Subscribe to the latest updates from the Retro category

Retro Archives

Two weeks ago Nintendo finally announced a remake of Majora's Mask on 3DS, and the hype couldn't be higher! We've had a running series of Zelda theory articles revolving around Skyward Sword here at Gamnesia, but the long-awaited announcement of Termina's return has inspired me to dig into the mysteries of Majora's Mask instead. Hit the jump to dive in!

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! This week we’re taking on the Mega Man franchise, which means we’ll be doing something a little different. With so many games in so many spin-off franchises, we couldn’t narrow it down to just two games. Instead, we’ll be matching up the original (mostly) 8-bit Mega Man series against its first big successor, Mega Man X. Do you prefer the classic, tough-as-nails style of Mega Man, or the more strategic style of Mega Man X? Hit the jump to cast your vote!

Lots of Wii U owners are currently enjoying the new Mario Kart 8 DLC, but Nintendo has a special treat for fans of a more retro Mario Kart experience as well. Game Boy Advance classic Mario Kart Super Circuit has launched on Wii U's eShop. You can purchase Super Circuit (complete with support for off-TV GamePad play) for $7.99. Check out the launch trailer by clicking below!

PlayStation Now offers popular PlayStation games on demand via cloud streaming, but so far the service has been hampered by an unpopular price model. Currently players can "rent" games for a set amount of time, but when the service was announced, most envisioned a Netflix-esque subscription plan rather than a pay-per-game model.

According to a recent post on the PlayStation Blog, a subscription service is in the works, and details should be announced soon. Additionally, a more extensive library of available games is on the way. Hit the jump for details!

Mother 4 is a fan made game inspired heavily by the original Mother series that was published by Nintendo between 1989 and 2006. The Mother 4 website recently got a major overhaul, and many new screenshots, images, and music samples have been added. The site now has a much smoother and sleeker feel to it as all of the links and info have been blocked off into neater sections.

Head inside for more info!

Following the immense success of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto had intended to develop the Master Quest version of the game in just a year's time. Instead, current Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma proposed that a new game be created. Given the planned one year development period, Miyamoto challenged Aonuma "If you can create a new Zelda in that time, then please try.” With a tough deadline in mind, Aonuma broke ground on what would become Majora's Mask. Hit the jump for details!

Nintendo recently announced that fan favorite game Majora's Mask is being remade for 3DS, but it turns out over a decade later we're still discovering secrets in the original Nintendo 64 version! Digging around in the code for Majora's Mask reveals three different variations of a Link Mask. Oddly enough, it appears that it was intended for Skull Kid, as changing a specific value in the code causes Skull Kid to don the Link Mask instead of Majora's Mask itself. We're not quite sure what it could have been intended for, but it's certainly eerie. Let the fan theories begin!

Have you ever wished your Wii U could play GameCube games? Not to emulate them, but to play your favorite GameCube games natively on its own hardware? Well, you're in luck, because a new homebrew tool allows you to do just that.

This application is called "Nintendont", and it can be installed in the Wii Mode of your Wii U. Nintendont allows you to play GameCube games perfectly well on the Wii U, complete with emulated memory cards and customizable controls—and it even allows you to play your games with the Wii U Pro Controller, DualShock 3, and more! Head inside to learn more about Nintendont.

Have you ever wanted to experience a familiar game on a brand new system? Thanks to the Virtual Console and eShop sales, Nintendo fans can now own various classic games across most Nintendo systems. One fan, however, wanted to push the boundaries of science and make his own gaming hybrid. Through a series of photos, a fan demonstrates how you can jam the original Pokémon Blue game into an SNES cartridge and have it work on the system. 

For people who are comfortable taking their games apart and can follow a series of directions the process seems relatively simple. Head inside to see his hard work!

We're back with another weekly installment of Gamnesia's Game Clash! Every Monday we pit two video games against each other, and the winner is decided by your votes! In celebration of the fact that Majora's Mask is getting a remake on 3DS, tonight's Game Clash is a battle between Zelda favorites. Ocarina of Time is widely heralded as one of the greatest games of all time and is seen by many as the definitive Zelda experience. Majora's Mask took everything we thought we knew about Zelda and tossed it aside for a unique experience that has one of the most passionate fanbases in gaming. Which Zelda do you prefer? Hit the jump to cast your vote and join the debate!