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 Bank: Generation 1 Transfer Details


Details have been revealed about the transfer of Gen 1 Pokémon from the virtual console games to the Pokémon Bank and the compatibility to work with Pokémon Sun & Moon. This information comes from Serebii.

According to Serebii, Nintendo Hong Kong have released details that state that transferred Pokémon fro Gen 1 will likely have at least 3 Max IV’s. Their nature will be generated at random and their is a chance that some Pokémon will have their hidden ability. They will also have a unique Gameboy Mark to show where they have come from.

The National Pokédex will sync up with the games you use with Pokémon Bank listing and combining all the Pokémon you have seen and caught, it is also Not required to deposit them in order to register them in the National Pokédex.

You will also be able to send battle Points again and keep track of a variety of stats via Pokémon Bank including; Eggs Hatched, Pokémon Captured, etc. crossreferencing them between all 6 games.

There is so far no mention as to when this new update will come into play, we are still on a “Late January” release date.

Source: Serebii

Nintendo Switch: No Netflix, No Backwards Compatibility, No Miiverse But Miis Do Return As Does USB External Hard Drives (A Kotaku Interview)


Online Media Outlet, Kotaku have recently been in touch with Nintendo to ask them more about the Switch and what features it will have including the most important like Backwards compatibility, whether it will have online streaming apps, storage concerns and the fate of Miiverse. We of course know the answers to most of these questions but what we don’t know is why? Fortunately Kotaku got some of their questions answered to which you can see in the highlights below: Continue reading Nintendo Switch: No Netflix, No Backwards Compatibility, No Miiverse But Miis Do Return As Does USB External Hard Drives (A Kotaku Interview)

Pokémon Sun & Moon Surpass 4 Million Copies Sold In Two Months!


Pokémon Sun & Pokémon Moon have become the fastest set of games to reach over 4 Million on any of Nintendo’s consoles in history and in only two months. They currently stand together at 4.5 Million and were only released last November and towards the end of the month at that.

The sales of Pokémon Sun & Moon also helped Nintendo net 7.3 Million first-party titles in the fourth quarter of 2016 and has been the best selling quarter in Nintendo 3DS history for the most software sold in a three-month period.

It’s nice to see that Pokémon still has a large following of fans and I am sure that some of success of Pokémon Sun & Moon is due to Pokémon GO being such a huge hit and rekindled the fire that once burned in older generations to return to the much loved franchise and also influencing younger generations to pick up a copy and experience Pokémon in its truer form.

Source: IGN

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, Last Of The Wii U Games (From Nintendo)


In a recent interview with Polygon at the Nintendo Switch Launch Event in New York, Nintendo America President Reggie Fil-Aime has confirmed that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will indeed be the last game developed by Nintendo for the Wii U and that there are no more games in development for it. He has stated that support for the console will still continue which includes selling it’s software in retail and online and that online services will NOT be ending any time soon as there is still a large community of gamers playing Mario Kart 8 Splatoon that Nintendo will continue to support.

Here is what Reggie had to say:

“From a first-party standpoint, there’s no new development coming after the launch of the legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” he said. “We really are at the end of life for Wii U.”

“From our standpoint, sunsetting is quite some time into the future. The ongoing activity from an online standpoint on [Mario] Kart and Splatoon is significant. We’re going to continue to support that.”

“Even today when I ask people, ‘so what was Wii U all about?,’ I get a wide variety of responses,” he said. “In managing the business, that’s just not good.”

Source: Polygon

Yooka-Laylee Multiplayer Trailer


The nice folks over at Playtonic Games have released a reveal trailer to show off the latest feature coming to Yooka-Laylee, Multiplayer. Up to 4 players can play 8 different mini games and can also be enjoyed in single player with the incentive of getting the high score. You can check out the video below.

However the trailer does not show off every multi-player aspect as Yooka-Laylee also has one other now known co-op, which allows a second player to take control of the Bee team and perform a number of actions that includes:

Stopping traps
Grabbing quills 

Collecting and storing butterflies

Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Back Story Revealed


It has been a complete mystery as to what is the back story to the Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild but after investing painstaking hours in translating the Hylian/Sheikah text on the Map that comes with the Special & Master Edition Bundles of the game, YouTuber Zeltik and a team of talented individuals managed to decipher the text into Japanese and then into English and discovered the back story to the latest rendition of this cherished franchise. The text is as follows: Continue reading Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Back Story Revealed

Super Mario Odyssey Development Pretty Much Finished, Some Tidbits Remain


At the Nintendo Switch Experience last weekend, Super Mario Odyssey was given a stage show. Apart from the game footage that demonstrated Mario’s Moves, other tidbits of the game were also shared which looks into what you can expect in the different environments the game has to offer.

Continue reading Super Mario Odyssey Development Pretty Much Finished, Some Tidbits Remain

Mike’s New Gamer Den


Hi Guys & Girls! Sorry I have not been very active for the past couple of weeks. I have been very busy with a trip to the UK and moving into a new flat along with decorating and cleaning the new flat as well. Jack has been a diamond covering me these past few weeks and it has been quite a strain on the poor soul but he has done a great job and I did return in time to help cover the Nintendo Switch Presentation, even if it was just creating our lovely feature images and putting the posts together while my Bro worked his literaary magic writing all the news up.

