Miketendo64 is a Media Site that is about all things Nintendo. We cover Nintendo news, reviews, interviews and more! We even have the odd Giveaway or two as well! Established in May 2015, we’ve gone from two brothers writing a blog to a 30-strong team of talented individuals. We started with humble beginnings but have now grown into something much more formidable. In this day and age, you have to be formidable to keep up with the competition.
Miketendo64 News & Reviews
Cover all the latest news is no easy task but our main goal is to bring good quality content into one, easy to find place. With the Nintendo Switch still releasing a constant stream of games, Our dedicated team of reviewers give it their all to use their gaming expertise and good judgement, so that their reviews will give you good knowledge of what you can expect from any particular game. Be it on the Switch or any other Nintendo Console.
Interviews & Giveaways
Those games that we all love to play are all made be some very talented people. Every now and then, we get to talk to these amazing people and learn more about their games. We have spoken with the likes of Image & Form, Yacht Club Games, Koei Tecmo, Konami and even the Voice of Mario himself! We greatly appreciate them taking time out of their extremely busy schedules to talk with us. They don’t just stop at talking with us! Most of these fine folks even graciously give us games to giveaway to our followers! How incredible is that?
The Miketendo64 Team
Miketendo64 is honoured to be made up of an international team with a multi-national audience. From different backgrounds and all walks of life, we are a dedicated Media site made up of gamers, for gamers. Though we may not all share the same tastes in games but we do share the same passion for all things Nintendo. Well, at least a mutual respect for all things Nintendo. For some reason, we can’t all seem to agree on which Nintendo Franchise is the best? So until Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch comes out, we will just have to agree to disagree. All those listed here are the kind souls that will be helping with Miketendo64 from time to time along with resident Members Mike Scorpio & Jack Longman.
Mike Scorpio: Chief Administrator
“Hello All, Mike Scorpio here, I started this website out of my obsession and love for videogames and after spending so much time scouring the internet to find news about my favourite games consoles and new games on the horizon, I decided to put this website together so that others would be able to save time with their searches. I have always been a Nintendo fan ever since I was little, my first console was the NES which I loved and have found memories of. The passion extended to the Nintendo 64 (best console ever) the Wii and the Wii U. I love my Wii U to bits and can not fathom why the rest of the world doesn’t like it (maybe because it doesn’t have FIFA, I don’t know). Anyhow, with the support and following of this website growing, I realised that I couldn’t manage it on my own so I have roped my own brother in to help (Jack) and have enlisted the help of the other fine souls you will find on this page.”
Jack Longman: Editor-In-Chief
“Hey everyone, I’m Jack, Mike Scorpio’s partner in crime! As a gamer who found his virtual wings in the 90’s I had the pleasure to enjoy games during a period of time when Nintendo and Rare Games were working together, producing the likes of Banjo Kazooie, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and of course Goldeneye. It was also the decade where he saw Link come to life in his first full 3D debut and be accompanied by the fairy we can never get out of our heads, Navi. I was hooked from the get-go and all these years later, now older and a working journalist, instead of just playing the games I love and their latest installments, I’m writing about them too.
As far as videogames go, my favourite series is the Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy is a close second. I’m also highly obsessed with Pokémon. I have tried and tried to go out of it, but just as soon as I get it out of my system, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company find a way to draw me back in. But I’m not all about videogames, I do have other interests such as scuba diving, working on my novels, being an admin at a small, yet exclusive Zelda group on Facebook and just generally messing about.
Well that’s me, if you want to hear more about me, well you’re just going to have to take me out for dinner then, and yes burger and fries do count as dinner.
“For Kuribo, a love for video games and Nintendo started early. After playing NES and Super Nintendo at a friend’s house, he has been playing video games ever since. While he likes Nintendo best, Kuribo collects video games and has systems ranging from the original Game Boy and Nintendo 64 all the way up to the modern systems like Wii U and 3DS. http://NintendoFigures.net is not about the video games so much as the toys and figures that Nintendo and other companies make for Nintendo fans. It started with an Amiibo addiction, but eventually spread to other figure lines including World of Nintendo and Nendoroids. It is a great time to be a Nintendo fan and if you ever have had an interest in owning a version of Mario, Kirby, Zelda, or Star Fox, http://NintendoFigures.net and http://Miketendo64.comcovers them all. As the owner of http://NintendoFigures.net, Kuribo not only reviews new figures and covers all of the latest releases, but also tries to educate new collectors on the hobby and keep the passion for Nintendo and its loveable characters burning in fans across the world.”
“Mr. Panda is a lifelong fan of Nintendo. Having started playing video games at a very young age, he has since collected every major Nintendo console and handheld. His favorite series include Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, Smash Bros, Final Fantasy, and Ace Attorney. He even had a video game themed wedding, which featured centerpieces based on Smash Bros. trophies before amiibo were even announced.
