Nintendo Graveyard

Products, services and events killed by Nintendo

This is an incomplete list, at least for now. Read the footer.

GilvaSunner Youtube Channel

GilvaSunner, a Youtube channel which uploads game soundtracks, gets obliterated by over a thousand of copyright claims at once from Nintendo.

Happened in January 30, 2022

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Removing hundreds of fan games off Game Jolt

Nintendo issued their largest DMCA to date, forcing Game Jolt to remove hundreds of fan games.

Happened in January 6, 2021

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Etika Joy-Con Shells for Charity

Content Creator <i>CptnAlex</i> creates custom ‘Etikon’ Joy-Con shells in August 2019, in memory of <i>Etika</i>. He proceeds to raise US$10k for charity through this, before the whole ordeal is C&D by Nintendo.

Happened in December 7, 2020

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Banning Twitch Streamers for playing their game

Nintendo issued DMCAs streamers for playing Hyrule Warriors on day of release, causing Twitch to issue temporary bans.

Happened in November 20, 2020

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The Big House SMB Online Tournament

Nintendo issues C&D to an important Super Smash Bros online event due to the usage of a competent unofficial netplay platform. Another argument being the usage of illegal copies of the game, which is not only improbable, but also ridiculous as SMB has not been in sale for years.

Happened in November 19, 2020

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Legend of Zelda: The Missing Link

Fan game/romhack years in the making made by popular Mario modder <i>Kaze Emanuar</i> gets both website and trailers taken down by Nintendo.

Happened in October 17, 2020

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Logistics Consulting LLC Modchip Installation Service

Nintendo issues C&D to a service which installs modchips in Nintendo Switch consoles, allowing the usage of custom homebrew software.

Happened in June 12, 2020

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Mario asset in "Dreams"

A custom asset utilized for many fangames in the "Dreams" platform, created by user <i>PieceOfCraft</i>, is removed from the game at Nintendo request.

Happened in March 21, 2020

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LoveRetro, LoveROMS

Nintendo issues C&D to two services which allow the download of old retro games, most of which were not available for purchase through any legal medium anymore.

Happened in July 22, 2018

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Zelda30Tribute

Nintendo issues C&D to a free-to-play 3D Browser Zelda fangame.

Happened in April 8, 2018

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Pokemon Uranium

A Pokemon fan game which was quickly gaining traction and popularity is taken down after multiple notices from Nintendo.

Happened in August 24, 2016

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AM2R (Metroid fan game)

A fan-made remake of Metroid II: Return of Samus gets taken down by Nintendo within days of being released.

Happened in August 2016 (aprox)

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SM64 fan remake on Unreal Engine 4

Nintendo issues C&D to a free-to-play remake of Super Mario 64 on the day of release.

Happened in April 2015 (aprox)

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Notes:

  • Project M is not included as it was taken down by it's devs before legal action.
  • I understand that some of the items listed were illegal. This list isn't meant to be composed of only unfair instances.
  • This list is incomplete. Send submissions to immarkski@proton.me or to @a_markski on Twitter