Nintendo Arcade (partially lost Nintendo online Flash games; 2006-2007)

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A screenshot of the Nintendo Arcade website, archived via the Wayback Machine.

Status: Partially Lost

Nintendo Arcade was a website developed and published by Nintendo, which hosted online Adobe Flash games made to promote various Nintendo games and franchises.[1] In total, 38 games were published on the website between 2006 and 2007, before the website was taken down in late 2007.

Availability

From a period of time from 2006 to 2007, all of the games were available to be played online via the Nintendo Arcade website. Ever since the website was taken down, attempting to access it via its original URL leads to a 404 error page.[2]

Many of the games which were once available on the website have been saved to the Wayback Machine. These games were subsequently archived via the web game preservation project BlueMaxima's Flashpoint and can be played using the Flashpoint software. However, several of the games have not been saved, and currently remain lost.

Nintendo Arcade Games

# Game Title Status
1 Animal Crossing: Wild World Trivia Found
2 Children of Mana -- Gem Challenge Lost
3 Diddy Kong Racing DS -- Timber's Balloon Pop Found
4 DK: Jungle Climber -- Banana Grab Found
5 DK: King of Swing -- Hurling for Distance Found
6 DKC 3 -- Barrel Blastapalooza Found
7 Do YOU Need a Chibi-Robo? Found
8 Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss Found
9 Drill Dozer -- Shifting 101 Found
10 Kirby Squeak Squad -- Speedy Tea Time Lost
11 Magical Starsign Trivia Lost
12 Mario Hoops 3-on-3 -- Dribble Skillz Found
13 Mario Party 7 - Bowser's Lair Hockey Found
14 Mario Tennis: Power Tour -- Bicep Pump Found
15 Mario Tennis: Power Tour -- Reflex Rally Found
16 Mario vs. DK 2: Cannon Kaos Found
17 Metroid Prime Hunters -- Know Your Enemy Found
18 Metroid Prime Trivia Found
19 New Super Mario Bros. 1-Up Hunt! Lost
20 Nintendo Fusion Tour Trivia Lost
21 Nintendogs Dalmatian & Friends Trivia Lost
22 Nintendogs Puppy Quiz Found
23 Odama -- Crush and Conquer Found
24 Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl Lost
25 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Lost
26 Pokémon Ranger -- Learn to Use the Capture Styler Lost
27 Pokémon Trozei -- Learn to Play! Found
28 Polarium Puzzle Challenge Found
29 Star Fox Command Lost
30 Super Mario Strikers -- Heads Up Found
31 Super Paper Mario Memory Match Lost
32 Super Princess Peach -- Parasol Fall Found
33 Tales of Phantasia Archery Found
34 Tetris DS Found
35 Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam Lost
36 True Swing Golf Found
37 Wario: Master of Disguise Trivia Lost
38 Yoshi's Island DS -- Yoshi's Egg Toss Lost

Yoshi's Egg Toss

Yoshi's Egg Toss was playable on at least two microsites advertising the Nintendo DS game Yoshi's Island DS, both of which have since been taken down.

On May 30th, 2021, YouTube user WaltVS. uploaded the video "Yoshi's Egg Toss - Nintendo's Official Flash Game" to their channel.[3] One of their comments on the video provides the link to the European microsite for Yoshi's Island DS, where they recorded footage of Yoshi's Egg Toss. However, the microsite has since been taken down,[4] and the URL has been excluded from the Wayback Machine.[5]

The game was also playable on the North American microsite for Yoshi's Island DS, yoshisisland.nintendods.com.[6] In order to load properly, the microsite requires the files splash.swf and splash_config.xml; however, the splash_config.xml file has not been saved to the Wayback Machine.[7]

Videos

Video by gruz showcasing several games from the website.

Gameplay of Yoshi's Egg Toss.

External Links

References