We Have Miitomo & My Nintendo! All Rewards Detailed!


Miitomo is now in the West and My Nintendo is live, which means it’s time to start racking up those points boys and girls because there are plenty of rewards just waiting for us! And that’s not all, because by having registered for the My Nintendo account, now that the site is out, any PAL gamer who has an account can now download the exclusive Flipnote Studio 3D for their 3DS and you can get the full details here.

bg-heroFlipnote aside, before I get carried away with points and rewards, first let’s start with Miitomo. For a free app, it has certainly been a bit troublesome for me, as first my Samsung phone refused to download it, then when it finally did, I just can’t launch it at all. In the end I had to settle for getting it on an iPad, but even then, the app just loves to crash on me unexpectedly, but at least it was kind enough for me to create my Mii first and sync all my accounts. Whereas good buddy of mine and owner of Miketendo64, Mike Scorpio had no problem whatsoever with getting the game and using it, but that being said, there are certainly quite a few of us who have been having some issues with the mobile app, which is for everyone to see as those having difficulties, quite a few of them took to mentioning it in their review.


Still that aside, how does the app handle? Well it’s easy to understand, and get on your way and so far nothing seems permanent. If you don’t like how your Mii looks, you can edit it, or just make another one. You can change your clothes as much as you want and buy new items of clothing from the store thanks to the in-game currency and you can visit friends or let them visit you. Faster way of making friends is by syncing your Facebook and Twitter account and adding anyone you’re connected to on either account. Also once confirmed friends, you can send friend requests to anyone they are friends with.


Then of course there’s the whole social side to it of answering questions from your friends, which can be edited later on should you need to, and you can listen to what other Miis have to say and take & add photos to your very own album. So far within the first couple of hours into Miitomo, the apps quite alright, glorified Tomodachi game or not  and before I go any further, as all of this is starting to feel more like a review, let’s move on to My Nintendo and for anyone who doesn’t know the web address, you can access the site with the link below



My Nintendo is Nintendo’s new account system where you can earn yourself Platinum points by completing various missions, such as connecting your My Nintendo account and Miitomo to your Nintendo Network ID, Facebook and Twitter. Other missions Miitomo missions can be achieved by changing your costume daily, listening to friends and answering questions. But then there are the missions that will give you Gold Points, which go a long way to buying you rewards that are old games, but the full version, or huge discounts on newer titles. So far the only way to obtain these Gold Points is by spending a certain amount of cold hard cash, in the Nintendo eShop.


More missions will be added to the site soon enough and I’ve already been hard at work racking up as many Platinum points as I can get because I really want that My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and I am just 95 Platinum points away from getting it and now below you can find a full list of rewards for North America and a second list for Europe:



Miitomo Related Rewards:

  • Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points
  • 1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points
  • 5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points
  • 10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points



  • 15% off discount on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – 750 Platinum Points
  • 15% off discount on Yoshi’s Woolly World – 750 Platinum Points
  • 15% off discount on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 600 Platinum Points
  • 15% off discount on Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 450 Platinum Points
  • 15% off discount on Super Mario 3D Land – 450 Platinum Points
  • 30% off discount on Splatoon – 140 Gold Points
  • 30% off discount on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker – 100 Gold Points
  • 30% off discount on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D – 100 Gold Points
  • 30% off discount on Ultimate NES Remix – 70 Gold Points
  • 30% off discount on Punch-Out!! – 50 Gold Points


Games: (Old & New)

  • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario 64 (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points
  • WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Points (3DS) – 35 Gold Points
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns – 230 Gold Points
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U) – 60 Gold Points
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U) – 70 Gold Points


 Additional Content for Games:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U Add-On Content: New Super Luigi U – 170 Gold Points
  • Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points


3DS Themes:

  • My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario – 200 Platinum Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong – 200 Platinum Points



Miitomo Related Rewards:

  • Mario Suit – 250 Platinum Points
  • 1 game ticket – 85 Platinum Points
  • 5 game tickets – 420 Platinum Points
  • 10 game tickets – 250 Platinum Points



  • 20% off discount on Yoshi’s Woolly World – 600 Platinum Points
  • 20% off discount on Pullblox World – 150 Platinum Points
  • 20% off discount on Mario Kart 7 – 700 Platinum Points
  • 20% off discount on The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – 300 Gold Points
  • 40% off discount on Splatoon – 100 Gold Points
  • 40% off discount on The Wonderful 101 – 120 Gold Points
  • 40% off discount on Super Mario 3D Land – 110 Gold Points
  • 40% off discount on Tomodachi Life – 100 Platinum Points
  • 50% off discount on Metroid: Other M – 60 Gold Points
  • 50% off discount on Mario & Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move – 30 Gold Points


Games: (Old & New)

  • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario 64 (Wii U) – 90 Gold Points
  • WarioWare: Touched! (3DS) – 1000 Platinum Points
  • Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Points (3DS) – 35 Gold Points
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns – 230 Gold Points
  • Metroid Fusion (Wii U) – 60 Gold Points
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U) – 70 Gold Points


Additional Content for Games:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U Add-On Content: New Super Luigi U – 90 Gold Points
  • Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC: Battle Enemies! Stages 7-10 – 20 Gold Points


3DS Themes:

  • My Nintendo Theme 1: Mario – 200 Platinum Points
  • My Nintendo Theme 2: Donkey Kong – 200 Platinum Points


As of this moment, outside of Japan, there is not a single physical reward, but maybe with a lot of luck and time, we will see Nintendo implement the likes of plush toys and such, so that My Nintendo all around the world, will have rewards that do not remain solely digital. But the good news is if they do in fact do this, with it possibly being months away, it would give us a couple months to get all the points we would need to get a Link doll, or even a carry case for a 3DS, or even a sticker decal and with Japan getting this attention already, it gives hope the rest of us will too.



