Recycling doesn’t get much cleverer than this. The folks at Kotomi took an original Nintendo game system and shoved it into a Super Mario Brothers cartridge. If you have ever taken one of them apart, you know that there is not that much to its innards to begin with, but we still applaud this prototype that has a has a finite on/off switch, a reset button, a power Del, 2 joystick ports, a port Famicom cartridge, a video output and stereo audio, and 6V input power.
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Now, we’ve seen custom wedding cake toppers before, but these Mii cake toppers are just…fantastic. I mean, who wouldn’t want a pair of Mii characters - which look vaguely like you - standing atop their cake on one of the most important days of their lives? The best part, to us at least, is that this is a way of geeking out a bit at your wedding, without going way over the top. Those who have no clue what a Mii - or even Wii - even is, will still “get” that you were simply putting a visual representation of yourself on your cake. They run for $140 USD and are available from MiiSculptures.
The question is, would you do it?
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Want to travel with your Wii? How about a Chinavision ultra-portable screen? All the Wii Monitor needs is an attachment of the base to the back of your Nintendo game system. With the ports on the back, you can keep all your USB accessories. There are also ports for a DVD player or another console. The 7-inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 480 X 234 and built-In stereo speakers. It also has reverse/up/down picture control for mounting in your car or your weirdest gaming positions. The Wii Screen comes with a cigarette lighter adaptor at a price of $101.45.
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Why wait for the next Mario game to come out when you can have a piece of the little guy now? The Super Mario Bros. Sound FX Keychain is preloaded with six sounds that include Big, Coin, 1Up, Jump, Start and “Ouch.” Drive your workmates and/or buds nutsy as they try to figure out just what that familiar Nintendo noise is in your pocket. At a size of 2¾ x 2 x ½-inches, the key chain uses 3 AG-13 button cell batteries (included) and comes at the minimal price of $5.95.
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Nintendo is keeping the hits coming with their announcement that the long-awaited Wii Fit will be launching here in North America on May 19. The game, which comes packaged with the Wii Balance Board, will be sold for $89.99 - about 1/3 the price of the Wii console itself. So yeah, a tad on the expensive side for a game, but it comes with a fairly unique peripheral, so what are ya gonna do? If you are one of the first 1,000 to pre-order the game at the Nintendo World Store in midtown Manhattan between April 18-20, you even get a free Wii Fit T-shirt. Here’s to fanboys playing balancing games in the hopes of getting in better shape!
Nintendo just announced yet another Mario-themed addition to the Wii lineup this morning during their media summit in San Francisco - Mario Super Sluggers. It’s exactly what you expect it will be, take Mario Strikers, remove soccer, add baseball.
“Mario is truly a one-of-a-kind character; clearly fans can’t get enough of him and his friends,” said Cammie Dunaway, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “We’re giving Wii users brilliant new ways to enjoy him while expanding our series of active-play games.”
Players will swing their Wiimotes like a bat, or motion a throw towards a baseman - you know, all that Wii stuff Nintendo likes to do. Mario Super Sluggers is scheduled to launch later this year.
If you are a fan of Chuck Taylors, you might want to check out this pair of tennies that Cole Ranze originally designed and hand painted for a friend. We figure his bud passed as they are now up for grabs on eBay until April 13. He used screen printing ink to create the Nintendo characters and you can see the method to his madness or order a pair of your own by checking out his Website. By the way, these shoes don’t come cheaply. The current bid is at about $250.00.
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The folks over at Wii Nintendo were able to spend some quality time with Mario Kart Wii, and they captured a good two hours of footage for your viewing enjoyment. The footage, embedded above, shows off all 32 courses from the game, so if you want to be completely surprised, you may want to steer clear. The game is played on the 150cc setting in the video, and you are also able to check out some of the menus and all that. Finally, they give their thoughts on the game, as well as the Wii Wheel.
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Look out, world - Nintendo is about to unleash a brand new Gamecube controller. Yeah, you read that right. What’s old is now new again. The “new” controller will be the exact same design as the original Gamecube controller, except this one will be white, and the cable length will be a good 3 meters. Now, if it isn’t obvious to you why Nintendo is doing this, let us spell it out for you. It’s white so that it matches Wii, the cable is longer than the original because people are sitting farther away from their televisions than they were 8 years ago, and the only reason they are even releasing a Gamecube controller in the first place is because of how massively popular Super Smash Bros: Brawl has become. Let’s face it - playing that game with a Wiimote, or even Wiimote-Nunchuk combo is horrible compared to the joy that the Gamecube controller brings.
Our wish? That Nintendo would make a Gamecube controller that plugs into the Wiimote instead, keeping it wireless.
The environmentally friendly Chinavasion Solar Powered MP4 Player has a 3.5-inch TFT screen with 1.6 million colors and a built-in Nintendo, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color emulator. It also functions as an E-Book (in English and Chinese) and an LED flashlight. Its two solar panels will not only keep the built-in Li-ion batteries going, but through its USB out can recharge 4.5V, 5V, 6.3V, and 9V devices. With 1GB of storage, you can add to it with an SD card. The Solar Player is available for $123.32, less if you buy in quantity.
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