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!



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