Either way, Miitomo and My Nintendo have truly landed and love them or hate them, there will be no changing that, but what you can do is give us your full thoughts on both and all the rewards we listed here.



Source: My Nintendo


Pokémon GO – Beta Footage Emerges!

Now with Pokémon GO commencing field testing in Japan, new footage of the game has emerged from the beta and you can catch it right here:

It was only announced this week that we would be able to customise our trainer and now with this footage, we can see some of the customisation process in action, along with choosing a new and giving us our first glance at the item menu, which from what we can see from the PokéBall, as well as starting off with 20, we can in fact hold up to a total of a 1000.




This will in no way be the last of the beta footage we can expect to see in the next couple weeks before the really good stuff and official footage come to light and once it is out, you can be sure to see it here.



Source: amaadify of My Nintendo News

More Star Power For Super Mario Maker




Well if you’ve been waiting to fill in the space of mystery costume #130, you won’t have that much longer to wait as a new costume has made itself known thanks to the release of the latest video put out by Nintendo on YouTube.




The new arrival is Starfy, the protagonist of the platform game series, The Legendary Starfy, (or Densetsu no Starfy as it is known in Japan.) The first game in the series was original due for release in 2000 on the Game Boy Color but was cancelled and then eventually released in 2002 on the Game Boy Advance. In the seven years that followed, The Legendary Starfy spawned four sequels, with the final installment releasing in both Japan and America, which was the first time a game from the series was released outside Nintendo’s home country.




As a game part of the Mario gaming universe, a universe that has been filled with stars, a costume of a star has been missing for quite some time, but Starfy corrects all of that and you can catch his character trailer below:

Starfy’s event course is due for arrival in the afternoon of March 31st (1st of April for Europe and Japan,) so if you are looking to get it, now you know. Be sure to let us know in the comments if you approve of the new character, or just despise it in general.

Source: Nintendo (YouTube)


Pokemon GO Field Testing In Japan Has Begun! Details Revealed!

Field Testing for the Mobile Game Pokemon GO has just begun in Japan. For players who received an invite to Beta test the game, they’ll be able to download it via the special e-mail received.For those of you in Japan, if you haven’t received your email, I am afraid you didn’t make the grade, sorry. As field testing progresses, more players will be entered to test Pokémon GO for themselves. Though Niantic are against its users leaking details about the game, to the point of banning users that have leaked said information, a fair amount of details have been revealed and have been compiled in the list below:

  • There will be no battles against wild Pokémon, instead you simply catch them directly using various Poké Balls.
  • Trainers are customizable with different options.
  • 137 different attack names have been found in the game’s code, confirming battle systems. Some of the moves include Flamethrower and Hyper Beam.
  • There are an additional 95 “fast” versions of the discovered 137 attacks.
  • Players will receive a starter Pokémon, though in the beta version this does not happen.
  • A new game function with the name “Starburst” has been discovered – details surrounding it are unknown.
  • References to Google Cardboard, a mobile VR peripheral, have been found within the game’s data.
  • There are three “teams” the player can join: Red Team, Blue Team, or Yellow Team.
  • Only first generation Pokémon exist in the beta; it’s unclear if this will be the case for the final version of the game.
  • There are multiple versions of the defense stat, though the reasoning behind this is unclear.
  • There are seven object categories: Poké Ball, Potion, Revive, Maps, Battle Objects, Food, and Camera. Food and Camera details are unspecified.
  • The following items are the only ones available in the beta: Poké Ball, Great Ball, Ultra Ball, Master Ball, Potion, Super Potion, Hyper Potion, Max Potion, Max Revive, X Attack, X Defense, X Miracle, Razz Berry, Bluk Berry, Nanab Berry, Wepear Berry, Pinap Berry, and Special Camera.
  • X Miracle is a new item. Its effects are unknown as of right now.
  • Pokémon Natures are present, but differ from the main games. Currently, the ones found are: Stoic, Assassin, Guardian, Raider, Protector, Sentry, and Champion. Their roles are currently unknown.
  • Microtransactions are available.
  • A day-night cycle is confirmed.
  • Normal, Legendary, and Mythical Pokémon are all present, and Pokémon are categorized as such.
  • There is no evidence of Mega Evolution, however it’s unknown if this is only true for the beta.
  • Supposedly, Pokémon are only allowed two moves during Gym Battles.

To add to the excitement even more, YouTuber Sam Clark has shared a video that showcases beta gameplay from Pokémon GO. It’s gives us a good look at the customization process for characters. The video can be seen below:


Sources: Serebii.net / Nintendo Inquirer

Two Days Away From Miitomo!

Miitomo and My Nintendo had their official release earlier this month in Japan, and now both the mobile game and new Nintendo account system are coming to the west and it’s about time!

We were promised it would be this month and Nintendo are in fact delivering on this promise as both Miitomo and My Nintendo go live this very week, on the 31st of March. Granted it is the last day of the month, but common belief was growing we wouldn’t get either until April and now a lot of us don’t have that much longer to wait.


