Nintendo has just announced that they're dropping the price of the DS Lite from $129-$150 to $100 on June 5th, 2011! They officially discontinuing the handheld to concentrate on the new 3DS handheld. Not only will the price drop, but Nintendo will also be repackaging six of it's Mario games with the DS Lite as a bundle.
Wii love Mario, but we're not too thrilled about Nintendo's new Terms of Service (TOS) for its 3DS handheld. In the TOS, Nintendo is threatening to remotely destroy any 3DS handhelds that are found to be modified or using unauthorized devices. This is what Nintendo has in their 3DS Terms of Service:
This video was created by a YouTube video with some impressive 3D skills. He claims it's his second 3D video, but it's pretty darn cool for a 2nd try!
"Project Cafe" is the codename Nintendo has given it's newest console. Here at WiiLoveMario, we're going to call it the Wiii. Let's see if that name sticks. :) There's been all kinds of rumors flying around the past week about the Wiii.. some of them include: touch screen controller, 1080p output, built in 3D (why not, right?!). Nintendo sent out an invitation to their E3 booth for the unveiling of the new hotness.
April 25, 2011
To whom it may concern:
Re: Wii's successor system
Mario Kart is one of the best selling go-kart style racing video games ever developed! Nintendo has released 8 Mario Kart games to date: Super Mario Kart for NES, Mario Kart 64 for Nintendo 64, Mario Kart: Super Circuit for GBA, Mario Kart: Double Dash for GameCube, Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii and two Mario Kart Arcade GP standup arcade games. Mario Kart for the new Nintendo 3DS is due out sometime later this year. If you've played all of these games then you're probably a Mario Kart addict like me!
Nintendo has officially released their newest handheld console in the USA, the Nintendo 3DS! Currently the available colors are Aqua Blue and Cosmo Black. We have both colors on order so they should be in our hands within a week, hopefully sooner! :) If you haven't had a chance to play with a 3DS yet, I suggest you run down to your local Walmart and wait in line to get your turn on the 3DS floor demo. The best feature is the impressive 3DS experience without the need for special 3D glasses. There's also a 3DS effect slider where it'll take and display 3D photos with the dual front and rear facing cameras. The 3DS comes with a bunch of software including a GBA Virtual Console (emulator) and Internet browser. There's also going to be Netflix available in May!
We just found this gem on YouTube by a user named Jimmy. Jimmy created this awesome A Capella version of our favorite Super Mario Bros. theme song by cutting all the tracks himself.
The following video shows what Super Mario Bros would sound like if you added Quake3D-like effects. Personally, I prefer the original sounds.. but this is still funny to watch.
Looking for a theme for your child's room? Well look no further! These Super Mario and Luigi blanket, pillow cases, throws and drapes are perfect for a Super Mario Bros. fan in your life. Along with these Super Mario Bros. wall stickers, you'll have the most wicked SMB themed room. My 5 year old nephew has just discovered the awesome world of Super Mario Bros. and he's been requesting all presents/gifts to be Super Mario Bros. related.
Nintendo was founded in late 1889 as a playing card company, originally named Nintendo Koppai. Nintendo was based in Kyoto, Japan, the business created play cards called Hanafuda. Hanafuda, meaning "flower cards," is a traditional Japanese card game that dates back to the 1500s. It is said that the modern design of the card set was created in the mid 1700s.
Collectors of the Nintendo DS Lite, DSi and 3DS series will definitely have to put these Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Yoshi items on their list of things to buy! Theses stylish suspender carrying cases for the Nintendo DS Lite, DSi and 3DS comes in Mario blue/red and Luigi blue/green. They'll protect your DS Lite/DSi/3DS from drops and younger siblings!
Nintendo's new 3DS handheld console is due out in March and there are rumors floating around that it works with existing flash cards. Someone managed to plug their AceKard RPG flash card into one of the Nintendo 3DS display units at the Tokyo Game Show 2010 - and it worked! This is good news for the homebrew community and for all you AceKard flash cards owners. Most homebrew developers will not fork up the cash for a 3DS Dev Kit from Nintendo, so this alternative rewritable 3DS blank flash cartridge would be great to test your homebrew software/games, play MP3s, videos and copy/consolidate your existing DS/DSi/3DS cartridges onto one cartridge. The AceKard flash card has been available for some time now and it works with the original DS, DS Lite, DSi and apparently it works on the soon to be released Nintendo 3DS. Joy!
Here's a handy AceKard flash card buyer's guide:
The new Nintendo 3DS is almost here! Nintendo held a press event today in New York to unveil the Nintendo 3DS launch details for North America.
The Nintendo 3DS will be available on March 27, 2011 for $249.99. It'll come bundled with a 2GB SSD card (removable, if you want to buy something bigger) , a charging cradle and 6 AR cards. Nintendo will be offering two colors at launch: Cosmo Black and Aqua Blue. The 3DS will also be able to play DS and DSi cartridges. Here is a list of the cool Nintendo 3DS built-in features:
It's not! This was a question asked on Yahoo Answers and I'm not entirely convinced it's a real question. I refuse to believe that there's someone left in the world that doesn't know how to play Super Mario Bros! Here's a screenshot and link to the original question. Head over to this page if you want to play the original NES Super Mario Bros!
