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Super Mario World: “Athletic” Jam

Super Mario World: “Athletic” Jam

The multitalented Aaron Grooves and Jared Charney Cohen collaborated for this fun tap dance, piano, and xylophone performance of the “Athletic” theme music from Super Mario World. If you need a smile today, this video should do the trick.

FC-PVM Family Computer

FC-PVM Family Computer

Retro system master builder Love Hultén continues to outdo himself, this time creating a sweet game cabinet not only inspired by the classic Nintendo Famicom system, but has a fully-playable console built-in. It also packs an old-school 9″ Sony Trinitron CRT, and has storage for controllers inside, and cartridges on top.

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Nintendo’s Weirdest Moments

Nintendo’s Weirdest Moments

When you make games that are as whimsical in nature as Nintendo, you’re bound to have some weird moments over the years. Nintendo fan Shiromi edited together a reel of some of the wackiest things that have happened to Mario, Link, and Kid Icarus and others over the years. Man, the 1990s were a strange time.

Mario Grand Piano Medley

Mario Grand Piano Medley

Classical pianist Martin Leung dropped by the University of Michigan’s Britton Recital Hall to perform a medley of tracks from the world of Mario Bros., kicking things off with the classic Super Mario Bros. theme – and just to show off, he did that first bit blindfolded. If it seems familiar, he first performed the medley back in 2007.

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

Super Mario Maker Dominoes

With the recent release of Super Mario Maker 2, TheDominoKing decided to pay tribute to the franchise with an epic setup of 127,055 dominoes, all arranged to form images from the Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, and Super Mario World styles from the game. It took him about 2 months in total to set it all up.

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

Show your love for classic Nintendo games with this set of eight pressboard drink coasters made to look like flattened cartridges from the 8-bit gaming system. Includes Zelda, Metroid, ExciteBike, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario 2 and 3 designs.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite

Folks who love the games on the Nintendo Switch, but who never play on their TV set will want to check out the new Switch Lite, which plays all the games that support handheld mode, but is strictly a portable. Its controls are built in, and the motion and camera abilities are gone. Drops 9/20/19.

Game Boy Megamachine

Game Boy Megamachine

Look Mum No Computer has been working on and off for over a year on this incredibly complicated electronic music maker, a wall full of Nintendo Game Boys which work in perfect sync to produce richly-layered polyphonic chiptunes. It’s still not finished, but even as a work in progress, it’s still quite impressive.

Making Nintendo Sounds

Making Nintendo Sounds

Beyond the “It’sa Me Mario!,” you have to admit that the sounds in Nintendo’s 1st-party games are often pretty silly. Comedian Gus Johnson takes his best stab at envisioning exactly how they come up with those sounds in the recording studio.

Super Mario Orchestra

Super Mario Orchestra

The 8-Bit Big Band breathes new life into the soundtrack from the NES classic Super Mario Bros., with an energetic performance of the theme music from the game’s first two worlds by a full orchestra and a chorus providing vocal accompaniment.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Trailer)

Everyone’s other favorite Italian plumber is back to dustbust more ghosts in this game for Nintendo Switch. Luigi gets a few new tricks like the ability to switch from suck to blow, an alter-ego named “Gooigi,” and online and local co-op gameplay with 2 to 8 players. Drops late 2019.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Gameplay)

This lengthy gameplay video of the upcoming Nintendo Switch tactical RPG Fire Emblem: Three Houses showcases some of the game’s numerous activities and characters. It also demonstrates a few of the new combat mechanics and features. The game drops 7/26/19.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Teaser)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Teaser)

Link will soon return to the open world of Hyrule, and it looks like Princess Zelda is coming along for the ride. During E3 2019, Nintendo teased a sequel to the mega hit action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s also going to be released for the Nintendo Switch.

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Nintendo Game Boy Color Watch

Nintendo Game Boy Color Watch

We think the original Game Boy watch is the bees’ knees. But if you’re more of a ’90s kid, check out Firebox’s follow up. This officially licensed Nintendo watch is based on the blue Game Boy Color. It makes the handheld’s sounds when you press its buttons.

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Pokémon Sword & Shield (Gameplay)

Our latest look at Nintendo Switch’s mega RPG Pokémon Sword and Shield is a doozy. The game will feature open-world areas where wild pokémon are visible, raids for up to four players, and a three-turn move called Dynamax that turns your critters into giants. The game drops 11/15/19.

Restoring a Game Boy

Restoring a Game Boy

Gadgets from the 1980s were lots of fun, but the plastics they used back then had a tendency to yellow, and look awful over time. Watch in awe as Odd Tinkering takes a grubby old Nintendo Game Boy and makes it like new. That soldering iron trick to fix the lines on the screen is nifty.