Miitomo is due for a March 31st release in the following countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Unites States of America
  • Canada


And as the game is a free social media app, so getting your hands on it should be easy enough. As for My Nintendo, that will go live during the afternoon on the last day of the month and comes to the following list of countries:

  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Poland
  • Demark
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Austria
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Estonia
  • Hungry
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Unites States of America
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Brazil


Little is still known about what kind of rewards My Nintendo will offer those of us in other regions, other than the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess inspired picross game, but with a quick peak at some of the offerings for Japan, we can soon get the jist. Some of the rewards involve discount on games, such as Majora’s Mask 3D.


Download codes for new games such as TP Picross and older game that include Super Mario 64 for the Wii U. There’s even themes for the 3DS too and because certain points are required to unlock rewards, (consider the new My Nintendo account, as an arcade experience. A certain amount of tokens gets you a different kind of prize), you can check out the image below to see just what you can do to start racking up the points.


Here at Miketendo64 we are very excited to be able to get our hands on Miitomo and see how it handles for ourselves and making headway with our own My Nintendo, but if you are interested in seeing our full list of rewards Japan can receive, be sure to click here and if you see anything you like, be sure to comment on which rewards you hope comes to your region.

Source: Thomas Whitehead of Nintendo Life

Miketendo64 Loves Zelda

Last month we saw a historic videogame accomplishment, the anniversary of one of the greatest series in the world, the Legend of Zelda and we honestly have nothing but love for this games!

But it isn’t February anymore, it’s March and while we’re left desperately hanging onto the ledge of a cliff, hoping Nintendo will pull us up by finally giving us Zelda U details we can truly sink our teeth into, the Zelda franchise saw its two latest releases. Sure Twilight Princess HD is a remaster and Hyrule Warriors Legends a port for 3DS, but they are pretty sweet games nonetheless and they’ve really given my something to write about these last couple of months.


With that in mind we feel it is only fitting to completely update our very own Zelda Chart and share it below so you can see it for yourself and see just which games make it into our Top 5 by snagging themselves the highest score:

              The OFFICIAL Miketendo64 The Legend of Zelda Series & Hyrule Warriors Chart:                      by J.H. Longman

(Only includes those we have Played, Completed and intend to Play next)

(1986) The Legend of Zelda  9.0/10.0
(1988)  The Legend of Zelda: The Adventure of Link 7.6/10.0
(1992) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 9.0/10.0
(1993) The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 7.6/10.0
(1998) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time  9.9/10.0
(2000) The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask  9.6/10.0
(2001) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons  7.3/10.0
 (2001) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 7.3/10.0
(2005) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap  8.8/10.0
 (2006)  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess  9.8/10.0
(2007) The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass  8.5/10.0
 (2009) The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks  8.4/10.0
 (2011)  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D  9.9/10.0
 (2011) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 9.4/10.0
(2013) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD 9.1/10.0
(2013) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 9.3/10.0
(2014)  Hyrule Warriors 9.5/10.0
 (2015)  The Legend of Zelda: Majora’S Mask 3D  9.6/10.0 
(2015) The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes 7.3/10.0
 (2016)  The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD  9.8/10.0
 (2016)  Hyrule Warriors Legends 9.6/10.0
 (2016)  The Legend of Zelda: Zelda U  *TBD upon Review

And because that’s not enough and that we’ve really been throwing out the Zelda reviews, we thought we would include links to all of our Zelda reviews, so finding them all becomes much simpler. And regardless of not being canon, we’ve included the Hyrule Warriors games too and our very own game guide for Tri Force Heroes, the Miketendo64 Guide to Farming:

The Reviews

The Legend of Zelda (Virtual console on the Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)

 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D (3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS)

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) 

Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS)

The Guide

Tri Force Heroes: The Miketendo64 Guide to Farming

As we said already, we love the Legend of Zelda and are always writing about it, be it theories, features, reviews and news. There is always something Zelda related to be seen Miketendo64 on a regular basis, so if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to come back whenever you want!

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!

Nintendo’s Gaming News Weekly Round-up! Mini Mario Stateside & Pokemon GO!



From Mario to Link, to Inklings to Pokémon, as always, we’re here to keep you updated on all of the latest news. Below you can catch all of our choice picks of noteworthy news this week. These are the Miketendo64 News Highlights of the week!


Super Mario Maker (COURSE DELETION):

No new costumes this week, just the news that Nintendo have been off deleting courses once more. This week of particular interest is that fact that after having one of his courses deleted, David “GrandPOObearHunt, a keen Super Mario Maker player and speedrunner, has now had all of his courses deleted with no actual reason given. Well considering as he is a speedrunner, and that Nintendo have established new rules for SMM, one of which does concern speedrunning, so it could have something to do with that, especially as a speedrunner, his levels could have been created by exploiting bugs to enable those like him to set records on his levels. To read more on this, be sure to check out the source article.


Source: Joey Davidson of TechnoBuffalo


Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge (NA GETS EARLY ACCESS):

With very little having been said about the game lately, we finally have some news regarding Mini Mario & Friends and that news is this, those in North America are a lucky bunch because you now have access to the game. As of now until the 27th of April, anyone in NA will have early access to the game, provided they buy an all new amiibo from selected stores such as GameStop and Amazon. Purchasing the new amiibo will enable you to get a download code, which you can use in the eShop, thus granting you access to the game which is both compatible with the 3DS and Wii U. So now that you know all that and are in North America, what are you waiting for? Go buy an amiibo, get your download code and get this game! Then once you’ve done all that, be sure to tell us about it, because as we are in Europe, we are denied this pleasure, for now.


