Since the early days of Super Mario Bros we have been squashing Goombas with out any consideration as to what their story is. In this awesome video from pipocaVFX, we see life from a Goomba’s perspective and Mario doesn’t quite seem like the “superhero” we are used to.
After being succeeded by President Satoru Iwata, he stayed on as adviser, but his role decreased throughout the years.
Yamauchi is credited with transforming Nintendo from a small card-making company in Japan to a successful multi-billion dollar video game company, including developing the early Family Computer consoles and Game Boy.
Sources tell us Yamauchi died Thursday September 19, 2013 of pneumonia at a hospital in central Japan. A funeral is scheduled for Sunday.
Here’s an awesome for your Friday! With some clever camera work, amazing acrobatics (Parkour),slick special effects and an amazing soundtrack, this video of the Super Mario Bros. in real life is one of my favorites, it’s definitely fun to watch from start to finish.
The Legend of Zelda from NES is now available for download in the Nintendo Wii U eShop.
The Wii U version includes new features like the ability to save on the fly and play the game on the Wii U GamePad. The game is currently selling for $4.99, unless you already own it for the Wii, then the upgrade will only cost you $1.00.
It’s worth having your game on the Wii U interface to avoid having to switch to Wii mode. Otherwise, the game remains untouched and just as good as it ever was. If you haven’t already played the original Legend of Zelda, you are missing out on an amazing experience.
You can get all the game details on Nintendo’s website.
In what initially seems like one of the weirdest moves, Nintendo has just announced the Nintendo 2DS portable gaming system. No, that’s not a typo, it really says 2DS.
The Nintendo 2DS does not fold in half like the other DS systems and as the name would suggest, it lacks 3D capability. The 2DS is a complete redesign which at first glance seems odd but after looking at it for a while, it kind of grows on you.
All of these changes were put in place to put the 2DS at a $129.99 price tag, which for a device with as many capabilities as it has and not to mention an outstanding game library, is definitely more affordable. The 2DS will play the entire library of games for the 3DS, both downloadable and packaged, along with backwards compatibility with many DS titles.
The new handheld will be available on October 12th. You can get the full rundown on the system from Nintendo’s 2DS page.
What do you think? Love it or hate it?