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

Mii Channel Theme Viola Cover

One of the most memorable bits of music in the history of video games has to be the background track that plays while you sit in the lobby of Nintendo’s Mii Channel. Musician Beanzo decided to pay tribute to this catchy little ditty with a fun four-part viola cover.

NES Controller Mug

NES Controller Mug

Retro gaming fans, 1up your caffeine levels with this fun ceramic mug from Paladone. It features a level from the classic Super Mario Bros., and its handle looks just like the controller from the original Nintendo Entertainment System. Now someone needs to make a playable version.

S-Charge Battery for Nintendo Switch

S-Charge Battery for Nintendo Switch

The S-Charge is a jumbo battery case for the Nintendo Switch. It has a 10,000mAh battery, enough to charge the Switch up to four times. It also has a USB charging port, a slot for two cartridges, and a kickstand. It’s on sale at Touch of Modern as of this writing.

Super Mario Cat Bros.

Super Mario Cat Bros.

Mario Kitty finds out that Princess Kitty has gone missing, and recruits the help of Human Luigi to rescue her in this cute, charming, and well-executed short film by Mr.TVCow. We’re dying to see what Bowser looks like. We’re thinking an English mastiff with a spiky collar.

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Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

Dunkey Reviews Super Mario 64

(PG-13: Language) If you’ve never played Super Mario 64, you need to go get your hands on an N64 (or a good emulator) and play it. Videogamedunkey reminisces in this review of Nintendo’s truly groundbreaking 3D platformer, its analog control scheme, and amazing level design.

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

New BittBoy Handheld Retro Console

The New BittBoy is a retro handheld video game system that lets you play NES, Game Boy and Game Boy Color games (and isn’t loaded up with sketchy pirated ROMs). It loads games from a microSD card, supports save states and has a 2.4″ IPS screen with adjustable brightness. It’s $10 off the original price in The Awesomer Shop.

Tribute64 Retro Controller

Tribute64 Retro Controller

Retro-Bit’s Tribute64 is a modern take on the Nintendo 64 controller. The third handle is gone, and the D-pad and analog stick have been switched places. It also has dual Z-triggers and a centered Start button. It comes in Nintendo 64 and USB variants.

Nintendo Switch Arcade Dock

Nintendo Switch Arcade Dock

TheAVECustoms creates desktop arcade cabinets for the Nintendo Switch console. They can be designed with graphics of your choice, and cutouts for various controller types. Console, display, and controllers not included. They also make complete Retropie-based arcade systems.

GB Studio

GB Studio

Build your own Nintendo Game Boy games without writing code. GB Studio is a free, easy-to-use visual editor lets you load in graphics and audio files, create levels and logic, then export it all as a ROM playable on Windows, MacOS, Linux, in a web browser, or even an actual Game Boy.

The Evolution of Console Controllers

The Evolution of Console Controllers

Cheddar shares the origins of the controllers of the N64, and the Xbox and PlayStation series to point out how their designs were not based on ergonomics alone. Sometimes, management or technological constraints led to these familiar forms.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Yoshi’s Crafted World

Yoshi’s Crafted World for the Nintendo Switch is a side-scrolling puzzle and platformer game where the characters and the stages are made of everyday objects. Run, fly, jump, shoot, collect hidden objects, purchase armor and more. It also has a co-op mode.

Super Mario Fridge Magnets

Super Mario Fridge Magnets

Nintendo fans, dress up your fridge with your own custom level from Super Mario Bros. This set comes with 80 8-bit magnets from the Mushroom Kingdom, including bricks, pipes, gold coins, Koopas, Goombas, Mario, and Luigi. Just look out for those Piranha Plants.

SteamWorld Quest

SteamWorld Quest

The latest game in the fantasy and steampunk SteamWorld series. SteamWorld Quest is a turn-based action RPG where the robot heroes’ abilities come from customizable decks of cards. It will first be released to the Nintendo Switch in 2019.

Nintendo Labo VR Kit

Nintendo Labo VR Kit

The newest set of Nintendo’s cardboard toy kits brings affordable virtual reality to the Switch. The VR kit gives you goggles and five accessories. Use these to play dozens of mini-games and even to make your own interactive experiences.

GameCube Controller

GameCube Controller

A guy can’t find the remote for his TV, but while he searches between the couch cushions, he stumbles onto the controller for his old Nintendo GameCube. However, when he plugs it in, it works just a little differently than we remember in Guaranteed Video’s silly sketch.

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