Source: USA Gets Early Access to Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge



Last week in our last Weekly News we said we could have more Pokémon GO news and we did. Details and screenshots of the game did emerge and did in fact come from the Pokémon Company. The new details went on to tell us all about PokéStops, eggs, how you can evolve your Pokémon companions and just how Gyms will work. For the full details in all their glory, our source article covers all of that and more! Oh and this was also the week that the Mythical Pokémon Distribution of Celebi came to an end.


Source: Trainer Levels, Gyms, PokéStops & Pokémon Evolution – Everything we Know about Pokémon GO


Hyrule Warriors Legends (OUT NOW!):

So not only do we have to get our heads around the idea that Hyrule Warriors Legends is out now and waiting for everyone with a 3DS to pick up their copy, but more details and images regarding the dlc are out too! Details such as that Marin is in fact going to be the new character we can expect from the Link’s Awakening dlc and that Toon Link is getting his own Niko inspired uniform! I’ve already had the game for a few days and I just can’t stop playing it, it is too good and hearing everything about it I can, is starting to become a true pleasure. Now with Legends out, and the fact there are more 3DS owners than there are Wii U owners, I’m willing to wager Legends will surpass the half a million plus sales Twilight Princess HD received within one week of release. Fingers cross, this time next week Nintendo will gladly share the figures with us all, but only time will tell.


Source: Legends DLC – Master Wind Waker Pack


Weekly Review (POKKéN TOURNAMENT):

Which such a huge following for Pokémon and a lot of interest in Pokkén Tournament, of course we had to get our hands on this game and see if it is really is the true Pokémon fighting game we’ve all been fighting for! If you haven’t played the game yet, you really should check out the review as not only do we supply the answer to the fighting game question, but there’s also our complete low-down as well! As always, the link below will take you right to it:

The Battle Rages On! / Pokkén Tournament – Review (Wii U)


But if straight-up fighting games aren’t to your liking, we have a batch of reviews on new games that just might suit your taste buds. Be them games on the Wii U, or the 3DS you can find them below:

Nintendo 3DS Game Reviews

Nintendo Wii U Game Reviews

And if you’re interested in knowing what is next on our list of games to be reviewed, it is of course the 3DS port of one of the Wii U’s biggest games, Hyrule Warriors. We are of course reviewing Hyrule Warriors Legends! (Spoiler alert, it’s already written and will be posted within a day of this article.)


This week on Miketendo64 (POKéMON GO, JIRACHI AND MINI MARIO):

With all things Pokémon continuing to be a winner all over the world, including our site, it’s no surprise it’s taken two of our Top Spots, but what of the third? Guess you’ll just have to read to find out. Here are our Top 3 articles.

Taking 3rd place is our general write-up piece: USA Gets Early Access to Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge, which as I’m sure you can guess is all about the Mini Mario & Friends being out now as a special early access deal for anyone Stateside.


In second 2nd place was our news piece: Jirachi is On His Way. With the Mythical  Pokémon Distribution of Celebi now over, we felt like writing about Jirachi and just what you can do to get him, whilst also including details on Darkrai, who succeeds Jirachi in May. If you haven’t got any yet, now is a good time to start and with all the details we’ve provided in the piece, the only thing stopping you from getting the next one is yourself.


Now as for our Top Spot piece for this week, just like last week, it’s completely Pokémon GO related. It was of course our feature article: Trainer Levels, Gyms, PokéStops & Pokémon Evolution – Everything we Know about Pokémon GO. Not only did we see fit to write up all the new details that emerged, but we added everything else as well, every other detail we know about the game and put it all in one place, just like we did with our last Everything we Know piece, but now there’s a lot more to it! To get all caught up, you could very easily check out the article below, along with any of our other Top 3:

1st) Trainer Levels, Gyms, PokéStops & Pokémon Evolution – Everything we Know about Pokémon GO

2nd) Jirachi is On His Way!

3rd) USA Gets Early Access to Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge 


NX Leaks and Wii U Rumours (IT WAS ALL AN ELOBORATE HOAX):

Not really big, Big News, but it has been a slow week, so this is the biggest we had. With that said, this week the NX rumour mill stopped spinning, when it was revealed by the person who leaked the photos of the supposed NX controller, that the photos are in fact fake, but that’s just the white NX controller we’ve been hearing about, there’s also images of a black one too. Well just like the white one, the black one is also fake. This hoaxer, who goes by the name of Frank Sandqvist, admitted to having seen the “leak” of the white controller and wanted to add to hoax by 3D printing a copy of white remote, but made it in black instead.


But as one rumour ended, another began. From Nikkei, a newspaper in Japan, came the news that the Wii U is in fact coming to an end this year and that there will be no more games or anything for it. Well good old Nintendo found the time to speak out on this and stated that the Wii U is in fact not finishing and that everything Nikkei said is false. However false or not Nikkei does have a good track record when it comes to Nintendo rumours. When a spokesperson for Nintendo refused this rumour, he had this to say: “This isn’t an announcement from our company.” He then proceeded to add, “From the next quarter and thereafter as well, production is scheduled to continue.”


Looking at his words he said: “this quarter and thereafter,” which does usually wind up being the next quarter and possibly the next one, when it comes to Nintendo, which only adds to the possibility that Nikkei are right, or that the spokesperson should have picked his words better.

Source: NX Controller Leaks Confirmed Fake by Leakers & Nintendo Denies Ending Wii U Production Rumour


Even with news of Pokémon GO, it has been a bit of a slow news week, but that’s okay, it happens and it just means that next week looks a lot more promising compared to this one. But no matter what does emerge next week, we’ll be sure to share it here like we always do!


