Nintendo Everything: Random

Nintendo says Toads are genderless, Toadette and Toad aren’t siblings

captain-toad Posted 1 week ago
By (@NE_Brian)

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.”



Update: Staged? – 10-year-old girl defeats several top West Coast players at Smash Bros. Wii U GameStop event

B19fsrTCIAAPfTX Posted 2 weeks ago
By (@NE_Brian)

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:


Karissa’s full name also seems to be “Karissa Bannister”. She’s an actress who appeared in a Ford commercial.

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.

Source 1, Source 2


Smash Bros. 3DS contains a reference to Reggie’s “My body is ready” meme

reggie-smash-bros Posted 1 month ago
By (@NE_Brian)

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has had plenty of memorable moments over the past decade. There is, of course, his grand debut at E3 2004. Reggie will also always be remembered for his now-famous line from a Wii Fit presentation at E3 2007: “My body is ready”.

This is something Nintendo has decided to recognize in the latest Smash Bros. game on 3DS. After collecting the different custom outfits in the game, you’ll be presented with the image above. Random no doubt, but it’s a pretty great inclusion on Nintendo’s part!