The Game Genie was originally meant to do much more than help you beat Battletoads

For a kid in the early ‘90s, knowing somebody with a Game Genie was tantamount to knowing a character from the movie Hackers. Somehow, this awkward-looking chunk of plastic billed as a “video game enhancer” could give you infinite lives, better weapons, or let you skip levels altogether. It was essentially magic, and…

Celebrating the Game Boy Camera, one of Nintendo’s weirdest, most ingenious inventions

After an incredible year that saw the successful launch of its latest console, the Switch, and the release of two great, transformative games in its most most beloved series, The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and Super Mario Odyssey, it’s only reasonable that everyone was foaming at the mouth to hear what…

A brief, spoiler-free suggestion on the best way to play Super Mario Odyssey

Generally speaking, there has only been one way to beat a Mario game. For the old 2-D games, this is literal—you run to the right—but it’s even true of the more elaborate 3-D games, too. Super Mario 64 and the Galaxy games featured different ways to replay their individual levels, but depending on which one you chose,…