Hall of Fame

June 26, 2017

Hall of Fame #30: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker’

Director Eiji Aonuma’s swashbuckling adventure The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, set 100 years after the events in Ocarina of Time, stands as one of three best games released in the series thus far.
June 22, 2017

Hall of Fame #29: ‘Super Mario Bros.’

Super Mario Bros. is one of the most iconic video games ever conceived due to the sprawling level design, clever enemy placement, hidden secrets, optional sub-routes, superb physics, legendary soundtrack and gorgeous sprite-work.
June 20, 2017

Hall of Fame #28: ‘Super Smash Bros. Wii U’

Nearly every aspect of Smash Wii U seems fine-tuned to appeal to long-time Nintendo fans, and a generation of new gamers. Once you’re hooked, you won’t be able to put it down.
June 20, 2017

Hall of Fame #27: ‘Street Fighter II’

Street Fighter II set a standard, popularized the genre, and set off a renaissance for the arcade game industry in the early 1990s.
June 20, 2017

Hall of Fame #26: ‘Banjo Kazooie’

Goomba Stomp’s Hall of Fame is reserved for only those Nintendo titles that can be called absolute classics. Chosen by the crew of the NXpress Nintendo Podcast, these bite-sized capsule reviews reflect what we’ve discussed on the podcast over the past six months. Look for more entries every 25 episodes […]
June 19, 2017

Hall of Fame #25: ‘Zelda II: the Adventure of Link’

Zelda II is unique, but frustrating – flawed but brilliant – and without question, an important game that helped define what the Zelda games would ultimately be.
June 19, 2017

Hall of Fame #24: ‘The Legend of Zelda’

Shigeru Miyamoto’s masterpiece laid the groundwork for almost every action-RPG that came after it, and it has become a staple franchise for Nintendo that is still going strong, 30-plus years later.
June 19, 2017

Hall of Fame #23: ‘Resident Evil 4′

Shinji Mikami is still revered as the godfather of action horror and Resident Evil 4 is a true testament to that statement.
May 30, 2017

Hall of Fame #22: ‘Animal Crossing’

It’s tough to coherently convey why Animal Crossing is so fun. As a human who moves in to the midst of a village of friendly animals, you wander around, chat with animals, decorate your house, and try to pay off a mortgage.
May 30, 2017

Hall of Fame Entry #21: ‘The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask’

How do you follow-up The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, debatably the best N64 game and perhaps even the greatest game of our time? Nintendo’s answer was to make the next Zelda entry emphatically different.