luigiamiibo2Then watch the sales of the Luigi amiibo go through the roof.

A Luigi racing suit for my Mii isn’t gonna cut it, Nintendo.

I want a fully fledged death stare for my Mii while he’s wearing the Luigi racing suit. AND! I want it mapped to the horn button, so I can control the intimidation.

Then I’ll pay the fifteen (or more) bucks for one of your amiibos.

And on that topic, I’m thinking of innovative ways for the Big N to use their little toys. Any ideas?

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??????????????????????????????????????Nintendo’s worst kept secret is finally official.

A remake of Majora’s Mask is coming to 3DS. Following on from the success of the Ocarina and Wind Waker remakes, the only 3D Zelda game I’ve never played is getting a graphical upgrade, as well as new features to ensure an even better gameplay experience.

I’ve got no problem with the enhanced remakes, and it seems Nintendo listened to the fans who really rallied for this to happen.

3DS already has such and incredible line up of games that this remake is entirely unnecessary, but it feels like a sweet little present for the rabid fans of the original, as well as a great way to introduce Majora’s Mask to people like me who missed the Nintendo 64 version.

Have a look at the sweet stuff included in the special edition set when it drops next year. According to vooks.net this set is coming to Australia.

 

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iwataApparently in the Japanese version of the latest Nintendo direct, president Iwata made some comment regarding the state of his health.

We all know he went in for major surgery recently, but I just reckon it’s great that he felt comfortable enough to publicly address his noticeable weight loss.

He insists he’s on the mend, and that’s good news to me.

Thanks for sharing Iwata, and all the best getting back to your old self. You can read what he said in full here.

Thanks to wikipedia for the pic of Iwata.

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The Year Of Luigi was an interesting and fruitful PR exercise for Nintendo. It got me thinking who from the Nintendo stable deserves the next honour of having a year dedicated to them. There’s a few contenders, but I say it’s Yoshi’s time.

He’s been there from day one (almost) and he’s my favourite Nintendo character beside Paratrooper. Peach had this August (lame) dedicated to her, so she’s out. It’s always the year of Link the teacher’s pet, and a year of Samus still seems a long way away. Donkey Kong isn’t likeable enough.

Plus no one wants to go through the year with a brown themed anything. Stick to green, Nintendo. With Yoshi’s Wooly World coming next year, why not? I’d love a HD remake of Yoshi’s Story while they’re at it.

game-art-hq.com led me to this guy's awesome artwork by zoulouluvu

game-art-hq.com led me to this awesome artwork by zoulouluvu

I’m not alone in loving the green dinosaur, whether his name is T. Yoshisaur Munchakoopas or not. There’s some awesome Yoshi fan pages out there, but yoshismoon.com is one of the best. Dadumm.

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edgemiyaYou can’t go to a corner of the gaming internet right now without seeing this epic Edge magazine cover featuring Shigeru Miyamoto, and it’s certainly a cover deserving of the interest it’s garnering.

Not only is it wonderful PR for Nintendo, but proclaiming the “return of the king” reminded every gamer over the age of thirty what an amazing role this man had in shaping our beloved past time into what it is today.

The look on his face from behind that gamepad reminded us he’s not done yet.

This will be the first magazine I have purchased since I was addicted to the puzzles in That’s Life! magazine back in the early 2000’s. I also bought an old issue of HUSTLER on eBay a couple of years back and it sneakily sits on my coffee table, among quality hardback reading material like Dinotopia and John Peel’s The Gallifrey Chonicles. But I digress.

Edge online encourages you to buy the magazine from here, and five pounds including shipping isn’t too bad. Unfortunately the subscription price is pretty hefty when converted to Aussie dollars, but it’s a physical product and you are getting what you pay for (i.e. quality gaming journalism).

It seems you can get older issues for ok prices on eBay, too.

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wii_sports_clublogoBut truly, this package has got to disappoint you. No table tennis or archery? What the hell, Nintendo?

And while the online features are great and golf has a whole new course, Nintendo’s HD remake of the biggest game of all time was really a bit of a fizzer.

The bowling alley looked rushed, the on screen decals felt cheap, and the new voiceover guy sounded like he just rolled out of bed, not like he was commentating an exciting day of (whichever) sport.

At $54.95 RRP, the retail disc is just $3 more than if you’d downloaded all the sports from the eShop for $13 a pop.

JB Hi-Fi currently has it for $54. I’ll tweet any better prices I see as the week goes on.

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nintendologoThere’s a neat chart from Nintendo showing lifetime sales figures for their machines.

Try as I might I can’t lift it from their website to show you, but here’s the link.

Not a bad track record, it would seem. I never knew the DS outsold the Gameboy. This is from a while ago but I just came across it and it’s cool, so check it out.

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sblogoSuper Smash Bros. for 3Ds and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

A bit lame, I was hoping to see Nintendo come up with a few more synonyms for the word “fight”. Still, the titles are both simple and effective- if uninspired.

While I’m on the topic of Smash, I’m not sure I’m loving the idea of resurrecting the GameCube controller for the Wii U version.

Although I’m still adamant that the GC controller is the best controller of all time, I’d rather see Nintendo show the Wii U Pro Controller some love. It’s great, even though the ZL and ZR trigger buttons are a bit flimsy. Those sticks are fierce.

What do you think about the names? Will you buy the Gamecube adapter? Leave a comment!

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starfoxlogoI’ve been away for a while so I haven’t posted since E3. I just needed to acknowledge that finally we got confirmation that there’ll be a new Starfox game for Wii U.

Hallelujah.

About freaking time, Nintendo. This is what the fans have been asking for most. Confirmation and a few details is good enough for me.

 

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wii_sports_clublogoI know Iwata announced in the latest Nintendo Direct that there would be a second free 24 hour trial for Wii Sports Club to celebrate the arrival of golf, but it seems that if you didn’t take advantage of the 24 hour trial period when the first sports were released, you get two trial periods now that golf is available.

I’m on to my second one now. It’s a nice surprise, and given there’s an entirely new course to play on, a very welcome one.

The gamepad integration is a fun new addition, and while I’m going to pay for the full $13 for golf anyway, it’s nice to have the game for two days while my wallet recovers from the hammering it received over the Christmas period.

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