Wind Waker and Other GameCube Titles Run Exceptionally Well on Galaxy S8

Mobile graphics are growing at an exponential rate each year and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 aims to continue that trend.

What you’re seeing is real: footage of GameCube titles including Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Smash Bros. Melee running on the hardware via Android Dolphin Emulator. The results are truly spectacular. The only way for me to get this working on my current One Plus 3 would be to stream the emulator from my PC via Moonlight but to see it running on the hardware itself is on a whole new level of awesome.

This is all thanks to the Exynos 8895 which is set to be the cutting edge in mobile performance technology. It certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard.

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Zelda Breath of The Wild Running on The Switch is Surreal

President of Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aimé, and Miyamoto revealed some footage of Breath of The Wild running on the Switch live on Jimmy Fallon last night. No bullshit or trailers, just straight up raw gameplay.

Gameplay starts at 6:00 in case you don’t care about Mario Run.

I’m kind of in a state of disbelief. It’s crazy to think that this is running in real-time. On a handheld.

The Nintendo Switch comes out next March.

Nintendo Switch Will Have GameCube Support

The Nintendo Switch will add GameCube to its virtual console catalogue according to EuroGamer. The first three games expected to work will be Luigi’s Mansion, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

GameCube support is already tested and working, we understand, and three Nintendo games have already been prepped for Switch.

Those games are Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi’s Mansion and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

The Wii U missed an opportunity by not allowing GameCube support then again it couldn’t thanks to the lack of analog triggers. This made games like Super Mario Sunshine pretty much unplayable. This confirms that the Switch will indeed have analog triggers which is definitely a plus.

 

Wii U Emulator is Basically Perfect

When I first heard of Cemu, the Wii U PC emulator, I was thinking to myself “that’s gonna take a while…like 5 years to get anything basic running”. I was wrong.

As consoles get more advanced, emulating them becomes more of a hassle as you’d need to take into accounts lots of data such as cell processing. Yet despite it only being a few years in development, Cemu managed to somehow pull it off with near perfect results.

The first game you’ll see is Mario Kart 8 running on the latest version of Cemu.

And here’s Wind Waker HD which demonstrates switching screens to use the gamepad.

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Super Smash Bros 4

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I have to say I’m quite blown away by all this. Granted it’s not perfect (Super Smash 4 is choppy) but in comparison, Dolphin took years to gain this level of stability. Granted Dolphin is now a way more advanced emulator than Cemu which playes both Wii and Gamecube. All in all though this is good stuff. But there’s still ways to go as of right now Cemu doesn’t support high resolutions such as 4K.

Nintendo Switch Launch Date and Titles Leaked

The Nintendo Switch is a real thing but there’s still a lot about it we don’t know. Such as an exact launch date as well as its potential launch line up.

Laura Kate, who previously leaked about the Switch’s battery life, is back with a very specific list giving us an inside look at both the launch date for the Switch as well as the games we expect to see within the first six months.

Here’s a pic for reference.

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As always take this info with a grain of salt, but based on the launch date and various other leaks this seems sound. We’ll find out more when Nintendo talks more about the Switch in January.

New Super Mario 64 Mod is Basically a Sequel

Fans have long messed around and added weird features to Super Mario 64. One fan, however took it to the next level and basically designed a sequel.

SM64: Last Impact Release promises to include “130 stars, 12 powerups, many new bosses and a large variety of completely new levels.” It took user Kaze Emanuar over 4000 hours to produce and from the looks of it that time seemed to have paid off.

Be sure to head to the video description here and download it ASAP before Nintendo pulls a Nintendo.