In a move that will shock the hell out of Paper Mario fans and long time Mario nerds alike, Nintendo has just announced that Toads are actually genderless creatures who merely LOOK like they have gender characteristics. So Toad isn’t technically male, and Toadette isn’t technically female. And nor are any other members of their species. Here’s Nintendo producer Koichi Hayashida’s take on the matter:
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].
So yes, apparently their genders are ambiguous or non existent, and the relationship between Toad and Toadette is that of neither lovers or siblings. They’re also apparently not Mushrooms, but that’s a story for another day…
It may not be Mushroom Kingdom Fusion, but it’s definitely one of the best Mario fan games of all time. Super Mario Fusion Revival is being released in beta form in November 2014 this year!
Here’s the trailer for the new beta of the game:
Pretty cool, isn’t it? It’ll have new levels (including Mana Caverns and Isle de la Reina), new bosses (like Ograoum Papas from the above video) and even new mounts (like Chocobos), so get ready for it this November!
You should be able to find it at the Nintendo Comunity Fan Games Convention held around the same time.
No, this title is not a joke. Apparently, the people behind the Mortal Kombat movies (you know those, right?) are actually making a movie based on Tetris. Because as we all know, a game based on moving blocks into lines has HUGE movie potential in today’s world of Hollywood blockbusters…
Here are some quotes from makers Threshold Entertainment, if you need them:
It’s a very big, epic sci-fi movie. his isn’t a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We’re not giving feet to the geometric shapes.
Brands are the new stars of Hollywood, We have a story behind ‘Tetris’ which makes it a much more imaginative thing.
What you [will] see in ‘Tetris’ is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance,
Above: Quotes by Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff about the movie
So what do we think about this whole announcement? Well, you can find out in the full post below…
Ever wondered why the Duck Hunt dog made it into Super Smash Bros for 3DS and Wii U? Well, this fan made video (by JudgeSpear of Mushroom Kingdom Fusion and Super Mario Fusion Revival fame) explains it really well:
Based on a comic about the game posted on DeviantArt, it’s touching, funny and all in all, makes a great explanation for why the dog and duck duo made it into the new game.
But what do you think? Is it a good video about a potential backstory the characters may have had? Should Nintendo’s own explanation be similar, for when the characters are officially announced in a new trailer?
I have no words for how impressive most of this is. Just watch the video below:
See that? All of it was created in the Doom II engine. You know, Doom, the game/series which had you blasting away at demons from hell in a first person view. Someone had enough dedication to make a mod that turns that game into a 2D Donkey Kong Country platformer, complete with what appear to be pre rendered graphics.
Usually, converting an engine to something it was never meant for ends in disaster (just ask the thousands of idiots who tried making a Mario platformer in RPG maker). This is an exception. It’s a mod that’s so well done that it’s absolutely nothing like the game it was based on in either aesthetics or gameplay, yet still manages to be fun to play.
Well done DooMero, you’ve made one of the best mods ever.
Yeah, we know it’s become a bit of a cliche to bash this game. But do you want to know how unpopular Miyamoto’s changes were?
Japanese gamers are calling it kusoge because of them.
No, I’m not kidding. A popular wiki there listing such games (kusoge means infamously bad games deemed utterly broken in every way) actually lists Paper Mario Sticker Star as an example, complete with what must about 10 pages of complaints about the design, story, characters, concepts and just about everything else. What’s more, they’re the same complaints as those brought up by Western fans of the Paper Mario series, indicating that just about everyone agrees that the changes made were for the worse.
Want to see what else they had to say about this game? Here’s a link…
Just read it, seriously. It’s pretty much in a nutshell why I’ve stopped reading any non Nintendo specific gaming sites altogether, because they’re utter trash written by narcissistic, selfish jerks who seen to despise the very existence of a gaming community.
As some of you may remember, Nintendo and Game Freak showed off pictures of Lucario in what appeared to be a Pokemon fighting game earlier this year. But now, it’s finally been officially revealed! Starring fighting type Pokemon like Lucario and Machamp, Pokken Tournament is apparently a Tekken style fighting game that’ll soon be released in Japanese arcades. Here’s the official announcement, as well as English trailer for the game:
So yeah, looks pretty cool eh? But I’m not 100% happy with this announcement, and you can find out why in the full post…
It’s not out yet, but this new fan game sure looks to be an interesting one. I mean, a game that mixes both Paper Mario and Super Mario 3D Land together? And that’s actually a real 3D Mario game you can play on your computer?
Here’s the trailer for it, showing off a ton of awesome features and levels:
All in all, it looks like we could have an actual Nintendo quality fan game here! And it’s probably gonna be a lot better than Sticker Star too, especially given the presence of actual new content rather than just things recycled from New Super Mario Bros.
It’s a pretty good implementation of the character too, with his model being custom and his speed being at least somewhat altered to match. Here’s a video:
So if you want to try playing through Super Mario 64 as Sonic the Hedgehog for whatever reason, you can view the full post and use the download link provided. Hey, it’s got be better than most attempts at 3D Sonic games prior to Sonic Adventure…