Now that the Wii U is nearing end of life I've been thinking of picking one up along with several of its best games. Caveat: I would probably play exclusively on the tablet and not hooked up to a TV. Is this feasible? Would using the controls on the tablet be too uncomfortable? Can I use a pro controller or something while I use the tablet strictly as a display? Anything else I should consider?
Is there a way (legal/ethical) that I can play classic Nintendo games with save states? I have an original Wii, a GameCube and a 3DS, and between those platforms, I own (i.e. I paid for) several Zelda games and other 80s NES favorites. I want to play these games all the way through again, but I'm lazy and don't have time/don't want all the grind. [more inside]
After more than a decade away, I want to start playing Pokemon again. Help me figure out where to start! [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for cool fun indie games that are available through the Nintendo eShop (got a gift card for Christmas!). [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for retro (think mid-80s to mid-90s) console side-scrollers that have two-player support. [more inside]
I have a simple question that I'm unable to answer with English google-fu: How does one buy a Nintendo Rosalina amiibo figurine in Japan? They're outrageously priced in the US and I'd like to beg a friend currently living in Japan to pick one up for me. But how/where? Is it readily available as an online order with domestic shipping?
Are there good places online to purchase old Game Boy Advance or DS games? [more inside]
Just bought a Wii U and I'm waiting for it to arrive. I plan on using my regular Wii still, probably for Homebrew, but I'm wondering what will happen when I try to use one Wiimote with two devices that recognize it. Is that going to be a problem? Will I have to unplug one or just deal with it running in the background on a different input?
Since the first Nintendo game console came out in the 80's, I can recall everyone I know (myself included) blowing into the game cartridge and/or the Nintendo itself when something went wrong (freezing, etc.). What is the premise for doing this (I saw other people do it, and sometimes it seemed to work, so that's why I did, thinking maybe dustiness/debris was the issue...), and is there any legit evidence that this really fixes things?
I am looking for games like Pikmin with a puzzle-solving, world-exploring component. I have a Wii U and a 3DS (both of which are backwards-compatible to their previous iterations) and an old-ish Macbook. [more inside]
I have around $200 Aus burning a hole in my pocket and I am thinking of getting a nintendo console, two remote units and wiifit board. I have never played anything on a tv or computer except dos tennis and solitaire. I know zilch about nintendo and game consoles or games. [more inside]
I have a blue Nintendo 3DS XL. Sailor Mercury has a blue flip-top Super Computer. The difference (apart from magical powers) is a gold symbol decal on the back. How can I get that onto mine? This is not for cosplay. It is for playing games in public and feeling supremely cool. [more inside]
My partner and I just got shiny new Nintendo 2DSs (which can play all DS and 3DS games) and would like suggestions for story-driven, not-too-difficult games that can be fully enjoyed via local multi-play. [more inside]
So I have never played any of the Pokemon titles, but they seem like something I would like. The game stores around me seem to have several different titles for the Nintendo 3DS that they are selling used pretty cheaply. Which Pokemon title for the 3DS would be OK to start with, assuming I've never played any of them, with bonus points for an older one that might be cheaper? Or should I have started playing from the first title and I'll be hopelessly lost about the gameplay now? [more inside]
If I were to import a Wii U from the UK to Australia, what problems might I face? Inability to access bundled downloads? [more inside]
80sNintendofilter: Was this really a game and if so, what was it? [more inside]
We're in greater Seattle for the rest of the week. My sons are really interested in visiting Mario's office in Redmond and maybe picking out something for our oldest's 7th birthday on Friday. I know there used to be a visitor's center as recently as a couple years ago, but I'm seeing varying accounts as to whether it still exists. Or that it exists but you need to make arrangements to get in. Can AskMe help us out? Is there anything publicly accessible at Nintendo of America?
I recently got the itch for a new handheld gaming console, and I'm wondering about the best option. I'm especially interested in playing the side-scrolling Mario and Donkey Kong Super Nintendo games of my youth. [more inside]
The puppy decided that the 3DS version of Nintendogs was a suitable chew toy. The plastic housing is damaged beyond repair. The circuit board inside is slightly bent up. Before tossing the game and having to buy a new one, is there anyway to buy a replacement plastic cartridge housing and try the game out?
