Archive for the ‘Nintendo’ Category
In recent months I’ve been taken over by a new found love for the original Nintendo Entertainment System. I’ve been digging through childhood boxes in storage and in my garage and came across my NES system.
I blew the dust off, gave it a nice wipe down, installed a new 72 pin connector and the thing runs like new. All my games work too. It’s like being back in the early 1980’s again.
Everything works like it did back in 1985. Kick ass. Now that’s playing with power!
Over the weekend I plan on taking some pictures of my geektastic NES collection of gaming goodness and posting it for your viewing pleasure.
I’m also in the search for any original Nintendo “stuff” you might have and don’t want… it doesn’t matter what it is, just let me know as I might want it. Your trash could be treasure to me.
For those readers that are feeling in a “giving” mood, I’m accepting donations to my Nintendo addiction and more then willing to cover shipping fees and maybe a little extra for you depending on what you have.
The most recent issue of Nintendo Power offers up some new information about BioWare’s RPG for the DS, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.
You can choose your party of four from 11 different characters, including the expected Sonic crew of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Shadow, as well as Amy, Rouge, and Big the Cat.
You’ll be able to spot enemies on the field, giving you some flexibility in just when you engage in the turn-based combat. Control will be apparently be entirely stylus-based, a la Phantom Hourglass.
There will be team attacks and special attacks, which you can flat-out purchase or level up. Rings will naturally be the currency of the land and the game takes place in two acts: the first is in the more familiar Sonic environment while the second is a darker world.
JeuxFrance has scans of the screenshots from the article, and they look absolutely lovely. I tingle with anticipation and cross my fingers that this all works out for the best.
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Nov 15, 07 - 8:16 am
Comments Off on Pac-Man Meets Super Mario Brothers
I’m sorry Pac-Man, but the final dot you have to eat is in another castle.
I’m a little bummed that they didn’t include the “wacka-wacka” sounds when Pac-Man moves around but it’s still geektastic and a worthy gaming parody.
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Oct 11, 07 - 12:24 am
Comments Off on Nintendo’s Japan Fall 2007 Conference, In English
If you missed the Nintendo conference because you’re not a member of the media and don’t live in Japan, never fear.
The ever-thoughtful folks at Nintendo have translated the whole thing into English and posted streaming video on their web site.
Tune in to hear Iwata speak as if he is in a bad old dub of a Godzilla movie, and watch videos of the Wii Ware games, Mario Kart, Monster Hunter 3, and everything in between.
It clocks in at about 45 minutes. You can even click through the slideshow that Iwata had behind him.
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Sep 30, 07 - 4:52 pm
Comments Off on Embroidered Plush Nintendo System
You can click the above picture to see more up close and personal pictures of this embroidered plush Nintendo system.
Apparently Blythe Church hand dyed the felt, hand sewed it and embroidered all the details. It took her 2 full weeks to create this geektastic masterpiece.
The felt Nintendo system has an opening cover so that games can be put in and removed and she even made felt Mario 3 and Duck Hunt games:
Who knew that crafting people came up with such cool geeky stuff? I’ve seen some cool things before but this Nintendo system takes the cake.
Hat tip to Blythe Church for making some cool stuff out of felt.
Since I’ve now got Nintendo on the brain, it’s time to dig my Nintendo (NES) system out of the garage so I can play some Mario 3 and Duck Hunt.