Big World of Nintendo 4″ and 2.5″ Announcements at WonderCon

Our friends over at NintendoFigures.net have written this great post about the announcements of a new range of World of Nintendo figures at Wondercon!


Along with Toyfair, WonderCon is one of the biggest conventions and an opportunity for toy and figure manufacturers to make a splash and Jakks Pacific brought some pretty big announcements for the World of Nintendo line. As has been the case with previous Jakks presentations, which seem to only occur in dark rooms that remind me of a movie theater, the pictures are grainy though they still give us a pretty good idea of what the figures will look like.  Full credit and thanks goes to Mariods64 on Reddit for compiling these images.  Let’s dive in and see what is coming to World of Nintendo.

World of Nintendo 4 Inch Figure Wave 6

The next wave of the 4″ line looks pretty good.  The two that get me excited is the Red Koopa Paratroopa and Falco.  These are two new figures and will be exciting to add to anyone’s collections.  A repaint of Tanooki Mario is less exciting…

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Legends DLC – Master Wind Waker Pack


With Hyrule Warriors Legends now out, along with our feature piece of its arrival, even more details regarding dlc for the game has come to light after Koei Tecmo posted images of a few things we can expect from the first of four Packs for Legends.

HWL costumes.png

The images include pictures of Medli (who will be free to download for both versions of the game, and will become available upon the release of the Master Wind Waker Pack), in 2D sprite form, exploring the Great Sea adventure mode map. There is also images of new costumes for Darunia, HW Link, Lana and Toon Link, who has ditched his standard green for a more Niko inspired look. Also footage of new clothing options for your Fairy companion.

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In case you didn’t know, Master Wind Waker dlc can be brought separately, or purchased as part of the Season Pass and is due out sometime in May 2016. Just like the Master Wind Waker Pack, the other three packs can also be brought as part of a package or singular, and you can find details of their pricing below, as well as general release month, as the actual specific days have yet to be announced:


May 2016: Master Wind Waker Pack (DLC Pack 1) – 3DS only:

$0.99 USD / $1.39 CDN / £1.79 GBP / €1.99 EUR


July 2016: Link’s Awakening Pack (DLC Pack 2) – 3DS & Wii U:

3DS: $6.99 USD / $9.89 CDN / £6.29 GBP / €6.99 EUR
Wii U: $4.99 USD / $7.09 CDN / £4.49 GBP / €4.99 EUR
3DS & Wii U / 3DS – $9.99 USD / $14.09 CDN / £8.09 GBP / €8,99 EUR


September 2016: Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (DLC Pack 3) – 3DS & Wii U:

3DS: $6.99 USD / $9.89 CDN / £6.29 GBP / €6.99 EUR
Wii U: $4.99 USD / $7.09 CDN / £4.49 GBP / €4.99 EUR
3DS & Wii U / 3DS – $9.99 USD / $14.09 CDN / £8.09 GBP / €8.99 EUR


November 2016: A Link Between Worlds Pack (DLC Pack 4) – 3DS & Wii U:

3DS: $6.99 USD / $9.89 CDN / £6.29 GBP / €6.99 EUR
Wii U: $4.99 USD / $7.09 CDN / £4.49 GBP / €4.99 EUR
3DS & Wii U / 3DS – $9.99 USD / $14.09 CDN / £8.09 GBP / €8.99 EUR


March 24th 2016: Legends of Hyrule Pack (Legends Season Pass) – 3DS & 3DS + Wii U:

3DS: $14.99 USD / $21.19 CDN / £13.49 GBP / €14.99 EUR
3DS & Wii U: $19.99 USD / $28.19 CDN / £15.29 GBP / €16.99 EUR


Summer  2016: Legends of Hyrule Pack (Legends Season Pass) – Wii U only:

Wii U: $9.99 USD / $14.09 CDN / £8.99 GBP / €9.99 EUR


Legends Character Pack (Separate from Legends Season Pass) – Wii U only:

Wii U – $12.99 USD / $18.39 CDN / £10.79 GBP / €11.99 EUR

Due to an obsessive need to have them all, I myself already took to purchasing the Season Pass for both devices and now eagerly await the arrival in due course, but about yourself? Have you made the leap and purchased your dlc yet? Or are you holding off closer to the day? Let us know!

Source: Gamer


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NX Controller leaks confirmed FAKE by Leakers

Well after the rumour mill has grinded away for the past week about the supposed ‘leaked’ images of the Nintendo NX Controller, they have been confirmed false by the person who leaked the images. Turns out that it was actually a very elaborate Photoshop project by Reddit User Idriss2Dev that has not only got the whole world turning their heads and debating whether it was real or not, it also has EiC’s of certain online websites believing it to be true, just because it matches what he has seen.


Liam Robertson, a well known ‘Leaker’ with a proven Track Record, was told by his source inside Nintendo of Europe that the images were false and that so few people have access to Dev Kits outside of Nintendo that it is almost impossible to leak. The video below was created by Idriss2Dev showing how he created the NX Controller image. The video can also be found on his YouTube Channel ID 2Dev:

However, This explains the images of the White NX Controller but what of the sharper images of the Black NX Controller. Well, they are fake too! Hoaxer Frank Sandqvist had created a 3D printed version, using his company’s 3D Printer, of this “NX Controller” with his brother after seeing the original “Leaked image” of the White controller and wanted to see how far he could take the hoax. Here is a video of Sandqvist explaining how he created the controller and apologizes for any uproar he has caused.