Worried about what to get the gamer in your life this holiday season? Make Mario your Santa Claus with Super Mario Bros. Christmas gifts that are not just video games. But first let’s talk about the ultimate collector and what truly makes a fan of our famous plumber duo that sinks into green pipes to fight off Goombas.
True fans will appreciate any classic Nintendo system which will include specific game titles for that fantastic Super Mario Bros. holiday gift. Imagine that gamer in your life receiving an original Nintendo Entertainment System with the original three Super Mario Brothers games! You may find it hard to wrap that used system and oversized grey cartridge with a black sleeve labeled Nintendo, but to the true fan, wrapping and bows won’t matter! Finding these classic Nintendo systems won’t be easy, but enough garage sales and flea markets will be a fun adventure to find perfect Super Mario Bros. Christmas gifts.
The creative folks over at The Game Station created this epic gangland tale of betrayal and violence Mario Bros. style! The video has all of our favorite characters: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad.
Learn how to play the Super Mario Bros. Underwater theme song. This awesome piece was composed by Koji Kondo, a Japanese video game composer and sound director for Nintendo since 1984.
It's the 25th Anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. franchise and someone must be feeling extremely generous because they're giving away FREE Red Nintendo Wii bundles! We ran across this offer today and thought we'd share. This limited edition red Wii bundle comes with the Wii-mote Plus controller (built-in Wii MotionPlus), red Nunchuck, Wii console and the New Super Mario Bros. video game. This bundle is valued at $250 - if you're at least 18 years old and live in the United States, then you might qualify for this free Nintendo Wii! Hopefully we'll get this awesome limited edition 25th anniversary red Nintendo Wii in the mail soon! We're not sure how long this offer will last, but you should definitely enter... you might just get a free red Wii this holiday season!
Every dog has it's day and it's definitely this dog's day. Check him out with his cool Super Mario costume. I'm sure he'll be getting all kinds of Halloween treats this year!
This short compilation video of Super Mario Bros. bugs and glitches was released by Nintendo of Japan to celebrate Mario's 25th anniversary! The most famous glitch is the infinite 1UPs, but there are a bunch of other glitches that will make you dig up the SMB cartridge to try out (or boot up the emulator).
This is not how Nintendo intended their characters to be depicted, but it's pretty darn funny. Here's a pic of Super Smash Bros. gang after they've smoked and drank a few things.
"I'm Super Smashed Bro! Puke it out as your favorite Nintendo characters"
We don't normally report on the Sony Playstation 3, but this is huge news for the PS3 homebrew community! The PS3 has been available for about 5 years and no one has successfully created a fully functional mod solution... until now. Within the past couple of weeks a few different types of jailbreak techniques have surfaced that will allow you to copy your existing PS3 games onto the PS3's internal hard drive -- you'll no longer need to boot the game with the DVD after dumping the PS3 game onto the HDD. Awesome!
If you just landed on this planet and need to know what the the best game franchise on the planet would be.. then take a look at the following 4 Game Genealogy: Super Mario Bros videos.
Game Genealogy: Super Mario Bros. - The 8-Bit Years: 1985 - 1990
In this New Super Mario Bros video you'll see how NSMB is supposed to be played! It looks like the Harlem Globetrotters cruising through the level while passing Luigi back and forth like a basketball. Why can't the people I play NSMB with have the same skills?! :)
Some Mario Kart uber fan decided it would be cool to paint Mario Kart iconography on the bike lane somewhere in Portland. The Mario fan painted a banana, star and mushroom. Check out this local news report about the coolest bike lane in the USA :)
While checking out the latest videos uploaded to YouTube this week, I came across this funny comedian named Black Nerd. His channel, BlackNerdComedy, has a lot of videos worth watching. The first video I watched was "Super Mario Bromance" which was really funny.. but if you visit his channel, you'll find all sorts of hilarious stuff!
Super Mario Bromance (Lady Gaga parody) by Black Nerd Comedy
Nintendo DS and DSi are both great gaming platforms made better by homebrew software. A common misconception is that homebrew software is only used by hackers and pirates to play illegal and pirated content. Despite the poor reputation, homebrew software continues to prevail on the DS and DSi as a legal and ethical way to expand the functionality of your Nintendo DS and DSi. Many different software solutions are released via homebrew that enable the DS and the DSi to complete more functions that are perfectly legal and ethical.
Anywaythebassplays from YouTube put up this cool video of him playing all 3 parts of the Super Mario Bros 2 Overworld theme. Anywaythebassplays, how about putting together the sheet music or tab for the theme song? :)
Greets :) ModistOne released this cool piano rendition of the Overworld theme from SMB 2. Sit back and treat your ears to a great SMB tune!