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Kids React to Game Boy

Kids React to Game Boy

For their latest “Kids React to…” video, The Fine Brothers asked today’s youth to try out an old Nintendo Game Boy – which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Best quote: “You don’t just turn it on and get the apps?”

Why Super Mario Bros. is Awesome

Why Super Mario Bros. is Awesome

If you loved Egoraptor’s breakdown of the ingenuity found in the first level of Mega Man X, check out Extra Credits’ similar study on Super Mario Bros. It’s just one of the many proofs of Shigeru Miyamoto’s genius. More here.

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Realistic Mario: Mushrooms

Realistic Mario: Mushrooms

For their latest Realistic Mario clip, The Pete Holmes Show shows us exactly why it’s a bad idea to wander around and eat strange, colorful mushrooms off the ground. At least he didn’t eat any fire flowers – those are a really bad trip.

Clueless Gamer: Super Smash Bros.

Clueless Gamer: Super Smash Bros.

(NSFW: Language) Conan O’Brien gets his hands on a sneak peak of the upcoming Wii U brawler, but sadly has no idea who any of the characters are other than Mario. Also, is Sarcastic Clapping Mario the next Death Stare Luigi?

Mario Maker

Mario Maker

Mario Maker for the Wii U lets you make and play your own Super Mario levels. Test your stage as you’re making it and switch between the 8-bit Super Mario Bros. and the high def New Super Mario Bros. graphics. Drops in 2015.

Splatoon

Splatoon

Nintendo outs another unique new title for the Wii U. In this whimsical multiplayer shooter, you compete to cover more area with colored ink than your opponents. And when you need to refill, you turn into a slippery squid.

NES Game of Thrones Cover

NES Game of Thrones Cover

Grieg “Theremin Hero” Stewart lets his geek flag fly as high as the one that Mario jumps on at the end of levels as he plays a cover of the Game of Thrones theme on a keytar made from an 8-bit Nintendo system. And yes, it still plays games.

Immersion: Mario Kart

Immersion: Mario Kart

(NSFW: Language) In their latest attempt to replicate video games in real life, Rooster Teeth’s Immersion takes on Mario Kart, perfecting the boost start, and trying to spin out an actual go kart on banana peels. What, no Bob-ombs?

Realistic Mario: Yoshi

Realistic Mario: Yoshi

The Pete Holmes Show envisions a world where Mario and Luigi live in a more realistic Mushroom Kingdom… where man and dinosaur live in harmony… or not. Also, if this were truly realistic, wouldn’t the blocks just fall and crush them all?

Super Mariachi Bros.

Super Mariachi Bros.

A mariachi band plays a medley of catchy tunes from Super Mario Bros. at a wedding. We were disappointed to find out the bride and groom weren’t dressed like Princess Peach and Mario though. (Thanks Anwar!)

Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life

Ever wondered what the Japanese version of The Sims would be like? Wonder no more, because Tomodachi Life is here. The Nintendo 3DS game lets you create characters with wacky personalities and even crazier activities.

Super Smash Wars 3 (Part 1)

Super Smash Wars 3 (Part 1)

James Farr continues his awesome mashup series as his heroes journey to the surface of TatooWii in this Return of the Jedi episode. We can’t decide whether we like Link Skywalker or Slave Princess Peach better. (Thanks Anthony!)

Mario Kart 8 (Trailer 2)

Mario Kart 8 (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for the Wii U exclusive Mario Kart 8 shows off two of the game’s new items – the Boomerang and the Piranha Plant. The infamous Rainbow Road also returns with a new paint job. More here.

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Power Mitt Oven Glove

Power Mitt Oven Glove

You’ll love Pete Hottelet’s oven glove. It’s so bad its awesome. Designed to look like Nintendo’s infamous NES peripheral, the glove is made of heat-resistant silicone rubber. There’s currently no left-handed version though.

Super Sheng Bros.

Super Sheng Bros.

An accurate rendition of the music and sounds of Super Mario Bros. played on a Chinese wind instrument called the Sheng that predates the 30-year-old game by 3,000 years. We’re wondering if Miyamoto was inspired by its sound.

PRESS START

PRESS START

Got 2 hours and 50 minutes to kill? Then sit back, relax and enjoy this compilation of every single NES game start screen ever, compiled in alphabetical order by Nicksplosion FX. See how many you can remember playing.

Super Smash Wars 2

Super Smash Wars 2

James Farr continues his Star Wars and Super Smash Bros. mashup with a retelling of The Empire Strikes Back. Watch Link Z-target a massive Octorok, train with an electric-type Jedi and learn who is father is. Part two here.

Gorilla Wayfare

Gorilla Wayfare

Freddie Wong got together with Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin’? to replicate technology found in the Donkey Kong Country franchise. Perhaps it’s the thick coat of gorilla fur that protects them from the explosive barrels in the game.

Bravely Default Demo

Bravely Default Demo

JRPG fans, get the demo of Bravely Default and you’ll want more. The 3DS RPG is oozing with charm and has a practical yet exciting battle mechanic. Oh, and unless you want an endless fight, use only magic against shrooms.

Dr. Luigi

Dr. Luigi

Nintendo offers up a new take on their Tetris-inspired puzzle game. Dr. Luigi takes over from his big bro with a new puzzle mode. Play solo or against a buddy in local or online multiplayer. Available on the Wii U eShop for $15.

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Hyrule Warriors

Hyrule Warriors

A mashup of epic proportions is set to hit the Wii U in 2014 as The Legend of Zelda receives a Dynasty Warriors tilt in what is being tentatively titled Hyrule Warriors. Link laying ruin to legions upon legions of enemies? Sign us up.

Mario Kart Stop-Motion

Mario Kart Stop-Motion

French Mario and Luigi can play Mario Kart without a video game console. Or karts. Olivier Bolduc and Simon Lachapelle made this smooth live action stop-motion short based on Nintendo’s racing game.

Zelda: ALBW (Launch Trailer)

Zelda: ALBW (Launch Trailer)

Return to the lands from the SNES classic A Link to the Past in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. Use Link’s ability to turn into a painting and save both Hyrule and its parallel kingdom Lorule from an evil wizard.

Super Smash Wars

Super Smash Wars

James Farr’s latest mashup crosses the worlds of Nintendo and Star Wars, retelling A New Hope with characters from Super Smash Bros. Follow the adventures of Link Skywalker as he tries to save the galaxy and master the Triforce.

Inside Super Mario 3D World

Inside Super Mario 3D World

An in-depth look at the Wii U exclusive explains the game’s basic features, including the different characters you can use in single and multiplayer, the new power-ups and more. Double Mario looks awesome. Did Wii U finally get a killer app?

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds gives Link the power to transform into a painting. Use it to solve puzzles and travel between Hyrule and Lorule. Drops 11/22/13 (i.e. after your first play through of Pokémon X/Y).

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