Nintendo’s wildly popular Pokémon franchise is one that has spawned games in a multitude of different genres. Aside from the basic flagship RPGs, there have been pinball games, fighting games, dungeon crawlers, and even a Pokémon game based around photography. While some of the spinoff games have been good, none of them were truly great [...]
A few hours ago, Nintendo held “Nintendo Direct” videos to update gamers, fans, and writers alike about what the popular developer and publisher has up its sleeve for the coming months. Japan and North America each had separate Nintendo Directs, and while each one had some content exclusive to each region, each one also had [...]
With 2012 off to a good start, it’s time for us to take a look back at 2011 with our annual The Year in Screenshots feature that highlights our favorite games of the year. Rather than argue about awarding a single game as our game of the year, we here at SmashPad prefer [...]
Over the course of video game history, we’ve seen Kirby’s round, pink figure float into our hearts. We remember fondly when he inhaled his first enemy and magically, donning a similar hat, adopt the same capabilities. The most recent title for the Nintendo DS reveals a side of Kirby we never knew existed.
It really wasn’t all that long ago that Nintendo looked like an old champion on the verge of a full return to form. In terms of marketshare, they have already, at least for now, reclaimed the industry they once dominated, and looked like they were about to make a similar move for the hearts and [...]
Nintendo uses their press conference to celebrate The Legend of Zelda’s 25th Anniversary, give a shot in the arm for the Nintendo 3DS’ fall lineup, and unveil their next console, the Wii U.
In the last few articles we speculated on what the Big Three could and should do to make their keynotes a success. Now though we’re going to branch off a little bit and let our editors express themselves a bit more. This time it’s more personal and will focus on what we’re looking forward to [...]
Nintendo potentially has the most exciting show of all with a brand new console to show off and a new handheld that debuted a few months ago that will be getting its second wind at E3. Their press conference begins on June 7 at 9 AM PST (12 PM EST).
“Red, Blue, Green, Gold, Silver… Watch, I bet they’ll even come out with a Black and White version!” Odds are that’s something you said in the cafeteria during your lunch in grade school. Some fifteen years later, it actually happened. With the never-changing formula, one would think Pokemon would have gotten stale by now. Sure, [...]
For many fans of the epic genre, Japanese role-playing games have all but gone stale. With the exception of Demon’s Souls, there hasn’t been a single title that has unanimously pushed the genre forward. Even Square’s behemoth Final Fantasy XIII couldn’t live up to its hype. However, there is some hope, and master developer and [...]