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Author Topic: Vidgmchtr's day at the Nintendo World Store  (Read 4126 times)

« on: May 14, 2005, 08:36:54 PM »
It was a lovely day in Manhattan, a great day for a block party....held by Nintendo.





It wasn't a huge block party, but to give you an idea of where it was, it was in Rockafeller Center, close by the skating rink you usually see on TV, near the place where they put that huge tree in every Christmas that you also usually see on TV, and not far from NBC studios. As that banner said, it lasted from 1 to 5 PM. I entered the city around noon, enough time to grab lunch before going.




There was a huge tower in the middle of the street, seperating the regular Nintendo part of the block from the Pokémon area of the block, which I wasn't around.




There were many Gamecube Kiosks featuring various games, at least 15. There were DS and GBA SP kiosks as well. A few of the GCN and DS Kiosks were around and inside this vehicle.




The game featured in the contest was their most recent, Donkey Konga 2. The man in this picture is explaining the rules to the little children (and me).




Different Kiosk, where people practiced the game. Next to it was a registration center for their bi-hourly raffle.




After seeing enough of the party, I went to go inside the store. This was the exit...




...This was the entrance.


I waited in that long line. Fortunately, the line actually moved a few feet every 2 minutes or so.




When we got closer to the entrance, my father decided to take a picture of the DS section.


As we entered, we immediately went up to the second floor via elevator. A staff member was telling a small child to look out the window as we went up. We looked out the window to see that huge vehicle and DS kiosks out the window.




We looked back and saw various GCN kiosks, about as many as there was outside.




I went up to a free one (as did two other eager fans) and played some Melee.




When I finished, I went over to the display cases to see special things.




This one was supposedly a case showing the history of Nintendo's handhelds, from the original Game & Watch to the GBA SP.



The original Nintendo Famicom, next to the NES.


Unfortunately, there were other great things I didn't get a picture of, like various special colors of the GBA SP,  that had designs on them, including the ones that looked like the NES and Famicom controllers, and one that had the Triforce on it. Also, there was a case showing the original Hanafuda cards made back in the late 1800's.


As we left, we took a picture of the elevator, which had silhouettes of Nintendo characters (mostly Mario ones).




It was a great day for me.

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 09:24:56 PM »
That was 100% great! I sure wish I could go see this place for myself.

« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005, 09:26:22 PM »
No kidding!  Lucky!  Man, I am so jealous now.  I should be able to go there just because my birthday is coming up soon.  Oh well, maybe some day.  Hmmm... I wonder if LD's mushroom teleporter still works?

So, why are there kiosks outside?  Are those just temporary or will there be covers over them in case it rains?  And how did your match go in Melee?  Did you smash them all good? ;)

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Edited by - Yoshisaurus Rex on 5/14/2005 8:27:22 PM
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2005, 09:30:05 PM »
That was for the special block party, I'm pretty sure they're gone now, but the ones in the store are still there.

As for the match, I won. The two guys in that picture used Mario. I used Yoshi. We played in Hyrule Temple. I jumped around did a few defensive maneuvers in the first part, waiting for one to take out the other. My strategy worked, the survivor was very weak when I got to him.
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2005, 11:16:45 PM »
That was excellent, Vid. Thanks for sharing all of the neat pics and info with us! It's so cool to have an insider's look at the party and grand opening, just like Mß and Deez gave us of the unveiling of the DS. Small though our group here is, it's like we have contacts at all the major Nintendo events! Maybe I'll get to join the group and provide some E3 coverage here soon. ;P

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2005, 11:23:33 PM »
Thanks. Your comment has just brightened my very early morning, Watoad.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2005, 11:53:09 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2005, 12:09:04 AM »
That dude by the exit had a deep voice.

...Like, deeper than Morpheus.
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2005, 08:04:10 AM »
Deeper than Darth Vadar's even?

Does anyone know if Jay Leno or Conan will talk about this killer new store since it opened so close to NBC studios?  I would love to see someone take a tour of the place in a humorous way.

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Edited by - Yoshisaurus Rex on 5/15/2005 7:06:35 AM
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2005, 08:15:36 AM »
Maybe... I guess.

Very cool. I am going to NY soon, so maybe I can go visit the store.