Anyway, I have finally moved into my new flat and have my own game den that I would like to share with you all in the video below. With Retro and Modern Nintendo consoles like the NES, SNES, N64 & Wii U, Games Guides and amiibo a plenty and of course enough game controllers to have a good time with friends, I am proud with my little gamer den and will be sure to continue writing posts and making videos in my new sanctuary.

Please feel free to leave your comments below and you can also send photos of your own gamer den to our email address miketendo64@gmail.com We shall pick our favourite imagess and include them in a follow-up post at a later date.

Nintendo Switch Titles Box Art Revealed


With the Nintendo Switch Presentation well out of the way now, Official Bo Art has been revealed to the top 5 games Nintendo will be releasing on the Switch. These games include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Splatoon 2, Zelda: Breath Of The Wild, ARMS and 1-2 Switch. You can check out the box art below.

You can see what other games will be coming to the system via Nintendo’s official website.

Source: Nintendo.com

Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Collector Editions Revealed


For all you Zelda fans out there that are feeling pretty hyped after the latest Breath Of The Wild Trailer and finally the release date, March 3rd 2017. It seems that the game will also get collector editions including a special edition Bundle and the Master Bundle. Each bundle comes with the Game, Soundtrack, Switch Carry case, a Map and a collectible coin (much like the one given out at E3). The Master Edition also comes with a Master Sword Statue. You can check out the contents of the Master Bundle below.

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Do need to warn you though, these are rather pricey, ($100 for the Collector’s Edition and $130 for the Master Edition) and although you can find them on amazon, they are currently sold out.

Source: Nintendo.com

Emily Rogers: “One Of The Previous Wii U Ports For Switch Is Not A Port, Mario Kart Is A Port Though


Investigative Sleuth Emily Rogers has updated her previous statements as regards to Wii U Ports to the Nintendo Switch as newer and clearer information has been divulged to her by her sources.

She has taken to her twitter account to declare that one of her previous statements about a Wii U Port to Switch is not a port but that Mario Kart still is. Mario Kart is to also have 16 extra tracks, more characters (8 are reported but even Rogers has said the numbers could be wrong) and a better battle mode. I guess you could refer to the port as a 1.5 version has it will have extra features that were not present in the Wii U Title.

There is also the possibility that the other previously rumoured Wii U Port may now instead become a fully fledged sequel but there is no confirmed evidence as of yet. You can check out some of the tweets from Emily Rogers Below.

You can check out more from Emily Rogers from her Twitter Account or on her personal Blog

Source: Emily Rogers (Twitter)

The Switch Is “Very Nintendo” Says Nvidia CEO


During The CES 2017 Event Last Weekend, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang was a keynote speaker and though the speech was not Nintendo related, he did briefly touch on the Switch when he was asked if it was in keeping with their AI endeavors:

Nintendo Switch is a game console. It’s very Nintendo. That entire experience is going to be very Nintendo. The beauty of that company, the craft of that company, the philosophy of that company—they’re myopically, singularly focused on making sure that the gaming experience is amazing, surprising, and safe for young people, for children. Their dedication to their craft, that singular dedication, is quite admirable. When you guys all see Switch, I believe people are going to be blown away, quite frankly. It’s really delightful.

Source: Venture Beat

 

Videogame Clocks Skins Available For Rainmeter (Desktop)


If you enjoy customizing your PC desktop with your favourite videogame characters including Super Mario, Sonic, Donkey Kong or Link from The Legend Of Zelda, you may be happy to know that by using Rainmeter you can change the clock Skin to include some of your favourite characters to give the on screen clock a personality. There are many skins to choose from but the guy behind these skins is none other than The WolfBunny. He has over 40 different skins to choose from and they can be downloaded directly from his Deviant Art Page here.

If you don’t have Rainmeter but would like to download it, you can find it via this websiteWe have also been informed that The WolfBunny will continue to add custom clocks to his webpage.

Thank You Patrick for the tip!

Source: The WolfBunny (Deviant Art)

GAME Stores In UK Already Promoting Zelda: Breath Of The Wild & Nintendo Switch Pre-Orders


During a recent visit to the UK to visit my Grandparents. I found time to stop by a GAME Store in the midst of its post-christmas sales and was delighted to find an aisle dedicated to the upcoming Legend Of Zelda game Breath Of The Wild. Even though they were only display boxes and not the final official box art. I was half tempted to ask if I could have one. The back of the box lists the features that you can expect from the game including amiibo support, the changes of weather and climates and that you must gather different foods and cook them to regain health.

Regardless of the rumours that we have been hearing that Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will no longer be launching in March, an advertisement in the store still states a March 2017 release, at least for the Wii U version.

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It is nice to see a relatively strong advertising campaign for this game even if it is mainly directed towards Wii U, which still shows that Breath Of The Wild is coming to the console and is the last Nintendo 1st party game for the System.

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On another note, GAME has already started advertising for the Nintendo Switch as well. The Ad entices you to pre-order the Switch console now and you could be in for a chance to win a free Switch and a Launch game. You will be required to give a £20 deposit but who doesn’t like to a chance to win a free games console?

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All that is left now is the Switch Presentation on Jan 12th which will shed more details on price and most importantly, what games you will be able to play on it at launch. Less than to weeks to go now!