The movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is out in theaters, so it’s time to look at the game that inspired it all: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. But not THAT Sonic the Hedgehog 2! Instead, we’re looking at the all-unique, all-different Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for the Sega Game Gear and Sega Master System! Come check out Tails’s first appearance, which was on the Sega 8-bit system that could do what Nintendid.
Between 1992 and 2006, Nintendo released exactly zero 2D Mario sidescrollers. In that 14 year span, the only new 2D Mario platformer content was a set of expansion levels for Super Mario Bros. 3, which were only accessible by scanning cards with a barcode reader. Not all the cards were available worldwide.
These new Super Mario Bros. 3 levels, dubbed “World-e” were made available to the world with the Wii U port of Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.
Step back in time to learn about how the 2010 Winter Olympics were almost cancelled because Bower & Dr. Robotnik stole all the world’s snow!
The DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games features an exclusive story mode where everybody’s favorite plumber and hedgehog must put aside their differences to save the Olympics!
The graphical powerhouse Donkey Kong Country gets a unique entry on the Game Boy, a system capable of only showing 4 colors. Meanwhile, Cranky Kong collaborates with King K. Rool to steal Donkey Kong’s banana hoard!
Mario Party on the Game Boy?? How would Mario Party even work as a one-player game?
Turns out it’s a open-world game where you save Party World by helping owls & penguins pay off their gambling debts!
It’s a strong recommend!
Rayman returns in a racing game, which turns out to be a really cool platforming footracer!
Tetris is one of the greatest game of all time. And Here’s the game that dared to call itself Tetris 2. Is it worthy of the “2”. We also learn that Tetris 2 was called Tetris Flash in Japan, because Japan already had a different Tetris 2!
Spanky’s Quest was recently added to the Nintendo Switch Online service. It was heralded as a forgotten gem of the Super Nintendo library, but the real forgotten gem was the Game Boy version of Spanky’s Quest.
Spanky’s Quest (Game Boy) differs quite a bit from its Super Nintendo sequel, and THAT WAS A GAME is here to bring you all the details!
Have you ever wanted to play a Mario game, but don’t like playing as Mario? Back in 2014, Nintendo released an official ROM hack of the original Super Mario Bros. 1 to replace Mario with Luigi. It’s a fun, official take on the original Mario, going right-to-left with Luigi’s classic floaty jump physics.
Wario jumps up to a 3D platformer for Wario World, from Treasure and Nintendo. Is Wario World a forgotten gem or a rough diamond?