All posts by Mike Scorpio

I am Chief Administrator for Miketendo64.com A news & reviews website for Nintendo related articles and merchandise. An intermediate gamer with over 20 years of experience spanning 4 decades and 4 generations of Nintendo Games Consoles From the NES up to the Wii U. I also manage our YouTube Channel where I post videos frequently ranging from Let's Plays, Unboxings, Let's Talk Abouts, Our Wii U Lv1 Playthrough Series and the Super Mario Maker Bros Show! and a whole lot more, we even have our own Miketendo64 Directs!

Pokémon Sun & Moon Fifth Global Mission Commences! Get Ready To Hatch Some Eggs!


The Next Global Mission For Pokémon Sun & Moon has begun and this time players have to hatch as many eggs as they possibly can to reach a goal of 200,000 eggs hatched. If completed by April 10th, 23:59 UTC all players will receive 2000 FC for their troubles and the mission will be classed as a success. You can also get double reward if your game save data is connected to a Global Link Account. If you contribute 3 or more hatched eggs to the mission, you will receive a rare candy and if the secondary goal of 400,000 eggs get hatched between all players, those with Global Link accounts will also recieve a Love Ball.

Source: Serebii.net

Advertisements

Some Characters Will Be Bunnying Up in Fire Emblem Heroes


The Japanese Twitter Account is at it again with revealing even more things coming to the game. in their latest Tweet it shows a silhouette of three heroes with what looks to be bunny ears perched on their heads. we only have to wait until the 30th of March for when all will be revealed.

FE bunnies.png

Source: Fire Emblem Heroes JP (Twitter)

Fire Emblem Heroes April Update Now Detailed In the In-Game Notifications


After the Japanese Twitter Account for Fire Emblem Heroes revealed that changes and updates were coming to the Mobile App, The in-game notification tray has now prompted players of the changes they can expect to come to the game starting March 31st and also sometime in April. You can see the details of the Notifications listed below. Continue reading Fire Emblem Heroes April Update Now Detailed In the In-Game Notifications

Several Changes Coming To Fire Emblem Heroes. Increase In Stamina, Position Changes & More


The Japanese Twitter account for Fire Emblem Heroes has divulged that several changes and updates will soon be coming to the game. Fortunately the details have been translated by Reddit user Van24 and it by the looks of it, these changes will be quite welcoming.

Firstly and probably the most beneficial, at the beginning of each battle, you will be able to change your unit’s starting positions to better suit your attack strategy. You will be abble to swap them around as much as you like providing you haven’t made the first action. If you do, you will no longer be able to move them around.

Adjustments have been made to how much experience is earned by characters depending on their Star ranking. Lower Star rank units will earn more experience from low level enemies than Higher Star rank units would against the same enemies.

Stamina will also be increased to 99 as opposed to 50 and can be restored up to 99 with the use of Orbs and Stamina potions.

We should be able to see these changes come into play with a new update that launches sometime in April.

Are you still playing Fire Emblem Heroes? Will you be looking forward to these updates? Please be sure to let us know in the comments below.

 

Source: Reddit (r/FireEmblemHeroes)

(Video) The Making Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild “Bonus Session”


After the release of a three-part Making Of series that looks behind the scenes of the creation of Nintendo’s Biggest game to date, Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Nintendo have just uploaded a extra “Bonus Session” episode which has a number of the Developers that worked on Breath Of The Wild talkingabout their favourite aspects of the game including favourite characters, shrines and more. You can see for yourself in the video below.

If you have yet to see any of the other videos in the Making of Series that look at the creation of the “Open-Air” concept, Characters and the beginning of it all, you can find them on our previous post (Video) The Making Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.

Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

IGN Talk With Zelda Devs About Breath Of The Wild


IGN recently caught up with Zelda: Breath of the Wild director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, technical director Takuhiro Dohta, and art director Satoru Takizawa to talk more indepth about the development and creation of the game which brought up some very interesting comments.  Some topics that were brushed on include starting out with a small team, the 2D prototype that represents the original Legend Of Zelda on NES, creating The Great Plateau first and building the map around it afterwards, How guardians came to be and more.

Below is a summary of the interview. You can find the full article at IGN here. I would also like to point out that most of the topics that were touched upon were also discussed in Nintendo’s three-part Making Of… Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild which you can check out in one of our previous posts (Video) The Making Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild.

Continue reading IGN Talk With Zelda Devs About Breath Of The Wild

Super Mario Run Daily Bonuses & New Items


With the release of Super Mario Run on Android comes new daily bonuses to keep players interested to at least login once a day. These bonuses can include coins, rally tickets and decorations for your Mushroom Kingdom. Each day rewards a different bonus which you can check out in the Notification list below.

smr 1

That’s not all though as new items have also been added to the game to bring some sparkle over the Mushroom kingdom with the use of fireworks from cannons. See the image below for details.

SMR new items

Source: Super Mario Run In-App Notification

New Switch Animation On My Nintendo Website


As most My Nintendo users will already know, every time you log into the My Nintendo website, they are greeted with several different animations of their Mii avatar doing various things like fishing, floating on balloons, painting and also playing videogames on Nintendo consoles. There is now a new animation that extends on the playing videogames as your Mii Avatar can now be seen playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild on the Nintendo Switch with the Neon Joy-Cons in hand. You can see the new animation via the Gif below.

