Nintendo Everything: Random
The Samus amiibo had some interaction with the Moscow Metro gates, though it wouldn’t actually let you board the transit system for free. Here’s a look at whether some of the amiibo figures work with the Boston subway. The results probably shouldn’t shock you!
Well, how about this! On today’s episode of Dancing with the Stars, one of the couples went all out with a complete Super Mario Bros. performance – down to the music and props on stage!
Thanks to Cameron for the tip.
Not all amiibo are created equally! Take this Samus figure for instance, which is actually defective. Two arm cannons are included on the figure for some strange reason.
By Brian (@NE_Brian)
If you haven’t checked out “Honest Game Trailers” before, now’s your chance! Here’s one dedicated to Super Smash Bros.:
Interestingly enough, Nintendo did not truly settle on a specific gender for its Toad characters from the Mario universe. That’s despite the fact that Toad takes on the appearance of a male and Toadette has female characteristics.
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker producer Koichi Hayashida told GameSpot in a recent interview:
“This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances. But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings — perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here [in Captain Toad].”
Hayashida also went on to clarify that Toads are not mushrooms. When GameSpot brought up the resemblance and nomenclature, Hayashida noted:
“This particular riddle might stay unsolved. That’s one of the great mysteries of the Mario universe.”
Let’s take a trip down memory lane… back when Nintendo was about to release Super Mario Strikers. Print magazines were still going strong, and there needed to be ads to promote the GameCube title.
The image above is one such ad that Nintendo was apparently considering. I hope I don’t have to spell out why it was rejected!
Update: Staged? – 10-year-old girl defeats several top West Coast players at Smash Bros. Wii U GameStop event
Update: Bumped to the top. This is an interesting twist! Was the whole stunt staged? New findings certainly point in that direction!
Listings for castings were discovered on LA Casting last week:
One GameStop outlet held an event for Smash Bros. Wii U yesterday. That wouldn’t be news under most circumstances… if not for “Karissa”!
“Karissa”, a 10-year-old girl, managed to beat several top West Coast Smash players at GameStop’s event. You can get a look at Karissa dominating the competition in the videos below.