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Latest News / Mario Kart Tour Android closed beta sign-ups begin
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:37:06 PM »
A closed beta for the smartphone-based Mario Kart Tour was announced on the official website. The beta test will run from May 22 through June 4 and is limited to Android phones in Japan and the US.

Applications are available now and close on May 7. To sign up, users must apply on the game's website using an Android phone with a Nintendo Account that is linked to a Gmail account that is also linked to Google Play.

The test is limited and if the number of applications exceeds the maximum number of participants, users will be selected at random.

Link: Mario Kart Tour website

Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« on: October 01, 2017, 06:44:19 PM »
There is a tracking script embedded in the article that breaks the loader when it is blocked. I don't think it was intentionally done, just sloppy.

Mario Chat / Re: A simple question about Yoshi
« on: October 01, 2017, 03:42:41 PM »
Tezuka: Shigeru Miyamoto said he wanted Mario to ride a horse! I think he likes horses. (laughs) When we were making Super Mario Bros. 3, he had drawn a picture of Mario on a horse, and hung it on a wall near where he used to sit. I would look at that and think, "I think he wants Mario to ride something." When we started making Super Mario World, we were working with the concept of a dinosaur land, so I had Hino do art for a kind of reptile.

Hino: The first keyword was horse, so I imagined something rather large and first drew up a creature like a large lizard.

Tezuka: It was like a crocodile. (laughs)

Tezuka: Yeah. It felt out of place to have a reptile suddenly appear in Mario's world, so we went back and talked about how maybe it shouldn't be like a crocodile.

Hino: Tezuka had done a rough sketch and it was cute and pretty good, so I polished up Yoshi into his current form based on that.

Tezuka: That happened relatively quickly. I kind of forced the design though, saying, "It's related to turtles." (laughs)

Sao: That's why, instead of a saddle, what's on Yoshi's back is...

Nogami: A shell. Even after I joined the company, Tezuka kept insisting that it was a shell. (laughs)

Mario Chat / Re: P Switch, P Wing... What's the "P"?
« on: October 01, 2017, 02:32:25 PM »
Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced several enemy-based items:
Jugem/Lakitu's Cloud
Kuribo/Goomba's Shoe
Hammer (Bros.) Suit
and the P-Wing (Patapata/Paratroopa Wing)

The name Patapata Wing was part of the original SMB3 Japanese manual.

However, it also fills the P-Meter, or Power Meter, and derivative power-ups like the P-Acorn don't really make sense with the Patapata name. P also officially stands for Power in the case of the P-Balloon. I'd guess it's the same for the other occurrences.

The N-mark spade card is a reference to Nintendo's playing card designs, which refers to Nintendo.

P.S. your ad blocker is preventing the interview from loading.

Game Help / Re: Super Mario Bros. 2 FDS Side B?
« on: June 18, 2016, 09:08:30 PM »
Many games fit on a single side, so you can put two entire games on a disk.

Site Discussion / Re: Talkback: Super Mario's Release Date Is Missing!
« on: February 19, 2015, 12:37:53 AM »
Some new (old) material was revealed. It's too late to address the release date question, but it does have at least one oddity -- Mario must save "Paula" in Donkey Kong.

Not at the Dinner Table / Re: Google Fiber's Next City?
« on: April 03, 2014, 11:53:09 PM »
Google Play Music has been allowing music uploads since 2011 (up to 20,000 songs free).

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario 3D World
« on: November 24, 2013, 11:15:05 PM »
Okay, time to start the TMK time trials page!

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario 3D World
« on: November 24, 2013, 02:30:39 AM »
So Koopa has a band named Bowser in Japan? Weird.

Video Game Chat / Re: Let's make a New Console feature table...
« on: October 30, 2013, 05:37:02 PM »
Xbox One does second screen through SmartGlass on tablets and phones.

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario 3D World
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:00:30 PM »
Iwata is fluent in English. He's actually better when not on the camera.

Mario Chat / Re: Super Mario 3D World
« on: October 01, 2013, 09:52:54 AM »

Fan Creations / Re: Jdaster64's Mario/MOTHER music
« on: September 21, 2013, 12:16:04 PM »

Game Blog / Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour
« on: August 24, 2013, 05:04:16 PM »
There was no one like him. In the early days, Parkour was just a pastime. But Luigi...The L Man...he made it into a discipline. He could jump higher. He could jump farther. He was everywhere. And then he was gone. He just slid off the map. And went underground.

Finding Luigi documents Luigi's legendary rise to fame in Parkour and his sudden disappearance from the sport. Highlighting the L-Man's signature moves and incredible mechanics, and featuring testimonials from some of Luigi's closest friends and Parkour colleagues, this is one story you won't want to miss!

Nintendo posted this unlisted video onto YouTube, one of their most unique and well done advertising shorts ever. The "documentary" maps New Super Luigi U into the real world where Luigi, the Toad twins, and Nabbit roam the streets and building tops. Watch it through the link below.

Link: YouTube

What if Mario had a robotic band to accompany his travels? Musician David Thompson hooked up an NES to a Raspberry Pi computer, Yamaha Disklavier player piano, and a set of drums driven by solenoids. The Raspberry Pi reads in the sounds generated by the NES, converts them into MIDI piano notes and percussion signals, and triggers the robotic instruments to play along with the game - sound effects and all. Watch the impressive result at the link below!

Link: roboband Youtube

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