The DS homebrew community in the United Kingdom is bumming! London's high court has just made R4 flash cards illegal. The R4 flash card cannot be sold, advertised or imported into the United Kingdom. What will the UKers do without their R4 cards? Are all DS flash cards illegal or is it just the R4? R4s are so old, people should really be using a more modern flash card like the Supercard DSTWO anyways.
The R4 Nintendo DS flash carts have been changing the way gamers view their DS since 2007. With the aid of Micro SD cards for storage, the Nintendo DS finally lived up to its portable nature. Instead of carrying around dozens of cartridges, you could store all your games, software and media files onto one, tiny chip. As Micro SD cards progressed, so did flash cart technology.
This awesome SMB video was created by Andreas Heikaus for his Bachelor thesis. He wanted to emphasize on matchmoving work so he decided to mix the real gameplay video of Super Mario Bros with live action video of a sidewalk & wall. The outcome is wicked cool!
Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto sat down with IGN to answer a few questions submitted by Mario fans. One very interesting thing that Miyamoto mentioned was that he'd be interested in making a 3D Super Mario World for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld. When asked if it was a hint, Shigeru answered "I don't know... Maybe!". We'll take that as a YES! :) Can wait to get our hands on the new Super Mario World 3D!
Violin wizard, Teppei Okada has just 1UP'd everyone with the Super Mario Bros. theme song. In this video he plays the theme song sync'd to actual game play with sound effects! Teppei also plays a few other vintage NES game theme songs.
Super Mario Bros theme song with sound effects:
It's been a while since we've seen a good beatboxer doing our favorite theme song. Here's a Japanese beatboxer by the name of Hikakin. He does an awesome job beatboxing the Super Mario Bros. theme song.
It's that time of the year again when the gaming industry meets up and shows off their new goods to the world. E3 2010 so far has been great! Nintendo is showing off some really cool stuff.. one of them being the new Nintendo 3DS handheld. This handheld has 3D but you won't need any glasses to see the 3D! Here are six videos from E3 showing off the new Nintendo 3DS.
On May 5th, 1995, the Nintendo 64 was born. Back in 1995 the Nintendo 64's official name was the Ultra 64. Nintendo worked on the Ultra 64 for 19 months and was able to reach two main goals: to develop a chipset capable of rendering the world's best video game graphics and to do it at an affordable price - below $250 retail.
I'm not really a huge fan of GameStop as their trade in value for video games is a ripoff, but every now and then they come through with some good stuff. In this case it's the leaked image of the black Nintendo Wii due out this month (May). A GameStop employee leaked the photo of the black Nintendo Wii even though GameStop was instructed to not display the black Wii until May 4th. The black Wii is expected to hit shelves in the US on May 9th before arriving in Canada on May 23rd.
Super Mario Galaxy was one of Nintendo's most popular games for the Wii (next to New Super Mario Bros), and the sequel will have improved new worlds, power ups, gameplay and better co-op features. In the video below you'll see some awesome 2.5D platforming in Super Mario Galaxy 2. Can't wait to get our hands on this gem!
Nintendo seems to be first to bring new and exciting things like the Wii onto the gaming market and they're about to do it again. The Nintendo DS has evolved 3 times and each time it gets better and better! Nintendo's next handheld is called the Nintendo 3DS... and yes, it's going to have 3D! :) This new DS will have 3D effects without the need for 3D glasses! Nintendo will give us more details at the 2010 E3, so until then it's all just rumors.
So here are the rumored features:
Do you own an acoustic guitar and have fast fingers? If you've answered Yes then you might be interested in NES Game Tabs. The shreaders there have released guitar tablature for NES game theme songs - including tabs are for Super Mario Bros, SMB 2, Tetris, Paperboy, Legend of Zelda and many more. Here's a video of the SMB theme song. Guitar tab located below the video.
It's been a while since we've seen a unique Super Mario Bros theme song performance. Here are two cool videos of people tap dancing to our favorite theme song. The first video is with CK Edwards (a Broadway dancer) and the second one is Jrs tap dance choreographed by Alicia Curtis.
CK Edwards - Broadway dancer and Super Mario fan:
We've finally created a fan page on Facebook called "Wii Love Mario". I know, we're a bit behind the times! :P Please help us spread the word by becoming a fan. Keep your eyes open for upcoming Nintendo DS game giveaways on our FB fan page. To qualify for your monthly giveaways, all you need to do is become a fan of Wii Love Mario on facebook. We will randomly pick a fan for our monthly giveaways. Good Luck!