His other major passion is anime, especially titles with action, suspense, and humor. His background is in teaching, and he aims to use his skills of informing and writing to deliver Nintendo articles to you. You can find his work on Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews. You can also follow him on Twitter @MrPanda2002.”
“Hi I’m Dan! I’ve been playing games since I could wrap my little fingers around my GBA SP. I love all things Nintendo and have been a Pokémon and Mario fan for upwards of 10 years now. I look forward to writing news and feature articles here for you all to read, and to meet new people here!”
Sodamancer is a 30+ year veteran of holding a controller, usually while staring at a screen. He also has an amazing trifecta of aspiring humans, a duo of jobs, and a singular spousal unit. You can find more of his material on his blog, Soda’s Fountain Arcade, which can be found at http://www.fountainarcade.com
“Hi everyone! I’ve been a gamer for over 20 years now. Mostly I enjoy a variety of handheld consoles but I’ve had many Nintendo consoles over the years. My favourite being the N64 with games such as Goldeneye, Ocarina Of Time, Mario Kart 64, Jet Force Gemini and many others. My favourite genres at the moment are JRPG’s, Simulation and Adventure. Gaming is my main passion and always will be. I’m very much looking forward to contributing to this site.”
“I have a keen interest in video games since I got my first GameBoy Advance in 2003. When not trying to “catch ’em all,” I am off somewhere reading about current affairs.
We at Miketendo64 are thankful to all of our followers and fellow bloggers and would like to share with you all, some of our affiliates that have been very helpful and supportive along the way. We have listed them below along with a link to their websites and blogs so you can see what they are up to. Each website has their own forté from Amiibo collecting, Game Controller reviews, Nintendo News, Personal blog, etc. so please be sure to look them up.
One of the biggest gaming review sites around. If you are looking for good honest reviews on upcoming videogames or even games that are released already. Open Critic is the place to go. You may even find a couple of our reviews on it too!
A Website dedicated to all things Zelda and Nintendo in general. They cover news, reviews and also have competitions for their followers to get involved in with the chance to win prizes.
A Website dedicated to all things Nintendo and collecting. From World of NintendoFigures, Micro Land Figures to Amiibo. If there is a particular figure you are looking for or want to see just how they compare against another figure from the same or another series. Nintendo Figures is the place for you. They even provide articles for those that are new to Figure collecting and are looking for a good place to start.
From Nintendo to Xbox, Atari to Playstation, Gaming Controllers takes a look at all the different controllers that we have seen and most likely played with over the years. Some you will remember, some you may want to forget but there are all unique in their own little way. The N64 controller that was as innovative as it was bizarre. The first PSX controller that spawned several different models with the same design on the generations that followed. The Wii U Gamepad which meant you could be playing your favourite game whilst your partner dominated the TV, be it soaps, drama or the footie! Take a trip down memory lane with this website.
What’s better than one female gamer? Two female gamers! (I try not to use the term Gamer Girl as we are all gamers regardless of gender 😉 Double jump is a blog run by a sister duo of gamers that share a love for Nintendo, not unlike my brother and I who run Miketendo64 :p They talk about all things Nintendo related from Personal thoughts on Grinding, debates on what is better, Home Console or Handheld? And there is plenty more where that came from. Be sure to check them out for their take on all things Nintendo.
“A Wizard is never late, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to!” Probably one of the most popular quotes from The Lord Of The Rings. It is also the mantra of Wizard Dojo The Blog site that covers reviews on both Videogames and Television (including cinema). He covers quite a lot of genres spanning different games consoles which would be quite beneficial to those that own games consoles other than Nintendo. He is honest, realistic and not overly critical. A good site to get in the know of something before you take the plunge.
For more casual reviews on all things gaming, check out SevenFlorins. Covering a wide range of genres and games consoles including Nintendo. Here is a good place to get your gaming review fix and they even have their own YouTube channel to boot.
If you are a lover of Pokémon and have a Facebook account, then this may be a group you just have to join as they have plenty going on, from giveaways to competitions and general discussions. If you’re looking for fun, than look no further.
If you are looking for gaming news delivered in video format, then definitely check out The Flaming Zebra on YouTube. He also does reaction videos and first impressions on videogames, anime and more.
Miketendo64 has really made progress over the short period we have been running and a large part of that is because of our fan base. Your support has enabled us to get in contact with various game developers & Publishers to provide us with interviews, statements and even review codes for games. Some Devs and Publishers have gone as far as to give us digital codes to reward our followers in giveaways.
We are privileged to have this kind of connection with such great people from 13 AM Games, Image & Form, WayForward, Yacht Club Games, Ubisoft, Konami, Bandai Namco, Sega, Ratalaika Games and many more. So we feel it is only fair that we honour our relationship with these amazing people that have given us a chance and added us to their Press Lists and Review Code Lists.
We have listed them below with Links to their respective websites:
We do hope you will stick around and come back to the website from time to time. We are always up for collaboration with others and we may even let you join the team! Those game reviews don’t write themselves you know.