I must admit that I am quite relieved that this is NOT the NX Controller as I do like having physical buttons to press that are not on the screen I want to be able to see. Mobile and tablet gaming is one thing, the buttons are normally situated in a place that doesn’t invade the screen too much and normally, game activity doesn’t happen in those areas and they usually don’t rely on too much button pressing. On a console however, I want to be able to input my way and have my fingers dance over the controller. With all that to one side, maybe Nintendo could humour us just a little and give us something about the NX we can sink our teeth into. A name? An image? Or whether it will have a disk drive or not? Something!

Well Guys & Girls, that’s all from me for now. If you have any thoughts and opinions you would like to share with us please be sure to leave them in the comments section below! Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

Trainer Levels, Gyms, PokéSpots & Pokémon Evolution – Everything we Know about Pokémon GO


It’s been over a month since we put out our last Everything we Know about Pokémon GO piece and given as how there has been some new developments since then, it’s time we updated the info so far. Below you will find a complete run through of everything official we’ve heard, along with some rumours, so let’s begin.


Now we could very easily bog you down with all of the specifics starting from the beginning, but odds are you’ll already know half of it already, so instead we are going to start with only the latest info so far before going into everything else that has already come to light, so with that in mind, let’s start with today’s latest reveal.


Among the new details shared are PokéStops, areas which are located as places of interest, such as historic monuments, public art installations, etc. Visiting the PokéStops will enable you to get your hands on items for the game, such as Poké Balls and Pokémon eggs, which just like in the main games, will require you to walk around, whilst playing the mobile game, in order to make it hatch. The Pokémon that will come from the eff could be one you’ve seen already, or a new Pokémon entirely that you had yet to witness in your area.


Moving on to actual gameplay, you will be able to gain levels as a Trainer. (Why level the Pokémon up when you can level up the actual Trainer instead?) Levelling up is key as the higher your Trainer level, the likely you are of catching power Pokémon. You’ll also then have access to better items, such as Great Balls and catching Pokémon in general, which literally involves throwing a Poké Ball by tapping the screen.


As far as evolving your Pokémon goes, well that’s something new altogether, because instead of levelling up to a certain level, you will have to catch multiple versions of the Pokémon you aim to evolve and eventually you will be given the opportunity to evolve one of them.

Then on the subject of game progression, at a certain point in the game you will be asked to join one of three possible teams. As soon as you have sworn your loyalty to your chosen team, you’ll be given the right to assign the Pokémon you’ve caught to an empty Gym location, or at a Gym where a team member has placed one of theirs. You can only assign one Pokémon to one location, where it will then work together with your team-mates fellow Pokémon.

Just in case the Gym you wanted to place one of your Pokémon in is already taken by another team, you can then challenge the Gym and in the event that you win, thus beating the Pokémon belong to a rival team, you can then claim that Gym for your team. Pokémon GO will also consist of in-game achievements in the form of meals, which will appear on your player profile.

All of the news above came about, after last week’s unofficial video leak, which enabled the likes of gamers all over the world, to finally see the game in action, even if it was just a minute of video. The footage had its debut at the South by Southwest convention and if you haven’t seen it yet, you can find it below:

This footage, which didn’t exactly give everything away, was our first true taste of what to expect from the upcoming game and is very welcomed nonetheless. John Hanke of Niantic (the company who are working with the Pokémon Company), was scheduled to give a presentation at GDC 2016 regarding Pokémon GO, called “Catch ‘Em All: Pokémon GO and Real World Gaming.” This presentation was going to be the 30 minutes where we could finally get a real feel for this game and see what it is all about, but unfortunately the presentation was cancelled, by John Hanke.


The reason for the cancellation was due to the fact that with the game being so close to ready for beta testing, he’d rather focus all efforts on that and the actual release of the finish project than to go ahead with the presentation. Well the good news is that beta testing is a go as Pokémon GO is ready for field-testing, in Japan, which will commence at the end of March. Beta testing won’t solely be restricted to the Pokémon Company’s home nation, as it is planned to take place in other countries as well, but Japan is where they intend to start, just as they intend to release the game (when it is finally finished), in Japan first before it will then release in the likes of North America and Europe before the rest of the world.


There is still time to sign up to be a beta tester for the game, but it is currently restricted to those who do reside in Japan, so if you are one of those lucky few, you can use the link below to sign up now:


Over the last few months there have been a lot of issues with signing up for a beta version of the game due to ongoing scams run by a number of websites that keep popping up all over the internet. However after warnings issued by the Pokémon Company, the scams seem to have ceased, for now anyway, but if the possibility of being scammed does put you off wanting to sign up for being a beta tester, the good news is that all rumours and everything else continues to point towards an end of Spring/start of Summer release, so it’s not like we’d have that long to wait. That being said, should you still wish to sign up, just know that the sign-up process for Pokémon GO beta testing, does require you to have a Google/Gmail e-mail address, and make sure you have either an iPhone5 or an Android phone running on Android version 4.3 or higher. Not everyone who does sign-up will get to beta test the game as players will be selected at random. Those who are chosen will be notified of such and be asked to provide feedback on the game, which goes without saying.