Check us out here and become a fan: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wii-Love-Mario/335439189612?ref=mf
Check out this awesome accompaniment played to our favorite theme song using a pencil, table and glass cup. Nice job, Pencil Percussionist!
Mario is great in the video games, but he wouldn't make a great roommate. "My Roommate Mario" is a new series by GagFilms and it's pretty fricken funny. Watch both episodes below.
My Roommate Mario (Episode 1)
I'm always looking for new ways to dress up my nails and today I ran into this awesome video from Jann3rz of YouTube. She will show us how to paint Toadstools on our nails! YEA! Here's what you'll need to get started: White Polish, Red Polish (or blue, green or pink), black polish for the eyes, base coat and top coat and dotting tool or pen.
If you're a fan of MTV's Jersey Shore, then this Mario video is right up your alley! Check out Mario and the gang as they party, fight, b*tch and taWk like da peeps from Jerwsey Shorw.
Merry Christmas Everyone! Where you naughty or nice this year? Check out the cool gifts that Santa delivered..
Марио против Пакмэна (Mario vs. Pacman) is a cool animation of Mario battling it out with Pac-Man. This cartoon reminds me of Osvaldo Cavandoli's " La Linea (The Line)" from the 80s.
If you haven't purchased a copy of New Super Mario Bros.Wii yet.. then are you waiting for?! Well, you're probably waiting for this sweet Special Edition Gift Set that includes the NSMB.Wii game, t-shirt, (4) static cling Wiimote skins with Mario, Luigi, Yellow Toad and Blue Toad and best of all, the New Super Mario Bros.Wii plastic lunch box!. Most Mario Bros. merchandise sells out quick so this NSMB.Wii collector's item is one of my early Xmas gifts! :) Here's what you'll get with this gift set:
Some great minds and Wii addicts have now made it possible to play Wii games on your PC and Mac! There's an awesome emulator called Dolphin that will allow you to play Nintendo Wii and GameCube games in Windows (2000/XP/Vista/7), Linux and Mac OS X (Intel version).
New Super Mario Bros.Wii is definitely a hard game and there's nothing more frustrating then seeing the "Game Over" and having to replay the last few levels. There's a solution to this and it's Infinite Lives! There are 1UP tricks for single players and 1UP tricks for multiplayer. The multiplayer way seems to be the quickest way to rack up the 1UPs. Here are the different tricks you can try to get infinite 1UPs:
New Super Mario Bros for Wii hasn't been out for more than a month and there's already two level editors! Today we're going to take a look at two NSMB level editors: Tanooki (already released) and Reggie (upcoming).
Tanooki is more than just a Mario suit. Tanooki is a full featured level editor for New Super Mario Bros. Wii, yes NSMB.Wii!. With Tanooki you can customize and change every aspect of every level! This is a nice surprise seeing how NSMB.Wii has only been out for less than a month.
Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! was a Super Mario Bros. anime only released in Japan back in 1986. Until now, it was all in Japanese... but DiveOffARoofINC of YouTube spent nearly 6 months creating this English dub version. Here are the 6 parts of Super Mario Bros.: Peach-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! *English Dub*
Part 1 of 6:
You know New Super Mario Bros.Wii is hot when an entire store is transformed into the Mushroom Kingdom! That's exactly what happened to the Nintendo World store located in New Yorks Rockefeller Plaza. The store was filled with all sorts of goodies including gaming stations, costumed characters and giveaways. Nintendo also pulled out all kinds of cool memorabilia from their archives including old NES/SNES Mario cartridges, Mario drinks, Mario lunch boxes and a bunch of other Mario shwag. Here's a video of what I wish my office would look like!
Shigeru Miyamoto (General Manager EAD, Nintendo and Mario's dad) reveals World 9 of the New Super Mario Bros Wii on the Nintendo Week channel. He also shows off the "Coin Mode" where all 4 players collect as many coins as they can... the level used is from the original Mario Bros. giving this game a very familiar, nostalgic feel. I can't wait to play this game! 8 Days till release!!!
Super Mario and Wario gets lunch at their favorite fast food place, Carl's Jr.
Here's an awesome Super Mario Bros chess set that's going on my Christmas list! This collectors SMB chess set has 32 hand painted pieces (Mario vs. Bowser), a metal box and game board. The game uses traditional chess rules so you can power-up and start stomping whoever you want. :P
Here's an extremely nerdy way to propose to your girlfriend! Bradsmith182 posted this video on YouTube showing his girlfriend playing a modified version of Super Mario World. Brad used a PC program called Lunar Magic to modify the levels and spell out "lisa... Will you marry me?" using coins. Pretty slick and original way of proposing to your GF! Congrats to Brad and his SMW loving girlfriend!