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Champion Weapons Replacement Guide


Most of you that have been playing Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, be it on the Nintendo Switch or Wii U, you will no doubt have come to a point in the game where you have used one of the Champion’s weapons and have it break on you. Though they are awarded to you after recapturing the Divine Beast by the chief of the people that the said Divine Beast is to supposedly protect, these weapons are much stronger and durable but not unbreakable and will eventually have to be discarded.

All is not lost however, as there are masons of sorts in each of the four hometowns of the Champions that can replace the Champion weapon associated with their champion. The Zora mason can replace Mipha’s Trident, the Goron mason can replace the Daruk’s Sword, The Rito mason can replace Revali’s Bow and Buliara can replace Urbossa’s Scimitar and Shield. To replace each item comes at a cost which requires certain materials to forge them. Most being a weaker version of the weapon, a diamond and 5 pieces of flint or wood. Check out the slideshow below which shows you which characters you will need to talk to in order to recreate the appropriate Champion’s Weapon.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

You can only replace the champion weapons if you have already owned them. The masons won’t forge you replacement weapons until you have beaten the Divine Beast that threatens their land and possessed the original Champion’s weapon which is awarded to you by the Chief of their Race.

Fire Emblem Heroes Offers More Missions To Earn Orbs In The Training Stratum


For those of you still playing Fire Emblem Heroes on Mobile, You are probably getting to the point where you may have to fork out actual money to get your hands on the ever increasingly difficult to obtain orbs. Well more missions have been added that reward you with those much needed orbs to be able to summon stronger and better Heroes. You can see the new mission requirements below.

17357547_10208550000975879_2013882544_o

I don’t know about you but they will surely come in handy, I am getting a little weary of keep summoning the same 4 heroes every time. it would be nice to get somebody other than Shanna, Hana, Henry & Clarine all the time but maybe that’s just me.

17357586_10208550000375864_977153503_o.png

Source: Fire Emblem Heroes App

April 27 Will See Nintendo’s Fiscal Year Earnings Release


On April 27th, Nintendo will be giving an update on their financials with their next Fiscal Year Earnings Release. Naturally, Nintendo will also be giving an update on their perfomance for the overall Fiscal Year on March 31st which should shed some light on Switch Sales as well.

April 27th 2016 was when Nintendo announced that the Switch will be releasing in March 2017 and that Zelda: Breath of The Wild would also be launching on Switch as well and that it was the only confirmed game at E3 2016 For Nintendo. Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Titles for mobile were also announced on this date. That doesn’t mean that Nintendo will do something similar this year but you never know.

 

Source: Nintendo (Japan)

Fire Emblem Heroes To Get New Features, Check Your Notifications


Fire Emblem Heroes has picked up momentum and is still rolling out new features to keep players entertained. The latest News from the Notification tray states that there will be new ways to expand your heroes’ abilities, new rules for combat,  heroes can now inherits skill by merging allies and much more. You can see the whole notification in the image below.

17342396_10208543176085261_280273291_o

Source: Fire Emblem Heroes In-App Notification

 

(Video) The Making Of: The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild


Nintendo Of America have just uploaded a new web series that dives into the Making Of The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. The series is broken in to three episode and look into the how it began, the characters and story and the “Open-Air” Concept. If You are a Zelda Fan or even if you aren’t but are enjoying Breath Of The Wild regardless, you may find this series very interesting to watch. Because we are such nice guys and girls here at Miketendo64, we have done you the favour of having to look for these videos on Youtube and you can watch them directly below. Alternatively you can find them on Nintendo’s YouTube Channel. 

Please note that these videos may contain spoiler to Breath Of The Wild, If you don’t want any Spoilers, turn away now.

The Beginning

 

Story & Characters

 

Open-Air Concept

 

Source: Nintendo (YouTube)

[Video] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overview Trailer & More Details Revealed


More information has surfaced about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For The Nintendo Switch thanks to latest video uploaded by Nintendo on their YouTube Channel. The Game boasts 48 courses to race on from the get go including all the original tracks of the Wii U Version and all the DLC tracks. There are 42 characters in total with the return of King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Junior will be joining the selection alongside Inkling Boy & Girl from Splatoon.

There are 5 different race speed classes including; 50 cc, 100cc, 150cc, 150cc Mirror & The High Octane 200cc mode will return. Gold Mario will also be an unlockable character if you can complete all 200cc class courses. Miis will also make a return to the asphalt and Splatoon inspired vehicles and parts will be making a new addition to game and a refurbished battle mode which makes brings back the joys and fun of the previous Mario Kart Titles pre-MK8. You can find out more below the break, just after the video.

mario-kart-8-deluxe-gold-mario.png

Continue reading [Video] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overview Trailer & More Details Revealed

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Elixir Guide


The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has indeed broken from tradition of collecting hearts to restore your health and has also added environmental dangers that can harm you as well, be it atop of Icy mountains or Active Volcanoes to even braving the desert or running amok amidst a thunderstorm. To replenish life you have to cook items you have gathered and make dishes to increase the amount of hearts you can recover (Check out our Cooking Recipe Guide for more information). However, while some foods do have extra effect bonuses, sometimes you don’t want to waste a dish that could help you out later on just for an effect boost, this is where elixirs come in so allow us to present to you our Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Elixir Guide!
Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Elixir Guide