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Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl have entered the world of Super Mario Galaxy in a rather interesting way. Modder
RiazorMC has ported the Sinnoh map over to the Wii game, complete with the towns and routes the region is known for. Twinleaf Town, the entrance to the Pokemon League, and more are all accounted for. You can even swim in the proper areas.

This is still ultimately Super Mario Galaxy, but with a fixed, top-down perspective like Pokemon Diamond/Pearl. To “complete” the level, you still need to reach the Power Star. In this case though, it’s been swapped out with a Staryu.

Here’s a look at the mod in video form:

It’s been six years since we last caught up with Adam Howden, the voice of Shulk. A lot has happened with the Xenoblade series since then – including a new version of the very original Wii game for Switch.

We felt that with Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition having released earlier in the year, now would be a great time to catch up with Howden once again. It’s a particularly good time since Howden contributed to the game in a big way. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition features a brand new epilogue, Future Connected, focused on Melia and Shulk.

You can read our full interview below. Note that the discussion contains some spoiler-related information pertaining to the series, but we’ve labeled that part at the very end and separated it from the rest of the interview.

ElAnalistaDeBits has put together a new comparison video for No More Heroes featuring the Switch, PS3, and Wii versions of the game. Aside from the visuals, we’re also able to see how the frame rate holds up.

Here’s the full comparison:

Yesterday we heard that Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the 10th best-selling game on Nintendo platforms in US tracked history. What makes up the rest of the list then? Fortunately, the NPD Group’s Mat Piscatella was kind enough to provide the data.

The full lineup is as follows:

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The latest Nintendo leak isn’t only just about cancelled Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. Among the latest discoveries are a couple of interesting images for Wii Sports spotted by forestillusion and dconn537.

First up is a prototype image that shows Miis with ears, which is actually something we’ve never seen before. You’ve been able to customize features like the eyes, nose, hair, and even mouth shapes, but ears were never a part of the avatar’s design.

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We have one more comparison video stemming from the Super Mario 3D All-Stars announcement. Below, see how Super Mario Galaxy is on Switch vs. the Wii original, courtesy of GameXplain.

In case you missed it, you can view a similar comparison for Super Mario 64 here and Super Mario Sunshine here.

Switch is the first Nintendo console that lets users play anywhere they go. With prior systems, you were limited to portable play or a television. We’ve seen past Nintendo consoles go the handheld route with fan modding, which now includes the Wii as well.

Credit goes to GingerOfMods, who has created the Wiiboy Color. It was made by 3D printing a custom Game Boy Color shell and using various components. These include joysticks from a Switch, face buttons from a DS Lite, circuitry from a GameCube controller, and a car back up camera screen. The back features two triggers, Z-buttons, and a cooling fan. Circuit boards were re-designed from an existing Wii.


Paper Mario: The Origami King released in Japan last week, and Famitsu reported that the game sold 109,000 copies in its first few days. We now have a chart comparing the debut for every Paper Mario game in Japan (including Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam since it features that character).

Here’s the full chart ranked by first week sales:

Epic Mickey has turned into a cult classic of sorts after its initial debut on Wii a decade ago. Now we have some unused material from the game, as Jim Dooley uploaded an unused music track online. You can listen to the tune below, which is titled “Outro Black Pete”.

Epic Mickey originally came to Wii in November 2010. A sequel followed two years later, which also landed on Wii U.

The NPD Group has provided new data revealing the top ten best-selling SpongeBob games of all time in the United States. Titles represented in the list were from former generations, including Wii, DS, GameCube, and GBA.

Here’s the full top ten: