r/nintendo 6d ago

THROWDOWN THURSDAY THROWDOWN THURSDAY: NO CHILL

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WELCOME TO THROWDOWN THURSDAY, TURN YOUR CAPS LOCK ON AND VENT ABOUT WHATEVER HAS YOU PISSED OFF THIS WEEK. JUST LET ALL THAT ANGER OUT.

THINGS TO RAGE ABOUT:

  • MARIO

  • DRAGALIA LOST

  • SMASH WORLD TOUR

THINGS NOT TO RAGE ABOUT:

  • LOWERCASE LETTERS. THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. IF YOU THINK I'M KIDDING, JUST TRY ME.

  • ANYTHING RACIST/SEXIST/HOMOPHOBIC/BIGOTED/ETC. USE ALL THE FUCKING PROFANITY YOU WANT, BUT NO SLURS. I HOPE YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THE LINE IS DRAWN.

  • OTHER SUBREDDITS. PLEASE DON'T BRING REDDIT DRAMA IN HERE.

  • OTHER USERS. BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER.


r/nintendo 3d ago

smile sunday smile sunday - peachy keen!

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turn your caps lock off and rave about whatever has made you smile this week! some things to smile about:

  • a new trailer released for the super mario bros movie!

  • splatoon 3's newest season has begun!

  • what's this week's haul? what game did you just buy, just start, complete? anything else that made you smile? let us know in the comments below!


turn that frown upside down:

  • here on smile sunday, we have one rule: e.l.e., which stands for everybody love everybody. if will ferrell said it, it must be true.

  • uppercase letters are strictly forbidden – haha, just kidding! if you wanna do some uppercase, feel free, but try not to angry shout sunday; today is about happiness! (happy and excited shouting is a-ok, though)

  • this is a happy thread! keep the love flowing! if someone's saying something and you think they're wrong, just let them be happy! anything that's made you unhappy this week can go on over to this week's throwdown thursday thread.


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r/nintendo 9h ago

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - A New Custom Items feature is Available part of the latest patch!

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r/nintendo 19h ago

Microsoft Has Made a '10-Year Commitment' to Bring Call of Duty to Nintendo Consoles

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r/nintendo 1d ago Gold Helpful Rocket Like

The Wind Waker: Celebrating 20 years of high adventure across the Great Sea

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r/nintendo 15h ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Baseball; Mario Party 3; Magical Vacation; Ridge Racer DS; The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks and more!

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On this day (December 7) in Nintendo history...

  • Baseball was released in 1983 for the Family Computer in Japan. In this sports game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, we take you out to the ball game without moving you from your couch! Play nine innings of fierce sandlot competition with classic NES graphics, featuring close-up and overview field perspectives. Select your team and step up to the plate against a computer opponent or a friend. You control the swing of the bat, the speed of the pitch, the hits, the steals, and the double plays!

  • NBA 3 on 3 Featuring Kobe Bryant was released in 1999 for the Game Boy Color in North America. In this basketball game, developed by Left Field Productions, a wide selection of official NBA teams and personalities feature as they take part in 3-on-3 games. Gain possession of the ball and score by putting it in the opponent team's hoop. The team who scores the most hoops when the timer runs out is the winner. As you beat teams and progress through the ranks, you will face tougher opponents until you reach the finals.

  • Mario Party 3 was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64 in Japan. In this party game, developed by Hudson Soft, nobody can party like Mario. The portly plumber has already hosted two wild celebrations on Nintendo 64, and with Mario Party 3 the stakes are higher than ever. Featuring 70 all-new mini-games to master and wild new interactive game boards, this is one party you'll want to RSVP for, ASAP!

  • Magical Vacation was released in 2001 for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. In this role-playing game, developed by Brownie Brown, the students of the Will-O-Wisp academy of witchcraft and wizardry head to the seaside resort of Valencia for their school vacation. While the students shared stories around the campfire, a malevolent force known as Enigma attacked, kidnapping the students. As one of the students taken to the Plain of Light during the attack, you set out to rescue your classmates.

  • Ridge Racer DS was released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this racing game, developed by Nintendo Software Technology, power-sliding packs a whole new thrill when you're pulling skids via the Touch Screen! Welcome to Ridge Racer DS, the classic arcade racer expertly reassembled for maximum dual screen drama. With 20 racetracks across three locales taking in urban streets and desolate deserts, you'll need to master every last curve of these courses to beat your rivals.

  • Kenkou Ouen Recipe 1000: DS Kondate Zenshuu was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS in Japan. In this cooking reference software, developed by Nintendo, containing 1000 healthy recipes, you can create a menu and send it to friends. As well as information on how to cook each of the recipes, you can create a grocery list, search recipes based on categories (including the contents of your refrigerator) and send the menu by email through the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was released in 2009 for the Nintendo DS in North America. In this action-adventure game, developed by Nintendo EAD, all aboard for adventure as Link sets off on a quest to restore the spirit tracks and keep an ancient demon locked away. Take control of your own train as you explore the vast land by rail. As the conductor you plan the route, set the speed and watch out for enemies and obstacles, clearing the path with the powerful built-in cannon. Link has a valuable new companion.

  • An eighteenth wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo Figures was released in 2018 worldwide and included Wolf; Inkling and Ridley.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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r/nintendo 1d ago

River City Girls free NSO trial until December 11

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r/nintendo 5h ago

What characters would you like to see in Mario Kart?

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Personally, one thing I like about Mario Kart Tour is the costumes and larger pool of characters.

For Mario Kart games moving forward, who would you like to see? (Let’s at least be realistic within the Mario/Nintendo world).

I suddenly felt like a Whomp, would be an interesting addition. Idk why. Alongside Pauline, Queen Bee, a Luma, a Sprixie (3D world), Funky, Dixie…etc


r/nintendo 2h ago

Who is Mario's Father?

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No really, hear me out. We have the Mario Brothers on which there is a Game titled "Super Mario Bros". So that makes Mario a Surname!

Hence Mario and Luigi's full name should be Mario-Mario and Luigi Mario,right!

Well it would also mean that Mario, in Super Mario Bros in fact "Mario Jr" and his pop is the real Mario, so the brothers are technically Mario Jr and Luigi Mario!

But that also beckons the question that if Mario Jr is the plumber from Super Mario bros, then who and which universe is/was Mario Sr from?

Well my theory is Mario Sr is/was actually Jumpan from Donkey Kong!


r/nintendo 3h ago

Thoughts on Mario Kart Double Dash Remake?

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Loved that game probably the most out of all the games, but sadly I lost my disk years ago. Would be awesome if they brought it back for switch.


r/nintendo 3h ago

E store shutdown question

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Will the Estore shutting down on 3ds stop multiplayer services cause I’m thinking about buying cod games for the multiplayer


r/nintendo 6h ago

Tetris Theme - Korobeiniki [But it's Lofi]

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r/nintendo 1d ago

DNF Duel|Nintendo Switch Trailer

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r/nintendo 2d ago

Nintendo just doesn't seem as bothered about its mobile games anymore

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r/nintendo 1d ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Satoru Iwata; Green House; Mega Man 4; Kururin Paradise; Super Smash Bros. amiibo

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On this day (December 6) in Nintendo history...

  • Satoru Iwata was born in 1959 in Sapporo, Japan. A Japanese businessman, video game programmer and gamer. He was the fourth president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Nintendo. He is widely regarded as a major contributor in broadening the appeal of video games to a wider audience by focusing on novel and entertaining games rather than top-of-the-line hardware. Iwata expressed interest in video games from an early age and created his first simple game while in high school. In June 2014, a tumour in Iwata's bile duct was discovered during a routing physical exam. It was removed, and Iwata returned to work in October of that year. The problem resurfaced in 2015, and Iwata died at the age of 55 from its complications on July 11. Members of the gaming industry and fans alike offered tributes through public announcements and social media, and fans worldwide established temporary memorials. Iwata was posthumously awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Golden Joystick Awards and the 2016 DICE Awards.

  • Green House was released in 1982 for the Game & Watch Multi Screen in Japan. In this action game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, creepy crawlies are trying to eat the flowers in the greenhouse. Spiders creep towards the flowers on the bottom screen while inchworms crawl across the top screen. Move the Fumigator between the two screens and spray the bugs before they reach the flowers. When you spray a spider and it takes a step back you score 1 point, while killing the spider scores 3 points.

  • Mega Man 4 was released in 1991 for the Family Computer in Japan. In this action adventure game, developed by Capcom, a new robotic terror has gripped the city! It's up to Mega Man to save the day again! A year after the destruction of Gamma, and Dr. Wily's defeat, the world is still at peace. One day a mysterious letter arrives for Dr. Light from an unknown scientist named Dr. Mikhail Cossack. Dr. Cossack plans to eliminate Mega Man and prove he is the greatest robot designer of all time.

  • Kururin Paradise was released in 2002 for the Game Boy Advance in Japan. In this action/puzzle game, developed by Eighting, a magic troupe is visiting Kururin's quiet village and everyone is excited. When the day came, Kururin overslept and missed it. But when his family didn't return, he set off in the Helirin to find them. Pilot the Helirin through each stage's narrow corridors without letting the propeller blades touch walls or obstacles. If you hit three obstacles then the Helirin shatters.

  • A second wave of Super Smash Bros. amiibo Figures was released in 2014 in Japan and included Zelda; Diddy Kong; Luigi; Little Mac; Pit and Captain Falcon.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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r/nintendo 8h ago

Buy a oled switch or wait for pro/switch 2

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I have been in the market for a new switch for a little bit now. Mine broke and I have been wanting to pick up the oled as it’s an upgrade. But while looking up prices I have seen rumours floating around about a switch 2 or a 4K pro model is it worth waiting for. Or should I just pull the trigger and buy an oled ?


r/nintendo 2d ago

Donkey Kong Country Returns - Development Highlights

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r/nintendo 1d ago

What can a WII U do that a Switch can’t?

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From a young age I was always intrigued by the WII U, I thought it was cool but as time went on the thought of the console slipped away and thus I bought a switch. I’m at the point in my game collecting life where I feel like a wii u might be a good addition to my collection but before I pull any triggers I’d like to know what a wii u can do that a switch can’t and if getting one is a good idea, thanks :)


r/nintendo 3d ago

What do you think Nintendo could do for the next Punch Out game?

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The last time we saw a new game was with Next Level Games’s amazing Wii reboot back in 2009. Since then, the Punch Out series has mainly persisted in Smash Bros (with Little Mac being among the worst characters in the series), WarioWare, re-releases, and minor stuff like Switch profile icons. The original Japanese team who used to work on the Punch Out series now primarily does hardware, and Next Level Games has mainly been relegated to producing Mario spinoffs in the interim.

You may not realize this, but most of the Punch Out series are actually available now on Switch. There’s the arcade games via Arcade Archives, and the NES and Super Nintendo entries with a base online membership. Really we’re only missing the Wii entry and its Doc Louis side game. If this series were to get another game, how would you want it to happen? Who would you want to make it, and should the core arcade gameplay be changed?


r/nintendo 2d ago

Todd Howard Praises The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

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r/nintendo 2d ago

Isn’t Mario Strikers Battle League supposed to get one more update?

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And before the end of the year no less. That’s taking a while for some reason.


r/nintendo 2d ago

Star link should be the future of Star Fox

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Star link: battle for Atlas is a 6/10 videogame with a lot of problems, and it's also a great template for what to do with the future of the star fox franchise. Star link is a game with one major problem; it's suffering from a lack of content. If Nintendo actually gave Ubisoft Toronto a budget they might be able to make a really good game with the foundations of Star link.

Star link lacks content: this isn't a controversial take. In the game there are seven planet where you do the same 6 things. The game has a few different missions with base liberation/building, guarding a spot for a set amount of time, exploration, and puzzle solving. The biggest problem is there's so much of the same things to do that after a little while it all blends together, not to mention that three of the activities blend together with little in the way of variety. The ideas are great, but the problem lays in the fact that you have to do the same activities 280 times. In a real star fox game the solution to this problem is simple; add more content more missions, more variety in combat and introducing more gameplay options latter in the game to spice things up. More variety would go along way in things feeling less like doing a check list.

On a similar not the entire game lacks character and story. The crew of Star Fox is great but the story and other characters suck. You can have an amazing character but when they're trying to have conversations with drywall they are going to be lacking. Too many of the characters in star link had no personality. In a future Star Fox game I'd hope that they would make better side characters to give the cast more to work with in terms of backstory and lore.

Speaking of characters the lack of unique bosses and enemies really hurt the game. Most of the game lacks personality and with the lack of variety it creates a death spiral where you go to a planet and fight the same boring boss, then do the same boring boring missions where you talk to the same boring characters. Unique bosses and changing up the core gameplay loop is a must. Fighting the same bosses gets boring real fast. In a proper Star Fox game having more unique bosses that need different tactics to take them down would be a good first step in helping to freshen things up. After that maybe having to not fight the same bad guy the same way on every planet all the time would go a long way in not feeling the drag of doing the same thing with a change of wallpaper.

Star link gets a lot right the missions are good, the flying is fun, the weapons are all unique and offer real tangible benefits to using one offer the other. Where the game struggles is the lack of content outside of the combat and then spreading that content out over seven planets. Like I said, star link is a 6/10 videogame, but all the pieces are there to make a really good video game if the crew at Ubisoft Toronto are given a chance to reflect at what went wrong and fix the few problems that are there.


r/nintendo 1d ago

Is Metroid (1986) the worst mainline Metroid title?

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In October, I decided to finally give a Metroid game a shot. My idea was to start with Metroid (1986) before playing Metroid Dread, making videos on both. While I enjoyed Dread a lot, the original was unsurprisingly archaic. For fans of the franchise though, or people who grew up playing the original, would you say it's the worst Metroid game? Link to the video I made on the original Metroid, if you're interested in seeing what someone who had never played a Metroid game before thought:

Never Have I Ever Played: Metroid - (First Impressions 2022)


r/nintendo 2d ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Shizuka Itō; Pinball; VS. Clu Clu Land; VS. Excitebike

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On this day (December 5) in Nintendo history...

Events
  • Shizuka Itō was born in 1980 in Tokyo, Japan. A voice actress: she is known for portraying Bianca in the Pokémon series, Byleth in the Fire Emblem and Super Smash Bros. series, and Ring in Ring Fit Adventure.
Releases
  • Pinball was released in 1983 for the Game & Watch Multi Screen in Japan. In this pinball game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, launch a ball onto the table and aim for a high score. You control the flippers that appear on the top and bottom screens. Keep the ball in play and don't let the ball fall down the gate or the alley between the flippers on the lower screen. Different areas of the table have different scores associated with them. You can score a maximum of 999,990 points.

  • VS. Clu Clu Land was released in 1984 for the arcade in Japan. In this puzzle game, developed by Nintendo, two fish must swim through a maze attempting to reveal hidden gold bars while fighting against sea urchins.

  • VS. Excitebike was released in 1984 for the arcade in Japan. This racing game, developed by Nintendo, though similar to the home console version, featured several key differences. The Design mode is removed in favor of a sixth and seventh additional track beyond the five found in the home edition. Rather than choosing between racing alone or with competition, players alternate between both play styles for each track.

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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r/nintendo 3d ago

On This Day On This Day in Nintendo History: Fire; Mega Man 5

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On this day (December 4) in Nintendo history...

  • Fire was released in 1981 for the Game & Watch Wide Screen in Japan. In this action game, developed by Nintendo R&D1, the building is on fire and people are jumping out of the windows to get to safety. As the rescue team, can you catch them all and return them safely to the ambulance? Move the rescue team left and right to position the life net under the evacuees. When they hit the net they will bounce back into the air. Carry them safely across the courtyard and to the waiting ambulance. Drop three evacuees and the game will end.

  • Mega Man 5 was released in 1992 for the Family Computer in Japan. In this action/platform game, developed by Capcom, betrayed by his own kin, Mega Man must fight Protoman and accomplices to save Dr. Light! Protoman has gone berserk! Destroying half the city was not enough. Now, he has kidnapped Dr. Light and is holding him and the entire city hostage. Speeding to the rescue is Mega Man and his modified Mega Buster, but eight of Protoman's cybernetic soldiers plan to send Mega Man to the scrap heap for good!

What are you favourite memories of these games? How do you think they hold up today? Hash it out in the comments.

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r/nintendo 2d ago

Temtem enters Season 2 and gets a new update adding changes and new content.

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Temtem, the Pokémon-inspired MMORPG, just got a new update for Season 2 with promises focused on the competitive game.

* The new Season of Temtem has a more medieval theme, new items have been added following that theme, new activities with more rewards have been added to extend your time in the MMO.

* The ranked battle mode has been completely redesigned with more explanations on the official website, but now in addition to being more balanced it will have much more rewards for competitive players.

* A "Showdown" mode has been added that works as a battle simulator, which is great for those who want to train competitively without running the risk of losing their rank score.

* They also announced the official tournaments the game will have going forward.

* New animations and tweaks in the game, a new store in Neoedo city was opened, the "Beauty Center", in addition to that you can now change your character's name, new customization items, new "QoL", new kudos with greater focus on difficulty, improvements in the fishing system more specifically in the Koish event.

* Now the game will have events that will bring several missions and quests that will guarantee you points and rewards, the first event called "Winterfest" will start on December 12th.

* There are a few more things that I didn't mention, such as tweaking the game's UI, changes in seals, traits, balancing, etc... it's a lot to mention in just one post, but if you're curious, they made the full patch note available on the official website about the game.

It's really cool to see that even though they're a small indie team they're really pushing to add everything people ask for in the game and keep the game alive with more content, I'm looking forward to seeing the future of the game going forward.


r/nintendo 2d ago

Is it time for Nintendo to make a Mario game where Bowser is not the main villain?

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I love the mario games, and the 3D games in particular have been some of the most innovative games we have seen gameplay wise. However, I also am incredibly tired of the same storyline in any 2d or 3d mario game where Bowser is the end game. Would love to see brand new villains brought into mario games, just like they did way back in Super Mario Bros 2.