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Nintendo World Championships 1990 (NES Video Game)

16 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

Nintendo World Championships 1990 is a special game that was used in the original 1990 Nintendo World Championships where competitors had to compete to be the best at Super Mario Bros., Rad Racer, and Tetris.  After the event ended, participants were given a gray NWC 1990 cart (90 were made in all) and for Nintendo Power subscribers, a special gold cart was made available to 26 lucky Nintendo Power subscribers.  Due to the low amount of carts made, this made NWC 1990 a highly sought-after collectors' item and the rarity made sure sell prices remained high in that you probably had to pay an arm and a leg and give up your first born child to be even be able to snag one.
If you want to see highlights of the event:


If you want to see the game running:


NWC 1990 would be the last time Nintendo held a world competition until 2015.  NWC would even be referenced in the NES Remix games where you could play a special set of challenges from Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, and Dr. Mario in NES Remix 2.  The NWC 1990 would even be given a homage in the movie The Wizard where the competition at the end was NWC-styled (and gave viewers an advanced look at Super Mario Bros. 3 before it released).


Now to the main point of this thread (besides discussion):



Bootleg copies of NWC 1990 are starting to be circulated.  If you're looking to snag one of the 90 original copies or one of the 26 gold copies, you now have a bigger headache in bootleg copies besides the money woes.

Nintendo Holding "Special Panel" at PAX West

15 August 2017 - 05:59 AM



A special Nintendo panel at PAX West 2017! Check the mobile app or digital schedule for more information!


The panel will be held in the Hydra Theater on September 2nd, running from 10 to 11 AM.


Any guesses about this event?  Nintendo Direct inbound?  Nintendo recycling e3 2017 demos for stuff about to release then?  Who knows. *shrug*

Super Mario Bros. 2 / Super Mario USA

11 August 2017 - 07:14 AM



Way back during the NES era, Nintendo released the second game in the Super Mario Bros. main series in America.  It took everything you thought you knew about Mario from the original Super Mario Bros. and turned it on its ear.  In this game Mario had a dream about a mysterious place called Subcon.  When Mario entered Subcon, a voice cried out for help.  Apparently Subcon was taken over by a being named Wart.  Mario suddenly woke up surprised at this dream.  When Mario joined his brother, Peach, and Toad for a picnic the next day, Mario told them of his dream.


They spot a cave nearby their picnic spot and decide to explore it.  In said cave was the same entrance to Subcon, the same entrance Mario went through in his dream!  The game would be notable for several things each that would become established foundations to the Mario universe.  One it made Luigi very different from Mario in terms of looks and abilities (Luigi was a palette swap of Mario no longer), it made Peach and Toad playable, and it introduced a number of Mario mainstays like Shyguys, Bob-ombs, and the very controversial Birdo.  One mechanic though never made a true comeback (throwing things).  In later games, Mario would be limited in the amount of stuff he could throw so he had to deal with unthrowable things differently.


The game's development also had interesting twists.  See Super Mario Bros. 2 in America only came to be since at the time NCL released their own Super Mario Bros. 2 in Japan that would later be known as The Lost Levels in America.  Japan's SMB 2 would be a very difficult expansion to the original Super Mario Bros.  In fact it was so difficult, Nintendo of America refused to localize Japan's Super Mario Bros. 2, but instead asked NCL to turn Doki Doki Panic into Super Mario Bros. 2 for American audiences.  If you want to read up on Doki Doki Panic, click here.  As sorta brought up before, this would become an irony.  NoA ended up localizing Japan's SMB 2 for America as The Lost Levels thanks to Super Mario All-Stars for SNES and America's SMB 2 would be released in Japan as Super Mario USA!


Now to the main point of this thread:  A hacker has revealed a new type of Shy Guy from America's Super Mario Bros. 2 that was cut from the original release!



If this Shy Guy had made it in, the lil' guy would chase after Mario non-stop until either Mario moved on, ditched it in a pit, or defeated it by throwing things/POW Blocks/Super Star.  So yeah discuss anything American Super Mario Bros. 2 here.

Capcom Announces Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Coming to 3DS

09 August 2017 - 09:00 AM






 The fourth game in the courtroom drama series, Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, is coming to the Nintendo 3DS system for the first time. Originally launched for the Nintendo DS system in 2008, this latest announcement means that all six of the mainline Ace Attorney titles can be experienced on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Court will be in session this November when Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney will be available to download across North America and Europe on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99. New screens are available on the press site here.



Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney coming to Nintendo 3DS means that budding attorneys can see all the courtroom action from Apollo’s early days as a defense attorney in upgraded 3D graphics. Forensic investigation techniques play a vital part in analyzing the evidence to help solve some of the game’s mysteries. Utilizing the features of Nintendo 3DS, players can dust some crime scenes to search for fingerprints and also examine certain objects in a full 360 degrees to uncover hidden evidence! Will the fingerprints match any of the suspects on file and uncover new truths?


These investigation techniques combined with Apollo Justice’s magical bracelet that gives him the unique ability to detect lies during witness testimonies create a thrilling investigative journey.


In addition to the upgraded new look for Nintendo 3DS, this release includes the Japanese version of the game, allowing players to switch between the Japanese and English versions. More than just an alternative language option, keen eyes will be able to spot some differences in some background signs and art between the Japanese and English versions. Text skip options will also be available from the start.


Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney takes place years after the events of the previous series title, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations, and consists of several compelling cases where the protagonist Apollo Justice must fight to defend his innocent clients accused of murder. Upon successfully completing the game’s first case, Apollo is asked to join disbarred attorney Phoenix Wright and work alongside Phoenix’s adopted daughter, Trucy. The pair go on to solve a series of quirky crimes including the theft of a noodle cart and the disappearance of a pair of magic panties!


Also the Japanese version comes in a whole bunch of versions including a literal gold plate memorial in the premium edition that will run you $1,400+ when coverted from yen.  o.O


Of course all we Western plebs get is just a digital download of Apollo Justice.  =/  Anyways, you can discuss the coming 3DS enhanced port or any of the other versions of Apollo Justice out there including the DS original.

Game Informer Running Behind the Pokémon Series Special

09 August 2017 - 08:25 AM

Source:  http://gonintendo.co...n-features-inte



Game Informer is said to have exclusive behind-the-scenes information regarding Pokémon and its history, how GameFREAK brings Pokémon to life, etc.  We don't know if this information will have anything from the upcoming Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon and the eventual Pokémon for Switch (even if that ends up spinoff).  All I can say is stay tuned and if you already know of Pokémon's history, there could be some tidbits we haven't heard before.


EDIT - Whoop.  Apparently missed this:


The eventual Pokémon for Switch did get brought up.