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Were you left unsatisfied with this year’s Pokemon leaks? Or how about all of the ones involving the N64? Perhaps the latest leak will tickle your fancy, which involves the Game Boy and Game Boy Color.

The latest treasure trove of leaks stem from a “lotcheck” dump of Game Boy and Game Boy Color games from way back in the day. Titles submitted in this state were submitted to Nintendo for review.

What’s included in today’s findings involve a bunch of cancelled games like Pokemon Picross, which was promoted in Japanese gaming magazines in 1999, but never actually made it to market. Then there’s Gimmick Land, coming from Mario & Luigi developer AlphaDream. On top of that, we have a look at ports of Famicom / Super Famicom games, English localizations that never officially released outside of Japan, and even a Hello Kitty game that apparently would have supported the Game Boy Printer.

Here’s a roundup of notable findings:

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Nintendo has rolled out a new trailer for Game & Watch Super Mario Bros showing off it’s features, check it out below

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Earlier this year, Warhawk director Dylan Jobe joined Metroid Prime 4 developer Retro Studios. He’s on board as director of development.

Jobe has over 25 years of development experience in the gaming industry. Aside from Warhawk, he previously contributed to Doom, Twisted Metal: Black, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered.

As for his new role at Retro, VGC points out that Jobe “is responsible for Metroid Prime 4’s schedule, scope and product quality”. He’s additionally expected to “handle performance evaluations of development team members and act as the liaison between departments to meet production goals.”

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With a surge in demand earlier this year, the Nintendo Switch has seen a boost in production to 25 million units, but now that’s said to increase even further. In no small part due to the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Bloomberg states the following:

For years now, fans haven’t been happy with the direction of My Nintendo. There have been a smattering of wallpapers, 3DS discounts, and other items, but nothing of major interest – especially if you’re a Switch owner. Thankfully, things are starting to change.

The very first physical rewards are now appearing on My Nintendo. So far we have the following:

Nintendo previously released amiibo based on the four Champions in Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Unfortunately, these days, they’re tough to find at retailers. Nintendo did share an encouraging update, however.

All of the Champions amiibo are getting re-released alongside Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Daruk, Urbosa, Mipha, and Revali will be reprinted on November 20.

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In celebration of Super Mario’s 35th anniversary, Puma teamed up with Nintendo on the RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 basketball shoes. The two sides aren’t stopping there, as two alternate takes have been revealed. They’re based on Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy.

Kuwait’s Footlocker site lists these two extra sneakers, which should be available soon. We have some additional photos below.

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Sonic the Hedgehog is about to celebrate a big milestone. The series will have been around for 30 years in 2021, and it looks like SEGA has big plans in store.

Tails Channel spotted an interesting advertisement included in Licencing Source Book Europe. SEGA is planning “new games, digital content, events, major announcements, and a tailored licensing program.”

Sonic the Hedgehog has collected over $6 billion in franchise revenue to date. There have also been over 920 million games sold. The recent movie brought in over $300 million worldwide.

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Andy Biar was heavily involved with the creation of the Mario Kart ride at Super Nintendo World. As an engineer, he and his team tackled a number of issues during development, including having only one test track and taking on a challenge less than a day before meeting with Nintendo.

Biar outlined the experience of working on the Mario Kart ride in a recent blog post. Read the full backstory on its creation below.

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta unbox Super Mario 3D All-Stars and show the RS-Dreamer Super Mario 64 shoes from Puma. Check out the full episode below.