Now because we did share the SXSW footage above, we feel it is only natural to share more as we are the kind of news outlet that likes to share opinions of others, as well as our own. Below we have two videos from Team Atlas GO, who uploaded these vids onto YouTube of them analyzing the SXSW footage. Enjoy:

Certainly a few things here that are worth considering and now that we’ve got all the recent news out the way, it’s time to go all the way back to the beginning and ask just what is Pokémon GO? (Purely for those who don’t know already. You can feel free to skip this part, unless you fancy reading through it). Well Pokémon GO is to be one of the latest instalments in Pokémon games. It is in no way connected to the series of main Generation games, but is full of all the core values and elements that make a Pokémon game what it is. Also unlike the games in the main series and most of the spin offs, Pokémon GO will not be appearing on Nintendo’s home console or its handheld, due to the fact that this is to be a mobile game for iOS and Android devices.


The Pokémon GO game/app is being developed by the Pokémon Company and Niantic, who were of course the company behind the augmented reality game Ingress, which was a hit for Android and iOS devices. Now as for the location for this all new Pokémon adventure, it’s your location. No new region needed when Pokémon GO can play out all across our very own planet. We are the trainers and our surroundings are now the home to many different kinds of Pokémon.


If you didn’t know already, Pokémon GO is an augmented reality game that uses our phone’s camera to show us Pokémon calling our surroundings home. Depending on our type of location, the Pokémon we come across will vary, but that’s okay because that’s what trading is for and Pokémon GO will be compatible with the Pokémon Bank, so it doesn’t matter who you come up against, because you will be able to battle and catch them nonetheless and trade them for a Pokémon you do want. And in the event you’d rather stick to battling, you can battle rival team members and Gyms, as mentioned far above, but you can also actually work together with others to take down more powerful opponents, such as Mewtwo, as seen in the trailer for Pokémon.



Pokémon GO will not be a singular release because besides another Pokémon game coming to mobile, Pokémon Ko-Master, a free to play mobile game for iOS and Android devices, it will also be getting its own additional gadget which will see its release along with the game. Unlike Pokémon GO, the Pokémon GO Plus is not a free device and will require purchasing and if you’re wondering as to just what kind of use this device will serve, well read on because we have the details here. The Pokémon GO Plus, essentially a smartwatch, is similar to a wristwatch and is worn on your wrist. It isn’t a requirement for the game, but it is an offered option, which can make your experience with the game easier as the Pokémon GO Plus is able to connect to your phone via bluetooth and will notify you that there are Pokémon in your vicinity by vibrating, without you having to check your phone constantly and it can be used for performing in-game actions as well.pokemon-go-plus-deviceNow just like I said before, from everything we know so far, those of you who do get Pokémon GO on your phones, it is most likely your mobile device will need to be connected to the internet during gameplay, so have fun and play to your heart’s content, but just make sure you don’t rake up a huge phone bill in the process.


It is however something of a large shame that the footage we have finally received doesn’t give away all that much, especially when it wasn’t that long ago that Nintendo forked out a whopping $5 million dollars just to have an ad play during the Super Bowl, regarding Pokémon GO but instead of actually giving away details of having any kind of footage whatsoever, it was more about sending out a message, a message of “I can do that,” meaning “You can do that!” If you never saw the ad, then you are one of a few who didn’t and can correct that by watching the ad below:

Once again, this has been our complete run-down of everything we know about Pokémon GO, and we hope it has taught you things you didn’t know about the game and reaffirmed the things that you did. Thank you for reading and be sure to let us hear from you in the comments. 

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on! And don’t forget to check back often because as soon as more news drops, we’ll be sure to share it!



Hyrule Warriors Legends Is In The House!


Don’t you just love it when the delivery guy is there at your door with package in hand and that package is none other than a game you have been waiting almost forever for? I certainly do and today that game is Hyrule Warriors Legends!


 When I got my Wii U, I actually got it so I could play Hyrule Warriors and the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. Zelda U never factored in the decision, and then when I first learned that the 3DS port of Hyrule Warriors was going to feature more characters and adventure mode maps, well I just had to have it. I did the whole parting ways with a huge heap of cash a good few months early and got myself my metallic New 3DS XL. (Had I have waited, I could have gotten the special Hyrule edition, but black is just as good as gold).


 But yes Hyrule Warriors Legends was the reason why I got the handhold and the fact that by having one I could play a range of Zelda games I couldn’t before, only gave me further reason to commit to the decision and now the day has come and I received my copy of the game from Amazon.es and I could get my teeth sunk into it! However as I stood there with Legends in one hand and my Wii U version in the other, I found myself torn. Sure I could dive right into the 3DS game and get started, or I could take my code and unlock the 5 new characters for the Wii U version instead and play them straight away. It goes without saying that is exactly what I did first and I am so glad I did!


Each one of the new characters look absolutely fantastic on the Wii U version and having played each character and Ganondorf with his Trident weapon, I have the following comments to make, Linkle is an absolute beast, a truly fantastic warrior to play as and might just become my favourite character to play, kicking Link of the top spot. Her moves, consisting of a lot of jumping, putting her hood up and taking it down crossbows that turn green and red, making her some sort of Super Jedi/Sith, she’s like an all-female Green Arrow that knows how to deal damage!


Then there is Toon Link, from the Wind Waker and another character I really liked. He is a little psychopath with a few of his moves, like a cel-shaded, blonde haired Chucky, who whenever he uses magic, goes complete Super Saiyan. Skull kid however, as good as a character he is and his moves are, he just doesn’t feel as good as he could be, but he is a lot better than Tetra and King Daphnes. No matter how long I spent playing as each one, I just couldn’t get the feel for them. Both Linkle and Tetra are blondes with weapons what fire, and given what Linkle can do compared to Tetra, Tetra feels a lot like a character you had to settle for because someone else chose Linkle first.


