquoise, gray and yellow Nintendo Switch Lites.

In...

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Feb 15, 2020. 18 comments

The 'Nintendo Play Station' Will Sell For Over $400,000

The 'Nintendo Play Station' Will Sell For Over $400,000

Bidding on the so-called ‘Nintendo Play Station,’ a prototype of a doomed collaboration between Nintendo and Sony , has reached $350,000 as deep-pocketed collectors put up ever-increasing amounts of money in hopes of owning the rare device.

The console, which is essentially a Super Nintendo Entertainment System paired with a CD-ROM drive and manufactured by Sony, is currently being auctioned...

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Feb 12, 2020. 10 comments

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon Home's New Professor Oak

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon Home's New Professor Oak

Pokémon Home launched on the Nintendo eShop last night, surprising players with a new character named Grand Oak. He joins the likes of Professor Oak and his cousin Samson Oak from Sun and Moon as the last addition.

In Japanese, the character’s name is Dai Ookido (ダイオーキド), which means “great” or “grand” Ookido. In Japanese, Professor Oak’s last name is Ookido.

Here is Grand Oak.

Grand Oak...

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Feb 12, 2020. 6 comments

Pokémon Home App Includes Bonus, Uh, Gif

Pokémon Home App Includes Bonus, Uh, Gif

The Pokémon Home app that’s now out has a little surprise tucked away inside its files (at least on Android): this very good gif.

If you open up the app’s APK, there’s a folder for gifs, which includes five Pikachu animations related to the program, and one that’s not.

Originally made by nippori way back in 2014 (and itself based on this vid), who knows why it’s in there. Maybe it was dropped...

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Feb 12, 2020. 15 comments

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Being Demade To Look More Like Older Games

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is Being Demade To Look More Like Older Games

Know what I loved about Three Houses? Almost everything ! Know what I didn’t love? A lot of the game’s 3D visuals, from the monastery to the battle mode, looked like ass. Something this ambitious mod project is looking to fix.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses: The Kotaku Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is a game for interesting times.

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FE: Three Houses GBA Demake is an attempt to entirely...

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Feb 12, 2020. 16 comments

I Can't Believe This Game Boy Advance SP Still Works

I Can't Believe This Game Boy Advance SP Still Works

Uh, that doesn’t look good.

Or at least that’s what I thought when I brought my Game Boy Advance SP down from the attic. You see, my niece had recently fallen in love with Pokémon Sword, and was now as obsessed with Pokémon as I was around her age. I wanted to show her Pokémon Blue.

Unfortunately, the SP’s battery was dead. It’s a testament to the reliability of Nintendo handhelds that part of...

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Feb 10, 2020. 4 comments

Yoshi's Island Glitch Causes 25-Minute Pause

Yoshi's Island Glitch Causes 25-Minute Pause
Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

There’s nothing funnier to me than enormous bugs being discovered in very old games, and so we come today to this Yoshi’s Island misadventure shared by the ever-wonderful Supper Mario Broth, which when triggered will simply stop your game for, oh, 25...

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Feb 07, 2020. 19 comments

Masahiro Sakurai Says There Are Too Many Fire Emblem Characters In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai Says There Are Too Many Fire Emblem Characters In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Even before last month’s DLC was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the game already had too many Fire Emblem characters! Developer Masahiro Sakurai is well aware of this fact.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the playable...

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Feb 07, 2020. 10 comments

Coronavirus Won't Impact Switch Sales In North America And Europe

Coronavirus Won't Impact Switch Sales In North America And Europe

Yesterday, Nintendo announced that Switch production and shipment to Japan from China will be impacted by coronavirus. Nintendo has issued a statement to Kotaku saying Switch sales and shipments for North America and Europe won’t be delayed.

As Kotaku also previously reported , pre-orders for the Animal Crossing Switch were moved from February 8 to TBA in Japan.

However, Switch supply for...

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Feb 07, 2020. 24 comments

Animal Crossing Switch's Save Data Restrictions Seem Pretty Restrictive

Animal Crossing Switch's Save Data Restrictions Seem Pretty Restrictive

Based on the drip-feed of information that’s been coming out about it via various sources, the way Animal Crossing: New Horizons will handle save data sounds like a big old mess.

Payers can only create one island per Switch, even if they create more user accounts or buy extra copies of the game. Their save data will also be locked to the Switch it started on, with no transfers allowed between...

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Feb 06, 2020. 2 comments

In Japan, Animal Crossing Switch Pre-Orders Delayed Due To Coronavirus

In Japan, Animal Crossing Switch Pre-Orders Delayed Due To Coronavirus
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Pre-orders for that beautiful Animal Crossing-themed Switch and its matching carrying case have been moved from February 8 to TBA.

As reported earlier , coronavirus has impacted Nintendo’s supply chain, affecting Switch...

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Feb 06, 2020. 3 comments

Coronavirus Will Impact Nintendo Switch Production And Shipment To Japan

Coronavirus Will Impact Nintendo Switch Production And Shipment To Japan
Kotaku East East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Today, Nintendo announced that, due to the affects of the coronavirus, there will be delays of Chinese-made Switch consoles and peripherals bound for the Japanese market.

According to Nintendo, production and shipment of...

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Feb 06, 2020. 6 comments

Report: Banjo-Kazooie Was Named After Former Nintendo President's Family

Report: Banjo-Kazooie Was Named After Former Nintendo President's Family

Veteran games writer Andy Robinson, who before resuming a career in journalism spent a few years at Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic, has a very cool story about how Banjo-Kazooie got its name.

While touring Japan recently, Robinson learned that former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi, who died in 2013, has a son called Katsuhito Yamauchi, whose name is more commonly shortened to just...

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Feb 06, 2020. 11 comments

How To Buy The Animal Crossing Switch Parts Separately, From Japan

How To Buy The Animal Crossing Switch Parts Separately, From Japan

Everybody’s losing their minds over Nintendo’s new Animal Crossing-styled Switch hardware . The Tom Nook-themed dock! The pastel Joy-Cons! Whatever’s on the back of it! Many of the millions of people who already own a Switch are tempted to upgrade just for the new look, but wish they could just buy the accessories separately. Well, you can—from Nintendo’s Japanese store.

Nintendo’s Japan-only...

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Feb 06, 2020. 12 comments

Luigi's Mansion 3 Developers On Money, Moral Choices And Luigi's Approach To Heroism

Luigi's Mansion 3 Developers On Money, Moral Choices And Luigi's Approach To Heroism

Ask a long-time Nintendo developer a question about Luigi’s Mansion 3 on the Switch and the next thing you know, you’re getting a snippet of insight about the creation of 1991 Super Nintendo classic The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. Nintendo’s top people have been honing their craft for a long time and their expertise runs deep.

That classic Zelda came up in the middle of an e-mail...

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Feb 04, 2020. 23 comments

The Wii U Games That Still Need To Come To Switch

The Wii U Games That Still Need To Come To Switch

With Platinum Games bringing The Wonderful 101 to Switch via a Kickstarter campaign, that’s one more former Wii U exclusive that’s being moved to Nintendo’s newer, much more successful console. As of now, there are a few major games still stuck on the Wii U, but only a few that will likely end up on Switch.

It makes sense that Nintendo would want to port as many of its Wii U games as possible...

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