The April Fool’s hijinks keep on coming and here’s another one direct from the Big N themselves!
While Europe and North America are still currently the 31st of March, in Japan it is the 1st of April, which means, April Fool’s 2017 has arrived and Nintendo are taking it very seriously.
So seriously in fact that they have used Nintendo Badge Arcade to do a little Nintendo/Badge Arcade Direct and “announced” Crazy Galaxy and badges pertaining to Crazy Galaxy can now be acquired from the Japanese version of Nintendo Badge Arcade and we’ve got a few pictures of those badges in action: Continue reading [April Fool’s] Nintendo Badge Arcade “Announces” Crazy Galaxy
Given just how bad the DK Rap was, it’s rather amazing quite a lot of people in this world has never seen it/heard of it and if you’re among them, then for the purpose of this article, I will to need you to watch this video:
Last week, Niantic introduced the Water Festival event to Pokémon GO and while the event may be over, the Pokémon GO fun sure isn’t. Continue reading Pokémon GO’s Water Festival Sees 589 Million Magikarp Caught
Hello and welcome to the first instalment of Jacktendo Selects, a new monthly feature in which will see me countdown my favourite games on Switch in the month that they came out and reveal the game I’m most looking forwards to from the following month!
There won’t always be 10 games listed in every instalment, but for this instalment there is! But there are some rules. A game can only appear in this list, if I have personally played it, reviewed it and if it is a full game, so the likes of Splatoon 2’s Global Testfire Demo will not be featuring an appearance. Continue reading Jacktendo Selects: My Top 10 Switch Games of March 2017
A Paperback version of the Legend Of Zelda: Hyrule Historia has been found at a Kindergarten fair by a member of the Nintendo Force Team who have courteously taking a photo of it and tweeted it for all the world to see. After looking online, this paperback version is only available via the Scholastic Book Fair and can’t be bought by any other retail outlets (not counting ebay). It can cost around $20 but these days you can pick up the Hardback version for a few dollars more. There is also no telling if it includes the Skyward Sword Manga short on the final pages like the hardback version does.
Source: Nintendo Force (Twitter)
Two new clothing items for Miitomo are now available as My Nintendo Rewards as the rewards program has been updated for all regions. The first is a long-sleeved Raglan Logo T-short with the words “Gotta Be Mii” written on it and is available in 9 different colours and can be yours for 150 platinum points and the other item is a Fish Pin (I know, really?) which is available in 3 colours and can be redeemed for 100 platinum points..
They are available up until July 31st and can be obtained by either by going straight to the My Nintendo website or via the Miitomo App. you can see what they look like in the image below.
Source: My Nintendo
After completing the main game, players can unlock time trials which is available in every version of the game across platforms except one, the Nintendo Switch. Once completed a prompt should appear when you are selecting a level to play, giving you the option to choose between normal play or time trial. The Switch version does not have this option, yet.
Sumo Digital have confirmed that Time Trials will be coming to the Nintendo Switch version some time in the near future as stated by Design Lead Brad Davey via NeoGAF:
“I thought I’d out myself to pass on some good news; I can confirm that we’re working on getting Time Trials patched in to the Switch version of the game. I can’t tell you exactly when this is going to happen, it’s not quite as simple as flicking a switch, there is some work on our end involved on getting this up and running. As soon as I have more news I’ll be sure to pass it on.”
The cat is out of the bag, Runner3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch and great times await us all, but there is more to Runner3 then meets the eye, so thanks to Jason Cirillo who penned a new blog post yesterday, today we get to learn all about the Retro Worlds!
Get ready for more Splatoon 2 news straight from the official Japanese Twitter account for Splatoon, because we’ve got some!
In the first Splatoon, if a player didn’t like the abilities their gear came with, they could pay a visit to Spyke the Sea Urchin and either pay him with coins to reroll gear abilities, or with Super Sea Snails and a similar thing can be done in Splatoon 2.
Just like avlongman9 said when she posted the Miitomo instalment of The Miketendo Strip, this is the month where Miitomo celebrates its first anniversary and now the event to do just that, is underway this moment!
So just what exactly can we expect from Miitomo during this time, quite a bit as it turns out, as the new event gives 8 reasons to play and we’ll be covering them all starting now. First up, during the event which runs from now (30th of March, at 12:00 p.m. PT) until 12:00 p.m. PT on the 30th of April, players of the free to download app can expect to lay their hands on the following items, as part of a sign-in bonus: Continue reading [Event] Miitomo’s 1st Anniversary Event is Now in Full Swing
Before they hinted at it, but now Konami have gone ahead and confirmed it!
During a Live Stream from The Game Theorists, Konami has revealed that Super Bomberman R (for Rangers), is to be on the receiving end of dlc that seems to encompass new stages and characters at the very least and this bit of dlc is apparently going to be free! Continue reading Konami Confirms Free DLC for Super Bomberman R
Not to be left out, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the latest Switch available game to have a downloadable patch released this week.
The update is of course version 1.1.1 and consists of adjustments that have been made to make for a pleasant gaming experience and for players wanting to download the patch, can of course do so whilst playing, or whilst the console is in Sleep Mode as that is proven to download 15% faster. (Update is also available for the Wii U version of Breath of the Wild.)
Additionally Breath of the Wild may not be the only game that receives a patch/update this week, as Has-Been Heroes has another one on the way, as does FAST RMX and as always, you can expect to learn about the updates, here at Miketendo64.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is, then, not a continuation, but a new and exciting beginning. From this point onwards, it becomes the guiding light that will illuminate the path of not only future Zelda installments but also of any open-world game. Surely, there is room for improvement, as the Zelda aspect of the game could have been a little bit meatier in order to offer a more significant counterbalance to its open-world tendencies, which can take gameplay time up to one hundred hours. However, the existence of such shortcomings does not – in the slightest – mean Breath of the Wild is disappointing; it actually makes anyone who goes through its adventure become thoroughly excited for the road that lies open up ahead. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may not be a pioneer, for it borrows more than it creates, but in taking two gameplay styles – open-world and Zelda – to their very apex by joining them, it earns the right to be called a classic and to become one of those tall poles that divide history into two parts: what came before it and what will come next.
In taking two gameplay styles – open-world and Zelda – to their very apex by joining them, it earns the right to be called a classic
Nobody, even the most creative artists, lives inside a perfectly sealed bubble. Writers, oftentimes unconsciously, pick up cues and stylistic choices from the texts they read; filmmakers drink from numerous sources and sew them together to form their own unique movies; musicians learn chord changes from songs that have already been put onto records; and the same magical process of creation applies to painters, sculptors, architects, dancers, and performers that pour out their souls into their labor to transform the raw assets that nature has given us into the art that captures the heart of many.
Game designers, for that matter, are not different; after all, the gaming industry has moved forward and built its library of classics through a collaborative effort that has…
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Kuribo examines the softer side of Nintendo figures in his latest review. Check out whether World of Nintendo Tanooki Mario is worth your hard earned cash!
One thing I often see while hunting for World of Nintendo figures are boxes of plush near the plastic figures. I often take a look to see what is there just out of curiosity but have yet to buy one. When I saw my favorite Mario power-up represented in plush form, I couldn’t pass it up! While I’m still new to reviewing plush, I am really happy to share my thoughts on this little guy. So without further ado, let’s jump into the review!
Design – One of the things that I noticed immediately is how well-designed this plush is. The face looks very close to Mario’s video game likeness outside of his pupils being slightly uneven. The Tanooki suit is also well represented in soft form! The rest of the textures including the ears and the tail all help make this a cute and surprisingly accurate version of Mario…
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