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This is pretty neat and something that most Nintendo fans probably aren’t aware of. There’s a small music nugget that comes from the results screen in Mario Kart 64. After about fifty minutes, a different type of loop will play for a minute and a half or so. After that, the music will return to normal. Take a look at the video below to see for yourself!

Why Nintendo would change up the music after fifty minutes is beyond me. But this a nice little secret that Nintendo fans may appreciate!


VC:
Moon Cresta (Hamster, ARC, 800)

WiiWare:
Mega Man 10 (Capcom, 1000 + DLC)

DSiWare:
GG Series: Throwout (Genterprise, 200)
Renjuku Kanji Shou-gaku 4-nensei (IE Institute, 500)
Renjuku Kanji Shou-gaku 5-nensei (IE Institute, 500)
Brain Challenge (Gameloft, 500)
Let’s Golf (Gameloft, 1000)

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– Remake
– Robot sprites, similar to the original
– New, high-quality attack animations
– Gameplay systems based on the original, but has refinements from more recent SRW games
– Carries over the feel from the original
– Releasing May 27
– For the DS
– 6090 yen

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Thanks to jcr for the news tip!


Bitmob conducted the following interview with Nintendo of America’s localization producer Nate Bihldorff…

Bitmob: Why Samus? Relatively few Nintendo characters are made to be “real.” You don’t hear Link talking about Ganondorf or Mario wondering what Bowser is up to…yet you hear Samus talking about the Mother Brain, Ridley….

Nate Bihldorff: I don’t think it’s a matter of the folks at NCL [Nintendo Co., Ltd., the Japanese headquarters] going into a room, looking at a dartboard of all their major properties and saying, “That one! That’s the one we’re going to grow!”

It’s more that there’s always been in [Super Metroid director Yoshio] Sakamoto-san’s head a big story and a big background for Samus. You can take a look at some of the manga, which isn’t necessarily related to the games, but there’s clearly more story to Samus than has ever been shown in the games.

I think it’s very appropriate in this case. I think Samus, more than anyone else, is someone whose story we’ve always wondered about, whereas, for various reasons, you don’t really wonder about Mario’s past all that much. And with Link, there have been so many Links over the years, you can get lost looking at all those.


Bit.Trip Runner trailer

Posted on 10 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii | 1 Comment


This is another title that has yet to be confirmed for Nintendo platforms, but it could certainly end up on Wii.

Experience the Raw Sensations of the Football Field
SAN FRANCISCO– March 4, 2010 – Today, Ubisoft® announced Pure FootballTM, an entirely new sports brand that is being developed by Ubisoft Vancouver. The game will be available worldwide in May 2010.

Pure FootballTM is a new and unique vision of football video games, emphasizing the intense, physical and spectacular aspects of the sport. The over-the-shoulder camera and visceral audio dynamically react to the context of the match, placing the gamer in the heart of the five-a-side football action, as opposed to the feeling of watching a TV broadcast.


This video comes from a showing of Today in Australia…

Thanks to Jocelyn for the news tip!


Fan-Favorite Casual Game Coming to WiiWare March 29

San Mateo, Calif. – March 5, 2010 – The tables are being set for the launch of Diner Dash® on WiiWare™, coming to the Wii™ on March 29, 2010. Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of HUDSON SOFT, partners with PlayFirst, creators of Diner Dash, to bring this best-selling brand to WiiWare™. Diner Dash is also currently available on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

“Diner Dash has been serving heaps of fun for years and Wii owners will soon get their first taste of the action,” said Sabine Duvall, vice president of product development at Hudson Entertainment. “New controls designed especially for the Wii and a new multiplayer mode will keep gamers coming back for second helpings.”