What things should I be concerned about when it comes to our 11 year old having a 3DS? [more inside]
Can you play a 3ds game (the 3-D kind of game) on a DSi XL? [more inside]
What do I need to do before selling a videogame console? In this case, specifically a Wii and probably to Best Buy. [more inside]
What are must-have games for the Nintendo 3DS? I already own a Nintendo DSi but I couldn't resist upgrading. I like games of all kinds, I just want to enjoy the 3DS to its fullest. [more inside]
SuperMarioBrosFilter! Which version of Super Mario Bros. (I believe on Super Nintendo, could be wrong, though) had the feature where you could also play a quick two-player game of Mario Bros.? [more inside]
Is there a way to disable the wifi on a Nintendo DS Lite semi-permanently? [more inside]
Our Wii kicked the bucket and my girlfriend brought home a replacement and was dismayed to discover that this new model no longer had Gamecube controller ports which means no more DDR, at least not with the Gamecube-controller versions of the dance pads we have. How to remedy? [more inside]
I'm making my first electronics project: a super-simple musical sequencer controlled by an Arduino and SNES Super Advantage. Can you help me out with some logistics/feasibility questions? [more inside]
Can any OSX folks recommend a reliable Nintendo emulator?
I want to pick up a used Nintendo DS for cheap, but there are a bunch of different models. Which version of the DS should I get? [more inside]
Avid/experienced Nintendo DS Lite gamers, what would you recommend as the best Flash Cartridge for my new NDSL? I'd like to have as many options and features as possible within reason (dollars and sense-wise). [more inside]
My wife went to a party with co-workers, and enjoyed the heck out of a Wii dancing game they played. If I were to invest in a console, which would have the most fun dancing games for it? [more inside]
Can you identify this (seemingly) misidentified piece of electronic music? It's supposedly by Marumari and is called "Kid Icarus Fight", but I am pretty sure that's incorrect... [more inside]
I think I want a Nintendo DS Lite, but I'm totally ignorant. → I'm in Greece ←, and don't want to spend the money (this money, it is tight) only to find out that it was a bad choice for me in terms of game level and types of games, acquisition of games, country specific restrictions, and if the one I have my eye on (via EBay) is the right choice. Can you hold my hand? [more inside]
where can I buy PowerUp Rewards PRO online? [more inside]
In "Silent Hill: Shattered Memories" the flashlight-based exploration of the creepy cold abandoned town is all too often interrupted by annoying "nightmare" sequences where you have to flee from faceless ghouls. I hate hate hate these nightmare sequences, but I want to keep playing the game. Can I bypass them somehow? [more inside]
My job requires me to travel a few times a year, for weeks at a time. I'm debating the purchase of a PSP or DS, specifically for travel-entertainment purposes. We've been over this before, but not for a couple of years, so I'm wondering about the State of Portable Consoles. [more inside]
What are the classic games for the Nintendo DS? And, bonus, what are the best games that can be played in five minute increments? [more inside]
My kids have a new R4 card for their Nintendo DSi's. It has stopped working after 2 days, proudly announcing that there is a system error. Is there a rescue remedy? [more inside]
Atari or Nintendo video game. It's driving me crazy that I can't remember the name of it. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for Nintendo DS games similar to Tetris. [more inside]
My college roommate is visiting me in NYC this weekend, and I want to play some Kart like the good 'ole days. Where in NYC (preferably Manhattan) can I go to rent a copy of MarioKart for N64 or Gamecube, along with three controllers and the base system?
How can I make multiple towns with my Wii and ANIMAL CROSSING: CITY FOLK ? [more inside]
Help me, electrical engineers: What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port? How do I find out who made the connector for Nintendo? [more inside]
What Nintendo 64 games are worth seeking out on eBay? [more inside]
I want a Gameboy Advance flash cartridge, but nobody seems to sell them anymore. Ideas? [more inside]
If you were having your 10th birthday, would you rather get a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL? [more inside]
What are the best sports games for the Nintendo DS or Game Boy Advance? [more inside]
My 83 year old mother wants to be able to play computer games and I am not sure what to do. Can you help me help her? [more inside]
What's going on with the Wii Fit availability? How can I find one in a brick-and-mortar store? [more inside]