Hey everyone! Just letting you know that in two days, issue #2 of NF magazine–the spiritual successor to Nintendo Power– will be available! What’s important about that? Well, if you subscribe before then, Issue 2 will be included in that subscription! Otherwise you’d have to pay the standalone price for the issue, and that’s not as cheap. You can get your subscription here!
The folks at NF like us, so we should show them some support! And who knows, maybe you’ll see some teamwork in the future! As for the issue itself, there might be something cool in there if you buy it! Something really awesome-looking! But what could it be, hmmmm… who’s to say, really. Whooooo’s to say…
DAY 12! DAY 12! DAY 12! Yes, it’s finally here! Day 12 of Obligatory Ice Level Day! The Mario marathon is on December 14th, when we’ll be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! C’mon, don’t wait! Get the word out! This marathon’s bound to be a classic! It’ll be something people talk about for some time to come. So we need to bring out the big guns for this one. That’s why today’s ice level is Cool, Cool Mountain, from Mario 64!
Hey again! It’s now day number 6 of Obligatory Ice Level Day! We’re counting down to the Mario marathon on December 14th, when we’ll be raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! You know, I love awesome female game characters. We need more of them! And one of the best female game characters out there is the bounty hunter Samus Aran. Today’s ice level is the Sub-Zero Containment, from Metroid Fusion!
Hey again! It’s the second stage of Obligatory Ice Level Day, the day that celebrates… uh… ice levels! This is all leading up to the Mario marathon on December 14th! We’re raising money for the Make A Wish Foundation! Tune in for some awesome games and sweet prizes, like handmade wooden item blocks and a Wii U Deluxe! So do you like to go fast? As in, really fast? As in, so fast you explode upon contact with a wall? Yep, today’s ice level is White Land, from F-Zero!
Rhythm Heaven series is from the small and strange corner of Nintendo responsible for the WarioWare games and other oddities. The series’ roots were on the GBA, but the first on to the western market was the DS sequel. While all three games have a lot in common, Rhythm Heaven Fever feels much more like a proper sequel to the GBA game in that it uses button inputs rather than motion controls or a touch screen. It also improves on the formula with more interesting visuals and music.
Nintendo (translated as “Leave Luck to Heaven”) is widely regarded as being one of the oldest existing developers of hanafuda cards on the face of the planet. While the company’s interests may have diversified in recent years, they still continue to create new cards on a regular basis and can be purchased from the company’s online store. Despite being Japan’s third most valuable listed company with a market value of 85 billion dollars, the history of the company remains mysterious to people who cannot be bothered to visit the company’s Wikipedia article. Nevertheless, Nintendo has had a vibrant history with many phases that I will now attempt to chronicle.
When Zelda fans get their hands on each new entry in the series, there are a lot of things they tend to expect to return from the series’ past. Whether they be minor aspects like the chime that plays when you solve a puzzle or open a treasure chest, the dungeon-item-boss formula, a large arsenal of both combat and puzzle oriented weapons, and so forth, it’s something that fans don’t really like Nintendo messing with too much. Nintendo, complying with this, is extremely mindful of that, putting a strong emphasis on returning staples of the series, arguably more so than they should be. But there’s one very important aspect of the series that seems to have been downplayed over the last 10 years or so – The overworld.
We all knew it was happening today. Nintendo has held a pre-recorded press conference starring Nintendo of America’s very own Reggie Fils-Aime. Among the many announcements, updates for the 3DS were revealed including Hulu Plus coming to 3DS, the ability to record 3D video using the Nintendo 3DS camera, street pass updates and more.
Nintendo seems to upping their attempts to bring different types of media to the 3DS which is great news for them, as they continue to catch up with Sony and Microsoft as far as non game uses of their systems go. What do you think about the announcements?
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With the DS getting killed off by its 3D-capable big brother, it’s becoming harder and harder to find new titles for the original system that are more than mere shovelware. With this game being the spiritual successor to a cult classic and hidden gem of the PSX, as well as being a decade in the making, is Solatorobo: Red the Hunter a well nurtured developer’s dream or is it a little too aged to stand on its own against the competition?
With Xenoblade Chronicles being met with a smile and warm welcome into European gamers Wii’s, news that will delight the American supporters of the game, Nintendo of Europe have decided to use that as a push for the other two games that have been the focus of Operation: Rainfall.
Embracing the Let’s Play community with a competition entitled “Let’s Play Xenoblade Chronicles” , Nintendo have asked players to create a video showing something the player really enjoyed, like a sidequest or area, or something along those lines – one person wins a voucher for both Last Story and Pandora’s Tower, while the four runners up gets a choice of which one they get. The contests is for those sixteen and over, finishes on October 18th and can be found here.
The contest does show that NoE really want all three games to do well, especially with Reggie stating that they were watching Europe carefully. If the momentum keeps up, then the organisers of Operation: Rainfall may yet be claiming a success.