Category: Nintendo DS

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“The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest” Concert Review

author image by Danreb Victorio | Features Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii U Reviews | 0 Comments | 13 Jan 2016

They say “the third time’s the charm,” but what if the first two instances were already awesome? Just as the roofs started to frost over, and the days became holidays, I had the opportunity to attend The Legend of Zelda:…

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SmashPad Live from GameStop Expo 2015

author image by Danreb Victorio | Articles Features GameStop Expo 2015 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii U PC PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Vita Previews Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 01 Sep 2015

Tomorrow, retail gaming giant GameStop will be hosting its annual GameStop Expo at The Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas. This year marks the second time they’ve had the Expo in Vegas since 2013, as numbers doubled when they were…

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[E3 2015] Nintendo World Championships 2015: Blast Ball, Earthbound Beginnings unveiled

author image by Danreb Victorio | E3 2015 Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U | 0 Comments | 14 Jun 2015

It’s been quite a day for Nintendo.  E3 hasn’t even started yet, and in the span of a few hours we’ve already been given access to leaked playable characters, among other things for Smash 4.

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Club Nintendo announces its worst Platinum & Gold prizes yet

author image by Danreb Victorio | Features Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U | 0 Comments | 16 Jul 2014

Today Nintendo unveiled the rewards that “Platinum” and “Gold” members of its loyalty program are entitled to claim.  To the dismay of many of its members, including yours truly, the prizes are quite underwhelming.

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FOR SALE: Capcom

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Articles Features Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 20 Jun 2014

Cultural significance. You don’t really associate those two words with much of anything we write about in gaming journalism. Even as mainstream as gaming has become, most of what we think of as major events in the gaming industry come…

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You no longer have to travel across the land, searching far and wide

author image by Danreb Victorio | Android Articles Features Handheld iOS Mobile Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Videos | 1 Comment | 01 Apr 2014

Google and Nintendo did something pretty badass for April Fools Day. Using the Google Maps app on iOS or Android, users can now use the maps service to find and catch 150 pokémon ranging from the game’s different generations. So…

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2020 Vision: How to Stop Lan Di and Save Shenmue

author image by Ted Dedon | Articles Console Features Handheld Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U PC Platforms PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 03 Mar 2014

He shall appear from a far Eastern land across the sea, a young man who has yet to know his potential. This potential is a power that could either destroy him or realize his will. His courage shall determine his…

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Blurred Lines: Battlefield, Killzone, and the Rise of Cordis Die

author image by Ted Dedon | Articles Console Features Handheld Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Platforms PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 14 Feb 2014

Protection for gangs, clubs, and nations causing grief in human relations it’s a turf war on a global scale I’d rather hear both sides of the tale see, it’s not about races just places faces where your blood comes from is where…

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Nintendo Direct 2/13: A bunch of release dates and trailers with no surprises

author image by Danreb Victorio | Articles Features Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii U Videos | 0 Comments | 13 Feb 2014

Nintendo of America just aired their first Nintendo Direct presentation of 2014.  In this presentation, as expected, Nintendo unveiled a new playable character for the new Super Smash Bros. and cleared up a few ship dates for upcoming software, but…

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“Pokémon Bank” and “Poké Transporter” Reviews

author image by Danreb Victorio | Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Reviews | 0 Comments | 06 Feb 2014

It’s no question that the flagship Pokémon series is one that gamers can heavily dedicate themselves to and be enthusiastically involved with.  Though it’s pretty safe to say that the crazy in the late 90’s into the early 00’s has…

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Launches Are Broken, Let’s Fix Them.

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Articles Console Features Handheld Nintendo 3DS Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii Nintendo Wii U Platforms PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 PlayStation Portable PlayStation Vita Xbox 360 Xbox One | 0 Comments | 17 Dec 2013

Now that we are finally cooling down from the latest two system launches — hopefully the last two for several years — I figured it was time for a good debriefing. Let’s recap the (d)evolution of system launches over the years, and…

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SmashPad’s Physical Games of the Generation

author image by Chris Selogy | Features Nintendo DS Nintendo Wii PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Xbox 360 | 1 Comment | 04 Nov 2013

As this generation winds down with the upcoming launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, the staff here at SmashPad took a long look at this past generation to figure out what our favorite games of the generation were as…

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