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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2005, 09:54:49 AM »
Heh I was there too yesterday. I was visiting my half brother in Manhattan and we stopped by the Store. We couldn't stay there too long, but it was still very cool. Remember the line to get the Mystic ticket for Pokemon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald? Crazy! Luckily, I didn't have to wait on the line. I just snuck behind the guys giving out the ticket at the booth and got them that way (one for me, for my sister, and for my friend). I wish I could've stayed there longer, but oh well.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2005, 11:30:52 AM »
What did the Mystic ticket do?

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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2005, 11:54:24 AM »
Does anyone know if Jay Leno or Conan will talk about this killer new store since it opened so close to NBC studios?  I would love to see someone take a tour of the place in a humorous way.

The Tonight Show isn't filmed in New York. It's filmed in California. As for Conan, I don't think so.


Heh, this'll probably make you even more jealous, I've got tickets to see his show next month.


Heh I was there too yesterday. I was visiting my half brother in Manhattan and we stopped by the Store. We couldn't stay there too long, but it was still very cool. Remember the line to get the Mystic ticket for Pokemon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald? Crazy! Luckily, I didn't have to wait on the line. I just snuck behind the guys giving out the ticket at the booth and got them that way (one for me, for my sister, and for my friend).


Oh, really? Seeing as I don't know what you look like, I didn't see you. Unfortunately, I didn't go to the line for the mystic tickets. I'm not very interested in Pokémon, so I tried to stay away from that section.

Edited by - Vidgmchtr on 5/15/2005 11:15:53 AM

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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2005, 01:00:36 PM »
Finnally! There is an Nintendo store right next to New England. The grand opening day of that store is a day of happiness.
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« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2005, 04:13:00 PM »
The Mystic Ticket allows you to take a boat over to Navel Rock where you can capture the Legendary Birds Lugia and Ho-oh.

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Random Anime Quote: "Wiggle, Squiggle! Look, I'm a mollusk!"
--Freesia Yagyu, Jubei-Chan 2 episode 3.

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2005, 09:09:45 PM »
NO WAY. they had a thing for the mystic ticket there?! argh... i should've brought my fire red.
*smashes head on wall*
i complained so much that they had no events with that around here and bam, i go to one and don't even realize it.

please, someone, hit me very hard.


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« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2005, 09:12:12 PM »
*Hits Meowrik very hard*

Ah, that felt good.  Thanks, Meowrik!  I've been wanting to hit someone/something for a very long time!

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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2005, 02:05:22 AM »
*sigh* If only I lived in New York...

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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2005, 04:38:41 AM »
I'm taking a field trip to NY on Friday, but sadly without a doubt I won't be able to visit the Nintendo World Store.



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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2005, 09:51:38 AM »
I'm really lucky to live so near Manhattan (I live on Long Island). Wish I knew they they are going to give out the Aurora Ticket.

 Random Manga Quote:
"You''re in love with her, but you''re too scared to deal with it. So you walk around like you got a permanet chip on your shoulder."--Kensuke Yura. Girl Got Game volume 8 chapter 1.
Random Anime Quote: "Wiggle, Squiggle! Look, I'm a mollusk!"
--Freesia Yagyu, Jubei-Chan 2 episode 3.

« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2005, 12:23:26 PM »
I live on Long Island as well.

Suffolk county, to be exact.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2005, 09:09:41 PM »
ditto. also Suffolk County. Patchogue to be exact..er


just stopping in for my once in a blue moon visit.
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Sometimes we need to routinely step over the line in order to remind ourselves where the line actually is.

« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2005, 10:08:51 PM »
Yeah, well I live somewhere else.

Edited by - Vidgmchtr on 5/17/2005 9:39:05 PM
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« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2005, 04:31:13 PM »
Suffolk, huh? I live in Nassau county.

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--Freesia Yagyu, Jubei-Chan 2 episode 3.

« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2005, 05:36:58 PM »
Get out of my house!  Oh, man, you are the luckiest guy on earth!  I'd do almost anything to go there.  I'm glad that they put SMB3 on top of the NES.  I'm glad because whenever I'm talking to someone about the NES, they always comment on how SMB was the best game for it.  And I can tell when someone is a big Mario fan or not.  But you got that game WITH the NES!!!!  I think SMB3 is so underrated sometimes.  And I still think it was one of the best games for the NES.

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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2005, 12:05:16 AM »
Well, after seeing a message in the mailbag about the Nintendo World Store grand opening, I decided to revive this little thread of mine, to show that it's been around a bit longer.

Heh, "Nintendo World Correspondant"...
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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2005, 11:12:29 AM »
Good idea.  I thought about this topic when I read that.  Do you know if there's going to be any more stores like this in big cities?

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