As for playing as the King of Red Lions, at first I was really excited at the prospect of playing as the Hylian King who can turn into a boat during battle, but then I played as him, and playing as a guy who can turn into a boat wasn’t as excited as I thought it would be and worse yet, he is just so slow and now I feel a little put off by his character. Given the choice as playing as him or Tingle, he would only just win.


To make up for my disappointment, I thought it was time to try out the Demon King Ganondrof with his new Trident weapon and it is just so good. I thought he was powerful when he was using his duel swords, but armed with the Trident, he shows us just how powerful he really is and fast! For a guy as big as King Daphnes, if not bigger, he can really move, which only makes him an even deadlier warrior to play as.


But what’s the point in getting a game for my 3DS and then not play it? So after a few hours on the Wii U, I took to the 3DS port and am really loving the experience. The port is just as good as the main game, even with the lower graphics, which when playing multiplayer on the main game, aren’t that much different. So while I get completely wrapped up in this fast paced war once more, you can expect my full view of the game within the next couple of days and given what I’ve seen so far from the game, there is certainly going to be something to write about.

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!


Cave of Shadows? It is On!

Having played the free dlc Den of Trials for Tri Force Heroes, I have a hunger for additional dungeons in a Legend of Zelda game and today I got to sink my teeth into Twilight Princess HD’s Cave of Shadows!

 Wolf Link Menu

This wasn’t my play-through the all new dungeon, but my fifth, due to having played through it twice to beat stage 1 and 2, but in Hero Mode, the third stage is a killing. No matter how hard I tried, I just could not work my way through the final 20 rooms, so with no other choice, today was the day I recruited some help.


Beaten, broken and eager to accomplish this dungeon, just like I conquered Cave of Ordeals with a fair amount of ease, I sat down and mentally prepared myself for what was about to come, my final crack at the Cave of Shadows. So with borrowed Zelda and Sheik amiibo from Mike Scorpio’s collection and the Collector’s Edition Twilight Princess HD Prima guidebook and a can of Carlsberg, the challenge got underway. My attempts of clearing the Twilight Princess HD exclusive mode, without using my Wolf Link amiibo to replenish some lost arts, were foolish and this time I wasn’t going to leave anything to chance.


With the guide close to hand, giving me the lowdown on just what to expect in each room, I was more than ready to dance with the Shadows and dance I did. Just like the Den of Trials, I certainly did meet a few trials along the way, but I stuck to it and continued playing. As my beer emptied, I replenished it with another one, moments before having to do the same with my hearts in floor 23. It pained me to use my Wolf Link amiibo, especially when no more than 6 rooms later, I was having to scan Princess Zelda onto the GamePad to fully recovering all my hearts after a terrible run in with a Chilfos and a bunch of Mini-Freezards.


 But I did not let this put me off, if I could beat three Shadow Links all by myself in that final room of the Baneful Zone, then I could comfortably make it through the rest of the remaining rooms. But comfortably making it through would not be the case as floor 31 was a repeat of 28, but with twice as many Chilfos’ and just as many Mini-Freezards. As much as I really didn’t want to, I found myself having to use the Sheik amiibo to regain all my hearts once more, knowing full well that the hearts I had left, I would have to make them last no matter what I faced next.


Thankfully though, what did come next was a lot easier to tackle than what I had already faced and I find myself flying through each of the rooms, receiving hardly any damage. Just as the second beer became one gulp away from being empty, I had reached the room where the final battle would take place. Three phases and a whole load of enemies eager to meet me, I actually found this to be the easiest room of all those I’d come across in stage 3 and with 6 hearts remaining, I cleared the final room without taking a single hit.


When I watched the door opening, I literally danced with joy before rushing off to meet the Great Fairy and receiving my well-earned Colossal Wallet. Sure it took me using 3 amiibos to get to this stage, but I was doing it in Hero Mode and I’m not exactly the best at using Wolf Link, but as I stood beside the huge statue of Wolf Link and Midna, I just didn’t care. So what if I had to use amiibos? It’s not like I used them when I was playing through the main game and completing absolutely everything. And I did take quite a lot of damage just to get to this glorious finish, 59 hearts worth of damage to be exact. The fact is, with help or not, I had done what I had set out to do and now I can walk away with the Cave of Shadows well and truly behind me, never having to take it on again, until I feel like trying to set a much better record.

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I am truly overjoyed by what I managed to achieve and it is great the Cave of Shadows can instill such emotion, but all of this was just my experience and I would love to hear yours? Were you able to undergo this feat and come out the other side, looking a whole lot better than I did, or have you still yet to beat the cave, or just yet to give this new mode the time and effort it deserves? Be sure to let us know, we want all the details!

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!


USA Gets Early Access To Mini Mario & Friends amiibo Challenge

The lucky folks in the USA can get early access to Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge between March 25th and April 27th if they buy any amiibo figure from selected outlets (yes, they actually state that on their website “Any amiibo figure”). Game Stop, Amazon and Best Buy are participating in this early access event and will be providing a download code which you can use in the eShop that will grant you access to this game. It works for both Wii U and 3DS so no-one will be going without, except maybe the rest of the world 😉


Mini Mario & Friends Amiibo Challenge is Nintendo’s first amiibo-centric game that actually requires amiibo to play. Each amiibo figure has its own special skills that are needed to complete the levels in the game. Amiibo from the Mario & Donkey Kong universes have their own toy variations in the game. Amiibo from other franchise will be displayed as a little robot.


Nintendo have also launched the Official Website that has the details we have more or less highlighted on. You can check out the screenshot of the site below or go to it directly via this link.


Source: Nintendo