Modder puts Super Mario 64 into Minecraft

Mario can fly, jump, and punch his way through Minecraft worlds, thanks to a new mod from Pdxdylan. The mod, which isn’t yet complete, allows the developer to run the Super Mario 64 engine inside the classic sandbox game. A clip posted by Pdxdylan on Twitter shows Mario from Super Mario 64 exploring Minecraft environments like caves and The Nether. […]

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Wario deserves an exclusive console

Nintendo has never shied away from making colorful and zany consoles. This is the company that brought us the Game Boy Color (emphasis on the color) and delighted fans with an array of options like turquoise, yellow, and purple. Fast forward to 2021, and the Nintendo Switch has Joy-Con options like neon pink and green and a really bright red […]

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Jet Set Radio style meets badminton in this stylish sports game

While my memories of badminton bring back images of sweaty, awkward encounters in middle school gym class, Virtuoso Neomedia’s Raddminton takes the lighthearted sport and turns it into a sleek and intense competition — complete with flaming birdies and sporty streetwear. We have flaming hot shuttlecocks and more in Cool WIP, Polygon’s weekly roundup of eye-catching clips, and screenshots of […]

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Best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite accessories

While the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite’s built-in controllers and screens let you enjoy games all on their own, accessories can make their experiences even better, enhancing and upgrading these all-in-one systems. Polygon’s Nintendo Switch accessories buying guide explores some of our favorite add-ons for the portable consoles. Below, you’ll find our favorite games that come with their own accessories […]

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I’ve replaced my Switch with a Game Boy Advance SP

I used to be convinced that nothing could wrench my Nintendo Switch from my hands. After roughly four years with it, I still can’t believe I can play giant games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild or old favorites from my PC like Stardew Valley whenever, and seemingly wherever I wanted. And it’s not like companies aren’t […]

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Pokémon Unite: The battle between Mons I love and a good team

Pokémon Unite surprised both MOBA and Pokémon fans by being both fun and competent. But a highly competitive game based on a popular property creates an interesting conundrum: do you pick the best Pokémon for your team, or the one you’ve loved since you were seven? Pokémon Unite did a great job adding a variety of popular Pokémon and making […]

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Pokémon Unite feels a little too ‘pay to win’ for some players

Pokémon Unite, The Pokémon Company’s popular free-to-play MOBA on Nintendo Switch, has a system that many players are criticizing as “pay to win” and unfair for the competitive integrity of the newly released game. Early on, players can earn Aeos Coins (capped at 2,100 per week) and Tickets. Either of these currencies can be used to purchase held items in […]

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Pokémon Unite has a Gengar problem

Pokémon Unite’s Gengar is a real bastard, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. Look at the Pokémon Unite Twitter account’s request for feedback, or some choice gameplay clips on the game’s subreddit, and you’ll find loads of players grumpy about the overpowered state of Gengar, everyone’s favorite ghost Pokémon. In the same way that the Beatles have […]

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Pokémon Unite is the baby mode MOBA for me

Pokémon Unite is so simple it doesn’t even need to hold your hand. This isn’t a dig — quite the opposite, actually. The new free-to-play MOBA from The Pokémon Company and Tencent Games distills the genre formula into an incredibly approachable package. The initial tutorial, which takes around two minutes to complete, is plenty to get a handle on the […]

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