Nintendo's memorable E3 moments

Trade shows, press conferences and strange announcements

E3 has come and gone; leaving behind a shell of its former self, yet still having managed to produce at least a few surprises. Of course, we remember when it was all glitzy displays, deafening music and rampant herds of website editors - an experience altogether more likely to provoke a spree killing in anyone lucky enough to attend. Here are just a few of our favourite moments from the press events we've managed to squeeze our way into in the past, at E3, Spaceworld and other Nintendo happenings. We do it so you don't have to.

Riqa (1999)
When we saw the first grainy videos of this third-person shooter, starring a woman in a slinky costume and ponytail, we rejoiced at the prospect of N64's very own Lara Croft. Then the videogame development gremlins sank their teeth into it, and after several delays it was ruthlessly cancelled. The bare bones of the game wound up as Rogue Ops on GameCube, which wasn't very good, so maybe we weren't missing very much.