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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has been around for two decades, but a hidden cheat code was just found this week. Japanese fan shirokirby first shared the news, which was then relayed by Graample.

Players can easily obtain 100% completion on a third save file by plugging in a second controller and following a series of inputs. You’ll need to hold L and press C up, C up, R, C right, C left, then start.

Here’s a look:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta play some Monster Hunter Rise. Check out the full episode below.

Over on My Nintendo Europe, a new physical reward has been added. Members can get their hands on a Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary zipper pouch. It costs 350 Platinum Points.

The pouch can be redeemed here. Note that it will only be offered until April 28, or while stocks last.

As is a yearly tradition, Metacritic has shared its game publisher rankings based on titles released in 2020. Scores were calculated by factoring in reviews from critics.

Nintendo actually slipped several spots in 2020, coming in at #9. The company ranked third the year prior. Nintendo’s average Metascore based on included reviews from various outlets was 75.4, which was lower than 2019’s value of 80.0. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the Big N’s best-reviewed game with an average of 90.

Here’s a look at the full rankings:


Former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime joined GameStop’s board of directors last year. It appears that he won’t be holding on to that role for very long, however.

According to GameStop’s latest SEC filing, Reggie as well as several others are expected to retire from the board at the retailer’s 2021 Annual Meeting. “The contemplated retirements are not because of a disagreement with us on any matter relating to our operations, policies or practices,” the notice states. The upcoming meeting will take place in June.

Reggie had been fully dedicated to Nintendo from the end of 2003 through the middle of 2019. Despite retiring from the company, he has still been active in many other ways. Aside from his stint with GameStop, Reggie joined the board of directors for the New York Videogame Critics Circle, become a strategic advisor at Rogue Games, and more.


Three new amiibo are dropping later this week with Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth. View an unboxing video showing off the full set below.

The Banjo & Kazooie, Terry, and Byleth amiibo arrive on March 26.


Update (3/22): Amazon’s lineup has indeed slowly started to update, and now includes games like Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Crash Bandicoot 4, Astral Chain, and more. Check out the sale page here.

Original (3/21): Usually when Target hosts a buy 2, get 1 free sale, Amazon follows suit. That has again taken place with both retailers. After Target begin its sale earlier today, Amazon just now started offering a similar deal.

The lineup of items is slowly being updated, but it includes games, movies, music, and a bunch of other categories. We recommend keeping an eye on the Amazon sale page here – which currently has over 1,000 items across all products – in the days ahead.

Target’s buy 2, get 1 free deal lasts through March 27. The same likely applies to Amazon as well.

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If you happen to stop by Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan, you may come across a little Easter egg from Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto. The theme park’s Mario Kart ride has a huge painting of Bowser, and Miyamoto himself signed the piece.

Tom Geraghty, senior director of technology and innovation for Universal Creative, shared the backstory of how the autograph happened during a recent press event. As relayed by GameSpot:

Monster Hunter Rise Collector's Edition

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta unbox the Monster Hunter Rise Collector’s Edition. Check out the full episode below.

The Strong will again be inducting new games into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Today, the twelve finalists were revealed, including the original Animal Crossing.

The full lineup is as follows:

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