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Nintendo’s New Service at This Japanese Airport Makes Waiting More Fun!

Waiting can be annoying and boring for a lot of people but is often hard to avoid. When you fly internationally, you probably arrive at the airport several hours early to ensure you don’t miss your flight. It’s significantly more difficult when traveling with small children, as they can be even more impatient than adults…

Will There Be a Real-Life Mario Kart at the Upcoming SUPER NINTENDO WORLD in Osaka?

You must have already heard of the upcoming collaboration between Universal Studios and SUPER NINTENDO WORLD. Although there’s no actual date when it will be opened, Universal Studios Japan (ユニバーサル・スタジオ・ジャパン) wants the plan to materialize before the opening of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo (東京). Part of the plan is the rumored opening of…

Battle of the Apes: How Did Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Beat King Kong?

With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo seems to be on the upswing after a very troubling period. It is hard to remember that in the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s, Nintendo was on top of the world. It was seemingly indomitable. They could crush any competitors, and they often did. Yet,…

Is ‘Ninja Gaiden’ One of the Most Important Games Ever?

When I was little and just learning games from my older brother, I would watch him and his friends play our NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) for hours at a time. I remember watching him beat all of Super Mario Bros. 3 in one sitting (no warps). I remember watching him play The Legend of Zelda,…

Is Konami’s Castlevania One of the Most Underrated Game Series Ever?

One of the earliest games I can remember playing, apart from Super Mario Bros. (スーパーマリオブラザーズ), was Castlevania (悪魔城ドラキュラ). I can still remember the opening of the original game. You play as the brave Simon Belmont (シモン・ベルモント), you march to the front gates of Dracula’s castle, which you can see in the backdrop, epic music plays…

Into JRPGs? Know the History Behind the JRPG Classic, Dragon Quest!

The Dragon Quest franchise is one of the longest running and most important JRPG franchises of all time. Its effect on the entire genre of video games cannot be overstated. The original Dragon Quest on NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) essentially created the JRPG, without it, there would be no Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, Pokemon, or…

“Mamma Mia!” The Super Mario Brothers Are Now on Uno Cards with a Twist!

One of the undeniable things in life is how everything is much more fun with our friends around. We all go through countless memories with our friends whether these may be some of the happiest, saddest, or even the stupidest times around. Most of us have also enjoyed our time with our friends by hanging…

What Makes Japanese RPGs Stand Out From the Others?

Japan has lots of things that make the world get hyped, and Japanese video games or Japanese RPG (JRPG) are a part of that hype. Still, there are many people in the West who prefer JRPGs, and there are Japanese people who prefer Western RPGs. So what’s the differences between games like Final Fantasy, Call…