Super Mario Bros. X is a fan-made Mario game that borrows from all the previous Mario games (including “Mario Paint” and surprisingly, Metroid). For fans of oldschool Nintendo, it’s pure nostalgia:
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Play it at http://www.supermariobrothers.org/
Play Super Mario Bros. as Samus Aran, Mega Man, Link or other Nintendo 8-bit era characters. It’s absolutely awesome.
If you ever played Mega Man, you know that Mega Man 2 was the best of the series, not only because of its awesome 8bit soundtrack. If you played Mega Man 2, you’ll also squirm in delight at this piano rendition of Air Mans theme. As an added bonus, here’s the entire 8bit Mega Man 2 soundtrack on Grooveshark.
It is the timeless battle of the sexes. Rose and Camellia is a game about women slapping eachother. Coming to Nintendo DS soon.
Armed with Final Fantasy 3 on my DS, the other day I was following the intricacies of a standard Final Fantasy quest. Explore the dungeon – fight the monsters – approach the throne – fight the baddie – save the crystal. The predictable formula made me wonder: What if life were more like an RPG? I imagine …
- There would be a lot more pharmacies and armor stores.
- It would be okay to kill someone, but only if they looked dangerous and the killing was for experience points.
- Most people would look exactly like eachother.
- There would be no cars, only airships.
- Post offices would be entirely handled by little furry teddy bears.
- In place of governments, there would be 4 crystals. Earth, wind, fire and water. Possibly more.
- Hospitals would have it easier; casting “Phoenix Down” would resurrect people, “Hi-Potion” would heal wounds, and “Antidote” would cure all poisons.
Update 1: Some more gems, courtesy of Hans-Henrik, Titoonic‘s game designer:
- If your friends were confused, they would start hitting you with big swords.
- Blindness would be an instant affliction and instantly curable.
- And of course bloody fanfares all the bloody time.
Since I purchased a DS lite a while back, Nintendo has reinvigorated my interest in videogames. The last time I had any interest in videogames (as in not PC games) was a time when the best console was called “Super Nintendo”.
Enter the Wii. Point the remote control at where you want to go, make flicks of your wrist to reload your gun, and swing it like a sword. Like the name, the concept has a very odd appeal. Add in the ability to play the Nintendo and Sega games backlog using the Virtual Console (Super Metroid, anyone?) and we almost have a winner.
Then there’s the issue of DVDs. Apparently, Wii was initially supposed to be able to play DVDs. Then that feature was removed. Now Nintendo plans to either release a DVD capable Wii in the latter half of 2007, or maybe it’s a software upgrade that’ll work with existing Wiis.
Which is it? I, for one would like to be able to scrap all the stuff that’s currently below my TV with a single sexy black box.
Your thoughts: to Wii or not to Wii?